The author can't seem to decide if the Volt should be #4 or #1 on this list. Interesting histories of various vehicles:
Friday the 13th Special: Top 13 Unluckiest Cars
4. Chevrolet Volt – The Chevrolet Volt is perhaps the unluckiest car on this list. The extended-range electric hatchback just can’t seem to catch a break; since its debut as a 2011 model it has become a political football. On top of that, a Volt suffered a high-profile battery fire when the NHTSA failed to discharge a battery properly after a crash test, its assembly line was idled due to slow sales, it was blamed for the "explosion" at GM’s Warren Tech Center, and Fox News talking heads mislead viewers into thinking that the Volt left them stranded in New York’s Lincoln Tunnel.