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GM announces Volt battery fire solution

A coolant leakage is causing battery fires in Chevy Volts.

General Motors has announced a fix to stop battery fires in Chevy Volts.

GM says it will modify the plug-in car to strengthen the protection around the battery. It's calling the modification a "customer satisfaction" action, not a recall. GM says the fires were caused by battery coolant leaking onto an electronic board.

The company says it only had 250 of its 8,000 Volt owners ask for a loaner vehicle or to have their car bought back.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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