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  1. problem with the brakes - low traction

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello, I just got into an accident with my 2014 volt. I was driving on a local road over a ditch, and a sign showed up on the dashboard, "low traction". That is when the brakes stopped responding, the volt apparently sped up and reared the car in front. I thought I had this "low traction"...
  2. Anyone had their Volt T-Boned and no air bag deployed?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Last weekend, I was t-boned by 2014 Audi A5. I had just shifted into the central lane to take a left, when the other car came out of the gas station and hit me on passenger side. Both my doors were damaged on that side. I was surprised that the air bags on the Audi was deployed, but no airbag...
  3. Amazed that I survive 3 impact accident with airbags failure. Well build vehicle!!!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Although all my 2014 Volt airbags failed in three impact accident, I do believe that car was well build and accounts for me being alive today. The rescue team were astonished by damages of all three cars and why my airbags were only ones not deploy maybe someone in this group can give an...
  4. bye to my 2014 Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Well it is official. My 2014 Volt is totaled after being rear ended by an 89 year old that had been reported as a missing person. He was very confused and thought he was in a different state then where the accident happened. He was swerving off the road trying to avoid me when he hit the...
  5. Crunched my 2011.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Fender bender in my 2011 Volt. Heavy rain and I was number five in a slow speed pile up. No anti skid probably because I was too slow, but slid under the back of an older Toyota pickup. No airbags, but I smelled a metallic smoke? Hit hard enough to throw everything to the floor and the...
  6. Accident Repair - Side Impacts

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was hit the other day at a 45 degree head on low speed. Neither door opens and there is a 1" gap at the top of the door. The window only goes down a half inch and the lock is broken. The back door is cocked. The top of the back door is out a little, the center is pressed against the body...
  7. Accident -- PLEASE HELP

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    First time posting in a while, since I first took delivery of the car. Sorry for the wall of text, but trying to supply all details. This past Friday, June 17 at about 2:45, I was turning left on a green light at a busy intersection in Los Angeles (National and Overland, right off of the 10...
  8. deer accident

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I smucked a deer this morning with my 2013 volt. Did a good job on my front end. Is there anything I need to be aware of as far as towing the car or what I should watch out for at the bodyshop? I was able to drive the car a mile into town, but i was loosing some kind of fluid, so I figure I...
  9. Sniff . . . My Volt was in a 3-car accident . .

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Will this accident affect my warranty? EDIT: Question: Is this fender bender going to affect my warranty??? I'm over 11,000 miles and just getting ready to purchase the extended warranty. Yesterday I was in a 3-car accident which resulted in minor damage to the front and back of my 2014...
  10. NY Times: Powerful Videos of Distracted Drivers and the Consequences

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Dual screen videos (view ahead and driver) used by researchers in latest AARP study of distracted driving. Interaction with passengers and with cellphones were the top two causes of driver distraction. Distractions were the cause of ~60% of moderate/severe crashes. Although the subjects in...
  11. What kind of dash cam do you recommend?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Hi all, After having someone hit my car in a parking lot and taking off...(and before I made my first payment:mad:) I am now looking into getting a dash cam. I have been looking on Amazon and it is almost overwhelming there are so many different types and prices...how do I choose? I live in...
  12. My VoltStats Streak of Miles Without Gas Ended at 49,737 miles

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    It did not end because I ran out if range and switched to CS mode, nor because of a mechanical issue. My 862 consecutive days with 0.0 gas miles ended because of a body shop. Somehow they managed to put 0.13 gas miles on my Volt. The horror! Not sure how they did it as I left it with an 85%...
  13. Have You Ever Actually Been Rear-Ended While Driving in L ?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've noticed, in quite a few threads on this forum discussing the pros and cons of driving in L, some people expressing concerns that by driving in L they are, or could be, inviting being rear-ended by an inattentive driver -- a driver apparently looking for but not seeing any brake lights come...
  14. Rear-ended by moron--a couple questions

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I have had my Volt for just about a year now, and love it. Was even debating buying it after the lease ends in June 2016, unless the 2016 Volt II has some features I can't resist. But, as of today I will probably just turn it in at the end of the lease, since I got rear-ended while making a...
  15. Accident repair help

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I just got my brand new volt and someone rear ended me at a red light, i only have 450 miles on it!! my car "looks ok" but clearly has damage to the bumper etc, his car was totaled, the impact was tremendous so i am worried about other issues that can arise form this, i called my local dealer in...
  16. Tesla Crashes Head-On into Honda Accord

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    A head-on traffic collision in Laguna Beach early Tuesday killed two people and injured another. The Tesla, far outweighing the Honda, pretty much totaled the Honda. The two Honda occupants were declared dead at the scene, while the Tesla driver only suffered minor injuries.
  17. Use your Tesla Model S to get past the maître d'

    Totally Off-Topic
    Okay, it might be cheaper to tip well: http://gas2.org/2013/04/02/tesla-model-s-crashes-through-restaurant-wall/ http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/mar/29/woman-crashes-new-car-into-camarillo-restaurant/?partner=popular
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