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  1. it's winter, but AC always comes on...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    OK, just to get this out of the way - Auto Defog is turned OFF. Besides that, it's currently clear and very low humidity. What's happening is that no matter how warm we set the desired temperature in our 2014 Volt, the Air Conditioning Indicator on the Climate Screen will almost always go to...
  2. Air Conditioning Not Working

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey everyone, I drive a 2013 Gen1 Chevy Volt and have been having some problems with my A/C. Recently I was not getting any cold air from my eco or comfort settings. The fan still blew air, the heater still blew hot air, and the heated seats still worked. The check engine light came on the other...
  3. AC Solar Sensor and varying fan speeds

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm wondering if anyone is experiencing a noticeable variation in fan speed while in AUTO mode. I understand from reading the owners manual that the solar sensor (located on top of the dash) is partially responsible for change in fan speed based on the angle of the sun and how intense the sun...
  4. Fan Only setting blows cooled air on very hot days?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    First time Volt buyer question - I just bought a 2015 Volt and noticed that on the recent HOT days (over 95 degrees, feels like 108+) the fan only setting blows cooled air. Is this due to the Volt automatically cooling the battery? The Climate Efficiency reading runs at only 7% to 9% (the same...
  5. Poor A/C Performance Weak Airflow Normal?

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    My 2012 Volt (113k mi) is at the dealer for an unrelated check engine repair (another thread...) but I am taking the opportunity to have them check the HVAC system for a problem with very weak airflow. Maybe I am mis-remembering but I just don't recall the AC on Auto being this anemic (on...
  6. 2017 Volt fan speed reduces during phone or directions

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    I know this is one of those 1st world problems, but, I am new, and just want to learn, so I appreciate your indulgence with this question. With the Air Conditioning on and the fan speed at a fast/high speed, the fan speed reduces when directions are being given or if the phone is engaged. I...
  7. Air conditioning not working

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Having purchased my 2016 in the winter and living in the SF Bay Area, I haven't yet needed air conditioning. This last weekend, however, I took my 2016 into the hotter Central Valley of California, and after a day in the sun, the car was hot and so was I. So I pushed the "max" button, turned the...
  8. 2015 Volt makes a lot of noise in gas mode, drive is not smooth

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I believe this may be a common topic , however, I would like to get an expert opinion on this: I recently got a 2015 Chevy Volt. It runs very smooth in EV mode. No complaints there. As soon as car goes in gas mode, drive is very bad. It feels like car is getting pulled. Engine makes a lot of...
  9. Air Conditioning in Extreme Heat

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Here in Las Vegas we are in the middle of a hot week. Yesterday, after driving for about 15 minutes, my car said 114 degrees. My air conditioner was struggling to get cold... Is this fairly normal? I was planning on taking it to the dealership this week to have them check to make sure it is...
  10. Climate Control "problem": AC comes on, even when I am in Fan Only mode

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    Hi everyone. I've noticed that when I am in Fan Only mode that the AC will come on, even when the interior temperature and outside temperature are equal. What do I do to use only outside air? I've tried everything and it will still cycle back on and go from 3% usage to 22% usage or more. ECO...
  11. A/C unable to go to ECO mode (w/video) - 2014 volt

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi folks: Love the Volt so far - have driven 1833 miles in first 30 days with 95 MPG! Super happy so far. Hopefully this is something simple or my user error! I am now facing this problem intermittently - the A/C is unable to go to 'ECO' mode but 'Fan Only' or 'Comfort' work just fine. I...
  12. Hong Kongs bans engine idling at stops

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Drivers who idle while stopped face fines. Electric cars like the Chevy Volt are exempt, allowing drivers continued air conditioning in Hong Kongs hot weather. http://asiancorrespondent.com/73600/idling-engine-ban/ I heard one company is already announcing solar panel retrofits to power cars A/C.
  13. Musky Smell Comming From A/C

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Is anyone getting a musky smell comming from their A/C unit. It started a few days ago. I have advised my chevy volt advisor and awaiting his reply. I was just wondering if anyone else is having the same issues .. We have 2 volts and it is the same on both of them. Running the car does not make...
  14. AC cycling with heater on

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    After a few days of Volt ownership, I've noticed an unexpected behavior in the climate control system: with the heater on in either Eco or Comfort mode, the AC compressor cycles on and off briefly (periods of 1 to ~ 30 seconds), and naturally the center stack's AC indicator changes in sync with...
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