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  1. I think the main battery gave up on life.

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Today as I was driving home, the ICE stopped running and the check engine light illuminated, I managed to coast into my driveway and attempted to restart the car, upon pressing the button all I got was the " Initializing, please wait" message for about 10 seconds then fade to black, even...
  2. 2013 Happy with my battery after 7-ish years

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    The last two mornings that I've started up my 2013 Volt, the Guess-O-Meter has predicted 46 miles! I only have 58,000 miles on the odometer, of which 68% are electric (it would be about 99%, except for a number of road trips to see my son in Chicago). I think the 46-mile prediction suggests...
  3. Brake Warning Lights after "Hard Reboot"

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I recently went to fill the completely depleted gas. I got the car to a station and filled it, only to find the Charing System Light (12v) was illuminated and the car would not start. As I tried and failed to Initialize, it would tell me various systems were shutting down. A dashboard full of...
  4. 2012 Volt Propulsion power reduced in warm weather

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone has run in to this, or can give me any advice. I have a 2012 volt, my wife was driving it 4 weeks ago running more errands than usual and depleted the battery, weather was warm, about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. She pulled out of the parking lot and received message-...
  5. Engine Icon on my Display with Yellow Arrow

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I read through the user manual and talked to the service tech at the dealer and could not find an explanation of this icon which is on the right side of the display in the Classic Enhanced configuration:
  6. Happy 4th to You, and a question about jumping (i.e., battery)

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    First of all, a happy Independence Day to all of you. We're having friends and family over to grill burgers on the deck and to swim in the pool, except that it's going to storm, and we'll all be squeezed inside the house instead. Anyway. A few days ago I took my jumper cables out of my Volt...
  7. 2019 Volt: Not fully charged?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hi all! On Wednesday morning, the 15 hour charge on my Volt battery gave me 48 miles. On Thursday morning, I went to drive my car to work and found that after 12 hours of charging, my battery charge was at 30 miles So, this morning, I checked it after charging 15 hours and it says that I have...
  8. ERDTT bypass sensor side effects & problems?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Greetings all fellow Volt drivers and experts. I have a bit of information to share after having installed joesonvolt's ERDTT bypass temperature sensor I bought on eBay. I have a 2018 Volt Premier, the Cajun Red (or is it Crystal Red?) paint color, that I bought and began driving at the end of...
  9. ELR warranty

    Cadillac ELR Owners Forum
    trying to post again: new ELR owner having just traded my '13 Volt with 29k for a '14 ELR with 28k. Volt continued to offer 35 mile range whereas ELR is only showing 25 on full charge. is this an indication of a failing battery pack? relative to warranty, the car was originally sold and title...
  10. 2017 Volt Premier - Battery Saver Activate/Engine Oil Control Circuit

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hello, I am having issues with my Volt which is starting to get frustrating. About a month ago I had a DTC code shown "P06DE" Engine Oil Pressure Control Circuit Stuck On Confirmed". It would then state on the dash "Reduced Propulsion Mode" however it never lost any power. This coded cleared...
  11. Excellent 2 hour video on 2018 Volt battery

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Not sure if this has been already mentioned, but here is a very detailed tear-down of the 2018 Volt battery.
  12. Expected Volt Battery Life

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    With GM’s decision to discontinue the Volt I had a couple questions for the forum relative to the expected battery life of a Volt. I usually keep my cars 10-15 years and have been averaging about 7k miles a year on my Volt in the two years I have owned it. So based on that it would take me...
  13. Cold Weather Battery Drop-Off

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Nine months of ownership for my 2018. When the weather was warm, my electric range after charging said 63-65 miles. Now the weather is cold (30s and 40s) and it's dropped to 45 miles. I expected a drop-off but that seems pretty big. Is that normal? Thanks, all.
  14. Had dealer issue with "Reduced Propulsion" error, then received this in mail

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Had dealer issue with "Reduced Propulsion" error, then received this in mail Okay guys, long story short. We had "reduced propulsion" issues with car, brought to local dealer. Gave me and explanation that the issue was a faulty 12v battery. Not under warranty. So, I replaced for $150 with...
  15. Battery Cell Management voltage variations

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    Anyone know what the acceptable variation in the cell voltages is suppose to be. Mine varies between 0.2 fully charged to 0.5 volts discharged. The dealer says that is normal. I don't believe him. This all started after my stator bearing was replace (loud whining noise).
  16. White/silver car better for battery?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi, folks - I am looking to buy a Gen 1. According to an article I can't link to (because I am too new to this site), it could be easier on the battery if I get a white or silver car: "Silver and white cars are cooler, says study (Oct. 25, 2011) - The researchers had two cars in the sun for...
  17. Battery Meter Exhibits Strange Behavior

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Have a question I hope someone can help me with regarding the battery gauge/meter. For reference I have a 2015 Chevy Volt Premier. When full the meter reads 45 miles of range. I begin driving and the meter counts down mile by mile as expected until it hits 39 miles range. Then within the...
  18. When do you charge it?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Seems like a basic question but I am getting conflicting answers. Bought a 2018 Volt LT about 3 weeks ago and want to make sure the main battery lasts as long as possible. I didn't see anywhere in the manual if it is okay to charge the battery at any time or only when completely dead. I...
  19. Why does my Gen1 do this? Seems to deplete the first 3kwh of charge *FAST*

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2013 chevy volt. My workplace is 35 miles away. If I leave the house, my "charge meter" says I estimate about 40 to 38 miles usually. as soon as I start driving, the meter drops... almost instantly.... its 40....39..38...37..36.. and then sits at 29 and begins...
  20. issue with battery or battery management system, missing 20%

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have Opel Ampera 2013, 90.000km / Chevrolet Volt ssue with battery or battery management system: Wheen charging battery to full: 1. everyting is O.K. until around 80% SOC-U approx. 1.5 hour to complete charging 2. around 80% SOC-U electric current drop under 1kw (16A charging station) 3...