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  1. Bluetooth won't disconnect when car off or exited

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    New Volt, a cell call in progress won't switch over from the car bluetooth to handset when car off, exited, or entering house. Dealer says this is normal, but other cars switch over from bluetooth to handset when shutting off or exiting. Any codes to enter to cause bluetooth disconnection on...
  2. Bluetooth Phone Connection rings and broadcasts voice at half speed

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I have a 2017 Volt Premier. This may be an unusual problem, but sometimes, most likely when I've first started driving, I'll make a cell phone call through the radio, and the person's phone is ringing at half the speed and pitch as normal, and when they answer, the speed of their voice is also...
  3. audio quality - bluetooth vs cord

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I'm still considering getting a used gen1 volt and saving a ton of money instead of getting a tesla model 3. I was shocked to learn that teslas don't let you play audio through USB from your phone, only via bluetooth, since bluetooth audio quality isn't as good as USB quality. Can gen 1 volts...
  4. Phonebook update failed

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    2014 Volt Pixel Phone running Android 7.1.2 After pairing via bluetooth the phone and allowing the phone to share everything with the car my volt keeps prompting me with "Phonebook update failed". Has anyone else encountered this problem before, does anyone have any suggestions on resolving...
  5. iPhone hands-free calling stopped with OnStar expiry

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2014 Volt and my 3 free years of Onstar just ended. I did not renew it. Today, I tried to make a call through my bluetooth connection with Volt and instead of putting the call through my speakers, I got a loop recording telling me to press the blue button to renew Onstar. A second...
  6. Chevy Volt LT 2017 Audio System Problems (Aux. input / Bloothooth)

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Hi there, I'd like to personally ask that if you have any of these same problems with your Volt, please report them to GM's T.A.C. department. The more people that report the problem, the more likely it will be fixed with a software update. You're welcome to reference this video and mention...
  7. 2017 Volt: Apple CarPlay doesn't play nice!

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    When I have my Iphone 6s plugged in and running Carplay Maps and I'm listening to the radio, the navigation voice directions will stop the radio and not resume the radio when the voice directions are done. Is there some setting that I need to change? Also, when my Iphone is plugged into the...
  8. Bluetooth popping

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    I get a popping sound when playing anything over Bluetooth for about the first minute or so after my iPhone 7+ connects. Then it goes away. The position of the phone in the car doesn't seem to make any difference. Is anyone else experiencing this, and do I just have to put up with it?
  9. Bluetooth music interruption problem

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hi everyone, I've had a Gen 2 Volt (Premier) since May. For as long as I've owned the vehicle, I've experienced intermittent Bluetooth music interruptions lasting about 1-2 seconds each. These events happen on average once or twice per drive (10-15 miles each way). Music will stop playing...
  10. No physical pause button for media or Android Auto?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Still exploring the nooks and crannies of my new Volt, liking it very much. I think I have been pretty diligent in looking for a physical button to pause playback when listening to a podcast on bluetooth or Android Auto. I know there is an on-screen button that will accomplish that, but I have...
  11. Navagation and Bluetooth features

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    My 2011 Volt came with the complete OnStar package for 5 years. Now that the package has run out, I only need and want 1) the navagation maps UPDATED and 2) bluetooth. Are these features able to be used without going thru OnStar? Cost? 2011 Volt #0644
  12. Using audio with iPhone 6 in my 2012 is really pushing my buttons

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hello all, I recently bought a used 2012 (no nav) and like the car very much - except for the iPhone connection to the audio system. I have an iPhone 6 (iOS 9.02) and the bluetooth connections only enables pure phone features - no music at all. When I plug in the USB it immediately acts as an...
  13. Samsung Note 5 won't sync contacts to 2011 Chevy Volt

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Just got a new Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Android v5.1.1. Nice phone, but won't sync contacts with my car. I can pair the phone with the car just fine. When I get prompted on the phone to allow access to the phonebook, and tell it yes. However, the contacts never get transferred to the car...
  14. Smartphone Navigation and Bluetooth

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi everyone! Short-time lurker and first-time poster. These forums have been a treasure-trove of information for me since I started thinking about getting, and subsequently leasing, a Chevy Volt. Thanks for everything, but there is one thing that I haven't found--I hope this is the right...
  15. 6 month point - two major complaints

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    I started a long list of things I'd like to see changed in my 2013 Volt. Now that I've had it for 6 months, only two bug me like crazy. Apologies if these are addressed elsewhere - A quick search didn't come up with much that applied to me: 1. Bluetooth automatic reconnect. I lived in Europe...
  16. 2014 With Frequent Center Stack Crashes (Nav/Bluetooth related?)

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I had a 2012 for 3 years and had zero problems with the infotainment system. My 2014 I've had for 3 months and have already had the center console lock up about a dozen times. It's always been due to using Navigation, and I suspect Bluetooth is involved too. Is anyone else having these...
  17. Bluetooth stopped working

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I noticed a few weeks ago that my Bluetooth isn't working between my Volt and iPhone. Nothing happens at all when I hit the call button in my car and I no longer see any Bluetooth settings in my Volt configuration. Do I need to restore all my defaults for the Bluetooth to reappear?
  18. The annual iPhone issue, 2014 Edition

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Another year, another new iPhone and another new OS version - and again, its Bluetooth doesn't work properly with my 2013 Volt. The device seems to pair just fine, and the music functions work correctly. But here's where it gets weird: when the phone connects/the car is started, the display on...
  19. Bluetooth Aux showing wrong image on 2014

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I occasionally like to listen to iHeart radio instead of Pandora. I also have the Google Music app installed on my android phone (LG G2). When I listen to iHeart, the album cover and info from Google Music shows up on my center stack screen instead of the iHeart data. Not sure if iHeart data...
  20. Clever update makes Cortana work via Bluetooth

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I just installed the developers preview of windows phone 8.1 Update 1 and they made a change that makes it possible to use Cortana (Windows Phones Siri). You just add a contact to your phone for Cortana and then when you use the "Call Cortana" voice command in the Volt the call is intercepted...