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  1. Use, Care & Maintenance - Gen 2 Chevy Volt
    Have been getting occasional "service parking brake" messages, which make ACC temporarily unavailable (as does rainy days, fog, full moons, etc, but I digress) Turning it off and back on clears the message. Parking brake sounds like it works when I test it. The really odd thing is, when this...
  2. Wheels, Tires, Brakes - Gen 2 Chevy Volt
    Hi all, I've been looking through some posts about brake replacements / pad life, and haven't heard much about aftermarket pads. I find that the OEM pads do not inspire confidence when braking. There is just no 'bite'. Getting the car to actually STOP when driving at low speeds, down hills...
  3. Use, Care & Maintenance - Gen 1 Chevy Volt
    I am curious if anyone needed a brake pad replacement so far, oldest Volt being 10 years old. If you did, I'd appreciate if you can give some info about your car and your driving habits. Like: Year your car manufactured Year you acquired it Your average yearly mileage since you owned it Your...
  4. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    Recently I noticed off and on my rear brakes grinding , and now my back left rim is completely rusted and all my tires are new. Also where I live it doesn’t rain a lot or snow Any thoughts?
  5. Use, Care & Maintenance - Gen 2 Chevy Volt
    Hi, I brought my 2018 volt (25,000 km) to the dealership for regular inspection and one other thing. I live in Ontario where they use lots of salt in the winter. The guy from service called me to say that my rotors are rusted and he needed to machine them, and also that I needed an alignment...
  6. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    Hi, my "new" 2014 Volt developed a peculiar, faint thumping or rumbling (not a 'clicking') noise from the front end when deaccelerating in L or if braking in D. The car has 44,000 miles on it. The sound was most prominent if slowing while turning right, like into a parking lot, etc. The...
  7. Use, Care & Maintenance - Gen 1 Chevy Volt
    I've had my pre-owned 2015 Volt LT (18.4k miles) for over a month now. In that time I have used it a lot, but mainly for driving around Seattle, and the ICE and the mechanical disc brakes have not been used even once. I'm concerned that if this pattern of driving continues, some deterioration...
  8. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    Hello All, I’d like to share my traumatic experience with my 2015 with less than 18k, Ashen grey on the outside and black interior with shiny chrome wheels. It’s well equipped with leather, Nav, Bose Audio and backup camera. On May 13th, approx. 11:10am, clear and sunny 75F Redondo Beach, CA. I...
  9. Generation 2 Chevy Volt (2016-2020)
    I understand that Gen 2 Volts cause the brake lights to come on when the car is regenning in "L" drive mode. So if you push the gas and speed up or stay same, no lights, but if you take off gas and slow down, lights. Is that the correct way it works? Is there a way to stop the lights since Gen 1...
  10. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    I will have driven my 2012 Volt two weeks as of Friday. Observations: 1) I'm a fan of L driving. I am obsessive compulsive about braking, and L driving suits me just fine! 2) I'm getting 38 ish miles per charge. I won't be able to charge faster until I have an outlet installed, but am doing...
  11. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello, I am getting a strange pulsation in my brake pedal, which I saw was actually reported in another post here http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?13642-List-of-Various-Volt-Noise-Bulletins-(with-potential-caues-and-possible-solutions) But I am also getting a weird sliding thump only...
  12. Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    I took my 2012 Volt with 50+K miles on it in for inspection recently and they said the rear rotors were so badly rusted that they needed to be replaced to pass inspection. Neither the pads nor the rotors were badly worn. The mechanic took some time to explain the issue to me and apparently...
  13. Nissan
    Nissan is recalling 46,859 electric cars to fix the brakes. The recall involves the 2013 to 2015 Nissan Leaf electric cars. The Leaf may have brake trouble in extremely cold weather. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/03/13/nissan-recalls-46859-leaf-electric-cars-fix-brakes/81724366/
  14. Chevy Volt News, Events
    My brakes are squeaking on my 2012 Volt. Is it OK to take to my regular mechanic?
  15. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    I am a new owner of a used 2012 Volt. After I actuate the parking brake, and release the service brake pedal, I hear a pulsating sound at a frequency of roughly once a second. The pulsating stops when I re depress the service brake pedal. Is this normal? If not, any ideas of cause? Thanks.
  16. Chevy Volt News, Events
    OK, so the brake job saga continues... Chevy Dealer A told me about two weeks ago that I need to replace the Volt's front brake pads because they were worn down, plus the rotors. Said the rotors cant be turned/resurfaced... because there's a special coating on the rotors. Price = +$600 Now...
  17. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    My brakes (esp rear) have always had the tendency to squeal. Ok.. so yeah we all know by now why the Volt is more susceptible to this.. fine.. I get it. But my problem is more significant than the norm. After about a year, I had a recurring squeal so had the dealer look at it.. the...
  18. Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Not for going, but for stopping. My theoretical Snow / Low traction drive mode would greatly reduce or disable regenerative breaking, forcing the volt to immediately use the traditional brakes, giving me immediate 4 wheel braking. The Volt does great going in the snow as I am finding out...
  19. Chevy Volt News, Events
    A RECALL? A total of FOUR Volts. Four? Whatever. Wait until Fox gets a hold of this... We can always count on The Detroit News for the very latest automotive news: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130627/AUTO0103/306270102/GM-recall-four-12-Volts?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s
  20. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    "Mitsubishi is recalling the i-MiEV electric car for brakes that may lose power assist, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration." (read more...)
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