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  1. "Engine Not Available"- Stranded- my story

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have a 2013 Volt with 53,000 miles. I'm the second owner for the last two years. Overall I have been very happy with my ownership experience, but a couple of weeks ago I had a breakdown. I did learn from the experience so I hope I can pass some useful information along. I was in the fast lane...
  2. Fixing a Water-Damaged Engine

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I recently got caught in a flash flood and quickly found water coming over my hood for a couple hundred feet. The battery was not charged so I was driving with the gas engine only. The gas engine immediately shut down and the reserve battery engine kicked on so I could get to high ground. I...
  3. Brand New 2018 Volt needs NEW ENGINE after 429 miles!!

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    So I just leased a brand new 2018 Volt, and 3 weeks after I drove it off the lot, my engine needs replacing!! During the 3 weeks, I mostly drove it on electric power. Last week, I used the last of my electric miles driving to a restaurant. After dinner, I get into the car to see that the car...
  4. How common is the "Engine Not Available" situation?

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    I was planning to buy a 2017 Volt, but in researching it I discovered this recurring situation on forums like this one and review sites of the Volt losing propulsion power while driving. The driver then sees "Engine not available" on the dash and the car has to be towed. How common is this...
  5. My Volt 2016 just died while driving on the freeway! Almost got into an accident

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    My wife was driving on a busy freeway. As soon as the battery depleted she heard loud grinding noise, she almost completely lost handling and miraculously was able to pull to the shoulder. "Engine is not available" message appeared. Car was completely dead. OnStar were not even able to perform...
  6. Propulsion Power Reduced + Engine Not Available (yellow check engine)

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hello, I just bought a 2012 Chevy Volt, I'm driving and all of a sudden the Propulsion Power Reduced, Engine Not Available warnings and yellow check engine symbol appears, plus sometimes I get hard time starting to move, I put in D and nothing happens, just the bubble that resembles my driving...
  7. Engine Not Available - Power Reduced - Service Soon

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    About 10 days ago I was driving my 2015 Volt [17,000 miles] in HOLD mode, radio on and AC off, when an error message came up on the dash saying 'engine not available, power reduced - service soon' The yellow engine service light came on, the engine turned off, and I drove home on the batteries...
  8. Engine Not Available Propulsion Reduced error

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I just want to share my experience yesterday with "Engine Not Available Propulsion Reduced". First i'm driving a used 2012 Volt, so i have very little history of the vehicle other than my inspections and driving for the past 4-5 months. Up until last month i've been charging my car, but...
  9. #1219 Same problem as "#126 Died in Baltimore"

    Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    While driving in Extended Mode (gas) when the following events happened: I had just exited the highway and was about two miles from home,when the display read, PROPULSION POWER IS REDUCED, engine malfunction light came on, as well as the msg, "LOW" next to the fuel gauge. However, I still had 4...
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