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  1. 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:
  2. Some curiosities about the Volt we just adopted.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    First, I wonder if the steering wheel is supposed to have some level of play in it or not? With the car off and thus no steering assist, I can wiggle the wheel and it feels like it's got actual slack, not just the usual play of the tires at the "resting position." I'm still able to control the...
  3. Volt II Engine RPM vs. Mass Airflow Chart (and HP estimate)

    Propulsion Systems - Chevy Volt
    Gen II Volts don't tell us much about what is happening in our 1.5L L3A engines when they start to produce KW to power the drive system. I was curious so I connected a monitor to the OBD port and generated a file that included the engine speed and the mass airflow over a period of about ten...
  4. ICE General question

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    I've had my Volt for a few months now. My daily commute is 37 miles total. My question is does the volt start the ICE once and a while if it is never run? I mean if I drive to and from work for years then suddenly have a situation where I will run the vehicle out of charge and need the engine to...
  5. 2017 Volt Engine/Drivetrain

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    I bought a 2017 Volt last week to replace a 2013 I've had for nearly 5 years. It's a nice upgrade, particularly the longer EV range, improved efficiency, LED lighting, and improved interior/user interface (yay, actual buttons). It drives great on electric, but on gas.....not so much. The gas...
  6. Engine Efficiency

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I drove my new 2018 Chevy Volt today for a longer trip than normal. In particular, I drove it for about 200 km. The first 95 km (approx.) was completely driven using EV. I let the charge drop to zero to see how the gasoline engine would perform. I was disappointed to find that I used about...
  7. Engine Replacement

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Found out from GM I have a blown head gasket and a leaking rear main on my GEN1 Volt. GM wanted $3300 just to do the Head gasket. I located a totaled Volt near near that has a completely crushed rear end with 37,621 on the OD. I paid ($538.75) for the motor on the spot and will be going to pick...
  8. How long do VOLTs last?

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    I own a 2014 Volt with 55K miles on it, about 90% are electric miles. I have aftermarket extended warrantee for up to 5 years. I normally trade in cars at 4 years, but I know that Prius' batteries have shown long life and I am wondering how many years I might be able to hang on to the Volt...
  9. 2016 Volt - Engine/Transmission Issues or Is This Regular Performance??

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Gen2 Volt
    Hi! Just purchased a used 2016 Volt and it's great. But I've noticed when it's in Hold Mode or even more so when the battery is completely depleted and I'm forced to use gas, I've noticed the loss of power a bit as if it's in too high of a gear sometimes. It's the equivalent feeling of if you...
  10. DIY Volt Engine maintenance?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I recently got a repair quote from the Dealership. My 2 and 4 cylinders are misfiring. Needs new coil pack and the throttle body cleaned with new sparkplugs. My question is: How does one start and stop the engine on demand while it sitting in the garage? Is there a switch you can...
  11. 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...
  12. Cleaning the engine

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Sorry if this has been addressed prior, but what is the best way to clean under the hood? Everything is pretty dusty and dirty. I couldn't find a thread that talks about this.
  13. Engine running due to battery temp observations

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Well, I just got home after my car was parked outside in -18 to -21C for nearly 10 hours. I wasn't expecting the battery to be locked out so easily (people quoted 'days' for this kind of thing to happen), but instead of normal ERDTT to greet me (which I hate enough as it is), the car hesitated...
  14. Glitch: Computer Reports Zero Energy Use

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I hadn't seen this mentioned before and didn't get any hits when I searched, so I figured I'd check to see if anyone else has experienced this glitch. I left to run an errand this morning with a full charge. When I turned my car off, I did a double-take as I realized the energy usage screen...
  15. Check Engine Light and Propulsion Power is Reduced

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    2012 Volt - Check Engine Light and Propulsion Power is Reduced For about the sixth or seventh time in the past year, charging was interrupted and the check engine light appeared in our 2012 Volt. On the drive home, my wife connected to OnStar and they advised of two error codes: P1E98 - High...
  16. New car smell? Not!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Just leased a new 2014 Volt last Friday night and took it for a shakeout ride the next day. At about the 40-mile mark, when the ICE kicked in, I began to notice an industrial, acrid odor (like a car fire). We were on the highway in stop-and-go traffic (on the Cross Bronx Expressway headed to the...
  17. Engine over 70mph?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi, This might be a rumour, secret or I've misunderstood it lol. When driving over 70mph in a Volt, does the gas engine generator link to the wheels for added acceleration? Thanks.
  18. Fuel grade for GM's new 3 cylinder engine?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I was just curious if anyone knows what grade of fuel this new engine will require? I'm on my phone and I find it hard to research the forums on this stupid thing to see if this has already been discussed. I read a couple articles but it makes no mention if the engine will require premium or...
  19. Wait... why did my engine turn on? (Hot day.)

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Spent the day driving around on all EV... no radio, AC, etc. Nothing! I drove about 50 miles, and about 35 miles into it, I stopped at Target for awhile to juice up a bit more. However, once I pulled into my driveway, I plugged in and about 5 minutes later, the engine turned on. It was a...
  20. Chevy Volt 2014 New Engine?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi I am considering getting a 2013 Volt, but i have been reading about how the 2014 Volt is getting 2.0 L Turbo engine. have you guys heard anything about that being true?