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  1. 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...
  2. What would be your ideal Electric to Gas range ratio?

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Taking limitations into consideration, for me, I'd say 1/3 electric 2/3 gas, for example, 100 miles electric; 200 miles gas. I think 50/50 too. I'd even go for 100 miles electric range; 100 miles gas range.
  3. Driving on Sport + Low (aka high regen) + gas

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Any of the very knowledgeable engineers \ Volt owners with drivetrain knowledge know if its OK to drive on Low + Sport when running on gas? Low + Sport is awesome :D, it feels like a completely different car, my wife has a fancy (to me) 6 cylinder 280+ HP Lexus ES and the Volt feels just as...
  4. Gas range very low

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hey all, I have a '13 volt. when I have a full tank of gas, the volt says I have between 200 and 220 mi of gas range, not the advertised 300+ miles. my oil life is 75% my tires are all between 34-38psi does anyone know why I am not getting the advertised range, or anything I can do? Thanks!
  5. 2014 Gas Range

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I recently purchased a 2014 Volt. The battery seems to work fine however I don't think I have seen its full potential being that here in KC, MO we are in the dead of winter. When fully charged it estimates 31 miles. I am hoping that estimation it higher with warmer weather however the battery...
  6. Low Battery Coolant 1 week after service -- is driving on Gas ok? Help need advice!

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Today is Dec 19th. One week ago I had routine preventative service on my 2014 Volt. It has about 35K miles on it. Today the "Service High Voltage Charging System" light came on at 2PM PST. OnStar says codes are P1E00, P1FFE, P1FFF. I looked under the hood and the Battery Coolant is...
  7. Real World MPG for Highway on Gas

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Current Situation: I currently own a 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid and I have gotten a lot of miles on it (135,000 and climbing) and my battery capacity is at 70% on the original battery. But I still get around 43mpg in city and when going on the highway without to much wind I get around 38mpg...
  8. 2014 ELR Gas Gauge issues

    Cadillac ELR Engineering and Design
    Just purchased a 2014 ELR here in Atlanta and for some odd reason when the gas tank is filled it only registers 200 miles instead of the 300 miles that it should read. Unless all car reviewers and GM published the wrong specs it sounds like the software isn't properly measuring the total miles...
  9. You CAN Manually Rev the ICE! I did not know that!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I may have missed this before, and I searched the forum, but I witnessed something I didn't know existed.. until yesterday. CONDITIONS: Range= zero Our '13 was in "Park" with car powered on (b/c of dead battery in CS mode.) ICE was off for at least 12 minutes after parking, then came on to...
  10. About to buy the Volt but need a few questions answered

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I'm going to get right to the point with the questions below thank you so much for taking the time and answering them. 1. I have no plans on installing a L2 220v for the following reasons A. You will not save that much money on charging from 110v to a 220v it's the same price your just doubling...
  11. YAY! Our Volt is on the Pier! Can pick it up now!! :-)

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    Some of you know the saga that has been the last 5 weeks waiting, and wagering, and bargaining, and getting approved 3 different times!! But Today is finally the day we get our 2013 Volt!! I am so excited. I will post a few pics later, when we take a nice cruise down to the beach with our new...
  12. Trouble putting gas in your Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Just wanted to share this story in case anyone else is wondering. I admit, it was my fault, but I stopped to get gas and press the button to depressurize the gas tank. I removed the gas tank cap and proceeded to put my credit card in the gas pump and gas up. I was unable to gas up because...
  13. I had to do it (EMM)

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    So, after delaying Engine Maintenance Mode (EMM) four times Saturday night, I did it Sunday and it took 4 minutes and 3 seconds. I planned it so that I was on the freeway. It only ran for 0.6km (0.37 miles) and used 0.12 liters (0.03 gal) of gas. I'm at 92% EV at 471 MPG (lifetime). :cool: I...
  14. The price of gas is killing me!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I saw a similar image a while back with a Leaf and wanted to do one with a Volt on it.
  15. 35 miles? That's it!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Recently, I've had a lot of conversations that go like this... Them: "Wow. So how many miles do you get?" Me: "35 miles to the charge. Approximately." Them: "Yeah, but how many miles can you get out of a charge?" Me: "About 35. Probably better when it gets warmer." Them: "What? That's it?!"...
  16. Didn't even realize the rush on gas in my little NJ town...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    So Sandy came and went here in Lyndhurst NJ and while we finally have power back, not everyone in town does. In fact, only 2 or 3 gas stations in town do. This was the scene this afternoon at one of them. The line of people extended 2 blocks. The line of cars 8 blocks. I hadn't even...
  17. Battery Too Cold to Start Vehicle?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    So I live in Southern California and don't get my Volt exposed too much to any extreme cold weather, with the exception of driving regularly to Mammoth Mountain for snowboarding. I am new to the Volt--not even had it a month, so referring to Chapter 5, Page 44 of my Owner's Manual (see except...
  18. How often and under what circumstances does the Volt force gas burning in EMM or FMM?

    Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    I'm a newbie and am certain this has been previously discussed but I couldn't find it in one thread on this forum. If the Volt is driven in EV mode exclusively, how often does it burn gas in engine maintenance mode (EMM) to keep the ICE happy? and is there any warning? I think I read that if...
  19. Volt Gas Mode Noise

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My Volt is in the shop (picked up new August 6th) being checked out plus getting enhancements which I was unaware of until I called about the problem I was having. I have been running on EV ever since I picked up the car and after more than my usual driving on Tuesday it kicked into gas mode...
  20. Finally bought gas.....5000 miles 8.1 gallons.

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    It felt surreal getting gas after many miles and months. The Volt fuel warning went on early, at 8 gallons even, I filled up when it said I used 8.3 gallons but it topped off at 8.1. This may be because gas in the states is sold by volume, not weight. MrEnergyCzar