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  1. Gen 1 clearance on rough roads

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello. We are considering purchase of a Volt 2013 so that we have more range than our in town EV gives us. We like dispersed camping options in National Forest areas, but they often come with rough roads (washboard then serious pot holes/rocks. I've read on forums about the very low rubber...
  2. it's winter, but AC always comes on...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    OK, just to get this out of the way - Auto Defog is turned OFF. Besides that, it's currently clear and very low humidity. What's happening is that no matter how warm we set the desired temperature in our 2014 Volt, the Air Conditioning Indicator on the Climate Screen will almost always go to...
  3. HELP please! How to remove the wire harness from 2016 Volt rear seat heater switches

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Gen2 Volt
    Hello, all looking for some help on this one. I consider myself pretty handy but I am stuck on this one. I need to remove the rear lower console in my 2016 volt. When I get it off I cannot find a way to release the small wire harness in the rear seat heater switches. I have looked at every...
  4. White/silver car better for battery?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi, folks - I am looking to buy a Gen 1. According to an article I can't link to (because I am too new to this site), it could be easier on the battery if I get a white or silver car: "Silver and white cars are cooler, says study (Oct. 25, 2011) - The researchers had two cars in the sun for...
  5. No Heat in EV Mode Gen 1 2014

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey all, Before my 2014 Volt goes into the dealer on Monday, I wanted to get some troubleshooting help. When in EV mode, I get a lot of cold air from the vents. I first noticed this yesterday pre-conditioning the car in about 38 deg. F outside temps, and the car was plugged in to L1. On my...
  6. Fan Only selection meanwhile heat on using +80% power

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    I was driving this evening with the fan only mode in the hvac selection. For the first 15 minutes of the drive it was fan half way speed just as usual only drawing 3%, then it shoot up to 80%, heater turned on and warm air started to come out, the temp was set to 70f. Is this normal behavior? I...
  7. 2017 Volt making annoying/sharp humming noise - coming from the front; Heating proble

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    After 3 months of purchase, now my 2017 Volt makes annoying/sharp humming noise, that comes from the front (feels like behind the display, or so). The noise is irritating, piercing to ears, uncomfortable and felt inside even when radio is on. No such sound occurred between July (purchased month)...
  8. Heat stops after Hold mode

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    I recently encountered a strange heating problem with my Volt. I like to start in electric (Normal) mode, switch over to gas (Hold mode) when I hit the four lane highway after about 25 minutes, and then back to electric when I get off the highway twenty minutes after that. As soon as I drop...
  9. Air Conditioning in Extreme Heat

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Here in Las Vegas we are in the middle of a hot week. Yesterday, after driving for about 15 minutes, my car said 114 degrees. My air conditioner was struggling to get cold... Is this fairly normal? I was planning on taking it to the dealership this week to have them check to make sure it is...
  10. Problems with Climate Control

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I seem to be experiencing some climate control problems with my volt. Everything works fine with the exception of the "foot warming. It's blowing freezing cold air at my feet. I suspect I have something set up wrong. Any advise?
  11. Volt winter "dynamics"

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Here in Toronto, as in much of the mid and east of North America, 2013-14 has been a relatively cold winter (unlike our non-winter of 2011-12). This has been my second winter with my 2012 Volt (which I love) and it has performed very well, but I have a few observations and questions. My trips...
  12. In Cabin Fan Gone Rogue

    Software & Programming/Code - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2013 Volt. Yesterday while my wife was driving the car, the fan system suddenly went to full blast and all controls for the fan went dead. The car still ran. My wife drove the car into the garage and called me out before turning the car off. The fan controls on the right side of the...
  13. Sugestion: Use A/C compressor as heat pump!

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Although I took delivery of my (leased) 2012 volt in June, and haven't driven it in winter, that many report the Volt gets significantly lower miles-per charge with the cabin heater running. What I don't understand is why GM would elect to use a resistive heating element (which are very...
  14. Record breaking heat in AZ - thanks for the TMS GM!!!

    Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    My TMS came on for the first time during charging (at least that I've observed since I've had my Volt ) after plugging in to charge a couple days ago. As most of you know, I bought my Volt in Cali last Oct where the rather nice climate that I miss terribly always kept the battery in the...
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