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  1. ICE Radiator Upper Hose Failure - Engine Replacement

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hey all - 1st time poster. Hopefully this helps another fellow Volt owner. We searched the web and forum for another post or recall on this issue but found no posts. The Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Upper Radiator Hose failed, and a slow leak eventually drained the coolant. The 1st Gen...
  2. Retrofit 2019 heater software to 2018-2016

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Please allow the new feature to defer ICE engagement to lower temperature to be flashed to the prior year Volts. For much of fall and spring I would prefer that the ICE did not run just to provide a little extra unneeded heat.
  3. Is it even possible?:confused: Is it possible to control the engine rpm ?

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hello everyone and thank you for all the good information over the years, I need to diagnose a vibration that only occurs at a mid range ICE RPM. I can not mimic the right RPM just using the gas pedal in park with the hood open. Is it possible for the dealer or even better my self to somehow...
  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...

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    here's the thing. I found an old gauge meter that I used to connect to the OBDII port in my older cars to measure ECT, RPM, Oil pressure, BATT, and some other things. so I decided to plug it in to my '17 Volt an IT WORKS. the thing that I notice is that the oil pressure is obiuosly cero when...
  6. "Therapeutic" Use of ICE and Disc Brakes?

    Care, Maintenance & Service - 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Handling in snow

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've had my '13 Volt for about three weeks now and today I had the opportunity to try him out in icy, snowy roads and very cold temperatures. I may still have the original tires on this one with a little more than 41,000 miles on them. Between the silky smooth power from the electric motors and...
  9. ICE while parked: excessive vibration?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Maybe I'm overreacting but when parked with EPB engaged and without any battery range left, my Volt rumbles/vibrates quite a bit when the ICE comes on for a bit to charge the battery. Every time the ICE comes on, the gauge that represents the ICE RPM revs to about 1/4 of the max RPM range then...
  10. ICE noise and vibration

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    My 2016 Volt is my first non-only-gas vehicle I've ever really driven or owned. I'm looking for some data points about the noise and vibration of the ICE. I am not getting any DTCs, but it just seems uncomfortably loud when it kicks in - even if I am going 60mph on rough highway roads with music...
  11. How to get the best MPG long distance

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I will be taking the Volt on a 500+ mile tour shortly. I am thinking some owners out there have already figured this out and can give me a heads up on best speed. If you are driving on a long trip and after the initial charge running completely on ICE with mostly interstate (55-65 mph) speeds ...
  12. For the EV haters

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I just read an article from Forbes (online) 'Are EV's really that polluting ? Not particularly, but debate has erupted lately that maybe they are.' end of quote. I am not really a numbers guy, but according to this article, the EPA vehicle emission is 8887 grams of CO2 per gallon of gas. So, I...
  13. noob question about ICE starting in cold weather (ERDTT?)

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi kids, so this is my second winter with an early build 2014... love the rig overall of course. I've been lurking at this site for a while, answering most of my questions without needing to post. However, finally I have to break the silence. I bought in late 2013, so I had the choice between a...
  14. 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...
  15. HOLD mode grayed out

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    OK, yesterday I drove to work, it's cold so the ICE ran on and off the whole 19 miles to work. Normal, as it has been doing. I came out of work to drive home and started it up, the ICE kicked on right off, again this has been the normal with the low temps so I did not think anything of it...
  16. ICE running due to no temperature display

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    After work, came back to my volt and the ICE started after I hit the blue button. Nothing special regarding the cold temperature these days. But after a few minutes driving, the ICE was still on so I checked the central consol and... no outside temperature was displayed!!! I had to drive for...
  17. ICE running due to maint. just a couple days after ERDTT.

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi, Had my ICE do a maintenance burn for about 10 minutes Saturday. Thursday it ran for 20 minutes due to cold temperatures, was 0 here. The maintenance was at a higher rpm (going by sound), I was surprised it had to run at all because of running on Thursday. I have a 2013. It ran...
  18. Range Loss due to Transmission Temp

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have been using Torque Pro to monitor my 2012 Volt while driving under different conditions and noticed something interesting this morning. It was 27 degrees and I had the Climate Control set on ECO, and as always it was drawing about 2 kw. As I was driving I saw that as the temperature in the...
  19. Driving an Ampera over water

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Even with reduced battery range due to the extreme cold this is still a viable and practical car.
  20. Why was the ICE running on a Volt plugged into a 240 charger?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Pulled my 2012 into one of the 8 charging stations at the San Jose Airport lot 5 yesterday at 4:30am temp was 41. Next to me was a 2013 plugged into a charger with its engine running and no one around. It shut off while i was walking to the terminal. By the look of the condensation from the...