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  1. SHVCS Situation - DEC19 Appearance, 2011 Volt

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    All, I apologize for throwing another SHVCS post into the mix, but have had challenges locating a parallel on this forum to my current issue. If someone with experience here can point me to an existing thread suggesting how to resolve this issue, I'll happily look there and delet this post to...
  2. 2013 where exactly to grease parking brake cable ?

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Hello all, Running through some maintenance near the 100,000 mi mark. After changing the trans fluid with ACdelco professional full synthetic. Changing out the spark plugs with NGK iridium and an oil change. I'm a bit lost on the greasing of the parking cable and where to apply it exactly...
  3. All About Volt Coolants

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Had to replace engine radiator. Done and used 50/50 Dexcool with water. Not sure if it was de-ionized water. And topped off the battery and trans cooling systems with the same. So...I think I understand the problems and mistakes I made. But now... 1. Exactly what coolant do I need for each...
  4. Coolant PM Advice

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Long time reader, first time poster. I'm (slightly) overdue for my 5 year coolant systems PM (2013 Volt entered service April 2014, I bought "new" as a loaner with 1,100 miles in August 2014 for $26,500 before the tax credit :o) Love the car and am at 63,000 miles with my only service costs...
  5. Does Chevy do firmware updates on Volts?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I am ready to hit 36K miles on my 2017 Volt and ready to go out of Warranty. My impression of dealer knowledge on the Volt is less than enthusiastic as I find myself teaching the service personnel how the car works. Because of that, I pose the question as to whether there are periodic...
  6. 2013 Volt - Transmission problems attributed to running mostly on gas?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey everyone. I was converted to the Volt after it became apparent the Bolt was not feasible (especially post-2016 election). I've been driving a hybrid since 2012 and proudly touted its reliability and efficiency (even if it lacked most everywhere else). But American-made hybrid innovation was...
  7. Puzzled

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I've received another email that says I need to take my new Volt to the dealer for: CHECK ENGINE, ELECTRONICS AND BATTERY PACK COOLANT CHECK THE SEALANT AND COMPRESSOR KIT EXPIRATION The first time I brought the car in, the service rep said this was merely a way of "gaming" me into the...
  8. "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...
  9. First Oil Change!

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Folks, I just did the first oil change on my 2015 Volt. Some observations: 1) The car needs to be jacked up. Make sure you know where to put the jacks (Google it). 2) The car feels heavier than my other cars (Prius, Yaris). No big deal. 3) The oil filter takes a standard cap wrench ("B"...
  10. Prospective Volt Owner seeks some HONEST feedback about the Volt!!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My fellow gearheads! I've been seriously contemplating buying a Volt, and I am looking for honest feedback, good, bad or indifferent. I owned a Toyota Prius from 2007 to 2013, enjoyed 100,000 miles of trouble free driving, ultimately purchased a 2013 BMW 335is while living overseas in...
  11. Approaching 100k miles... what should I have looked at when I take it in....

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Just turned over 90k miles on my 2011. I have the hatch strut recall and I wanted to take it in to the dealership before I reached 100k miles anyway. I just bought the car used a month ago. I have no idea what maintenance has been done. I'm going to have the tires rotated and oil changed...
  12. 100,000 Miles of Great Ownership Experience

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    My 2011 Volt passed the 100,000 mile mark last Saturday while on the road to South Bend Indiana for a tremendous football victory by Northwestern over Notre Dame, but that’s another story. My ownership experience with my Volt has been almost as exhilarating as the victory of my Wildcats over the...
  13. Battery Coolant and other Fluid Levels FAQ

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    On occasion we read about a Volt owner being stranded or having other issues that require a tow or time in the shop. Sometimes low fluid levels are either the cause or a symptom. Either way, a quick 2 minute visual inspection of the fluid levels once a month is both good practice and could save...
  14. Care, Maintenance & Service FAQ's

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    12V Battery Replacement FAQ Battery Coolant and other Fluid Level FAQ Check battery coolant monthly or risk a tow to dealer Front Bumper Cover Removal Video how to. Jump Starting the Volt from under front hood, or under rear cargo deck Manually Opening Rear Hatch when 12v battery is dead Oil...
  15. 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...
  16. Problems with ChargePoint Stations - Help!

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hello, Proud new Volt owner for the last month.....I have had no issues charging at home with supplied 110 volt unit. I used to be able to charge with 240V Chargepoint station where I work without any problems. For the last couple of weeks however when I plug my car in I get an error message...
  17. Recommendations for maintenance / repairs on SF peninsula?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello Volters, I am a new forum member and new Volt owner. I live on the San Francisco peninsula and am looking for recommendations for repair shops that are competent in performing the scheduled Volt maintenance. There are several dealers in the area, but their reviews on Yelp are mixed at...
  18. FYI: NA ChargePoint Network scheduled maintenance

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    What I just received from ChargePoint (emphasis is mine): From: ChargePoint <[email protected]> To: {PowerTrip} Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 8:53 PM Subject: NA ChargePoint™ Network scheduled maintenance Saturday October 13 0100 UTC (Friday October 12 6:00pm PDT) The North American...
  19. Maintenance Reset Help

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I received my OnStar Subscriber Services email today indicating that my tire rotation is due. I had the service performed this morning at a tire local shop (not at a dealer). I went to the link in the letter where it says I can update the maintenance record but cannot for the life of me figure...
  20. Motor Trend's 2011 Volt Verdict - great review

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Change The Oil More Frequently Than Recommended? This is a very positive review of Motor Trend's long-term test of the Volt. One very interesting finding involves the frequency with which the oil should be changed (i.e. more often than recommended by GM). The only thing in the review that I...
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