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  1. ? Buying, Selling, Tax Credit, Fees - Chevy Volt
    Test drove a 2013 with 139k miles. I was surprised at how loud the engine was when it kicked on during the test drive, and how I could feel the vibration through the wheel and seat. I took a video with the hood open to capture the sound and uploaded it to YouTube here...
  2. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    In searching for my first [used, Gen 1] Volt, four of the five 2012-14’s I’ve driven have had the very annoying high-pitched ~12 kHz ambient whine during Hold/Regen, even with the rear load decks properly seated. I gather from many threads that most attribute the noise source to the APM (DC-DC...
  3. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    so I just bought a used 2014 Chevy Volt with ~41k miles on it. It appears(ed?) to be in very good condition, at least visually. Gas efficiency and electric range appear within stats. I'm trying to figure out what noise levels are normal. Something sounds off at ~18+ mph upwards to 80 mph. After...
  4. Chevy Bolt EV Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs
    We've had our Bolt going on 3 months and have had what sounds like a creaking noise coming from the front since we got it. It's audible at low speeds and appears to be related to the steering (when stopped and I turn the wheel, the noise is heard). Anyone else experiencing this?
  5. Generation 2 Chevy Volt (2016-2020)
    I took my Volt 2017 for a trip that involved a couple of hours of highway driving for the first time last week. At the end of the highway section of the trip, the car started making noise in the front of the car when starting slowly from stand still . Strangely, the noise would go away after...
  6. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 2 Volt
    When I driving against the wind or higher than 40 mph hear a rattling noise coming from the front, I have checked for any loose components or cables, seems to be related to the speed of the air in front of the car. My next step is to get a couple of ramps and see if there is something loose...
  7. Newcomers, Owner Stories, FAQs
    Hi, I am very new to forums and also a new owner of a 2015 Volt. Today, I have noticed that a compressor like noise could easily be heard from the inside of the car when not in movement. I also noticed that the noise is associated with the climate fan. So fan on noise on. Fan off noise go away...
  8. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    Recently, my 2014 Volt began making a clicking or knocking noise whenever the wheel is sharply turned to the right, such as when turning into a driveway. A shallow right or normal driving inputs are fine. It's just slow, sharp right turns. The sound appears to be coming from the front suspension...
  9. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 2 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)...
  10. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    I will have driven my 2012 Volt two weeks as of Friday. Observations: 1) I'm a fan of L driving. I am obsessive compulsive about braking, and L driving suits me just fine! 2) I'm getting 38 ish miles per charge. I won't be able to charge faster until I have an outlet installed, but am doing...
  11. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    I have a Opel Ampera and few months ago I change my 12v battery and until then my car has a constant noise coming from 12v battery area, more exactly from a fan next to the 12v battery.That fan produces a vibration that transmit to the body of the car and make a constant noise, like a old...
  12. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 2 Volt
    I have a 2016 Chevy Volt with about 3,000 miles on it. When I accelerate in all-gas mode, I hear a click / bang noise coming from the rear passenger side of the car and I'm trying to figure out what it is. It's easier if you hear it for yourself so I made a video with more details (see...
  13. Newcomers, Owner Stories, FAQs
    Hi I just bought my 13 gen 1 off lease this week to give to a daughter. Now without driving a 16, I leased one. It was through a broker and I never have driven one or been in one. It's a LTZ fully loaded. I overall love the car like I did the Gen 1. BUT, it has a rumbling background noise...
  14. Accessories, Apps, Modifications - Gen 1 Volt
    Finally got around to having the wind buffeting kit installed. 2012 Volt w/59K miles. Dealer covered the cost :) PI0642C is the code for the current kit. The kit consisted of upper (paint to match) and lower mirror covers & the black applique that mounts to the door next to the mirror...
  15. Generation 2 Chevy 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...
  16. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    Just in the last couple of weeks, I've noticed an odd thing with my 2014. If it was there before, I didn't notice it. When I have the car in Park (and powered on) and I press the service brake pedal, I hear a clicking sound. It clicks once per press and is solidly repeatable. I can feel the...
  17. Chevy Volt News, 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...
  18. Generation 1 Chevy Volt (2011-2015)
    '12 with 34k miles, all good. Warranty expires in FIVE WEEKS. On the first stop of the day, which is not harsh at all, there's a fluttering or fast ticking noise coming from the right side of the car. The noise occurs just as the car comes to a stop. This occurs ONLY on the first stop. There...
  19. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    I have been getting a lot of high pitched noises in the 2014 Volt I just bought especially when decelerating in extended range mode. The noises are annoying and much louder when the ICE is on and can be headache inducing. Turning up the radio helps, but not always. Unfortunately I did not...
  20. Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen 1 Volt
    I bought a used 2012 volt with 60k miles on it. On the test drive I didn't notice strange noises from the suspension probably because the road wasn't really rough. I can only hear the noise going about 20-40 mph on really rough pavement. On the freeway everything is fine. Going over potholes...
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