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  1. How common is the "Engine Not Available" situation?

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    I was planning to buy a 2017 Volt, but in researching it I discovered this recurring situation on forums like this one and review sites of the Volt losing propulsion power while driving. The driver then sees "Engine not available" on the dash and the car has to be towed. How common is this...
  2. Propulsion system failure on San Mateo Bridge

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Friday afternoon at 1:00pm I was nearly 3/4 across the San Mateo Bridge when I lost power and got a message on the display about the propulsion system failing. There is not shoulder so I moved to the far right lane as the car quickly came to a stop. The next 60 seconds were like a scene out of...