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  1. Tesla Model 3 Safety Rating

    Tesla
    Telas is claiming the Model 3 has “the lowest probability of injury of all cars the safety agency has ever tested.” Here's the details on that claim, along with videos, charts, and illutrstions: https://jalopnik.com/how-tesla-made-the-model-3-so-safe-1829610576
  2. How to turn off the "Good Bye" voice?

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I bought my 2013 Volt about 10 months ago. About 6 months ago, I took it in for a software update, to fix some random crashes of the touch screen. No crashes since. However, I don't remember this before the update: the car now says "Good Bye!" to us every time I turn it off and open the door...
  3. LT vs. Premier- are the Upgrades worth the added cost?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I have never had a car with features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Low-speed Front Automatic Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam® headlamps, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. For that matter, my...
  4. LED brake light upgrade: slow motion video comparison

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Inspired by forum members Teksavy and Milivolt I did LED brake light upgrade mentioned here: http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?205018-LED-quot-bulb-quot-upgrade...-hit-some-roadblocks Obviously LEDs have many benefits—I upgraded all of a home lighting to LED bulbs a few years ago—but I...
  5. Stopped Volt vs. Mack truck

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    The Volt was stopped, and the brake lights did not stop it from being rear-ended. The Volt sacrificed itself and the driver was spared serious injury or death. http://www.torquenews.com/1/chevy-volt-owner-only-gets-minor-bruises-after-being-hit-mac-truck
  6. Fireproof Li Batteries?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    FWIW: http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/01/27/elegus-technologies-lithium-ion-kevlar-university-michigan-ann-arbor/22403429/ "The innovation promises to prevent the type of fires that occurred in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner airplane, whose advanced battery system was prone to...
  7. Door locked from smashed window

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi, long time lurker (2009) first time posting. I have a 2013 Volt, just hit 8k miles. I was out for dinner the other night and had my passenger rear window broken by a vandal. I opened the door and cleaned the broken glass out right then and there. The next day I took it to the glass repair...
  8. NY Times: More details on the results of recent IIHS tests of Volt, Leaf, etc.

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    The NY Times just published some additional details of the results of the recent IIHS small overlap frontal crash tests of Volt, Leaf and other small cars. The full article is here...
  9. just got a recall notice from my dealer, what is this about?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Got a postcard today for a recall on my 2012, anyone know what this is about?
  10. Non powered drive while in ACC (Service mode)

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2013 Volt. I often place the car in ACC (or Service) mode when the vehicle is stopped if nothing else but to listen to the radio and operated my windows while sitting in the car. To enter this mode, I simply press the power button without placing my foot on the brake for 10 seconds...
  11. Precondition questions from a simpleton

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi Twp specific precondition questions for my 2013 Volt I have witnessed during a recent cold spell how rapidly heat drains power and i want to start preconditioning. - are there any safety concerns about starting the car while plugged in with the garage door closed? Id like to do a...
  12. Are Push Button Cars a Safety Issue?

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Do keyless entry and push-button ignitions pose the risk that drivers will forget to turn their cars off? http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/In-Gear/2012/0916/Push-a-button-start-a-car.-Easy-but-is-it-safe "Volts and other hybrids have push-button ignitions, and some are arguing that those...
  13. Safer brake lights

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Add an accelerometer to detect when the Volt is slowing due to driving in "Low mode" and make the brake lights turn on. (In addition to when pressing the brake pedal.) Kinda the same way as we don't have a "gas pedal" any more, the "brake lights" should be called "deceleration lights".
  14. CR Survey: 73% to Consider a Hybrid, Diesel, EV

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Some 73% of those surveyed said they would be willing to consider an alternatively fueled vehicle, like a hybrid, diesel or a full electric car. More than a third of consumers, some 37%, cited fuel economy as the most important consideration in buying their next car. Quality came in at 17%...
  15. Pressure Washing Engine Compartment?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Anyone know if it's safe to clean the engine area with one of those car wash pressure washers? Just thinking of the day it looks all dusty and dirty in there. I'm leery of the orange stuff, if you know what I mean.
  16. Shocking Building Management response to my request for charging my Volt

    VOLT Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) Archive Only
    I live in an apartment building with a closed three-store garage. When I asked building management to use electric outlet located right on my parking spot to charge my Volt, they sent me the following response: Dear Mr. XY The Board of Directors has discussed your request to install an...
  17. IIHS Gives Chevy Volt top safety ratings

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Chevrolet Volt top safety ratings in some of the first-ever tests of electric cars by the insurer-funded research group. The Volt earned top scores for front, side and rear-impact crashes and for rollover crash protection, according to results...
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