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  1. it's winter, but AC always comes on...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    OK, just to get this out of the way - Auto Defog is turned OFF. Besides that, it's currently clear and very low humidity. What's happening is that no matter how warm we set the desired temperature in our 2014 Volt, the Air Conditioning Indicator on the Climate Screen will almost always go to...
  2. I am buying a set of winter tires

    Wheels & Tires - Gen2 Volt
    Hi , i have a 2017 volt and I am buying a set of winter tires and rims. I would just like to change the whole tire from summer tires to winter tires . I understand i need a new set of tmps for the winter ones so there is not error on the dashboard. Do you really need to install the tmps on the...
  3. Plasti Dip Wheels

    Gen2 Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Hello, I purchased a 2017 Volt - Premier. I notice allot of people are plati-dip their rims. I noticed my wheels are showing some chunks taken out of them. I live in Canada and we had allot of snow lately and I am guessing the sand/gravel the road crews put down might have caused this. I was...
  4. Solar Heaters

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    We're coming up on the season where battery range plummets. Given the large amount of space in over the hatch, it occurred to me that I could possibly heat the interior with a solar powered heater. Has anyone tried this? It wouldn't help overnight, but if your car sits in a parking lot all...
  5. Winter wheel & tire setup - Gen 1

    Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    I finally decided to pull the trigger on a winter wheel/tire setup for my 2012. Ordered a set of steelies (X99715N) via Canada & ebay, $300. Ordered a like new set of TMPS sensors #22854866 via ebay $50. Looking at Blizzaks at Costco locally as they have $70 off right now.
  6. Range Drop in Wintertime for Gen 2

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    We saw a brief weather drop down to about 50 degrees for a week or so. During this time, my range went from about 68 mi(when it was high 70s outside) to about 51mi. That's horrific! I'm hoping it doesn't get worse than that, but this is only the fall - can't imagine how bad it will get with...
  7. Cold morning preconditioning

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Good afternoon Yall, 2017 Volt owner for about 2 months. It was 36 degrees this morning and I decided before leaving, I would try to precondition the car. I started it with my OnSTAR app and 10 minutes later when I got in, it was toasty warm. The car was plugged in all night with the 240V...
  8. Advice needed - thinking about a Volt for my daughter at college

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I'll be honest, I have never really considered a Volt, I'm a 4wd pickup type of guy, but a local dealer is advertising a 36 month lease for about $100 per month with 1999 down. HELLO! I have 2900 GM card points/dollars, so I might be able to get the lease down to 65ish a month. Can hardly...
  9. Post pictures of your aftermarket wheel setups

    Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    Share pictures of your aftermarket wheel/tire setups! Winter, summer, whatever setup you have purchased. Be sure to include the make/model of the wheel/tire, sizes, etc.
  10. Nokian Hakkapellita R2 review

    Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    This is a non-studdable LRR winter tire with carbide granules in the compound to give traction on ice. I finally got to use these "in anger" last night and this morning after a record-setting warm autumn and early winter. Last night for the first 20 miles I was driving in 1"-2" of slush at a...
  11. Adding Battery Insulation?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I know it sounds weird, but that is what I am considering. Here's why: I live in Massachusetts and live in a condo where there are no charging stations, what allowed me to drive a Volt is the fact that I can charge at work everyday. This being so, my 2012 Volt sits unplugged every night, and...
  12. Winter weather questions on Volt by Honda Fit owner?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi, I'm WalterC from a very cold windy place in Mass looking at switching from a Fit to a Volt. I've just become aware of Volts and my next car will likely be a volt instead of a Prius. I'll either buy ASAP or wait till spring or summer. Is the included 120 VAC charger OK plugged into outdoor...
  13. Winter Tire Suggestion

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    Hi there, I bought my Volt on Saturday and I love it! I need winter tires though (in Canada) and wondered if anyone had any recommendations? Thanks! T.
  14. 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...
  15. TPMS Reset + EVSE harder to plug in?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello fellow Volt owners, A few questions, I have switched over to winter tires yesterday at a local shop, new michelin xice 3 with TPMS sensors (wow those tires are dead silent!!). When they gave me back the car, they told me that reprogramming the TPMS appeared to be unnecessary as when they...
  16. Winter Tire Sizing Question

    Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    Hey guys, I've searched through older threads but can't seem to find an exact answer. Forgive me if I'm reposting though! I got rid of a 2012 Jeep Compass Limited in favor of the Volt and have a question that is probably a long shot. I live in New England and snow tires are a must in this...
  17. Polar Volt Club

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Well I just thought I would start this thread to bring all the Volt owners that have to travel in the cold... When I mean cold I mean cold 20 degrees and under. This morning I officially ran my Volt in 13 degrees with the seat warmers on and 1/2" down window so the windows wouldn't fog up... It...
  18. Any Good Winter Wipers Found?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Even with the heat on full blast for 20 minutes I cannot keep the windshield clear of snow and ice on my 2013 Volt. It does not seem to be a heat issue as much as poor wiper blades. They leave 4-6" swaths across the windshield where they are not even touching the glass. I never expected GM to...
  19. Tips for maximizing energy use in cold weather driving for the Volt

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    As winter is fast approaching we are now starting to see weather that will significantly affect our electric driving range. After starting to see many posts by users surprised and concerned over their inevitable drop in EV range I thought I would come up with some more extensive tips to help...
  20. Winterize Volt

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi All, I have a 2011 Volt and live in Saskatchewan, Canada and winter is well on it's way. I am wondering if I need to winterize my Volt as it won't be long when it's going to be -20C (-4F) for weeks on end. I better check my windshield washer fluid to make sure it's winter rated and won't...
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