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I bought our third Volt on Aug 20th 2016. Today it's one year old. So how's it been. In a word - AWESOME.

Aside from three recalls that popped up this past Thursday when I took it in for an early oil change/tire rotation I made no unscheduled trips back to the dealer since the day it was delivered. In fact the three recalls were invisible to be, no symptoms or glitches. The car performed flawlessly.

So how did the Volt perform during the year, here's a screen capture of VoltStats
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36698399935/in/album-72157686717473035/

As they say a picture is worth a thousand word. Here's hoping for another year of trouble and almost gas free driving.

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It is a lovely car. Sure hope my Volt can become like yours, BAZINGA. It's 95% there, just a stupid annoying BANG sound everytime I hit the dino juice for more than 15 minutes (see my sig).
 

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Patience is a virtue, right?

When the G2 came out, I knew that would be my next car, but I couldn't handle the price of a new one. So I figured I would hold out for a lease return and pay 1/2 price. Then my BMW became too expensive to keep, so I bought a lease-return 2013 G1 in January 2016, with every intention on waiting until 2021 to buy a lease-return 2018 G2 (you know, the model year when all the bugs are worked out). Having tested the waters, I have to say that I like EV driving a lot, but don't really care for the G1 all that much.

You guys are making it awfully difficult to wait.
 

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Stick to your guns, DBMoore. Your 2018 G2 is a sound plan. Most likely, all these teething issues on the 2017 G2 will be fixed. I mean, I still have the bang on my 2017 which one would think have all 2016 issues hammered out. Nope. The bang first showed up on a 2016 in California and continues to this day in other 2017 Volts.

Maybe 3rd release is the charm for the Gen 2 Volt?
 

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Great job for making it to the hall of fame in just one year! I bought my 2017 Volt in August, and have no issues with it. I drove it for 32,248 miles in just one year! Now ranked #4 in the VoltStats Hall Of Fame.
 

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Hi-2017 Volt LT(Big Island-HI)bought 11/02/16.
Never exhausted battery to force engine start-did get down to 2 AER remaining-but must listen out for that specific sound while in HOLD mode,which we use almost daily.
Limitation on home solar/batt. system to avoid using Grid power causes careful use of AER/HOLD functions.Typically downhill commute uses little overall AER but return trip mostly done in HOLD so to arrive home with enough electric miles remaining to limit recharge duration.Typical AER 86 miles shown when fully recharged but never exceed 50MPH.Handling is wonderful on curves.
 

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I bought our third Volt on Aug 20th 2016. Today it's one year old. So how's it been. In a word - AWESOME.

Aside from three recalls that popped up this past Thursday when I took it in for an early oil change/tire rotation I made no unscheduled trips back to the dealer since the day it was delivered. In fact the three recalls were invisible to be, no symptoms or glitches. The car performed flawlessly.

So how did the Volt perform during the year, here's a screen capture of VoltStats
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36698399935/in/album-72157686717473035/

As they say a picture is worth a thousand word. Here's hoping for another year of trouble and almost gas free driving.

Cheers
I've also had mine for one year. So far no issues other than a leaking/wet patch area near the transmission or drivetrain...not sure. They put in fluid to identify where it my be coming from but I was disappointed to say the least. It's a one year old car...such issues should be the thing of the past.

I wonder if this issue has any connection with the problems people have with the "Shift to Park" problem....

The other major issue I have with the car is the abysmal charging speed. Honestly there is absolutely no excuse for this car to have such a slow onboard charger. I don't are if we have an engine or not as a backup...the whole point is to not use any fuel or as little as possible. It should be at least a 7.2kWh charger or even a FC ready vehicle.

I've lost count how many times I've avoided public charging simply because I knew I can't really get any real charge into the vehicle in 30-45 minutes.
 

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It is a lovely car. Sure hope my Volt can become like yours, BAZINGA. It's 95% there, just a stupid annoying BANG sound everytime I hit the dino juice for more than 15 minutes (see my sig).
What's this bang noise you are referring to? I have a 2018, perhaps this has been fixed or I'm unaware of this bang sound.
 

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What's this bang noise you are referring to? I have a 2018, perhaps this has been fixed or I'm unaware of this bang sound.
If you follow his sig links you can get examples. It's a misfire/combustion in the catalyst on ICE startup.

I've never noticed it on my '18 either, but I've only got 9 miles on the ICE so far just to finally get it up to temp for the first time.
 
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I'm glad things look so good for you and your gen 2 after a year in its seat.

I'm only one month (almost) into a gen2 bought used with 15000km on it, but with a lifetime average that started at 6.6l/100km combined. My goal is to do a happy dance every time the average combined drops. I know that will happen further and further apart. So far I have it down to 6.4l/100km.

I won't be in the electric hall of fame, because every 2-3 weeks I do a 150km round trip spending an afternoon visiting my mom in her retirement home. No charger there, so part of that trip happens on Hold. I have it worked out that I roll back home with 1-3km of range left on the guess o meter.
 

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Very nice! Tomorrow will be the start of week 3 of my ownership of a 2017 LT. When I got it the reading said that it has 45% gas vs 55% battery usage over it's life. I am doing what I can to change that. Other than the trip home from the dealer I have yet to use a drop of gas. I made an adapter to run the stock EVSE on 240V, and I am just as pleased as punch with this car purchase. I love technology so this thing is a perfect fit for me.
 

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After nearly two years and 37,250 miles my 2017 Volt LT has been nearly trouble free. I did the two free oil changes and have replaced the tires. The only "repairs" I've done are:


  • Clean/dry the HVAC plumbing; I had the Afterblow feature turned on at this time
  • Replace the brake position sensor retaining clip to resolve a "wet" condition failure of my cruise control

Car didn't go in for service, but my EPS sensors went out of spec one time last fall, resulting in steering by arm-strong. I cleared the codes with Torque Lite and had no problems since then.

I've seen multiple reports of "banging" on ICE, but haven't experienced it yet, so I suspect there was a software control change to eliminate this issue sometime in the early part of the 2017 model year production run.
 
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