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this meshes with what i found on the Helm site, as it listed all 2013 vehicles as covered by the booklet they were selling. still, there's no chance i'm paying them $25 just for shipping on a book that should cost less than $10. as i mentioned, i found a copy on ebay and it should be here early next week. i'll scan the whole thing once it arrives so that everyone has a copy of it online, once and for all.GM warranty booklets tend to be multi-vehicle coverage, not necessarily Volt specific, so you can locate downloadable warranty booklets for most Volt model years on the chevrolet.com website, but I note the 2013 warranty booklet seems to be missing
the specific part that the dealer mentioned as having failed was the sensor. the sensor is specifically listed as covered for 15/150 in CA, based on the images someone had posted here a while back from an actual 2013 warranty booklet.In another thread you mention the part you need is a Drive Motor Battery Radiator Surge Tank, which sounds like a part more associated with a radiator than with a drive motor. The Volt warranty booklet seems to say radiators are specifically excluded from coverage under the Powertrain or Drive System warranties. Within the California draft warranty document linked above I note on page 5 the passage in section I: "...the vehicle manufacturer shall not be liable under this article for repair or replacement of any replacement part which is not a propulsion-related part or battery..." Perhaps your GM dealer is considering the radiator surge tank you need to be "not a propulsion-related part" of the hybrid battery system.
the car won't charge without this being fixed, hence this is most certainly a "part that is used to refuel or recharge the vehicle."“Propulsion-related part” means any system, component, or part that is used to refuel or recharge the vehicle, store fuel or energy for the vehicle (excluding the battery), propel the vehicle, or recover or recoup vehicle kinetic energy, including components used to control, manage, or thermally manage such propulsionrelated components. These parts include drive motor(s), inverter(s), converter(s), on-board charging system components, fuel cell stack components, refueling and fuel tank components, fuel cell air and fuel delivery components, regenerative braking system components, and the power electronics, electronic control units, and thermal management systems of such components and systems
thank you. page 30 in the above scans clearly shows both the battery coolant level sensor and the engine coolant temp sensor as being covered for 15 years / 150k miles.2013 Chevy warranty info attached. I found these on line a few years ago - in this single page jpg format. I probably could combine them into one document but it didn't seem worth the trouble at the time.
You responded with almost this exact same reply earlier in this thread, and I addressed it then, but I'll do it again here. I have never (not for one second) suggested this should be covered under the new car warranty. I'm long past the bumper to bumper warranty, obviously.Keep in mind you no longer have any warranty coverage for which GM is obligated to pay under their new car warranty. Any GM obligation would arise under the terms of the CARB-mandated coverage, as described in California law. Those terms are only vaguely described in GM’s "2013 Chevrolet Limited Warranty and Owner Assistance Information" booklet.
They have identified the engine coolant temp sensor as being the part that failed. The tank is only being discussed insofar as that they're saying the sensor is part of the tank, and the whole tank needs to be replaced in order to replace the sensor. I flat out asked the advisor why they needed to replace the tank if it was the sensor that failed. His response was: "the sensor is part of the tank." There is no failure in the tank itself whatsoever to be considered here.If I understand it, your dealer has described the issue as a failing sensor within a Drive Motor Radiator Surge Tank. Perhaps GM has concluded a "Drive Motor Radiator Surge Tank" is not covered by the CARB warranty terms.
The warranty coverage on the tank itself is irrelevant, as it's not the part that failed. The sensor is the part that they identify as having failed, and is covered - it's not my problem if they have to replace the tank to fix the sensor. The warranty booklet says that all parts and labor to repair a warrantable condition are covered.Seems to me you should locate the text of current California law that indicates that sensor within that specific surge tank is covered within the terms of the CARB warranty regulations and applies to your 2013 Volt. Your Volt Warranty page lists the titles of the CARB-related PZEV and Limited Warranties for eligible vehicles. Isn’t there any California source that can provide you with the full text of those listed warranties?