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2014 Volt Shutting Itself Off on the Street

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My wife was driving my Volt while I was traveling on business (as she usually does) and she mentioned that the car shut itself off while stopped. Has anyone else experienced this?

I know about some hitting the power button twice by mistake to go to the Sport setting but this was not the case here.

Lauren from GM has been great in helping me schedule an appointment with a dealer which I am taking the car to on Monday for other things like the clicking sound while turning on the front axles, creaking sound on the rear suspension, infotainment resetting itself or lagging, overly sensitive forward collision system (constantly warning of an impending collision when there isn't even a car in front of me) and a small trim piece that fell off. I will add this to the list.
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I hit the power button on the freeway in rush hour traffic 65-70mph trying to go to hold mode. After only 3 weeks with the car, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. The worst part is that when I hit the power button to turn it back on, I could barely get the car to maintain speed. I had to pull off on the shoulder, put it in park, turn it off, and restart for it to drive correctly again. I thought there would be some sort of failsafe to prevent this at speed (or at least restart and work again). Most quirks are fixed by the last year run of a model (I have a 2015 Premium).
There is a failsafe. You have to press it twice. And ignore that the DIC looks wrong before the second press. And I vaguely remember that there's a chime too. So basically, you remember that it's gonnna take five seconds to get to hold mode ANYWAY and look at the darned DIC to make sure you're doing what you think you're doing. And remember that the power button is BELOW the top of the hole that the shifter is in, and the mode button is above it. So put your fingers in the hole and keep your thumb up.
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