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yup as the title says I was driving my car and then bam its as if the engine just up and died on me. the F%^&*( car has only 8,000 miles on it. I was lucky enough to pull over to the right and block traffic in one lane and wait 2 hours to be helped by good ol onstar. so im wondering why would a brand new car just f$%^&g die!!!!!!!??? I took the car in for service 3 weeks ago to keyez!. so now im without a car not even a loaner.. I couldn't get the engine to turn on go in reverse or go into any mode other than electric. the car has a full battery charge. ugh im just so damn disappointed. Not even the crappiest of crap cars ive driven have died on me but this one wow doesnt give me confidence in making this a purchase after lease.
 

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That sucks, sounds like you made it out safely with no one getting hurt. I'm no expert, newer owner however I have read about the 12V battery cable being set at an angle and causing lack of propulsion issues. There are threads with pictures, just do a search and you'll find them. There could be a wide range of factors/causes but this is the one that comes to mind for me based on my reading these forums. I'll see if I can locate a thread and link it here. Sorry to hear you experienced this.
 

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Error messages? OnStar error codes? Check engine light?
 

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Sorry to hear about your issue. It sucks and I'm sure scared the crap out of you.

Although you didnt mention a "shift to park" warning, there have several posts where cars gave a brief warning then abruptly died.

WOP a moderater on this forum posted a service campaign update number for the "Shift to Park" issue in case this was your problem. Although, the OP of the thread had a slightly different story, this might be another possibilty and you might want to check to see if this might be your issue. This misaligned cable may be the reason for a number of these shift to park issues, if that indeed was a warning provided. Good luck.

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread...-16017-Cable-misaligned&p=3625409#post3625409
 

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"I couldn't get the engine to turn on go in reverse or go into any mode other than electric."

So, it will drive in EV mode, but when the battery is depleted the engine won't come on? I'm a bit confused.
 
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Hi looking4acar,

We are terribly sorry to learn of this experience with your Volt. Safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we’re glad that you are safe. We would like to look into this further on your behalf. To proceed, please send us a private message with your VIN.

We hope to hear from you.

Best,
Lauren E.
Chevrolet Customer Care
 

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Lauren, thanks for engaging and your offer to help. Hopefully the OP will keep us informed of what went wrong once his dealer has a chance to look at it.

Cheers
 

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Not sure why you did not get a loaner. I believe that all dealers give a loaner when the new car is in for repairs.
 

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I had the same thing happen recently on my 2013. The dealer told me that the voltage on one of the cells had dropped below specs and as a safety precaution the engine will shut down. It happened when going from electric to gas. I had it towed.
It took a week for Chevy to send the replacement battery pack to the dealer for some reason. Thankfully, it was under warranty or I don;t know what I would have done - a 3k repair bill. I will say kudos to the dealer (shout out to Dimmitt in Clearwater) - they took good care of me. The 2017 Volt loaner whetted my appetite, the 50+ range is a big deal, I will say. Its back and running great. I hope to keep it for some time - hopefully this was a one-time event....
 
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