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I ran my own codes on my '17 Volt and got U1510. To my understanding, this is an active grille shutter issue. My Volt currently has 38k miles and therefore the bumper to bumper is expired but everything else (drivetrain, PZEV emissions, emissions, voltec, powertrain, emissions select state, and corrosion) still have time before expiration. I have service scheduled at the dealer in a couple days but do not want to have anything done if this is not covered as I have a mechanic that can do the work.

Anybody have any experience with this particular situation?
 

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I'm pretty sure it's only covered under the 36k/36 mo warranty.
 

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It may be covered if it’s causing the engine to overheat but just for a code that may actually not mean anything and could be from who knows when GM won’t care. They would fight you on covering it if you had 5k miles.
 

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I am guessing it only affects the efficiency of the car, if that. However, it is causing my car not to be able to remote start and that can be problematic sometimes in my climate. So, I should assume they're going to charge me an astronomical price for diagnosing it and then again for something out of warranty aren't they?
 

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I am guessing it only affects the efficiency of the car, if that. However, it is causing my car not to be able to remote start and that can be problematic sometimes in my climate. So, I should assume they're going to charge me an astronomical price for diagnosing it and then again for something out of warranty aren't they?
If the shutter is stuck closed, it's restricting airflow and therefore it shouldn't be ignored. The only way to know the cost is to actually get a diagnosis and repair quote. Assumptions are a bad thing...
 

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In my engineering opinion, the efficiencies gained by the shutters are not worth the added complexity. Now you are paying the price. If it was me, I'd make sure they were always open and forget about them.
 

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Update: Just what we thought, out of warranty and they wanted to charge me $671 plus tax and diagnostic fee ($130). I asked for GM goodwill help and they came down to around $300 considering I was just out of warranty. I guess not bad considering it could be much more expensive... It was stuck open so it wasn't a dire need but remote start is a problem and the part itself was about $210, mind you that is dealer price.
 

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I’m glad I got the extended warranty when I bought my 2017 from CarMax - I will soon be entering the land of the expired warranty


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