I had to take my glove box completely out to access the cabin air filter in my 2017. GM didn't move it, just made it unnecessarily difficult to get to.
The 2018 should be the same as the 2016 was.I changed the cabin air filter on my 2016 Volt before I sold it. Wanted to do the same for my new 2018 Volt so I ordered a filter without checking in the glove box. Lo and behold: No rubber mat, no access panel, no slot to put the new filter into. Can you give me a clue where or how to go looking to change the cabin air filter? jack
This is what is happening at both GM & Ford etc. when you outsource everything with no vertical integration and passion for design. One can't even service it easy & why they will loose market share going forward.I had to take my glove box completely out to access the cabin air filter in my 2017. GM didn't move it, just made it unnecessarily difficult to get to.
Everything seems to need expensive filters these days. My old GE refrigerator ran for 20 years without a filter and it was fine. The new Whirlpool has a $50 water filter that they say needs replacing every 6 months. What?? Back in the day I used to buy air filters for my central A/C in the house for 99 cents. Now the cheap ones are 8 bucks. My '96 Nissan had no cabin filter and it was fine. The newer cars all require cabin filters that the dealer wants to charge $80 to replace!
It actually is used to filter out odors from the cabin during recirculation. It also keeps leaves and stuff from getting sucked into the blower. It's amazing how small a hole a wet leaf can be sucked through.
Seems like a good idea to me. The dry air and Santa Ana winds means lots of fine dust and debris on the road, that gets kicked up by cars moving at 65mph +. But yeah, an easy DIY project.
That was well put and very true.This is what is happening at both GM & Ford etc. when you outsource everything with no vertical integration and passion for design. One can't even service it easy & why they will loose market share going forward.
It is what happens when a manufacture is run by accountants instead of engineers with a passion...
You should check it every year, and in your case I'd recommend changing it every year. Dirty and clogged filters force the HVAC blower motor work harder.I changed my cabin air filter every 2 years of service and the filter media was always absolutely black. Shows how much road dust/asphalt dust etc. is in the air.
The Gen1 Volt did not come from the factory with the cabin air filter. The Gen2 Volt came from the factory with the cabin air filter.I"ve had my 2018 for six months now. I just changed my cabin air filter this morning, took about 10 minutes. I actually wasn't even expecting to see on in there, previous owner must have had one installed. Either way, new one in there, very simple to do.