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I currently have two Volts that are brand new and one of them always seem to have a coolant smell when I walk by it in the garage. Don't smell anthing while driving just when it's parked. My other Volt does not have this issue.

I took it to Chevy and they said to see if it goes away as the final prep guys knocked off a hose on the reservoir. That has been fixed for the last 3 weeks and I still smell it.

Any insight?

Thanks guys!

NOTE: Wife drove 1,000 miles on 8-3/4 gallons of gas. We were proud.

Thanks

John
Houston, TX
 

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The glycol odor is persistant. However, check your coolant levels personally. If its the HV battery loop it can strand you.
 

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Make sure you check all three reservoirs (two at the center front, one on the passenger side near the rear of the engine compartment.) If any of them show a level drop, or if you see if puddling under the car, talk to the dealer. If either of the front tanks run dry, it will like mean a tow truck and an expensive repair (though I think the Battery coolant level sensor will shut the car down before it overheats dangerously, assuming the car is newer or retrofitted.)
 

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Antifreeze doesn't evaporate very well, so if there's some residue hanging around, it will tend to last a long time. You could ask your dealer to try and clean the area where it was spilled. It would also be a good idea to check all your coolant levels to make sure it isn't still leaking.
 
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