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I'm within 1000 miles of the end of the 100k battery warrenty for my 2012 Volt. Going to take it in for a checkup soon. Any advice for taking full advantage of my warrenty before it expires?

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Have them check what service bulletins are recommended for your VIN and have them done?

Are there any problems? In general, how's your battery range now compared to new?
 

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After your California waranty runs out (150,000 miles?) then you can just keep driving with less EV range and more use of the range extender, or trade it in for a new 50-mile 2016. If the battery fails completly it probably can be repaired by replacing the defective part only, or get a brand new 17.3 kWh battery for $2995 from GM and be good for another 10 years or 150 k miles.

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Just keep driving. ;)
 

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If you want to have the dealer give your car and battery a a look over before the warranty runs out... it may be a good idea to have them check the battery cooling circuits (pressure test) make sure there is no leaks of any kind. Have them check the car over check for Service/software updates. If all looks good just keep driving.
 

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Out of curiosity, what are your EV miles and ICE miles and how is the battery charge holding up?

Ari C is pushing 70,000 EV miles and getting a 50 mile charge.
 
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The 2011 and most 2012 Volts were not AT-PZEV designated by GM so they had the same warranty as the rest of the US. The 150k warranty started with 2013 models, though maybe a few tail-end 2012's were covered as well.

http://gm-volt.com/2010/07/19/chevrolet-volt-battery-warranty-details-and-clarifications/
Thanks Steverino!

But here is the web page from the current California Air Resources Board that spells out qualifying Enhanced
ATPZEV Chevy Volt EREV's exactly-

See charts by year and V.I.N.-

MY 2012 Chevy Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle:

" Volt - Please note that eligible vehicles with the Low Emissions Package will have an E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN"

Link Goes To California Air Resources Board Vehicle Qualifying Page With By Year VIN Number Goodness-

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/carpool/carpool.htm


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Thomas J. Thias

Sundance Chevrolet Inc.

517-749-0532

https://twitter.com/AmazingChevVolt
 
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Out of curiosity, what are your EV miles and ICE miles and how is the battery charge holding up?

Ari C is pushing 70,000 EV miles and getting a 50 mile charge.

This highest miles recorded on a Chevy Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle can be seen on Volt Stats Dot Net. This is raw OnStar data collected by Site Owner, Mike Rosack with @GM and @OnStar's Blessing.

Owner by the name of "Sparkie" has amassed over 225,910 miles in his Chevy Volt EREV. Now this is a ton of miles and I suspect that he is driving more then he can plug in or wireless refuel/charge his volt on a daily basis!

Link Goes To Owner, "Sparkie" stats page on Volt Stats Dot Net-

http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/1579


Sooooooo, I think that life of useful battery range in the Amazing Chevy Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle will go down in automotive history as the first ever Energizer Rabbit - Keeps going and going and going....... lol

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Thomas J. Thias

Sundance Chevrolet Inc.

517-749-0532

https://twitter.com/AmazingChevVolt

(Opinions Are My Own)
 

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http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/1579

This is seriously impressive. It would be nice to hear from Sparkie, his/ her opinions on how the Volt is holding up in general including mechanically - after this many miles.
 
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