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I've read that there are official aspheric side view mirrors for the first generation Volt. Do such mirrors also exist for the second generation models? If they do, anyone know the part numbers?

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They might not. The aspheric mirrors for the first generation came from EU requirements - that's what has to be on the passenger's side over there, though once we got part numbers we were able to order from domestic dealerships.

As far as I know, the second generation Volt isn't being sold in Europe, though, so unless it shares the mirror design with a car that is, GM may not have made them.
 

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They might not. The aspheric mirrors for the first generation came from EU requirements - that's what has to be on the passenger's side over there, though once we got part numbers we were able to order from domestic dealerships.

As far as I know, the second generation Volt isn't being sold in Europe, though, so unless it shares the mirror design with a car that is, GM may not have made them.
You won't find an aspheric on a car sold in North America. The US standard (and I'm pretty sure Canada does too) calls for planar on driver's side and interior mirrors, and either planar or convex if the passenger wing doesn't provide sufficient field of view.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/DOT/NHTSA/NVS/Crash Avoidance/Technical Publications/2010/811328.pdf

Edit clarity: Yes, that doesn't forbid retrofitting, but it won't come from the manufacturer that way.
 

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I saw some really good mirrors on the Chevy service shuttle's Equinox. It has a regular mirror and a corner of the mirror has a convex portion that looked built-in. Even it if was a sticker, it looked very sharp, unlick the cheap round mirrors people get from auto parts stores. I wish I could get custom stick-on ash Eric mirrors for my volt, or for any car for that matter. Seems like an awesome business opportunity....even if I had to pop off the actual mirror and replace it with a different one, I'd pay for that.
 

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Would love to see these offered for the Gen 2 volt as an aftermarket accessory. Had them on my 2015 VW Golf wagon, they work really well to help with blind spots. It takes a few drives to get used to the slight distortion, but they soon became indispensable.
 

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Does anyone have the 2016 2LT european aspheric passenger side mirror for sale or tell me where I can purchase them to eliminate the huge blind spot on passenger side? I've tried GM through my dealer but they tell me cannot sell them due to NHTSA rules in US.....Please help!
 

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Does anyone have the 2016 2LT european aspheric passenger side mirror for sale or tell me where I can purchase them to eliminate the huge blind spot on passenger side? I've tried GM through my dealer but they tell me cannot sell them due to NHTSA rules in US.....Please help!
If you can get a part number, you can probably order through on of the online dealers. That's where all the first generation aspheric mirrors came from.
 

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You can eliminate the blind spot if you adjust the side mirror as follows:
Driver's side - Place your left cheek against the drivers side window and adjust the side mirror out until you can just barely see the side of your car.
Passenger Side - Place your head so it's in the center of the rear view mirror over the middle console and adjust the side mirror until you can barely see the passenger side of your car.

This works very well, and if adjusted properly a vehicle will always be in either your rear view or side view mirror. There is a small overlap where a car can be in both at the same time when transitioning, so there is no blind spot.
 

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^^^^^THIS ^^^^^^

If you can see the side of your own car in the mirrors, they are NOT adjusted properly. I always know where the side of my car is so I don't need to see it in the mirror. :D
 

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dealer has told me they cannot order it for me due to NHTSA rules in US....does anyone know if GM sold the 2016 2LT volt in Europe?
 

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I have no idea what you are saying for adjusting the passenger side mirror....if I have to do all of this then I need an aspheric mirror
 

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I have no idea what you are saying for adjusting the passenger side mirror....if I have to do all of this then I need an aspheric mirror
Actually, no you don't. This method was established by the SAE some time ago and is for all vehicles, not just the Volt. It works; just Google SAE side mirror adjustment and you should get plenty of articles and videos.
 

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Does anyone have the 2016 2LT european aspheric passenger side mirror for sale or tell me where I can purchase them to eliminate the huge blind spot on passenger side? I've tried GM through my dealer but they tell me cannot sell them due to NHTSA rules in US.....Please help!
There is no blind spot, adjust your mirrors correctly.
 

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Loved the aspheric mirrors on my old car. I adjust my mirrors correctly (minimal overlap between sides and rear) but it's still tough to see hidden objects sometimes.

My favorite part is that the foreign mirrors don't have the "Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear" CYA message.
 

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I have no idea how to adjust according to your instructions....bottom line is this car is known to have a blind spot issue and know many volt owners who purchased the aspheric mirrors....so again, anyone know where I can purchase it?
 

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I drive everything from big rigs to volts to cargo vans. Adjust mirrors correctly and you won't need to buy anything. No vehicle has blind spots with correct mirror placement and a insightful driver. Save enclosed trailers that have a blind spot directly behind the trailer.
There are part #s all over the web.
 

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I have no idea how to adjust according to your instructions....bottom line is this car is known to have a blind spot issue and know many volt owners who purchased the aspheric mirrors....so again, anyone know where I can purchase it?
Go to your neighborhood auto parts store and look in the mirror section. Should be lots to choose from.
 
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