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Hi! I'm a new Volt owner of a gently used MY2015 Premier. I have lots of questions, but a simple one first:
There are two buttons on the ceiling panel that I can't find in the manual. One looks like "P" with some "speaking lines" and a triangle. The one next to it is a car with skid lines below and the word "OFF." I'm guessing that pressing the car one with the skid lines turns off traction control (why would I do that?) but I have no clue about the "speaking P." Will try to attach photo.
 

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The speaking P are parking sensors.
The beeps when you get too close to something while in reverse/forward park modes (if equipped)

The other is indeed disable traction control. The traction control on this vehicle is like magic, you'll likely never need to/want to disable it.
 

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I did say that I couldn't find information about these buttons in the manual, of which I have both the printed copy, and the PDF saved to my computer. If you know which pages this information is on, that would be helpful so I can read further.
 

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Hi! I'm a new Volt owner of a gently used MY2015 Premier. I have lots of questions, but a simple one first:
There are two buttons on the ceiling panel that I can't find in the manual. One looks like "P" with some "speaking lines" and a triangle. The one next to it is a car with skid lines below and the word "OFF." I'm guessing that pressing the car one with the skid lines turns off traction control (why would I do that?) but I have no clue about the "speaking P." Will try to attach photo.
Turning pff traction control can help when the car is stuck in very low traction conditions, like wet, heavy snow over ice.
 

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If you hold the traction button down for a few seconds you can also turn off stability control, which will allow you to do brodies in the snow! (pg 9-34 in 2013 owner's manual).
 

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I did say that I couldn't find information about these buttons in the manual, of which I have both the printed copy, and the PDF saved to my computer. If you know which pages this information is on, that would be helpful so I can read further.
Traction/Stability Control on page 9-32
Parking Sensors Control on page 9-40
 

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P with speaking is actually parking sensor audio output.
I suspect this being the front parking sensors audio.
 

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If you hold the traction button down for a few seconds you can also turn off stability control, which will allow you to do brodies in the snow! (pg 9-34 in 2013 owner's manual).
You know you live in Florida when you have to look up brodies
 

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The parking sensors are enabled automatically when you put the car into reverse. But when you pull forwards into a parking space, don't expect any beeping when you get close unless you push that "speaking P" button first. A few Volt drivers learned that the hard way when they pulled into a parking space too fast and hit a wall because they expected warning beeps.
 

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The parking sensors are enabled automatically when you put the car into reverse. But when you pull forwards into a parking space, don't expect any beeping when you get close unless you push that "speaking P" button first. A few Volt drivers learned that the hard way when they pulled into a parking space too fast and hit a wall because they expected warning beeps.
This is one of the improvements made in the Gen 2. The parking sensors are left on all the time. Unlike the Gen 1, they do not automatically turn off above a certain speed forcing you to turn the front sensors back on when you arrive at a parking lot.
 

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Turning pff traction control can help when the car is stuck in very low traction conditions, like wet, heavy snow over ice.
...which has never happened to me, even in all seasons.
Like I said, magic.
But yes, in rare situations, you might need the option to enable/disable at will.
 
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