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Did you know that your Volt doesn't have a cabin air filter?

  • Yes, but I didn't install one.

    Votes: 9 17.3%
  • Yes, I installed one.

    Votes: 36 69.2%
  • No, but I don't want one.

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • No, but I'll install one.

    Votes: 3 5.8%
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I had no idea that the Volt didn't ship with a cabin air filter. It wasn't until a month ago that I had to change the filter in my wife's CR-V that I figured I should check mine, and then realized it doesn't even have one! I searched it up online and found out that it's intentionally not installed from the factory to increase air flow.

Well, I really don't care about the small reduction in HVAC efficiency and would rather have a clean system, so I installed one (link). Honestly, I barely notice any reduction in air flow. I get light hay-fever around this time of the year anyways, so I'll definitely appreciate knowing that my car won't be blasting allergens into my face.

My question is, did you know the Volt doesn't have a cabin air filter? If so, did you install one?
 

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Air flow is the most important thing. I've removed the airflow restriction from all my cars. Every time you open the door all that "clean air" just blows away anyway.
 

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Something my wife and I have noticed is a low frequency thrumbing sound in the Vehicle when the cabin fan is on Max speed. It goes away if you drop 2 speed settings. I don't know the slight restriction of a cabin filter would effect the sound or not. But given that I don't operate the fan speed on Max because of the annoyance, it would not bother me to have slightly reduced airflow. Many times I just crack opposite corner windows an inch and that provides a reasonable cooling effect anyway. I don't need to run the blower fan or a/c which saves on EV range.


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After about 6 months my white filter looks dark gray from all the diesel soot spewed on the highway. If only someone would relax the EPA air standards more...
 

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Air flow is the most important thing. I've removed the airflow restriction from all my cars. Every time you open the door all that "clean air" just blows away anyway.
Air flow is important, and that's why an easily replaceable filter should be sacrificed instead of your evaporator.
 

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After about 6 months my white filter looks dark gray from all the diesel soot spewed on the highway. If only someone would relax the EPA air standards more...
Having some issues with coal-rollers? I've heard that someone is making a rainbow cannon for hybrids/EV's to fight back. It essentially just shoots Holi powder at them (Probably will never happen though).
 

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Air flow is the most important thing. I've removed the airflow restriction from all my cars. Every time you open the door all that "clean air" just blows away anyway.
I'm afraid I'll have to disagree with you. My Jeep has no filters and by mid-pollen season I usually have to blow out/wipe out the dash ducts and I'm constantly wiping pollen off my dash and all the other surfaces.

This has not been the case with the Volt since I installed a filter.

I have, however, learned to leave the old filter until after the pollen blitz stops and THEN change it for the "new season".
 

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The first thing I did when I bought the Volt was to put a cabin filter in. My Caddy and Buick had them.
 

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Or, Fram Fresh breeze cabin air filter with active charcoal - CF10775


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I had no idea that the Volt didn't ship with a cabin air filter. It wasn't until a month ago that I had to change the filter in my wife's CR-V that I figured I should check mine, and then realized it doesn't even have one! I searched it up online and found out that it's intentionally not installed from the factory to increase air flow.

Well, I really don't care about the small reduction in HVAC efficiency and would rather have a clean system, so I installed one (link). Honestly, I barely notice any reduction in air flow. I get light hay-fever around this time of the year anyways, so I'll definitely appreciate knowing that my car won't be blasting allergens into my face.

My question is, did you know the Volt doesn't have a cabin air filter? If so, did you install one?
I checked the link and it says it doesn't fit my 2017 Chevy Volt!
 
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