GM Volt Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,968 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
OK, I know I have to plug the car in to charge. Can I turn this idiot notice off? 2017 Volt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,634 Posts
I don't even notice it. I just automatically plug the car in. Why even worry about it? Does it make noise or something?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,968 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
It would be ok and mildly useful if it showed when I turned the car off. It only appears when I'm getting into the car to go somewhere. Now if it checked and saw it was plugged in and put up an "Unplug to Drive" notice that would be mildly useful. I'm actually surprised, given how well thought out the rest of the instruments appear to be, that this got overlooked.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,634 Posts
My Gen 1 does say "fully charged" when I open the door and "charge cord connected" if I start it and won't let it get out of park if the cord isn't removed. Gen 2 is different in this regard?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,634 Posts
It only appears when I'm getting into the car to go somewhere. Now if it checked and saw it was plugged in and put up an "Unplug to Drive" notice that would be mildly useful. I'm actually surprised, given how well thought out the rest of the instruments appear to be, that this got overlooked.
It serves as a reminder that you parked the car and didn't plug in. Might still be useful in some cases.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,968 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
My Gen 1 does say "fully charged" when I open the door and "charge cord connected" if I start it and won't let it get out of park if the cord isn't removed. Gen 2 is different in this regard?
I'll have to check but since I have to trip over the charging cord to get to the driver's door I always unplug it before opening the door.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,992 Posts
Doesn't seem to be an issue. Now if it honks 3 times that would be a problem.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,439 Posts
I think of that message as just a way to help someone who is totally unfamiliar with the car know how to use it correctly. For instance, if someone got it as a loaner vehicle, rental car, fleet car, etc. They might think it is an ordinary ICE vehicle. This makes it obvious that there is another feature to take advantage of.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,968 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
I think of that message as just a way to help someone who is totally unfamiliar with the car know how to use it correctly. For instance, if someone got it as a loaner vehicle, rental car, fleet car, etc. They might think it is an ordinary ICE vehicle. This makes it obvious that there is another feature to take advantage of.
True, but I never get the Plug In message when stopping the car and turning off the engine. This is when it would be useful.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,968 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
So on a full charge I do see a Fully charged message when I start the car. I still think the Plug in to charge message should occur when you turn the car off.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top