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Hello all,

I noticed a long trail of fluid and extremely low brake fluid levels. Long story short my 2013 Volt with 60,000 miles had a premature failure of the Brake Pressure Modulator Valve. A $2000 repair :mad: After a sour and disappointing dealer experience with Home Motors in Santa Maria CA. and haggling with GM they still want $700 from me :(

I did some research and thought it would help others who experience this problem. Here are a couple leads:

1) This forum post was a good jump off: http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread...Leak-Bad-Master-Cylinder-Repair-Costs-DIY-Job

2)The MyChevrolet website warranty info page states this under Voltec Warranty: "Brakes
In addition to the coverages above, the brake modulator assembly is also covered by the 8-year/100,000-mile Voltec warranty." Link : http://www.chevrolet.com/owners/warranty

With this warranty quote i think i may have a case to have my repair covered....I hope.


Any advice or comments are greatly appreciated?

Thank you everyone for all the good help over time,

William
 

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Your BPMV is not covered under the Voltec warranty or any other warranty other then the bumper to bumper warranty.

2410330 Electronic Brake Control Module with Brake Pressure Modulator Valve Replacement

WARRANTY CODE: None

Sounds like they are helping you with the repair, GM will do this at the request of the Dealership. Normally its a 50/50 split, they will also use the warranty labor time and parts pricing which brings the price down as well so $700 rather then $2000. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Not sure what the owners warranty guide is referring to as a brake modulator, also thats for the 2017 model year.

Your other link was for a master cylinder and not the BPMV that you are talking about.
 

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Your BPMV is not covered under the Voltec warranty or any other warranty other then the bumper to bumper warranty.

2410330 Electronic Brake Control Module with Brake Pressure Modulator Valve Replacement

WARRANTY CODE: None .
In the other thread that the OP referred to, (DIY Cost) both Firehawk and Aharrah mentioned that the EBCM would be covered by the 100K warranty on a 2012. I see that the OP referred to a 2017 manual, but what makes you think that the 2013 EBCM wouldn't also be covered?
 

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Thanks for the reply. Has anyone else had luck getting the "Brake Modulator Assembly" covered I was diagnosed with a leak out of the assembly area but I have been getting shady and conflicting answers from both Chevy customer service as well as my local dealer. It feels as if they all want to screw me. I doubt I will ever recommend a GM product after this experience. :(
 

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The dealer also said they had to replace both the Brake pressure modulator valve and the Electronic brake control module.

And the warranty reads : "VOLTEC COVERED :""Brake Modulator Assembly"" To me that reads as exactly what they replaced....?

I'm ready to go to small claims court over this as the warranty wording reads as though the entire assembly is covered. I tried to discuss with chevy customer service but it was one of the worst service experiences I've experience and that was the supervisor which says a lot!
 

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FYI final update.

After haggling with the service manager for over an hour and refusing to pay him. He finally called a GM warranty decision maker and in order to warranty the repair they had to "justify the deviance from their calculator". In the end I hate GM/Chevrolet for not looking out for the customer first. I had to literally battle for the warranty coverage when it was plain as day covered in the language of the Voltec warranty.
 

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He finally called a GM warranty decision maker and in order to warranty the repair they had to "justify the deviance from their calculator". In the end I hate GM/Chevrolet for not looking out for the customer first. I had to literally battle for the warranty coverage when it was plain as day cover in the language of the Voltec warranty.
Does that mean it was paid under warranty or not covered? The only way this makes any sense is that the tech spent enough time goofing around with it that it took much longer than the warranty labor sheet allowed and the shop manager was looking for a way to get the goofing around paid for.
 

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It was all covered via Voltec Warranty like it should be.
 

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floatjoy- Is the Brake Modulator Assembly located under the driver side dash? If so, I have noticed a leak in my 2014. I had just purchased a week ago and when I got the Volt home I noticed several drips on the rubber floor mat. If it was carpet I most likely would not have detected. The dealership I purchased happens to own a Chevy dealership just down the street and has offered to repair. It has been a week and no word yet.
 

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