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I just bought a 2014 chevy volt last week at a dealer 2 and half hours away. It has been my dream car since they first came out.I got it just before I left on a trip. It was delivered to hubby and he drove it a week before I got home. He complained that the battery drained very quickly. I figured he just didnt know what he was doing (partly true lol). After a very bad rainstorm this past weekend, the volt refuses to charge anywhere, not at home, not at 2 different charging stations. CID says, issues with charging port. I found this site by googling this issue. I realize that there is a good chance it is an issue with the inside of the charging part of the car ( sorry forgot techincal name). It is going to the dealer on Friday to be looked at. In the meantime I have to drive on gas . Gas milage alone is way better than my 2010 chevy cobalt but I got hooked on the electric motor instantly. I also seem to have an instictive understanding of how to drive this car electrically. I just wish I did not have to wait till next weekend to drive it that way. I know I am going to love this car. I live in Canada ( NB , above Maine lol) and to me this car is the perfect car for our weather. Wish me luck next weekend!

Update! Got the car back today. I heard the click when I charged it tonight, the light is green and all systems go!
 

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After a very bad rainstorm this past weekend, the volt refuses to charge anywhere, not at home, not at 2 different charging stations. CID says, issues with charging port. I found this site by googling this issue. I realize that there is a good chance it is an issue with the inside of the charging part of the car ( sorry forgot techincal name).

Yes, it could very well be some cracks in the bakelite plastic the charge port is made of. If so, the cracks may only be on the backside (inside the car), but can suck up moisture in heaver rain and essentially create a short that prevents charging. After a very good drying out, the port will work again. It needs to be replaced.

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http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?81962-2011-Stopped-Charging
 

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As an aside, if you want to play with the EV side of things, put it in Mountain Mode - which will eventually charge the battery up to about 40%. Then put it back in Normal mode.
 

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After a very bad rainstorm this past weekend, the volt refuses to charge anywhere, not at home, not at 2 different charging stations. CID says, issues with charging port.
Those were the symptoms on my 2014 and my port was replaced. No issues since.

You might find it will charge after a day or two, once it dries out inside. Mine did that.
 

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And I hope it is the charge port because they seem to warranty that under the 100k 8yr VOLTEC but if you find its the harness from the charge port to the module then better plan to pay out hundreds of dollars to fix by the time they diagnose it and get the $90 part that totaled yes a $840 cost to me. I am in the middle of fighting with GM and now trying to get my dealer to work with GM to cover this harness HIGH VOLTAGE wire under the voltec warranty which clelarly states on page 16 in 2 locations what high voltage wires are covered yet GM supposedly refuses to cover it except under the bumper to bumper which of course has passed. Good luck but will be ineresting to see what your dealer detects and what he replaces. They did change my charge port too under warranty but the wire high voltage wire after that charge port into the voltec system they will not as of today. If they do not cover it after working a last time with my dealer its the BBB autoline and my attorny general next and NO suggestion of anyone buying used VOLTS if GM insists on not standing by their so called voltec warranty and a booklet that clearly states it should be covered in my case. I just had this work done less than 4 weeks ago. My car suddenly stopped charging causing a charge fault.
 

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and relay any engine light codes if not from onstar any auto store should read them for you of the engine light is on.
 

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That stinks, - I can certainly empathize. My wife and I drove 2.5 hours to pick up a 2013 Volt pending test drive. It had the options I wanted and I had negotiated a good price since it had been sitting on the lot awhile. It was in a more remote part of the state and they don't sell many Volts. It was a beautiful car that could have been mistaken for brand new. However, during the test drive it showed symptoms of the dreaded motor bearing failure.

I was pretty sure it would be covered under warranty. The dealer thought so too but couldn't guarantee it. Otherwise I would have drove it home and had it repaired at a local dealer. But I went home empty handed and ended up buying a local one. I'm happy with it but wish that deal would have worked out.

I'm sure yours will be good as new before long. Good luck !
 

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Finally got news on my car. Left it at the dealer for the weekend, they wanted to give it a good going over with the diagnostics. It *was* the charge port.I told them it was that but they had to check lol. Should be ready first thing Wed. I cant wait. They gave me a rental Chevy Cruise 2018 . Its ok but its not my Volt ;)
 

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got it back!

Took me a bit to figure out how to post in my own thread lol. Got the car back tonight. Problem was exactly what everyone said. Dealer assured me everything was OK. Drove it a bit tonight, still loving it. I feel like I am driving the batmobile ;) Currently it is plugged in and green light is on. Cant wait till tomorrow!
 

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As an aside, if you want to play with the EV side of things, put it in Mountain Mode - which will eventually charge the battery up to about 40%. Then put it back in Normal mode.
I am not sure what this does? I put it on hold on highway and normal in city.
 

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I am not sure what this does? I put it on hold on highway and normal in city.
I'm pretty sure he was just suggesting a way to give you some electric play :)
 

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As a relatively new owner (used 2017) myself, I just love the Volt. I am so impressed I am selling both of my ICE units as I no longer want to drive them! One thing I have noticed on the board is there seem to be a lot of folks having difficulties. I truly hope it is actually a very small percentage of owners and mostly Gen 1 users.
 

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As a relatively new owner (used 2017) myself, I just love the Volt. I am so impressed I am selling both of my ICE units as I no longer want to drive them! One thing I have noticed on the board is there seem to be a lot of folks having difficulties. I truly hope it is actually a very small percentage of owners and mostly Gen 1 users.
Just remember that nobody is going to start a thread titled "still no problems with my car." There are many problems discussed here, but they affect a small percentage of cars, just like any model.
 

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One thing I have noticed on the board is there seem to be a lot of folks having difficulties. I truly hope it is actually a very small percentage of owners and mostly Gen 1 users.
No one complains that their car is working great. ;)

Gen 2 will catch up and perhaps pass gen 1 when the numbers of years and number of sales catch up. It doesn't mean your car will break down.
 

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I agree not many people are going to start a thread saying how great there car is lol. I dont consider the issue I had a problem, just a minor glitch. I will say I am loving mine in this thread :) Costs me about 60 cents a day for my 30 km days :)
 

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Good to hear & yes, I guess no one will be posting "Absolutely no trouble with my Volt".
We have $0.089 per KWH electricity and $1.209 liter gas. So much, MUCH cheaper to use electric & I feel we made the right choice by purchasing a 2017 Volt vs a Tesla!
With the 2019 Volt having double the charging speed, it should help out quite a few that do not have more than 3 hours to charge at work. Not a need for us as we are retired and use the 12A 120V charging for our needs.
 

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Good to hear & yes, I guess no one will be posting "Absolutely no trouble with my Volt".
We have $0.089 per KWH electricity and $1.209 liter gas. So much, MUCH cheaper to use electric & I feel we made the right choice by purchasing a 2017 Volt vs a Tesla!
With the 2019 Volt having double the charging speed, it should help out quite a few that do not have more than 3 hours to charge at work. Not a need for us as we are retired and use the 12A 120V charging for our needs.
That thread already started. You have cheap gas in Brandon. It's $1.41/liter here for regular (we get the majority of our gas from Washington State refinery) so Volt is even better deal here.
 
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