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Hi all, 2017 Volt here, almost 109k on the ol' ticker. Got to work yesterday with 22 miles on the GOM. Got in the car to drive home and it's at 1 with the CEL on. A few times restarting it, the number climbed from 1 to 22 then I got it started and drove straight to get a new 12v battery, thinking that was the issue. I had the original 12v battery and it said it needed to be charged (according to the guy at batteries plus). Got it changed, drove home and charged it overnight. Got in this morning and had the CEL and has the same faults as last night (see image). I will be getting the car towed to the Chevy dealer to get diagnosed with, probably a BECM. Any advice for me?
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Interesting note, the Volt's battery was designed by GM. Never any fire issues, The Bolt's battery was by LG. Getting an embarrasing PR black eye, the recall costs and the unhappy customers due to an LG design was too much.
I think it's needed to say, that Bolt's battery is 3.5 times bigger and so statisticaly it's 3.5 times more prone to defects. Also it was manufactured after the production process was settled and was ready to some cost reductons, which could lead to quality degradation. Besides, they could try to adjust the software to use the battery more heavily after 10 years of no issues with Volts.

Just speculating though...
 

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On-topic: seems the BECM from Bolt is the same or very similar to Volt's one. There're guys, who claim 24289410 fits Volt, though its a Bolt's BECM and catalog says it's incompatible. The latest revision is 24298508.

Any info on that is appreciated... I thought it may help those, who's out of the warranty.
 
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