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Hi Everyone, I'm Teelindsay and I've always read your forum and now I figured it's time to join..
so It's -5 degrees and my 2013 Volt won't charge. I have a level 2 charger and it works like a champ.. but it's cold and it just gives me the yellow light on the dash. I have tried the level 1 charger to see if that would do anything, but that didn't work either.
 

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Does this only occur when it's cold or does time of day matter? I only ask because it may be set to charge during specific times of the day. Make sure in your charging options screen on the center stack it is set to "charge immediately". Otherwise I would definitely see if this has a related code either by using a code reader or contacting OnStar. You might also try any available charging station just in the unlikely event both of your EVSE's are having an issue.

Have you tried leaving the Volt plugged in for extended periods of time such as overnight? It may be avoiding charging initially in order to warm the battery sufficiently to start charging.
 

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One more thing to try, un-plug your EVSE, open hood and press the power button and see if the ICE starts. Let it warm for a few minutes then close the hood, power off and then plug in the EVSE and see what happens.

Good luck
 

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Sorry to hear about the problem. It should charge, so a dealer trip may be necessary.

Plug it in, wait 5 seconds, unplug, & re-plug to avoid timer based charging.
Good idea but he says the charging light stays yellow. That's a sign of a fault/failure. If it was time based charging the light would be blinking green.
 

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You can drive the car with the gas engine running? If so switch to Mountain Mode. It should give you about a half full battery after about 20 minutes. Then turn it off and try charging.
Try to get it in a warm garage for a few hours. Maybe some water froze and is causing problems.
 

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A day ago I let my car sit out in 1°F all day as I was prepping the Cadillac SRX inside the garage for sale (sold it today). When I went out to pull the Volt in it was -1°F and the blue gas range bars displayed even though the battery was full. The ICE did not run in the few feet it took to enter and park in the garage. I suspect the battery had gotten cold enough that it just did not feel up to moving electrons. It looked like the rear view camera scene was frozen as well (hard to say the lens was very salt encrusted). After sitting overnight in the relatively warm garage, the car responded normally with green battery bars. Today I washed my baby as the tail of my dark gray car was totally white!
 
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