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I got my new 2017 Volt LT exactly two weeks ago last thursday when driving home from work it just died right on the street. It was the culmination of a sort of stressful two weeks because from the beginning the car had been doing strange things which I was struggling to figure out. But at this point i am now hearing that annoying little voice saying I had been a fool to buy an electric car. I also haven't owned an american car in 40 years. I had researched it all so carefully and felt that the Volt was a special car that I could trust to help me to better the world in many ways. It's been reassuring to find this forum and see that other people have had this problem and come out ok. When I first got the car I noticed that the front instrument displays would dim and brighten up on occasion. Also in three instances after walking away from the car I looked back to see that it appeared to still be on. I assumed that I had a senior moment and forgotten to turn it off. Now i'm not so sure. I may also have forgotten to turn it off the day it died. (My elderly aunt says to put a sticky over the power button to remind me.) Lastly the bluetooth would continuously unpair with my phone after about one day of working normally. My volt was towed to a dealer who tells me a short was found in the 12 volt batt but even with a charged up 12 volt the car won't start. That was yesterday friday. The tech went home at 4:30 and won't be back till monday. So here I am hearing voices and driving around in a rented Nissan Versa the size of a rollerskate waiting for monday. Reading the posts though has been helpful. Maybe I'll also have some luck to report next week. Maybe Chevy will pay for the rollerskate.