Barely 1300 miles. Luckily, the car simply refused to back out of a parking spot in a small, uncrowdee strip mall. "Propulsion power reduced" error on the dashboard appeared when I moved the transmission from Park to Reverse, with the Check Engine lamp activating.
OnStar remotely diagnosed it as requiring immediate service so they dispatched a tow truck to haul it away.
Local Chevy dealership tech says the power inverter failed so I'm pretty much SOL for a week. The Volt failed on a Sunday so I had to find myself a rental car, for which Chevrolet promises they'll reimburse me.
Two days later I call to check in on progress and they told me that parts arrived but "were damaged" prior to or during shipping. I had to extend my car rental and front the money myself. I am pressing the Chevy dealer to reiterate that this is all under warranty and that all expenses are covered. Heck, I still have to make the car payments.
This has created a lot of anxiety about the Volt. It's our family's first American car (we graduated from ten years with a Prius which served perfectly). You can imagine my frustration considering I've only had this brand new Volt for a month. Is this a common failure with this brand's hybrids?
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