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I appreciate the ingenuity of the mods. I haven't accidently turned the car off yet in over 40k miles. Risky operator actions makes the power button an issue. If you need the mechanical idiot resistance, by all means go for it. I use the hand position, have a cell phone mount that discourages hitting the power button, but mostly use care when selecting the energy display or drive mode. I very rarely see a need to play with the drive mode button anyway.
 

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The car is still new to me so I'm still playing with it ... I prefer sport mode so if I forget to switch prior to pulling away from my home then that's when I'm most likely to accidentally depress the Power button.

You guys can all say what you want, but the location of that button is a poor design. That would never pass muster in any aircraft cockpit. Sure, the Volt is not a fighter aircraft, but if inadvertently switching the car off leads to an accident the consequences can be the same.

This topic pops up often enough so obviously I'm not the only Volt owner with this concern. I was only trying to offer another inexpensive solution.

Cheers.
As you say you're "still playing with it". Granted the placement could have been more "idiot resistant" but if you aren't playing with the buttons while driving it's essentially a non-problem. If you practice that hand placement technique to locate the button it's hard to mess up. There's also no critical reason to be playing with them while driving. So if you aren't confident about what button you are pressing, DON'T. I don't object to somehow shielding the button if the user believes he needs to. We're complaining about engineers overestimating driver competence and good judgement here. Yes they redesigned Gen 2.
 
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