i cant charge the main batteries.
car wont let me charge it.
service high voltage battery message is on.
havent been able to find anyone that knows what a volt is, let alone service it.
i was going to call chevy and ask for a mechanic anywhere in the country, that they knew could service a volt, then i would pay to ship the car to them.
but, now i am out of work for 4 months with a illness and i have no money.
i have been through two dealers so far. had to break into the charger to replace the 120volt cord and a $1.00 fuse. cord had a short in it. it was melting through the plug and was starting to melt outlets. dealer refused to service or replace, said there was nothing wrong with it. finally melted all the way through and blew the fuse. no easy way into the charger. it is now held together with duct tape.
second dealer insists there is nothing wrong with a whole list of problems.
i havent had good cabin heat for three years.
now, i have no cabin heat on electric.
they seemed to be unaware that the volt gets cabin heat from both the gas engine and an electric pre heater, when it is on electric. they dont know how to isolate the two systems for a test.
i would just keep the hood closed while on electric so the gas engine does not come on, then turn the heat on, but ,i am not a chevy certified volt mechanic, what do i know.
someone on here gave me the test procedure from chevy, for the heat control module, including the notice that 2012's had a defective module and telling the dealer to replace it if it was made before a certain date.
gave it to the dealer, asked them to test the module, offered to hold their hand while they did it.
5 minutes later they told me they couldnt pull the codes.
computer was not communicating with their scanner.
wanted me to drop the car off while they traced all the wires.
when i got home i pulled the codes with my scanner.
i assume they could not find the port to attach the scanner to.
so, that is why i cant charge the car.
good news is, now that it is always on gas, i have cabin heat.
and this is the short list of problems.