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Hello everyone

I have almost had the car a week now and love every min of driving it. I find myself going on joy rides, haven't done that since I was a teen.

I am not a typical Volt owner, my drive into work is 67km (one way). So on my return trip I always burn gas.


I do have a couple of questions/comments...

Is there a way to start the charge at a certain time? I find that for some reason the volt is not fully charged when I come out when it is set to scheduled departure time. May be an issue with my garage wiring not providing consistent power levels. At the moment I bypass it with charge now.

Anyone else having issues with the OnStar app not displaying the correct information or loading extremely slow? Not sure if connecting the car to the home WiFi would make any difference? Too bad I can't connect directly to the car through WiFi.

My iPhone SE or Car has an issue with the Bluetooth, connects and disconnects every 30 seconds. I get that annoying beep and message.

My dealer insists that the car come in for service every 10,000kms. The manual says check oil every 12,000kms but only to check it, not replace it. only if necessary.


my username here is also my VoltStats username...;)
 

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Chevrolet dot com doesn't have the 2018 manual online but GM Canada does. On page 122 is Programmable Charging. On my 2017 I use Delayed by rate and departure time. Charge only during Off-Peak and Earliest for completion time. My departure time is set to 730am. My Off-Peak runs from 11pm to 330 am. My 2015 is set to charge from 4am to 730 am. I had problems with the MyChevrolet app when I tried to use it to initiate charging. I only use it to read car data. Do you have iOS 11 on your phone?
Do you use Carplay (cable connection)? Data cable will disconnect Bluetooth. I have several phones paired to the car and they initiate several alarms to settle which phone is connected.
Unless you paid for some extra warranty from the dealer, follow the manufacturers service instructions in the manual. Many dealers offer 2 free oil changes and tire rotations. Car will tell you when to change oil. Tire rotations every 12k kms are a good idea.
Enjoy your car. Many get 120 kms on a charge but half that in winter
 

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Hello everyone

My dealer insists that the car come in for service every 10,000kms. The manual says check oil every 12,000kms but only to check it, not replace it. only if necessary.;)
Every 6 to 8 months or 10,000 km is probably a good service interval. The Volt does not require much in the way of routine maintenance. The dealer will perform a multi-point inspection, top off the coolant reservoirs and check the other fluid levels. The Volt calculates remaining oil life based on engine revolutions, engine temperature, miles driven and the overall age of the oil (up to 24 months maximum.) Your Volt comes with two free oil changes within the first two years of ownership but there is no need to change the oil before it needs to be changed. Your dealer will perform any needed software updates when you bring the Volt in for service. The 2017 Volt Owner's Manual specifies tire rotation every 12,000km.
 

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For service, follow the manual. The dealers always recommend service that isn't needed to pad their own pockets but don't let them win, just follow the book written by the people that built the car.
 

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Make sure you set the charging to 12 amps. If you have a default location set, then it will remember the 12 amps setting.
 

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Make sure you set the charging to 12 amps. If you have a default location set, then it will remember the 12 amps setting.
Thanks. I do have a default location set and it now remembers 12 amp charging. but for whatever reason, it is not fully charged in the morning unless I override it to charge now. I'll be left with one missing charge bar if I don't and allow it to run scheduled charge. It miscalculates the time to charge.
I am getting 240V charging soon and a dedicated 120V line as a backup.

Thanks for all the feedback.
 
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