Trevor, I wanted to say "thank you" for all that you do on this forum. Your posts are always professional, always helpful, and prove that Chevrolet cares about us, the early Volt adopters.The Volt Advisors will be contacting the 2011 Volt owners and letting them know the update is now available and you can set an appointment up with your dealer at your earliest convenience. If you have not heard from them yet, you will be soon.
I got an update about a month ago and got my car back washed and fully charged (update related to new radio and audio cue volume).These are my thoughts, having spent nearly a lifetime doing software/engineering for both capital equipment and enterprise systems. Chris
Do we have a canonical listing of all modules affected by the 2011 Volt bulk software update from the VAs?I'm having some difficulty finding any settings that were lost, other than radio Volume and estimated Range.
My service report says, "Service Update 11137 is open per VISS. Updated modules and installed label. Performed service update, installed label." My car was at the dealer for a week, while we were on vacation, and GM sent an engineer out to look at a small hose leak (detected by CEL with code P079A), so I doubt they had any trouble or failed to complete the upgrade. Also, other than a quick tire rotation a month ago, this is the only time my Volt has been in for service.Slapshot, did you get a listing of all modules updated (hopefully with a list of software revisions for each module)?
My thought is they either might have missed one/some of the updates, or possibly one of your modules was already previously updated? Is it possible some of your upgrades may have failed for some reason, and the dealer punted?
You are 100% right that most companies and their software upgrades go through great pains to keep previous settings. I do that as well on the products I work on.Now personally, after some years in the computer business, I know anybody I've worked for tries REALLY hard not to trash user configuration settings on an upgrade (going to the point of revision marking parameter settings storage, and having conversion routines to map old storage to new formats... right guys?).
While GM may be years ahead of the auto industry in the car department with the Volt, they seem not yet to grok computers.