If there is one thing that sucks on the Volt, it is the BackUp (BU) camera system, and "sucks" is an engineering term!Just got a 2013 Volt. The rear camera seems to have very poor image and is dark. It also has lots of blue grain to it. The road (black top) is full of blue grain.
Is this normal?
I’ll try and get a better photo
I tried this in my MY2012 - no response when shifter placed in Reverse and pressing the large Tune/Menu button. I tried the Config button also without success. Would you kindly verify your suggested procedure on your car, telling us what MY you have? Thanks.Put the Volt in reverse, press the mode (? - The big one on the center stack) button. The adjustment screen should show the two adjustments along the left and right edges of the screen.
I have a MY 2012 with a standard radio and no Nav. I have verified that this procedure works for me.I tried this in my MY2012 - no response when shifter placed in Reverse and pressing the large Tune/Menu button. I tried the Config button also without success. Would you kindly verify your suggested procedure on your car, telling us what MY you have? Thanks.
edit: My car has NAV also.
I agree with your assessment that the BU camera system in the Volt is a poor design.Another issue at night is the reflection from the license plate light onto the lens which "stops down" the lens and makes it too dark to see much of anything behind you. This is probably more pronounced on white cars like mine. If you turn off your lights while in reverse (not really recommended) you'll see the image get much brighter. This is very poor design.
My MY2012 has guide lines showing the projected path of the car, as well as the distance away from things in the car's projected path - in one foot increments I believe. I'm not sure why you don't have the same presentation. I agree that the picture quality of the BU system is very lacking.I just got my Volt last week and the quality of the rear view camera is one of the few disappointments. The system in our Ford C-Max has a lot more resolution and has guides the show the current and projected path of the car based on the steering.