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My 2013 Volt hit 50k miles this week. Is there anything in particular that I should do or scheduled maintenance needed at that point?

There are no problems or errors present.
 

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My 2013 Volt hit 50k miles this week. Is there anything in particular that I should do or scheduled maintenance needed at that point?

There are no problems or errors present.
Do whatever your owners manual suggests.

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Have a alignment done if you have not had one yet. Everything else is just inspections, just be careful because most shops will recommend maintenance items normally due with ICE cars such as injector cleaning, trans flush, coolant flush, ect. There is no due at mileage for most of these items on a Volt since its unclear how many miles drive were on the engine. My car has 36k miles and has only burnt 5.2 gallons of fuel which would relate to about 200 miles on the engine.
 

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Speaking from personal experience, I recommend replacing your 12 volt battery, even if it is still "working". If you review "dead 12 volt battery" threads on this forum, you will find they typically fail at around 4 years old and can fail without warning. Sometimes you can get a Volt with a dead battery to "boot up"with a jump, but if the battery fails with a shorted cell, the Volt is dead until the battery is replaced. Save yourself some grief. At 4 years old and 50K miles, your 12 VDC battery is on borrowed time. Replace it.
 

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You should probably replace the cabin air filter if you haven't already. I can't think of much else.
I just had mine in for the tire swap and 5 year service (only 64,000 km.). The only recommended service was to replace that cabin air filter, which was odd because I don't have one. I did get an alignment done, which I needed, and when I got home I pumped up the tires to 38 psi. It seems the dealer compressor only goes to 30, because despite putting 38 on every service order, that's all I get.

Listen to me complaining at never spending money on maintenance or repairs - this is the most trouble-free car I've ever had.
 

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Thanks for the tips.

I do not know if the 12v battery is original or not. I purchased this car used about six months ago with 36K miles on it. I'll see if I can figure out its real age.
I've been thinking about replacing the cabin air filter anyway because SWMBO complains about 'strange odors' when the AC first fires up.
Alignment was checked to be within spec. when I replaced the tires in January.

I'm still just loving this car.
 

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Thanks for the tips.

I do not know if the 12v battery is original or not. I purchased this car used about six months ago with 36K miles on it. I'll see if I can figure out its real age.
I've been thinking about replacing the cabin air filter anyway because SWMBO complains about 'strange odors' when the AC first fires up.
Alignment was checked to be within spec. when I replaced the tires in January.

I'm still just loving this car.
I bought a "universal" furnace filter w/charcoal very much like this one
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Web-20-in-x-25-in-x-1-in-Absorber-Odor-Control-FPR-5-Air-Filter-WABSORBFPR/100011568
and then I cut it into appropriate sized parts so I now basically have filters for the next 5 years.

As for the A/C "funk", you might want to see this thread... Avoiding the A/C Funk
(note post #10 where I'm trying Ozium this year)
 

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Thanks for the tips.

I do not know if the 12v battery is original or not. I purchased this car used about six months ago with 36K miles on it. I'll see if I can figure out its real age.
I've been thinking about replacing the cabin air filter anyway because SWMBO complains about 'strange odors' when the AC first fires up.
Alignment was checked to be within spec. when I replaced the tires in January.

I'm still just loving this car.
Your car will only have a cabin air filter if you or the the previous owner installed one. Check behind the glove compartment to see if there actually is one in the slot for it. I don't know how much this would help with AC odours, but allergy season is upon us.
 

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Someone else just posted same question on a Volt with 56k miles. Does anyone RTFM anymore?
 

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Someone else just posted same question on a Volt with 56k miles. Does anyone RTFM anymore?
Reading the Fine Manual is a great place to start, but it rarely covers the insight that is gained through the tribal knowledge and experience gained by a large group of owners. That's the beauty of this web forum. There is much more to be learned here than just what is covered in the owners manual.

I did not mean to upset you by posting my question here. For that, I apologize.
 

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I never fail to be astounded at the people who get upset and scream RTFM. Look folks if you don't want to answer the question then you can always remain silent.. it's easier on everyone's blood pressure.
 

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I've tried the search function a few times, not very helpful :(
Sometimes it's not very helpful, no. That's when you break into your Google-fu. Start the search with "gm-volt" and add.

It's not a complaint, it's just how people are. As Dutch said, there's no point in spiking your blood pressure over it.
 

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I never fail to be astounded at the people who get upset and scream RTFM. Look folks if you don't want to answer the question then you can always remain silent.. it's easier on everyone's blood pressure.
If you notice, mister dave says RTFM in every one of hist forum posts, it's in his signature.
 
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