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Funny the lawyer who got a new transmission for her 2012, hasn't posted for years! I'm thinking GM gave her a new volt. I can't understand why everyone who had this defect hasn't demanded their car be fixed. I'm getting screwed because I bought a new, 2 year old vehicle. They can't fix it and despite; loving my Volt it is dangerous! No engineers looked at it, they had it 3 weeks but did nothing to it! I drove another 2012 and they all, don't have this flaw! yes I sometimes drive mine like a car. Why haven't all those who have these less than ideal ev miles: demanded computer updates to get the maximum ev miles(Toyota does this)? Is it because you all leased and got rid of your problems? I paid for mine and won't rest until I get GM to replace them all, especially those used ones out there. I still have a bad remote and they won't replace the airdam that comes apart everytime I pull in my driveway! Yes, I'm still under my 3 year bumper warranty.
 

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Really? Not sure what your're talking about either but.......Airdam can be replaced with shorter one. Free? probably not. Hesitation? There is about a 1 second lag if the transmission is in 2-motor mode and you mash the gas. The transmission has to shift back to one motor drive to deliver full power. Not a defect and certainly not dangerous. Our Camry hybrid does the same thing. You can mitigate this by easing the throttle down prior to a full throttle event. It'll give the tranny a chance to shift and you won't feel the hesitation. Other than that, ??????????????????
 

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I'm not sure either but if it is what others are talking about, it's about the same delay you would have when flooring a regular car to down shift several gears, kickdown.

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If the OP is serious in his complaints, I strongly recommend that he post in detail, spelling it out in a CALM manner, so that the problems can be understood and intelligently commented on. I assume that the OP is looking for intelligent comments. That's mostly what we do here. 8^)
 

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Trying to makes sense of the rant:

1. Some unspecified transmission issue? Assuming the OP told the Chevy dealer what he posted here, the service writer was likely as confused as we are.
2. Air dam scraping? Take a utility knife and cut an inch off.
3. Wants computer updates? Your VIN determines what updates are available.
4. Key fob not working? Replace the battery.
 

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exactly right! The difference between a regular car and the Volt is, with a regular car the engine makes a bunch of noise and the car lurches back and forth during the gear kick down event. With the Volt there is nothing; no sound and no lurching. There is only a short 1 second pause between mashing the pedal and the car accelerating. Because of the absence of clues (noise and lurching) I can see some people feeling unsafe, not sure if the Volt will really speed up or not. This can feel dangerous when merging from a slower lane to a faster lane and vehicles approaching from behind. Like someone else said, before the lane change just work the pedal a couple of times before the lane change and the acceleration will be instant.

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It sure would be nice if the OP would share with us what his dealer did to address his concerns. The air dam complaint is old, it's rubber and designed to be rubbed. I removed mine in advance of buying the shorty and discovered I thought the car looked better and in my DD routine I didn't notice any range reduction. So I never bought the replacement.
 
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