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Chevrolet Volt Powertrain and Chassis Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2016 - 2017 Chevrolet Volt Reliability by Generation2016 - 2017 Chevrolet Volt
29.4285714286% Best 89% Worst
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2011 - 2015 Chevrolet Volt Reliability by Generation2011 - 2015 Chevrolet Volt
27.1428571429% Best 85% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt Reliability And Durability: Cons
2016 From the 2004 model onwards the Toyota Prius has been among the most reliable models in TrueDelta's car reliability survey, and there's no reason to expect that the latest iteration won't continue this tradition. The first-generation Volt has been about as reliable as the average car recently, neither especially bad or especially good. Whether the second generation will be more or less reliable remains to be seen. It's not a near-sure thing the way the Prius is. Beyond overall reliability, it has become possible to cheaply replace individual cells in the Prius's relatively small battery pack, and the same could become possible with the fourth-generation car. (While the Prius Two retains the old car's NiMH battery pack, the other trims have lithium-ion packs.) The prospect of potentially having to replace the Volt's much larger lithium-ion battery pack in toto once its eight-year warranty has lapsed renders it much riskier for people who hold on to cars for a long time. full 2016 Chevrolet Volt review

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt Reliability And Durability: Pros
2012 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
We have had to take it back to the dealer twice in 15000 miles. Once was for a coolant leak and the other time was to reset a check engine light. full 2012 Chevrolet Volt review
Chevrolet Volt Reliability And Durability: Cons
2017 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Plug-in Hybrid
Oil pan gasket failure in the first 2000 miles. Dealer required 3 visits to diagnose and repair, with two full days of down time, for a 45 minute repair. There are so few certified Volt techs that repairs are scheduled out more than a week ahead. full 2017 Chevrolet Volt review