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2018 Chevrolet Volt repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (33%)

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2018 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatch

149-horsepower Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD

Chevrolet Volt in New York, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017 High voltage charging failed after routine LOF required loaner and overnight repair. The dealer didn't know what they did, or would not tell me, but they indicated quite clearly that they messed it up. 
Chevrolet Volt in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

4960 mi
Adaptive cruise control sometimes not functional. 
Chevrolet Volt in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

3720 mi
Active shutter grill stopped working. Check engine light on. Dealer replaced Active shutter grill under warranty. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Jan 2019
Mar 2018

600 mi
Seat tracks were extremely stiff -replaced and oiled. Dashboard was not clicked into place, so it was banged in with hand. 
Apr 2018

1000 mi

US $250
Seat track was stiff - replaced and lubricated, second attempt. 

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2017 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatch

149-horsepower Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD

Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Oct 2016 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

10000 mi
The central touch screen display went out. The shop diagnosed it on the spot, ordered a new part and had it installed all in one day. 
Chevrolet Volt in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2017 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

1860 mi
Tire blew out- a neat round plug from the sidewall! Obvious defect. Dewaler repplaced tire - took two days to find exact michelin . 
Chevrolet Volt in Washington, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

17000 mi
The check engine light erroneously lit up due to an issue with the software on the power inverter. The dealer was able to identify the problem (service bulletin) and reprogram the power inverter. As far as I know there was no mechanical issue. 
Chevrolet Volt in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

2969 mi
Car pulled right under braking. 2 alignments performed, now car pulls left under braking. 
Chevrolet Volt in Washington, United States
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

14000 mi
Brake pedal was making a squeaking noise as you depressed the brake. Noise got louder in warmer temperatures and finally bothered me enough to have it looked at. Surprisingly, online research showed it had a TSB recall issued so I brought it in. Parts ordered during previous repair trip, installed during this one. When operating on gas engine (either with some electric range left or with none left), from a near or complete stop, accelerating will create a bang sound from the exhaust. From online searches, this appears to be an afterfire sound (similar to misfire or backfire, but happens in the exhaust). My dealer did a wonderful job troubleshooting and ruling out other causes of the bang but ultimately consulted GM engineer who claimed this was normal despite nearly all other 2016/2017 Volt and 2011-2015 Volt owners never experiencing this issue. Please see following video recordings of my Volt making the sound (I used fake name for anonymity): https://vimeo.com/228493984 https://vimeo.com/228494160 Another 2016 Volt owner in California has the same issue: https://vimeo.com/177954038 The issue gets worse as the exhaust gets warmer so the hotter it is, the more bang sounds you will get. 
Chevrolet Volt in Washington, United States
Oct 2016 - Dec 2017
Sep 2016

2000 mi
Remove and re-apply oil pan sealant. 
Sep 2017

14000 mi
Recall 
Nov 2017

17000 mi
Factory recall 
Chevrolet Volt in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2016 - Nov 2017
Oct 2017

14260 mi
Center screen went blank. Had to be replaced under warranty 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

12000 mi
Check engine light went on. A TSB was issued for emission repair. The dealership told me that Chevrolet was still trying to find a solution to the problem. The dealership cleared the fault code and the check engine light hasn't appeared since. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

7000 mi
Rear passenger seatbelt was replaced. 
Chevrolet Volt in Arizona, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

36000 mi
Transaxle leaking. Emissions tube was rubbing and wore through the line. Required pulling the engine to gain access to and replace the line. 
Chevrolet Volt in Iowa, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

22000 mi
Odometer was acting up. False readings, etc. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

13000 mi
Check Engine light on, but no underlying cause. Dealer is checking with engineers in Detroit. AC loses coolant inexplicably. Dealer was unable to find problem. Has had to reharge the AC three times in two years. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

24000 mi
The headrest fastener came undone and was repaired. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Dec 2018
May 2018

13000 mi
There was a rattle coming from the rear hatch area whenever I drove over anything other than the very smoothest road. I had been in five times before. The fix either did not fix it or they did not have a suitable mechanic to work on it. On this sixth trip, a young mechanic figured out that the bumper on the lid of the hatch was not hitting the pad on the body of the car so the lid was rattling. He adjusted the bumper and tightened the trunk latch lock. 
Chevrolet Volt in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

19220 mi
replaced roof antenna rattle drivers door, rattle front dash 
Chevrolet Volt in Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

5000 mi
USB hub replaced 
Chevrolet Volt in Michigan, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

16000 mi
12-volt battery determined to be faulty 
Oct 2017

23500 mi
Horn had funny sound 
Nov 2017

24000 mi
Heard static on AM stations on radio. Dealer replaced antenna. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

13000 mi
Parking brake sensor cleaning & adjustment 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

19000 mi
Leather seat cover pulling away from headrest mount. Wasn't fixed. 
Chevrolet Volt in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2016 - Apr 2018
Mar 2017

1860 mi
The RKO (remote) was not detected. The transmitter was replaced. However, the trunk continues to work erratically. Locking sometimes. And other times not being able to be locked. In addition, there is occasional squeaking in the steering wheel. Trunk latch was replaced because it was locking and unlocking erratically. 
Dec 2017

19220 mi
The heating wasn't working. It turned out to be a software issue. 
Apr 2018

24366 mi
The dealer identified solutions for the following problems: 3 bells coming on -- things left on front passenger seat precipitating seatbelt alarm; apple play not coming on -- due to using non regulation Apple cable connections. Part of the body abutting the front passenger door frame is misaligned -- Dealer said they see this a lot with people kicking ice off of their tires or going over snowbanks (not covered by warranty). 
Chevrolet Volt in Utah, United States
Sep 2016 - May 2018
Jan 2017

25200 mi
Leaking oil from the oil pan Scratch fixed in drivers door 
Nov 2017

25000 mi
Recall repair 
Chevrolet Volt in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2017

21760 mi
Recall, Computer Firmware update Auto-dimming feature rear-view not working 
Chevrolet Volt in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

9000 mi
Applied TSB to tighten multiple electrical connections. Prior to this, temporary loss of 12V signal resulted in every module throwing a code. 
Chevrolet Volt in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

2480 mi
Infotainment screen went black. Radio would still work steering wheel controls. 
Chevrolet Volt in Texas, United States
Apr 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

9000 mi
reduced propulsion recall 
Chevrolet Volt in Texas, United States
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

4000 mi
Failure at 4,000 miles - high voltage fuse blew, car wouldn't work in EV mode at all even though it was brand new. Sat in dealership lot for 2+ weeks waiting on parts. 
Chevrolet Volt in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

3600 mi
Rear hatch would not close and latch unless excessive force was used. Rear hatch close mechanism was adjusted to close normally. 
Mar 2018

17360 mi
Battery energy module update done and check for loud buzzing (intermittent) when charging - nothing found FM radio faded out completely for a day then returned but is weak - new antenna ordered and paint to match Voice command system inoperable - new module ordered 
Chevrolet Volt in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

8000 mi
Steering wheel rattled when driving down road. Dealer ended up replacing steering wheel which resolved the issue. They also replaced the panel in the trunk which was warped and had broken tabs. 
Jan 2017

9300 mi
Radio was not pulling in FM stations. When I would scan, it would just continue scanning and never find one it could get. They replaced the radio, but in order to do so, had to order parts. Rear hatch was rattling when going over bumps. The dealership was able to adjust the latch and stop the rattle. 
Jun 2017

13000 mi
AM/FM radio did not have any reception. They found frayed wires on the antenna. Ordered a new one, had it painted, and replaced. Radio has been working great since repair. Repair was covered under warranty. 
Mar 2018

20000 mi
Could not turn car off, car would alert saying Shift to Park even though I was already in park. The dealer diagnosed an intermittent open in shift control. They replaced the transmission shift control and it has been fine since. 

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2016 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatch

149-horsepower Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD

Chevrolet Volt in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

9000 mi
Oil pan leak 
Chevrolet Volt in New York, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

12000 mi
12V battery died and replaced under warrantee 
Feb 2018

42000 mi

US $200
Wireless key failed. Dealer claimed it got wet, but I did not drop it in water. Maybe humidity? Not cover and cost me $200. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

6900 mi
Rear driver-side door closed rough. It appeared the door was sagging and struck the striker loop sharply when closing. Door appeared to be out of adjustment when first purchased. Vehicle was returned as fixed, but it was not fully corrected 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

19000 mi
Factory coolant hose configuration was causing it to rub. Hose eventually ruptured and leaked coolant. Dealer replaced hose. 
Dec 2016

26000 mi
Rattles heard during freeway speed behind horn assembly. Other rattles heard near driver-side door. Horn assembly rattle fixed, door rattle improved. Apple Car-play connection issues and system hanging occasionally making operation impossible. 
Chevrolet Volt in New York, United States
Dec 2015 - Oct 2017
Mar 2016

1000 mi
Software update for Engine per GM Bulletin 
Oct 2017

14000 mi
Software update for Engine Idle and Cameras Normal Oil, Lube Tire Rotation 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

8000 mi
Recall for hesitation 
Jun 2018

55000 mi
Gas engine failed to start after the electric motor battery was depleted. Car was towed to dealer. Dealer unable to find a problem. Oil pan leak 
Chevrolet Volt in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

2480 mi
Check engine light, EGR needed replacement, maybe related to transmission change, damaged original valve during disassembly/reassembly 
Apr 2016

6200 mi
Car died on Florida turnpike, no power and "shift to park" message. GM replaced what they call an "F module" which I later learned was power inverter module that sits on the tranny. 
Sep 2017

19220 mi
Frayed seat belt 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

46000 mi

US $100
Replaced brake fluid per the manual Recall for “propulsion reduced.” 
Chevrolet Volt in Maryland, United States
Jan 2017 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

20000 mi
Car didn't start in the morning. 12v battery was dead. I wasn't able to jumpstart. After 20 mins of keeping it connected with the other car, still the battery didn't get enough charge to start the car. Car had to be towed. After 2 days at the dealership they charged the battery and returned the car. They spent a lot of time trying to find the root cause, but they had no clue why battery went dead. This is the 6th time in 2 years. Overall this is a shame because the main battery was fully charged! Such advanced car has LACKS the ability to start the system and move (and start charging the 12v battery) using the charge from that massive Lithium ion battery. Volt is really a spend car but I do not treat it as a reliable mode of transportation anymore. (a) it comes with the battery or the charging system that is faulty (b) poor diagnosability when it breaks. 
Chevrolet Volt in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

21700 mi
Shifter assembly replaced. Would not register being put into park 
Chevrolet Volt in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2018
May 2016

6000 mi
Cruise Control failed and needed to "relearn" how it should be used. Updated computer so engine runs smoother. Brake pedal making a clicking noise when pressed. 
Aug 2017

14000 mi
Noise from dashboard trim, creaking. Noise persisted, plan to take it back when time permits. Update: later went away on its own. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

29000 mi
Replaced shark fin antenna due to bad AM reception. 
Chevrolet Volt in Illinois, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

3899 mi
Engine idled extremely roughly in cold; replaced fouled spark plugs. 
Dec 2016

5403 mi
Car died on vacation, would not restart. Towed to dealer. Dealer ordered and replaced section 3 of high-voltage hybrid battery. 
Feb 2017

8700 mi
Check engine light and "12 volt battery" warning light came on with "service charging system" message; 12v battery indeed wasn't charging. Dealer found codes that were no longer active; cleared and issue did not return. 
Chevrolet Volt in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2017
May 2017

27000 mi
Then two weeks later the gas engine sputtered while going uphill. The local dealer looked at the car, and said the FUEL INJECTOR SEALS had not been replaced by the other dealer when installing the new engine. The seals were on back order for two weeks, so I had a loaner car while the replaced the injector seals in the new engine. The gas engine seized during highway driving, as a cooling hose came off the engine block. The engine overheated and siezed. The dealer replaced the engine.  
Chevrolet Volt in Michigan, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

1700 mi
The electric drive module was faulty, causing a CEL and needed to be replaced 

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