definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,326 miles

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problem #7

Dec 012016

Volt 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The contact stated that the back-up camera was malfunctioning and the front console would not work if other services were being used. The contact had to turn off and restart the vehicle to get the console to work again. The vehicle was taken to reliable Chevrolet (800 N central expy, richardson, tx 75080, (972) 201-9240) where they re-flashed the module and changed the camera; however, the failure recurred and the vehicle would shut off when parked. The vehicle was a hybrid and the battery was depleted. The contact was concerned about the carbon monoxide level in her garage. The vehicle was getting more and more difficult to shut off and the contact had to wait several minutes to make sure it finally shut off. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where they stated that they would contact the manufacturer and call back. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 112019


  • 83,000 miles
Vehicle air condition stopped working while driving, check engine light came on. Message from onstar reads: An issue with the lithium-ion battery in your 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been detected. Please service your vehicle within 1 day.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 102019


  • 39,000 miles
All vehicle systems are not registering that the vehicle is in park when the shifter is in the park position. The instrument cluster gear indicator registers the vehicle as in park, but when attempting to power down the vehicle an error message occurs directing the driver to shift the vehicle into park. When exiting the vehicle the doors will not lock.

- Imperial Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 232018


  • miles
When vehicle is shifted into park position and engine in powered off, the dash reads out that vehicle must be in park position. I have to jiggle the shifter or depress the button several times to engage into park position. If this is ignored the vehicle does not register in park and cannot safely be left unattended. This occurrence has been happening for over a month at a daily rate. The dealership does not honor the power train warranty for this issue.

- Calimesa, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 202018


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Volt. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer (F H dailey Chevrolet, 900 marina blvd, san leandro, ca 94577), but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,000. The VIN was not available.

- Albany, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 232018


  • 16,281 miles
Intermittent problem where the center display console goes blank on starting the car and is completely unresponsive. This displays vital information such as location, charge capacity, climate controls, etc. Could not find a way to reset this. It corrects itself after the car is off for a bit. This is the second time this has happened in two days. This is for case id number 10872363.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 122016


  • 14,000 miles
2016 Chevy Volt wouldn't start, less than a year old, current on maintenance. Towed it to dealer, they said there were some recalls - but couldn't tell me what was wrong. Got it back after 2 days, was fine - then on 9/22/16 wouldn't start again - I was stranded in the dark, got it jump started. Took it to the dealer, since it was running fine he didn't take it in. Told me next time it happens to get it towed in. Wouldn't start again yesterday, unreliable car. Please investigate.

- San Jose, CA, USA