The Volt is an electric car for drivers who don't want to be limited by battery range. It usually allows you to drive gas-free for 35 miles, however the exact number depends on weather and driving style. In our testing, it ranged from 20 to 50 miles. When the battery is depleted, a backup gasoline engine kicks in to keep the electric motor running. This allows you to keep driving for up to 315 more miles before refueling.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
Common Trouble Spot
Common Trouble Spot
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls
Research Years *Redesign year
Worse Better
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11*
12
13
14
15
16*
17
18
19
Overall Reliability Verdict
NA
Potential Trouble Spots
Engine Major
NA
Engine Minor
NA
Engine Cooling
NA
Transmission Major
NA
Transmission Minor
NA
Drive System
NA
Fuel System
NA
Electric System
NA
Climate System
NA
Suspension
NA
Brakes
NA
Exhaust
NA
Paint/Trim
NA
Body Integrity
NA
Body Hardware
NA
Power Equipment
NA
In-car Electronics
NA
Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

Learn more about car Reliability.

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Chevrolet Volt owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"As your driving along the display just goes blank for several seconds and then seems to do a reboot and starts up and works normal. In my eight months owning vehicle this happened once a month at first but now happens two or three times a month"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

"Instrument cluster screen went blank but was easily fixed by Dealership free of charge by rebooting the IPC"

Evelyn M., ON (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

"While driving, the screen has gone blank. Have not been satisfied with the dealers attempt to fix it"

Michael M., CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt None 1.4-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"usually goes into indexing mode instead of starting to play when connecting a USB device"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

"The device interface system just plainly sucks since it doesn't communicate well with the iPod. I have to use my iPhone now, but even it has trouble seeing it after plugging in, or starts songs alphabetically instead of the last one played. FAIL"

Peter M., FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

"Radio was switching sources on its own with phone paired and apps running. Updated software for radio"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt None 1.4-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Will often loose its pairing with the cell phone"

Michael M., CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt None 1.4-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Minor leak above the driver side window"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)
Squeaks or rattles

"Sounds like something is loose inside the headliner. It moves whenever I turn or brake"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)
Wind noise

"It has a wind noise if driving on a windy day, however, a recall of the back latch may be the problem, the part is ordered"

Dennis B., MO (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Front bumper or body assembly keeps popping out about 3/8 inch at point it connects with right front quarter panel. Started right after purchase. No, car has never hit anything"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

"I had a loose front fender, or a gap in it at least, and it was fixed when the headlight was replaced, but now it has popped back out. (the headlight was found to not be working the first night I drove home from the dealer)"

Peter M., FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Heater system

"Heater malfunctioned and was replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Chevrolet Volt None 1.4-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"Received error message: Propulsion power limited/reduced. Took dealership two weeks to determine that they didn't have the right equipment to fix it and the car had to be sent to a larger dealership in Atlanta. Apparently the problem was related to"

Richard C., GA (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor showed a low pressure after I inflated the tire. After rotation, the front tire is shown in the rear tire indicator, and vice-versa"

Donald Q., CT (2015 Chevrolet Volt None 1.4-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Can't save radio stations except on first 2 of 6 pages of favorites. New car - will take to dealer to fix radio"

Scott L., CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt None Plug-in Hybrid)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Compare 2015 Models

Similar Cars
BMW i3
Chevrolet Volt
Nissan Leaf
This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
STEERING
Jul 10 2015
Separation of the tie rod from the steering gear could result in the loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured November 8, 2013, to March 12, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the inner tie rod may not be tightened to specification allowing the tie rod to separate from the steering gear.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15386.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V442000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
Check Vehicle for Unrepaired Recalls
Enter a valid 17-character VIN
Enter a valid 17-character VIN
Change Vehicle