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Ever since it appeared on the electric car scene in 2011, the Chevy Volt brought a measure of practicality and peace of mind with its supplemental gas engine that would kick in to extend the Volt's limited battery-only range. The current, second generation, is a more mature and capable car. It delivers a commuter-friendly electric range of 50 miles.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls 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.

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The 2019 Chevrolet Volt has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 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

"When the Volt encounters a smart phone that is not in its limited library of devices, instead of connecting with a standardized Bluetooth protocol (like cars did 10 years ago) or just refusing to connect, it completely disables the vehicle computer--radio, communications, navigation, climate control, everything; until the vehicle is shut down and rebooted without the offending smart device anywhere in range."

Anonymous, (2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 1.5-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Radio

"reception has become noisy,"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 1.5-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Routine software updates

"I firmly believe that all updates should be done at the dealership so any of the problems can be worked out at the dealership not by the customer not by anybody else just by the people who are initiating the updates. this customer-based problem exists because updates over the airways sometimes don't work. Sometimes don't even need it. And mostly get screwed up. if these updates worked why is it that GM doesn't access your car and fix it while you're sitting there complaining about it to the OnStar people or to the GM people. I missed two doctors appointments because this freaking car wouldn't come out of park. No matter what I did. And GM did nothing. Not one little thing. Also when I purchase this car I was not told that I would have to buy a cell phone to get my map GPS to work in the car. that's an expensive proposition because now I'm looking at replacing the whole radio system with an aftermarket radio and I have to buy a bunch of other things to make the car work correctly because of the new radio. And I want that new radio so GM can't get into my car and update anything anymore. GM is not my favorite group of people anymore. they seem to have this idea that the customer doesn't know what they're talkin about while they do. And I've been finding too many predatory sales people out in the world. Lacey woman come in and the first thing they need they decide to do is overcharge. the second thing they try to do is pulling off some vehicle that they can't get rid of because it doesn't have a mat GPS in it so they don't tell you that it doesn't have a map GPS in it. Until after the sale."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 1.5-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Software update fixes

"About a month after I received the car. We had to evacuate for a hurricane. I was on my way to Georgia. Stopped at a motel. Could not shut the car off could not lock the car 4 hours. Because some assholes decided they were going to update my radio it wouldn't let me shut the car off it wouldn't let me do anything or let me lock the car it wouldn't let me do anything and here I am over 300 miles from my home trying to get away from a hurricane. And the assholes at GM decide to update my f****** radio. This automatic updates s*** is for the birds. It's not for human consumption. Where is GM's head I think it's firmly up there ass."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 1.5-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

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.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Recall for evaporative hose routing issue."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 1.5-L 4 Cyl 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

"The heater is anemic in very cold weather and has to be supplemented by running the engine."

Lawrence F., OH (2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 1.5-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

Squeaks or rattles

"liftgate glass rattles as if rubbing against metal"

Anonymous, (2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 1.5-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"There were small, hardly-noticeable gaps between the front roof posts and the interior trim covering them, that I thought were shoddy workmanship and could be corrected. By the time I had travelled my first 100 miles, the right-side trim was hanging 3 inches away from its mounting, and the left one about 2 inches. 2 dealers have each expressed skepticism that this was a problem worth addressing, but reluctantly accepted work orders, but never called me back as promised "when the clips and other parts come in.""

Anonymous, (2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 1.5-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Transmission Minor

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

Engine Minor

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

Engine Major

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

Exhaust

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

Brakes

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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Recalls
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SEAT BELTS
Sep 26, 2018
If the child seat is not properly secured in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Cadillac CT6, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Volt, and GMC Yukon XL vehicles. Certain second-row or third-row rear seatbelts retractor assemblies may not automatically lock when the seatbelt is fully pulled out of the retractor, possibly preventing a child seat from being properly secured. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear seatbelt retractors and replace them if necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 7, 2018. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18315.
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: 18V673000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15800
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Aug 30, 2018
A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Cruze, Volt and Bolt EV vehicles, GMC Terrain vehicles, Buick Lacrosse and Regal vehicles, Cadillac XTS and XTS Professional vehicles and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle's brake system, free of charge. The recall began October 11, 2018. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18279.
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: 18V576000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 210628
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