really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,215 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Volt body / paint problems

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2012 Chevrolet Volt Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 202016


  • 65,000 miles


I was traveling on a straight city street when I was struck by a vehicle coming off a side street that had lost control of their car. I was hit on the drivers side door. I was going about 25 mph. I hit my head on the door frame above the drivers side window. The side air bag did not deploy. I was taken to the hospital where I had a ct scan of my head and neck performed. I had a slight concussion (memory loss). Had head and neck pain after the accident. My car was a total loss.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152016


  • 58,000 miles
Wheels: Original equipment tire with 5/32 tread, about 58,000 miles, noticed reduced tire pressure 3/15/16, filled tire; filled again 3/18/16 twice, about an hour apart, became totally flat. Side of tire, two repair facilties indicate it can not be repaired. Have rest of original equipment tires on car, were very recently rotated, and tire pressure checked before 3/15/16. Thought it may have been vandalized, dealer in middleton says it was not. All tires on care are original equipment. Loss of tire pressure began while stationery, filled tire, but did not hold air whether in motion, being driven on highway or city street. Is at a dealership in middleton, wi now. I purchased the 2012 Volt in 2/2013, never titled, from a dealer in elk city, ok after much research. In reading about Volt, there was no information about a back up camera. The car really needs a back up camera; I have hit another car parked on my own driveway while backing out, and in January 2016 I hit a moving SUV at best buy parking lot, delafield, wi. Person driving his car said he did not look for back up lights for break lights, I had checked to see if car may be approaching and did not see SUV. I filed with the dot, wi, since it was likely if police were called it would be stated it was a private lot. I have also had my car towed, the black rubber front that is flexible is easily damaged, and especially by a tow truck but can be easily damaged in winter with snow/ice, or generally in parking lots if there are concrete guides to stop car when pulling into spot.

- Wales, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 272014


  • 21,847 miles
The hatch fell down once I had it up and leaned into the vehicle. This has injured my back and I am now feeling tingling in my left arm and leg. I had this problem before where the hatch fell once lifted and it was repaired. The dealer said they replaced the support struts. This seems to happen in colder weather.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

May 212012

Volt 4-cyl

  • 14 miles
No accident: The degree of distortion in rear glass is unsafe. Optics may not meet auto glass and or federal safety requirements. I have worked in the glass industry in quality control and this glass would not meet company or federal standards. With distortion this bad the particle size could be an issue as well. This could be a serious problem. GM has agreed to replace my glass, however I would be concerned about other rear windows in that same run time.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

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