really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
402 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Volt brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Chevrolet Volt Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 242016


  • 5 miles


Oct 24th morning murrieta, ca, it was raining and big thunders and lighting. My wife started for work, the car was fully charged. She made her usual right turn from " murrietta hotsprings rd " to " butterfield stage road" in city of murrieta / temecula ca. She put the car in "regeneration mode" as the road was down hill. There was a big lighting and followed by a big thunder sounds. She saw white light and was blinded for fraction of second, it was raining heavy, immediately she felt the car was floated/drifting to left, hit the center raod divider and all air bags were already deployed. She tried her best to pull the car to right (she could not see due to airbags deployed all except passenger side airbag) but could not do so, she also stated the steering was struck. The car came to stop after jumping into other side of the street. No other car was involved. Most of the damage to the car was to the front wheels, front under body due to impact with the center road divider. All airbags were deployed except for the passenger. She was alone in the car. The police and emd were at the scene after 10 -15 mins as someone had already called 911. I was at the sceen as the location was 10 mins from my home. The police report is still due as I notify you. Insurance declared total loss. My wife had minor injuries due to air bags. We hope someone can find answers for the following questions. 1) did lighting cause any electrical interference with vehicle electronics which may have contributed to the accident ? 2) why did air bags deploy if the wheels hit the center divider. Or what was the cause of airbags deployment ?

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 312012


  • 800 miles
When in low gear (higher regenerative braking), when braking and going over some bumps, the regen braking stops causing a feeling of a lurch forward. A 'low traction" light appears. This causes a reduction in braking force of approximately 35bhp, a very unsafe condition. An anti-lock brake style pulsation of the regen should be employed, not a discontinuation of the regen brakes.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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