The Worst 2011-2015 Volt Problems

  1. Volt Steering Lockup

    A new class-action lawsuit alleges that General Motors has also ignored dangerous steering problems that can leave drivers without any control over their car…

  2. What Are We Missing?

    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.


What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

1st Generation Volt Key Numbers

  1. 5 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 54 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  3. 37th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.

Recent 1st Generation Volt News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at

  1. The 2013 Volt is being recalled after reports of reduced engine power and propulsion.

    General Motors says a previous software update to improve the car actually did the opposite by disabling the cell balancing function, resulting in a low-voltage condition. Killing the voltage of the volt? Classic Chevy move.

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