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.

2nd Generation Volt Key Numbers

  1. 4 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 28 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 41st in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.

Recent 2nd 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 CarComplaints.com.

  1. There’s an important recall for parents who’ve installed child seats using a seat belt.

    For installation of the child seat using the seat belt, there are automatic retractor assemblies equipped with retractors that lock automatically.

    This should lock the seat belt when it is completely pulled out of the retractor. However, the defects can cause the retractor to not lock the seat belt when it is pulled out of the retractor.

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  2. Excess gas –– we’ve all had it, no-one likes it, and the same holds true for your braking system.

    GM says it needs to bleed the brake systems of 230,000 cars because the vehicles have rear brake caliper pistons that have hydrogen gas trapped inside that could be released into the brake systems. ZF, the manufacturer of the brake pistons, didn't properly temper and chrome-coat the pistons, causing hydrogen gas to remain trapped in the bodies of the pistons.

    This problem may cause your brake pedal to feel “spongy” but it’s unclear if it affects stopping distances.

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