2nd Generation (2016—2019) Volt Problems

This generations ranks 42nd out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (25%), steering (25%), and the engine (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Lost Power Steering While Driving 5 complaints at an average of 16,535 miles in the 2017 Chevrolet Volt.
  2. Chime Is Very Loud 1 complaints at an average of 5 miles in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
  3. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 30 miles in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.

What Volt Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2017 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 2 17 0.0
2018 0 2 183 0.0
2017 15 0 504 14.65
2016 5 1 671 3.9

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