2011 Chevrolet Volt Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevy Volt: The Shifter is Cracked

October 11, 2011

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The plastic trim piece that covers our Volt's shifter is cracked. It's pretty significant too, since the lower side of the crack is slightly higher than the other creating an edge. It looks like a fault. I'm not sure what caused it, but I see two possibilities: 1) Some sort of weird heat/cold expansion situation or 2) Someone accidentally dropped something heavy on the shifter. Do we have any bowlers?

If it's the latter, they would've had to do it with the car in gear since when in park the shifter is tucked into its cave under the center stack.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 11,160 miles

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