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2013 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback - Consumer Review

2013 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)

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Volt problem
By wligon on

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2013 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)

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My wife drove our Volt to a friend's house. When she parked and turned off the car, she realized that she had parked someone in She quickly pushed the power button and shifted to reverse. Nothing happened! The power button was lit on the console but there was no power. Pushing the power button again gave the message: "initializing--wait to shift" This continued for about an hour until the car sensed the battery was running down and shut itself off . After the shutdown, it restarted and operated normally but for an hour it was dead! Chevy told us they had never seen this. We conclude you absolutely must wait for everything to come up before shifting! Software needs a fix.

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Nice car, generally very reliable, nice design.

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Needs more headroom when getting in.
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By johng_to
on 05/30/13 15:45 PM (PDT)

Just had the same problem. After fully charging the car took it for a 2 mi drive. Tried to restart but "Initializing... wait to shift", the long delay before the dash lights up, then nothing. On one start attempt I got a message that the fuel was low and I had to confirm with a tap on the "OK" button. After a 5 minute wait, it started normally. What's going on? Never seen this? I don't think so.

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