2012 Chevrolet Volt

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2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Chevrolet Volt
It's understandable if you've never seen a Chevrolet Volt in person because, until just recently, it was available only in a handful of markets. By the end of 2011, however, the revolutionary Volt will be available from sea to shining sea. In fact, after the recent upgrades at the Detroit plant where the Volt is assembled, GM claims that the Volt will be produced in large enough numbers to be sold in Canada, China, and Europe by year's end. Although it drives like any other single-gear electric vehicle, the Volt is unique because it packs a 1.4-liter gasoline four-cylinder engine under the hood. The 150-hp electric motor can power the vehicle on its own for about thirty-five miles, after which the gasoline engine kicks in to spin a generator, propelling the car for an additional 300-plus miles. It goes without saying that the Volt is no sports car, but it steers well, has a decent ride, and is surprisingly buttoned down despite riding on low-rolling-resistance tires. Inside, the Volt is comfortable but lacks the refinement of Chevrolet's newest vehicles, such as the Cruze and the Malibu. The center console in particular is a low point both in design and functionality. The Volt is offered only in a single trim level with just two available options packages: the premium trim package, which adds heated front seats and perforated leather trim on the seats and steering wheel; and the park assist package, which includes a backup camera and front and rear parking sensors.
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In its push for vehicle electrification, GM has announced it plans on selling 500,000 vehicles with eAssist or plug-in technology by 2017. “Our commitment to eAssist is unwavering,” said Mary Barra, Senior VP Global Product Development in a release. The mild hybrid technology has proliferated across the automaker’s portfolio and landed in the Buick LaCrosse, Regal, and Chevrolet Malibu. The upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Impala, scheduled to debut next year, will also employ the light electrification technology. GM also says it’s on track for selling more than 50,000 vehicles with electrification this year between the Volt and eAssist-equipped cars. The Volt alone has already sold 19, 309 examples through October, and its plug-in technology will also play a major role in GM’s future. “The unique propulsion technology pioneered in the Volt – the same technology that will be featured in the Cadillac ELR – will be a core piece of our electrification strategy going forward,” said Barra. Already in the books is a plug-in electric version of the Spark EV slated to go on sale next year in the U.S. and South Korea, with other markets to be later announced. Which other vehicles do you think should get eAssist? What GM models would make good plug-in candidates? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Source: GM
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The assembly lines that make the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle will go idle for four weeks this September. The reason: General Motors bosses want to retool the plant to add production for the 2014 Impala sedan.
Vehicle To Vehicle Communication Rendering
After displaying future technology that would connect cars to each other to prevent vehicular accidents or route traffic around jams or construction zones, General Motors is now showing off a new piece of tech that would use smartphones to reduce pedestrian collisions.
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Karl-Friedrich Stracke, CEO of Opel/Vauxhall and president of GM Europe, stepped down from the position to pursue “special assignments” with GM. The ex-exec will now report directly to GM CEO Dan Akerson in his new role.
Tony Posawatz At LA Auto Show
Tony Posawatz, who has been the vehicle line director for the Chevy Volt since 2006, has announced he is retiring from General Motors.

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$16,550

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2012 Chevrolet Volt Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
35 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
40 MPG
Horsepower:
149 hp
Torque:
273 ft lb of torque
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, through April 17, 2012. Due to a brake pressure modulator valve problem, the vehicles do not relieve brake pressure from the front brakes during an anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), or traction control event. One or both front brakes may lock up and not release. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems"' and No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequences
If the brakes lock up it could cause a loss of steering control and/or a lengthened distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will install a new brake pressure modulator valve free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 12, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546. GM's recall number is 13184.
Potential Units Affected
4
Notes
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Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SERVICE BRAKES
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, through April 17, 2012. Due to a brake pressure modulator valve problem, the vehicles do not relieve brake pressure from the front brakes during an anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), or traction control event. One or both front brakes may lock up and not release. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems"' and No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequences
If the brakes lock up it could cause a loss of steering control and/or a lengthened distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will install a new brake pressure modulator valve free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 12, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546. GM's recall number is 13184.
Potential Units Affected
4
Notes
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Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Volt vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, to June 26, 2013. If the driver exits the vehicle without turning off the electrical system, the battery may drain low enough that the gasoline engine will automatically start itself to recharge the electric battery.
Consequences
If the engine runs for an extended period of time in an enclosed space, there may be a build up of carbon monoxide, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software to limit the time that the stationary vehicle can be left in the ON position, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14617.
Potential Units Affected
50,236
Notes
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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