Chevrolet Volt: Complaints & Recalls

Since the vehicle went into production in 2010, the Chevrolet Volt has amassed award after award.

Before the first model rolled off the line, the Volt won the 2009 Green Car Vision Award. Since then, it’s notched 2011’s Green Car of the Year, 2011’s North American Car of the Year, 2012’s European Car of the Year, and 2016’s Green Car of the Year. Combined with an outstanding safety rating and incredible fuel mileage, these awards have helped to propel the Volt to one of the best-selling hybrids ever made.

While certainly popular, the vehicle has received a few complaints. If you believe your Volt may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Chevrolet Volt Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Volt in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Complaints mainly revolve around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Steering gear not tightened to specification. If the tie rod separates from the steering gear, the driver could lose all ability to steer.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Improper airbag inflation. An improperly inflated airbag increases the risk of injury in an accident

2017 Chevrolet Volt

Complaints mainly revolve around:

2018 Chevrolet Volt

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Chevrolet Volt

If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.

Report your problem within the original manufacturer’s warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been out of service for 20 or more days, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.

You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.

Don’t drive your Volt back and forth to the garage for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.