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    Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Last night around 10pm I pulling into the Meijer by me in Grand Rapids and noticed a car on a flatbed wrecker pulling out of the parking lot. I didn't see any damage on it but thought it was weird that its headlights were still on. This car was definitely a 2016 Volt. The wrecker was being followed by another 2016 Volt with manufacturer plates. I didn't confirm it but I assume the Volt on the wrecker had manufacturer plates too.

    I know this isn't useful information but was a weird sighting nevertheless
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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    Last night around 10pm I pulling into the Meijer by me in Grand Rapids and noticed a car on a flatbed wrecker pulling out of the parking lot. I didn't see any damage on it but thought it was weird that its headlights were still on. This car was definitely a 2016 Volt. The wrecker was being followed by another 2016 Volt with manufacturer plates. I didn't confirm it but I assume the Volt on the wrecker had manufacturer plates too.

    I know this isn't useful information but was a weird sighting nevertheless

    The field-test mules often run around in groups, I suspect one had a failure and the other was following the wrecker back to the garage.


    In California and several other states consumers are allowed to field-test them; sure hope this is an isolated issue and the problems have been fixed.
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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    In California and several other states consumers are allowed to field-test them; sure hope this is an isolated issue and the problems have been fixed.
    So the limited rollout to a few states is actually a field test?

    lol.

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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    So the limited rollout to a few states is actually a field test?

    lol.
    There has been a number of reasons (speculated) about the cut in production and the "soft" or limited market role-out.

    Remember the heart of the Volt, Voltec 2.0 if you will, is significantly different, than the now proven Gen I.

    Hopefully they've figured out the root cause and eliminated it, or at least established a pre-install "stress-test" to eliminate post-production problems.
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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    So the limited rollout to a few states is actually a field test?

    lol.
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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    There has been a number of reasons (speculated) about the cut in production and the "soft" or limited market role-out.

    Remember the heart of the Volt, Voltec 2.0 if you will, is significantly different, than the now proven Gen I.

    Hopefully they've figured out the root cause and eliminated it, or at least established a pre-install "stress-test" to eliminate post-production problems.
    also it is possible a NON VOLTEC failure occurred IE a rad hose/ fan belt - stooped things can break

    this LATE in the game I would assume it is final tuning ONLY NOT reliability / durability testing anymore

    in BC Canada I believe manufacturers can LET the public USE NON production cars IE logging CO's with pre production F150's

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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    I've seen a white 2016 on I-94 between Jackson and Marshall a couple times in the last month.

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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    also it is possible a NON VOLTEC failure occurred IE a rad hose/ fan belt - stooped things can break

    this LATE in the game I would assume it is final tuning ONLY NOT reliability / durability testing anymore

    in BC Canada I believe manufacturers can LET the public USE NON production cars IE logging CO's with pre production F150's

    Correct, I have no idea what happened to that Volt, didn't mean to imply that, I was being somewhat sarcastic when I said some states are allowed to field-test them......... somewhat.


    I'll leave it at that.


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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    I stopped by a local Chevy dealer and was not impressed by the black volt in the showroom. I'm sure it will blend in with today's small cars well enough.

    A broken down on the road could be anything. No technology is perfect...we will never know why that car broke down on the side of the road.

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    Are these not supposed to be out yet? There's one where I live always fighting for parking spot near the unsecured wall plug...
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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by KMK454 View Post
    Are these not supposed to be out yet? There's one where I live always fighting for parking spot near the unsecured wall plug...
    They are becoming a common sight here in So Cal.

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    Re: Weird 2016 Volt sighting

    Who knows... the 2016s are already being sold, so?
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