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A Squeaky Quiet Cabin - 2016 Chevrolet Volt

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edited January 2016 in Chevrolet
imageA Squeaky Quiet Cabin - 2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt's cabin is very quiet -- sometimes a little too quiet for its own good. Here's why.

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    kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    You know, that's an excellent point that is probably something to consider with higher mileage super-quiet electric vehicles. With other vehicles of that age, you'd hear the engine and other various rattles and such, but if that goes away, you're going to go nuts with every squeak and rattle. Electric vehicles may have fewer moving parts, but there is still a whole lot of parts in a vehicle otherwise.
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    darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    Adding on to what @kirkhilles1 wrote, I could see rattles and squeaks becoming a major customer satisfaction issue in older all-electric vehicles. I find them distracting enough in ICE cars at 50k+ miles, they'd drive me batty in super quiet cars.
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    gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    Passengers new to my former Leaf became very uncomfortable at stop lights, because there is total silence without the road noise. People learn that they have to, you know, talk to each other. I do not typically operate the radio with others in my cars.

    As for the squeak, my 13 Optima Hybrid has a brake pedal squawk that occurs only when it's warm, and only sometimes, and even at a standstill. The dealer tried to tell me it was the regenerative braking, but that makes no sense when the car isn't moving, and it should be more predictable. Like the Volt, it sounds like a rubber seal or bushing. My efforts to lubricate things under the dash didn't work.

    Take the Volt in. Maybe there's a TSB for this issue already.
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    markinnaples_markinnaples_ Member Posts: 251
    No can of WD40 in the Edmunds shop?
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