I picked up my Volt on Sunday 4/22/12 and 2 days ago the check engine light came on. The check engine light is on solid and not blinking. The Volt has about 500 miles on it now. If I'm not mistaken the owners manual says it a emmissions problem...
I am also having another (possibly related?) problem with charging my Volt.
I plug in the charger and wait for the lights to go green. I plug in the Volt and the dash indicator light goes green. After a while the dash light will flash orange and the Volt will stop charging. Iím not sure if this is a problem with the car or the charging unit. I called the Volt advisor and he said ďas long as the lights are green on the charger it should be functioningĒ indicating the problem was with the car itself. Am I doing something wrong?
Thinking back, Iím not sure I have ever had a full charge on my Volt because it kicks off like this before it gets a full charge. I do use an extension cord but itís a construction grade with 12 gauge wire. I have also tried charging in a different location and had the same problem. This alternate location is a different residence altogether and the plug situation is close enough so I donít have to use the extension cord.
So needless to say Iím a little upset, Iím just hoping itís not a major issue. Does anyone have insight into these problems?