I bought my 2015 Volt a few months ago and love the car overall, but I am curious about what 'must-have' sofware fixes will improve my ownership experience. I've gotten off to a very, very bad start with my dealer here in St. Petersburg, Florida. During the sales-cycle, I asked about software updates and was told, "Of course. They are free of charge. Just bring the car into Service and we'll get them done."
When I brought the car into the Service Department, and after keeping the car for three days, I picked it up with not a single software update done because I, as the Volt Advisor put it, "didn't complain about anything specific." So, they they didn't fix anything, or if I had a specific complaint they, of course, couldn't replicate the problem. The Volt Advisor seems lazy and could care less.
So, I'd like to know from other 2015 Volt owners what key software update fixes I need to get and what specificcally I need to complain about to get it.
There are some real (but livable) oddities that I will complain about next time: little things like, if I place my cell phone, or even the slightest bit of weight, on the passenger seat, I'll be driving down the road and suddenly get a seat-belt chime.
The radio can never seem to read my 64GB iPhone 6 -- and if it does -- it never loads all of my playlists. I have no clue what the 'Text Messages' thing does -- even when my phone is connected via cable and Bluetooth, it is never enabled.
More importantly, I am wondering though, if there are crucial electrical/drive train updates that I am missing out on. For example, the gas engine rides **crazy rough** between 0 - 40mph, lots of noise and 'spinning up', lots of vibration, so much so that I loathe non-highway driving using the gas engine, because it seems so excessive. According to the dealer -- this is all perfectly normal.
Any help 2015 Volt onwers can provide is truly appreciated.
PS: I know (now) that it's unrealistic to ask the dealer for 'all updates' -- so I don't need the same lecture I got from my dealer, that updates can break more than they fix. But, as a software engineer, I also know that software never gets released without bugs -- and I need to know from other owners what I should be asking for, or at least investigating.