Well, it looks like I am now a member of the club (12V battery club)
I drove to work this morning in my 2012 Volt. It is about 2-3 weeks short of its 1 year anniversary. All appeared normal as I pulled into a parking spot, shut the car off and went to the office. It was about 8:35 in the morning. After work, I was planning on going to see my tax guy and straighten out some issues with my taxes and the 8911 form, it was about 4:45. As I got ready to get in the Volt, I pushed the button on the door handle to unlock the door. Nothing happened when I hit the button. So I hit it again. Still nothing so I pulled the remote out of my pocket and hit unlock..... Nothing. So I used the key to manually unlock the door. It was at this point in time as I sat in the drivers seat, I saw no dome lights, stack lights or cluster activity. Reality sets in.. I have a dead 12 volt battery. I got my cell phone out and called my Volt Advisor. She told me to either jump it myself or she can call AAA to do it for me. After she told me where to connect the battery cable under the hood, I told her I can do it myself as I was in a parking garage a few levels up that is locked and can only gain access with a parking transponder. So I was off in search of a set of jumper cables and someone with a battery. After I found what I needed, I jumped the Volt. When I pushed the start button, the horn sounded about 3-5 times as everything came alive. A brief message came on the display about Service Charging System then went away. I called OnStar through the Volt and was told there were no error codes that could be seen or retrieved. As I drove out of the garage I called my dealer to tell them about what had just happened. When I told them about the Service Charging System message, they said get that car to a dealer that is located in the town I work, rather than the one closer to my home. HOWEVER, I still had my tax appointment to go to. So I drove home with the car. I'll call my dealer in the AM. I noticed as I was driving home, that the range on the battery was dropping faster than normal. As I got to within a 1/2 mile from home, my battery range went to zero. As it switched to ICE, I could not hear the ICE start. I pulled in the drive and shut the Volt off. I popped open the hood and swear the exhaust manifold of the ICE was cold. I don't know if the engine even ran! Now I know that bluetooth is not used since I have never paired it to any devices. This morning while driving in, I had the radio off so I could just take in the peace and quiet during my commute. ALWAYS SOMETHING!
Last edited by FrankIII; 03-15-2013 at 01:22 PM.
2012 Crystal RED Volt VIN:#C-119110 - Premium Leather Seats Jet Black with Dark Trim, Rear Camera & Park Assist, Nav
02/21/2012 Ordered -- 04/09/2012 took it home