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    One of the four cargo cover plastic hooks broke today just from the stock elastic cargo cover pulling on it. Those round hooks unscrew a few degrees and can be taken off. There are two plastic tabs that lock into the plastic cargo sidewall when the hook is twisted. Anyway, just from the force of the cargo net it broke the hook. I wasn't even in the car when it happened. This isn't a big deal if the dealer has these hooks available, because without all four hooks, that stretchy cargo cover doesn't cover much of the cargo area. It's funny but when I first saw the cargo cover I said to myself there is no way that this thing is big enough to cover the area behind the rear seats
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    This was one of the surprises when taking delivery of the Volt. I imagined a rolling cover like other vehicles, but this undersized cloth is one item that GM needs to improve on next years Volt. If the hooks break under normal use, imagine if some items are placed on top of the cover!

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    Thanks for the info, glad I diden't order one of these covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlow View Post
    Thanks for the info, glad I diden't order one of these covers.
    I'm pretty sure the cargo cover being discussed is the one that comes standard with the Volt, not an add-on.

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    The part being discussed here is the stock fabric cargo area cover that is supplied with the Volt.
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    So I know this is an old thread, but it's the only one I could find...

    One of my cargo cover hooks broke the other day as I was pulling that corner of the cover off so I could put my rucksack inside. Silly and naive perhaps, but I was surprised as hell. It's a solid piece of (maybe?) ABS and it broke right off just under the ball. I could not find the piece in a cursory search, and decided to stop off at the dealer on the way home. No surprise the part is not in stock, but the price? $9 bucks and change! Two with tax was over 20 dollars! It's been over a week and I don't have the part yet, so I'll check a little later this week. It’s the ONLY thing that’s gone south in 17 months and almost 16k miles, so that nice, but what a thing to fail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltmeister View Post
    No surprise the part is not in stock, but the price? $9 bucks and change! Two with tax was over 20 dollars!
    The little rubber air flaps under the driver and passenger door edge (two per door) are $3 each. Parts are where the money is.
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    Three of the hooks broke off on my cargo cover. Dealer replaced it under warranty. To prevent them from breaking again, I took them off and filled the backside with a two part epoxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandimasvolt View Post
    Three of the hooks broke off on my cargo cover. Dealer replaced it under warranty. To prevent them from breaking again, I took them off and filled the backside with a two part epoxy.
    Huh, interesting idea. I may do the same after I take a close look at them. Of course, I don't use mine to hang wet laundry, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Z View Post
    This was one of the surprises when taking delivery of the Volt. I imagined a rolling cover like other vehicles, but this undersized cloth is one item that GM needs to improve on next years Volt. If the hooks break under normal use, imagine if some items are placed on top of the cover!
    I can't imagine placing items on top of the cover. What would be the point? It's incredibly flimsy.
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