I could not hear it here.
What is your location?
What is your location?
That is not a coolant pump. Hard to tell the actual sound level. It is either the inverter, the motor, or the reduction gears. Ours makes a similar sound since new. It has gotten louder over the last four years. Still barely noticeable. But then, I was never a luxury car guy. I drove stick, by ear. I drive the Bolt in CC most of the time, because it is too quiet. I wish it sounded like this.I was able to cut out a part of a video I made and upload it to YouTube. Its very short; noise starts at 5 seconds in.
It starts at 5 seconds in the video. Tried to use other phone but it doesn't pick it up. Some people can't hear it at all. My wife didn't until I cranked up my phone volume. I'm in Houston, TX. Occurs regardless of temperature.I could not hear it here.
What is your location?
At least someone else can hear it! It's definitely not all time and it's only at low traffic speeds. I'm unfortunately new to the car and can't seem to figure out where it's coming from. I don't think it impacts the car, just annoying.That is not a coolant pump. Hard to tell the actual sound level. It is either the inverter, the motor, or the reduction gears. Ours makes a similar sound since new. It has gotten louder over the last four years. Still barely noticeable. But then, I was never a luxury car guy. I drove stick, by ear. I drive the Bolt in CC most of the time, because it is too quiet. I wish it sounded like this.
Hard to say for sure. All three of the things I mentioned can cause noise at various loads. If you are hearing it over the radio set on 20, it is definitely not the normal level of sounds from our Bolt's drivetrain!at steady speeds and heavy draw it isn't present. Just... moderate draw.
The sound isn't easy to hear in the recording except at.max volume. My other phone doesn't even pick it up the noise.Vid sounded pretty normal but hard to determine difference with a recording from what I'm used to. Do you by chance cut off all the tags on your tee shirts?
It isn't easy to hear when not in person but unfortunately that's the best recording I've been able to make so far. I had to crank volume on work phone and out it to ear to hear it on mine. In person, I just go half throttle to 30mph and let off completely (in L) and can hear it on accel and regen the entire time.I think my headphones could not pick up the sound...
Not sure if this is the thread, but is where I previously reported on a resonance mine hits at about 40 mph.I'm going to PM the author of another thread. They had the EXACT same noise as I do, but never posted whether it was solved or if they just gave up trying to fix it.
Not a resonance issue luckily but I believe that was one of the ones I messaged. Only one has replied back and he essentially gave up on trying to figure it out. They own a second Bolt and it makes a similar noise but much quieter. So in his case he was able to compare it and discern that his made a louder noise.Not sure if this is the thread, but is where I previously reported on a resonance mine hits at about 40 mph.
Could anyone please describe the normal sounds you hear specifically when accelerating / decelerating / braking in L? (Apologies for crossposting but think this is probably the more accurate forum and question.)www.chevybolt.org
Unfortunately no, I love that sound. Its the high pitch (though somewhat low volume) "like bad speaker wiring" sound in addition to it.Are you talking about the Batmobile sound? I love it!
Honestly, this is what I have been thinking . The Bolt is so quiet in general compared to a combustion engine, we hear all these “new” sounds we’re not familiar with.Based on talking to a lot of people I believe I will need to just accept the noise.
Some people can't hear it. Others can but don't find it obnoxious. I've also discovered that my hearing has grown more particular in just the week of driving the Bolt.
Case in point, I drove our 2018 Mirage in/out of the driveway last night to get the Bolt in the garage. It sounded terrible. I knew all the sounds and knew it was normal, but they all seemed excessively louder. I think the lack of substantial engine noise has my hearing over focused on any noise. Like hearing a pin drop.
At the end of the day, I can accept it if it's somewhat normal and not detrimental. I'm still going to probably test drive another Bolt to hear a comparison, but I can live with it. I love the car; no other real complaints. Well maybe that stiff suspension...