2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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Available in 12 styles:  2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$9,805–$16,569
Estimated MPG

25–26 city / 35 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Sonic

AIR BAGS

Recall number: 13V023000
Recall date: 01/24/2013

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET CAMARO, BUICK VERANO, CHEVROLET CRUZE, AND CHEVROLET SONIC VEHICLES. THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG HAS A SHORTING BAR WHICH MAY INTERMITTENTLY CONTACT THE AIR BAG TERMINALS.

Consequence:

IF THE BAR AND TERMINALS ARE CONTACTING EACH OTHER AT THE TIME OF A CRASH NECESSITATING DEPLOYMENT OF THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIRBAG, THAT AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE DRIVER'S RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:

GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING WHEEL AIRBAG COIL, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 13, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-521-7300.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/13/2013.


AIR BAGS

Recall number: 12V522000
Recall date: 10/31/2012

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 BUICK VERANO, CHEVROLET CRUZE, AND CHEVROLET SONIC VEHICLES. THE DRIVER SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG HAS A SHORTING BAR WHICH MAY INTERMITTENTLY CONTACT THE AIR BAG TERMINALS.

Consequence:

IF THE BAR AND TERMINALS ARE CONTACTING EACH OTHER AT THE TIME OF A CRASH NECESSITATING DEPLOYMENT OF THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIRBAG, THAT AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE DRIVER'S RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:

GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING WHEEL AIRBAG COIL, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-521-7300.


VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Recall number: 12V408000
Recall date: 08/20/2012

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 5, 2011, THROUGH FEBRUARY 24, 2012. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 104, "WINDSHIELD WIPING AND WASHING SYSTEMS." THE WINDSHIELD WIPER WASHER HOSE ON THESE VEHICLES MAY SEPARATE FROM THE WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR. IF THIS OCCURS, WASHER FLUID WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO THE WINDSHIELD.

Consequence:

A LACK OF WASHER FLUID COULD IMPEDE THE DRIVER'S VIEW, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL SECURE THE WINDSHIELD WASHER HOSE TO PREVENT SEPARATION, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER AT 1-866-694-6546.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/05/2011 and 02/24/2012.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

Recall number: 11V599000
Recall date: 12/28/2011

Problem Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2011. ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE FRONT BRAKE INNER OR OUTER PAD MAY BE MISSING.

Consequence:

A MISSING PAD COULD RESULT IN REDUCED BRAKE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT BRAKES FOR A MISSING INNER OR OUTER PAD. IF A BRAKE PAD IS MISSING, DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW INNER AND OUTER PADS, A NEW BRAKE CALIPER, AND A NEW ROTOR. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 14, 2012

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 01/23/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/02/2011 and 11/21/2011.


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