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CHEVROLET SONIC - 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 94 complaints filed for the 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (8) Engine And Engine Cooling (3) Power Train (33) Structure (5) Vehicle Speed Control (2)
Communications (1) Equipment Adaptive (1) Service Brakes (5) Suspension (12) Visibility (4)
Electrical System (19) Exterior Lighting (2) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Tires (1) Visibility Wiper (2)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Fuel Propulsion System (6) Steering (7) Unknown Or Other (9) Wheels (2)
Engine (22) Latches Locks Linkages (1)

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POWER TRAIN

10/19/2014 - DALLAS, TX
BEGINNING FROM THE FIRST MONTH OF OWNERSHIP. APPROX. 28,000 MI. AT COLD START THERE IS A RATTLE NOISE LIKE METAL ON METAL. THEN WILL DISAPPEAR RIGHT AFTER. HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE/ LOUDER. HARD SHIFTS, LOSS OF POWER. NOW AS OF LAST NIGHT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND THE CAR RUNS ROUGH. HIGH IDLE, STALLS, KNOCKING NOISES FROM ENGINE. FAULT CODE. P0011?

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ENGINE

10/19/2014 - DALLAS, TX
BEGINNING FROM THE FIRST MONTH OF OWNERSHIP. APPROX. 28,000 MI. AT COLD START THERE IS A RATTLE NOISE LIKE METAL ON METAL. THEN WILL DISAPPEAR RIGHT AFTER. HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE/ LOUDER. HARD SHIFTS, LOSS OF POWER. NOW AS OF LAST NIGHT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND THE CAR RUNS ROUGH. HIGH IDLE, STALLS, KNOCKING NOISES FROM ENGINE. FAULT CODE. P0011?

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

10/19/2014 - DALLAS, TX
BEGINNING FROM THE FIRST MONTH OF OWNERSHIP. APPROX. 28,000 MI. AT COLD START THERE IS A RATTLE NOISE LIKE METAL ON METAL. THEN WILL DISAPPEAR RIGHT AFTER. HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE/ LOUDER. HARD SHIFTS, LOSS OF POWER. NOW AS OF LAST NIGHT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND THE CAR RUNS ROUGH. HIGH IDLE, STALLS, KNOCKING NOISES FROM ENGINE. FAULT CODE. P0011?

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AIR BAGS

10/18/2014 - CAMARILLO, CA
1. TOOK CAR IN TO DEALERSHIP IN AUG FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND COOLANT IS LOW, CAR OVERHEATS. CAR WAS IN SHOP FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS (P/U SEPT 5TH). THEY REPL. RADIATOR, THERMOSTAT, SEPT 10 CAR STALLS AT MAJOR STOP LIGHT AND AGAIN AT A STOP SIGN. ENGINE STARTS MAKING A LOUD NOISE AND RUNS ROUGH. KEEPS STALLING AT IDLE. TAKE CAR BACK TO DEALER NEXT DAY SEPT 11. THEY HAVE THE CAR FOR 3 WEEKS. P/U OCT 7TH AFTER THEY REPL THE ENGINE AND SOME BOLTS. SALES AGENT ASSURES ME THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE PROBLEMS ITS FIXED. 5 MINS ON THE FWY AT 70MPH IN FAST LANE AT LUNCH HOUR CAR JUST TURNS OFF ALMOST HAD A MAJOR ACCIDENT TRYING TO GET OVER FOUR LANES. STOPS COMPLETELY IN THE MIDDLE OF SLOW LANE BY ON-RAMP ALMOST WAS HIT TWICE STARTED THE KEY AND IT TURNED ON GOT OFF FWY AND TOOK DIRECTLY BACK TO DEALER WHO CALLED ME THREE DAYS LATER AND STATED THAT A CONNECTOR WAS BAD AND THATS WHY IT TURNED OFF AND THEY ORDERED THE PART AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM P/U CAR IN THREE DAYS. SALES AGENT CALLED BACK DAY I WAS TO P/U AND SAID THEY WERE STILL WORKING ON IT AND I TOLD HIM I WANT TO TALK WITH A SUPERVISOR I WILL NOT DRIVE THE CAR OFF LOT, COME TO FIND OUT THAT DAY ON THE FWY THAT IT HAD NEVER BEEN TEST DRIVEN. CONTACTING BUSINESS BUREAU AND ATTORNEY AT THIS POINT.

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ENGINE

10/18/2014 - CAMARILLO, CA
1. TOOK CAR IN TO DEALERSHIP IN AUG FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND COOLANT IS LOW, CAR OVERHEATS. CAR WAS IN SHOP FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS (P/U SEPT 5TH). THEY REPL. RADIATOR, THERMOSTAT, SEPT 10 CAR STALLS AT MAJOR STOP LIGHT AND AGAIN AT A STOP SIGN. ENGINE STARTS MAKING A LOUD NOISE AND RUNS ROUGH. KEEPS STALLING AT IDLE. TAKE CAR BACK TO DEALER NEXT DAY SEPT 11. THEY HAVE THE CAR FOR 3 WEEKS. P/U OCT 7TH AFTER THEY REPL THE ENGINE AND SOME BOLTS. SALES AGENT ASSURES ME THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE PROBLEMS ITS FIXED. 5 MINS ON THE FWY AT 70MPH IN FAST LANE AT LUNCH HOUR CAR JUST TURNS OFF ALMOST HAD A MAJOR ACCIDENT TRYING TO GET OVER FOUR LANES. STOPS COMPLETELY IN THE MIDDLE OF SLOW LANE BY ON-RAMP ALMOST WAS HIT TWICE STARTED THE KEY AND IT TURNED ON GOT OFF FWY AND TOOK DIRECTLY BACK TO DEALER WHO CALLED ME THREE DAYS LATER AND STATED THAT A CONNECTOR WAS BAD AND THATS WHY IT TURNED OFF AND THEY ORDERED THE PART AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM P/U CAR IN THREE DAYS. SALES AGENT CALLED BACK DAY I WAS TO P/U AND SAID THEY WERE STILL WORKING ON IT AND I TOLD HIM I WANT TO TALK WITH A SUPERVISOR I WILL NOT DRIVE THE CAR OFF LOT, COME TO FIND OUT THAT DAY ON THE FWY THAT IT HAD NEVER BEEN TEST DRIVEN. CONTACTING BUSINESS BUREAU AND ATTORNEY AT THIS POINT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/18/2014 - CAMARILLO, CA
1. TOOK CAR IN TO DEALERSHIP IN AUG FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND COOLANT IS LOW, CAR OVERHEATS. CAR WAS IN SHOP FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS (P/U SEPT 5TH). THEY REPL. RADIATOR, THERMOSTAT, SEPT 10 CAR STALLS AT MAJOR STOP LIGHT AND AGAIN AT A STOP SIGN. ENGINE STARTS MAKING A LOUD NOISE AND RUNS ROUGH. KEEPS STALLING AT IDLE. TAKE CAR BACK TO DEALER NEXT DAY SEPT 11. THEY HAVE THE CAR FOR 3 WEEKS. P/U OCT 7TH AFTER THEY REPL THE ENGINE AND SOME BOLTS. SALES AGENT ASSURES ME THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE PROBLEMS ITS FIXED. 5 MINS ON THE FWY AT 70MPH IN FAST LANE AT LUNCH HOUR CAR JUST TURNS OFF ALMOST HAD A MAJOR ACCIDENT TRYING TO GET OVER FOUR LANES. STOPS COMPLETELY IN THE MIDDLE OF SLOW LANE BY ON-RAMP ALMOST WAS HIT TWICE STARTED THE KEY AND IT TURNED ON GOT OFF FWY AND TOOK DIRECTLY BACK TO DEALER WHO CALLED ME THREE DAYS LATER AND STATED THAT A CONNECTOR WAS BAD AND THATS WHY IT TURNED OFF AND THEY ORDERED THE PART AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM P/U CAR IN THREE DAYS. SALES AGENT CALLED BACK DAY I WAS TO P/U AND SAID THEY WERE STILL WORKING ON IT AND I TOLD HIM I WANT TO TALK WITH A SUPERVISOR I WILL NOT DRIVE THE CAR OFF LOT, COME TO FIND OUT THAT DAY ON THE FWY THAT IT HAD NEVER BEEN TEST DRIVEN. CONTACTING BUSINESS BUREAU AND ATTORNEY AT THIS POINT.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

10/16/2014 - MILWAUKEE, WI
2012 CHEVROLET SONIC. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO A TRANSMISSION RECALL. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONSUMER, THE PARTS WOULD HAVE TO BE ORDERED.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

10/15/2014 - WILLIAMSON, WV
2012 CHEVROLET SONIC. CONSUMER WRITES TO EXPRESS A COMPLAINT CONCERNING THE SERVICE RECEIVED FOR A SAFETY RECALL. THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED, THE PARTS NEEDED TO BE ORDERED. RECALL # 14V315000.

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POWER TRAIN

10/10/2014 - SMOCK , PA
TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER:14V315000(POWER TRAN). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PART NEEDED TO REMEDY THE VEHICLE WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCE A FAILURE. LB

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POWER TRAIN

10/9/2014 - MIDDLEPORT, OH
MY CAR HESITATES TO SHIFT GEARS BETWEEN 18-27 MPH AND SOMETIMES WHEN I MAKE A RIGHT HAND TURN GOING DOWN AN INCLINE THE CAR ACTS LIKE ITS NOT IN GEAR TO DRIVE.

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