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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 7 official 2012 Chevrolet Sonic recalls. Find out if your 2012 Chevrolet Sonic needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 2, 2014

On vehicles equipped with an engine block heater, the heater power cord may become damaged in cold temperatures, resulting in risk of electrical shock and personal injury.

Recalls on your Buick or Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying owners of affected vehicles in 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 12, 2014

A shaft internal to the transmission may fracture, which would result in loss of shifting and vehicle speed.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in August 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 14234.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 6, 2014

The driver's front air bag may short internally, preventing deployment when needed in an accident.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 24, 2013

The airbag warning light could illuminate or the driver's front airbag may not deploy as designed.

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning February 13, 2013. There may be no symptoms related to this recall or in some cases, the airbag warning light may illuminate. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call. The General Motors recall number 12261.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 31, 2012

In the event of a crash, the driver's front airbag may not deploy as expected due to a fault with the steering column wiring.

As of this time, General Motors has not released a notification schedule for this recall. In some cases this problem could cause the airbag warning light to illuminate, or there may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 17, 2012

The windshield washer system may not work due to a disconnected fluid hose.

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning September 7, 2012. If you are experiencing a problem with the windshield washer system, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 22, 2011

Some vehicles may have been assembled without one of the front inner or outer brake pads.

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning January 14, 2012. If you are experiencing braking problems, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.