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Chevrolet Sonic Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 13 Chevrolet Sonic recalls between 2012 and 2016. Learn if your Chevrolet Sonic is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 10, 2016

The audible chime that alerts a driver that seat belts are not fastened or that the key is still in the ignition when the vehicle is off may not sound. This could result in unprotected occupants in an accident or the key being left in the vehicle inadvertently. 

Recall repairs on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do 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. The General Motors recall number is 45340.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 28, 2016

The chime that sounds to notify the driver that the key is still in the ignition when the door is open may fail to sound when the door is opened ten minutes or longer after leaving the key in. This could increase risk of vehicle theft.

Recalls on your Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 17130.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 30, 2015

The radio display may lock up and go blank, which will also affect the warning chimes of the instrumentation to stop working. This can result in a risk of not being aware of concerns such as an unfastened seat belt.

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timeline of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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 15504.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 9, 2014

The drivers side air bag may not fully deploy in a crash, which can limit the protection it provides the driver.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 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 14537.

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 September 26, 2013

The fuel tank may come loose from the vehicle resulting in a fuel leak.

General Motors will notify owners during November 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The General Motors recall number is 13296.

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.