CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is fairly new & is already showing an early trend of transmission problems.

Owners report hesitation when shifting & grinding/hard shifting into gears. Some dealers are calling the condition "normal". Another owner reported his dealership replaced the transmission under warranty, but the new transmission had the same exact grinding problem. Design defect?

3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262014

Sonic

  • 38,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. When the contact attempted to place the vehicle into park, the key would not release from the ignition switch. The failure occurred thirty times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Clinton, CT, USA

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