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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?

6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 252012

Sonic

  • 9,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic equipped with hankook optimo tires, size: 195/65/R15 (N/a). The contact stated that she took the vehicle to the dealer for an oil change and noticed that there were bubbles in the front driver's side tire. The contact stated that she contacted the dealer and but they provided no assistance. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure later occurred on the rear passenger's side tire. The failure mileage was 9,000. The dot number was unavailable.

- Lovett, TX, USA

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