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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,300 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012016

Sonic

  • 39,000 miles

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

The senor codes keep coming on. Had it 3months in shop to reset 3times. Now thermostat or senor bad. Wipers didn't work one day after I brought it. The hoses disconnected from hood area. Had to drive home in rain with head out window. The RPM keeps sticking while I'm driving it. I live on S.S. so I don't have a lot of bucks to keep putting in this car. I traded a good car in chev avero with nothing wrong with it.the dealer charged me to much for this car and wont take it back.you ask for date it been going on since Dec 2015 to April 2016

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 182016

Sonic

  • miles
When the temperature drops around 0-15 the windwasher fluid will not spray out of the nozzles because the nozzles freeze up on the car.. so when you're going down the highway you cannot use your window washer fluid it will not spray out of the car and you can't see anything because the window doesn't become clean from road salt.. I have call GM on this issue and there is no recall and they won't do anything about

- Clifton Springs, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 032014

Sonic

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. While driving 20 mph, the window wiper/washer switch failed and the anti theft warning indicator illuminated. The failure reccured several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the window wiper/washer switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 122015

Sonic

  • 50,500 miles
While driving on the highway during a rain shower at about 60 mph, while using the wipers, the driver's side wiper made a loud crack sound and fell off! I was unable to see and nearly hit the vehicle in front of myself. Since it was late Saturday night, I stopped at a local parts store (advanced auto) and purchased a new wiper. When the clerk inspected the blade, he found that the wiper arm does securely attach with the wiper itself. When I contacted the dealership, the man I spoke with said he could replace the wiper arm, however this may not resolve the issue with it "falling off".

- Denver, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 082014

Sonic

  • 4,000 miles
I have owned a 2013 Chevy Sonic for about 6 months now. The other day I went out to drive, so I started my car with my key fob. As I was about to drive away I reached up with my right hand to turn on the wipers. I hit the fob fairly hard and it caused the key to turn, which in turn shut off the car. Luckily I was not driving when I went to put the wipers on. Even more lucky was that I wasn't driving and hit it hard enough to lock the steering. I've heard that this was an issue in other vehicles and it was resolved by separating the key away from the fob so that the fob dangled instead of creating a long, solid key that could cause the issue which happened to me. You would think with all the ignition issues GM has had, they would have covered all possible problems, but obviously not. I feel the only solution would be to separate the fob from the key so that it does not lock and extend so much that it becomes an obstacle when using the controls around it. The key should be separate from the fob. Whether put on the same key chain or not, that would be up to the consumer.

- Gardner, MA, USA

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