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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic lights problems

lights problem

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252015


  • 37,000 miles


I was told that my driver's side front turn/hazard light was very dim. I purchased the bulb and sought help to change it. It was at once clear that the bulb had come loose from the housing and had moved back onto the plastic part of the housing, melting it onto the bulb. I went the next day to the dealer's service dept. Only to be told that the entire piece which houses the 2 headlights and the turn signal bulb would have to be replaced, that the part was on national back-order so there was no expected delivery date and that there was no temporary repair that could be done. This bulb is part of the nighttime operating system and comes on automatically. Left unrepaired in some way, it obviously will continue to burn the plastic, fall through onto either it's own wires or the headlight wires, setting a fire. Only then will the warning system, for which there is a recall, be activated! immediately notifying all Sonic owners to look through the yellow glass at and around the bulb when it is not lit and to compare each side to the other, might save some lives. So will insisting that Chevy's engineers devise a temporary repair until the part can be obtained, and adding this issue to the existing lighting recall as a priority.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 032014


  • 21,000 miles
The first thing I noticed was when I turned the car on and put it in drive the radio turned off and would not come back on. As I was driving I then noticed the cars signal lights were not working either. I had to turn the car on and off several times before the signal lights would begin to work again.

- Greenwood, AR, USA

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