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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,409 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 242015


  • 14,326 miles


It started earlier when I went into the store. Before I could make it back to the car to turn the car on or even unlock the doors with my keys the car was playing music and the lights where flashing on and off. I actually knew what to do because this has happened before and the car returned back to normal. Late on today I parked my car turned the wheels towards the sidewalk because the car was on a hill going downwards. I got out the car locked all of the doors went into the community center where I remained for about an 1hr came out unlocked the car doors get in the car where the radio automatically come on the lights in the car started flashing on and off. That's was pretty weird I put the car in the ignition and the key would not turn nor would the steering column move. I couldn't even turn the wheel I called the dealership and the customer service telephone number for Chevy and I was advised that they needed to tow my car to the closest dealership

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 012015


  • 1,800 miles
Traded in my original recall Chevy colbalt 2005 in April 2014. I was given a trade in amount which I used to put down on a new car, Chevrolet Sonic 2014. I had it all of a week when suddenly I was driving and stepping on the gas peddle it began to slow down to not moving regardless to how much I stepped on the gas. Naturally, I was very upset. I called for help.they transferred me into a different 2014 Sonic. From day 1 I notice problems not concerned only because the issue lasted 10-15 minutes and then it was fine. The problem began with not being able to open trunk, doors lock of steering wheel when exiting the car and the beeping sound as if something was left on in the car. As time passed it was happening more frequent. Finally in April 2015 the beeping and steering wheel and all the above now wouldnt stop. I ran it to service. They did a total global diagnostic said all was now fine. I left with ease, within 3 weeks on May 9th my daughter and I were coming home and just parked. I couldnt open any locks remote didn't work manual locks didn't work the car was in total shut down. I didn't have my cell phone, I belong to onstar and called them for help. To my surprise they refused me roadside asst saying its an electrical issue they don't get involved. That's another issue. Being in fla stuck in a hot car for over an hour of fear in a state of panic, I tried pushing every button possible out of fear, and crazy as it sounds I turn the button headlights from auto to off { take note the lights were not on } and suddenly the locks opened. Strange.towed car to service again, held it for a week and cant find any issues. Not satisfied due to the issues in the past and most recent. I know something is seriously wrong. Spoke to corporate and no one wants to do anything.they are only offering me 11,000 and I have an outstanding loan for 13,200. So I will be without a car.

- Winter Springs Fla, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012014


  • 100 miles
Has happened off & on since I bought car October 2014. While at a complete stop car will rock back and forth as if the brake pedal isn't pushed down all the way & the car isn't sure if it is to be driving forward slightly or stopped. Even with me pushing the brake pedal all the way down to floor, car still rocks back & forth. If at stop light while doing this issue & light turns green for me to drive ahead car will not move till done having its rocking back & forth fit. It only lasts 15-20 seconds but can not drive forward while car is having fit. Is this the computer/stabilititrack not communicating properly?

- Skiatook , OK, USA

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