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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,440 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 032015

Sonic

  • 7,800 miles

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

Another car ran a red light & my son, in the Sonic ran into the side of the other car. His Sonic was totaled & despite this fact that the other car's side airbags deployed upon impact, his Sonic airbags did not. My son was accelerating from stop light on a city street when the other car ran the red light. The impact was severe enough to bend 2 of the 4 frame rails. The engine compartment buckled down as they should have, but the concerning thing is airbags didn't deploy with a significant impact. My son now has a replacement Sonic but concerned due to the recent recall of several million cars/trucks with defect in airbag deployment mechanism of GM products.

- Sartell, MN, USA

problem #4

Jun 012016

Sonic

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic. While driving approximately 30 mph, another vehicle suddenly stopped and caused the contact to crash into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver of the occupant of the other vehicle sustained a back injury that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Sugar Grove, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 062016

Sonic

  • 40,200 miles
The air bag light goes off and on while driving, all different times at all different speeds intermitantly. Brought car to dealer the car has 40,500 miles on it, dealer said it came up with a couple of codes said nothing is wrong. Drove car to work the next morning light back on and off. Called 800 Chevrolet number they tell me it is not a recal. It has been coming on more frequent by the day can you guide me through what to do.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 212016

Sonic

  • 9,000 miles
Takata recall: I called Chevrolet today (Jan. 21, 2016 )to ask if my 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is equipped (oem) with takata airbags. I was told that the information is not available and is proprietary. I asked if other oem information is available such as tire oem information, and was told that, yes, tire oem provider information is available, just not airbag oem information. I live in a sea coast environment and am concerned that, as the years wear on, my air bags will be at risk for corrosive damage due to salt air.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #1

Dec 062014

Sonic

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic. While driving 20 mph, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred and the vehicle was taken multiple times to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. Three months later, while driving at 20 mph, the steering wheel seized and the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained back injuries, but did not require medical attention. The rear driver side passenger did not sustain any injuries, but required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

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