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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,637 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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2015 Chevrolet Sonic seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2015 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 022016

Sonic

  • 46,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure and diagnosed that there was a premature failure with the SDM module. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Ironton, MO, USA

problem #10

Jul 082016

Sonic

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owned a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. While merging into the left lane, an oncoming vehicle crashed into the driver side door of the contact's vehicle. The driver side air bag failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #9

Jun 042016

Sonic

  • 370 miles
The shifting gear gets stuck, and it cannot be moved from park to drive. To move the gear from park to drive and have to use a lot of strength to make the gear change. But sometimes it gets so stuck I have to wait to make the change. When the car is turn off I have to wait 2-3 minutes to remove the key. This happens on and off for no reason. This happens when the car is parked, it does not matter where.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

May 262016

Sonic

  • miles

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

Air bags deployed while driving down the freeway. No collision once so ever, police and I agreed there was no physically indication on why they went off. As well as the GM inspector could not find anything either. Still waiting to hear back from GM.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

Feb 042016

Sonic

  • 28,700 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle was involved in a crash and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and repaired. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and lower back, which required medical attention. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 28,700.

- Tuscumbia, AL, USA

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problem #6

May 082016

Sonic 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. The contact's daughter was driving 40 mph, when she rear ended another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact's daughter bumped her head on the windshield, but did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a collision lot. The vehicle was not destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000. Updated 07/27/16

- O'fallon, MO, USA

problem #5

Sep 032015

Sonic

  • 3,646 miles

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

My wife and daughter hit a deer going about 60 mph. The deer hit the front drivers side from the grill to the corner. After the impact the airbags did not deploy. The damage could be a total loss just waiting on the insurance adjuster.

- Potosi, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 082015

Sonic

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into a deer. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a head injury that did not require medical attention. The vehicle sustained extensive front end damage. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000.

- Davis City, IA, USA

problem #3

Mar 262015

Sonic

  • 26 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the driver side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 26. Updated 6/8/15

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 292015

Sonic

  • 3,191 miles
My husband and I were traveling straight in a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic lt at approximately 35-40 mph when the driver of a 2002 Toyota corolla made a left hand turn causing a collision. Simply put we T boned the other vehicle. 2015 Chevy Sonics are equipped with weight sensing restraint systems. I was the passenger and weigh approximately 142 lbs. Both driver front air bags deployed, knee and steering wheel. The passenger front air bags did not deployed. Almost all of the damage was to the front end passenger side. Total mileage at time of collision was 3,191. So far insurance has estimated repair costs to be $8,863.10, note this is before tare down. Final cost will rise considering they failed to include front bumper and radiator. I have been advised that we are looking at a possible total loss. I have contacted GM concerning the air bag failure, and the report has been passed along to now the third person. The report was "escalated to central claims" on 4/2/2015, I was told then that I would receive a call within 24-48 hours, it is now 4/7/215. I did not receive a call, called GM yesterday and was given contact information of the 3rd assigned person, sent an email asking for a return call, no response received. It has now been 24 hours since email. Please be careful when allowing adolescents/children to ride in front passenger seat.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 272015

Sonic

  • 70 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was continuously illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the air bag system was not operating properly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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