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2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is fairly new & is already showing an early trend of transmission problems.
Owners report hesitation when shifting & grinding/hard shifting into gears. Some dealers are calling the condition "normal". Another owner reported his dealership replaced the transmission under warranty, but the new transmission had the same exact grinding problem. Design defect?
Worst 2012 Sonic Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems39NHTSA complaints: 3
- engine problems28NHTSA complaints: 63
- transmission problems25NHTSA complaints: 3
- body / paint problems10NHTSA complaints: 9
- AC / heater problems9
- windows / windshield problems9NHTSA complaints: 4
- brakes problems8NHTSA complaints: 21
- cooling system problems5
- electrical problems5NHTSA complaints: 33
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 13
- suspension problems5NHTSA complaints: 18
- seat belts / air bags problems3NHTSA complaints: 23
- clutch problems2
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 83
- lights problems2NHTSA complaints: 5
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 23
- steering problems1NHTSA complaints: 13
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 3
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