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?

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2012 Chevrolet Sonic wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 022014

Sonic LT 1.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,500 miles

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

When sound first started scraping, I was very concerned. Heard loud noise, like something broke loose, then more screeching for a couple blocks. Stopped to check problem, saw nothing but called dealer to complain but salesman not available. Started to go to nearest Chevrolet dealer and sound stopped. Figured a 'dirt clod ' must have broken loose and got caught in wheel or brake area as I had driven through a graveled mud puddle the night before.

- Joyce R., Falun, KS, US

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