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2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
The Sonic is Chevy's all-new entry in the subcompact segment for 2012. It replaces the decent but unremarkable Aveo and, without a doubt, improves on that car in every way. Like the Aveo, the Sonic is offered as both a sedan and a hatchback, but it rides on a new platform loosely related to the German Opel Corsa. High-strength steel makes up 60 percent of its structure, but the Sonic still checks in with a heavy-for-its-segment curb weight of about 2800 pounds. The heft also owes to a relatively large footprint (about 1.5 inches bigger than a Ford Fiesta in both wheelbase and track), a reinforced structure, and a class-leading ten standard air bags. No one will be picking on this fat kid, though, as it shares its engines with the larger Cruze. The 138-hp, 1.8-liter base engine and the optional 1.4-liter turbo, rated at 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, handily outgun most of the Sonic's subcompact competitors. As in the Cruze, the electric power steering's lightness belies its accuracy, and the six-speed manual is smooth but could be more precise. The cabin, meanwhile, falls short of the Fiesta's in quality of materials but impresses with a tilt-and-telescope wheel, good panel fits, and an adult-friendly back row. The Sonic comes with a long list of options not previously available on Chevy's small cars, such as Bluetooth, remote start, heated seats, and seventeen-inch wheels. The production Sonic is just reaching dealers, and early indications are that it is a formidable -- and fun to drive -- small car that should compete well with the "big" hitters in this red-hot segment.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback Front
More than 40,000 2012 Chevrolet Sonic models are being recalled for a windshield washer fluid hose that could become disconnected from the reservoir, effectively disabling the windshield washer function. This could affect forward visibility and driver and passenger safety.
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With the introduction of the 2012 Sonic, Chevrolet looked to banish the memory of the Aveo and get buyers to see the bowtie brand as more youthful. In a move that was easily anticipated, Chevrolet is now furthering that effort with the Sonic RS.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Paintballs
As the new kid on the subcompact block, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic had to prove itself. It went skydiving, bungee jumping, and performed an awesome kick flip. Now it's time for the car to show off its artistic side in a new ad, while Chevrolet has also released video previewing what Camaro owners can expect at the next Camaro5 Fest.
2013 Chevrolet Spark MyLink Map
With its 2013 Spark and just-released 2012 Sonic, Chevrolet is looking to pique the interest of a new generation of car buyers. To help woo the millennials to the bow-tie brand, Chevy is introducing a new touchscreen infotainment center that is navigation ready – all you need is an iPhone. According to General Motors, 90 percent of Sonic and Spark buyers already have a smart phone, so it seemed like a no-brainer to Chevy to integrate smartphone functionality into the car. The new head unit that will be available as a factory-ordered option on the 2013 Spark and 2013 Sonic has a high-resolution, easy-to-use touch screen and – get this, old timers – no CD player. As to be expected in cars marketed toward 20-somethings, there are standard auxiliary and USB inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, Pandora and Stitcher internet radio, and a version of Chevy's MyLink infotainment suite. What makes this new system even better is the expansion capability. We got to play around with the new millennial-aimed MyLink system with Sara LeBlanc, GM's program manager for global infotainment systems. Spark and Sonic owners with an iPhone or Android smartphone will be able to purchase the GoGoLink app for their phones that, when plugged into the car via USB (for iPhones) or Bluetooth (for Androids), allow the touchscreen to function as a navigation system. Because the data is located on the phone and not within the car, owners with the app will be able to plug their smartphones into any GM car equipped with the head unit. The GoGoLink app also stores all of the map data locally on the phone, so it can be used purely as a map application on the phone and does not draw on the phone's data connection to load the maps. "Think of it as smart phone, dumb radio," LeBlanc enthusiastically told us. "We're trying to keep our customers simple, safe, and connected, yet give them all of the features they're looking for." LeBlanc reminded us that most embedded navigation systems available on cars today easily cost $1000 and up. (Chevrolet's own 2013 Malibu offers navigation as a $1020 option.) While official pricing for the MyLink touchscreen system hasn't been announced, LeBlanc was excited that the GoGoLink app will retail for "less than $50." Right now, MyLink is only a $100 option on the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, but requires the addition of the $795 color touch radio with navigation. If Chevy can manage to price the MyLink system on the Sonic and Spark under Nissan's new compact navigation system (which runs between $500-$700, depending on the model), it may just have a hit on its hands. What Chevrolet won't talk about, though, is the future potential for the MyLink system. LeBlanc was excited about the fact that GM was pioneering this merger of phone and car apps (other similar systems frequently rely upon the phone’s data connection). If Chevy's system succeeds, it may herald in a new era of infotainment where things are stored on the drivers' phones -- the opportunities are virtually limitless. The first cars to get the new MyLink system will be 2013 Spark, which is on sale this summer, and will be standard on 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ models; following in the fall will be the 2013 Sonic LTZ and RS, which will have MyLink as standard. The GoGoLink app will be available in the Apple App Store and Android Market by the end of the year.
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
26 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
35 MPG
Horsepower:
138 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
125 ft lb of torque @ 3800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic, and model year 2012 Buick Verano vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
Consequences
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, that air bag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, free of charge. The safety recall began on February 13, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Units Affected
4,167
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2011. ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE FRONT BRAKE INNER OR OUTER PAD MAY BE MISSING.
Consequences
A MISSING PAD COULD RESULT IN REDUCED BRAKE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT BRAKES FOR A MISSING INNER OR OUTER PAD. IF A BRAKE PAD IS MISSING, DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW INNER AND OUTER PADS, A NEW BRAKE CALIPER, AND A NEW ROTOR. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 14, 2012
Potential Units Affected
4,296
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured from May 5, 2011, through February 24, 2012. These vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems." The windshield wiper washer hose on these vehicles may separate from the washer fluid reservoir. If this occurs, washer fluid will not be available to the windshield.
Consequences
A lack of washer fluid could impede the driver's view, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will secure the windshield washer hose to prevent separation, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 7, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.
Potential Units Affected
44,668
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
Consequences
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The safety recall began on January 11, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Units Affected
2,949
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, to June 29, 2012, and equipped with a 6 speed automatic transmission and 1.8L four cylinder engine. In the affected vehicles, the transmission turbine shaft may fracture.
Consequences
If the transmission turbine shaft fracture occurs during vehicle operation in first or second gear, the vehicle will not upshift to the third through sixth gears, limiting the vehicle's speed. If the fracture occurs during operation in third through sixth gear, the vehicle will coast until it slows enough to downshift to first or second gear, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission turbine shaft, free of charge. The recall began on August 8, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14234.
Potential Units Affected
21,567
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano vehicles manufactured December 2, 2011 to July, 16, 2012, Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured December 7, 2011 to July 25, 2012, Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured December 5, 2011 to August 2, 2012, and Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 1, 2011 to June 11, 2012. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.
Consequences
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, that air bag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, free of charge. The recall began on July 25, 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact GM at 1-800-222-1020. Buick owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. Note: This is an expansion of recalls 12V-522 and 13V-023.
Potential Units Affected
31,520
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Consequences
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
Potential Units Affected
2,990
Notes
General Motors LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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