2012 Chevrolet SONIC Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Chevrolet SONIC Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID952599
 Internal NHTSA #10486126
 ManufacurerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2012
 File date21/11/12
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemNovember 26,2012 we financed a 2012 chevy sonic on november 17th. It only had 5 miles on it. Sweet. Right??? Nope by wed november 21st the engine light came on and the car was over heating. It was spilling out coolant fluid everywhere. Since it was the holidays i has to wait till friday after thanksgiving to get it towed to the dealership where i purchased it. It is monday november 26th and it is still in the shop. The service tech said they fixed what they thought was the problem, but it didn't fix the problem. So now they say it's something else now. What a drag! They gave me a loaner on monday and reassured me that there would be no cost to me, and everything would be covered under warranty. Well of course i just got the darn thing.. I'm really disappointed because this is the fourth car i bought from this dealership. Well tomorrow is tuesday november 27th let's see what happens. I should fight for a different new car!!!!!
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure166
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePHOENIX, AZ
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase15/08/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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