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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Problems and Repair Histories

66 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. 22 of these members (33.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 41 repairs to 2012 Chevrolet Sonics--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 Chevrolet Sonic problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 Chevrolet Sonic problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2012 Chevrolet Sonic repairs by problem area

22% of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 41 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2012 Chevrolet Sonic problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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Chevrolet Sonic in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 2000    
2700 0 would not go into gear & no air conditioner again . 
4000  

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Sonic in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 1000    
2500 0 Air bag light illuminated; diagnosis was a faulty SRS module. 
3000 0 Lost all gauges except tach and most power steering assistance. Car later would not start, but all symptoms disappeared half an hour later. 
23000  
Chevrolet Sonic in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 11000    
18000 0 Cigarette lighter was only working intermittently. 
35000  

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Sonic in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 9000    
9300 0 Car developed a rattle, leading to sway bars being diagnosed as bad. Replaced under warranty with OEM parts. 
10000  
Chevrolet Sonic in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 3000    
3000 0 Grinding between 1 and 2 gear, Chevy replaced transmission. 
Chevrolet Sonic in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 1000    
1000 0 poorly fitting passenger side rear door panel replaced 
16000  
Chevrolet Sonic in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 17000    
24000 0 Passenger seat cushion loose. 
59000 0 transmission starting whining in 5th n 6th gears. took to dealership. Dealership R&R transmission assembly after learning no parts available to rebuild transmission. sway bar end links replaced- (recall) 
99000  

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chevrolet Sonic in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 9000    
10000 0 The windshield had a stain on the drivers side in the middle of the viewing area 
40000  
Chevrolet Sonic in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 0    
6000 0 A few buzzes and rattle noises in a few spots but sensitive to temperature. Dealer could not duplicate at this time. 
11000 0 Stabilizer links and/or bushings replaced due to rattle noise emanating from under front of car. 
13000  

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Sonic in Hawaii, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 0    
1000 0 Both brake calipers were leaking fluid, damaged the pads & rotors. 
3000  

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