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2018 Chevrolet Sonic Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137601
TSB ID: 00-06-01-012G

This informational bulletin advises the possible issues that may occur using a scotch brite pad or highly abrasive disk on engine surfaces.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137680
TSB ID: PI1410B

This preliminary informational bulletin provides information regarding the normal characteristic of instrument panel red brake light intermittently comes on.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137565
TSB ID: PIE0449A

This engineering informational bulletin ends the need for information from the field on vehicles that have the condition of oil leak and/or oil burning smell.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137297
TSB ID: 18NA067

This informational bulletin provides information for cleaning brake dust off of aluminum or chrome wheels.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137318
TSB ID: 18NA033

This bulletin provides information for the low oil pressure light on at a idle in which may be caused by oil pressure being bled off due to debris in the oil drain check valve and/or a smashed oil filter.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137589
TSB ID: 18NA125

This informational bulletin provides information for engine oil life monitor operation calculation.
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05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137185
TSB ID: PIP5197G

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician on the steps to diagnose and repair vehicles that have excessive oil consumption, blue smoke from the exhaust, or a malfunction indicator lamp. technician sho
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137276
TSB ID: 15NA015

This technical bulletin provides diagnostic and repair information to correct a customer concern of a steering drift or pull condition where the vehicle may appear to pull or drift in the direction of a road crown.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137283
TSB ID: 16NA338

This bulletin provides guidelines for dealers required to contact the pqc for engine or transmission assembly replacement and explains the pqc process, gwm transaction submission, vehicle service record retention and proper handling of asse
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137343
TSB ID: 090604015C

This informational bulletin provides a revision for 09-06-04-015b (vehicles sitting outside on dealer lots for extended periods with hard start/no start condition) to add the 2015-2018 model years.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137348
TSB ID: PI0725B

This pi provides information to the technician that this is a normal condition and advises not to replace the engine for this reason.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137301
TSB ID: 18NA073

This bulletin provides graphics, information and guidelines for engine component wear that require repair and not engine replacement.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137383
TSB ID: 060089031E

This informational bulletin provides information on oem and remanufactured engine and automatic transmission/transaxle identification.
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137358
TSB ID: PIE0449

This engineering informational bulletin is requesting information from the field on vehicles that have the condition of oil leak and/or oil burning smell.
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134594
TSB ID: 150089005A

This warranty administration bulletin provides dealership personnel with policy and procedure requirements for essential tools that include consumable parts (u.s. only).
02/20/18 NHTSA ID: 10129097
TSB ID: PIP5226B

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about finding needle bearings during an oil change. technician will gain access to the roller rockers to inspect them. only replace the roller rocker that is
02/20/18 NHTSA ID: 10129073
TSB ID: PIP5540A

This preliminary information communicates to the technician the need to inspect the induction system for potential icing issues in very cold ambient temperatures. to allow the ice to melt so that it can be drained from the related component
12/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10126083
TSB ID: 17-NA-184

This informational bulletin provides information for dealers and technicians about the 1.4l turbocharged engine use two different suppliers for the oil filter housing which results in two different filters being used.
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05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137555
TSB ID: 100729001C

This informational bulletin provides information for the 6-speed manual transaxle (rpos mf3, mr5, mr6, mz0, mz4, mzu) current service strategy for transmissions requiring internal repairs (ie: synchronizer, gear or bearing replacement) is t
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137640
TSB ID: 17-NA-066

This warranty administration bulletin provide policy information for automatic transmission oil cooler flush and flow test.
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137554
TSB ID: 080730035C

This bulletin provides information on the harmful effects of water or ethylene glycol in transmission fluid.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137599
TSB ID: 18NA141

This informational bulletin provides information on audio volume stuck high or low with no dtcs and that this is a normal characteristic.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137406
TSB ID: 17NA238

This technical bulletin provides a correction for wi-fi hotspots or data sharing feature not working once turned on.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137375
TSB ID: 17NA215

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to properly reprogram an onstar module to correct a condition of red led, no wifi operation, and/or limited onstarĀ® module functionality after onstar module replacement for another condition.
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05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137387
TSB ID: PI0666A

This informational bulletin provides information for the customer about the no sound coming out of the rear speakers.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137386
TSB ID: 110849001W

This technical bulletin provides information on transport mode on message displayed in driver information center (dic) and/or battery light is flashing and the procedures to turn the transport mode message on and off.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137356
TSB ID: PIE0447

This engineering information bulletin is requesting information from the field on vehicles that have the condition of infotainment system freezing and or touch screen not responding.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137332
TSB ID: 18NA048

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to replace the radio for vehicles with the condition of radio turns on unwanted or audio mutes with home or left track skip button touch due to metallic particles may have fallen into the radio d
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137314
TSB ID: 17NA405

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to replace the radio to correct the condition of intermittent white radio screen when starting vehicle and/or radio resets shortly after start-up with a phone paired due to an internal radio conc
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137598
TSB ID: 18NA138

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to replace the hmi module to correct a condition of radio control (ics) display does not remain off at times after it has been turned off in the radio settings menu due to a software concern.
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05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137428
TSB ID: 17NA330

This informational bulletin provides information for the customer to pair their phone in order for the push to talk button on the steering wheel control to work.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137578
TSB ID: 18NA048

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to replace the radio for vehicles with the condition of radio turns on unwanted or audio mutes with home or left track skip button touch due to metallic particles may have fallen into the radio d
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137563
TSB ID: PIE0447B

This engineering information bulletin is requesting information from the field on vehicles that have the condition of infotainment system freezing and or touch screen not responding.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137556
TSB ID: 1208132001E

This informational bulletin explains to the dealer how to cover a possible customers mistake when a fuse has been blown.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137178
TSB ID: PIC6325

This preliminary information communication advises the technician that the human machine interface, radio or tuner, radio controls, integrated center stack, display, and media disc players are placed on restriction through the general motor
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137183
TSB ID: PIT5411K

This preliminary information communication advises the technician that the human machine interface, radio or tuner, radio controls, integrated center stack, and displays are placed on restriction through the general motors technical assista
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05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137189
TSB ID: PIC6326

This preliminary information communicates to the technician that gm is investigating a condition of a red onstar led. the technician is advised what dtc codes may be present, and not to replace any components at this time. further informati
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137296
TSB ID: 18NA066

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to locate and repair a i/p wiring harness that may be pinched or contacting the tie bar frame and a-pillar.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137293
TSB ID: 18NA066

This technical bulletin provides a procedure to locate and repair a i/p wiring harness that may be pinched or contacting the tie bar frame and a-pillar.
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137495
TSB ID: PIT5411L

This preliminary information communication advises the technician that the human machine interface, radio or tuner, radio controls, integrated center stack, and displays are placed on restriction through the general motors technical assista
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134592
TSB ID: 140089004D

The information in this bulletin details the proper configurations for the ignition key, fob, key tags, key rings, key ring sizes and applying a qr code sticker or barcode sticker to a key fob.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134612
TSB ID: 17NA331

This informational bulletin provides information to the customer about the rear camera guidelines not being present at times due to the vbm taking over the rear camera option.
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134611
TSB ID: 17NA330

This informational bulletin provides information for the customer to pair their phone in order for the push to talk button on the steering wheel control to work.
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129857
TSB ID: PIP4670E

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about a no start or another concern after swapping an engine control module or other modules from one vehicle to another. the global architecture electrical s
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129862
TSB ID: PIT5411J

This preliminary information communication advises the technician that the human machine interface, radio or tuner, radio controls, integrated center stack, display, and media disc players are placed on restriction through the general motor
02/20/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129074
TSB ID: PIP5495D

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that may have a malfunction indicator lamp on. the technician may find diagnostic trouble codes p0299 or p0234 set. the technician is provided
01/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126972
TSB ID: PIC5491K

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have an onstar system that will not power up. technician should turn off the ignition and cancel retained accessory power. after the vehic
01/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126951
TSB ID: PIC5839D

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that may have a clock that is slow to update while driving when the clock auto set feature enabled. dealer should communicate to the customer t
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01/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126973
TSB ID: PIT5354B

This preliminary information communication advises the technician how to determine if the vehicle is equipped with wireless fidelity. technician should check the regular production option code list for (vv4).
01/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126982
TSB ID: PIC5650D

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have an intermittent no crank, no start, or start stall concern with the security light coming on. technician may find diagnostic trouble
12/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126111
TSB ID: 17-NA-242

This informational bulletin provides to the tech the new version of sps that will prompt warnings when trying to reprogram modules that have been already reprogrammed.
12/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126068
TSB ID: 11-08-49-001V

This technical bulletin provides information on transport mode on message displayed in driver information center (dic) and/or battery light is flashing and the procedures to turn the transport mode message on and off.
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125106
TSB ID: PIC3100F

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicle's odometer appears to be inaccurate relative to a known distance traveled. technician should obtain a hand-held gps unit to test the odomete
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125138
TSB ID: PIC6316

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that after start up the radio resets if the customer’s phone is paired to the infotainment system. technician will need to check for diag
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12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125111
TSB ID: PIC6314

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that after start up the radio display will be black for 30 seconds then turn white. dealer should communicate to the customer that we apologize
11/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123222
TSB ID: PIT5353B

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about what xm offerings are available for vehicles. a dealer or customer can access the website listed below for vehicle specific xm offerings and availabilit
11/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123269
TSB ID: PIP5495C

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that may have a malfunction indicator lamp on. the technician may find diagnostic trouble codes p0299 or p0234 set. the technician is provided
11/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123227
TSB ID: PIC5492F

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have a diagnostic trouble code b101d-37 history in the vehicle communication interface module or telematics communication interface contro
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137537
TSB ID: 18NA099

This informational bulletin provides information for use on a product assistance claim (pac), which is formally known as a product allegation resolution (par) claim.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137603
TSB ID: 04-00-89-015O

This warranty administration bulletin provide policy information on required operating procedures.
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05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137557
TSB ID: 130089010B

This informational bulletin provides information to dealership personnel on policies regarding a product assistance claim (pac) within the courtesy transportation assistance program.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137559
TSB ID: 150603002M

This bulletin provides information on approved warranty part numbers for original equipment batteries.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137373
TSB ID: 17NA184

This informational bulletin provides information for dealers and technicians about the 1.4l turbocharged engine use two different suppliers for the oil filter housing which results in two different filters being used.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137558
TSB ID: 150603002L

This informational bulletin provides information on approved warranty part numbers for original equipment batteries
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137345
TSB ID: 110089005L

This warranty administration bulletin provides information on dealer empowerment labor operations and customer enthusiasm.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137338
TSB ID: 18NA057

This informational bulletin explains to the technician not to replace parts if the codes listed have been set.
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05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137635
TSB ID: 16-NA-383

This informational bulletin advises of a new fuel injection kit used for decarbonizing the intake valves, and explains how toptier fuels should be used to reduce carbon build up.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137602
TSB ID: 03-00-89-006N

This informational bulletin provides the dealership with how to prep a vehicle for delivery to the customer to aid in higher csi scores.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137380
TSB ID: 000089027J

This informational bulletin provides information to dealership personnel on properly eliminating unwanted odors in vehicles.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137381
TSB ID: 010310003Q

This bulletin contains information for the new tires that the vehicle is equipped with and that they are covered by general motors against defects in material or workmanship under the new vehicle warranty (in canada, the base warranty cover
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137385
TSB ID: 110089002C

This informational bulletin was created to inform that any accessories that are installed from the gm factory will be covered under the standard vehicle warranty and dealer installed accessories will be covered for a full year (12 months).
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137393
TSB ID: PIE0447A

This engineering information bulletin is requesting information from the field on vehicles that have the condition of infotainment system freezing and or touch screen not responding.
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05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137600
TSB ID: 00-03-10-002K

This informational bulletin provides information on chemical staining, pitting, corrosion and/or spotted appearance of chromed aluminum wheels.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137665
TSB ID: 17-NA-170

This informational bulletin explains the road force balancers and what they can do for customer concerns.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137382
TSB ID: 030089006P

This informational bulletin provides the dealership with how to prep a vehicle for delivery to the customer to aid in higher csi scores.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137605
TSB ID: 05-00-89-029D

This informational bulletin provides information on general motors dealership critical equipment requirements and recommendations.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137560
TSB ID: PI0281G

This preliminary informational bulletin provides information to dealership personnel which may be helpful when addressing underbody component corrosion with customers.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134621
TSB ID: 070849020M

This informational bulletin provides information for the ipc odometer programming method quick reference guide.
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134595
TSB ID: 150603002H

This informational bulletin provides information on approved warranty part numbers for original equipment batteries
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134593
TSB ID: 150089004B

This informational bulletin provides technicians with updated information to help identify the differences between what is considered a fluid leak, and what is considered seepage.
03/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129858
TSB ID: PIC6322

This pi was created to inform the customer of a possible concern with phone contacts not being listed when using bluetooth. the bulletin provides information and a work around while engineering investigates
02/20/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129051
TSB ID: PIP5540

This preliminary information communicates to the technician the need to inspect the induction system for potential icing issues in very cold ambient temperatures. to allow the ice to melt so that it can be drained from the related component
02/20/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129089
TSB ID: PIT3271H

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about changing the tire and wheel size on vehicles. general motors will only support a tire calibration for tires that have been sized, tested and designed fo
12/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10126065
TSB ID: 04-00-89-015P

This warranty administration bulletin provide policy information on required operating procedures.
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12/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10126081
TSB ID: 17-NA-170

This informational bulletin explains the road force balancers and what they can do for customer concerns.
11/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123252
TSB ID: PIC5650C

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have an intermittent no crank, no start, or start stall concern with the security light coming on. technician may find diagnostic trouble
10/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10118261
TSB ID: PIP5495B

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that may have a malfunction indicator lamp on. the technician may find diagnostic trouble codes p0299 or p0234 set. the technician is provided
10/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10118254
TSB ID: PIP5495A

This preliminary information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that may have a malfunction indicator lamp on. the technician may find diagnostic trouble codes p0299 or p0234 set. the technician is provided

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Chevrolet Sonic TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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