Safety Ratings
2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 5.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls8
Number of Complaints88
Number of Investigations2
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles

2012 Chevrolet Sonic (7/2/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V417000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: 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.

Defect: Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.

Corrective Action: 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.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic (6/12/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V315000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: 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.

Defect: 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.

Corrective Action: 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.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic (6/6/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V300000

Component Name: AIR BAGS

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: 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.

Defect: 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.

Corrective Action: 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.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic (1/24/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V023000

Component Name: AIR BAGS

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: 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.

Defect: 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.

Corrective Action: 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.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic (10/31/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V522000

Component Name: AIR BAGS

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Description: 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.

Defect: 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.

Corrective Action: 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.

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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 39,183 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Medford, OR
  • MPG: 27 City / 37 Hwy
  • 8 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT LT2

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 46,628 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 21 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT LT2

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 25,906 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • MPG: 27 City / 37 Hwy
  • 12 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LS

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 80,979 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Kaufman, TX
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 7 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 63,567 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Daphne, AL
  • MPG: 27 City / 37 Hwy
  • 21 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 63,906 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Carmel, NY
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 10 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 43,413 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 2 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 68,129 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: O'Fallon, IL
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 75 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 59,095 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Ellisville, MO
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 10 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT LT1

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 99,999 Miles
  • Ext Color: Orange
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: O'Fallon, IL
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 51 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT LT1

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 68,630 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Peoria, AZ
  • MPG: 29 City / 40 Hwy
  • 33 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 25,363 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Springfield, OH
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 40 Days on Lot
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2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 24,726 Miles
  • Ext Color: Orange
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • MPG: 29 City / 40 Hwy
  • 53 Days on Lot
$8,467

2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LS LS1

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 47,692 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Palatine, IL
  • MPG: 26 City / 35 Hwy
  • 51 Days on Lot
$8,989

2012 CHEVROLET SONIC LT

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 55,243 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Palatine, IL
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy
  • 41 Days on Lot
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