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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is not only the only domestic subcompact sedan (or hatchback) on the market today, but it’s also one of the most versatile models in its class. This entry-level subcompact...
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Getting error codes P0599 and P0171. Ive cleaned the O2 sensors but have no idea where to go from here.
Hello. Code P0599 is the code for an issue with the thermostat heater control circuit, while P0171 is for a lean condition on bank 1. P0599 is set when the computer detects that there is an issue with the electronically...
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Oil change due, now car is bouncing and shaking
Hello. The oil change should not cause the car to bounce or shake. This may be unrelated to the oil change and may be a sign of a more serious problem and should be looked at by a qualified mechanic...
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Front passenger window will not go up
Hello. If the switches and fuses to that window are good then there is likely some sort of wiring issue. It may be possible that a broken or damaged wire is cutting off power to raise the window. I would...
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Car started squealing and shaking back and forth
Hello. This does indeed seem like bad behavior. If there are no other visible symptoms (like the Check Engine or alternator light), this may be an accessory belt pulley which is seizing up, and forcing the belt to slip (hence...
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Where is the downstream O2 sensor located?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. The downstream O2 sensor is always mounted after the catalytic converter or on the back side of it. If you'd like some help wit this, consider YourMechanic, as one of...
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Passenger side view mirror popped off.
Hi there. The passenger side view mirror on your vehicle may not appear broken but, being that you are unable to reattach the housing and have it stay leads me to believe it needs to be replaced. If you would...
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My Check Engine Light is on, and the code points to the thermostat. Is it safe to drive my car with this issue?
If you can write back in with the exact Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) that Autozone downloaded for you, we can give you a more precise answer. For want of that detail, if you are referring to the "engine cooling system...
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I'm gonna buy a second hand 2012 sonic lt.
YourMechanic estimates the annual repair and maintenance cost for the Sonic model as in the range of $70 to $710, with an average value of $133. Cost vary, of course, based on vehicle usage and location. Of note, if you...
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Misfire in cylinder #4
You should be fine to drive for a day or two with a misfire on one cylinder, however I would not recommend letting this go un-repaired as this is something will only get worse and may trigger additional problems and...
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I've been noticing that my 2012 Chevrolet Sonic rumbles when going over bumps. I have about 60k miles on it, could it be the sway bar?
Hi there. If the sway bar was at fault, the noise would also be present when turning and a possibility of excessive body roll when turning. The source of noise over bumps can be difficult to diagnose since the bumps...
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Battery issues - 2013 Chevrolet Sonic
The battery may not be able to hold a charge because if the battery is dead. In order to check the charging system you will first have to have the battery charged and tested to see if battery needs replaced...
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Wouldn't start, just cranks. It's been happening since front end was damaged. Everything was fixed from the accident, what could it be?
Hi there. Check the airbag sensor in the front end of the vehicle. Since the airbag deployed when you hit a deer, the airbag sensor had to be compressed to make this occur. Make sure that the battery is disconnected...
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At what mileage should a 2013 Chevy Sonic timing belt be replaced?
Hi there - the "simplified maintenance guide" from Chevy directs you to replace the timing belt, idler pulleys, tensioner and guides on your 1.8 liter engine "every 3 years or at 97,500 miles, whichever comes first". Most manufacturers do not...
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Car wont start
This suggests you may have an alternator that has failed and potentially fried some of the wiring causing the burning smell and the smoke you describe followed by the loss of all power. Generally, when an alternator fails it will...
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Antifreeze problem
If you are having to periodically add antifreeze to the cooling system, there could be either an internal or external leak. That would include a "leak" through a faulty radiator pressure cap, which fault in the cap, if the fault...
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Replacement of body wiring harness
It would be difficult to say if the shorted area of the harness was damaged in the accident. If it is in the area of the impact, it may be possible. If the bad part of the harness is located...
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Why does my 2012 Chevrolet Sonic only rev to 3500 rpm in park.
This is normal for your vehicle. The vehicle is designed not to be overrevved when it is in park. When you start driving the computer recognizes this and allows it to rev higher. I would not worry about this unless...
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Brake light does not work.
Use the power wire from the brake light switch to activate the rear brake lights. By having an alternate power supply, ;the brake lights have no control without a switch, so the module is on but not functioning for the...
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Car immobilizer issue or faulty ignition switch?
If the vehicle is getting power and the light are coming on the dash, then the immobilizer has the ignition system disabled. Check the fuel cut off switch (vehicle safety switch) and see if it has been tripped. If the...
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Fuel shutoff switch
According to the owner's manual for your vehicle, your "vehicle has a feature that may automatically unlock the doors, turn on the interior lamps, turn on the hazard warning flashers, and shut off the fuel system after the airbags inflate."...

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