really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,802 miles

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problem #5

Dec 012018


  • 56,000 miles
As I was driving on a street, possibly two minutes after departing my home, is when IżD realized the air bag indicator light was illuminated. Everytime for the next three days, the warning light would illuminate as soon as the car turned on. It finally shut off after I went out to shop. It was illuminated on my way to the shops. I turned the car off, shopped and when I turned it back on, the light did not illuminate and has not since then. Now, it has been around two weeks since it turned off.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 302018


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owned a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic. While driving and making a right turn, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The side curtain air bag failed to deploy. The driver and front passenger sustained head, neck, and back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to carmax (2550 roosevelt blvd, clearwater, fl 33760, (727) 507-0790). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened case number: 900227. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 192018


  • 50,000 miles
Car was in motion going down the highway. Stopped at a redlight. Continued qhen light turned green but not fast as the next light was turning red. Brake failure resulted in a car accident. Upon collision the air bags malfunctioned and did not deploy. Many others are experiencing the same issues with the Chevrolet Sonic starting from the 2015 model. GM was made aware of the issue and has yet to fix it or recall it.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 292018


  • 10 miles
Front passenger seat airbag indicator shows "off" when a normal sized adult is sitting in the seat. This is an intermittent condition I.e does not happen every time.. moving in the seat, connecting or disconnecting seat belt, opening and closing passenger door does not change the indication. Indicator remains "off" as car is driven. Both dealer and Chevy corporate customer service were contacted without a fix. This has happened since car was new.. I have a couple of videos of the occurrence, showing engine running, airbag indicator showing off, no SRS warning lights and an adult in the front passenger seat. This condition leaves the front seat passenger at higher risk for injury or death during an accident.

- Cape Charles, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 212017


  • miles
Tamara recall

- Pendergrass, GA, USA