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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Blizzard Conditions

Being stuck in snow can be a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby. If possible, use Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program. To get help and keep everyone in the vehicle safe:

Warning

Snow can trap engine exhaust under the vehicle. This may cause exhaust gases to get inside. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.

If the vehicle is stuck in the snow:

For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust.

To save fuel, run the engine for only short periods as needed to warm the vehicle and then shut the engine off and close the window most of the way to save heat. Repeat this until help arrives but only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. Moving about to keep warm also helps.

If it takes some time for help to arrive, now and then when you run the engine, push the accelerator pedal slightly so the engine runs faster than the idle speed. This keeps the battery charged to restart the vehicle and to signal for help with the headlamps. Do this as little as possible to save fuel.

Driving on Snow or Ice
Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice can occur at about 0°C (32°F) when freezing rain begins to fall, resulting in e ...

If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow. If stuck too severely for the traction system to free the vehicle, turn the traction system off an ...

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Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm system. The indicator light on the instrument panel near the windshield indicates the status of the system. Off: Vehicle is disarmed. On Solid: Vehicle is secured during the delay to arm the system. Fast Flash: Vehicle is unsecured. A door, the hood, or t ...

Keyless Entry System Description and Operation
The keyless entry system is a vehicle entry device. The keyless entry system is used in conjunction with the door locks to unlock the vehicle. Keyless entry will lock/unlock the vehicle doors or open the rear compartment lid when a corresponding button on the keyless entry transmitter is press ...

Body Hinge Pillar Lower Reinforcement Replacement
Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning. Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Remove all ...

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