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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: California Fuel Requirements

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual / Driving and Operating / Fuel / California Fuel Requirements

If the vehicle is certified to meet California Emissions Standards, it is designed to operate on fuels that meet California specifications. See the underhood emission control label. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California Emissions Standards, the vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance might be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp could turn on and the vehicle may not pass a smog-check test. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp. If this occurs, return to your authorized dealer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

Gasoline Specifications
At a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM specification D 4814. Some gasolines contain an octane-enhancing additive called methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT). We recommend against th ...

Fuels in Foreign Countries
If planning to drive in countries outside the U.S. or Canada, the proper fuel might be hard to find. Check regional auto club or fuel retail brand websites for availability in the country where dr ...

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Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement
Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the center pillar lower trim panel. Refer to Center Pillar Lower Trim Panel Replacement. Remove the seat belt from the front s ...

Emblem/Nameplate Replacement
Caution: Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution. The part and vehicle surface should be 21?°C (70?°F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain inside in a temperature range of 21?°C (70?°F) for 1 hour after assembly to allow the adhesive to develop sufficient bo ...

Tread Wear Indicators Description
The original equipment tires have tread wear indicators that show when you should replace the tires. The location of these indicators are at 60 degree intervals around the outer diameter of the tire. The indicators appear as a 6 mm (0.25 in) wide band when the tire trea ...

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