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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Driving on Wet Roads

Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid driving through large puddles and deep‐standing or flowing water.

Warning

Wet brakes can cause crashes. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle.

After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally.

Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause the vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warnings and be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water.

Loss of Control
Skidding There are three types of skids that correspond to the vehicle's three control systems: Braking Skid — wheels are not rolling. Steering or Cornering Skid — too much speed or s ...

Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under the vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When the ve ...

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Vehicle Messages
DIC messages display when the status of the vehicle has changed and action may be needed to correct the condition. Multiple messages appear one after another. Press any of the DIC buttons on the turn signal lever to acknowledge and clear them from the display. More urgent messages cannot be cle ...

Output Speed Sensor Replacement
Output Speed Sensor Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the control valve body. Refer to Control Valve Body Replacement. 1 Output Speed Sensor Bolt M6 x 18 ...

Engine Oil Cooler Replacement
Removal Procedure Disconnect battery negative cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Drain engine coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling Remove the turbocharger oil feed pipe. Refer to Turbocharger Oil Feed Pipe Replacement ...

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