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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: 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 and use the rocking method. See Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control.

Warning

If the vehicle's tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and you or others could be injured. The vehicle can overheat, causing an engine compartment fire or other damage. Spin the wheels as little as possible and avoid going above 56 km/h (35 mph).

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 every ...

Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out
Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any traction system. Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a low forward gear, spinning the wheels ...

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Roadside Assistance Program
For U.S.-purchased vehicles, call 1-800-243-8872; (Text Telephone (TTY): 1-888-889-2438). For Canadian-purchased vehicles, call 1-800-268-6800. Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calling for Assistance When calling Roadside Assistance, have the following information ready: ...

Driver or Passenger Seat Head Restraint Replacement
Driver or Passenger Seat Head Restraint Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Driver or Passenger Seat Head Restraint Procedure Raise the headrest to the full upward position. Depress the flush button on the he ...

Charge Air Cooler Replacement
Charge Air Cooler Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Raise and properly support the vehicle. Refe ...

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