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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 ...

Other materials:

Steering Gear Boot Replacement
Special Tools CH-804  Tensioner For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the steering linkage outer tie rod. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Rep ...

Lock Cylinder Coding - Ignition
The ignition lock cylinder uses 8 key cut positions, 1–8. The ignition cylinder tumblers (3) are located on alternate sides of the cylinder (5). They are not snap-in and are not self-retaining. It follows the key code with the first tumbler being the first depth of the ...

Instrument Panel Lower Intermediate Reinforcement Replacement
Instrument Panel Lower Intermediate Reinforcement Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Remove the passenger inflatable restraint instrument ...

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