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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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Traction Off Light
This light comes on briefly while starting the engine. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally, the indicator light then turns off. The traction off light comes on when the Traction Control System (TCS) has been turned off by pressing and ...

Evaporative Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve Replacement
Evaporative Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Purge Pipe Fittings (Qty: 2) Procedure Disconnect the vacuum lines quick connect fitting from the evaporative emission ca ...

Windshield Replacement
Special Tools BO-24402-A Glass Sealant Remover (Cold Knife) BO-39032 Stationary Glass Removal Tool Use an adhesive that is approved by GM For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Open the hood. Remove the windshield wiper arms. Refer to Wi ...

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