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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Off-Road Recovery

The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder


The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Follow these tips:

1. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer the vehicle so that it straddles the edge of the pavement.

2. Turn the steering wheel about one-eighth of a turn, until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge.

3. Turn the steering wheel to go straight down the roadway.

Steering in Emergencies
There are some situations when steering around a problem may be more effective than braking. Holding both sides of the steering wheel allows you to turn 180 degrees without removing a hand. ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Inspection
Special Tools GE-8001 Dial Indicator Set For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Note: This inspection procedure does not supersede local government required inspections that have more stringent requirements. Inspect the outer tie rod seal. If the outer tie rod ...

Exhaust Front Pipe Replacement (LUV,LUW)
Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Exhaust Service Warning. Remove the drivetrain and front suspension frame skid plate. Refer to Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Skid Plate Replacement. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor-2. Refer to Heated Oxygen Sensor Rep ...

Throttle Body Inspection and Cleaning
Note: Over extended time and mileage, deposits may accumulate on the back of the throttle valve plate. The source of the deposit is exhaust gas. Typically these deposits pose no problem. Occasionally the deposit may accumulate to a point where perceived pedal effort or throttle valve mov ...

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