Chevrolet Sonic manuals

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: 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 as little as possible. To prevent transmission wear, wait until the wheels stop spinning before shifting gears. Release the accelerator pedal while shifting, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. Slowly spinning the wheels in the forward and reverse directions causes a rocking motion that could free the vehicle. If that does not get the vehicle out after a few tries, it might need to be towed out. If the vehicle does need to be towed out, see Towing the Vehicle.

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 an ...

Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how much weight the vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed ...

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Manual Transmission Shift Lever and Selector Lever Cable Adjustment
Remove the floor console. Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement. Lift upward and disengage (do not remove) both cable lock adjusters (1) to release the internal cable assembly, one for each side. Block the shift control housing, push the selector lever ( ...

Front Fog Lamp Replacement
Front Fog Lamp Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove either the right front or left front wheelhouse liner. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement. Disconnect the electrical connector from t ...

Wireless Communication Interface Antenna Replacement
Wireless Communication Interface Antenna Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the communication interface module. Refer to Communication Interface Module Replacement 1 ...

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