Chevrolet Sonic manuals

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Tire and Loading Information Label

A vehicle-specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the vehicle's


A vehicle-specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the vehicle's center pillar (B-pillar). The Tire and Loading Information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (1), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (2) in kilograms and pounds.

The Tire and Loading Information label also shows the tire size of the original equipment tires (3) and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures (4). For more information on tires and inflation see Tires  and Tire Pressure.

There is also important loading information on the Certification label. It tells you the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axle. See “Certification Label” later in this section.

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 ...

Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs." on your vehicle’s placard. 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and ...

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Drive Range - Fourth Gear (Gen 2)
As vehicle speed increases, the transmission control module (TCM) processes input signals from the automatic transmission input and output speed sensors, the throttle position sensor and other vehicle sensors to determine the precise moment to command OFF the normally-low 35R pressure control ...

Drive Range, First Gear Engine Braking (Gen 1)
When the gear selector lever is moved to the Drive (D) range from the Neutral (N) position, the transmission will provide engine braking. In this operating range, the normally-low 1234 pressure control solenoid 5 is commanded ON and, in the engine braking mode, the following changes occur with ...

Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System Description
acceleratorpedalassemblyi/pappsensor1appsensor2ignitionvoltage(ifequipped)cruisecontrolswitch(ifequipped)(ifequipped)throttlebodybcmtpsensor1tpsensorreducedenginepowerlampthrottleactuatormotor The engine control module (ECM) is the control center for the throttle actuator control (TAC) system. ...

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