Chevrolet Sonic manuals

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Cooling System

The cooling system allows the engine to maintain the correct working temperature.

1.4L L4 Engine


1.4L L4 Engine

1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View) 2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap

1.8L L4 Engine


1.8L L4 Engine

1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View) 2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap

Warning

An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injury. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan.

Warning

Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them. If you do, you can be burned.

Do not run the engine if there is a leak. If you run the engine, it could lose all coolant. That could cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. Get any leak fixed before you drive the vehicle.

Caution

Using coolant other than DEX-COOL® can cause premature engine, heater core, or radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant could require changing sooner. Any repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use DEX-COOL (silicate-free) coolant in the vehicle.

How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
To inspect the engine air cleaner/ filter, remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains covered with dirt, a new filter is ...

Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in the vehicle for 5 years or 240 000 km (150,000 mi), whichever occurs first. The fol ...

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Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investig ...

Body Panel Paint Protector Replacement (VGC)
The paint protective film and vehicle surface temperature should be 13?€“32?°C (55?€“90?°F) for best results. Automatic car washes should be avoided for at least 24?€‰hours after the paint protective film application. Wipe the vehicle surface with isopropyl alcohol or fl ...

Cargo Cover (Hatchback)
Warning: An unsecured cargo cover could strike people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Store the cargo cover securely or remove it from the vehicle. The cargo cover can be used to cover items in the rear of the vehicle. To remove the cargo cover: Remove both of the cords fr ...

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