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2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic, Trax, 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark recalled for software glitch
2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic, Trax, 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark recalled for software glitch

General Motors has announced a recall of nearly 318,000 Sonic, Spark, and Trax vehicles from the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may have a software glitch that could make them more susceptible to theft. The...Read More»

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GM Recalls 2014-15 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, 2006-10 Hummer H3, 2009-10 Hummer H3T

General Motors has issued two recalls affecting roughly 250,000 Chevrolet and Hummer vehicles, 210,000 of which are registered in the U.S. The Hummer recall is the larger of the two and has been linked to 42 fires caused by part of the SUVs' climate control system. ALSO SEE: China's Auto Market May...Read More»

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GM Recalls Another 89,000 Cars: Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Silverado, Sonic, GMC Sierra, More

Late last week, we published a roundup of General Motors' recalls for 2014. The next day, GM announced four more, affecting an array of Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC models from the past few years. ALSO SEE: The Most Popular Used Vehicles Of 2014 (So Far) All told, these new recalls affect some 89,000...Read More»

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2013, 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Recalled For Fire Risk

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonic. However, according to an email from GM, the recall doesn't cover include every 2013 and 2014 Sonic on the road or in dealerships: just 1,558 vehicles in the U.S. and another 100 in Canada. The recall stems from a problem with...Read More»

Chevrolet Sonic Dusk concept
Chevrolet Sonic Dusk: Coming Soon To A Showroom Near You

If you're looking for a symbol of the "new", leaner, meaner General Motors -- the company that emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 -- you could find one in the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact. It's well-made, it's affordable, it's fuel-efficient, it's packed with high-tech and safety features, and the Sonic...Read More»

Corporate and brand loyalty, Q2 of 2012, cropped (from infographic via Experian Automotive)
Toyota Owners Are Most Loyal, But Chevy Sonic Is Top Model

How much do you love your car? Enough to buy another of the same make when it's time to upgrade? Or at least enough to buy another from the same automaker? If you drive a vehicle from the Toyota family -- including Scion and Lexus -- chances are pretty good that your answer to that third question...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Sonic
2013 Chevrolet Sonic: Recall Alert

General Motors is conducting a safety recall of certain 2013 model year Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars due to problems with the turn signal lamp. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at 4,716. Affected...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Recall Alert

General Motors is conducting a safety recall of certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars to fix problems with windshield wiper reservoirs. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at 44,658. Affected...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Priced From $20,995

Earlier this year Chevrolet revealed the 2013 Sonic RS at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Today it priced the Sonic RS from $20,995 including destination with a manual transmission and $22,280 with an automatic transmission. The Sonic RS features a new RS-specific grille along with new front and rear...Read More»

Chevy's 'Stay Clutch' promo for the Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Gears Up For 'Stay Clutch' Contest

Last month, we told you that manual transmissions were making a comeback. Now, the good folks at Chevrolet are capitalizing on that trend with a new campaign aimed at college kids called "Stay Clutch". Like most of Chevy's marketing around the Sonic, the "Stay Clutch" campaign is almost entirely...Read More»

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Car Sales Surge: Who's Buying & What Are They Getting?

Yesterday, we reported that sales for most automakers hit record levels in March. (Honda was the notable exception, its slipping figures due in part to the underwhelming 2012 Civic.) But who's buying all these cars? And what are they getting for their money? J.D. Power has some ideas. Today's...Read More»

Chevy Game Time app
Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from the comfort of your own living room? For free? While watching the Super Bowl? It's all possible using the Chevy Game Time...Read More»

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

Just a week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) listed a recall for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic over concerns about a missing front brake pad, the safety agency says the Sonic has earned a five-star overall safety rating. The testing, under the revised New Car Assessment...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Missing Brake Pads Prompt GM To Recall 2012 Chevy Sonic Models

If you’re one of the early buyers (or renters) of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and planning to head over a mountain pass for the holiday weekend, you might just want to get a quick brake inspection. GM is recalling 4,296 U.S.-market Chevy Sonic models—all assembled at the automaker’s...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback, road test, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2011
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars over concerns that a front inner or outer brake pad may be missing. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 4,296. Affected...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Being Given Away In 27 Cities On SCVNGR

Chevrolet has been working hard to build buzz for the all-new Sonic among younger buyers. First came the "Let's Do This" campaign, which sent the Sonic on a bungee-jumping adventure, and now Chevy is giving away 27 of the subcompacts in cities across the U.S., using the geolocation service, SCVNGR...Read More»

A 2012 Chevy Sonic undergoes frontal offset crash testing. Image: GM Corp.
NHTSA’s 2012 Vehicle List For Five-Star Safety Rating Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced it will test 74 2012 passenger vehicles in its five-star safety rating program that was revamped last year. The list includes 42 passenger cars, 22 SUVs and crossovers, two minivans, and eight pickup trucks. The NHTSA (via...Read More»

A 2012 Chevy Sonic undergoes frontal offset crash testing. Image: GM Corp.
NHTSA Publishes Its 2012 Vehicle Crash Test List

In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revamped how they evaluate vehicles for safety ratings. Since then, only a handful of vehicles have been tested, and most didn’t fare as well as they had under previous testing guidelines. For 2012, NHTSA will be crash-testing 74...Read More»

Is this the new Toyota Aqua?
New And Improved TCC, OnStar, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

We launch a new version of TheCarConnection, while OnStar backpedals its latest privacy policy changes. Cadillac has canceled the ATS Convertible and we drive the 2012 Audi TT-RS. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We launch a cleaner, faster, more mature version...Read More»

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