2014 Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual

2014 Chevrolet Sonic owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Sonic
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
5.57 MB

Table of Contents

2014 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
3
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Starting the Engine
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Trunk Release
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
14
Second Row Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Power Outlets
25
Sunroof
25
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
28
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
29
Keys
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
33
Door Locks
35
Central Locking System
36
Door Ajar Reminder
36
Delayed Locking
36
Automatic Door Locks
36
Lockout Protection
37
Safety Locks
37
Doors
38
Trunk (Sedan)
38
Liftgate (Hatchback)
40
Vehicle Security
41
Vehicle Alarm System
41
Immobilizer
42
Immobilizer Operation
42
Exterior Mirrors
43
Convex Mirrors
43
Manual Mirrors
43
Power Mirrors
43
Folding Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
44
Blind Spot Mirrors
44
Interior Mirrors
45
Manual Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
45
Manual Windows
46
Power Windows
46
Sun Visors
47
Roof
48
Sunroof
48
Seats and Restraints
49
Head Restraints
50
Front Seats
51
Seat Adjustment
51
Reclining Seatbacks
52
Front Seat Armrest
53
Heated Front Seats
54
Rear Seats
55
Safety Belts
56
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
58
Lap-Shoulder Belt
59
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
63
Safety Belt Extender
63
Safety System Check
64
Safety Belt Care
64
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
64
Airbag System
65
Where Are the Airbags?
67
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
69
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
70
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
70
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
70
Passenger Sensing System
72
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Airbag System Check
77
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
77
Child Restraints
78
Older Children
78
Infants and Young Children
80
Child Restraint Systems
82
Where to Put the Restraint
84
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
85
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
91
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
92
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
94
Storage
97
Storage Compartments
97
Instrument Panel Storage
97
Glove Box
97
Luggage/Load Locations
98
Load Compartment (Hatchback)
98
Additional Storage Features
98
Cargo Cover (Hatchback)
98
Instruments and Controls
101
Controls
102
Steering Wheel Adjustment
102
Steering Wheel Controls
102
Horn
103
Windshield Wiper/Washer
103
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
104
Compass
104
Clock
105
Power Outlets
106
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
107
Instrument Cluster
108
Speedometer
109
Odometer
109
Trip Odometer
109
Tachometer
109
Fuel Gauge
109
Safety Belt Reminders
110
Airbag Readiness Light
111
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
111
Charging System Light
112
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
112
Service Vehicle Soon Light
115
Brake System Warning Light
115
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
116
Up-Shift Light
116
Power Steering Warning Light
116
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
117
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
117
Traction Off Light
117
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
118
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
118
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
118
Tire Pressure Light
119
Engine Oil Pressure Light
119
Low Fuel Warning Light
120
Immobilizer Light
120
Reduced Engine Power Light
120
High-Beam On Light
121
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
121
Front Fog Lamp Light
121
Lamps On Reminder
121
Cruise Control Light
121
Door Ajar Light
122
Information Displays
122
Driver Information Center (DIC)
122
Vehicle Messages
124
Engine Oil Messages
124
Tire Messages
124
Trip Computer
125
Vehicle Personalization
127
Lighting
135
Exterior Lighting
135
Exterior Lamp Controls
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
136
Automatic Headlamp System
137
Hazard Warning Flashers
137
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
138
Fog Lamps
138
Interior Lighting
139
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
139
Courtesy Lamps
139
Dome Lamps
139
Reading Lamps
140
Lighting Features
140
Battery Load Management
140
Battery Power Protection
141
Infotainment System
143
Introduction
143
Infotainment
143
Theft-Deterrent Feature
144
Overview (AM-FM Radio)
145
Overview (Radio with CD/USB)
147
Overview (Radio with Touchscreen)
149
Home Page (Radio with Touchscreen)
149
Operation
150
Radio
154
AM-FM Radio
154
Satellite Radio
158
Radio Reception
159
Satellite Radio Antenna
160
Multi-Band Antenna
160
Audio Players
161
CD Player
161
USB Port
163
Auxiliary Devices
166
Bluetooth Audio
168
Phone
168
Bluetooth (Overview)
168
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
170
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
179
Hands-Free Phone
184
Downloadable Applications
187
Smartphone Link (Overview)
187
Smartphone Link (Pandora)
189
Smartphone Link (Stitcher)
191
Bluetooth Phone/Devices
192
Pictures and Movies (Audio System)
192
Pictures and Movies (Picture System)
197
Pictures and Movies (Movie System)
198
Trademarks and License Agreements
200
Climate Controls
203
Climate Control Systems
203
Air Vents
206
Maintenance
206
Air Intake
206
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
206
Driving and Operating
209
Driving Information
210
Distracted Driving
210
Defensive Driving
210
Drunk Driving
211
Control of a Vehicle
211
Braking
211
Steering
211
Off-Road Recovery
212
Loss of Control
212
Driving on Wet Roads
213
Highway Hypnosis
214
Hill and Mountain Roads
214
Winter Driving
215
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
216
Vehicle Load Limits
217
Starting and Operating
221
New Vehicle Break-In
221
Ignition Positions
222
Starting the Engine
223
Engine Heater
225
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
225
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
226
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
227
Parking
227
Parking over Things That Burn
228
Engine Exhaust
228
Running the Vehicle While Parked
229
Automatic Transmission
229
Manual Mode
231
Manual Transmission
232
Brakes
233
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
233
Parking Brake
234
Brake Assist
235
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
235
Ride Control Systems
236
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
236
Cruise Control
238
Driver Assistance Systems
240
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
240
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
242
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
244
Fuel
246
Recommended Fuel
246
Gasoline Specifications
247
California Fuel Requirements
247
Fuels in Foreign Countries
247
Fuel Additives
248
Filling the Tank
248
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
249
Trailer Towing
250
General Towing Information
250
Conversions and Add-Ons
250
Add-On Electrical Equipment
250
Vehicle Care
251
General Information
252
California Proposition 65 Warning
252
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
253
Accessories and Modifications
253
Vehicle Checks
253
Doing Your Own Service Work
253
Hood
254
Engine Compartment Overview
256
Engine Oil
259
Engine Oil Life System
262
Automatic Transmission Fluid
263
Manual Transmission Fluid
263
Hydraulic Clutch
263
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
264
Cooling System
265
Engine Coolant
266
Engine Overheating
270
Washer Fluid
271
Brakes
272
Brake Fluid
273
Battery
274
Starter Switch Check
275
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
275
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
276
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
276
Wiper Blade Replacement
276
Headlamp Aiming
278
Bulb Replacement
278
Halogen Bulbs
278
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
278
Fog Lamps (LS, LT, and LTZ)
280
Fog Lamps (RS)
280
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
280
License Plate Lamp
281
Replacement Bulbs
282
Electrical System
282
Electrical System Overload
282
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
283
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
283
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
288
Wheels and Tires
290
Tires
290
All-Season Tires
291
Winter Tires
291
Summer Tires
292
Tire Sidewall Labeling
292
Tire Designations
294
Tire Terminology and Definitions
295
Tire Pressure
297
Tire Pressure Monitor System
299
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
300
Tire Inspection
303
Tire Rotation
303
When It Is Time for New Tires
304
Buying New Tires
305
Different Size Tires and Wheels
306
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
307
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
308
Wheel Replacement
309
Tire Chains
310
If a Tire Goes Flat
310
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
312
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
319
Tire Changing
319
Compact Spare Tire
324
Jump Starting
325
Towing the Vehicle
327
Recreational Vehicle Towing
328
Appearance Care
331
Exterior Care
331
Interior Care
336
Floor Mats
339
Service and Maintenance
341
General Information
341
Maintenance Schedule
342
Special Application Services
348
Additional Maintenance and Care
348
Recommended Fluids
352
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
352
Maintenance Replacement Parts
354
Maintenance Records
355
Technical Data
359
Vehicle Identification
359
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
359
Service Parts Identification Label
359
Vehicle Data
360
Capacities and Specifications
360
Engine Drive Belt Routing
361
Customer Information
363
Customer Information
363
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
363
Customer Assistance Offices
365
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Online Owner Center
366
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
367
Roadside Assistance Program
367
Scheduling Service Appointments
369
Courtesy Transportation Program
369
Collision Damage Repair
371
Service Publications Ordering Information
373
Reporting Safety Defects
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
375
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
375
Event Data Recorders
376
OnStar®
376
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
377
Radio Frequency Statement
377
OnStar
379
OnStar Overview
379
OnStar Services
380
Emergency
380
Security
380
Navigation
380
Connections
381
Diagnostics
383
OnStar Additional Information
383
Index
389
Index_A
389
Index_B
389
Index_C
390
Index_D
391
Index_E
392
Index_F
392
Index_G
393
Index_H
393
Index_I
393
Index_J
394
Index_K
394
Index_L
394
Index_M
395
Index_N
395
Index_O
395
Index_P
396
Index_R
396
Index_S
397
Index_T
398
Index_U
399
Index_V
399
Index_W
399

FAQ about the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Manual

What contains the 2014 Sonic manual?

The Chevrolet Sonic owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Sonic. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Sonic 2014 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Sonic
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Sonic owner manual for the 2014 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Sonic year 2014 free?

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The Chevrolet Sonic (2014) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2014 is available in English.

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