2015 Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual

2015 Chevrolet Sonic owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Sonic
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
5.63 MB

Table of Contents

2015 Chevrolet Sonic Owner Manual BookTOC
2
Introduction
4
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
5
Symbols
5
In Brief
8
Instrument Panel
9
Initial Drive Information
11
Starting the Engine
11
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
11
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
12
Liftgate
13
Trunk Release
13
Windows
14
Seat Adjustment
14
Second Row Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
25
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Power Outlets
25
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Engine Oil Life System
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
28
OnStar®
28
Keys, Doors, and Windows
30
Keys and Locks
30
Keys
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
32
Remote Vehicle Start
34
Door Locks
35
Central Locking System
36
Delayed Locking
37
Automatic Door Locks
37
Lockout Protection
37
Safety Locks
38
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
44
Power Mirrors
44
Folding Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
44
Interior Mirrors
45
Manual Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
45
Manual Windows
45
Power Windows
45
Sun Visors
47
Roof
47
Sunroof
47
Seats and Restraints
50
Head Restraints
51
Front Seats
52
Seat Adjustment
52
Reclining Seatbacks
53
Front Seat Armrest
54
Heated Front Seats
54
Rear Seats
56
Safety Belts
57
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
59
Lap-Shoulder Belt
60
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
64
Safety Belt Extender
64
Safety System Check
64
Safety Belt Care
65
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
65
Airbag System
66
Where Are the Airbags?
68
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?
71
Passenger Sensing System
72
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Airbag System Check
78
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
78
Child Restraints
79
Older Children
79
Infants and Young Children
81
Child Restraint Systems
84
Where to Put the Restraint
85
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
87
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
93
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
93
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
96
Storage
100
Storage Compartments
100
Instrument Panel Storage
100
Glove Box
100
Luggage/Load Locations
101
Load Compartment (Hatchback)
101
Additional Storage Features
101
Cargo Cover (Hatchback)
101
Instruments and Controls
104
Controls
105
Steering Wheel Adjustment
105
Steering Wheel Controls
105
Horn
106
Windshield Wiper/Washer
106
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
107
Compass
108
Clock
108
Power Outlets
109
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
111
Instrument Cluster
112
Speedometer
113
Odometer
113
Trip Odometer
113
Tachometer
113
Fuel Gauge
113
Safety Belt Reminders
114
Airbag Readiness Light
115
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
115
Charging System Light
116
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
116
Service Vehicle Soon Light
119
Owner Manual Indicator
119
Brake System Warning Light
119
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
120
Up-Shift Light
120
Power Steering Warning Light
121
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
121
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
121
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
122
Traction Off Light
122
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
122
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
122
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
123
Tire Pressure Light
123
Engine Oil Pressure Light
124
Low Fuel Warning Light
124
Immobilizer Light
125
Reduced Engine Power Light
125
High-Beam On Light
125
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
125
Front Fog Lamp Light
126
Lamps On Reminder
126
Cruise Control Light
126
Door Ajar Light
126
Information Displays
127
Driver Information Center (DIC)
127
Vehicle Messages
129
Engine Oil Messages
129
Tire Messages
129
Trip Computer
130
Vehicle Personalization
132
Lighting
140
Exterior Lighting
140
Exterior Lamp Controls
140
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
141
Flash-to-Pass
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
141
Automatic Headlamp System
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
143
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
143
Fog Lamps
144
Interior Lighting
144
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
144
Courtesy Lamps
145
Dome Lamps
145
Reading Lamps
145
Lighting Features
145
Entry Lighting
145
Exit Lighting
145
Battery Load Management
146
Battery Power Protection
146
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
147
Infotainment System
148
Introduction
148
Infotainment
148
Theft-Deterrent Feature
149
Overview (AM-FM Radio)
150
Overview (Radio with CD/USB)
152
Overview (Radio with Touchscreen)
154
Home Page (Radio with Touchscreen)
154
Operation
155
Radio
159
AM-FM Radio
159
Satellite Radio
163
Radio Reception
164
Satellite Radio Antenna
165
Multi-Band Antenna
165
Audio Players
165
CD Player
165
USB Port
167
Auxiliary Devices
171
Bluetooth Audio
173
Phone
173
Bluetooth (Overview)
173
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
175
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
184
Hands-Free Phone
189
Downloadable Applications
192
Smartphone Link (Overview)
192
Smartphone Link (Pandora)
194
Smartphone Link (Stitcher)
196
Bluetooth Phone/Devices
197
Pictures and Movies (Audio System)
197
Pictures and Movies (Picture System)
201
Pictures and Movies (Movie System)
203
Trademarks and License Agreements
205
Climate Controls
208
Climate Control Systems
208
Air Vents
211
Maintenance
211
Air Intake
211
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
211
Driving and Operating
214
Driving Information
215
Distracted Driving
215
Defensive Driving
215
Drunk Driving
216
Control of a Vehicle
216
Braking
216
Steering
216
Off-Road Recovery
217
Loss of Control
217
Driving on Wet Roads
218
Hill and Mountain Roads
219
Winter Driving
220
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
221
Vehicle Load Limits
222
Starting and Operating
226
New Vehicle Break-In
226
Ignition Positions
226
Starting the Engine
228
Engine Heater
229
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
230
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
231
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
232
Parking
232
Parking over Things That Burn
233
Engine Exhaust
233
Running the Vehicle While Parked
234
Automatic Transmission
234
Manual Mode
236
Manual Transmission
237
Brakes
238
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
238
Parking Brake
239
Brake Assist
240
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
240
Ride Control Systems
241
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
241
Cruise Control
243
Driver Assistance Systems
245
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
245
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
247
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
249
Fuel
251
California Fuel Requirements
252
Fuels in Foreign Countries
252
Fuel Additives
252
Filling the Tank
253
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
254
Trailer Towing
255
General Towing Information
255
Conversions and Add-Ons
255
Add-On Electrical Equipment
255
Vehicle Care
256
General Information
257
California Proposition 65 Warning
257
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
258
Accessories and Modifications
258
Vehicle Checks
258
Doing Your Own Service Work
258
Hood
259
Engine Compartment Overview
261
Engine Oil
264
Engine Oil Life System
267
Automatic Transmission Fluid
268
Manual Transmission Fluid
268
Hydraulic Clutch
268
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
269
Cooling System
270
Engine Coolant
271
Engine Overheating
275
Washer Fluid
276
Brakes
277
Brake Fluid
277
Battery
279
Starter Switch Check
279
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
280
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
280
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
281
Wiper Blade Replacement
281
Headlamp Aiming
282
Bulb Replacement
283
Halogen Bulbs
283
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
283
Fog Lamps (LS, LT, and LTZ)
284
Fog Lamps (RS)
285
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
285
License Plate Lamp
286
Replacement Bulbs
287
Electrical System
287
Electrical System Overload
287
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
288
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
288
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
293
Wheels and Tires
295
Tires
295
All-Season Tires
296
Winter Tires
296
Summer Tires
296
Tire Sidewall Labeling
297
Tire Designations
299
Tire Terminology and Definitions
299
Tire Pressure
302
Tire Pressure Monitor System
303
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
304
Tire Inspection
307
Tire Rotation
308
When It Is Time for New Tires
309
Buying New Tires
310
Different Size Tires and Wheels
311
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
312
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
313
Wheel Replacement
313
Tire Chains
314
If a Tire Goes Flat
315
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
316
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
323
Tire Changing
324
Compact Spare Tire
328
Jump Starting
329
Towing the Vehicle
332
Recreational Vehicle Towing
332
Appearance Care
335
Exterior Care
335
Interior Care
340
Floor Mats
343
Service and Maintenance
346
General Information
346
Maintenance Schedule
347
Special Application Services
353
Additional Maintenance and Care
353
Recommended Fluids
357
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
357
Maintenance Replacement Parts
358
Maintenance Records
360
Technical Data
362
Vehicle Identification
362
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
362
Service Parts Identification Label
362
Vehicle Data
363
Capacities and Specifications
363
Engine Drive Belt Routing
365
Customer Information
366
Customer Information
366
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
366
Customer Assistance Offices
368
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
369
Online Owner Center
369
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
370
Roadside Assistance Program
370
Scheduling Service Appointments
372
Courtesy Transportation Program
372
Collision Damage Repair
373
Service Publications Ordering Information
376
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
377
Radio Frequency Statement
377
Reporting Safety Defects
377
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
377
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
378
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
378
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
379
Event Data Recorders
379
OnStar®
380
OnStar
382
OnStar Overview
382
OnStar Services
383
Emergency
383
Security
384
Navigation
384
Connections
385
Vehicle Diagnostics
387
OnStar Additional Information
387
Index
392
Index_A
392
Index_B
393
Index_C
393
Index_D
394
Index_E
395
Index_F
395
Index_G
396
Index_H
396
Index_I
397
Index_J
397
Index_K
397
Index_L
397
Index_M
398
Index_N
398
Index_O
398
Index_P
399
Index_R
399
Index_S
400
Index_T
401
Index_U
402
Index_V
402
Index_W
403

FAQ about the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Manual

What contains the 2015 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 2015 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Sonic owner manual for the 2015 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Sonic year 2015 free?

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The Chevrolet Sonic (2015) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2015 is available in English.

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