2016 Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Sonic owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Sonic
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
7.74 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warning, and Caution
3
Symbols
4
In Brief
6
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
10
Liftgate
10
Trunk Release
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
13
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
14
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
15
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
16
Transmission
17
Radio(s)
19
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
20
Bluetooth®
20
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
21
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
22
Power Outlets
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Engine Oil Life System
24
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Roadside Assistance Program
25
Keys
26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
28
Remote Vehicle Start
30
Door Locks
31
Delayed Locking
32
Automatic Door Locks
33
Lockout Protection
33
Trunk (Sedan)
34
Vehicle Alarm System
37
Immobilizer
38
Convex Mirrors
39
Manual Mirrors
39
Power Mirrors
39
Folding Mirrors
40
Manual Windows
41
Power Windows
41
Sunroof
43
Seats and Restraints
44
Seat Adjustment
46
Reclining Seatbacks
47
Front Seat Armrest
48
Heated Front Seats
48
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
52
Lap-Shoulder Belt
53
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
55
Safety Belt Extender
56
Safety System Check
56
Safety Belt Care
56
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
61
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
62
Passenger Sensing System
63
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Airbag System Check
68
Older Children
69
Infants and Young Children
70
Child Restraint Systems
73
Where to Put the Restraint
74
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
75
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
81
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
81
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
83
Instrument Panel Storage
87
Cargo Cover (Hatchback)
88
Steering Wheel Adjustment
91
Steering Wheel Controls
91
Horn
91
Windshield Wiper/Washer
92
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
93
Compass
93
Clock
94
Instrument Cluster
97
Speedometer
98
Odometer
98
Trip Odometer
98
Tachometer
98
Fuel Gauge
98
Safety Belt Reminders
99
Airbag Readiness Light
100
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
100
Charging System Light
101
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
101
Service Vehicle Soon Light
103
Owner Manual Indicator
103
Brake System Warning Light
103
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
104
Up-Shift Light
104
Power Steering Warning Light
105
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
105
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
105
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
105
Traction Off Light
106
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
106
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
106
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
107
Tire Pressure Light
107
Engine Oil Pressure Light
107
Low Fuel Warning Light
108
Immobilizer Light
108
Reduced Engine Power Light
108
High-Beam On Light
109
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
109
Front Fog Lamp Light
109
Lamps On Reminder
109
Cruise Control Light
109
Engine Oil Messages
112
Tire Messages
112
Trip Computer
112
Vehicle Personalization
114
Exterior Lamp Controls
121
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
122
Flash-to-Pass
122
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
122
Automatic Headlamp System
123
Hazard Warning Flashers
123
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
124
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
125
Courtesy Lamps
125
Dome Lamps
125
Entry Lighting
126
Exit Lighting
126
Battery Load Management
126
Battery Power Protection
127
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
127
Infotainment
128
Theft-Deterrent Feature
129
Overview (AM-FM Radio)
130
Overview (Radio with Touchscreen)
132
Home Page (Radio with Touchscreen)
132
AM-FM Radio
137
Satellite Radio
141
Radio Reception
142
Satellite Radio Antenna
143
USB Port
143
Auxiliary Devices
145
Bluetooth (Overview)
147
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
148
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
154
Smartphone Link (Overview)
161
Smartphone Link (Pandora)
163
Pictures and Movies (Audio System)
166
Pictures and Movies (Picture System)
171
Pictures and Movies (Movie System)
173
Trademarks and License Agreements
175
Climate Controls
177
Climate Control Systems
177
Air Intake
180
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
180
Distracted Driving
182
Defensive Driving
182
Drunk Driving
182
Control of a Vehicle
183
Braking
183
Steering
183
Off-Road Recovery
184
Loss of Control
184
Driving on Wet Roads
185
Hill and Mountain Roads
186
Winter Driving
186
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
187
New Vehicle Break-In
191
Ignition Positions
192
Starting the Engine
193
Engine Heater
194
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
195
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
196
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
197
Parking
197
Manual Mode
200
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
203
Parking Brake
203
Brake Assist
204
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
205
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
209
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
211
California Fuel Requirements
215
Fuels in Foreign Countries
216
Fuel Additives
216
Filling the Tank
216
Add-On Electrical Equipment
218
California Proposition 65 Warning
221
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
221
Doing Your Own Service Work
222
Hood
223
Engine Compartment Overview
224
Engine Oil
227
Engine Oil Life System
229
Automatic Transmission Fluid
230
Manual Transmission Fluid
231
Hydraulic Clutch
231
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
231
Cooling System
233
Engine Coolant
234
Engine Overheating
237
Washer Fluid
238
Brakes
239
Brake Fluid
240
Battery - North America
241
Starter Switch Check
241
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
242
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
242
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
242
Wiper Blade Replacement
243
Halogen Bulbs
244
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
245
Fog Lamps (LS, LT, and LTZ)
246
Fog Lamps (RS)
246
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
246
License Plate Lamp
247
Electrical System Overload
249
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
249
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
250
Tires
255
All-Season Tires
256
Winter Tires
256
Summer Tires
257
Tire Sidewall Labeling
257
Tire Designations
259
Tire Terminology and Definitions
260
Tire Pressure
262
Tire Pressure Monitor System
263
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
264
Tire Inspection
267
Tire Rotation
267
When It Is Time for New Tires
268
Buying New Tires
269
Different Size Tires and Wheels
271
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
271
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
273
Wheel Replacement
273
Tire Chains
274
If a Tire Goes Flat
274
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
276
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
282
Tire Changing
282
Exterior Care
293
Interior Care
298
Floor Mats
301
Service and Maintenance
302
General Information
302
Maintenance Schedule
303
Special Application Services
308
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
312
Maintenance Replacement Parts
313
Maintenance Records
314
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
315
Capacities and Specifications
316
Engine Drive Belt Routing
318
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
319
Customer Assistance Offices
321
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
322
Online Owner Center
322
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
323
Roadside Assistance Program
323
Scheduling Service Appointments
325
Courtesy Transportation Program
325
Collision Damage Repair
326
Service Publications Ordering Information
328
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
330
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
330
Event Data Recorders
331
OnStar®
332
OnStar
333
Emergency
334
Security
334
Navigation
334
Connections
335
Diagnostics
337
OnStar Additional Information
337
Index
343
Index_A
343
Index_B
344
Index_C
344
Index_D
345
Index_E
345
Index_F
346
Index_G
346
Index_H
347
Index_I
347
Index_J
347
Index_K
347
Index_L
347
Index_M
348
Index_N
349
Index_O
349
Index_P
349
Index_R
349
Index_S
350
Index_T
351
Index_U
352
Index_V
352
Index_W
352

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic Manual

What contains the 2016 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 2016 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Sonic owners can do

Where to download the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Sonic owner manual for the 2016 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Sonic year 2016 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2016 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Sonic (2016) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2016 is available in English.

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