2017 Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual

2017 Chevrolet Sonic owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Sonic
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
6.61 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warning, and Caution
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
6
Instrument Panel
7
Initial Drive Information
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
10
Liftgate (Hatchback)
11
Trunk Release (Sedan)
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
17
Transmission
18
Vehicle Features
19
Infotainment System
19
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
21
Bluetooth®
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Power Outlets
23
Sunroof
23
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Fuel
24
E85 or FlexFuel
25
Engine Oil Life System
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Roadside Assistance Program
26
Keys, Doors, and Windows
27
Keys and Locks
27
Keys
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
32
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
39
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
41
Lockout Protection
41
Safety Locks
41
Doors
42
Trunk (Sedan)
42
Liftgate (Hatchback)
44
Vehicle Security
45
Vehicle Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation
46
Exterior Mirrors
47
Convex Mirrors
47
Manual Mirrors
47
Power Mirrors
47
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Interior Mirrors
48
Manual Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
48
Manual Windows
49
Power Windows
49
Sun Visors
50
Roof
51
Sunroof
51
Seats and Restraints
52
Head Restraints
53
Front Seats
54
Seat Adjustment
54
Power Seat Adjustment
55
Lumbar Adjustment
55
Reclining Seatbacks
56
Front Seat Armrest
57
Heated Front Seats
57
Rear Seats
58
Safety Belts
60
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
61
Lap-Shoulder Belt
62
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
64
Safety Belt Extender
65
Safety System Check
65
Safety Belt Care
65
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
66
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?
71
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
71
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
78
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
92
Securing Child Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the Rear Seat)
92
Securing Child Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the Front Seat)
94
Storage
98
Storage Compartments
98
Instrument Panel Storage
98
Glove Box
98
Luggage/Load Locations
99
Load Compartment (Hatchback)
99
Additional Storage Features
99
Cargo Cover (Hatchback)
99
Instruments and Controls
101
Controls
102
Steering Wheel Adjustment
102
Steering Wheel Controls
102
Heated Steering Wheel
103
Horn
103
Windshield Wiper/Washer
103
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
104
Compass
105
Clock
105
Power Outlets
106
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
107
Instrument Cluster
108
Speedometer
110
Odometer
110
Trip Odometer
110
Tachometer
110
Fuel Gauge
110
Safety Belt Reminders
111
Airbag Readiness Light
111
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
112
Charging System Light
113
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
113
Service Vehicle Soon Light
115
Owner Manual Indicator
115
Brake System Warning Light
115
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
116
Operate Pedal Light
116
Up-Shift Light
116
Power Steering Warning Light
116
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
117
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
117
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
117
Ultrasonic Parking Sensor Light
117
Traction Off Light
118
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
118
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
118
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
119
Tire Pressure Light
119
Engine Oil Pressure Light
119
Low Fuel Warning Light
120
Immobilizer Light
120
Reduced Engine Power Light
121
High-Beam On Light
121
Front Fog Lamp Light
121
Lamps On Reminder
121
Cruise Control Light
121
Door Ajar Light
122
Trunk Ajar Light
122
Information Displays
122
Driver Information Center (DIC)
122
Vehicle Messages
127
Engine Oil Messages
128
Tire Messages
128
Vehicle Personalization
128
Lighting
135
Exterior Lighting
135
Exterior Lamp Controls
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
135
Flash-to-Pass
136
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
136
Automatic Headlamp System
136
Hazard Warning Flashers
137
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
137
Fog Lamps
138
Interior Lighting
138
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
138
Courtesy Lamps
139
Dome Lamps
139
Reading Lamps
139
Lighting Features
139
Entry Lighting
139
Exit Lighting
139
Battery Load Management
140
Battery Power Protection
140
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
140
Infotainment System
142
Introduction
142
Infotainment
142
Theft-Deterrent Feature
143
Overview
144
Home Page
145
Operation
145
Radio
146
AM-FM Radio
146
Satellite Radio
147
Radio Reception
149
Multi-Band Antenna
149
Audio Players
150
Avoiding Untrusted Media Devices
150
USB Port
150
Auxiliary Devices
156
Phone
156
Bluetooth (Overview)
156
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
158
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
162
Hands-Free Phone
162
Trademarks and License Agreements
165
Climate Controls
167
Climate Control Systems
167
Air Vents
169
Maintenance
170
Air Intake
170
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
170
Service
170
Driving and Operating
172
Driving Information
173
Distracted Driving
173
Defensive Driving
173
Drunk Driving
173
Control of a Vehicle
174
Braking
174
Steering
174
Off-Road Recovery
175
Loss of Control
175
Driving on Wet Roads
176
Hill and Mountain Roads
177
Winter Driving
177
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
179
Vehicle Load Limits
179
Starting and Operating
182
New Vehicle Break-In
182
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
183
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
184
Starting the Engine
186
Engine Heater
187
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
188
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
188
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
189
Parking
190
Parking over Things That Burn
190
Extended Parking
190
Engine Exhaust
191
Running the Vehicle While Parked
191
Automatic Transmission
192
Manual Mode
193
Manual Transmission
194
Brakes
196
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
196
Parking Brake
197
Brake Assist
197
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
198
Ride Control Systems
198
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
198
Cruise Control
200
Driver Assistance Systems
202
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
202
Parking Assist
204
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
205
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
207
Fuel
208
California Fuel Requirements
209
Fuels in Foreign Countries
209
Fuel Additives
209
Filling the Tank
210
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
211
Trailer Towing
212
General Towing Information
212
Conversions and Add-Ons
212
Add-On Electrical Equipment
212
Vehicle Care
213
General Information
214
California Proposition 65 Warning
214
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
214
Accessories and Modifications
215
Vehicle Checks
215
Doing Your Own Service Work
215
Hood
216
Engine Compartment Overview
218
Engine Oil
221
Engine Oil Life System
223
Automatic Transmission Fluid
224
Manual Transmission Fluid
225
Hydraulic Clutch
225
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
225
Cooling System
227
Engine Coolant
228
Engine Overheating
231
Washer Fluid
232
Brakes
233
Brake Fluid
234
Battery - North America
235
Starter Switch Check
235
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
236
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
236
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
237
Wiper Blade Replacement
237
Headlamp Aiming
238
Bulb Replacement
239
Halogen Bulbs
239
Headlamps and Front Turn Signal
239
Fog Lamps
240
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
241
License Plate Lamp
242
Replacement Bulbs
242
Electrical System
243
Electrical System Overload
243
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
243
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
244
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
247
Wheels and Tires
249
Tires
249
All-Season Tires
250
Winter Tires
250
Summer Tires
251
Tire Sidewall Labeling
251
Tire Designations
253
Tire Terminology and Definitions
254
Tire Pressure
257
Tire Pressure Monitor System
258
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
259
Tire Inspection
261
Tire Rotation
262
When It Is Time for New Tires
263
Buying New Tires
264
Different Size Tires and Wheels
265
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
265
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
267
Wheel Replacement
267
Tire Chains
268
If a Tire Goes Flat
268
Tire Changing
270
Compact Spare Tire
275
Jump Starting
276
Jump Starting - North America
276
Towing the Vehicle
278
Recreational Vehicle Towing
278
Appearance Care
281
Exterior Care
281
Interior Care
286
Floor Mats
289
Service and Maintenance
290
General Information
290
Maintenance Schedule
291
Special Application Services
297
Additional Maintenance and Care
298
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
301
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
301
Maintenance Replacement Parts
302
Maintenance Records
303
Technical Data
304
Vehicle Identification
304
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
304
Service Parts Identification Label
304
Vehicle Data
305
Capacities and Specifications
305
Engine Drive Belt Routing
307
Customer Information
308
Customer Information
308
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
308
Customer Assistance Offices
310
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
311
Online Owner Center
311
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
312
Roadside Assistance Program
312
Scheduling Service Appointments
314
Courtesy Transportation Program
314
Collision Damage Repair
315
Service Publications Ordering Information
317
Radio Frequency Statement
318
Reporting Safety Defects
318
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
318
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
319
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
319
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
319
Event Data Recorders
320
OnStar®
321
OnStar
322
OnStar Overview
322
OnStar Services
323
Emergency
323
Security
323
Navigation
324
Connections
324
Diagnostics
326
OnStar Additional Information
327
Index
332
Index_A
332
Index_B
333
Index_C
333
Index_D
334
Index_E
335
Index_F
335
Index_G
336
Index_H
336
Index_I
336
Index_J
336
Index_K
337
Index_L
337
Index_M
337
Index_N
338
Index_O
338
Index_P
338
Index_R
339
Index_S
339
Index_T
341
Index_U
341
Index_V
341
Index_W
342

FAQ about the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic Manual

What contains the 2017 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 2017 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Sonic owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Sonic

Where to download the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Sonic year 2017 free?

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The Chevrolet Sonic (2017) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2017 is available in English.

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