2020 Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual

2020 Chevrolet Sonic owners manual
Year:
2020
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Sonic
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.35 MB

Table of Contents

Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warning, and Caution
4
Symbols
4
Keys
8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
11
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
11
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
17
Remote Vehicle Start
21
Door Locks
22
Delayed Locking
24
Automatic Door Locks
24
Lockout Protection
24
Trunk (Sedan)
25
Vehicle Alarm System
28
Immobilizer
29
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
29
Convex Mirrors
31
Manual Mirrors
31
Power Mirrors
32
Folding Mirrors
32
Manual Windows
33
Power Windows
33
Seat Adjustment
39
Power Seat Adjustment
40
Reclining Seatbacks
40
Front Seat Armrest
42
Heated Front Seats
42
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
46
Lap-Shoulder Belt
48
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
51
Seat Belt Extender
51
Safety System Check
52
Seat Belt Care
52
Where Are the Airbags?
55
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
56
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
57
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
57
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
58
Passenger Sensing System
59
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
63
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Airbag System Check
64
Older Children
65
Infants and Young Children
67
Child Restraint Systems
69
Where to Put the Restraint
71
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
72
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
80
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
81
Instrument Panel Storage
87
Steering Wheel Adjustment
91
Steering Wheel Controls
91
Heated Steering Wheel
92
Horn
92
Windshield Wiper/Washer
92
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
93
Compass
94
Clock
94
Instrument Cluster
96
Speedometer
98
Odometer
98
Trip Odometer
98
Tachometer
98
Fuel Gauge
98
Seat Belt Reminders
99
Airbag Readiness Light
99
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
Operate Pedal Light
104
Power Steering Warning Light
104
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
105
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
105
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
105
Ultrasonic Parking Sensor Light
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
Front Fog Lamp Light
109
Lamps On Reminder
109
Cruise Control Light
109
Hood Ajar Light
109
Engine Power Messages
116
Vehicle Speed Messages
116
Exterior Lamp Controls
120
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
121
Flash-to-Pass
121
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
121
Automatic Headlamp System
122
Hazard Warning Flashers
122
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
123
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
124
Courtesy Lamps
124
Dome Lamps
124
Entry Lighting
125
Exit Lighting
125
Battery Load Management
125
Battery Power Protection
126
Overview
128
AM-FM Radio
132
Satellite Radio
134
Radio Reception
134
Backglass Antenna
134
Avoiding Untrusted Media Devices
135
USB Port
135
Auxiliary Jack
138
Bluetooth Audio
139
Bluetooth (Overview)
141
Bluetooth (Pairing and Using a Phone)
142
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
147
Settings
148
Climate Control Systems
154
Air Intake
157
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
157
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
160
Distracted Driving
160
Defensive Driving
161
Drunk Driving
161
Control of a Vehicle
161
Braking
161
Steering
162
Off-Road Recovery
163
Loss of Control
163
Driving on Wet Roads
164
Hill and Mountain Roads
164
Winter Driving
165
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
166
New Vehicle Break-In
171
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
171
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
173
Starting the Engine
175
Engine Heater
176
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
178
Shifting Into Park
178
Shifting out of Park
179
Parking over Things That Burn
180
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
184
Parking Brake
185
Brake Assist
185
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
186
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
192
Park Assist
194
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
195
Top Tier Fuel
198
Recommended Fuel
199
Prohibited Fuels
199
Fuels in Foreign Countries
199
Fuel Additives
199
Filling the Tank
200
California Proposition 65 Warning
205
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
206
Doing Your Own Service Work
206
Hood
207
Engine Compartment Overview
209
Engine Oil
210
Engine Oil Life System
212
Automatic Transmission Fluid
213
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
214
Cooling System
215
Engine Overheating
218
Washer Fluid
219
Brakes
220
Brake Fluid
221
Battery - North America
222
Starter Switch Check
223
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
223
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
223
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
224
Wiper Blade Replacement
224
Windshield Replacement
225
Halogen Bulbs
227
Headlamps and Front Turn Signal
227
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
228
Electrical System Overload
230
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
231
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
231
Tires
235
All-Season Tires
236
Winter Tires
236
Summer Tires
237
Tire Sidewall Labeling
237
Tire Designations
239
Tire Terminology and Definitions
240
Tire Pressure
242
Tire Pressure Monitor System
244
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
245
Tire Inspection
248
Tire Rotation
248
When It Is Time for New Tires
249
Buying New Tires
250
Different Size Tires and Wheels
251
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
252
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
253
Wheel Replacement
253
Tire Chains
254
If a Tire Goes Flat
255
Tire Changing
256
Exterior Care
269
Interior Care
273
General Information
278
Maintenance Schedule
280
Special Application Services
285
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
289
Maintenance Replacement Parts
290
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
292
Capacities and Specifications
293
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
296
Customer Assistance Offices
298
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
299
Online Owner Center
299
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
300
Roadside Assistance Program
300
Scheduling Service Appointments
302
Courtesy Transportation Program
302
Collision Damage Repair
303
Publication Ordering Information
305
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
306
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
307
Cybersecurity
308
Event Data Recorders
308
Emergency
311
Security
312
Navigation
318
Connections
319
Index_A
321
Index_B
322
Index_C
322
Index_D
323
Index_E
324
Index_F
324
Index_G
325
Index_H
325
Index_I
325
Index_J
325
Index_K
325
Index_L
326
Index_M
326
Index_N
327
Index_O
327
Index_P
327
Index_R
328
Index_S
328
Index_T
330
Index_U
330
Index_V
330
Index_W
331

FAQ about the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Manual

What contains the 2020 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 2020 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Sonic owners can do
  • 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 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Sonic owner manual for the 2020 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Sonic year 2020 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2020 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Sonic (2020) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2020 is available in English.

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