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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 System information
Review this Quick Reference Guide for an overview of some important features in your Chevrolet
Sonic. More detailed information can be found in your Owner Manual. Some optional equipment
described in this guide may not be included in your vehicle. For easy reference, keep this guide with
your Owner Manual in your glove box.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTROLS
Instrument
Panel Illumination
Control
Turn Signal Lever/
Driver Information
Center Controls✦
Exterior Lamp
Control
Trip
Odometer
Reset Stem
Hood
Release Lever
Windshield
Wipers
Lever
Driver
Information
Center
Cruise
Control
Buttons
Tilt/Telescopic
Steering
Wheel Lever
Rear Wiper
Control✦
Audio Steering
Wheel Controls✦
Symbols
2
Low Fuel
Door Ajar
Traction
Control Off
Engine Coolant
Temperature
Brake System
Cruise Control Set
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StabiliTrak Active
StabiliTrak Off
Security
Speed Sensitive
Power Steering
Reduced Engine
Power
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Passenger Safety
Belt Reminder
Check Engine
Oil Pressure
Charging System
Safety Belt Reminder
Airbag Readiness
Antilock Brake System
Power Door
Locks Button
Audio System
Driver’s Heated
Seat Button✦
Climate
Controls
Card
Holder
Hazard Warning
Flashers Button
Passenger’s
Heated Seat
Button✦
Note: Refer to your Owner Manual to learn about the information being relayed by the lights,
gauges and indicators on the instrument cluster, as well as what to do to ensure safety and prevent
damage to your vehicle.
✦ optional equipment
See In Brief in your Owner Manual.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY TRANSMITTER
Unlock
Press to
unlock the
driver’s door.
Press again
to unlock all
doors.
Lock
Press to lock
all doors.
The driver’s
door will not
lock if open.
Note: The
remote lock and unlock settings can be
changed in the Vehicle Settings menu by using
the audio system controls.
Trunk
(Sedan model only)
Press and hold to unlock the trunk.
Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm
Press and release to locate your vehicle.
The turn signal lamps will flash and the
horn will sound.
Press and hold to activate the alarm. The
turn signal lamps will flash and the horn
will sound until the button is pressed again
or the ignition is turned on.
Remote Vehicle Start✦
Press and release the Lock button and
then press and hold the
button to start
the engine from outside the vehicle. After
entering the vehicle, turn the ignition to the
On position before driving.
Note:
– The engine will run for 10 minutes.
Repeat these steps for a 10-minute
time extension.
– Only two remote starts are allowed
between ignition cycles.
– Press and hold the
button to cancel
a remote start.
See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual.
DOOR LOCKS AND REAR DOOR CHILD SAFETY LOCKS
• Press the power door Unlock/ Lock buttons located on the center of the
instrument panel to lock or unlock all doors.
• Press the driver’s door lock knob to lock all doors.
• To prevent a rear door from opening from the inside, press the
Rear Door Safety
Lock button located on the center console in front of the cupholders. The button
indicator will illuminate when activated.
See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual.
✦ optional equipment
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SEATS
Manual Driver’s Seat
A. Seat Fore/Aft Adjustment
Lift the handle under the front of the
seat near the center console to slide
the seat forward or rearward.
B. Seat Height Adjustment
Ratchet the middle lever up or down
repeatedly to raise or lower the seat.
A
B
C
C. Seatback Recline Adjustment
Lift the rear lever to recline or raise
the seatback.
Folding Rear Seats
1. Make sure the safety belt is in the
retainer hook.
2. Pull the lever on top of the seatback.
When the red marking is visible, the
seatback is unlatched.
3. Fold down the seatback.
See Seats and Restraints in your Owner Manual.
TILT/TELESCOPIC STEERING WHEEL
• With the vehicle parked, push down the lever on the left side of the steering column to
adjust the steering wheel. The steering wheel can then be moved up or down and in or
out. Pull up the lever to lock the steering wheel in place.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
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LIGHTING
Automatic Headlamp System
Off/On
AUTO Automatic Headlamp System
Activates the Daytime Running Lamps
(DRLs) in the daytime and the headlamps
and other exterior lamps at night or when
necessary.
Parking Lamps
Headlamps
Fog Lamps✦
Press to turn the fog lamps and parking
lamps on or off.
Instrument Panel Lighting
Instrument Panel Brightness
Rotate and hold the switch to adjust the
instrument panel lighting.
See Lighting in your Owner Manual.
WIPERS AND WASHERS
Windshield Wipers and Washer
Move the lever up or down to operate the
windshield wipers.
2 High Speed
1 Low Speed
Intermittent
Rotate the band to adjust the delay
between wipes. The wipers activate more
often as the band is rotated upward.
OFF
Mist
Single wipe
Washer Fluid
Pull the lever toward you to spray washer
fluid on the windshield.
Rear Wiper and Washer
(5-door model only)
Press the switch on the end of the lever
to operate the rear wiper.
Low Speed
OFF
Intermittent
Washer Fluid
Push the lever away from you to spray
washer fluid on the rear window.
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✦ optional equipment
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Temperature
Control
Driver’s Heated
Seat Control
Air Conditioning
Mode✦
Fan Speed
Control/Off
Air delivery modes:
Vent Mode
Bi-level Mode
Floor Mode
Defog Mode
Defrost Mode
Recirculation
Mode
Rear Window/Outside
Mirror Defogger
Passenger’s Heated
Seat Control
Climate control system with heated seats shown
Recirculation Mode
The
Recirculation Mode can help to quickly cool the air inside the vehicle or prevent
outside odors from entering the vehicle. It is not available while the Defog or Defrost Mode
is selected. When the Recirculation Mode is used without air conditioning, the air humidity
increases and the windows may fog.
Defog and Defrost Mode
When the Defog or Defrost Mode is selected, the air conditioning also will run when above
certain ambient temperatures to help reduce air humidity.
✦ optional equipment
See Climate Controls in your Owner Manual.
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AUDIO SYSTEM
Power/
Volume
FAV:
Display
pages of
favorite
radio
stations
Eject disc
INFO:
Display
available
song
information
1–6:
Favorite
preset
stations
SEEK:
Previous/
Next radio
station or
track
CD/AUX:
Play a CD or
portable audio
device
TONE:
Open the Open the
Clock
Tone
menu
menu
RADIO
BAND:
AM, FM,
XM✦
Auxiliary
input jack
MENU/TUNE:
Open and
select menus/
Tune radio stations
BACK:
CONFIG:
Move back
Open the
Open the Phone
one level in
Configuration
menu/Mute the
the menus
menu
vehicle speakers
✦ optional equipment
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
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AUDIO
Audio SYSTEM
System
Note: Avoid extended searching for specific items or configuring system settings while driving.
Setting the Time
1. Press the
Clock button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to highlight the desired time or date item; press the knob to
select it.
3. Turn the MENU knob to change the value; press the knob to confirm the set value.
4. Press the BACK button to exit each menu.
Storing Favorite Stations
Radio stations from all bands (AM, FM or XM) can be stored, in any order, on up to six
pages of favorites.
1. Tune in the desired radio station.
2. Press the FAV button to display the page where the station is to be stored.
3. Press and hold one of the six numeric pushbuttons until a beep is heard.
4. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton on each page.
Portable Audio Devices
Note: Some supported devices can be
recharged when connected to the USB port✦.
A 3.5mm auxiliary input jack is located on
the radio. A second auxiliary input jack✦
and a USB port✦ are located in the instrument panel upper storage compartment.
Route the device wires through the wire
exits of the storage compartment door.
• A portable audio device connected to
the auxiliary input jack can be controlled only by using the portable device
controls. To optimize speaker volume,
fully increase the volume level of the
portable device.
• Compatible devices connected to the
USB port can be controlled by the
audio system. Not all devices may be
supported. Use the MENU knob and
the audio steering wheel controls to
access various functions and to
disconnect a USB device.
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
✦ optional equipment
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AUDIO STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS✦
Next/Previous
Rotate up or down to go to the next or previous favorite radio station, track or file.
Push to Talk
Press to interact with the OnStar® or
Bluetooth system.
End Call/Mute
Press to end or reject an OnStar or a
Bluetooth call.
Press to mute the vehicle speakers.
Volume
Press + or – to adjust the volume.
SRC Source
Press to select an audio source.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
BLUETOOTH® SYSTEM✦
Before using a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone in the vehicle, it must be paired with the
in-vehicle Bluetooth system. Not all phones will support all functions. A Bluetooth phone
with MP3 capability also can be paired with the in-vehicle system.
Pair a Phone
1. Press the CONFIG button.
2. Use the MENU knob to open the
Bluetooth Setting menu.
3. Select Bluetooth.
4. Select Pair Device (Hands-Free). A
four-digit PIN appears on the display.
5. Start the pairing process on the phone.
Locate the device named Your Vehicle
on the device list. Follow the instructions to enter the PIN.
6. The system prompts for a name for
the phone.
7. When complete, the system responds
that the device has been successfully
paired.
✦ optional equipment
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Pair a Music Device
1. Press the CONFIG button.
2. Use the MENU knob to open the
Bluetooth Setting menu.
3. Select Bluetooth.
4. Select Pair Device (Music). A four-digit
PIN appears on the display.
5. Start the pairing process on the device.
6. When complete, the system responds
that the device has been successfully
paired.
Visit www.gm.com/bluetooth and see Infotainment
System in your Owner Manual.
DRIVER INFORMATION
CENTER✦
Audio
System
The Driver Information Center (DIC) on the instrument cluster displays a variety of vehicle
system information and warning messages.
A. MENU
Press to display the Trip/Fuel menu
(may include trip odometer, average
speed, fuel range, average fuel economy and timer) or the Vehicle Information
menu (may include remaining oil life,
units, language and tire learn).
B.
Rotate the switch to scroll through the
items of each menu.
C
B
A
C. SET/CLR
Press the button on the end of the lever
to set or clear a menu item or warning
message.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
Audio System
VEHICLE PERSONALIZATION
Some vehicle features can be customized using the audio controls and menus.
Personalization menus may include Comfort and Convenience, Lighting, Power Door
Locks, Remote Lock/Unlock and Factory Settings.
1. Press the CONFIG button (A) to enter
the Configuration Settings menu.
2. Turn the MENU knob (B) to highlight
Vehicle Settings; press the knob to
select it.
3. Turn the MENU knob to highlight the
desired menus and settings; press the
knob to select the highlighted item.
4. Press the BACK button (C) to move
back within a menu.
A
C
B
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
✦ optional equipment
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CRUISE CONTROL✦
Setting Cruise Control
1. Press the
On/Off button. The
Cruise Control symbol will illuminate in
white on the instrument cluster.
2. When traveling at the desired speed,
rotate the switch down to the SET/–
position to set the speed. The
symbol will illuminate in green on the
instrument cluster.
Note: Cruise control does not operate at
speeds below 25 mph. The automatic
transmission✦ may downshift to maintain the
set speed when traveling down a steep grade.
Adjusting Cruise Control
RES/+ Resume/Accelerate
Rotate the switch up to resume a set speed.
When the system is active, rotate the switch up to increase speed.
SET/– Set/Coast
When the system is active, rotate the switch down to decrease speed.
Cancel
Press to cancel the cruise control but retain the set speed in memory.
Pressing the brake pedal or clutch pedal (manual transmission only) also will cancel the
cruise control.
The cruise control set speed is erased when cruise control or the vehicle ignition is
turned off.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
When stopped on a hill, the Hill Start Assist feature prevents the vehicle from rolling before
driving off, whether facing uphill or downhill. During the transition between when the driver
releases the brake pedal and starts to accelerate, HSA holds the brake pressure (for up to
two seconds) to ensure the vehicle doesn’t roll.
Note: Hill Start Assist will not operate if StabiliTrak is disabled.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
✦ optional equipment
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION✦
Audio System
Manual Mode
Manual Mode allows the driver to shift gears manually. This feature can be used to drive
the vehicle in a sportier manner or to downshift when driving on a downhill grade to provide engine braking.
1. Move the shift lever to the Manual (M) position.
2. Press the + plus or – minus button on the side of the shift lever to upshift or downshift.
The current gear will be displayed on the Driver Information Center.
If vehicle speed is too high or too low for the requested gear, the shift will not occur. When
coming to a stop, the transmission will downshift automatically.
Note: The transmission has a fuel-saving Neutral shift feature. It shifts into Neutral when the vehicle
comes to a stop and the brake pedal is applied. It shifts back to Drive when the brake pedal is
released.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
TRACTION CONTROL AND STABILITRAK® SYSTEMS
The traction control system limits wheelspin and the StabiliTrak stability control system
assists with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions. Both systems
turn on automatically every time the vehicle is started.
Turning the Systems Off/On
• To turn off traction control, press the
Traction Control/StabiliTrak Off
button. The Traction Control Off light
will illuminate on the instrument cluster.
Turn off traction control if the vehicle is
stuck and rocking the vehicle is
required.
• To turn off both traction control
and StabiliTrak, press and hold the
button. The Traction Control
Off light and StabiliTrak Off light will
illuminate on the instrument cluster.
• Press the button again to turn on both
systems.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
✦ optional equipment
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STORAGE FEATURES (5-DOOR MODEL ONLY)
Cargo Floor Storage Compartment
Additional storage space is available
under the rear cargo floor cover.
Remove the Cover
1. Lift up the cover and pull it out.
2. Store the cover on the bottom of the
load compartment.
Install the Cover
1. Align the rear corners of the cover with
the rear slots (A) on both sides of the
load compartment.
2. Lower the cover onto the lip around the
load compartment.
A
Remove the Shade
1. Unhook the cords from the liftgate
and pull the shade out of the rear
hinges (B).
2. Slide the shade along the channels to
store it behind the rear seats.
Cargo Shade
Install the Shade
1. Insert the shade into the rear
hinges (B).
2. Hook the cords to the liftgate.
B
See Storage in your Owner Manual.
CARD HOLDER
A convenient card holder is located in the
center of the instrument panel and on
each sun visor.
See Storage in your Owner Manual.
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TIRE PRESSURE
MONITOR
Audio
System
The Low Tire Pressure warning light on the instrument cluster illuminates when a significant reduction in pressure occurs in one or more of the vehicle’s tires. The warning light
will remain on until the tire pressure is corrected. The proper tire pressures for the vehicle
are listed on the Tire and Loading Information label, located below the driver’s door latch.
Tire pressure is affected by cold weather and distance driven. If the low tire pressure
warning light illuminates when the vehicle is first started and then turns off as the vehicle
is driven in cooler temperatures, check for the proper tire pressures.
Note: The Tire Pressure Monitor can alert you about low tire pressure, but it doesn’t replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. It is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressures.
See Vehicle Care in your Owner Manual.
TRIP ODOMETER RESET
To reset the trip odometer that is currently
displayed, press and hold the reset button
located on the tachometer.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
ENGINE OILAudio
LIFE SYSTEM
System
The Oil Life System calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays Change
Engine Oil Soon on the Driver Information Center when it’s necessary to change the
engine oil and filter. The system should be reset to 100% only following an oil change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Turn the ignition to the On position, but do not start the engine.
2. Press the MENU button to display the Driver Information Center menu.
3. Rotate the
switch to view Remaining Oil Life.
4. Press the SET/CLR button until 100% is displayed.
5. Turn off the ignition.
See Vehicle Care in your Owner Manual.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Audio TOWING
System
Recreational vehicle towing means towing the vehicle behind another vehicle, such as a
motor home. Your vehicle can be towed from the front using a dolly. See your Owner
Manual for the proper towing procedure.
See Vehicle Care in your Owner Manual.
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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
1-800-CHEV-USA
TTY Users: 1-888-889-2438
(1-800-243-8872)
As the owner of a new Chevrolet, you are automatically enrolled in the Chevrolet
Roadside Assistance program for 5 years/100,000 miles at no expense to you. This
value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind as you drive across
town or travel the open road.
Chevrolet’s Roadside Assistance toll-free number is staffed by a team of trained advisors
who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to contact a service provider for light
services (fuel delivery, jump-starts, flat tire and lock-outs) or make arrangements to tow
your vehicle to the nearest Chevrolet dealer.
ONSTAR®
If you require roadside service and have a current OnStar subscription, press the OnStar
button and the vehicle will send your current GPS location to an OnStar Advisor who will
speak to you, assess your problem, contact Roadside Assistance and relay your exact
location so you will get the help you need.
For more information about OnStar services, press the OnStar button, refer to the OnStar
Owner Guide, call 1-888-466-7827 or visit OnStar.com.
CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER
The Chevrolet Owner Center, a complimentary service for Chevrolet owners, is a one-stop
resource designed to enhance your Chevrolet ownership experience. Exclusive member
benefits include online service reminders, vehicle maintenance tips, online owner manual,
special privileges and more.
Sign up today at www.gmownercenter.com/chevrolet.
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Certain restrictions, precautions and safety procedures apply to your vehicle. Please read your Owner Manual for
complete instructions. All information contained herein is based on the latest information available at the time of
printing and is subject to change without notice. Copyright 2011 General Motors. All rights reserved.
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