Review this Quick Reference Guide for an overview of

Review this Quick Reference Guide for an overview of
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 ControlsF
Exterior Lamp
Control
Trip
Odometer
Reset Stem*
Hood
Release Lever
Symbols
Low Fuel
Door Ajar
Traction
Control Off
Engine Coolant
Temperature
StabiliTrak Active
StabiliTrak Off
Cruise Control Set
Windshield
Wipers
Lever
Tilt/Telescopic
Steering
Wheel Lever
2
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CODE
Code Set
Audio Steering
Wheel ControlsF
Passenger Safety
Belt Reminder
Oil Pressure
Speed Sensitive
Power Steering
Reduced Engine
Power
Rear Wiper
ControlF
Check Engine
Security
Brake System
2
Cruise
Control
Buttons
Driver
Information
Center
Charging System
Safety Belt Reminder
Airbag Readiness
Antilock Brake System
Power Door
Locks Button
Infotainment
System
Card
Holder
Climate
Controls
Passenger’s
Heated Seat
ButtonF
Driver’s Heated
Seat ButtonF
Hazard Warning
Flashers Button
*To reset the trip odometer that is currently displayed, press and hold the reset stem
on the tachometer.
Refer to your Owner Manual to learn about the information being relayed by the lights, gauges and
indicators on the instrument cluster.
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 and liftgate
(if equipped).
Lock
Press to lock all
doors and liftgate
(if equipped).
The ­driver’s door
will not lock if open.
Trunk
(Sedan model only)
Press and hold to
unlock the trunk.
Note: To change the
remote lock, unlock, and
remote start settings, go to the Lock and
Unlock menus in the Vehicle Settings.
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 for three seconds 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 StartF
Press and release the Lock button and
then press and hold the
button until the
turn signal lamps flash to start the engine
from outside the vehicle. After entering the
vehicle, turn the ignition to the On position
before driving.
• During a remote start, the engine will
run for 10 minutes.
• Press and hold the
button until
the parking lamps turn off 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 or the driver’s door to lock or unlock all doors and liftgate (if equipped).
To unlock the doors and liftgate (if equipped) with the engine running, first place the
shift lever in Park (automatic transmission) or apply the parking brake and shift into
Neutral (manual transmission).
Press the driver’s door lock knob to lock all doors and liftgate (if equipped).
To prevent a rear door from opening from the inside, use the key to turn the
safety
lock, located on the inside edge of the rear doors, to the horizontal position.
See Keys, Doors and Windows 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.
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See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
SEATS
Manual Driver’s Seat
A
C
B
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.
C.Seatback Recline Adjustment
Lift the rear lever to recline or raise
the seatback.
Folding Rear Seats
D
1. Make sure the safety belt is in the
retainer hook.
2. Pull the lever on top of the seatback
(D). When the red marking is visible,
the seatback is unlatched.
3. Fold down the seatback.
See Seats and Restraints 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.
Instrument panel card holder not available with the touch
screen infotainment system.
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LIGHTING
Automatic Headlamp System
Off/On
AUTO Automatic Headlamp System
Automatically activates the Daytime
Running Lamps (DRLs) or the headlamps
and other exterior lamps depending on
­outside light conditions.
Parking Lamps
Headlamps
Fog LampsF
Press to turn the fog lamps and parking
lamps on or off.
Instrument Panel Lighting
Instrument Panel Brightness
Rotate and hold the thumbwheel 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.
HI High Speed
LO Low Speed
INT 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.
Note: The rear wiper will automatically activate
when the vehicle is in Reverse and the windshield wipers are turned on.
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ON Low Speed
OFF
INT Intermittent
Washer Fluid
Push the lever away from you to spray
washer fluid on the rear window.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Temperature
Control
Driver’s Heated
Seat ControlF
Air Conditioning
ModeF
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 ControlF
Climate control system with heated seatsF shown.
Recirculation Mode
The
Recirculation Mode can help 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.
See Climate Controls in your Owner Manual.
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INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMF
Refer to your Owner Manual for important safety information about using the infotainment system
while driving.
audio:
AM, FM, XMF, iPod/
iPhone®, USB, Aux,
Bluetooth audio
settings:
Open the
Settings menu
picture & movie:
View a picture or
play a video
VOL:
Volume
telephone:
Open the
Phone menu
Power
smartphone link:
Access smartphone
apps
Home page
Touch screen infotainment systemF shown.
Storing Favorite Stations
Radio stations from all bands (AM, FM or XM) can be stored, in any order, on up to seven
pages of favorites.
1. Tune in the desired radio station.
2. Touch the
or
button to display the page where the station is to be stored.
3. Touch and hold one of the five preset screen buttons until a beep is heard.
4. Repeat the steps for each desired station.
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
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INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMF
Portable Audio Devices
Note: Some supported devices can be
recharged when connected to the USB portF.
An auxiliary input jackF and a USB portF
are located in the instrument panel upper
storage compartment. Route the device
wires through the wire exit 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.
• An iPod®, iPhone®, MP3 Player, a USB
flash drive or a USB mass storage
device can be connected to the USB
port. Search for music on-screen. Not all
devices may be supported.
Music Menu
Once a device is connected to the USB port, the USB > Music menu appears. Use the
following screen buttons to operate the device:
Previous file
Pause
Resume/Play
Next file
Repeat
1 – current song
All – all songs
Off – normal playback
Random
On – shuffle all songs
Off – normal playback
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
BLUETOOTH® SYSTEMF
Before using a Bluetooth-enabled device in the vehicle, it must be paired with the in-vehicle
Bluetooth system. Not all devices will support all functions. The pairing process is disabled
when the vehicle is moving. For more information, visit www.gmtotalconnect.com.
Pair a Device
1. Press the
Home button.
2.Touch settings.
3.Touch connection settings.
4.Touch bluetooth settings.
5.Touch pair device.
6.Touch search bluetooth device.
7. Start the pairing process on the device.
8. Once your device appears on the screen, confirm the six-digit code on the device.
9. When complete, a prompt will request transfer of phone data.
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
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CHEVROLET MYLINKF
MyLink uses a Bluetooth or USB connection to link a compatible smartphone, cell phone,
USB flash drive or portable audio player/iPod® to the touch screen infotainment display.
It offers a variety of entertainment options and smartphone apps. For more information,
including device compatibility, visit www.chevrolet.com/mylink or call 1-855-4-SUPPORT
(1-855-478-7767). Some of the currently available apps are described below.
PANDORA® Internet Radio
Listen to personalized radio stations based on favorite artists or genres.
Download the Pandora app to your smartphone. Restart the smartphone and sign in to
Pandora.
Create a station on your phone to listen to a customized song list in the vehicle.
Connect your smartphone/device to the system by Bluetooth or, for Apple devices,
by a USB cable.
Touch the Pandora icon on the touch screen to access Pandora. A slight delay may
occur when loading a song or changing a station.
Stitcher SmartRadio™
Stream favorite podcasts, radio shows and news to your vehicle.
Download the Stitcher app to your smartphone. Restart the smartphone and sign in
to Stitcher.
Select a category to listen to.
Touch the Stitcher icon on the touchscreen to access Stitcher.
BringGo Navigation (separate purchase required)
Display and control full-function navigation and traffic features.
Download the BringGo app to your smartphone. Restart the smartphone.
Connect your smartphone to MyLink using a USB cable for an iPhone or Bluetooth for
an Android phone.
Touch the BringGo icon on the touchscreen to access BringGo Navigation.
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
ONSTAR® WITH 4G LTEF
If equipped with OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi®, up to seven devices (smartphones, tablets
and laptops) can be connected to high-speed Internet through the vehicle’s built-in Wi-Fi
hotspot.
To retrieve the SSID and password for the hotspot, press the OnStar Voice Command
button on the overhead console or rearview mirror, wait for the prompt, and then say
“Wi-Fi settings.” The information will be displayed on the screen.
For assistance, press the blue OnStar button or call 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827).
Note: See onstar.com for a detailed instruction guide, vehicle availability, details, and system
­limitations.
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
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F Optional equipment
AUDIO STEERING WHEEL CONTROLSF
Next/Previous
Rotate the thumbwheel up or down to go to
the next or ­previous favorite radio station,
track or file.
Push to Talk
Press to answer an incoming call or
interact with the audio, BluetoothF, or
OnStar® system.
Volume
Press + or – to adjust the volume.
SRC Source
Press to select an audio source.
End Call/Mute
Press to end or reject a call.
Press to mute the vehicle speakers.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
CRUISE CONTROLF
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 thumbwheel down to the
SET/– position to set the speed.
The
s­ ymbol will illuminate in green
on the instrument cluster.
Note: Cruise control does not operate at speeds
below 25 mph. The automatic t­ransmissionF
may downshift to maintain the set speed when
traveling down a steep grade.
Adjusting Cruise Control
RES/+ Resume/Accelerate
Rotate the thumbwheel up to resume a set speed.
When the system is active, rotate the thumbwheel up to increase speed.
SET/– Set/Coast
When the system is active, rotate the thumbwheel 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.
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DRIVER INFORMATION CENTERF
The Driver Information Center (DIC) on the instrument cluster displays a variety of vehicle
system information and warning messages.
DIC Controls
A.MENU
Press to display the Fuel menu (may
include 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.SET/CLR
Press the button on the end of the lever
to set a menu item or clear a message.
Press and hold the button to reset a
menu item.
C
B
A
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
CODE SET INDICATOR
The CODE Code Set indicator displays with a number on the Driver Information Center
when the status of the vehicle has changed and action may be needed to correct the
­condition. Following are the vehicle messages indicated by each code number:
25
26
27
28
49
Left Front Turn Signal Failure
Left Rear Turn Signal Failure
Right Front Turn Signal Failure
Right Rear Turn Signal Failure
Lane Departure Warning Unavailable
52
77
84
89
Change Timing Belt
Service Front Camera System
Engine Power is Reduced
Service Vehicle Soon
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
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VEHICLE PERSONALIZATIONF
Some vehicle features can be customized using the audio controls and menus. Vehicle
Settings may include Climate & Air Quality; Comfort & Convenience; Collision/Detection;
Lighting; Power Door Locks; Lock, Unlock Settings; Rear Camera Option; and Vehicle
Factory Settings.
1. Press the
Home button.
2.Touch settings.
3. Touch the desired screen menu to
access the various menus and settings.
4. Touch the
Back screen button in
the upper-left corner to move back
within a menu.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
REAR VISION CAMERAF
When the vehicle is in Reverse, a view of the area behind the vehicle appears on the
­infotainment screen.
To change the rear camera display options, select settings on the infotainment home
page, and then select Vehicle Settings > Rear Camera Option.
Note: Clean the camera, located above the license plate, with water and a soft cloth.
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 Off Traction Control
Traction control should be turned off if the
vehicle is stuck and rocking the vehicle is
required.
Press the StabiliTrak/Traction
Control button. The Traction
Control Off light will illuminate in the
instrument cluster. Press the button
again to turn on the system.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONF
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.
HILL START ASSIST
When stopped on a steep 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, Hill Start Assist 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.
REFUELING THE VEHICLE
To open the fuel door, press the center of the rear edge of the door. It will pop out
slightly. Pull the door open.
Turn the ignition key to the Off position before refueling the vehicle; otherwise, the fuel
gauge may not immediately show the updated fuel level.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
ENGINE OIL LIFE SYSTEM
The Oil Life System calculates 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.
See Vehicle Care in your Owner Manual.
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR
The Low Tire Pressure warning light on the instrument cluster illuminates and a
­message displays on the Driver Information Center when one or more of the vehicle’s
tires is significantly underinflated. The message shows the location of the low tire and the
approximate pressure. Fill the tires to the proper tire pressures. 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 in cooler temperatures and then
turns off as the vehicle is driven, check for the proper tire pressures.
Refer to your Owner Manual for additional information about normal monthly tire ­maintenance.
See Vehicle Care in your Owner Manual.
STORAGE FEATURES (5-DOOR MODEL ONLY)
Cargo Floor Load Compartment
Additional storage space is available under
the rear cargo floor cover.
A
Cargo 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 front corners of the cover with
the front slots (A) on both sides of the
load compartment.
2. Lower the cover onto the lip around the
load compartment.
Remove the Cover
1. Unhook the cords from the liftgate and
push up on the underside of the cover
at the front pins (B).
2. Slide the cover along the channels
to store it behind the rear seats.
Install the Cover
1. Install the cover onto the front pins.
2. Hook the cords to the liftgate.
B
See Storage 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, whichever occurs first, 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 your Owner
Manual, 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 my.chevrolet.com.
We recommend always using ACDelco or genuine GM service parts.
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 2014 General Motors. All rights reserved.
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