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  • The problem is your ignition cylinder. Mine was o.k. but I received a letter from G.M. saying that it was a recall and I could go to the dealer to get the ignition cykinder changed. All what you are saying was described in the letter as things that …
  • I'd like to know how the Sonic hatchback performs in snow driving.
  • I was cleaning my car today and I noticed that someone drove over a freshly painted white line with the truck. Result...my inner fenders (black plastic) are spotted all around with dry white paint splashed by the tires. I tried to remove the paint…
  • Just came back from the dealer. They checked everything with a special light to see if the antifreeze was leaking from somewhere. Everything is o.k. They said that probably there was air that got in the system when they replaced the head and…
  • At 49,000 km (29,800 miles) I noticed that I was loosing coolant in my 2005 Cobalt. The dealer change my engine head and valve gaskets, it cost me 1,300 $ Since that repair, every time I started my car (cold start) I can hear a clinking sound fro…
  • If you find a cracked egg in a dozen or a rotten apple in a basket are you going to throw everyone of them in the garbage? You had 1 bad experience with a GM car and you're ready to send every GM cars at the scap yard? I've been driving and bu…
  • Something similar happen to me with my dealer. Didn't wait for a survey, as soon as I got home, I called G.M. directly and they called the dealer immedietly to discuss my disappointment towards the technicians and the repair shop manager...the de…
  • My daughter had the same problem as your son does but with her Cobalt (apparently this car is similar to the HHR in many ways). The dealer said that no recalls have been issued and will never be one. The problem is caused by a heavy key chain ha…
  • It might not be of any help to your problem but let me tell you what happened to mine. I bought a brand new 2010 HHR LT2 and I had only 108 miles on it when they had to change the entire "stick shift assembly" because I couldn't get my HHR out of …
  • Yep! Probably a faulty ground somewhere. Go to the dealer and they will check it and fix it for sure. You can't go like this and it's on full warranty. Got mine on the 6 th of May 2010. It's a 2010 2 LT and I love it very much. At 300 miles th…
  • Dear ttropical, I own a Chevrolet and the same thing happened to me. I don't want to brag about it but the "head gasket" on my 2005 Equinox blew at 29,000 K. That's 39 K's less than your Matrix. My warranty was over by 1 month (isn't that a coin…
  • So...I guess you'll never eat apples again because you found 1 bad apple in the basket? The problem is...you bought a "lemon". Lemons exists in all kind of car brands...Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan,...name it, you got it. Would you believe t…
  • Isn't this Buick Encore the twin of the Chevrolet Trax sold in Canada? Why does G.M sells the Buick Encore in the U.S. but not the Chevrolet Trax? Both vehicles are the same except one is a Buick and the other a Chevrolet.
  • In doubt...call again for a price check. The clerk might have just entered the wrong part # or wrote a bad number in it. A wrong part # can make a big difference and if the parts department didn't notice, he only gave you the price that he saw on …
  • But my piece is that we have both models in Canada and...the Chevy Trax sells for $$ but the Buick Encore sells for $$$$$$$$$$$ for praticly the same vehicle. So again...It's ashame the U.S. don't sell the Chevrolet Trax. Do a search on G.M. Can…
  • There are 2 vehicles that are sold up here in Canada and it's a shame that they don't sell them in the U.S. Check these...the Chevrolet Trax (suv) and the Chevrolet Orlando (apv). www.gmcanada.ca
  • I saw a Sonic Hatchback today...pretty cool. The only thing I didn't like is the fact that you have to bring the front seats way up front to lower the back seats and the back seats don't slide back...no rails. Once the seats down, good cargo spa…
  • Is the Chevrolet Sonic "Hatchback" big enough to take a long road trip? Driving will be mostly highway... (Watertown, N.Y. to Miami Beach, Florida). We are 2 adults in their mid 50's and we always owned and traveled in S.U.V.'s (Blazers and Equi…
  • Hey! Great idea. Usually my G.M. Dealer lets me bring the vehicle that I'm interested in home to show it to my wife because on the first visit my wife stays home. I could prepare all my stuff and check it out once I get home. Yesssss! …
  • I'm looking forward to buying a 2013 Sonic "Hatchback" but I have doubts if it'll do. My wife and I are in our mid 50's, we work at home and our children are all gone. We take one road trip a year about 3,600 miles, packing the vehicle with 2 l…
  • I rather drive around with my 30 lbs. spare time that could come handy but always have in mind to check my p.s.i on all 4 tires on my car every 2 weeks with a gage, keep my car's alignment always in shape, watch my driving habits, (some people race …
  • Reminds me of one of my Dad's car in the 70's My Dad had bought a brand new Cadillac Fleetwood and after a couple of weeks a foul smell was coming out of somewhere but could find the source of it. Went to the dealer many times and the dealer alway…
  • I also thought that the turbo was available only with the "standard" transmission only. Great! Turbo with an automatic transmission. Might be be the one, then I could get more torque to load it and go on my trips and face those mountains.
  • I'm looking forward to buying a 2012 Sonic LT (not the turbo type) and I have a couple of questions regarding this car. Could someone explain to me the differences between hp and torque? Which of those are more important? This is the use I wil…
  • While still brand new, the dealer had to change the radiator hose on my 2005 Equinox because the interior of the hose was deteriorating by itself. My coolant in the recovery tank was of a brown color and stinky with a white sludge on the recovery ta…
  • If that sound worsens with time it's one of your "rear wheel hub bearing" it happened to me on my 2005 Equinox.
  • If the problem started when the vehicule was on warranty and it's still giving you problems even with your warranty expired, the problem has been entered in the system while on warranty. So, you're still having problems with the same issue, G.M. mus…
  • Have you check the fuse box...probably a jumped fuse.
  • I think that by now (almost 5 months) "techprincesse" has made her move. Yoohoo! Still there "techprincesse"?
  • Well...All depends on the year you're looking at. My Equinox was a 2005 LT and traded it in 2010 as soon as my "extended warranty" was over, it had 40K's on it. It was a good thing that I had purchased that extended warranty because it would ha…
  • I don't want to scare you, but let me tell you what happened to one of my friend a couple of years ago.... His outside temperature reading went crazy and he went to his GM dealer, it was his a faulty sensor. They changed the sensor and like you i…
  • The exact problem happened with one of my cars in the past. They had to change the sensor, this happens lots of times. Usually the sensor is located in the front of the radiator, the sensor is fasten by 1 or 2 screws on the metal frame (between …
  • It's been 18 days that I went to my dealer to do a oil/lube/filter change and just noticed that there are spots of oil at different places up front (I always back up in my driveway) and also at the back. The rear bumper looks like smeared at one sot…
  • Your right Wendy, they have to change the entire unit and to make things worse, they replace it with a "rebuilt". The radio was o.k. but the problem was every time the C.D. Unit # 1 (The original) I couldn't insert a C.D. Unit # 2 Same thi…
  • The scariest thing on earth, don't even think about it, life is to short. If I'd send you all the issues and repairs I had to do on my 05 Equinox (bought new) you would have to read my post for a entire day. One year after the warranty was over,…
  • I owned a 2005 Equinox and in my first 2 yrs they had to change my Radio/C.D..... 5 times. That's 6 units if you include the original. Good Luck!
  • It could be the coolant but I owned 3 vehicules in the past (2005 Equinox included) with the 3.4 L engine and all of them got a "blown head gasket" problem. Lots of my friends and people I encounter say the same thing...that 3.4 L eats Head Gaskets.…
  • Same thing here...blown head gasket happened on my 2005 Equinox 2 yrs ago @ 30,500 miles. The reason for a blown head gasket is not driving with a low oil level. I do all my maintenance religiously and check all my levels every 2 weeks and when…
  • I know what you mean, I owned a 2005 Equinox (bought it new) and the maintenance was always done religiously. Same thing...blown head gasket at 30,500 miles without talking about a long list of repair (lucky for me, mostly on warranty) but not the "…
  • Well...I'm 54 and driving since I was 18 so that gives me 36 yrs experience with cars/trucks and vans. My first car was a used 1973 Dodge Swinger (will never buy another Dodge). Then all the rest we're bought new... 1977 Chevelle Malibu Cl…