CHEVY SONIC OWNERS: Is your Chevy Sonic a Lemon? Is it always in the shop?

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

1st Generation Sonic Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 319 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 47th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.

Recent 1st Generation Sonic News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. You should avoid getting rear-ended in a 2018 Sonic until you get your seats repaired as part of this recall.

    I mean, you should probably just avoid getting rear ended in general, but I think you know what I mean.

    General Motors is recalling 71 model year 2018 Chevy Sonics because the seatback frames may not be strong enough to hold in a rear-end crash … The problem is a joint in the driver-side seatback frame that wasn't properly welded, making the frame too weak to hold in a crash.

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