Go Back   Chevy Sonic Owners Forum > Chevy Sonic: Technical > Interior and ICE Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2013, 04:57 AM   #11
Sedans Rule!
Stew's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Smokey Point, WA
Posts: 1,531

Something similar just happened to me earlier today, three week old 2013 LTZ 1.4L with 1800 miles. I turned the car on and heard an unfamiliar startup chime. Put my turn signal on and there was no click-click and when I shut the car off a minute or so later the radio stayed on even after opening the door. I restarted and all was working normal, go figure.

The only thing that may be a factor is I have a ScanGauge II plugged in but it's been plugged in since I took delivery and this is the first time this happened.
Build Thread -> 2013 LTZ Sedan - 1.4L 6MT

- 22.75 PSI self tuned - HP Tuners
- 42 lb/hr Bosch injectors
- Ported intake manifold, minor TB cleanup
- Hard piped SAB, snorkel delete
- Bypassed BPV solenoid
- 11.8" OEM front brakes
- RS rear disc brakes, RS springs
- Chevy Cruze auto dimming rear view mirror
- Buick Verano dome light w/ accent lighting & backlit map light buttons
- Painted bowties, black lug nuts, Moog endlinks
- 225/45-ZR17 BFG Sport Comp-2 tires

Last edited by Stew; 11-30-2013 at 08:07 PM.
Stew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #12
Senior Member
TheFallenAngel12's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,325

This has happened to me countless times, all were random times. Never twice in one week blank radio screen. No temp, time, nothing. Turn signals werent audible. Idk about the onstar stuff asi dont have it nor pay attention to it. But i really thought i was the only one having this issue. Mines a 2012 LT2 sedan. With the 6 speaker setup. Once i push the radio button everything works again.

TheFallenAngel12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #13
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 51

Originally Posted by Chevrolet Customer Servic View Post

Sorry to hear this. Not something you expect to happen after 2 weeks with a new car. Please keep us posted on what the dealer finds after your service appointment.

GM Customer Service
From our perspective it didn't go well. The dealer found a saved diagnostic code for a communications error between two of the modules and doesn't know what to do about it. They said the system was pretty new and they didn't really have a knowledge base of known issues to work off of, so they opened a support chase with Chevy technical support. The last I heard they hadn't heard back. From what I can tell the car was dropped off in the morning, someone pulled the info from it and then it proceeded to sit there for the rest of the day while they tried to figure out what to do. My wife ended up driving the car home since there wasn't a resolution in sight.

So now we're waiting for Chevy technical support. Not getting a warm fuzzy about this so far.
bearda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #14
Senior Member
MrSnuggles's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 370

bump... Well now this is happening to mine, and i have the 2013 LT2... but for me, the radio worked fine, its just the chimes went away, and when i got out the radio was still going. My paranoid self decided to turn off the radio, but the screen was still lit. This all happen right before i logged on just a little bit ago. This is the second time happening to me... I was going nuts when i was using my turn signals checking every few seconds to make sure it was on... I will check again once i get off work....

*perks of having a desk in the back of the room? SOF. Highlight of my day*
MrSnuggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 11:49 PM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 444

Hasn't happened to me since I unplugged UltraGauge. Just sayin'
oldertech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 05:07 AM   #16
Senior Member
SuperFudd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Union City, California
Posts: 824

Since turn signals are a safety issue, I expect it will be resolved, some day.
2013 Blue Topaz Metallic 1.8L Automatic LT sedan.
My wife? Yes. My dog? Maybe. My Sonic? NEVER!
SuperFudd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:07 PM   #17
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 7
Question same deal

I have to get my second state (Va) safety inspection this month. Might have to tell Chevy to take back this car if they haven't resolved what is obviously a serious electrical flaw. I have a 10 am dealer appointment today to find out. BTW I still haven't received my 50$ for test driving a Malibu, like they promised. My sonic now has over 13000 miles on it so this turn signal problem is not something that "might just go away", like I originally hoped.
cheeeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #18
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 7

No luck at dealer, they blew me off even though I pointed to the radio display when I drove in and they saw it was clearly off. I hit the brake and it came back on, so they said, and I quote "the problems resolved" (I have it in writing!!!). Well I wasn't going to let them pull the same crap that I had pulled on me years ago with a chevette. I called Chevy service and raised the roof! They called the dealer and I have a new appointment on Monday. If there's no resolution then I'm heading downtown (I live in DC) and reporting them to the NTSB. This became mandatory when I saw what they've been trying to get away with on the cruze models.
cheeeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #19
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 7

OOPS! Sorry - I'm showing my age - it's now the NHTSA
cheeeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #20
Senior Member
Chevrolet Customer Care's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 2,655

Hi cheeeezy,

I'm sorry that you have experienced this with your Sonic. Let us know how your appointment goes Monday. If there is anything else we can look into for you feel free to PM us.


Jonathan A. (Assisting Jackie)
Chevrolet Customer Care
Chevrolet Customer Care is offline   Reply With Quote

bug, radio, turn signals

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.