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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: Another Pit Stop

August 22, 2012

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Sometimes it seems our Sonic spends more time in service bays than on highways.

We had hoped to get a couple of small recall matters resolved while the car was having its seats replaced two weeks ago. And while we were almost certain a part had already been ordered and was waiting for us, it turns out it wasn't -- or so our service guy said.

Four days after we got the car back with its new seats, we got the call: The part is in!

On Tuesday, the dealership took care of two recalls: a fuel-pipe quick connect replacement and a racheting-down of a windshield washer hose that has a tendency to separate.

Unfortunately, the Sonic's key came back a little tweaked. I don't know if it was abused, or if its spring has just worn out, but it no longer snaps back into its case like a jackknife, nor does it stand up straight without a little push. Annoying.

Days out of service: 0.5

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @10,936 miles

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