2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: Another Pit Stop
August 22, 2012
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