More Than 21,000 Chevrolet Sonic Vehicles Recalled
General Motors (GM) is recalling 21,567 model year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles equipped with a 6 speed automatic transmission and 1.8L four cylinder engine. In the affected vehicles, the transmission turbine shaft may fracture.
If a transmission turbine shaft fracture occurs during vehicle operation in first or second gear, the vehicle will not upshift to the third through sixth gears, limiting the vehicle's speed. If the fracture occurs during operation in third through sixth gear, the vehicle will coast until it slows enough to downshift to first or second gear, increasing the risk of a crash.
Owners of the recalled Chevrolet Sonic vehicles will be notified by GM, and dealers will replace the transmission turbine shaft free of charge.
For further information on this recall, contact Chevrolet Customer Service toll-free at (800) 222-1020. GM's reference number for this recall is 14234.