Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
PIT5074F05/01/201210044242Gm: j-35616-64b terminal test probe and replacement terminal. also included models verano, regal, lacrosse, cts, srx, volt, sonic, malibu, impala, equinox, cruze, avalanche, tahoe suburban, silverado, sierra, yukon, and terrain for model05/24/2012
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
PIC-561501/01/201210043482Chevrolet: the ipc may be intermittently inoperative while check engine light works. *pe04/04/2012
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
PIC5574A05/01/201210043915Gm:a customer may experience a no crank or no start. the dealer my fin multiple communication codes in history or they may be unable to communicate with certain modules. *js05/01/2012

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
05/21/2012200
 Idles roughly, idle increases dramatically while the car is at a stop, and the engine stalls very frequently, regardless of temperature or weather conditions. on start-up, or while stopped with the engine running, the idle will become rough and vary between 200-3,000 rpm, but not stall. also at times, while stopped, the idle will increase from normal, smooth idle up to about 3,000 rpm for approximately one second, then drop back down to 750 rpm (normal idle speed) without touching the accelerator. the engine will also stall at parking lot speeds when i push in the clutch to shift from 2nd to 1st gear. the car also often stalls when pulling out from a stop. a re-start cannot be attempted for approximately 3 seconds. turn the key, nothing happens. i've owned this vehicle (1.4l turbo engine with 6 spd manual transmission) since 05/21/2012, and over 8,000 miles later, it still idles roughly and stalls every time i drive it. the dealerships say, cannot reproduce. operating to specifications.
05/21/2012200
 Idles roughly, idle increases dramatically while the car is at a stop, and the engine stalls very frequently, regardless of temperature or weather conditions. on start-up, or while stopped with the engine running, the idle will become rough and vary between 200-3,000 rpm, but not stall. also at times, while stopped, the idle will increase from normal, smooth idle up to about 3,000 rpm for approximately one second, then drop back down to 750 rpm (normal idle speed) without touching the accelerator. the engine will also stall at parking lot speeds when i push in the clutch to shift from 2nd to 1st gear. the car also often stalls when pulling out from a stop. a re-start cannot be attempted for approximately 3 seconds. turn the key, nothing happens. i've owned this vehicle (1.4l turbo engine with 6 spd manual transmission) since 05/21/2012, and over 8,000 miles later, it still idles roughly and stalls every time i drive it. the dealerships say, cannot reproduce. operating to specifications.
05/21/2012200
 Idles roughly, idle increases dramatically while the car is at a stop, and the engine stalls very frequently, regardless of temperature or weather conditions. on start-up, or while stopped with the engine running, the idle will become rough and vary between 200-3,000 rpm, but not stall. also at times, while stopped, the idle will increase from normal, smooth idle up to about 3,000 rpm for approximately one second, then drop back down to 750 rpm (normal idle speed) without touching the accelerator. the engine will also stall at parking lot speeds when i push in the clutch to shift from 2nd to 1st gear. the car also often stalls when pulling out from a stop. a re-start cannot be attempted for approximately 3 seconds. turn the key, nothing happens. i've owned this vehicle (1.4l turbo engine with 6 spd manual transmission) since 05/21/2012, and over 8,000 miles later, it still idles roughly and stalls every time i drive it. the dealerships say, cannot reproduce. operating to specifications.
12/13/20123001
 Radio randomly turns on when car is shut off. last night it turned on 13 times. it activates the full electrical system in the car. won't shut off unless car is started and xm radio is tuned to fm and shut off. then if your lucky it may stay off. i have been reporting this to the dealership in vermont and chevrolet for 8 months. they tell me it is not an issue. they tested radio said it works fine. it is worse when cold out. radio randomly turns on. will not shut off. *tr
12/13/20123001
 Radio randomly turns on when car is shut off. last night it turned on 13 times. it activates the full electrical system in the car. won't shut off unless car is started and xm radio is tuned to fm and shut off. then if your lucky it may stay off. i have been reporting this to the dealership in vermont and chevrolet for 8 months. they tell me it is not an issue. they tested radio said it works fine. it is worse when cold out. radio randomly turns on. will not shut off. *tr
12/13/2012300
 Radio randomly turns on when car is shut off. last night it turned on 13 times. it activates the full electrical system in the car. won't shut off unless car is started and xm radio is tuned to fm and shut off. then if your lucky it may stay off. i have been reporting this to the dealership in vermont and chevrolet for 8 months. they tell me it is not an issue. they tested radio said it works fine. it is worse when cold out. radio randomly turns on. will not shut off.
08/04/201230701
 Stalls easily and frequently when pulling out from a stop and is then difficult to restart, or i must wait about 5 seconds before i can attempt a restart. uneven idle most of the time. dealer blames me for the stalling (says i'm not used to the manual transmission, but many are complaining on the online forum www.sonicownersforum.com) most importantly, yesterday (08/04/2012), the fully warmed 1.4l turbo engine in my sonic rev'd to from idle (750 rpm) to exactly 3,000 rpm then back down to 750 rpm (while 6 spd manual in neutral, clutch fully depressed, right foot firmly on the brake and not touching the accelerator pedal. i had stopped at the end of a driveway and was waiting on traffic so that i could pull out. my right foot never moved from the brake pedal and was in no way touching the accelerator pedal. the idle speed increased to 3,000 rpm all on it's own and back down to idle, much to my shock and amazement. thankfully, i was fully stopped. at only 3,070 miles and not yet 3 months of ownership, my new 2012 sonic is beginning to have a mind of it's own. *tr
08/04/201230701
 Stalls easily and frequently when pulling out from a stop and is then difficult to restart, or i must wait about 5 seconds before i can attempt a restart. uneven idle most of the time. dealer blames me for the stalling (says i'm not used to the manual transmission, but many are complaining on the online forum www.sonicownersforum.com) most importantly, yesterday (08/04/2012), the fully warmed 1.4l turbo engine in my sonic rev'd to from idle (750 rpm) to exactly 3,000 rpm then back down to 750 rpm (while 6 spd manual in neutral, clutch fully depressed, right foot firmly on the brake and not touching the accelerator pedal. i had stopped at the end of a driveway and was waiting on traffic so that i could pull out. my right foot never moved from the brake pedal and was in no way touching the accelerator pedal. the idle speed increased to 3,000 rpm all on it's own and back down to idle, much to my shock and amazement. thankfully, i was fully stopped. at only 3,070 miles and not yet 3 months of ownership, my new 2012 sonic is beginning to have a mind of it's own. *tr
08/04/201230701
 Stalls easily and frequently when pulling out from a stop and is then difficult to restart, or i must wait about 5 seconds before i can attempt a restart. uneven idle most of the time. dealer blames me for the stalling (says i'm not used to the manual transmission, but many are complaining on the online forum www.sonicownersforum.com) most importantly, yesterday (08/04/2012), the fully warmed 1.4l turbo engine in my sonic rev'd to from idle (750 rpm) to exactly 3,000 rpm then back down to 750 rpm (while 6 spd manual in neutral, clutch fully depressed, right foot firmly on the brake and not touching the accelerator pedal. i had stopped at the end of a driveway and was waiting on traffic so that i could pull out. my right foot never moved from the brake pedal and was in no way touching the accelerator pedal. the idle speed increased to 3,000 rpm all on it's own and back down to idle, much to my shock and amazement. thankfully, i was fully stopped. at only 3,070 miles and not yet 3 months of ownership, my new 2012 sonic is beginning to have a mind of it's own. *tr
08/04/201230701
 Stalls easily and frequently when pulling out from a stop and is then difficult to restart, or i must wait about 5 seconds before i can attempt a restart. uneven idle most of the time. dealer blames me for the stalling (says i'm not used to the manual transmission, but many are complaining on the online forum www.sonicownersforum.com) most importantly, yesterday (08/04/2012), the fully warmed 1.4l turbo engine in my sonic rev'd to from idle (750 rpm) to exactly 3,000 rpm then back down to 750 rpm (while 6 spd manual in neutral, clutch fully depressed, right foot firmly on the brake and not touching the accelerator pedal. i had stopped at the end of a driveway and was waiting on traffic so that i could pull out. my right foot never moved from the brake pedal and was in no way touching the accelerator pedal. the idle speed increased to 3,000 rpm all on it's own and back down to idle, much to my shock and amazement. thankfully, i was fully stopped. at only 3,070 miles and not yet 3 months of ownership, my new 2012 sonic is beginning to have a mind of it's own. *tr
08/04/20123070
 Stalls easily and frequently when pulling out from a stop and is then difficult to restart, or i must wait about 5 seconds before i can attempt a restart. uneven idle most of the time. dealer blames me for the stalling (says i'm not used to the manual transmission, but many are complaining on the online forum www.sonicownersforum.com) most importantly, yesterday (08/04/2012), the fully warmed 1.4l turbo engine in my sonic rev'd to from idle (750 rpm) to exactly 3,000 rpm then back down to 750 rpm (while 6 spd manual in neutral, clutch fully depressed, right foot firmly on the brake and not touching the accelerator pedal. i had stopped at the end of a driveway and was waiting on traffic so that i could pull out. my right foot never moved from the brake pedal and was in no way touching the accelerator pedal. the idle speed increased to 3,000 rpm all on it's own and back down to idle, much to my shock and amazement. thankfully, i was fully stopped. at only 3,070 miles and not yet 3 months of ownership, my new 2012 sonic is beginning to have a mind of it's own.
05/01/20127800
 I purchased my car brand new with 3 miles on it in november 2011. when i hit around 7500 miles i noticed the car when stopped on a hill would drift backwards - when i got to 7800 miles the whenever i was in traffic traveling around 5-13 mph i noticed the car would not shift on it's own the rpm's would shoot up and the tach would rev but the car would not go. i would need to put it in park and then drive and it would be fine. this happened almost every day for about 2 weeks. when going to park and put it in reverse to back in the car would hesitate about 30 seconds before it would move.. i contacted my dealer and took it in. onstar said they did not find issues when they checked. the dealer corrected the problem.. on the engine control module they had to reprogram it with sps ( not sure what the means ) and it now works like the day i pulled it off the lot.... they also left me know if there are any other issues to contact them right away and they would get it right in. on the electrical - the driver window button sticks and window will go up and down on it's own until you get the button un-stuck -- this is also being repaired by the dealer however they had to order parts .. when they come in is to be determined
05/01/20127800
 I purchased my car brand new with 3 miles on it in november 2011. when i hit around 7500 miles i noticed the car when stopped on a hill would drift backwards - when i got to 7800 miles the whenever i was in traffic traveling around 5-13 mph i noticed the car would not shift on it's own the rpm's would shoot up and the tach would rev but the car would not go. i would need to put it in park and then drive and it would be fine. this happened almost every day for about 2 weeks. when going to park and put it in reverse to back in the car would hesitate about 30 seconds before it would move.. i contacted my dealer and took it in. onstar said they did not find issues when they checked. the dealer corrected the problem.. on the engine control module they had to reprogram it with sps ( not sure what the means ) and it now works like the day i pulled it off the lot.... they also left me know if there are any other issues to contact them right away and they would get it right in. on the electrical - the driver window button sticks and window will go up and down on it's own until you get the button un-stuck -- this is also being repaired by the dealer however they had to order parts .. when they come in is to be determined
05/01/20127800
 I purchased my car brand new with 3 miles on it in november 2011. when i hit around 7500 miles i noticed the car when stopped on a hill would drift backwards - when i got to 7800 miles the whenever i was in traffic traveling around 5-13 mph i noticed the car would not shift on it's own the rpm's would shoot up and the tach would rev but the car would not go. i would need to put it in park and then drive and it would be fine. this happened almost every day for about 2 weeks. when going to park and put it in reverse to back in the car would hesitate about 30 seconds before it would move.. i contacted my dealer and took it in. onstar said they did not find issues when they checked. the dealer corrected the problem.. on the engine control module they had to reprogram it with sps ( not sure what the means ) and it now works like the day i pulled it off the lot.... they also left me know if there are any other issues to contact them right away and they would get it right in. on the electrical - the driver window button sticks and window will go up and down on it's own until you get the button un-stuck -- this is also being repaired by the dealer however they had to order parts .. when they come in is to be determined