Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

The audible warnings alert the driver of a system concern or a critical vehicle condition. The radio generates the audible warnings through the speakers. The radio receives audible warning requests via the serial data circuit. If the radio receives multiple audible warning requests, the warning with the highest priority sounds first. The radio is the chime producer. The following lists the audible warning sounds:

  1. Single pulse gong
  2. Multiple pulse gong
  3. Single pulse beep
  4. Multiple pulse beep
  5. Click
  6. Clack
Fasten Safety Belt Warning

The chime producer activates the fasten safety belt audible warning as requested by the body control module (BCM). The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer indicating the chime as a multiple gong. The fasten safety belt warning sounds and the fasten safety belt indicator illuminates when the following occurs:

  • The ignition switch transitions to ON.
  • The inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) detects that the drivers seat belt is not buckled and the signal is low. The SDM sends a serial data message to the BCM indicating the seat belt status. The instrument cluster receives a serial data message from the BCM indicating the driver seat belt status.

If the seat belt is buckled when the ignition is turned ON, the chime does not sound. If the seat belt is buckled while the chime is sounding, the chime stops. If the seat belt is unbuckled after the initial transition to ON, the chime does not sound.

Lights On Warning

The chime producer activates the lights on warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer indicating the chime as a multiple gong. The lights on warning sounds when the following occurs:

  • The ignition is OFF.
  • The BCM determines that the driver door is open and the signal circuit is low.
  • The BCM determines that the headlamp switch is in the park or head position.
Brake Warning

The chime producer activates the brake audible warning as requested by multiple control modules. The BCM, electronic brake control module or the parking brake control module sends a serial data message to the chime producer indicating the chime as a multiple gong. The brake warning sounds and the BRAKE indicator illuminates when the following occurs:

  • The ignition is ON.
  • The vehicle speed is greater than 8 km/h (4.9 MPH). The instrument cluster receives a serial data message from the engine control module (ECM) indicating the vehicle speed.
  • The BCM determines that the parking brake is engaged and the signal circuit is low.
  • The brake fluid is low.
Key-In-Ignition Warning

The chime producer activates the key-in-ignition audible warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer indicating the chime as a multiple gong. The key-in-ignition warning sounds when the following occurs:

  • The ignition switch is OFF.
  • The BCM determines that the driver door is open and the signal circuit is low.
Door Ajar Warning

The chime producer activates the door ajar audible warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer indicating the chime frequency of a medium rate and continuous duration. The door ajar warning sounds and the appropriate door ajar indicator illuminates in the driver information center when the BCM determines that a door (driver door, passenger door, left rear door, right rear door) is open and the signal circuit is low. The instrument cluster also receives a serial data message from the BCM indicating the door ajar status.

Object Detection

The chime producer activates the object detection audible warning as requested by the object alarm module. When an object is within the measuring range of the sensor, the ultrasonic pulse is reflected and is received by the sending or a neighboring sensor. The sensor converts this signal into a voltage signal and sends this signal to the object alarm module. The object alarm module evaluates the received sensor signals. As soon as an object is within the measuring range, the object alarm module sends a message via CAN-Bus to the chime producer in order to give out the acoustic distance signal. The measuring range is between 30–120 cm (11.81–47.24 in). From a distance of 120 cm (47.24 in), the acoustic signal is active. The frequency of the beep sound increases with decreasing distance. From a distance less than 30 cm (11.81 in), the sound becomes continuous.

Additional Warnings

The following warnings have an associated instrument cluster indicator or driver information center message:

  • Turn Signal Indicators—The chime producer activates the audible warning as requested by the BCM. The chime produces two different chimes, one when the turn signal turns off and another when the turn signal turns on.
  • Vehicle Overspeed Message—The chime producer activates the audible warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer.
  • Fuel Level Low Message—The chime producer activates the audible warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer.
  • Oil Pressure Indicator—The chime producer activates the audible warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer.
  • Park Assist Fault Clean Rear Bumper Message—The chime producer activates the audible warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer.
  • Tire Pressure Low Indicator—The chime producer activates the audible warning as requested by the BCM. The BCM sends a serial data message to the chime producer.

Refer to Indicator/Warning Message Description and Operation.

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  • Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Audible Warnings Description and Operation