General Motors said it is recalling 4,296 of the subcompact cars to check for missing brake pads, the Associated Press says.
Some Sonics could be missing an inner or outer brake pad, which could increase stopping distance. GM said there are no known crashes or injuries related to the issue.
The Sonic is GM’s latest attempt to build small cars in the U.S. at a profit, instead of importing them. They were built at the plant in Orion Township, Mich., which makes Sonics for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Dealers will inspect front brakes on Sonics for missing inner or outer pads and install new pads, if necessary. Customers affected by the recall will receive dealer letters beginning Jan. 14.