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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,355 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Feb 242016

HHR 4-cyl

  • 175,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side door handles fractured. The failure happened without warning. The contact was unable to exit the vehicle. The battery also failed and prevented the driver and passenger side windows from being used. The vehicle was diagnosed and the door handles were replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #25

Jan 092008

HHR

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contacted stated while exiting the vehicle, the door handle failed. As a result the contact was unable to exit the vehicle. The failure recurred on three occasions. The vehicle was taken a dealer. The mechanic stated that the door handle was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #24

Jun 092014

HHR

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver's side exterior door latch fractured on two separate occasions. The dealer was notified and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number 08V444000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Nashville , TN, USA

problem #23

Apr 142014

HHR

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side interior door handles became fractured and were not replaced. In addition, NHTSA campaign number 14V171000 (electrical system) was referenced however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Camden, NJ, USA

problem #22

Jan 022014

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the front driver and front passenger side interior door handles were fractured. The contact was unable to exit the vehicle using the interior door handles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that the door handles had broken off due to the weakened plastic materials used to manufacture them. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 07/08/14 MA the consumer also stated the vehicle stalled.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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problem #21

Mar 022013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 93,724 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver's side door failed to open from the inside or outside. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 93,724. Updated 04/30/13

- Pound, VA, USA

problem #20

Jul 112012

HHR

  • 124,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the interior door handle on the front driver's side broke off. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop, however it was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, however no further assistance was provided. The failure and current mileages were 124,000.

- Vincentown , NJ, USA

problem #19

Jun 112012

HHR 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the passenger side door handle broke away from the cable that allowed the door to open. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact stated that the same failure occurred on the driver's side in the past. The dealer stated that they had to replace the door latch and reconnect the cable to the latch. The manufacturer was contacted and would investigate the failure. The failure and current mileages were 77,000.... updated 07/27/12. The cosumer believes that the plastic becomes dehydrated from air flow and baking heat from the sun. Updated 08/02/2012

- Palm Harbor , FL, USA

problem #18

Nov 252011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 99,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While parked, the contact attempted to open the front driver side door from the interior of the vehicle but the door handle detached abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician advised that the door panel would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 99,900. Updated 01/20/12 the consumer stated the entire door panel needed to be replaced, just for an expensive handle. Updated 01/27/12

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #17

Feb 152011

HHR

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated while attempting to open the drivers door the inside door handle detached from the door panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer inspected the vehicle, and stated that the door handle, and the door panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 64,000.

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #16

May 012011

HHR

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated the front driver side interior door handle completely fractured and she could not exit the vehicle. An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the entire door panel would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was then notified and the contact was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #15

Nov 022010

HHR

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR lt. The contact stated that while opening the driver side door, the interior handle fractured from the door frame. The manufacturer advised that the door handle failure was not recalled and that they will not assist with the repair. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage 70,648.

- Moriarty, NM, USA

problem #14

Dec 302010

HHR

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the door panel interior was interfering with the opening of the door. She also mentioned that she would have to wind down the window in order to open it from the outside. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that she needed to replace the interior driver side door panel. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. Updated 3/7/11 the consumer stated he/she was unable to open the door, unless he stuck his hand out the window to open it from the outside. Updated 03/14/11

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #13

Jan 012011

HHR

  • 38,000 miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer states several problems with vehicle the consumer stated his sons vehicle had a severe shimmy in the steering wheel and became progressively worse when the brake was applied. The pads and rotors were replaced twice and the third time the rotors were machined, but the problem continued. There was also a strange noise coming from the front suspension, but the dealer was unable to pinpoint the problem. At 42,000 miles the air condition made a loud screeching noise for 2 minutes, then stopped working. At 68,000 miles, a metal skid plate had fallen from underneath the vehicle. Soon after, the exhaust was very loud. The vehicle was taken to the repair shop and the consumer was informed the catalytic converter had cracked. The vehicle lost power and a cylinder had to be replaced, the check engine light would come on and then go off, the temperature gauge did not work, so the air condition only worked if the check engine light was off. The door locks did not work, the radio worked intermittently, the sun visor would fall down at random times. There were times when the vehicle would not start. The consumer stated even with an alignment, new struts, shocks and good tires, the vehicle continually pulled to the right.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #12

Nov 072008

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver side plastic door handle broke off November 2008. The handle was replaced at that time but it broke off again two weeks later. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they would look into it. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 30,194.

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #11

Sep 062010

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,600 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver side interior door handle was inoperable. When attempting to exit the vehicle and engaging the door handle, the door would not open. The vehicle was inspected at an authorized dealer but not repaired. The manufacturer advised the contact that the technician did not locate a manufacturing defect therefore they would not assist with repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 30,600. Updated 12/22/10 updated 12/29/10

- Gettysburg , PA, USA

problem #10

May 042010

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While attempting to open the driver side door from the inside the contact noticed that the door handle broke off in her hand. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the handle needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 49000. Updated 09/24/10. The consumer stated the handle can not be replaced without the entire inside door panel being replaced. Updated 09/24/10

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #9

May 012010

HHR

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While attempting to open the drivers door, the handle would not work and the door would not open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection. The failure and current mileages were 56,000.

- College Park, MD, USA

problem #8

Apr 232010

HHR

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While exiting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the inside driver door handle was broken. The dealer advised him that he would have to pay out of pocket for the repairs. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was approximately 37,300. The failure mileage was approximately 37,000.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 312009

(reported on)

HHR

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR inside driver's door handle broke off. The consumer was informed he could not purchase just the door handle, but he would have to purchase the entire door panel. The consumer stated the door handle was made of plastic.

- Haltom City, TX, USA

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