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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Chevrolet HHR electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 292011


  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While driving approximately 30 mph the power steering locked up and the brake pedal became stiff. The contact stated the vehicle began to shake vigorously and the engine light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the engine component wires needed to be re-adjusted because they were loose. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. Updated 05/25/11

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 182008

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Received safety recall notice in mail 04-05-08. Tried to call dealer on Saturday, but get through. Talked to a rep in the service dept at londoff Chevrolet. Per rep they did not have the parts to fix the problem. He advised me to call back in a week. Called 04-11-08 and got an appointment to have the roof-rail air bag installed in order to conform to motor vehicle safety standard 201 for my HHR. I was given an appointment for Friday, 04-18-08 at 10:00am to find out that supposedly they just installed the last one and didn't have the parts available for my vehicle. I spoke to another csr in the service dept. He didn't know how this happened but stated that enterprise had brought some HHR 's in and they had fixed them. I am upset that they would install the air bag in enterprise cars and not at least keep the one for my scheduled appointment. How dangerous is this safety recall? the consumer stated the vehicle broke down within the first six months of ownership. The consumer stated the vehicle has lost power steering on two occasions. The speedometer was erratic and the vehicle would suddenly lunge forward while driving.. when the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, they stated it was a wiring problem. Updated IVOQ 08/12/10 updated IVOQ 08/31/10

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 022007

HHR 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the front driver side air bag deployed without warning while his spouse was driving. She sustained minor injuries. The dealer stated that the wiring short circuited in the steering harness and caused the failure. The VIN, engine size, and speed were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 27,000.

- Blue Springs, MS, USA

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