Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
158,000 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 engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 162014


  • 158,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning and required excessive force to maneuver. The contact managed to drive home, but the failure recurred multiple times. In addition, the accelerator pedal malfunctioned intermittently. As a result, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the pedal became lodged. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited the failures after it was repaired according to NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14E021000 (electrical system:ignition:switch). The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but they could not diagnose the vehicle for free. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000.

- Walterboro, SC, USA

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