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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,928 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #16

Nov 182008

HHR 4-cyl

  • 26,564 miles

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

Faulty steering column, air bag would not deploy in event of a crash. Replaced under warranty by dealer. Very serious !!!

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #15

Dec 202013

HHR

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated the key was not able to be removed from the ignition. The failure was recurring. The contact would have to wait a brief moment and apply pressure to the brakes in order to remove the key. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 24000.

- Charlestown, IN, USA

problem #14

Jul 072012

HHR 4-cyl

  • 70,271 miles
I took my 2006 HHR to the dealership and was told my car was not part of the recall. My car has exhibited the same problems as those described, but I was told the dealership would not look at my vehicle. I do not understand why my HHR is not part of the recall while others are. I did not see where there was a distinction between some 2006 HHR and others. The power steering goes out in my vehicle on a regular basis.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #13

Mar 252013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles

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

I was in a side impact collision, my car flipped several times and none of the airbags deployed.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #12

Nov 082011

HHR

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The warning light would illuminate whether a passenger was occupying the seat or not. On a separate occasion while driving approximately 60 mph, the power steering assist failed. The contact merged to the shoulder, powered off the vehicle and restarted. The vehicle was not taken to be inspected for the power steering assist failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V046000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Port Deposit , MD, USA

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problem #11

Mar 012007

HHR

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact was exciting the vehicle when the interior driver's side door handle detached. The contact also stated that on a separate occasion while driving 40 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the front end of the vehicle would shake abnormally when the brakes were depressed. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who confirmed that inside door assembly failed and needed to be replaced along with both side front rotors. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed to the contact that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V046000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 46,000 and the current mileage was 89,000.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #10

Dec 062011

HHR

  • 106,000 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 while driving 35 mph, the brakes was depressed and the pedal went to the floorboard abnormally. The failure caused the driver to crash into another vehicle from the rear. The contact stated that the air bags did not deploy and the driver was injured. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and deemed as destroyed. The police stated that the air bags should have deployed and the insurance company planned to inspect the vehicle. The failure and the current mileage was 106,000.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #9

Oct 252010

HHR

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the air bag light was constantly lit on the instrument panel. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 54,000.

- Avendale, AZ, USA

problem #8

Feb 182010

HHR

  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while decreasing speed to approximately 40 mph in a construction zone, another vehicle rear ended his vehicle. The driver side seat collapsed backward after the impact and none of the air bags deployed. His vehicle also ricocheted into a heavy truck as a result of the crash. There were no injuries. The contact had not spoken with the dealer or the manufacturer to-date. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 11,000.

- Lucerne Valley, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 172009

HHR

  • 71,971 miles
2006 Chevy HHR lt I was involved in a front impact and roll over vehicle accident on October 17th, 2009 at which time my air bags, both passenger and drivers side, failed to deploy. As a result, both myself and my passenger were injured. I have filed a formal complaint with GM and am awaiting their response. I am submitting this complaint to make others aware of this issue.

- Gillespie, IL, USA

problem #6

Aug 112007

HHR

  • 29,000 miles

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

Airbag deployed while sitting in a pizza hut driver for no apparent reason.

- Blue Springs, MS, USA

problem #5

Mar 092008

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 08V046000 (air bags). He scheduled an appointment with the dealer to have the vehicle repaired. Upon arrival at the dealer, he waited two hours to be greeted by a representative, who stated that the parts were unavailable. The contact was not given a date as to when the parts would arrive and was not offered an additional date to have the vehicle repaired. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 12,633.

- Lufkin, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 212007

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27 miles
While sitting at a pizza hut drive through window driver side airbag deployed for no reason other than manufacturer defect.

- Blue Springs, MS, USA

problem #3

Apr 042008

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While purchasing the vehicle, the contact asked the dealer if the vehicle had front and side air bags. The dealer confirmed that the vehicle was equipped with both front and side air bags. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 08V046000 (air bags) and he called the dealer to inquire about the nature of the notice. The contact discovered that the vehicle does not have side impact air bags. He called the manufacturer and they advised him to call the dealer. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer wish to provide further information regarding the notice. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 31,200.

- Urbana, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 042008

HHR 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 08V046000 (air bags). The dealer stated that they did not know when the parts would be available to repair the vehicle. The contact is concerned about the remedy. The dealers will install an energy-absorbing plastic piece to the headliner trim. He is concerned that they are changing the design of the vehicle to a substandard feature that may be unsafe in a crash. Due to the contact's height, his head would be located closer to the plastic piece. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 30,000.

- Urbana, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 172005

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph, the vehicle was broadsided by another vehicle and spun 360 degrees. None of the air bags deployed upon impact. The driver suffered chest and head injuries, and was taken to the hospital. A police report was taken, and the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer following the crash. Updated 10/31/2006 -

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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