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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet HHR steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012014


  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was 180,000.

- Pinsom, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012005

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
**vehicle has a vibration at speeds over 35 mph, has been into four different Chevy dealers numerous times they can not find the problem(they have rotated tires many times, balanced tires many times, changed tires and replaced all four tires)..problem still not solved. ** brakes pulsate sometimes and smell like they are burning (they have cleaned and adjusted brakes at least 6 times, plus they have cut rotors twice (they said they are warped, they also cut the rear drums)..problem still not solved. ** vehicle has a klunking noise when you hit a bump (they have replaced steering column, the next time they replaced stablizer pins)..problem still not solved. ** other problems that most have been solved include :* : *: *: *clothes hanger replaced twice**rear wiper replaced never worked properly**leak in the fire wall puddles in car**weather stripping was defective puddles" inside" doors causing severe wet seatbelts* stuck in ignition replaced ignition**transmision jumping, gear shift replaced**locks not working had to update computer codes**

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 272006

HHR 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While turning corners, the steering wheel would shake and make a noise. The travel speed was not a factor. The dealer replaced the steering column. The contact is no longer experiencing failures. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 31,000 and failure mileage was 28,000.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 182006

HHR 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 400 miles
: the contact stated the message board flashed power steering, when this occurred, the power steering failed. The dealership determined the power steering column assembly needs to be replaced. Updated 02/28/06

- Tenino, WA, USA

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