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4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,167 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 302009

HHR

  • 5,600 miles

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

2006 new vehicle purchase serviced 8 times for multiple failures related to either electrical/braking/ABS/ wheels/emissions/ traction control/computer/power steering and or computer issues/all repaired/and resolved at GM dealer/vehicle can not be driven safely when issue occurs the failed system in question overrides driver last incident failure occurred in heavy traffic resulting in removal from service which took 3 weeks to repair/had the conditions been different this may have resulted in a crash.

- Brant Rock, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102009

HHR 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While driving 45 mph, the top section of the knob on the gear shifter suddenly detached. The contact continued to drive the vehicle by grabbing the middle part of the shifter. He noticed that the knob was injection molder plastic, which was shielded off. The vehicle has not been inspected, but the contact believed a recall should be issued for this defect. The current and failure mileages were 52,900. Updated 8/10/09 the consumer stated the incident happened when he shifted from 3rd to 4th gear while accelerating. Updated 08/13/09.

- Saint Clairsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 062006

HHR 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles
At 5,00 miles the seal on the transmission blew. Car taken to dealership for repair. Since that time there has been a noise when accelerating. Dealer tried replacing catalytic converter, was not the problem. Manufacturer notified of on going problem, they sent a rep who said the noise was a usual noise. Service manager requested a second opinion from manufacture. Car now has 14,500 miles on it and has been back to the dealer for this same problem numerous times. As of this date we are still waiting for another rep to look at it.

- Honeoye Falls, NY, USA

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