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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,667 miles

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2007 Chevrolet HHR electrical problems

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2007 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #75

Mar 022015

HHR

  • miles

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

2007 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to ignition and other vehicle problems. The consumer stated on one occasion, the vehicle would not start. The ignition switch was replaced. A few later, the consumer was unable to turn the vehicle off. The consumer is still having problems with the ignition switch.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #74

Dec 012014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
The headlights turned off while driving the vehicle. The running daylights and high-beams are still operable but the low-beam lights are inoperable. Replacing the bulbs did not remedy the problem. I am told this has occurred in other Chevrolet models but the HHR is still not included in the recent recall. At the same time of this incident the radio and speakers became inoperable as well leading me to believe this could be an electrical issue.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #73

Mar 262014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I replace the ignition switch on a private mechanic. I would like to sent the receipt so I can get reimburse.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #72

Feb 282011

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2007 Chevrolet HHR. Unable to remove key from ignition. Had to get car towed. The shifter and power steering fuse was replaced. The consumer is seeking reimbursement.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #71

Jun 152013

HHR

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the contact noticed that there was water on the floorboard of the vehicle. The contact also noticed that the blower motor failed to function. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,000.

- Kelly, NC, USA

problem #70

Nov 202012

HHR

  • miles
We took our 2007 Chevrolet HHR into the dealership as the recall noticed prescribed. My wife waited 1 1/2 hours for the repair. The dealer ship personnel returned asking my wife for the, quote: "old keys because they will no longer work after the repair" then handing her a new set of keys after surrendering the old keys. When my wife returned home the ignition switch still did not work as the switch tumbler would not release the key in the park position as before the "faulty ignition switch had been replaced". I still had one of the original ignition keys, as told by the dealership "it wouldn't work"... I placed the old key in the ignition switch and it started the car. It would not release the old key as before the "R&R". all we received imo was a new set of keys & false hope that the General Motors defects had been resolved. The HHR still has the same defects as it did before taking it to the dealership. (smoke & mirrors no resolve).

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #69

Nov 102014

HHR

  • miles

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

I got a oil change an then went home parked my car an everything was fine at 3:25pm I went to my car and got in I put the key in the ignition an it wouldnt start at all I then tried to take the key out an it would come out at all I then knew somthing was wrong.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #68

Oct 092014

HHR

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and was concerned that the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. While driving approximately 25 mph, the engine stalled. The contact was unable to remove the key from the ignition and the vehicle restarted independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure prior to the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- Jackson , FL, USA

problem #67

Sep 082014

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 10/22/14

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #66

Apr 242014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14E021000 (electrical system), 14V171000 (electrical system), and 14V047000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were not available. The dealer did not know when the parts would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Virginia, IA, USA

problem #65

Aug 202014

HHR

  • 15,100 miles

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

Power steering goes out while driving. This is a recall item on the 2008 model year, needs to be a recall on 07-08 years also. Inside door handles brake, making it impossible to get out of the call without rolling down the windows. Both are broken on my car. Been to many Chevy HHR forums and this is a common problem. If you lose power you can not get out of the car.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #64

Aug 082014

HHR

  • 102,806 miles
The power steering feels stiff not able to make right turns without the stiffness. Power steering lights constantly on since this problem occurred. My power steering is electrical and for some reason I believed that the ignition recall my have something to do with this not sure.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #63

Aug 012014

HHR

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle headlight and tail light issues. Consumer also has seat belt problems. The consumer stated the tail light went out so often, he carried spares with him. The over head light shorted out. Also, the key would hang up in ignition, which made it difficult to disengage, the shifter would also become stuck in park. The gears did not match up with the gear shift lever.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #62

Jun 302009

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the strut assemblies failed on the vehicle. During the failure, the contact heard an intermittent loud noise near the front of the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle stalled while turning at an unknown speed. The dealer stated that the front strut assemblies needed to be replaced for the fourth time. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 09/05/14 updated 12/4/2014

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #61

Jul 252014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 85,700 miles
The gear goes easily without pressing button from reverse to neutral or drive. And the rear view mirror light won't shut off by pressing button. It worked fine before I took it for the recall of the faulty ignition switch.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #60

Apr 012014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), but the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wartrace, TN, USA

problem #59

Apr 162014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Satin, TX, USA

problem #58

May 162014

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14E021000 (aftermarket replacement ignition switches). The contact received the recall repair and the failure recurred. The authorized dealer provided a new key and the contact attempted to park the vehicle and was not able to remove the key from the ignition. The authorized dealer diagnosed that the automatic transmission control shifter was binding and needed to be replaced. The contact indicated that there was no problem with the ignition before the recall and the contact was informed that this repair was required after the recall repair was performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 09/05/14 updated 09/11/2014

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #57

Mar 062014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the vehicle was not serviced under the recall because the remedy part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Waynesboro, GA, USA

problem #56

Mar 032014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that she received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the manufacturer had exceeded the reasonable amount time to perform the recall repair. The dealer advised the contact that the part was not available and placed her on a waiting list. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. There were no failures.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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