really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
106,464 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

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2007 Chevrolet HHR steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 252016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,600 miles


The problem has been intermittent for several months - power steering appears in the display & you don't have any. I can stop, turn off, then restart and all is ok & may not show up again for a month or so. However, Friday Nov 25, 2016 it did it three times in a row coming home from Gainesville, Tx. First time it's done that. I got it home & after restart, seems ok. I haven't taken it to a dealer yet since being on a fixed income the cost may be to high for me. I would like to get some idea what causes it & if GM does a recall, get it fixed. The car has proven to be really good, particularly the 31mpg.

- , Buffalo, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 032015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,100 miles

The power steering seemed to have started to go out before the ignition switch was replaced. The ignition would lock up so that the key was unable to come out and then after the car was started back up again the key would come out but the power steering would lock up on me. I'm a petite woman and that car is hard to turn. Thank goodness that I didn't turn into oncoming traffic with this problem. There is a major problem with these 2007 HHR's there needs to be a recall on this before someone gets killed or seriously injured. I don't think I should have to pay for the repairs. The power steering just goes out whenever it wants to and the person driving has no control over that happening all too often. Something needs to be done GM!

- , Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #5

May 212015

HHR LS 2.2L 4c

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,650 miles

Was driving home from picking my 2 boys up from school and turned onto my road and the next thing I know I am forcing the steering wheel to the right to avoid a ditch and about a 30 foot drop off. The little tone went off right when I was turning and then the read out read 'Power steering'. I am glad that I am a big strong guy because if my wife would have been driving it then she would have ended up in the ditch with the 2 boys in the car. Now since that I have went out and purchased a Go-Pro to mount in my car so now it records every time I drive so if something happens it is on video.

- , Hogansville, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 222014

HHR LT 4 cyl 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


My 2007 Chev HHR the power steering is going out intermittently. When I restart it the light goes out and may or may not come right back on. This seems to happen when the car gets hot, like a drive that is over an hour. This seems to be dangerous as you never know when it will happen and would hate for it to happen in a curve. This could be fatal if it happens at the wrong time and I am caught unaware.

As I read all the other complaints online about this same exact problem with other HHR's, it seems that Chev needs a recall for this problem before someone is killed. For now I am very nervous when driving my car and make sure that I always have two hands on the steering wheel just in case the power steering goes out again. THIS NEEDS TO BE RECALLED NOW.

- , Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 192013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,374 miles

Driving on the highway at about 70 mph and there is a chime and the instrument panel reads "power steering", good thing it was on the highway or it really would have been ugly! The problem has been occurring off and on just about every day since, I pull over, shut the car off and turn it back on, most times it will be fine for a day or two. It needs to be fixed but I would really like for GM to issue a recall before I have to spend the money out of my own pocket, other than that problem I am very happy with the HHR, it is a very reliable car, but when the power steering goes out, it really does pose a serious safety issue!!! It's a good thing I am able to handle steering without power.

- , Easton, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 302012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

My 2007 hhr power steering light has came on and

the power steering has stopped working

- , Covington, GA, US

problem #1

Apr 282013

HHR LT 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,523 miles

While driving power steering light came on and lost power steering. Stopped and restarted the car and got a few miles when the problem occurred again. I lost steering several times before I got home. Going to bring it in to the dealer in the morning. If there is a recall on this later, will I get reimbursed?

- , Alexandria, VA, USA

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