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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,321 miles

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2007 Chevrolet HHR steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 1 of 18)

problem #357

Nov 142016

HHR

  • 156,768 miles

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

The power steering failed under low speed driving. Leaving one location, the 'power steering' light illuminated on, steering became extremely difficult. Check fuses, none seemed at fault. After turning off the vehicle and restarting, the 'power steering" warning goes out for a few seconds, power steering works normal; however, the issue returns a few seconds later.

- Wedowee, AL, USA

problem #356

Apr 042016

HHR

  • 70,890 miles
The power steering quits working while your driving the vehicle. The mechanic couldn't find any problem with it. It's random so you never know when it's going to happen. It happens while driving straight or turning. Is there a way to find out what's wrong? we're going to get hurt or hurt someone driving this vehicle.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #355

Jul 152016

HHR

  • 187,430 miles
I had got a letter a while back in 2015 about a problem with my power steering and I just now brought it to berglunds attention and they refused to have it fix/and or replaced. They already fixed three recalls on my car so I guess they dont feel like they have to fix another one I guess

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #354

Aug 132016

HHR

  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. While driving at an unknown speed, the power steering sensor light suddenly illuminated and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Currie, NC, USA

problem #353

Aug 082016

HHR

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. While driving 35 mph, a power steering warning light illuminated and the power steering failed. The contact restarted the vehicle and it operated normally, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the vehicle had a salvaged title and was not obligated to be repaired for free by the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Hematite, MO, USA

problem #352

Jul 082016

HHR

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. While driving various speeds, the power steering warning light and alarm would flash and the power steering failed. The contact would have to turn off and restart the vehicle in order for the power steering to function correctly; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

- Dover, AR, USA

problem #351

Jul 082016

HHR

  • miles

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

Power steering suddenly stops working and indicator light on dashboard says power steering- this happens intermittently while driving. Most of the time shutting of the vehicle and then restarting it will get the power steering working again for a short time. After driving the vehicle or allowing it to idle in the driveway then turning it off it will not start again for a minimum of 1 hour. While driving -slowing down to make a left hand turn- the engine has abruptly shut off and not immediately restarted. This is an extremely unsafe vehicle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- East Greenwich, RI, USA

problem #350

Jul 092016

HHR

  • 744,101 miles
While driving power steering becomes intermittent. Goes out then returns while driving or after being turned off. Chevrolet has replaced eps unit 3 times over the last 2 years. Again the eps is intermittent, now we are being told it is a short. I read that the recall for the eps includes a torque sensor with defective or faulty contacts, GM has no knowledge of this. Chevrolet says the vehicle has a short and it not a safety recall issue. 74,471 miles on vehicle

- La Quinta, CA, USA

problem #349

Jun 292016

HHR

  • 116,750 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. While driving at low speeds, the vehicle experienced a loss of power steering. The power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering column assembly was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 116,750.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #348

Jun 152016

HHR

  • 119,900 miles
Loss of power steering while driving on city street. If I turn off and restart the power steering returns at this time. This is a very dangerous issue that could cause a major accident. Is there a solution?

- Clay, NY, USA

problem #347

Jul 152015

HHR

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the eps warning light randomly flashed and the steering wheel became extremely tight and locked several times. The contact had to restart the vehicle, but the failure continued. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #346

May 242014

HHR

  • miles
I purchased the car 5/13/14. Since that date the car has been "repaired" 16 times, beginning on 5/27/14 for ongoing suspension problems and steering wheel/electrical issues. Suspension issues included the sway bar, stabalizer bar and bushings, defective stablink and frozed strut bearing. Replaced front struts. Steering wheel issues included, replacing of steering wheel complete due to bad wiring, wiring, wiring harness, sir coil replaced, sir coil causing interferance, replaced entire column, ignition switch replacement. The car is unsafe on any road in motion. Entire 14 pages of service records available.

- Pekin, IL, USA

problem #345

Jun 232016

HHR

  • miles
Power steering fails indiscriminately when in motion; returns when vehicle is turned off and restarted.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #344

Jun 172016

HHR

  • 93,000 miles
Vehicle has roughly 93,000 miles. Last week while the vehicle was in operation, the power steering suddenly cut out. This was accompanied by a warning indication on the dash display. When the vehicle is turned off and then turned on, the power steering resumes. However, after a few miles, the power steering fails again. This occured on both city driving and at freeway speeds. I tried changing out the fuse, but that did not correct the problem. This is a dangerous condition when it fails out of nowhere. Easy to lose control of the vehicle. I noticed that a recall was announced for the 2009 and 2010 HHR, but not other years. Why not?

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #343

Jun 192016

HHR

  • 66,800 miles
Loss of power steering. Once I turn off and restart the power steering returns. This issue could cause an accident. What is the solution?

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #342

Mar 102016

HHR

  • miles
I have a problem with my headlights mainly on the driver side I have to use my high beams in order to see something and that's when I'm in motion or not. Then now my steering I don't know what's wrong with it but I can start my car up and I can drive and all the sudden my steering wheel gets hard to where I can't turn it, it's hard to turn. My electrical in my vehicle it is very bad my radio keeps popping on and off. I have to hit my headlights to keep thm on and it keeps going on and off and I'm guessing this due to my electrical.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #341

May 222016

HHR

  • miles
As I was driving my speedometer started jumping and my power steering light came on. Pulled my car over turned it off would not start back up.. sat there for awhile turned back on and driving again the power steering came on. L replaced my power steering fuse last month because of that.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #340

May 162016

HHR

  • 160,090 miles
While driving my power steering failed I currently do not have power steering still. The back latch will not open as well. I cannot access the trunk where my battery is because the latch will not open.

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #339

May 072016

HHR

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. While driving approximately 60 mph and attempting to switch lanes, the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the steering ability seized. The failure occurred on a daily basis for approximately one week. The vehicle was at the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Charleston, IL, USA

problem #338

Mar 312016

HHR

  • 160,000 miles
Power steering fails indiscriminately when in motion; returns when vehicle is turned off and restarted.

- Lawrence, MA, USA

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