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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 1
Average Mileage:
28,166 miles

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2008 Chevrolet HHR seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Nov 092016

HHR

  • 143,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. While driving at an unknown speed, an error message displayed across the message board. In addition, the air bag module failed. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bags needed to be replaced. The manufacturer did not want to repair the vehicle for free. There were no recalls associated with this vehicle. The failure mileage was 143,000.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #23

Jun 062014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I had been calling GM about this issue, my daughter loved this car it was given to her for her birthday, out of the blue her car lost steering on highway, it was early afternoon when all were getting off from work while trying to get over without steering she hit another vehicle the car was towed home and has been sitting there waiting on GM to get this steering fixed my child could have lost her life call me [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #22

Aug 112010

HHR

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. After numerous attempts, the key released from the ignition switch. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #21

Nov 032014

HHR

  • 108,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering would suddenly malfunction causing the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. After shutting the engine off and back on, the power steering would operate as normal. The contact also indicated that while operating the vehicle, the warning "service air bags" had illuminated. The was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #20

Jan 132014

HHR

  • 32,000 miles
Was stopped due to traffic and was rear ended resulting in $8000 physical damage to the vehicle. Airbag did not deploy. Dealer wants to charge me to have it tested.

- Washington, DC, USA

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problem #19

Aug 252013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
When I had my accident my air bags didn't deplore. I called GM 2 days later and asked the lady if they have deployed and she told me no.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #18

Apr 072014

HHR

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The dealer stated that the repair was already completed in may of 2014 and would not repair the vehicle a second time. The contact indicated that the vehicle was never repaired under the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Voluntown, CT, USA

problem #17

Mar 312014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) however, the part was not available to do the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sturbridge, MA, USA

problem #16

Apr 012014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tomball , TX, USA

problem #15

Apr 142014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received the recall notification related to NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). 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 VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #14

Mar 312014

HHR

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the an order was placed but the parts were not available at this time. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Freeland, WA, USA

problem #13

Apr 162014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notification of 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 remedy part to become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Frazier Park, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 132013

HHR

  • 38,000 miles
I was in my 2008 HHR Chevy and crashed into a concrete wall the car was totaled. Air bags did not deploy causing a hip fracture and major surgery and ongoing therapy resulting in a hip replacement later on.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #11

Jun 022014

HHR

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer stated prior to the recall, he was having trouble starting the vehicle, and the key would not go all the way in the ignition. The consumer it has been two months, since he received the recall notice, and nothing has been done.

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

problem #10

Apr 102014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received recall notifications of NHTSA campaign id numbers 14V047000 (air bag, electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 032014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the dealer and the manufacturer on numerous occasions advised her that they have no idea when the parts will be available. The recall repair was not performed in a reasonable amount of time. There were no failures at this time.

- Golden Valley, AZ, USA

problem #8

Dec 162013

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V04700 (air bags, electrical system) and 14V17100 (electrical system). The contact stated that the parts were unavailable to perform either recall repair. The manufacture was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Newfield, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 142014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the recall had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The dealer indicated that parts were not available. Contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #6

Sep 282013

HHR

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver was traveling approximately 35 mph when another vehicle crashed into the vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over, crashing into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver was killed and a passenger was injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Commerce Township, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 252011

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, another vehicle crashed into her rear and pushed the vehicle forward, causing the contact to crash into the rear of a third vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed however, the driver sustained a concussion, and injuries to the shoulder and neck. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 38,000. Updated 06/24/14 MA updated 07/1/2014

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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