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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,318 miles

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2008 Chevrolet HHR steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 172014

HHR

  • 80,000 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 approximately 30 mph, the power steering failed without warning. The vehicle was able to restart but the failure persisted. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering motor needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Buffalo , NY, USA

problem #10

May 232014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated while driving various speeds the power steering would independently disengage. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer nor the dealer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Summerville , SC, USA

problem #9

May 052014

HHR

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while traveling at 70 mph when the power steering failed. Once the vehicle was shifted into neutral, the power steering returned to normal. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, diagnosed the vehicle with a power steering module failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #8

Apr 282014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 65,000 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 vehicle intermittently lost power steering and the 'power steering lost' message displayed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the eps motor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 07/01/14

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 252013

HHR

  • 55,813 miles
Power steering assist is lost and it requires greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds that increases the risk of a crash. This is the same part that was recalled in the 2008 Chevrolet cobalt under NHTSA campaign number: 10V073000 the same problem is happening to the Chevrolet HHR it all over the internet.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 272013

HHR

  • 113,000 miles
While exiting the interstate yesterday, a "power steering" warning appeared on the dash. I had to make a turn immediately after this happened and was nearly unable to turn my car. I pulled off at the nearest parking lot to find that this vehicle does not have power steering fluid and is all electric. I had someone disconnect the battery to "reset" my car and had steering back. Based on the complaints I have thourougly read over, I know that it is only a matter of time before it goes out again. I can't understand why this issue continues to be ignored and not recalled due to the fact the cobalt and ion have both been recalled for the same issue and the HHR has the same power steering parts as the cobalt. When somone loses their life because of a power steering problem will someone listen and act on it then"?"!!! I have two children and I'm afraid to drive them anywhere now. This is my only means of transportation and don't have the extra $800 or more sitting around to repair a problem that is Chevrolet's fault.

- Saraland, AL, USA

problem #5

Jan 032013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 39,000 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 35 mph, the power steering assist failed as the contact was attempting a turn. The failure increased he contact's steering ability however, the contact was able to regain control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for inspection but the mechanic did not diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 39,000. Updated 02/20/13 the electric power steering motor was replaced.

- West Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 092011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the power steering light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000. Updated 5/11/12 the consumer stated the power steering failed six times. Updated 05/22/12

- Whiting, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 252011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 31,887 miles
Power steering failed while vehicle was being operated at 25-30 mph. Vehicle's onboard diagnostic system detected the problem as evidenced by warning chime and display of "power steering" message. Vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who verified loss of power steering and diagnosed a failure of the electric steering motor, which was replaced.

- Madison, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 192011

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
Starting April 2011 my Chevy HHR has been having problems with its power steering. It has turned off several times while I was driving. Each time could have resulted in a major accident. I drive a lot of winding roads and do not feel safe doing so now. I do not feel safe driving my HHR. I have to pull over and turn off my car for a few minute before I can start it back up and have the power steering work. It is now starting to turn off several times in one day. I have been reading that this is happening to many people with this same vehicle. I fear this may result in accidents that could be avoided if it is recalled and fixed in the HHR.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #1

Nov 302010

HHR 4-cyl

  • 87,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, she noticed the power steering warning illuminated on the instrumental panel and the steering failed. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that she needed to replace the power steering motor. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 87,800. Updated 02/03/11 the consumer was informed of a recall by her mechanic. However, when the consumer contacted the dealer, she was informed the recall was not for her vehicle, but for other models. Updated 04/21/11

- Arvada, CO, USA

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