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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,040 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202012

HHR 4-cyl

  • 70,108 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver's side door could not be opened from the inside. In addition, the remaining doors could not be or unlocked by using the automatic key remote. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,108. Updated 09/26/12 updated 9/26/12 the consumer stated the remote no longer works. Updated 09/27/12 the consumer stated GM agreed to pay for the majority of the repairs if he agreed to a reasonable amount. Updated 10/03/12

- Alliance , OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 192012


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle stalled. In addition, the doors failed to unlock and the contact became trapped in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who referred her to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 39,000.

- Aransas Pass, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 232011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 20,011 miles
When opening the right rear window, the door opened when the window gets about 3/4 of the way down.

- Denver, CO, USA

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