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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,253 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Chevrolet HHR body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 062014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the storage bin door was blocking her view. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V444000 (latches, locks, linkages). The VIN was not provided. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure.

- Mount Morris, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 202012


  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver's side door handle fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

- Juliet , GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152014


  • 47,000 miles
My 2009 Chevy HHR repeatedly has water in the front driver and passenger side floor. I am not sure where this is coming from, however, after I researched on line, this is an ongoing problem with this vehicle. Besides the floor being wet this causes a horrible smell, most likely mold in the vehicle. This needs to be investigated as from my findings, it is a flaw in design or manufacturing.

- Jacksonville, FL, 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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