Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 032013


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Letter fwd fm fmcsa concern the safety of his 2009 Chevrolet HHR ss, brakes are extremely hard causing difficulty in stopping vehicle at times, inquiring why there wasn't a recall (enclosures not imaged fwd to nvs-200) the consumer stated when he recently pulled away from a curb behind another vehicle that stopped at a crosswalk, he came within an inch of rear-ending the vehicle, because the brake was extremely hard, which made it difficult to stop. The consumer experienced the same scenario again, but it involved a pedestrian who was crossing the street in the crosswalk. The consumer stated a technical service bulletin was issued by Chevrolet, but not a recall. The dealer informed the consumer the cost to install an auxiliary vacuum booster pump was $1200.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

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