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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,400 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 012014

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician replaced the ignition switch. However, the failure recurred intermittently. In addition, the contact indicated that the air bag sensor illuminated. The contact was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The air bag failure was not diagnosed and the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Updated 12/09/14 updated 5/11/2015

- Muscatine, IA, USA

problem #4

Jun 042014


  • miles
I have been trying T O get my sons ignition switch recalled fixed on his HHR since June 4, 2014. The dealership and Chevrolet customer assistance center both keep telling me the part will be coming. I was told six weeks. It has been longer than six weeks and they have no idea when I will get the part!

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14E021000 (ignition switch). The contact stated that the ignition switch had been replaced three times prior to receiving the recall notification. In addition, one of the doors on the vehicle was unable to be opened. The contact had to open the window in order to open the door. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 192012


  • 0 miles
I pulled my Chevy HHR, 2009 into my driveway, and the car would not turn off. The key was stuck in the ignition while it was still running. I had to pop my clutch (manual transmission) to get my car to stop running. I turned everything that I could off, tried to lock the doors, however the driver's side would not lock. Had it towed to the garage the next morning...they replaced the ignition switch, charged me $300 plus, and said Chevy may not cover it. (mileage 63,000 mls)

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the key became stuck in the ignition and the vehicle could not be turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the fuses would need to be disconnected in order to turn the vehicle off. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 60,000. Updated 04/11/12 the consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced. Updated 04/23/12.

- Paducah, KY, USA

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