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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,094 miles

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2010 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Nov 062015

HHR

  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. When the brake pedal was depressed, there was an abnormal vibration at the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the front driver and passenger side lower control arms rubber bushing were worn and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the front driver side door handle fractured. The vehicle was repaired, but the failures recurred twice. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #20

May 282015

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver side door handle fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000. Updated 8/21/15 the consumer stated upon grabbing the handle to exit vehicle it snapped off. The vehicle was repaired at the owner's expense. Updated 12/1/2015

- Plainfield, CT, USA

problem #19

Apr 012015

HHR

  • miles
Both front door handles on inside broke off and I asked the dealer to fix it they said they would have to charge me its a dangerous thing and I have to roll down the windows to get out of the car.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #18

Apr 032012

HHR

  • 33,505 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the interior door handle on the driver side fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the door handle but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the front passenger side interior door handle also fractured. The vehicle was to be taken back to the dealer for a second repair to replace a second door handle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,505.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 242014

HHR

  • miles
Driver's side door handle just brakes off. I feel this is a safety issue as you can become trapped in your car. The only way to open the door when this happened is to roll down window and put your arm out to open from the outside or have someone else open for you. For instance, if you were in an accident, car caught on fire, stalled on railroad tracks, or carjacked you are a prisoner in the car. The door handles are made of plastic and is a very expensive repair., mine was $200. If it had not been a safety concern, I would not have repaired it. If you research the internet it is very common problem. Please research.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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problem #16

Oct 082014

HHR

  • 70,000 miles
Plastic inside door handles breaks off in hand and leave disabled and veteran stranded in drivers seat. See www.chevyhhr.net/forums/how-tutorial-library-21/how-fix-broken-interior-door-handle-less-than-$10-41305/.

- Dennisport, MA, USA

problem #15

Aug 152014

HHR

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Inside drivers door handle defective, ,will not let driver out of car in a time of a crash.

- East Boston, MA, USA

problem #14

Jun 042012

HHR

  • miles
We've had both inside door handles crumble & break in our hands & the car company wanted almost $400.- to fix them (which I cannot afford). Now I & my passenger have to roll the electric windows down, in order to get out of the car...danger... and no one cares!!! I read where others are having the same problems... what the heck"?" this is not right!!!

- Port Aransas, TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 042012

HHR

  • miles
We've had both inside door handles crumble & break in our hands & the car company wanted almost $400.- to fix them (which I cannot afford). Now I & my passenger have to roll the electric windows down, in order to get out of the car...danger... and no one cares!!! I read where others are having the same problems... what the heck"?" this is not right!!!

- Port Aransas, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 202014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 81,384 miles
The inside door handle broke off for the 2nd time in less than a year, I think this is the maker fault and the customer shouldn't be held responsible for this.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #11

Jun 232014

HHR

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

TL * the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the interior handle for the driver's side door fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician verified the failure and stated that the handle needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 45, '000.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #10

May 302013

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger interior door handles broke. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician diagnosed the door handle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000. The current mileage was 70,000. Updated 8/11/14 updated 08/22/2014

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #9

Jul 252013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The HHR inside door handle broke off while opening door.had this happened under other conditions it could have resulted in a tragedy. Looking this up on the internet breaking inside door handles appears to be a common problem for the HHR.handles are made of light plastic.

- Wakefield, RI, USA

problem #8

Mar 082012

HHR 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Door handles are junk. Driver side broke at 58K. Switched with rear driver. At 74K that one broke. 75K passenger side broke. Handles are brittle. I have never encounter such a problem with any other car. It is an "american" car and people expect a certain standard so I am really disappointed.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #7

May 192013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
In occurence to the first incident the passenger inside handle broke first, thinking that it may have a wear, but on 06/15/2013 the driver inside handle was opened at a normal and it broke. Now the front doors of my car does not have handles. The drop box are not allowing me to be more accurate on the make, model and year of my vehicle and also cannot put the appropriate defective parts.

- Butler , GA, USA

problem #6

May 252013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 39,865 miles
Was at dollar store and tried to open the door as normal and the door handle broke off the only way I could get out was to roll down the window and open it from the outside this has to be some kind of defect I've never owned a car where this has happened from the what I have seen on the internet this seems like a very common thing with the HHR design.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #5

Apr 272013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 41,550 miles
I was returning home and parked the car to get out and the door handle broke off in my hand. I have to open the window to exit my vehicle. The rear door also sticks at times from the outside causing me and my wife to be unable to get out daughter out of the car.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #4

Apr 192013

HHR

  • 50,000 miles
While trying to open the drivers door the handle broke off. Handle was made of plastic. This would be a problem if involved in fiery crash and you could not get out of car.

- Zellwood, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 082013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 71,024 miles
Upon opening driver's door, handle snapped off in my hand. Two days later, the same thing happened to passenger door. This makes it impossible to open doors without window being down.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 222012

HHR

  • 60,656 miles
My 2010 HHR : the drivers side interior door handle snapped off and have to put down the window to exit the car. When this happened there was no excessive pressure used to open the door. Dissatisfied that it is composed of a soft plastic material. The cost to replace the handle requires an new door panel and 2+ hours of labor for a total of over $500.

- Shelton, WA, USA

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