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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,067 miles

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2010 Chevrolet HHR electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #18

Dec 272011

HHR

  • 19,060 miles

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

2010 Chevrolet HHR with 19,060 miles. Ignition was stuck in on position with engine running. Drove to dealership and the ignition assembly was replaced. I was out of the dealership within one hour and the repair was covered under warranty.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Dec 192011

HHR

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that after shutting the vehicle off, the key would not remove from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 47,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #16

Dec 082011

HHR

  • miles
My 2010 HHR has experienced an ignition issue as well. I cannot get the key to turn back to the off position. I got home from work at midnight, put the car in park and when I tried to shut the car off it would not turn back. The only option I had was to pull the ECM fuse and disconnect the battery (or let it run out of gas). The gear shifter will allow me to shift between all gears but it won't turn off. All the electrical stay on, I have only owned this car for 3 months.

- Negley, OH, USA

problem #15

Nov 202011

HHR

  • 44,000 miles

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

My 2010 Chevy HHR has experienced an ignition issue. The key, when the car is set to park, will not disengage. It remains on, with the only option being to let the car run out of gas/the battery to drain. The key will turn (as if to start the car), and the gear can be shifted from park to reverse, neutral, etc., but will not turn off. All systems stay on, potentially burning out electrical components or causing permanent engine damage. The only way to safely address the immediate issue is to disengage the fuses under the steering wheel, which many consumers may be unable to do.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #14

Sep 232011

HHR

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated the keys became stuck in the ignition in the on position and he was unable to turn the vehicle off. The battery had to be disconnected in order to turn the vehicle off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated there were no related recalls or warranties. The vehicle will be repaired at the owners expense. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #13

Sep 192011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 23,968 miles
The key is stuck in the "on" position and there is no way to shut the vehicle off unless you pull the fuel pump fuse or disconnect the battery.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 182011

HHR

  • 44,000 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 vehicle would not turn off and he was unable to remove the key from the ignition. The contact mentioned that he had to disconnect the battery in order to stop the engine. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 44,000.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

problem #11

Sep 122011

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
I went to turn of my car after taking my wife to work, and the ignition would not turn off. I had to sit in my car for 5 hrs at the repair shop till they opened. This repair cost me $452 was told that the ignition was bad and the housing that the tumlers set in was bad. The traction light comes on and after about 2 min will go off. Tire monitor for tire pressure comes on and goes off now it is off for the left rear tire.

- Clanton, AL, USA

problem #10

Sep 022011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
The key will not turn to the off position, can not turn off vehicle, have to disconnect fuel pump power and then disconnect the vehicle battery. Mfg knows of this problem and will not do anything with out charging large amount of money. I have been a mechanic for many years and have not seen this problem ever. I want to see a recall to correct this very dangerous condition.

- Dickson, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 182011

HHR

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated the key was stuck in the ignition and she was unable to turn the vehicle off. The battery and a fuse had to be disconnected and the key could not be removed from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they had to replace the cylinder which would cost $240. There were no recalls related to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #8

Aug 102011

HHR

  • 57,000 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 key would not remove from the ignition. In order to stop the engine from running, the battery was disconnected and the fuel pump fuse was disengaged. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired either. The failure and current mileages were 57,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Maxton, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 232011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 28,092 miles
Bought a used 2010 Chevrolet HHR on July 09, 2011 from a major dealer. On July 23,2011, drove two miles to super market. The engine would not shut off and I could not remove the key from the ignition. Finally had to disconnect battery to stop the engine from running. Had the vehicle towed to Chevrolet dealer and was told the ignition lock cylinder was broken. Fortunately, the vehicle was still under factory warranty and was repaired at no cost. The service advisor said this occurs frequently with this car and would no doubt happen again. Great to know it will happen again, only you don't know where you will be when it happens or what time of day or night.

- La Quinta, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 042011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
The ignition interlock cylinder in our 2010 Chevrolet HHR failed and the key became stuck. We were unable to remove the key or turn it to the "off" position. I had to remove the fuel pump fuse and battery to shut the vehicle off. This also disabled the airbags in the vehicle. GM stated they knew there was a problem and have issued "advisories" but no recall so the customer is responsible.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 102011

HHR

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated the ignition switch malfunctioned causing the key to become stuck in the on position. The contact was only able to turn the vehicle off by removing the fuel pump fuse and disconnecting the battery. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer who replaced the entire ignition switch. The dealer confirm the cause of failure. The failure mileage was as 40,000.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 112011

HHR

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the keys were stuck in the ignition for two days while the engine stayed on and would not turn off. The engine continued running for two days. On the second day, the contact removed a fuse to turn the engine off. The contact stated that she contacted the dealer at the time of the failure and was told that there was nothing they could do to assist. The vehicle was then taken to another dealer who replaced the ignition switch. The manufacturer was contacted and a claim was filed. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #3

Sep 272010

HHR

  • 277 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. While driving approximately 45 mph the gauges on the instrument cluster began to fluctuate abnormally as the transmission began to jump while shifting gears. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the sporadic failure four times where the body control module, lubricated the high speed land modular connectors and replaced the power steering control module, all to no avail. The fourth visit to the dealer, per the manufacturer, the dealer was advised not to perform any further repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that because the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure they were unable to provide any further assistance. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 277 and the current mileage was 12,345.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 162011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
The 2010 Chevy HHR key became stuck in the ignition while the SUV was running. We were unable to remove the key at all. It was very scary for us. The SUV was turned on at 6:00 a.M. we were forced to leave it running until 8:30 a.M. when the dealer ship opened. I had stopped to put gas in the vehicle when I realized that it would not come out. After searching the web I found out that many other HHR owners are having the same thing happen to them.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #1

May 092010

HHR

  • 470 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. While driving at low speeds, the lights suddenly illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that an electronic problem caused the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The VIN was unavailable when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was approximately 550. The failure mileage was 470.

- Woodland, MI, USA

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