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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 1 of 5)

problem #98

Aug 152016

HHR

  • 87,000 miles

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

Service air bag light on, also passenger air bag and seat belt alarms intermittently, radio display screen intermittently blank and scrambled, but audio works most occurrences stationary and while driving on streets or highways. Appt. W/dealer for airbag service tomorrow

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #97

Sep 162015

HHR

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the service air bag warning displayed on the instrument panel intermittently. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the connector needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #96

Apr 282016

HHR

  • 129,000 miles
Front headlights, low beam and high beam, not working because bulb wire connector was melted.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #95

Jan 032016

HHR

  • 89,000 miles

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

This vehicles safety chimes can shut off causing owner to be locked out of the vehicle with keys still in ignition. This occurs when parked and turned off or when parked and engine running. Small occupants as infants children and pets could be trapped in a freezing or hot car. This vehicle has no interior hatchback door opener and can essentially pin occupants in a accident into the vehicle if forward doors are damaged during accident. The only escape comes from removing plastic housing and using a screwdriver to a hidden latch inside the door housing.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #94

Jul 042012

HHR

  • 44,000 miles
Power windows: Unable to roll down any window except the driver side using the driver side door panel. This, in conjunction with the door handles breaking off when the car was barely 3 years old, makes it a safety concern should I need to get out of the car through the windows. I am able to roll the windows up when using the driver side door panel button, just unable to roll them down. This started out with the front passenger side window not working, then went to the rear driver side and now the rear passenger side window can only be lowered by locking then unlocking the window and applying pressure to the window switch at an angle. If I needed to get my service dog out of the back seat and was unable to use the door, I would not be able to lower the window without effort. This puts her life or the life of a human who may be present in the back seat at serious risk. This slowly started a couple years ago and has escalated. The local Chevy dealer, riverside Chevy in rome, Georgia, is aware of the problem, but the cost is too much for my disability income to cover.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #93

Dec 252014

HHR

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. While at a stop sign, the vehicle shook violently and stalled. The lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the technician could not find a failure. The vehicle was not repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #92

Apr 022015

HHR

  • 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 ESC and air bag warning lights randomly flashed. As the failure progressed, the warning lights remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was pending repairs under NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system), 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14V153000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #91

Aug 282015

HHR

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. While driving 15 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Montour Falls, NY, USA

problem #90

Jul 312015

HHR

  • 113,000 miles
My HHR is having repeated issues with the sensors. I have already paid to have sensors replaced and I will no longer do so. The HHR is one of the most costly vehicles I've owned.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #89

Jul 012015

HHR

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. While driving 35 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Blacklick , OH, USA

problem #88

Sep 022013

HHR

  • miles

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

About a year and a half ago my right tail light went out, replaced the bulb. About 9 months after that it went out again, replaced it. About 3 months after that it went out again, replaced it again. About a few months later it went out again, replaced it again. 3 weeks later it went out again, replaced it. One week later it went out again.... I have not replaced it yet because the last time my husband said that the light holder is melting. Each time we replaced the bulb we bought the recommended bulb.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #87

Jan 132015

HHR 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
*this an update on file number-# 10672324-2010 Chevrolet HHR-shifter problem on my last filing I stated that we had another recall on our 2010 Chevrolet HHR. Previous recalls were the ignition switch and the power steering system. But I found out that the key getting stuck when the car is in park, is not a official "recall, but it should be! we received a letter warning us of the problem and if it occurred, GM would fix it for free. Well, as I reported, it did happened. My husband parked the car, and we were preparing to go to his doctor"S' appt. & to an evening service & the key got stuck. No power, no nothing, we tried everything. And that thing that the manual said would help us release the key, was not there. So the car, sat there draining the battery. Dr. appt's were missed. And because we both had appt's coming up, we had to rent a car. But to sum it all up. When the toll driver came, he was able to jump the car, and the key came out. After taking the car to the dealer, they could not duplicate the problem. They said that the battery was gone. But it was fine before the key got stuck. They refused to change the shifter. We got a new battery, and are praying that we won't get stranded if it happens again. And we are going to continue to fight for ourselves and for others! no reimbursement for the battery or the rental. We have made our complaints to the management at the dealer & to GM. And one more thing, our first sign of trouble before parking the car, was that the air bag light would not go off. An issue also after the new ignition switch was put in. This is a recall item. But once again, GM cares more about saving a dime. Not lives. Not a safety issue? I can think of few scenario's that say that they are wrong!-thank you, and "be blessed" [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #86

Jan 132015

HHR 4-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
This a recalled 2010 Chevrolet HHR. We had the ignition switch recalled, power steering system recalled, and right after the ignition switch was installed, the keys stop working and we had to get towed. Now, the airbag light came on. And when we went to re-start the car, nothing. The power went totally out, and the key is still stuck in the ignition switch. About a few weeks ago, we got another recall notice from GM that the transmission shifter may not properly transmit an electrical signal properly that will cause the key to stay in a lock position. We are now stranded. And we have to once again get the car towed to the dealer and pay for a rental. And there are still so many recalled cars at the dealer that they are so behind. All of this is going on while GM is showing off their new cars at the detroit auto show. Cars that will probably soon be on another recall list. Enough is enough!! all Chevy HHR owners who have had more the one recall on it, should be allowed to turn the car in without penalty or charge. All car notes should be cancelled!-thank you. And "be blessed"-[xxx] in C/O [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #85

Jul 142014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chapel Hill, TN, USA

problem #84

Aug 202014

HHR

  • miles
I am getting the runaround from rydell Chevrolet in northridge, ca with regard to this recall. Called shortly after receiving first recall notice to order parts, told no parts available yet. Went in for service in August, ordered the parts for the recall. Called in September because I hadn't heard anything over 3 weeks and was told I didn't need to order parts, they had them and no problem, come in and get repaired. I couldn't come until this month, I called for an appointment to replace the recall parts, appointment tomorrow morning. Received a call today, no parts available for the recall repair will have to order them. Really"?" I have 2 pieces of mail I received Friday, 11/21/14 that say "your ignition switch recall parts are now available" with the info for rydell northridge, ca inviting me to make an appointment now! this is ridiculous!. GM may want to fix these problems but the dealerships sure do not.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #83

Jan 152014

HHR 4WD 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Currently what I am driving my gears are getting stuck and this noise comes out when I drive, also my sensor is defective my lights in my car go off and on, a light saying I have low air on my tires go on. I have taking my car to the tire shop and even changed my tires but that did not work. My accident happen in January 2014 however there is new things that are occurring and I need help with the General Motors to fix my car. When the car was recalled I took it in and they only fixed the ignition switch and power steering I told them about the rest of the issues that I was having such as the transmission and I was told that was not their problem.

- Ramona , CA, USA

problem #82

Oct 022014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 32,042 miles
I asked for a warranty repair on my airbag. The dealer got the part and sent it back on 7-13-12. They never called, emailed or wrote me a letter. I was never contacted.. recently. GM recalled my keys, I asked about my airbags. For the first time, on 9-12-14, [xxx] was the only service employee who told me the part is not at the dealer and it was sent back 2 years ago and if I wanted it I would have to pay almost $400 for it. I had detrimentally relied on the representations of at least 13 different contacts with service people, over this period of time, with this service department to honor the repair. [xxx] copied the service work order sheet and gave me a copy of it. There was no mention or notation of a phone call ever been made, on it. [xxx] and [xxx], service managers at james martin Chevrolet 6250 woodward ave. Detroit, Michigan 48202, refuse to honor the airbag repair although they are repairing other model airbags daily on a open safety recall from the nstb. General Motors representative [xxx] at 1-866-790-5600 extension [xxx] refuses to honor the repair although he has open recalls on other models for the same issue. Since General Motors has a history of exploding airbags causing crashes and several open recalls on several models, I am certain that this one (2010 HHR) should be added to the list for safety concerns. Also, the running lights have a safety issue too, on almost all models the daytime running lamps and regular lights have the right headlight out. This is not a coincidence, it is a known design defect and all GM products from 2010 forward and should be recalled as the lights cause a safety hazard. In summation, I want the 2010 HHR recalled for their right headlights and their airbags. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #81

Sep 172014

HHR

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The vehicle stalled while stopped at an intersection. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Hannibal, MO, USA

problem #80

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 #79

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

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