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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,703 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Chevrolet HHR transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012010


  • 10,998 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR lt. The contact stated that the vehicle would fail to start intermittently. In addition, the vehicle would slip gears with the illumination of the transmission warning light. The dealer indicated that there was a failure but was unable to diagnose the exact cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,998 and the current mileage was 17,572.

- Sallisaw, OK, USA

problem #3

Sep 272010


  • 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

Mar 012011


  • 11,536 miles
I have experienced the failure to shift from the park position into drive on a few occasions. Had to shut the car off, restart and then press the brake pedal down firmly and hold. Shift mechanism operated normally after that event. Not sure if this is a mechanical or electrical issue? I would suspect electrical.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 102010


  • miles
Three weeks ago my 2007 Chevy HHR began not shifting out of park. It takes at least 10 minutes each time I get in my car to shift into drive or reverse. I have tried everything. Now the only way I get it out of park is to turn to key forward and press on the brake and push in the button on the shifter. After about 5 minutes it will finally go into gear. I need to understand what the issue is and if so many people are dealing with the same issue why isn't there any help out there from the manufacturer or a recall to fix this?

- Lexington, KY, USA

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