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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,216 miles

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2005 Chevrolet SSR body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet SSR Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162011

SSR 8-cyl

  • 34,433 miles


Driver's inside door handle broke. Driver was able to exit by using door unlock function on keyfob, lowering window and reaching outside to open door. This worked for several weeks while I tried to work with the manufacturer to have them replace the defective door handle. Now the locking mechanism will not allow even this method of exit. Contacted manufacturer as vehicle only has 34,000 miles on it. They claim they have never heard of this type of problem; however, there are other reports on the internet which describe this problem. Manufacturer claims not under warranty since vehicle is a 2005. This is definitely a safety issue.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 312006

SSR 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
: the contact stated the inside handle on the driver's door fractured making it impossible to exit the vehicle from inside the vehicle. The dealership determined the part needed to be replaced, but the part has been on backorder for 6-8 weeks.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

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