really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 242007

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


In February 2007 I was in an automobile accident while I was driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. I was driving on interstate 95 southbound near wilmington, Delaware. Someone entering the highway from and on ramp pulled directly in front of me while I was driving. When I hit the brakes on the HHR, the car pulled sharply to the right. The more I braked, the more the car pulled to the right. I lost control of the car and I ended up driving across two lane perpendicular to the traffic and I hit a van head on. No one was injured but my HHR was totaled. I feel that the brakes on the HHR were defective and the way they pulled to one side instead of stopping straight caused me to crash. I reported this to Chevrolet after the crash but nothing was done as far a a recall or anything. In fact, I read about a similar problem when the 2006 HHR was received on edmonds.com. The author of the review expressed that he thought that the HHR's braking was dangerous.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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