definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 032010

HHR 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Key stuck in ignition. Unable to remove without using the release button under the steering column. Taken to repair shop to see what the problem was. Was advised that the gear shift is not going completely into park, therefore the key will not release. Was also advised that my car is not locked in any one position, so while driving the shifter will switch from drive to natural. No work done to fostly, contacted dealer who advised same issue on 2009 HHR's and they are being recalled, but mo open recall on 2006 at this time.

- Lakewood, WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 272007

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The gear mechanism failed. He has attempted to place the gear position indicator in the park position and the engine will not shut off. This failure can cause the vehicle to shift out of gear on its on with or without the driver present. The dealer stated that it was a common problem. The current and failure mileages were 39000.****

- Fort Hood, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012007

HHR 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The contact's spouse owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the gear shift would occasionally stick or shift into any gear while driving at any speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the new part has been ordered. The current mileage was 11,400 and failure mileage was 11,000.

- Harrison, MI, USA

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