fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,825 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR windows / windshield problems

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 062010


  • 27,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact noticed after rainy weather that there was a substantial amount of water on the front passenger side floorboard of water was at least four inches. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the water leak could possibly have come from the front windshield or sun roof. In addition, there was an intermittent loss of power steering. The vehicle had not been repaired for the defects. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- South Bay , FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 012011


  • 38,000 miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer states several problems with vehicle the consumer stated his sons vehicle had a severe shimmy in the steering wheel and became progressively worse when the brake was applied. The pads and rotors were replaced twice and the third time the rotors were machined, but the problem continued. There was also a strange noise coming from the front suspension, but the dealer was unable to pinpoint the problem. At 42,000 miles the air condition made a loud screeching noise for 2 minutes, then stopped working. At 68,000 miles, a metal skid plate had fallen from underneath the vehicle. Soon after, the exhaust was very loud. The vehicle was taken to the repair shop and the consumer was informed the catalytic converter had cracked. The vehicle lost power and a cylinder had to be replaced, the check engine light would come on and then go off, the temperature gauge did not work, so the air condition only worked if the check engine light was off. The door locks did not work, the radio worked intermittently, the sun visor would fall down at random times. There were times when the vehicle would not start. The consumer stated even with an alignment, new struts, shocks and good tires, the vehicle continually pulled to the right.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 262008


  • 14,300 miles
My brakes shimmied/ vibrated badly when my HHR had 14300 miles, ferris Chevrolet dealership turned, ground, the rotors to repair the problem on 07/30/07 at the same time the heater/ac fan switch was repaired on 9/28/08 with 28365 miles on my HHR the same problem was repaired at the dealership, the brakes should not shimmy and need repairing every 14000 miles, this need to be corrected with new improved rotors before their is a total brake failure we plan on keeping this car for a long time, who is going to pay to fix this!at the same time the heater/ac fan switch was repaired and the fan motor was replaced, we were told water leaks on the fan, we have had water leak thru the heater vents before.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 012006

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the vehicle has too many blind spots on all sides of the vehicle. Also for seeing out the front window is difficult to see out of due to the windshield being lower and the seat higher than on other vehicles. Due to this visibility issue the contact feels unsafe driving the vehicle.

- Easton, PA, USA

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