hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,916 miles

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2008 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 302014


  • 74,426 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while driving at unknown speed, the door ajar light illuminated. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of road, the doors were checked and secure. The contact continued to drive when the front passenger's door swung opened independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the door latch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,426.

- Cape Coil, FL, USA

problem #4

May 122009

HHR 4-cyl

  • 15,663 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the doors inside the vehicle could not be opened. As a result, the contact was locked inside the vehicle. The automatic lock button had to be pressed numerous times in order to open the doors. The dealer repaired the vehicle, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,663. The consumer stated the body and trim were defective, due to the door locks getting stuck half way and the doors would not unlock, the electrical system was also defective, as the radio and cd player were inoperative, and the engine would not start at times. Updated 09/17/14

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 022010


  • 72,400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. While the vehicle was parked, the contact attempted to get out of the vehicle when the driver side door handle broke. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that she needed to replace the entire door panel. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The current and failure mileages were 72,400.

- Dunnegan, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 162009


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated since purchasing the vehicle, all five doors and latches would not remain closed. At times when driving at speeds of at least 55 mph, the door would independently swing open. On one occasion, while traveling with a child passenger in a child restraint, the door closest to the child independently swung open. The contact stated she would have to use a rope to hold the doors closed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs or diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was 71,000 and the current was unknown.

- Bliss, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 222009


  • 31,091 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. The driver-side and passenger-side rear doors will not unlock from the inside and sometimes from the outside. He has to climb over the center console to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the body control module and the left front door latch were replaced. Also the lubrication was applied to the door latches and lock rods. Neither of these repairs have remedied the failure. The failure mileage was 31,091.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

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