definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,456 miles

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2010 Chevrolet HHR electrical problems

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2010 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 212014


  • 82,578 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the key was removed from the ignition without the vehicle being in park. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 14V171000(electrical system), however this failure continued to occur. The contact stated he was told by service rep at the dealer that a new ignition was not placed in his vehicle. However contact paper work states a ignition switch replacement. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,578.

- Mukwonheo, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 232012

HHR 4-cyl

  • 41,700 miles
I could not turn off the ignition after starting the car. Dealer who replaced the switch told me the "ignition had exploded, that happens all the time with this car." He would not show me the unit he had removed, and said "they have to send it the GM." It was not a GM warranty replacement. I had to pay the deductible for the aftermarket service contract.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 232012

HHR 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I was at walmart my key would not turn at all. I called a Chevy dealership they said that it was a recall but not on 2010 just 2009. I had the ignition switch replaced at my cost. Today January 31 my key will not come out of the ignition switch which I'm for sure is defective parts on gms account this is a problem that many owners of complained on all over google.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 122011

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
I went to turn of my car after taking my wife to work, and the ignition would not turn off. I had to sit in my car for 5 hrs at the repair shop till they opened. This repair cost me $452 was told that the ignition was bad and the housing that the tumlers set in was bad. The traction light comes on and after about 2 min will go off. Tire monitor for tire pressure comes on and goes off now it is off for the left rear tire.

- Clanton, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 302011

HHR 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Key stuck in ignition in 2010 HHR. Could not turn car off or remove key. Had to take to dealership to have a new ignition put in. This is a known problem by GMC, but they will not cover repairs or issue recall. The ignition switches they use are defected and should be recalled. Should not fail on new vehicles. Could be a danger and cause harm.

- Kemp, TX, USA

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