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CHEVROLET HHR - 2006 CHEVROLET HHR Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 783 complaints filed for the 2006 CHEVROLET HHR

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2006 CHEVROLET HHR. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2006 CHEVROLET HHR, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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VISIBILITY

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: DOORS: LATCH

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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EQUIPMENT: ELECTRICAL: AIR CONDITIONER

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: EXHAUST SYSTEM: EMISSION CONTROL: CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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EQUIPMENT: ELECTRICAL: RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

1/27/2011 - KELLER, TX
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.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/23/2011 - MYRTLE BEACH, SC
POWER STEERING WENT OUT TURNING. MADE IT HARD TO STEER, ALMOST HIT ANOTHER CAR. YOU CAN CUT CAR OFF TO RESTART THE PS.

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STEERING

1/20/2011 - KISSIMMEE, FL
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2006 CHEVROLET HHR. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE POWER STEERING MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO STEER; THE CHECK ENGINE AND POWER STEERING WARNING LIGHTS WOULD ILLUMINATE. THE CONTACT PULLED OFF THE ROAD, TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE TO REGAIN POWER STEERING; HOWEVER THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT CONTINUED TO ILLUMINATE. THE CONTACT DID NOT INFORM THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WERE NO RELATED RECALLS. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 40,900 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 39,000. UPDATED 05/03/11 UPDATED 05/04/11

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