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2006 Chevrolet HHR electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2006 Chevrolet HHR (Page 2 of 7)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 4
Average Mileage:
50,038 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR electrical problems

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #120

May 212013

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The power steering chimes and then the dashboard displays power steering. The wheel is becoming harder to turn especially in curves and making turns. On the highway the whole steering wheel almost gets so tight you can't get into another lane. On the street I can start the car and it will reset if I let it sit but then it will just chime again and go right back out. This is so frustrating because I contacted GM customer service on several occasions and the hold time is crazy 3-4 hrs listening to music and then being told that there is no recall on my car at this time but there is a lifetime warranty which the local dealership won't honor or even look at the car until they see it on Chevy website even though several reps have sent email notices to the GM local head mgr. They said we will look at this as a case by case. This is very very unsafe. It's not like GM is not aware of this issue, then being told that the parts are not available and the recall notices have not been sent out yet, and then being told after they fixed the ignition switch problem in my car and this was taking place at the same time that they could not look or do anything about this. GM is aware of this! I'm scared that I am going to be driving and lose complete control do I have to die before GM will take responsibility for this. Not like they are not aware of this issue because they are and it should be fixed! getting the run around is so frustrating when they had my car fixing the ignition switch that was on recall.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #119

Jun 082014

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. While starting the ignition, the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the power steering also failed. Three days later, the engine stalled while attempting to start the vehicle numerous times. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system); however, the part for the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000..... updated 08/05/14 the consumer stated while driving the vehicle lost power steering the power steering went on and off repeatedly while driving. Three days later the vehicle would not start. The starter was replaced which resolved the issue.the vehicle had a recall for the ignition not steering loss. Updated 08/11/2014

- South Bridge , MA, USA

problem #118

Jun 022014

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer would like to know, if he can take the vehicle, to a particular dealer.

- Edwards, MS, USA

problem #117

Jun 082014

HHR

  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Had the new key ignition system put in a week ago and got two new keys.under recall notice. Was shopping shut car off and car would not start again call for service and was told car would not detect new keys now, car back at dealers. To find out why it failed after only a week, dealer said didn't know why new system failed. Has to talk to GM.

- Mapleville, RI, USA

problem #116

Mar 012014

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that it was taking too long for the vehicle to be repaired under NHTSA campaign numbers 14V171000 (electrical system) and 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The dealer stated that the parts were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired and had not experienced a failure. Updated 08/14/14

- Niles, IL, USA

problem #115

Jun 062014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 91,020 miles
Steering power lost while you turn and power steering comes on.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #114

Jun 022014

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to waiting for parts to complete ignition switch recall notice. The consumer stated she has been waiting over a month.

- Cullen, LA, USA

problem #113

Feb 122014

HHR

  • 139,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that after numerous attempts, the vehicle failed to start. The contact was informed that the part for NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #112

May 172014

HHR

  • 154,798 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 65, the contact was cut off by another vehicle which caused the contact to lose control and crash into an embankment. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries. The contact attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) but was informed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 154,798.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #111

Apr 102013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
The vehicle lost power steering control. A chime sounded and a message appeared on the instrument panel. The power steering cuts out regularly since, every time the vehicle is driven. I have contacted GM numerous times, they insist that my vehicle is not included in the recent power steering recalls even though it uses the same exact power steering motor as the vehicles that are included (my local Chevrolet dealer has verified this and has contacted GM on my behalf too). I am frustrated and angry that GM is still neglecting to address this safety issue.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #110

Apr 202014

HHR

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V047000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the problem and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Olmsted Falls, OH, USA

problem #109

May 082014

HHR

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the power steering suddenly failed causing the steering wheel to become difficult to turn. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle would suddenly decelerate. The contact stated that the failures occurred after the vehicle was serviced for NHTSA recall campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Hopedale, OH, USA

problem #108

Apr 142014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side interior door handles became fractured and were not replaced. In addition, NHTSA campaign number 14V171000 (electrical system) was referenced however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Camden, NJ, USA

problem #107

Nov 222013

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice and reimbursement request form. The consumer stated she and her husband were involved in an accident, in which another motorist hit them and totaled the vehicle.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #106

May 012014

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch and lock cylinder issues. The consumer was informed the parts were not available, to rectify the recall.

- Haddonfield, NJ, USA

problem #105

Apr 212014

HHR

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V047000 (electrical system) and 14V171000 (electrical system) but was advised by the dealer that the parts needed to complete the repair were not available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #104

May 012014

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle power steering and starter failure. Consumer seeks financial assistance.

- Silsbee, TX, USA

problem #103

Jul 272008

HHR 4-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet HHR. Consumer requests vehicle recall information updates. The consumer stated his son, along with three of his friends were killed in an accident. The cause was not identified, since the accident happened on July 27, 2008.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #102

Dec 012013

HHR

  • 85,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that while he drove at approximately 65 to 70 mph the steering failed without warning. The contact was able to control the steering wheel with force. The failure was experienced several times. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to the local mechanic whom performed a diagnostic which located the failure at the ignition coil and module. The vehicle was repaired the ignition coil and module was replace. The manufacturer advised the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) the failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 96,000.

- North Bridge, CA, USA

problem #101

Feb 062014

HHR

  • 180,000 miles
Fuel leak in front of drivers side rear wheel. This is completely unacceptable in an 8 year old vehicle. The fuel line corroded and leaked heavily, cost me $254.22 to replace this faulty gas line. I am obviously not the only person this has happened to. I have also had all the other typical problems such as the key will not release from ignition, bad rotors, loose front end bushings and excessive front end vibration over typical street cracks. Broken drivers side interior door handle, cracked windshield...... updated 10/22/2014

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

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