chevrolet hhr Problems

chevrolet hhr 2008 Complaints

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the instrument panel does not indicate when the doors are ajar. the doors lock; however, the instrument panel does not warn that the doors are not closed completely. the dealer and manufacturer stated that nothing could be done. the failure mileage was 206 and current mileage is 3,100. updated 01/29/08 *bf

Reported in: HOPE AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D48S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that he was locked inside his vehicle for approximately three to three and a half hours with no way out. onstar attempted to get the contact out, but was unsuccessful. only the rear latch would open from the outside. aaa was able to open one of the doors. the following day, the contact had to have a friend let him out of the back door of the vehicle. the dealer stated that they did not know what caused the malfunction. the vehicle is currently in the shop. the current and failure mileages were approximately 3,638. updated 03-04-08 *bf

Reported in: DAYTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D88S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact's vehicle caught fire while parked at his residence. the fire department stated that the fire originated from the battery compartment, located directly above the fuel system. a fire report was filed. the manufacturer was notified and the contact is waiting for an investigator to inspect the vehicle. he has pictures of the vehicle in its current condition. the current and failure mileages were 3,000.

Reported in: OKLAHOMA CITY OK || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D68S

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

my brand new chevy hhr will allow rocks and road debris to ruin the radiator and the a/c condenser then they will not fix under warranty. this car will keep having this problem, i cant keep buying 600 dollar radiators every 3 months.

Reported in: WADSWORTH OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr ss. when the vehicle is started in cold weather, the braking system takes approximately one minute to function. the brakes use an optimized assist and the brakes would respond slowly. it causes the brakes to respond slowly. the contact is concerned that the vehicle will be unable to stop immediately in the case of an emergency. the manufacturer is aware of the failure, but are not making consumers aware. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer on january 24, 2008 for repairs. the dealer did not replace any components. the manufacturer was notified and stated that the dealer could reference the tsb for that particular failure. the contact informed the manufacturer that a tsb repair was unacceptable. the manufacturer sent out an investigator, but he could not recommend a repair for the failure. the current mileage was 2,000 and failure mileage was 8. updated 04-03-08 *bf the consumer stated when he first gets into the vehicle, and places te vehicle into reverse, the power brakes would not work for a short period of time. the brake pedal is hard to press to midway point, and then the brakes pulsate. after the vehicle has ran for about 30 seconds to a minute, the power brakes brakes began to work fine. it is only when the vehicle seets for an extended perioed of time does the problem arise.

Reported in: MESA AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X58S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving 15 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle kept moving. the brake pedal stiffened. approximately ten seconds later, the vehicle stopped. the failure has occurred twelve times. the dealer reprogrammed the ecm; however, the failure still occurs. the dealer stated that this was normal for the vehicle. the current and failure mileages were 2,500.

Reported in: HAWTHORNE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X48S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:HYDRAULIC

hhr ss has a hard pedal and does not stop easily on in a normal distance. this has occurred 4 times after sitting in cold weather for an extended period. it takes about a minute of warm-up to have the hard pedal-non braking to correct to normal.

Reported in: FLINT MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X48S

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

car stalls while turning, it has been back to the dealership many times they can't find duplicate or fix the problem and have not given me a loaner car.

Reported in: SARASOTA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P08S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr super sport. each morning while driving various speeds, the brakes do not stop the vehicle when the pedal is depressed. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer three times for this failure and the contact was provided with tsb number 0805220001. the current mileage was 3,685 and failure mileage was 7. updated 09/16/08 *bf the consumer stated the problem only happened with the first application of the brakes. when going downhill, the failed did not want to stop when coming to a stop sign. updated 09/18/08. *jb

Reported in: HELOTES TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X78S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

when the vehicle sits overnight or a long period of time there will be no brakes or a very hard peddle when started for at least 30 sec to 1 min. i almost ran into garage door but managed to stop the vehicle using the emergency brake. this has occurred 3 times since i purchased the vehicle 3 weeks ago current mileage is 653. vehicle has been at the service dept. 2 times for the tsb but now the dealer and gm says they have no fix for this issue.

Reported in: SPRING HILL TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X78S

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

2008 chevy hhr with a burning hair odor intermittently. consumer states that the vehicle also stopped running. she states that when it shut off he had no brakes or steering. *kb the consumer also stated there was a problem with the speakers. *jb

Reported in: LAKEWOOD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P08S

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2008 chevy hhr with a burning hair odor intermittently. consumer states that the vehicle also stopped running. she states that when it shut off he had no brakes or steering. *kb the consumer also stated there was a problem with the speakers. *jb

Reported in: LAKEWOOD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P08S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2008 chevy hhr with a burning hair odor intermittently. consumer states that the vehicle also stopped running. she states that when it shut off he had no brakes or steering. *kb the consumer also stated there was a problem with the speakers. *jb

Reported in: LAKEWOOD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P08S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes are hard on cold start on my 2008 chevrolet hhr ss turbo. almost had an accident because of this. it's in for the second time because their programming didn't work. i heard that the pontiac solstice and saturn sky has the same problem. thank you, pat

Reported in: HUDSON WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chevy hhr ss with 13000 miles on it. i have had it in the shop three times for brakes not working. the problems are that the pads coming delaminated and the turbo pulling the vacuum from the brakes. after checking on various web sites like edmonds, i have found that this is common problem.

Reported in: EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X28S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 hhr ss with 200 miles, brakes fail to work at all when car is first started in the mornings. dealer finds no problem. anti-lock brakes engage but do not work. dealer has reprogrammed the computer with the same problem still existing. this is a major defect. dealer instructed us to drive the vehicle to get fixed. we had it towed.

Reported in: RENTON WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X38S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 hhr ss turbo - dealer replaced previous 2008 hhr ss turbo that had braking issues at 200 mile. this new car has same exact problem. at startup after the car has been sitting for about 10 hours the brakes do not have enough vacuum inorder to work properly. you have to wait about 120 seconds before there enough vacuum to engage the brakes. until enough vacuum is present the brakes fail to stop the vehicle on any kind of minimal slope. dealer has upgraded the software per the manufacturer recommendation but the problem still exists. dealer recommend that the user sit for 60 seconds before removing the vehicle from park. this is unacceptable and a safety hazard. i have tried two separate vehicles that are identical and they both have the same problem. the is a fix for the saturn sky and pontiac solstice i am told but none for the chevy.

Reported in: RENTON WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X88S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 hhr ss, on startup, power assist brakes do not function properly for 30-90 seconds, after which they work properly. this was first identified when i started my vehicle and began exiting my driveway the other day. a dog ran in front of my car, and i had to apply an exceptional amount of force to the brakes to keep from hitting the animal. after some web research (see especially http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17740), it appears that this is a common problem for the vehicle, and so i believe it is important that you intervene on behalf of public safety to get general motors to resolve the issue quickly.

Reported in: MOSS BEACH CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA73XX8S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

when you start our new chevrolet hhr ss cold and drive off to quickly the brake pedal is rock hard and won't stop the car very well. issue goes away once the engine is warmed up. dealer says normal for this car and i say no way.

Reported in: MISSION VIEJO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X88S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 hhr ss, that has a braking problem when first started or has set for approx. 8 hours. i have almost ran out of our parking lot into traffic. i have had it in the dealership twice. first time they reprogrammed the ecm. problem continues and the second time, i was told that the factory says this is a normal characteristic of the 2.0 engine and turbo. the dealership gave me a copy of service bulletin and at the end ,it states (do not attempt to repair or replace any parts for what is considered normal operation of the ohb). bulletin number is 07-05-22-002. the second bulletin number give to me by the dealership is 08-05-22-001. the following optimized hydraulic brake (ohb) #1-ratchet sound coming from the brake system during ohb activation. #2-brake pedal movement or pulsation when ohb is active. #3-increased brake pedal effort under low brake booster vacuum. #4-change in brake pedal effort when ohb is active. #5-frequent brake stops may result in ohb activation. #6-high altitude driving may result in ohb activation. the way i read all this is when ohb activates, you may have braking problems. i have talked to two different people in customer service and all i could get out of them was (this is normal characteristics of the hhr with turbo). the dealership contacted gm and they say the same thing and there is not a cure for this problem and it is normal for the turbo models. i guess when a few people gets killed they may try to find a fix. my vehicle now has less than 3000 miles and i noticed the problem around 100 or so miles. i have owned 25 gm vehicles in my days and this is the first having normal characteristics for not stopping. if you have an accident and possibly kill someone, how can you explain this to the police, when the police gets in the car and the ohb is not activated and the brake pedal seems normal, you are in trouble and may never prove at that time the brakes honestly did fail. if gm can,t fix the problem they should buy the cars back.

Reported in: ARCHDALE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X18S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i am having a problem with the brakes on my new 2008 chevrolet hhr/ss. when first applying brakes after initial start-up and after sitting long enough for vacuum to leak down. there is an increased effort to apply and travel of pedal is also increased. pedal is spongy and booster is inoperative until vacuum is restored by revving engine or driving a short distance. this vehicle is equipped with a turbo and vacuum/boost gauge. the initial vacuum is dropped when applying brake. it has been in for this problem twice, left overnight both times, and duplicated both times. the dealer reprogrammed computer per service letter. the second time they supposedly ordered a mastercylinder but still no parts have been changed, probably not even examined! now they tell me this is normal operation and i tell them it's not! the dealer service mgr. has told me that gm knows about this but have no repair available. he blames it on the turbo! it is surely a vacuum leak or booster problem yet they seem unable to understand! i have been a mechanic for 30+ years and i know this is dangerous and needs to be repaired before someone gets hurt! the dealer doesn't even want me to bring it back in as they say "it cannot be fixed, it is a design problem!"

Reported in: TEXARKANA TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X78S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chevy hhr ss turbo with automatic transmission it has only about 1400 miles on it, and i have had it back to the dealership 3 times for the brakes. after sitting for a period of time, like overnight or while at work for 12 hours when i first get into the car the brakes don't work. they are very hard and have to be pumped several times before they work. i done my research and chevy is aware of the problem but don't have the fix available yet. i was told by the dealership that i'll just have to live with it. not an acceptable answer. hopefully i won't get in a wreck because of it. the dealership is making me bring the rent a car back and making me drive an unsafe vehicle.

Reported in: DELTONA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X38S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

car has hardly any brakes in the mornings or after it has sit for a while. they work fine after driving for a bit. this is unsafe. we've almost slid out into the street backing down our steep driveway on several occasions. have been to dealership twice, first time they reprogrammed brake control module, second time they said it was normal operation, i about blew a gasket, is it normal for your brakes not to work properly? i am very unhappy with the car.

Reported in: WOODWARD OK || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X98S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while backing out of the driveway, the contact noticed that maximum pressure needed to be applied to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that it was performing normally. the speed and failure mileage were unknown. the current mileage was 5,198.

Reported in: WICKENBURG AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X28S

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

i have a 2008 hhr ss with the 2.0l turbo engine that in my opinion has a severe brake problem. when the car starts up after being left off for a period of time the brakes do not apply pressure properly making it difficult to stop. most times the problem goes away as the car warms up and is being driven. i took the vehicle to the dealership and they programmed the vehicles computer and told me that was the fix. they described the fix as adjusting the anti-lock brakes to compensate for the loss of pressure. this only helped slightly and now when the engine is cold if i apply pressure to the brakes i can feel the abs pulsating and even with full pressure applied the car jerks when stopped and even inches forward when at stop lights and stop signs until the car has warmed up for at least a few minutes. i do not think the "fix" of programming the vehicles computer is adequate and when i called back about the problems after the dealership applied their fix they told me that is all they can do. they also said they have had many reported issues of drivers of the same vehicle having similar problems so it appears to be wide spread enough to constitute a permanent fix.

Reported in: LOCKPORT IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my 2008 chevy hhr ss brakes do not have power assist on a cold start. after thirty seconds or more the brakes work fine. unless i wait for the brakes to warm up there is not enough brake power to stop the vehicle in a normal manner. it seems to take twice as long to stop. when i apply the brakes the pedal goes to the floor and vibrates. gm says this is a normal characteristic of the vehicle and that is does not pose a safety issue. i disagree, if a drive neglects to let the brakes "warm up" he or she could potentially run a child over or just not stop in time to avoid an accident. this is only an issue on the ss models.

Reported in: IRVINGTON KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X48S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes do not work correctly and brake pedal goes to floor after car has been parked for any extended time (overnight, etc..) brakes fail to stop vehicle, and there have been 3 barely avoided accidents. car has been taken to dealership where gm disallowed any further action to be taken due to their technical bulletin saying that the defect is a characteristic of the car.

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X28S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chevy 2008 hhr ss inadequate brake power assist. extremely hard pedal during first 3-5 minutes fails to stop car during this period.

Reported in: FREMONT NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X08S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

chevy hhr 2008 - complete electrical failure while attempting to enter traffic from home depot parking lot. couldn't unlock doors or window to escape vehicle. called 911 fairfield ct, fire dept responded to open vehicle. trapped inside for 15 minutes. problem with car's fuse box, cutting off all electrical power just 10 minutes earlier traveling at 60 mph on i-95.

Reported in: N FT MYERS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D28S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

i currently own a 2008 chevy hhr that i purchased in august. my complaint is on the back passenger doors. in several occassions my kids have not closed the doors hard enough, and the doors have stayed open. the car has failed to inform me. we only noticed because we can hear the wind as i am driving faster. also in testing the car, the door wasn't even on the hatch and the car still did not warn of the door being open and the car was in movement. while no accident or death has occurred yet, this a is problem that could result in someone's death.

Reported in: SUNRISE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D48S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

after purchase of a new 2008 hhr on 22 september 2008, i drove the vehicle home and upon getting into it the next morning i backed out of my garage and notice a very soft brake pedal. i then started down the drive way and when attempting to stop at the street the vehicle's brakes would not comply with my brake pressure and the vehicle proceeded into the street. this became a routine situation upon "cold startup's" and when reported to the dealer,(john donoghue chevrolet, whiteville, nc) after several poor stops, my salesman advised "yeah we know about it as we've had the same problem on 2008 solstices". when confronted with a possible fix he advised that " a part on the turbo fixes the problem." i made arrangements to have the car serviced upon my return from vacation on or about 26 oct 08. i dropped the car off with the service writer/manager and no mention was made as to poten tial problems fixing the car. upon my return several hours later i was advised by the service manager that the problem is systemic to 2008 turbo engines and general motors doesn't want to recall the cars. the dealership service manager provided me with a service bulletin that gm put out as a potential "fix" but he refused to service the car. i took the vehicle to another chevrolet dealership and they readjusted the computer, per the bulletin; however, the vehicle still does not stop properly on cold startup. gm customer service personnel and the bulletin advised that "they are working on the issue."

Reported in: BOLIVIA NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X88S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

after purchase of a new 2008 hhr on 22 september 2008, i drove the vehicle home and upon getting into it the next morning i backed out of my garage and notice a very soft brake pedal. i then started down the drive way and when attempting to stop at the street the vehicle's brakes would not comply with my brake pressure and the vehicle proceeded into the street. this became a routine situation upon "cold startup's" and when reported to the dealer,(john donoghue chevrolet, whiteville, nc) after several poor stops, my salesman advised "yeah we know about it as we've had the same problem on 2008 solstices". when confronted with a possible fix he advised that " a part on the turbo fixes the problem." i made arrangements to have the car serviced upon my return from vacation on or about 26 oct 08. i dropped the car off with the service writer/manager and no mention was made as to poten tial problems fixing the car. upon my return several hours later i was advised by the service manager that the problem is systemic to 2008 turbo engines and general motors doesn't want to recall the cars. the dealership service manager provided me with a service bulletin that gm put out as a potential "fix" but he refused to service the car. i took the vehicle to another chevrolet dealership and they readjusted the computer, per the bulletin; however, the vehicle still does not stop properly on cold startup. gm customer service personnel and the bulletin advised that "they are working on the issue."

Reported in: BOLIVIA NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X88S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

just bought an 2008 hhr 18000 miles on it drove it home then went to go out and now the ignition key won't turn. key just goes in and out. the 800 service people no help just said jiggle keys and keep turning the steering wheel to get the key to turn... any answers out there??? think they need a recall after reading so many problems the hhr ignition switch has... some even say they can't get it to shutoff and they keys are stuck.

Reported in: NEWPORT WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13DX8S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes lose vacuum when car sits for a while. on a cold start there is little braking power until the vacuum builds up. the dealership has been unable to correct the problem due to the fact gm does not have a fix for it. i have had the car 6 months with no fix. it's unsafe and i have a major concern due to having teenage drivers.

Reported in: DULUTH GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X98S

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving approximately 45 mph, the contact struck a patch of black ice and the vehicle rolled over 3 or 4 times. she struck the side of her head on the side window and stated that her head became numb. she went to the hospital the same day and the doctor informed her that the injuries were minor; however, she needed to visit her physician. the other passenger also sustained minor injuries. the vehicle sustained major damage to the windows and the front end. the air bags failed to deploy. a police report was filed. the vehicle was towed to the shop. the dealer and manufacturer have not been notified. the current and failure mileages were 9,200.

Reported in: LONDON OH || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNCA13D28S

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. when attempting to apply pressure to the brake pedal at 15 mph, the vehicle would not stop and stalled simultaneously without warning. the contact crashed into another vehicle and was towed to the dealer. there were no injuries. the cause of the failure has not been identified. he has a copy of the police report. the failure and current mileages were 8,000. updated 03/23/09. *lj the consumer stated the engine failed right before the brakes were applied. updated 03/24/09.*jb

Reported in: DADE CITY FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA53P58S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. when attempting to apply pressure to the brake pedal at 15 mph, the vehicle would not stop and stalled simultaneously without warning. the contact crashed into another vehicle and was towed to the dealer. there were no injuries. the cause of the failure has not been identified. he has a copy of the police report. the failure and current mileages were 8,000. updated 03/23/09. *lj the consumer stated the engine failed right before the brakes were applied. updated 03/24/09.*jb

Reported in: DADE CITY FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA53P58S

AIR BAGS

i was driving a 2008 chevy hhr and was involved in a rollover accident. no airbags deployed and i understand there was a recall by gm of certain 2008 gm hhr models for issues with roof rail airbags. i am wondering why no airbags deployed in my rollover accident.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

STEERING

no crashes, 22000 miles on the car. heard this noise for about 2000 miles before i took it in. 1. front end suspension popping noise 2. they told me that intermediate steering shaft needed replaced. three weeks later, i will have to take it back again this week. the problem has come back.

Reported in: DOUGLASVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D38S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

popping, cracking, grinding sound and car vibrating upon applying brakes. very hard to get car to stop took it to the dealer they said something was loose under the car and they had to cut and piece it back together. sound stopped for about 2 weeks and is back worse than before have had the car for 10 months 8,400 miles on it. i am afraid to drive it because i don't want to hurt myself or anyone else i am actually looking at buying and older car to drive around in.

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D18S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chevy hhr. four months after receiving the vehicle, i noticed that the brakes were squealing excessively. additionally, it was pulling to the right when stopping. i took it into val-mark chevrolet, new braunfels, texas. i was told that they could really find anything wrong other than the front pads were wearing unevenly. they were replaced. in december of 08, i took my car to champion chevrolet, corpus christi, texas complaining of the same problem. they advised the back rotors were warped and needed to be resurfaced. that was done. i have just taken my car back in to val-mark. now the front rotors are warped and need to be resurfaced. mr. jim robinson of val-mark says that i will need to pay for the resurfacing. it is my contention that this is an ongoing problem and should be covered. additionally, i feel resurfacing in only putting a bandaid on the problem. the dealership has now changed positions and states that the front pad were not replaced for uneven ware, but only as a goodwill gesture.

Reported in: CANYON LAKE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13DX8S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

gauge shows you are going 120mph, has happened 4 times, last for a few hours to a few days. not safe not knowing what speed you are driving.

Reported in: PITTSFORD MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P98S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

twice in the first 30000 miles a pulsating feeling in the brake peddle had developed. the dealer said the front rotors were warped. the fix was to turn the rotors. the next time they will have to be replaced. this need for brake service every 15,000 miles is not right. the next time this happens the car will not be under warranty and will cause me to incur a considerable expense.

Reported in: CHARLTON MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33PX8S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that whenever she starts the vehicle and drives forward or backwards, there is no braking power. when the brake pedal is depressed, the vehicle continues to move. she must pump the brake pedal with much force in order for the vehicle to stop. on one occasion, the failure caused her to rear-end another vehicle. there were no injuries and the speed was unknown. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer at least four times, but they cannot determine the cause of the failure. the dealer provided her with a brochure to keep in her vehicle in case of a crash, which stated that she has been experiencing brake failure and was not at fault for the crash. the failure mileage was 7,350.

Reported in: NORTON WV || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNCA63X58S

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the entire rear passenger side tail light unit melted. the driver's side tail light is next to the gas tank and she is concerned about her vehicle exploding. the dealer advised her to bring in the vehicle for repair. the failure mileage was 7,000.

Reported in: EL PASEO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

after a side collision my car rolled and landed on the passenger side of the vehicle. my 2008 hhr ls has no side airbags, however it has driver and passenger airbags and these did no deploy even though my car also has substantial frontal damage from the roll.

Reported in: WATERFORD CA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA13D58S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

car was approx 4 months old and brakes started squeaking-took into dealer-they turned the rotors-fixed for about 2 wks - its back again and now when i apply brakes the front end of the car shakes violently. i am scared to drive this vehicle. i've tried to enter several times - it will not take it.

Reported in: HOUSE SPRINGS MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION

car was approx 4 months old and brakes started squeaking-took into dealer-they turned the rotors-fixed for about 2 wks - its back again and now when i apply brakes the front end of the car shakes violently. i am scared to drive this vehicle. i've tried to enter several times - it will not take it.

Reported in: HOUSE SPRINGS MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

so far it has happened twice my wife leaving work the car stalled. first time her speed was aprox. 40 mph, 10 minutes into her drive. the next day we took the 2008 chevy hhr to the dealer in chino california on feb,26,2009 .they kept the car for a couple of days,and could not find a problem. second time her speed was aprox, 35 mph, 5 minutes into her drive. date june 30,2009. both times see was able to coast over to the side of the road. and both times the car started right away with no indication of trouble.

Reported in: FONTANA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the key would not turn in the ignition. in addition, the steering wheel and gear shift would lock. the dealer could not duplicate the failures. the manufacturer stated that the failure was a common issue with her model vehicle; however, there were no recalls. general motors advised the contact to drive into a parking spot in a straight position and ensure that the wheels were also straight. afterwards, the contact was informed to wiggle the key. after ten minutes, she was able to remove the key from the ignition, but the vehicle would not start once she inserted the key again. the failure mileage was 11,377 and current mileage was 24,000. updated 8/18/09 *cn the dealer replaced the ignition lock cylinder. updated 08/21/09.*jb

Reported in: RICHMOND MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

SEATS

2008 hhr ss faulty brakes from cold start. excessive frontal brake dust. serviced at 2000 miles. serviced again at 17,000 miles needing new brakes.dealership says this is normal condition. my ss model has 2 different front seats which dealership says this is normal .speed control floats,slow to respond..originally froze at 70mph. i did receive a citation for speeding cuz of malfunctioned. l/f /f and r/f tire pressure readings are reversed according to the ip. very irate 30 year gm employee who paid cash for this mess.

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X58S

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2008 hhr ss faulty brakes from cold start. excessive frontal brake dust. serviced at 2000 miles. serviced again at 17,000 miles needing new brakes.dealership says this is normal condition. my ss model has 2 different front seats which dealership says this is normal .speed control floats,slow to respond..originally froze at 70mph. i did receive a citation for speeding cuz of malfunctioned. l/f /f and r/f tire pressure readings are reversed according to the ip. very irate 30 year gm employee who paid cash for this mess.

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X58S

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

2008 hhr ss faulty brakes from cold start. excessive frontal brake dust. serviced at 2000 miles. serviced again at 17,000 miles needing new brakes.dealership says this is normal condition. my ss model has 2 different front seats which dealership says this is normal .speed control floats,slow to respond..originally froze at 70mph. i did receive a citation for speeding cuz of malfunctioned. l/f /f and r/f tire pressure readings are reversed according to the ip. very irate 30 year gm employee who paid cash for this mess.

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X58S

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

2008 hhr ss faulty brakes from cold start. excessive frontal brake dust. serviced at 2000 miles. serviced again at 17,000 miles needing new brakes.dealership says this is normal condition. my ss model has 2 different front seats which dealership says this is normal .speed control floats,slow to respond..originally froze at 70mph. i did receive a citation for speeding cuz of malfunctioned. l/f /f and r/f tire pressure readings are reversed according to the ip. very irate 30 year gm employee who paid cash for this mess.

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X58S

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

2008 hhr ss faulty brakes from cold start. excessive frontal brake dust. serviced at 2000 miles. serviced again at 17,000 miles needing new brakes.dealership says this is normal condition. my ss model has 2 different front seats which dealership says this is normal .speed control floats,slow to respond..originally froze at 70mph. i did receive a citation for speeding cuz of malfunctioned. l/f /f and r/f tire pressure readings are reversed according to the ip. very irate 30 year gm employee who paid cash for this mess.

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X58S

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

my vehicle was hit broadside squarely on the drivers door. vehicles traveling about 25-30 mph. during collision drivers head struck door frame. the side airbags did not deploy. vehicle has not been repaired yet.

Reported in: JONESBORO GA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GCDA35P18S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

ignition switch locked.

Reported in: CHESTER VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53PX8S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

ignition lock assembly failed and car would not turn off - key was stuck in the "on" position.

Reported in: NEW BERLIN WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D18S

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

tl*- the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr.the contact stated that while driving 50 mph, she struck a small piece of debris from the road, which subsequently punctured the transfer case. as a consequence the risk of vehicle crash was increased. the vehicle was towed to the dealership and the technician concluded that because the shield was missing, the debris was able to puncture the transfer case. the transmission, gasket, and transmission fluid was replaced. the current and failure mileage was 27,031- updated 10/09/09 *cn updated 10/16/09

Reported in: RICHMOND MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

VISIBILITY

backing out of parking space bumped into pedestrian that was in vehicle's blind spot.

Reported in: WESTERVILLE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D88S

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while examining the vehicle, he noticed that the rear bumper paint was corroded. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the technician concluded that in order to prevent corrosion, running boards needed to be installed. the vehicle is in the process of being repaired. the current and failure mileages were 21000.

Reported in: POLK OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D78S

AIR BAGS

my wife was driving the car getting off the interstate when she hydroplaned she hit the cement wall at about 35-40mph head on pushed the bumper back about 6-8 in no air bag deployment is this right?

Reported in: FAIRVIEW TN || Crash: Y || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my mother experienced shaking and pulling to the side when applying the brakes. i told her to take it to chevy for repairs. they put new rotors and brake pads on the car at my expense. i am a mechanic and it is not normal for the friction pad to be missing on the brakes, that is a part failure not wear and tear. i have the parts taken off my car in september when the repair occurred, that proves my statement. two months later this same problem is occurring again. i contacted chevy and they said it was normal wear and tear. i feel the new rotors are warped. also i have complained to chevy several times because when the car is first started the brakes are hard. if a small child walks out there could be a fatality due to this failure. i am in the military and live on post with many young children and the sidewalk goes by my house. i have seen several complaints online about the brakes being hard upon starting the vehicle made by other owners of the chevy hhr's.

Reported in: FORT CAMPBELL KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X48S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

right rear door lock inop.

Reported in: PENSACOLA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P88S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2008 chevy hhr, stall 5 times, electrical system failed, no hazard light to warned other drivers of vehicle present.

Reported in: BRONX NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P78S

POWER TRAIN

2008 chevy hhr, stall 5 times, electrical system failed, no hazard light to warned other drivers of vehicle present.

Reported in: BRONX NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P78S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

tl* 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.

Reported in: MANSFIELD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D08S

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

2008 hhr-chevrolet. manual transmission. driving down the road and the top half of the gear shift knob came off and fell into the drivers side floor and under the brake pedal. i was just extremely lucky it was early in the morning and i was in the right hand lane where i could down shift to slow down and pull over to the side of the road to remove the top of the knob. when i called the dealer to bring it in he said there was somebody standing right in front of him with the same problem.

Reported in: PALM HARBOR FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33D38S

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that as she was driving approximately 5 mph in reverse, the side passenger curtain air bags deployed. the seat belt was pulled so tight and the driver was injured. the vehicle did not hit anyone nor was it struck. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. there was no diagnosis when the complaint was filed. the gm manufacturer was called and is investigating the failure. the vehicle was only taken into the dealer for routine maintenance prior to the failure. the failure mileage was 35,430.

Reported in: LYNNWOOD WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P68S

STEERING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while the vehicle was traveling 55 mph with the cruise control engaged the vehicle suddenly shut off, causing the contact to coast the vehicle to a stop. also in a separate incident , while the contact was attempting to make a u-turn traveling at a speed of 8 mph he noticed that the power steering light had appeared on the dashboard. moments later the power steering no longer functioned. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for both incidents where the contact was informed that neither failure could be reproduced. the failure mileage was 52000 and the current mileage is 56000.

Reported in: BROOKINGS OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P18S

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while the vehicle was traveling 55 mph with the cruise control engaged the vehicle suddenly shut off, causing the contact to coast the vehicle to a stop. also in a separate incident , while the contact was attempting to make a u-turn traveling at a speed of 8 mph he noticed that the power steering light had appeared on the dashboard. moments later the power steering no longer functioned. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for both incidents where the contact was informed that neither failure could be reproduced. the failure mileage was 52000 and the current mileage is 56000.

Reported in: BROOKINGS OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P18S

SUSPENSION

we own a 2008 hhr and it has been nothing but trouble . first when we purchased the car in dec 2008 it had 23,000 miles on it. two months after we got the car we had to replace both front rotors on it and after fighting with gm they agreed to pay for the rotors. at this time they told us that the car needed new tires and a front end alignment at 26,000 miles . then just two months ago at 61,000 miles it had a rumbling noise in the front end ,the drivetrain was still under warrenty.the dealer told me that the right side axle bearing was bad and they replaced it,and also at this time they told us that the lower ball joint needed to be replaced at a cost to us of over $400.00 . just last week the rumbling noise returned , i returned the car to the dealer again and they told us that this the left axle bearing was bad, warranty also covered this repair. also they said that the car needed the front rotors turned and new brake pads on it .my wife hit a pothole about three weeks ago and bent the wheel . cost to replace the wheel was $150.00 . when i rotated the tires as per gms advice i noticed that the right front strut was leaking ,and as well as the left rear shock absorber. the only thing i like about this car was its looks. so next week we are going to buy a ford focus.. its no wonder gm had to have the government bail them out...

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

we own a 2008 hhr and it has been nothing but trouble . first when we purchased the car in dec 2008 it had 23,000 miles on it. two months after we got the car we had to replace both front rotors on it and after fighting with gm they agreed to pay for the rotors. at this time they told us that the car needed new tires and a front end alignment at 26,000 miles . then just two months ago at 61,000 miles it had a rumbling noise in the front end ,the drivetrain was still under warrenty.the dealer told me that the right side axle bearing was bad and they replaced it,and also at this time they told us that the lower ball joint needed to be replaced at a cost to us of over $400.00 . just last week the rumbling noise returned , i returned the car to the dealer again and they told us that this the left axle bearing was bad, warranty also covered this repair. also they said that the car needed the front rotors turned and new brake pads on it .my wife hit a pothole about three weeks ago and bent the wheel . cost to replace the wheel was $150.00 . when i rotated the tires as per gms advice i noticed that the right front strut was leaking ,and as well as the left rear shock absorber. the only thing i like about this car was its looks. so next week we are going to buy a ford focus.. its no wonder gm had to have the government bail them out...

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we own a 2008 hhr and it has been nothing but trouble . first when we purchased the car in dec 2008 it had 23,000 miles on it. two months after we got the car we had to replace both front rotors on it and after fighting with gm they agreed to pay for the rotors. at this time they told us that the car needed new tires and a front end alignment at 26,000 miles . then just two months ago at 61,000 miles it had a rumbling noise in the front end ,the drivetrain was still under warrenty.the dealer told me that the right side axle bearing was bad and they replaced it,and also at this time they told us that the lower ball joint needed to be replaced at a cost to us of over $400.00 . just last week the rumbling noise returned , i returned the car to the dealer again and they told us that this the left axle bearing was bad, warranty also covered this repair. also they said that the car needed the front rotors turned and new brake pads on it .my wife hit a pothole about three weeks ago and bent the wheel . cost to replace the wheel was $150.00 . when i rotated the tires as per gms advice i noticed that the right front strut was leaking ,and as well as the left rear shock absorber. the only thing i like about this car was its looks. so next week we are going to buy a ford focus.. its no wonder gm had to have the government bail them out...

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #:

WHEELS

we own a 2008 hhr and it has been nothing but trouble . first when we purchased the car in dec 2008 it had 23,000 miles on it. two months after we got the car we had to replace both front rotors on it and after fighting with gm they agreed to pay for the rotors. at this time they told us that the car needed new tires and a front end alignment at 26,000 miles . then just two months ago at 61,000 miles it had a rumbling noise in the front end ,the drivetrain was still under warrenty.the dealer told me that the right side axle bearing was bad and they replaced it,and also at this time they told us that the lower ball joint needed to be replaced at a cost to us of over $400.00 . just last week the rumbling noise returned , i returned the car to the dealer again and they told us that this the left axle bearing was bad, warranty also covered this repair. also they said that the car needed the front rotors turned and new brake pads on it .my wife hit a pothole about three weeks ago and bent the wheel . cost to replace the wheel was $150.00 . when i rotated the tires as per gms advice i noticed that the right front strut was leaking ,and as well as the left rear shock absorber. the only thing i like about this car was its looks. so next week we are going to buy a ford focus.. its no wonder gm had to have the government bail them out...

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

2008 hhr ss 5 speed, clutch is sticking to the floor boards, transmission will not go into gears all the time. serious driveline noises and vehicle sounds like a can rolling down a hill in the wind when running.

Reported in: BROOKLYN PARK MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA73X48S

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

i also own a 2008 chevy hhr lt that is loaded. i purchased this vehicle brand new and currently have 39,000 miles on it. i have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle. i have had all of the following problems and gm replaced some of them. gm installed a new intermediate steering column, drag links,turned rotors 4 times and right side upper ball joint. after the warranty expired, the brakes once again went to hell in a hand basket. i ordered a set of racing rotors and ceramic brakes, this cured the brake problem. at 37,000 miles, the check engine light came on and i had it checked out and it was the cam sensor. i replaced the sensor and reset the light and it did not fix the problem. i really like the vehicle, but gm needs to do their homework and do more research and development.

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P78S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i also own a 2008 chevy hhr lt that is loaded. i purchased this vehicle brand new and currently have 39,000 miles on it. i have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle. i have had all of the following problems and gm replaced some of them. gm installed a new intermediate steering column, drag links,turned rotors 4 times and right side upper ball joint. after the warranty expired, the brakes once again went to hell in a hand basket. i ordered a set of racing rotors and ceramic brakes, this cured the brake problem. at 37,000 miles, the check engine light came on and i had it checked out and it was the cam sensor. i replaced the sensor and reset the light and it did not fix the problem. i really like the vehicle, but gm needs to do their homework and do more research and development.

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P78S

STEERING

i also own a 2008 chevy hhr lt that is loaded. i purchased this vehicle brand new and currently have 39,000 miles on it. i have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle. i have had all of the following problems and gm replaced some of them. gm installed a new intermediate steering column, drag links,turned rotors 4 times and right side upper ball joint. after the warranty expired, the brakes once again went to hell in a hand basket. i ordered a set of racing rotors and ceramic brakes, this cured the brake problem. at 37,000 miles, the check engine light came on and i had it checked out and it was the cam sensor. i replaced the sensor and reset the light and it did not fix the problem. i really like the vehicle, but gm needs to do their homework and do more research and development.

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P78S

SUSPENSION

i also own a 2008 chevy hhr lt that is loaded. i purchased this vehicle brand new and currently have 39,000 miles on it. i have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle. i have had all of the following problems and gm replaced some of them. gm installed a new intermediate steering column, drag links,turned rotors 4 times and right side upper ball joint. after the warranty expired, the brakes once again went to hell in a hand basket. i ordered a set of racing rotors and ceramic brakes, this cured the brake problem. at 37,000 miles, the check engine light came on and i had it checked out and it was the cam sensor. i replaced the sensor and reset the light and it did not fix the problem. i really like the vehicle, but gm needs to do their homework and do more research and development.

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P78S

POWER TRAIN

i also own a 2008 chevy hhr lt that is loaded. i purchased this vehicle brand new and currently have 39,000 miles on it. i have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle. i have had all of the following problems and gm replaced some of them. gm installed a new intermediate steering column, drag links,turned rotors 4 times and right side upper ball joint. after the warranty expired, the brakes once again went to hell in a hand basket. i ordered a set of racing rotors and ceramic brakes, this cured the brake problem. at 37,000 miles, the check engine light came on and i had it checked out and it was the cam sensor. i replaced the sensor and reset the light and it did not fix the problem. i really like the vehicle, but gm needs to do their homework and do more research and development.

Reported in: POCA WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P78S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i took car into dealership because it's stalling in traffic repeatedly when i am trying to come to a stop and even once when just driving. i took it in and they said they didn't know what it was and diagnostics weren't reporting any problems. they released vehicle that next day and it stalled on me in lot. they stated they could not get the vehicle to stall yet it happened within five min of me picking it up. i then took it back they kept it for the weekend. released it back to me after i was told it had stalled once but they didn't know what it was. i contacted g.m customer service and then the dealership when i got the report stated it hesitated and when i asked why they put that down and not that it had stalled like the kathy had told me on 3 different occasions it had done, they refused to answer me. the car still stalls in traffic and they refuse to fix it. i will no longer take it here. i just want my car to be safe where i won't get hit doing uturns into traffic like i almost have been with my baby the day i picked up vehicle. i have to put it in park to start it over again. i can't do that on this busy hwy i live on with traffic coming at me as fast as it does in this city.

Reported in: PORT RICHEY FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 1GTCS19Z7P0

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

clutch pedal sticking to floor board, cannot get vehicle into reverse gear. clutch pedal starts feeling squishy and all of a sudden pedal will stick to the floorboard and the clutch will be fully engaged. have to manually pull pedal up when vehicle is turned off to use clutch again. reverse gear grinds and will not go into gear around the same time the clutch pedal starts acting up.

Reported in: BROOKLYN PARK MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA73X48S

STEERING

the power steering in my 2008 chevrolet hhr fails often. the power steering light will come on and then my power steering is gone. this happens sometimes several times a day and then will not happen sometimes for several days. there is no particular time it happens. sometimes i am just driving along and it has even happened when i am stopped at a red light.

Reported in: CANTON GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

my 2008 hhr has 45000 miles and is a year and half old. the ignition locked up and i can place my key into the ignition but not turn on. i called road side assistance and since i have more miles than the warranty, i have to pay over $600 to get a problem fixed that seems to happen to a lot of people. i was a chevy guy, however i know now that since many are having this problem and have to pay for it themselves. i will never pay another chevy. poor quality and poor customer service.

Reported in: FORT SMITH AR || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

my 2008 hhr has 45000 miles and is a year and half old. the ignition locked up and i can place my key into the ignition but not turn on. i called road side assistance and since i have more miles than the warranty, i have to pay over $600 to get a problem fixed that seems to happen to a lot of people. i was a chevy guy, however i know now that since many are having this problem and have to pay for it themselves. i will never pay another chevy. poor quality and poor customer service.

Reported in: FORT SMITH AR || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) hi, [xxx] , i have a hhr from chevrolet, it has all the same power steering issues than cobalt and pontiac g5, that have been recalled for this issues, me and a thousands of owners of hhrs have the same problems, power steering suddenly just went off and is very hard to steer, i have to turn off my car and then turn on to solve this problem, but suddenly after 8 to 15 minutes occurs again and it is dangerous, because the steering is very hard to steer, i think this is a safety issue, and i know the power steering is the same as a g5 and cobalt, why the hhr was not included? can you please provide me some response? [xxx]

Reported in: DALLAS 00 || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

carro hhr 2008 cuando las puertas del vehiculo estan entre abirtas me indica el tablero que estan cerradas. el sensor del tablero se apaga cuando las puertas tienen uno 2 a 5 cm abiertas.

Reported in: WILLOWBROOK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D58S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brake rotors warped and the car would shake with such a severe force controlling the car was very hard. after the dealer replaced four sets, before the car had 50,000 miles on it, the dealer told me that the brake pads were worn out and that would cause this to happen again. just before the last rotors were, replaced the electric power steering would cease working and effectively hinder our ability to steer the car. the electric power steering is still a problem daily at different times. i am going to check into the repair process soon. i feel that this problem is caused by the rotors warping and shaking the front end equipment of the hhr. in closing, i replaced the pads and they were not worn out. i kept them for future reference.

Reported in: FAIRFIELD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23PX8S

STEERING

brake rotors warped and the car would shake with such a severe force controlling the car was very hard. after the dealer replaced four sets, before the car had 50,000 miles on it, the dealer told me that the brake pads were worn out and that would cause this to happen again. just before the last rotors were, replaced the electric power steering would cease working and effectively hinder our ability to steer the car. the electric power steering is still a problem daily at different times. i am going to check into the repair process soon. i feel that this problem is caused by the rotors warping and shaking the front end equipment of the hhr. in closing, i replaced the pads and they were not worn out. i kept them for future reference.

Reported in: FAIRFIELD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23PX8S

STEERING

chevrolet hhr is not listed on this site! please update your vehicle listing. my 2008 chevrolet hhr is having several problems, it contains the same power steering pump as the chevy cobalt which was recalled yet no recall has been issued for the chevy hhr. same symptoms as the cobalt. power steering failure message on the driver information display. please help. chevrolet is taking the cheap way out and putting lives at risk.

Reported in: GREENFIELD CENTER NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION

chevrolet hhr is not listed on this site! please update your vehicle listing. my 2008 chevrolet hhr is having several problems, it contains the same power steering pump as the chevy cobalt which was recalled yet no recall has been issued for the chevy hhr. same symptoms as the cobalt. power steering failure message on the driver information display. please help. chevrolet is taking the cheap way out and putting lives at risk.

Reported in: GREENFIELD CENTER NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

top half of manual shifter knob came off while shifting gears from 2nd to 3rd.

Reported in: FREDERICK MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA35P68S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

tl* 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.

Reported in: BLISS NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

i purchased a 2008 chevrolet hhr in may of 2009. the vehicle has overheated 4 times in a year. the radiator and cylinder heads have been replaced and i can not be guaranteed that is will not happen again by the dealership. they have admitted it is an unseen situation, but they are unable to resolve the issue.

Reported in: WOODBRIDGE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P98S

STEERING

i have a 2008 chevrolet hhr that has the identical power steering system as the cobalt that has been recalled, however gm has not recalled the hhr for some reason. i am now having the identical problems with my chevy hhr power steering as reported with the cobalt. in the past few days the power steering has failed 6 times, including once on a highway, traveling 55 miles an hour between semis. it was quite scary. i took the car in for an oil change and asked that they check the power steering fluid and it was there at the jiffy lube that i was informed that the car did not take power steering fluid and that there was a recall on some chevys for this problem. i have heard nothing about the hhr but i see from searching there are several other people like me posting blogs and comments about their problem.

Reported in: BARTLETT IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P28S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

very rough front end vibration and difficulty steering while braking downhill. this first noticed and notified my dealership. dealership cut my rotors "due to warping".

Reported in: TARENTUM PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23P28S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

very rough front end vibration and difficulty steering while braking downhill. this is the "second time" this has occured and i notified my dealership. dealership re-cut my rotors "due to rust on rotors".

Reported in: TARENTUM PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23P28S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes shudder in front when moderate application at highway speed 120kph - dealer fix is having rotors machined but every time they do that they get thinner and heat up quicker therefore warp quicker. this time they had to replace rotors and machined rear drum because i literally had to you use the parking brake to stop on the highway to get back home from our trip. i'm a licensed mechanic and have never seen such poor performance in brakes, my solution would be to install disc brakes on the rear axle to improve the performance in braking. this problem started at since car was purchased 2008 first occurrence was at 5k (km) new rotors were put in at 45k (km). please recall these brakes.

Reported in: CHATHAM 00 || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D48S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

tl*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.

Reported in: DUNNEGAN MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P46S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, she noticed the power steering warning illuminated on the instrumental panel and the steering failed. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that she needed to replace the power steering motor. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 87,800. updated 02/03/11*lj the consumer was informed of a recall by her mechanic. however, when the consumer contacted the dealer, she was informed the recall was not for her vehicle, but for other models. updated 04/21/11

Reported in: ARVADA CO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D58S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

my 2008 hhr looses power steering while turning, then suddenly returns power causing to oversteer. this is a sever safety issue as it is a come and go type problem,i do not drive during inclement weather fearing body damage to persons and vehicles other than myself. i have taken to dealer only to be told we can not determine the problem as it is intermittent. also the tire pressure display is on even tho all tire pressure is correct, not sure if they are related to "electric" power steering. would like this as a record if any persons are injured or worse killed due to the possible short circuit in powersteering. how many people have to leave the vehicles at home after spending all their money on them for this to be a recall?

Reported in: WEST MONROE LA || Crash: Y || VIN #:

STEERING

my 2008 hhr looses power steering while turning, then suddenly returns power causing to oversteer. this is a sever safety issue as it is a come and go type problem,i do not drive during inclement weather fearing body damage to persons and vehicles other than myself. i have taken to dealer only to be told we can not determine the problem as it is intermittent. also the tire pressure display is on even tho all tire pressure is correct, not sure if they are related to "electric" power steering. would like this as a record if any persons are injured or worse killed due to the possible short circuit in powersteering. how many people have to leave the vehicles at home after spending all their money on them for this to be a recall?

Reported in: WEST MONROE LA || Crash: Y || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

very rough front end vibration and difficulty steering while braking at speeds over 50mph. dealer turn rotors but came back after a few thousand miles.

Reported in: STREETSBORO OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the steering power failed causing limited steering capabilities. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and diagnosed that the power steering motor was faulty. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated that the part was part of a recall for another model but not for her particular year vehicle. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 87,849 and current mileage was 88,000.

Reported in: ARVADA CO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D58S

STEERING

2008 chevy hhr with intermittent power steering failure. chevy cobalt had a recall on the same power steering motor hhr uses, why is there no recall on hhr???!!!

Reported in: PORT CHARLOTTE FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

i have a 2008 chevy hhr, and have had to do quite a bit of research to find out what the real issue here is. there are a lot of complaints on other web sites about the intermediate steering shaft going out every few thousand miles. the problem is, that no dealership can seem to diagnose the "clunking" noise coming from the drivers side front wheel and steering column. however the few shops that have figured it out are having to re-replace the part constantly. gm has re-designed the part for other vehicles but not the hhr. mine has been replaced every 10,000 miles, 4 times now and it wears out after about 10k. gm should create a better one for the hhr and offer a recall since their part is defective.

Reported in: MOBILE AL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while attempting to make either a left or right turn, the vehicle would lose all power steering intermittently without warning. both the dealer and manufacturer were not notified. the failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. the current mileage was 58,000 and the failure mileage was 50,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: INKSTER MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i live in deltona, fl and drove to palm bay, fl from home and got out of my car, returned to it a few minutes later and started it with the key fob and got in and the key would not turn in the ignition. had to let the car turn itself off and tried several times to turn the key. the steering wheel was not locked, i walked to a nearby firestone dealer who kindly agreed to let a technician come over to my car and try to turn the key, he was unsuccessful as well after several attempts. he was able to pull the steering wheel into the locked position however was still unable to turn the key in the ignition. i had to call a tow truck to tow me to the nearest chevy dealership, in melbourne, fl. this dealership wouldn't even tell me if they had the part in stock to replace it so that i could drive home they told me to pay to be towed and let them look at it and see what the issue really was. i went online and saw that many other hhr owners have experienced this issue and they had suggestions on how to correct it, due to the fact that the tumbler was frozen. i walked to a gas station to by wad-40 and sprayed it in the ignition hole and unlocked my steering wheel adjustment to allow me to pull it up and down as quickly and as hard as i could to get the tumbler to free itself up, to no avail. 1.5 hours after the issue began the tow truck driver showed up and asked me what was wrong and i told him he could try and he was able to get the key to turn. i drove back home the 1.5 hours and my husband is ordering a replacement piece to install. why should we pay to replace this piece when this has been happening to so many owners of this vehicle make and model?

Reported in: DELTONA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D28S

STEERING

i had just bought a chevy hhr lt that had 30,000 miles on it from the ford dealership ( this was a trade in). when i got home with the car, the front end made a jiggling sound. i took it to the chevy dealership and they had to replace the steering stabilizer shaft link and steering column , thank god this was covered by warranty.

Reported in: ELK GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P78S

SUSPENSION:FRONT

i own a 2008 chevy hhr lt. last year i had the rotors and brakes replaced because of the shaking in steering while coming to a stop this then helped with the problem then recently the shaking came back i couldn't believe that my brakes and rotors needed to be serviced again. then recently my power steering would go out while driving i checked online and noticed that alot of hhr owners are having the same problem. this is a big safety issue and i think gmc needs to be responsible and take care of this problem.

Reported in: 47665 IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

STEERING

i own a 2008 chevy hhr lt. last year i had the rotors and brakes replaced because of the shaking in steering while coming to a stop this then helped with the problem then recently the shaking came back i couldn't believe that my brakes and rotors needed to be serviced again. then recently my power steering would go out while driving i checked online and noticed that alot of hhr owners are having the same problem. this is a big safety issue and i think gmc needs to be responsible and take care of this problem.

Reported in: 47665 IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

the electric power steering turned itself off mid turn causing a drastic understeering leading the vehicle into oncoming traffic, upon research i found that gm recalled the exact same steering components that failed in the hhr in other gm vehicles but not the hhr. if this does not warrant serious investigation what does. the second time this happened everything was fine as we were driving straight, the problem occurred when the electric power steering turned back on mid-turn causing my wife to over turn into someone's front lawn, had anyone been in the way this would have been tragic. we've been lucky this far but as we are a low income household we don't have the means to pay some dealer to fix this as they all say it's on us the owners to take care of even though it's the same defective equipment that was in vehicles like the cobalt and pontiacs lines, why hasn't there been a recall issued, this is a sever driving impairment that can cause accidents and gm doesn't seem to care due to it's an acceptable loss! no life is an acceptable loss, please address this issue as there are many complaints into this same issue in the research i preformed, by the way, why is it gm canada issued a recall on this part for the hhr and not the us branch? our hhr is a 2008 with 66000 miles on it and the electric power steering is the issue.

Reported in: LOCKPORT NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23DX8S

STEERING

the electric power steering turned itself off mid turn causing a drastic understeering leading the vehicle into oncoming traffic, upon research i found that gm recalled the exact same steering components that failed in the hhr in other gm vehicles but not the hhr. if this does not warrant serious investigation what does. the second time this happened everything was fine as we were driving straight, the problem occurred when the electric power steering turned back on mid-turn causing my wife to over turn into someone's front lawn, had anyone been in the way this would have been tragic. we've been lucky this far but as we are a low income household we don't have the means to pay some dealer to fix this as they all say it's on us the owners to take care of even though it's the same defective equipment that was in vehicles like the cobalt and pontiacs lines, why hasn't there been a recall issued, this is a sever driving impairment that can cause accidents and gm doesn't seem to care due to it's an acceptable loss! no life is an acceptable loss, please address this issue as there are many complaints into this same issue in the research i preformed, by the way, why is it gm canada issued a recall on this part for the hhr and not the us branch? our hhr is a 2008 with 66000 miles on it and the electric power steering is the issue.

Reported in: LOCKPORT NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23DX8S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the electric power steering turned itself off mid turn causing a drastic understeering leading the vehicle into oncoming traffic, upon research i found that gm recalled the exact same steering components that failed in the hhr in other gm vehicles but not the hhr. if this does not warrant serious investigation what does. the second time this happened everything was fine as we were driving straight, the problem occurred when the electric power steering turned back on mid-turn causing my wife to over turn into someone's front lawn, had anyone been in the way this would have been tragic. we've been lucky this far but as we are a low income household we don't have the means to pay some dealer to fix this as they all say it's on us the owners to take care of even though it's the same defective equipment that was in vehicles like the cobalt and pontiacs lines, why hasn't there been a recall issued, this is a sever driving impairment that can cause accidents and gm doesn't seem to care due to it's an acceptable loss! no life is an acceptable loss, please address this issue as there are many complaints into this same issue in the research i preformed, by the way, why is it gm canada issued a recall on this part for the hhr and not the us branch? our hhr is a 2008 with 66000 miles on it and the electric power steering is the issue.

Reported in: LOCKPORT NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23DX8S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

for the third time since purchasing this vehicle, i have had to have the brake rotors turned due to warping. had the pads replaced with lifetime pads last year. the wobble caused by this warping causes danger to driver, passengers, and others due to difficulty in controlling the vehicle.

Reported in: HUMPHREY AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D78S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the vehicle would not shut off due to the key being stuck in the ignition. in order to shut the vehicle off, the contact had to engage the clutch and manual shifter until it stalled. the key still would not remove from the ignition. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the battery died as a result. the failure mileage was 57,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: GRAND RAPIDS MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

i began to notice that the power steering in my car would intermittenly fail about three or four months ago. the first instance was when i was turning my wheel while entering into a parking lot. the car made a dinging sound, then in the odometer are it read "pwer steering." it then became extremely difficuit to turn my wheel. i stopped the car, turned it off, then restarted it and the problem went away. then a few weeks later it happened again, but when i turned it off, started, then restarted, it went back to normal just as it did before. this continued on for several weeks, each time it would be less and less time between incidents. now, i can't even get ten feet out of my driveway before i lose the power steering function. it continues to function normally when the car is first started, and then for a short distance, but every time i drive the car now, i have no use of my power steering. *tt

Reported in: YOUNGSTOWN OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D08S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving at various speeds, the contact heard a chime inside of the vehicle and the power steering warning indicator illuminated with a sudden loss of power steering. the contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road with difficulty turning the steering wheel. the engine was turned off and restarted. the power steering operated normally for a brief period of ten minutes. the failure occurred eight times. the vehicle was taken to an independent dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

Reported in: PALATINE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13DX8S

STEERING

starting april 2011 my chevy hhr has been having problems with its power steering. it has turned off several times while i was driving. each time could have resulted in a major accident. i drive a lot of winding roads and do not feel safe doing so now. i do not feel safe driving my hhr. i have to pull over and turn off my car for a few minute before i can start it back up and have the power steering work. it is now starting to turn off several times in one day. i have been reading that this is happening to many people with this same vehicle. i fear this may result in accidents that could be avoided if it is recalled and fixed in the hhr. *kb

Reported in: SALEM OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

starting april 2011 my chevy hhr has been having problems with its power steering. it has turned off several times while i was driving. each time could have resulted in a major accident. i drive a lot of winding roads and do not feel safe doing so now. i do not feel safe driving my hhr. i have to pull over and turn off my car for a few minute before i can start it back up and have the power steering work. it is now starting to turn off several times in one day. i have been reading that this is happening to many people with this same vehicle. i fear this may result in accidents that could be avoided if it is recalled and fixed in the hhr. *kb

Reported in: SALEM OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

rear driver side door lock actuator failed. (door lock would not rise and release. had to be manually pulled up.) replaced. ok since then. 33,300 miles. current miles 44,200.

Reported in: ATLANTA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P98S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

both key fobs began working intermittently, finally failing completely. problem began around 38,000 mileage. complete failure around 40,000 mileage. now key in door no longer works (only one key entry on entire car) so taking to dealer tomorrow. mileage around 45,000.

Reported in: ATLANTA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P98S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

both key fobs began working intermittently, finally failing completely. problem began around 38,000 mileage. complete failure around 40,000 mileage. now key in door no longer works (only one key entry on entire car) so taking to dealer tomorrow. mileage around 45,000.

Reported in: ATLANTA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P98S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

i purchased a 2008 chevrolet hhr in 2009 with 40,000 miles on it. i noticed braking/shaking problem. dealer fixed it the day after i bought it. under 500 miles later, braking/shaking starts again. different dealer turns rotors two more times. pads are wearing evenly, so the dealer mechanic advised me to purchase after-market rotors as the oem do not appear to resist warping very well. when the dealer's mechanic recommends putting on a non-dealer part, there has got to be something wrong with the engineering of the car or the integrity of the metal in the rotors. there are many complaints on people turning and re-turning these rotors all over the web, ultimately leading them to replace with non-gm parts. *kb

Reported in: GRIDLEY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D78S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i purchased a 2008 chevrolet hhr in 2009 with 40,000 miles on it. i noticed braking/shaking problem. dealer fixed it the day after i bought it. under 500 miles later, braking/shaking starts again. different dealer turns rotors two more times. pads are wearing evenly, so the dealer mechanic advised me to purchase after-market rotors as the oem do not appear to resist warping very well. when the dealer's mechanic recommends putting on a non-dealer part, there has got to be something wrong with the engineering of the car or the integrity of the metal in the rotors. there are many complaints on people turning and re-turning these rotors all over the web, ultimately leading them to replace with non-gm parts. *kb

Reported in: GRIDLEY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D78S

WHEELS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr ss. the contact stated that all four rims on the vehicle are cracking next to the valve stem. the contact contacted the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. the contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer. the failure mileage was 87,000.

Reported in: JOELETTE WY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA63X18S

STEERING

my power steering on my 2008 chevy hhr the same as the cobalt stops working while driving, and it cause me to run off the road. luckily there were no injury, but what if ???????

Reported in: TROY MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D78S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

power steering failed while vehicle was being operated at 25-30 mph. vehicle's onboard diagnostic system detected the problem as evidenced by warning chime and display of "power steering" message. vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who verified loss of power steering and diagnosed a failure of the electric steering motor, which was replaced. *kb

Reported in: MADISON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P98S

STEERING

power steering failed while vehicle was being operated at 25-30 mph. vehicle's onboard diagnostic system detected the problem as evidenced by warning chime and display of "power steering" message. vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who verified loss of power steering and diagnosed a failure of the electric steering motor, which was replaced. *kb

Reported in: MADISON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P98S

STEERING

the first time the power steering failed in my 2008 hhr, i was driving on the freeway with my wife and daughter out of nowhere there was a warning sound and then the dashboard warning lit up and i had lost all power steering. luckily, i was able to keep control of the vehicle as there was heavy traffic and i was in the middle of a rather treacherous highway curve with four lanes of traffic. i eventually made way off freeway, turned off vehicle and then started it again. this seemed to do the trick, for a short time. since this first power steering loss, the same thing has happened at least 7 or 8 times, at various speeds with total power steering loss. this is the only vehicle we have and since we cannot afford another vehicle i am forced to drive this safety hazard. i am worried about losing control and crashing possibly hurting my family and/or others. this has to be fixed, there are too many people driving the same make/model/year with the same problem. it is obviously not a fluke; i am not the only person having this issue.

Reported in: ELK GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P98S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving 15 mph the steering wheel became hard to turn and the power steering light illuminated while the failure occurred. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test that located the failure in the power steering motor which should be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 63,900.

Reported in: ESTHERVILLE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33PX85

STEERING

after driving for more than 10-30 min, at any speed but usually at or above 50 mph, the power steering would malfunction intermittently, steering/handling became difficult. feels like it's over-correcting or is ice-skating around the lane when keeping the wheel straight. occasionally hhr will buck while driving on the highway, would slow down to 55-65mph and still experience rough bucking & poor handling. took to dealership to fix what i thought was an alignment issue, they said there were no other problems, but still experience them almost daily. also have had troubles removing the key from ignition after shifting the car into park.

Reported in: DAVISBURG MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

after driving for more than 10-30 min, at any speed but usually at or above 50 mph, the power steering would malfunction intermittently, steering/handling became difficult. feels like it's over-correcting or is ice-skating around the lane when keeping the wheel straight. occasionally hhr will buck while driving on the highway, would slow down to 55-65mph and still experience rough bucking & poor handling. took to dealership to fix what i thought was an alignment issue, they said there were no other problems, but still experience them almost daily. also have had troubles removing the key from ignition after shifting the car into park.

Reported in: DAVISBURG MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

after driving for more than 10-30 min, at any speed but usually at or above 50 mph, the power steering would malfunction intermittently, steering/handling became difficult. feels like it's over-correcting or is ice-skating around the lane when keeping the wheel straight. occasionally hhr will buck while driving on the highway, would slow down to 55-65mph and still experience rough bucking & poor handling. took to dealership to fix what i thought was an alignment issue, they said there were no other problems, but still experience them almost daily. also have had troubles removing the key from ignition after shifting the car into park.

Reported in: DAVISBURG MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact inserted the key into the ignition however, he was unable to turn the key to power the vehicle on. the dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who replaced the ignition switch. the current and the failure mileages were 15,000.

Reported in: CLARKSVILLE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P88S

STRUCTURE

water leaks in driver and passanger floors. mold in car.

Reported in: MADISON AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the key became stuck in the ignition and the vehicle could not be started. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. the dealer stated that if the housing was damaged, that would also have to be replaced and the keys would have to be reprogrammed. the front wheels on the vehicle had also seized abnormally. the failure and the current mileages were 43,000.

Reported in: ARNAUDVILLE LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D58S

STEERING

the power steering fails. there is no warning and it happens at any speed and any driving situation.

Reported in: EAGLE ROCK MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D98S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

opened car door. sat in seat. put key in ignition started car. turned ignition to off to stop motor.turned key to on (not starting motor) all electrical systems died. had no access to rear hatch to check battery (electric latch release). could not remove key from ignition in off position. from what i have been reading on line this is a common known issue that chevrolet is aware of and had already has a replacement part for. went back to the car on 03/27/2012 to remove personal items prior to a tow to dealership. tried starting the car. it started up ok. drove the car to the dealer and left it there over night for early bird service. called this morning, 03/28/2012 and was told by the service associate that the vehicle would not start ans the electrical system was dead when they went to move it. service department called me ay 3pm to let me know that my assessment of the bad ignition cylinder was correct and what the charges would be.

Reported in: SUFFOLK VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA85D98S

STEERING

i was driving on a freeway overpass at about 15 mph when the instrument panel displayed the message, "power steering." the steering wheel all but locked up and it was nearly impossible to drive the car though i found a way to go on the freeway and exit at the first chance i had. i called my mechanic first who said he wanted to see the vehicle as soon as possible. i told him i have a aaa membership and he suggested i have the car towed to avoid further damage since he did not yet know what the problem was. i had the hhr towed to the mechanic and he told me after a thorough investigation that the power steering assist was not working correctly; was doing this intermittently at this point but did it at random today. given the fact this problem cannot be predicted and the resulting safety issues, i authorized the mechanic to make the repair once he received the part. i have looked online and see this steering problem presents itself in the 2008 hhr at approximately 38k miles which is how many miles i have on it; the problem came up as if like clockwork. i don't feel i should have to pay for this repair work since there are under 40k miles on the car. is there any plan for chevrolet to call a recall on this problem so we can either have the repairs done at gm's expense or for those of us that made the repairs on our own to have a reimbursement? my repairs are going to be $400+. i am unable to drive the car unless the repairs are made. please advise what my options are for this problem. thanks.

Reported in: EL CAJON CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the power steering light illuminated on the instrument panel. the contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 56,000. updated 5/11/12 *cn the consumer stated the power steering failed six times. updated 05/22/12

Reported in: WHITING NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the power steering light illuminated on the instrument panel. the contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 56,000. updated 5/11/12 *cn the consumer stated the power steering failed six times. updated 05/22/12

Reported in: WHITING NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

WHEELS

when braking to come to a stop the brakes/wheels shutter and shake violently. *js

Reported in: EDGEWOOD MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

when braking to come to a stop the brakes/wheels shutter and shake violently. *js

Reported in: EDGEWOOD MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

our hhr's lock/latch system stopped working completely on 4/18/2012. we started having problems in march 2012 and had our mechanic look at it, but he couldn't get the problem to duplicate, so he cleaned the key lock and lubed it. the car is permanently locked. we don't have a key lacentry on this vehicle, it is a manual lock. we now have to incur a lock smith and/or towing bill + a repair bill for the mechanic to fix what he believes is a failure/breakdown of the latch system. we have an extended warranty, but we're not sure if the warranty covers this part; even if they do we still have a $100 deductible. *js

Reported in: EDGEWOOD MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle decreased in speed despite the accelerator pedal being depressed. the traction warning light illuminated during the failure. the vehicle was taken to the dealer nine times. the dealer confirmed the fuse box the wiring housing and transmission needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 83,000.

Reported in: SHEFFIELD LAKE OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle decreased in speed despite the accelerator pedal being depressed. the traction warning light illuminated during the failure. the vehicle was taken to the dealer nine times. the dealer confirmed the fuse box the wiring housing and transmission needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 83,000.

Reported in: SHEFFIELD LAKE OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while applying the brakes at a speed of 25 mph, the contact noticed that the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the front rotors were replaced. the failure recurred two weeks after the repair. the recent failure was not repaired. the current and failure mileages were 59,000.

Reported in: FRONT ROYAL VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P78S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the ignition became stuck as he attempted to shut off the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the ignition was repaired. the failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 46,000. updated 7/26/12 *cn

Reported in: GARDNER MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P68S

STEERING

electric power steering goes out at random times. is not related to speed, or even being used at the time. can be at a full stop and the power steering will stop working and the power steering message comes on the dash. turning off car and restarting will get it working again, but may go right back out within minutes, apparently for no obvious reason. happened to me 3 times in a one mile trip. and this is a repeated occurrence. vehicle is very hard to steer when the power steering stops working. doing online research has show that many other owners are having the same issue and that replacement of the power steering motor usually fixes the problem. same as with the below mentioned problems with the chevrolet cobalt. recall. number 10023. there is currently a recall on this exact same problem with the exact same part on the chevrolet cobalt. i believe the hhr should have been added to this recall. this can potentially be a very deadly problem depending on circumstances. how me deaths or injuries does it take for chevrolet to do the right thing for all affected owners of faulty components?

Reported in: ROUND ROCK TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

i bought this car in june of 2008. it has been in the shop 17 times with electrical problems the brakes have quite working came to a stop sign and they went to the floor the car has shut off several times going down the road and when it rains really hard the car will not start it drains my brand new battery i got the car from bob steel chevrolet in cocca fl they kept telling me there was nothing they could do i called a lawyer and gm motors decided to give me 10% of the car and they never fixed the car this it the 4th battery because it is draining them so much there no good gm motors told me they were going to label the car as a lemon but because i bought it used they weren't going to buy it back they also told me that the 2007 had the same problem but because this was a 2008 and no other problems with this model to just deal with it i don't know what lest to do please help.

Reported in: MIMS FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i bought this car in june of 2008. it has been in the shop 17 times with electrical problems the brakes have quite working came to a stop sign and they went to the floor the car has shut off several times going down the road and when it rains really hard the car will not start it drains my brand new battery i got the car from bob steel chevrolet in cocca fl they kept telling me there was nothing they could do i called a lawyer and gm motors decided to give me 10% of the car and they never fixed the car this it the 4th battery because it is draining them so much there no good gm motors told me they were going to label the car as a lemon but because i bought it used they weren't going to buy it back they also told me that the 2007 had the same problem but because this was a 2008 and no other problems with this model to just deal with it i don't know what lest to do please help.

Reported in: MIMS FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN

i bought this car in june of 2008. it has been in the shop 17 times with electrical problems the brakes have quite working came to a stop sign and they went to the floor the car has shut off several times going down the road and when it rains really hard the car will not start it drains my brand new battery i got the car from bob steel chevrolet in cocca fl they kept telling me there was nothing they could do i called a lawyer and gm motors decided to give me 10% of the car and they never fixed the car this it the 4th battery because it is draining them so much there no good gm motors told me they were going to label the car as a lemon but because i bought it used they weren't going to buy it back they also told me that the 2007 had the same problem but because this was a 2008 and no other problems with this model to just deal with it i don't know what lest to do please help.

Reported in: MIMS FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

this car has a safety defect with the steering wheel ..the steering wheel shakes out of control ..starting at 50mph very scary.. today i went online to read at lest 20 complaints online about the same steering issue..this is very serious ..please prove me wrong..1 complaint i read the man stated that he had his steering wheel changed 3 times and it did not resolve the problem.. major defect...please help me to resolve this matter.. you can use my car as an example to test ..please ! i am scared to drive it ..i have been driving since 1975...all make of car.. chevy is my favorite.. the hhr is the worst in safety performance.. it is not safe for people to keep passing this brand of car around because of the defect in the steering.. i have only had this car for 3 month it came with low miles.. and all of the complaints i read today had low mileage..people are passing these cars off because of the defective steering which is a major safety defect . how did this car passed safety inspection.. or was it tested for safety at any time prove me wrong ?????? feed back please.....

Reported in: WASHINGTON DC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P38S

STEERING

the power steering went out while i was driving on city roads. it will briefly come back on after the car is shut off and restarted, but it goes out again shortly after the vehicle begins moving. my warranty is up and the manufacturer has refused to reimburse me, either fully or partially, for the cost of replacement. there was a canadian recall for the same model of car, but i cannot find any information on the difference between the power steering units of the us and canadian models such that not having a us recall would be justified. please investigate this issue. it is not only unfair for people to have to pay for expensive repairs for a relatively new vehicle, it is a serious safety risk that should be fixed by the manufacturer.

Reported in: ROCHESTER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D68S

POWER TRAIN

2008 chevy hhr required a new transmission. only 104,124 miles.

Reported in: EPPING NH || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while driving, the power steering light came on and the vehicle became hard to steer. it does this almost every time we drive the vehicle, but luckily it has not yet done it while turning a corner. when you turn the vehicle off and turn it back on, it works again. there does not seem to be anything in particular that triggers an event. it may happen after 2 minutes of driving, or 40 minutes of driving, or it may not happen at all on any one particular trip. this is a very dangerous situation and seems to be common amongst hhr owners. there is currently a canadian recall on this, but not here in the us. there is a gm tsb (231703) referencing this, but that does not require gm to repair this dangerous problem.

Reported in: BARTLETT TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D88S

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

vehicle will show ecs code in dic message center and esc will be disabled. vehicle will then lose power steering short time later and you will have no power steering. has been happening since warranty expired at 36,000 miles. it will reset after engine is turned off, however after about 20 minutes of steady driving you will lose power steering.

Reported in: TROY NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA73X68S

STEERING

vehicle will show ecs code in dic message center and esc will be disabled. vehicle will then lose power steering short time later and you will have no power steering. has been happening since warranty expired at 36,000 miles. it will reset after engine is turned off, however after about 20 minutes of steady driving you will lose power steering.

Reported in: TROY NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA73X68S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the computer monitor was providing incorrect information and the warning lights were illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the failure of the computer monitor was caused by the oxygen sensor. the vehicle was repaired under the vehicle warranty however, the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 84,000, and the current mileage was 90,000.

Reported in: JACKSON MS || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P38S

STEERING

this car is a safety hazard going down road. i bought it new in 2008. rotors & brakes are horrible - have to have repaired multiple times. bearings have went out, replaced & one went out again. i spend approx 1200 dollars a year just to get shaking out of front end, turning rotors & tires. but that isn't really the problem i am reporting: was having trouble with ignition switch - it was recalled - took it to dealer to have it replaced - understand that i was having no problems with car at this time - upon leaving dealers and within 15 miles power steering light comes on & i lose power steering. now my power steering goes out unexpectedly whenever it decides to. took back to dealer because i felt this was something they messed up and was told this is just a problem with hhrs and that power steering motor needs to be replaced. after researching this...it is very common with this car, along with brake issues, severe shaking in front, bearings going out and many other problems that i have also had. i realize my car is high mileage, i work as a home health nurse & use this car for work, but i do keep it maintained. i hope that i will be able to get into different car before i get in accident in this one.

Reported in: LUFKIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

this car is a safety hazard going down road. i bought it new in 2008. rotors & brakes are horrible - have to have repaired multiple times. bearings have went out, replaced & one went out again. i spend approx 1200 dollars a year just to get shaking out of front end, turning rotors & tires. but that isn't really the problem i am reporting: was having trouble with ignition switch - it was recalled - took it to dealer to have it replaced - understand that i was having no problems with car at this time - upon leaving dealers and within 15 miles power steering light comes on & i lose power steering. now my power steering goes out unexpectedly whenever it decides to. took back to dealer because i felt this was something they messed up and was told this is just a problem with hhrs and that power steering motor needs to be replaced. after researching this...it is very common with this car, along with brake issues, severe shaking in front, bearings going out and many other problems that i have also had. i realize my car is high mileage, i work as a home health nurse & use this car for work, but i do keep it maintained. i hope that i will be able to get into different car before i get in accident in this one.

Reported in: LUFKIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

this car is a safety hazard going down road. i bought it new in 2008. rotors & brakes are horrible - have to have repaired multiple times. bearings have went out, replaced & one went out again. i spend approx 1200 dollars a year just to get shaking out of front end, turning rotors & tires. but that isn't really the problem i am reporting: was having trouble with ignition switch - it was recalled - took it to dealer to have it replaced - understand that i was having no problems with car at this time - upon leaving dealers and within 15 miles power steering light comes on & i lose power steering. now my power steering goes out unexpectedly whenever it decides to. took back to dealer because i felt this was something they messed up and was told this is just a problem with hhrs and that power steering motor needs to be replaced. after researching this...it is very common with this car, along with brake issues, severe shaking in front, bearings going out and many other problems that i have also had. i realize my car is high mileage, i work as a home health nurse & use this car for work, but i do keep it maintained. i hope that i will be able to get into different car before i get in accident in this one.

Reported in: LUFKIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

TIRES

this car is a safety hazard going down road. i bought it new in 2008. rotors & brakes are horrible - have to have repaired multiple times. bearings have went out, replaced & one went out again. i spend approx 1200 dollars a year just to get shaking out of front end, turning rotors & tires. but that isn't really the problem i am reporting: was having trouble with ignition switch - it was recalled - took it to dealer to have it replaced - understand that i was having no problems with car at this time - upon leaving dealers and within 15 miles power steering light comes on & i lose power steering. now my power steering goes out unexpectedly whenever it decides to. took back to dealer because i felt this was something they messed up and was told this is just a problem with hhrs and that power steering motor needs to be replaced. after researching this...it is very common with this car, along with brake issues, severe shaking in front, bearings going out and many other problems that i have also had. i realize my car is high mileage, i work as a home health nurse & use this car for work, but i do keep it maintained. i hope that i will be able to get into different car before i get in accident in this one.

Reported in: LUFKIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

STEERING

power steering ceased to function.

Reported in: CORNELIA GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P98S

STEERING

power steering fails after vehicle is driven for approx 10 minutes. no warning, just goes out. apparantly chevy cobalt uses same/simalar electric power steering motor which has been recalled. unsure why no recall has been issued for the hhr.

Reported in: SIMI VALLEY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D38S

STEERING

i had just pulled out of a driveway. i heard a few alert tones and looked at my dash and the power steering message was displayed. i entered into a roundabout and learned that my power steering was not working. luckily i was not going very fast and was able to muscle the car through the turns. i had a few more turns on the way home. once at home i turned the car off for a few minutes. upon restarting it the power steering was again functional. i am afraid that it will happen again in heavy traffic areas.

Reported in: GREENFIELD IN || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving 2 mph, the power steering motor turned off independently. the failure recurred numerous times. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing and the contact was informed that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 88,000 and the current mileage was 90,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: SPRING HILL FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while on vacation we were driving in washington dc traffic during mid day traffic congestion, the power steering failed in our car. we were lucky and were able to struggle to steer to get off to the edge of the highway and shut the car off. upon restarting the power steering was working until several hours later again in busy traffic. this happened 3 more times in next two days before getting it back home & to the dealership, where it was determined to be a component that has been recalled in other models but not this one. i cannot understate the danger of losing power steering in any road conditions, putting myself, my family and other motorists in danger.

Reported in: TITUSVILLE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P28S

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the power steering was malfunctioning intermittently. the contact stated they have to turn the vehicle off and restart it in order to get the steering to come back. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 32,000. updated 11/28/12*lj the consumer stated the power assist for the steering would go out without warning while driving.

Reported in: CIPRUS TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the power steering was malfunctioning intermittently. the contact stated they have to turn the vehicle off and restart it in order to get the steering to come back. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 32,000. updated 11/28/12*lj the consumer stated the power assist for the steering would go out without warning while driving.

Reported in: CIPRUS TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

the car was like "exhaling" as i was driving on the highway. the next morning after i started my car, i saw the message "power steering". took it to the chevy dealership on oct 3 and was charged for them to tell me they could not duplicate the problem. on oct 10, it happened again, but i heard a warning signal along with the message. i immediately drove to the dealership again and was told they couldn't get to me until oct 15. i was told that the last time, they found a low voltage and that was all. i'm left wondering what to do if it stops in the middle of the highway and no power steering. i have another appointment on oct 15th(probably for another $120) for them to tell me the same thing. safety - if i lose the power steering while on the highway, trying to go around curves, i will surely get hit by someone. there's no shoulders on the highway (i-40) that i drive on daily during peak traffic time. luckily, my car has not done that to me, but it is showing all the warnings. please help before someone loses their life, including myself. i am about afraid to get on the road because of this problem and of reports that the engine "fried" on someone else's car.

Reported in: OKLAHOMA CITY OK || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving 40 mph, another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. the vehicle was destroyed. the air bags failed to deploy. a passenger sustained neck and back injuries and the contact sustained shoulder injuries. four months prior to the crash, the vehicle was involved in another crash in which the air bags failed to deploy. the vehicle had not been inspected. the failure and current mileages were 39,993. updated 11/14/12*lj

Reported in: RIALTO CA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel locked without warning. the contact turned the engine off and maneuvered the steering wheel with force several times before there was a normal response. the contact was able to resume driving. the failure occurred five times. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 40,500.

Reported in: MIAMI FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D78S

STEERING

as i was driving around a curve after stopping, going about 5 mph, a power steering message appeared and i was unable to steer my car. in order to stop my car i had to turn a corner (by turning the wheel which took a lot of effort), where i was able to put it in park and then shut off the vehicle. the car started back up with no problems. an hour later the message reappeared and would not go off. it is very difficult to steer and i do not want to drive this on the road (i have no control over the car). the car only has 31,000 miles on it and is 4 years old.

Reported in: MULLICA HILL NJ || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

the electric steering system of my 2008 hhr failed so many times on me. it happened in cool mornings and in hot afternoons. one time the system failed while i was making an u turn and the car almost jumped onto the sidewalk because it was so hard to turn without the power assist. this is definitely a safety issue. i saw some reports that in canada there was a recall on this problem. why not in us?

Reported in: SUNNYVALE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P88S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

door locks stick. have been locked in vehicle. reported to gm they do not feel door locks sticking dangerous. been in dealer were purchased 7 times for door locks to be fixed. door locks still sticking. was forced to sign a complaint letter with gm with lemon law attorney. we feel that vehicle can never be fixed. still having trouble with door locks. video of being locked in .was purchased new. we feel we have done our part taking back to dealer to be fixed. they are unable to fix defects.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

STRUCTURE:BODY

door locks stick. have been locked in vehicle. reported to gm they do not feel door locks sticking dangerous. been in dealer were purchased 7 times for door locks to be fixed. door locks still sticking. was forced to sign a complaint letter with gm with lemon law attorney. we feel that vehicle can never be fixed. still having trouble with door locks. video of being locked in .was purchased new. we feel we have done our part taking back to dealer to be fixed. they are unable to fix defects.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

STEERING

power steering keeps going out. usually when turning. the first time it went out, i was driving 45 mph and it went out while i was rounding a curve, and i almost hit a tree because i was unaware that it was going to do this. after that, it went out about 2-3 times a week, everytime when making a turn. i went to have it looked at and my mechanic said that he couldn't find anything wrong with the power steering and to report this problem as he has seen this in a few other hhrs that he has worked on. it is very dangerous and because of it unpredictability, i am always afraid to drive my car.

Reported in: SOUTH BYRON NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

cpsc#i12c0371a. 2008 chevrolet hhr. consumer stated after only having the car for a year she had trouble with door locks sticking. *ln the consumer stated on one occasion, she and her husband were locked inside the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer seven times for the door lock problem. the consumer was forced to settle with gm through an attorney.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

it would not shut off. i cannot turn the key. i received a recall notice in october, but they said it was not my car. they refuse to fix it because it has too many miles and it is ruled a courtesy thing not an official recall. i am not happy,and have to disconnect wires under the hood to shut it off.

Reported in: SECTION AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the power steering assist failed as the contact was attempting a turn . the failure increased he contact's steering ability however, the contact was able to regain control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic for inspection but the mechanic did not diagnose the cause of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 39,000. updated 02/20/13*lj the electric power steering motor was replaced.

Reported in: WEST SACRAMENTO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D08S

STEERING

the warning indicator for the power steering on my 2008 chevrolet hhr went on as i was leaving a parking lot. because i was not far from home, i drove home very slowly without power steering. when i turned the vehicle on again, it was fine. since then, the power steering has gone out while i am driving, and i have to pull off the road and restart my vehicle to get it to operate again. on my last trip, which was approximately 40 minutes with very few turns (highway driving), the power steering went out four times. i have been told that gm recalled the power steering motor on the chevy cobalt and saturn ion, which is the exact same part as the hhr. this issue is unsafe, and the consequences could be dangerous if the power steering goes out when someone is not expecting it or traveling at high speeds (or if they are too young to remember cars without power steering).

Reported in: ANTIOCH TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while driving power steering went out dash indicator stated power steering failure, pulled over shut off car inspected for any signs of problem, restarted car power steering was back, continued trip same thing occurred 15-20 minutes later same result same process reading a lot about recall on cobalt using same motor and recall in canada for same problem. researching part to fix can;t wait until a us recall.on your sight many people are having the same issues as myself. why no investigation puzzles me.

Reported in: COLUMBUS IN || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while driving on the road to work, the display message center said power steering then there was no power steering. it happened twice that day but after the car was shut off and cooled down it did not come on. the day after it happened again but stayed on longer. when the car was brought into the dealership on 12/31/12 they told us it could be the power steering motor or the steering column witch they both were not under warranty . it keep happening with the car for a week. i then brought my car to my mechanic on 1/4/13 and he replaced the power steering motor and it has not happen sense. before i brought my car to him i went online to see if there was anyone else with the same problem and what they did it fix it. that's how i found out it wasn't just my car that this has happen to that there was a lot of other people who have had the same problem. thankfully we were able to control the car and not get into an accident.

Reported in: PAWTUCKET RI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D58S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that when she attempted to get out of the vehicle the doors would lock. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and was told the actuator and locks needed to be changed. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 15,663. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: CONORE TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES

2008 chevrolet hhr. door locks stick. vehicle has locked me in. door locks still stick. has been in dealer eight times where purchased to be fixed. purchased new .have all work orders .also have had trouble with radio and tire pressure . we have video of me being locked in vehicle and door locks sticking. we purchased the 2008 hhr in good faith the door locks have given us trouble from day one of purchase. gm had people come from main office to dealer they have seen the work orders and video of door locks sticking. rep. from gm told me i could always climb out the window.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

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

2008 chevrolet hhr. door locks stick. vehicle has locked me in. door locks still stick. has been in dealer eight times where purchased to be fixed. purchased new .have all work orders .also have had trouble with radio and tire pressure . we have video of me being locked in vehicle and door locks sticking. we purchased the 2008 hhr in good faith the door locks have given us trouble from day one of purchase. gm had people come from main office to dealer they have seen the work orders and video of door locks sticking. rep. from gm told me i could always climb out the window.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

2008 chevrolet hhr. door locks stick. vehicle has locked me in. door locks still stick. has been in dealer eight times where purchased to be fixed. purchased new .have all work orders .also have had trouble with radio and tire pressure . we have video of me being locked in vehicle and door locks sticking. we purchased the 2008 hhr in good faith the door locks have given us trouble from day one of purchase. gm had people come from main office to dealer they have seen the work orders and video of door locks sticking. rep. from gm told me i could always climb out the window.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the power steering warning light illuminated as the steering wheel seized and became hard to turn. the failure was experienced several times. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,000.

Reported in: VERO BEACH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D68S

STEERING

my 2008 chevrolet hhr has developed an intermittent steering power assist failure. it first occurred a week ago upon start up. i drove it a few miles, afraid to turn it off for fear i wouldn't be able to drive it home upon restarting. upon restarting in my driveway, the problem was gone. now, a week later and with my daughter borrowing the car to drive to work in a snowstorm, the problem resurfaced as she was driving! i see there are numerous other complaints of this problem being reported daily. why is this issue not being dealt with by the manufacturer? wtf! i cannot afford the expense at the moment, so the car is currently being driven with this unsafe condition.

Reported in: LITTLE CANADA MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while driving home on the highway the power steering went out and it became very hard to steer, i was very lucky i wasn't on a curvey road,or i would have had an accident. i pulled off the road and turned my hhr off, then back on and the steering was back to normal. i continued my way back home and about ten minutes later it happened again. i pulled over and turned my hhr off and restarted it. again everything was back to normal. since then it has happened unexpectedly several times a week. i wish there was a recall so i could repair this malfunctioning steering motor. the dealer wants around $800.00 to do the work. i am now afraid to drive my hhr.

Reported in: SAN ANTNIO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCCA85D28S

ENGINE

exhaust fumes coming into cabin when heater is turned on. caused by faulty, cracked flex joint on downpipe, connected to exhaust manifold. have to ride with windows cracked for fresh air. gm refused to repair. stated outside 80,000 mile emissions warranty. car has 82,419 miles.

Reported in: MOUTHCARD KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D28S

STEERING

while driving, the power steering goes out. i bought this car for my son. my child. i am upset because now this has happened, i researched online and i see the hhr had a recall for steering issues but for some reason, the 2008 is not included. now i have to pay an astronomical amount of money to fix this car as it is no longer under warranty. the power steering goes out while driving. it will then return and at any moment, it goes out again. not happy.unsafe. why is the 2008 not included in the recall? what if my child is driving, the steering goes out and he ends up having no control? the vehicle estimated speed is only the first time it happened on the expressway. it has went out at all speeds. we took it to a shop and they couldn't find anything wrong, we left and it started happening again. now it's costing even more money to take it back, get to the bottom of it, and repair it.

Reported in: WALBRIDGE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D88S

SERVICE BRAKES

there was not a single incident that i could document the mileage and mph.the problem was most noticeable and frightening when going down an extended stretch of relatively steep grade in the mountains at a speed of 45 - 50 mph. the problem is vibration with the brakes. the car began shaking when applying the brakes in the summer 2011. we had the rotors (i think this is the part) turned sometime shortly before sept 25, 2011 and the problem returned at a low level very soon after and gradually increased. we had the same procedure done in august 2012 at a mileage of 52,000. the problem returned in february 2013 when the mileage was probably around 60,000.

Reported in: CARY NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P18S

STEERING

"power steering" warning displays on dash along with audible tone followed by power steering cutting out leaving vehicle very difficult to steer. happens randomly and without warning. shutting vehicle off and restarting corrects the problem but only temporarily.

Reported in: SHOREWOOD MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D38S

STEERING

in morning after waiting for coolant to get to 85 degrees i back out of driveway and pull forward power steering message on dash lights up and so i pull over turn off engine count to five restart engine no problem next stop sign power steering lights up again . turn off engine count to 5 and restart engine works fine for about 30 minutes and repeats problem.

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

STEERING

power steering cut out while driving approximately 5 mph while approaching intersection. after stopping at the intersection, i turned the engine off and restarted the engine then the power steering returned. the power steering continued to cut out repeatedly at intervals of 3 to 5 minutes, and returned after restarting. inquiry of hhr forums revealed that problem is the overheating of a faulty electric power steering motor (part numbers old: 20995579 and new: 19257875). these are the same part numbers for the power steering motors used in other gm models (cobalt & g5) which have been recalled by gm as a result of the nhtsa investigations. one has to wonder why recalls weren't issued for all vehicle models using the same defective parts.

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13DX8S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the door locks stick and still do. i have even been locked in my vehicle. hhr has been in dealer 8 times for door locks sticking (have work orders). don't trust dealer or gm to fix problem. you put vehicle in park and the passenger door lock sticks. the door lock will not unlock with automatic door un lock. we worked hard to purchase a new vehicle to have it not live up to the quality we were lead it to be. vehicles no count we want our money back. we had a washing machine it was worked on 4 times the fifth time it acted up they replaced it with a new one. what would you do if you were locked in your vehicle . i have video of it on cell phone. the vehicle was purchased new from dealer. updated 02/06/14

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

the door locks stick and still do. i have even been locked in my vehicle. hhr has been in dealer 8 times for door locks sticking (have work orders). don't trust dealer or gm to fix problem. you put vehicle in park and the passenger door lock sticks. the door lock will not unlock with automatic door un lock. we worked hard to purchase a new vehicle to have it not live up to the quality we were lead it to be. vehicles no count we want our money back. we had a washing machine it was worked on 4 times the fifth time it acted up they replaced it with a new one. what would you do if you were locked in your vehicle . i have video of it on cell phone. the vehicle was purchased new from dealer. updated 02/06/14

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

STEERING

power steering go s out after you start moving.

Reported in: RANCHO BELAGO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2C8GP64L81R

STEERING

2008 chevrolet hhr. consumer writes in regards to vehicle lost power steering while driving. *smd the dealer replaced the power steering motor.

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P08S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the ignition is locked in the on position. it will not shut off, the only way to turn it off s to removed the fuel pump fuse and then disconnect the battery. the battery is located under the spare tire in the trunk area.

Reported in: MARSHFIELD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

STEERING

as i was rolling up to a stop sign, the "power steering" alert appeared on my instrument panel. having never experienced this warning before, i didn't know quite what it meant. as i made my left turn into the intersection, i found out! it took all my physical strength to stay within the pavement. had my wife been driving, she would not have been able to maintain control. the steering failed twice more in the next two days. fortunately, i avoided collisions both times and had repairs made at the dealership as soon as it opened for business after the 4th of july holiday. as there is no recall for this major safety hazard, the cost to me was $302.66. i understand that this power steering motor is used on other gm cars that have been recalled. the hhr should be included!

Reported in: OCALA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P68S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a loss of power steering with the illumination of the power steering warning indicator. the vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. upon restarting, the malfunction persisted which caused difficulty in the contact turning the steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the power steering motor would need to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 75,500.

Reported in: JACKSONVILLE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

Reported in: WILMINGTON NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D58S

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

this vehicle has problems picking up speed. it jerks constantly and when idling it shutters. i have looked at message boards and seen others with same complaints. these problems need to be addressed. this is a huge safety issue when i'm trying to merge.

Reported in: UNIVERSAL CITY TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D68S

STEERING

power steering warning light came on as i was making a left turn from a stop sign. power steering was gone and i had to struggle to pull my vehicle off the road to a parking lot. i let the vehicle sit for 10 minutes, then i restarted the engine and the issue had disappeared. i am now afraid to drive my vehicle because i see that there are numerous online complaints for the same issue by hhr owners, and that the power steering failure often recurs intermittently and unexpectedly. gm has recalled several vehicles for the same issue with the power steering motor, but has chosen not to recall the hhr. why not?! since the incident, i feel like i am driving a vehicle of doom and that anytime i get behind the wheel, my family and i could possibly get into an accident! gm should take responsibility for the faulty part and do a recall before there are more injuries! i have driven a vehicle without power steering before, but when it goes off without warning in the middle of traffic, this vehicle is extremely difficult to control! gm should be ashamed! i will not buy a gm vehicle again!

Reported in: MAYNARD IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P68S

STEERING

power steering fails all the time. very dangerous. hard to steer. common problem for all hhr's. please issue a recall. thank you

Reported in: ALPHARETTA GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P48S

STEERING

i purchased my 2008 chevy hhr from a dealership in ky in february 2013, with around 55k miles on it. due to the amount of miles i also purchased an extended gm power train warranty. toward the end of may, i was driving on the hi-way coming off an exit, going between 45-55 miles an hour veering to the right, when the power steering in my car went out. the mileage screen flashed power steering and i could hardly steer my car to get off the exit onto another hi-way. i drove my car home and parked it in the driveway. the next morning i got up and started my car, drove it and it was ok. however, the next day the power steering went out again and has every day since then. in the beginning i would turn my car off, wait 1 to 2 minutes, start my car and it would be fine. starting last month, the power steering goes off every 2 to 5 minutes regardless if i re-start my car or not.... it does not matter if i am trying to make a turn, or driving down a straight road. i can have the ac on, the ac off and the power steering goes out within 2 minutes of me starting my car. i was told in order for my gm power train warranty to be covered, i had to my car to a chevy service station, which i did on 6/27/2013 and was told that the power train warranty did not cover the power steering electric motor. since the incident i have been researching this issue, and have read that is a very common occurrence for the hhr's, but gm has done nothing about it. i have also emailed and spoken with a chevy complaint person and was also told nothing would be done about it. seems to me this is a safety issue, of the same kind the chevy cobalts were recalled for... why is nothing being done for the chevy hhr's with the same issue?

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D58S

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

i purchased my 2008 chevy hhr from a dealership in ky in february 2013, with around 55k miles on it. due to the amount of miles i also purchased an extended gm power train warranty. toward the end of may, i was driving on the hi-way coming off an exit, going between 45-55 miles an hour veering to the right, when the power steering in my car went out. the mileage screen flashed power steering and i could hardly steer my car to get off the exit onto another hi-way. i drove my car home and parked it in the driveway. the next morning i got up and started my car, drove it and it was ok. however, the next day the power steering went out again and has every day since then. in the beginning i would turn my car off, wait 1 to 2 minutes, start my car and it would be fine. starting last month, the power steering goes off every 2 to 5 minutes regardless if i re-start my car or not.... it does not matter if i am trying to make a turn, or driving down a straight road. i can have the ac on, the ac off and the power steering goes out within 2 minutes of me starting my car. i was told in order for my gm power train warranty to be covered, i had to my car to a chevy service station, which i did on 6/27/2013 and was told that the power train warranty did not cover the power steering electric motor. since the incident i have been researching this issue, and have read that is a very common occurrence for the hhr's, but gm has done nothing about it. i have also emailed and spoken with a chevy complaint person and was also told nothing would be done about it. seems to me this is a safety issue, of the same kind the chevy cobalts were recalled for... why is nothing being done for the chevy hhr's with the same issue?

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D58S

STEERING

i could be sitting in line at a drive thru, turning slowly, or driving straight and i hear a click, and the "power steering" message displays, and then it becomes extremely difficult to steer. if i shut the car off it goes away. also a major point is that it seems to be weather sensitive. last winter it came on only two times and never happened again until about a few days ago when the weather got above 90 degrees here. on those days it is very hard to get rid of it. however,, ironically, on a day that was only 74 degrees it never came on! i am afraid that this will come on while driving down the interstate and i am put into a situation of having to maneuver quickly.. and i am sure that all the other people that have complained about this will agree that moving "quickly" isn't going to happen. dealer tells me that the steering "module" is the entire steering column.. so repair cost is $900. i have 162,000 highway miles on my car and yes,, it's just an 08. if this part stayed in a faulty mode all the time i would say that it was a maintenance repair that i am liable for,, but with it going on and off and putting my safety at risk.. i feel this should be a manufacturer recall! they are the ones that decided to make this into an electronic component.. and a faulty one at that! do a search on line about "power steering" see how many other hhr owners are having the exact same safety issue with way less miles on their cars. i was shocked and disgusted. i am not feeling the confidence to make chevy my next purchase. why do the chevy cobalts have this recall.. but not hhr owners?

Reported in: MILLINOCKET ME || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

STEERING

power steering stopped working while driving. if i turn off the car and restart it, the power steering starts working again for a short time and then goes out again. with all the similar complaints i've been reading, chevrolet should do a recall before someone gets seriously hurt.

Reported in: MIDDLETOWN PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23DX8S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

power steering stopped working while driving. if i turn off the car and restart it, the power steering starts working again for a short time and then goes out again. with all the similar complaints i've been reading, chevrolet should do a recall before someone gets seriously hurt.

Reported in: MIDDLETOWN PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23DX8S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph there was a complete loss of power steering with an illumination of the warning indicator. the vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road. the vehicle was turned off and resumed normally upon restarting. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was unavailable.

Reported in: DALLAS TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D98S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the power steering keeps turning on so it makes it hard to drive or steer and it cuts into my mpg.

Reported in: SAN BERNARDINO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D18S

STEERING

the power steering keeps turning on so it makes it hard to drive or steer and it cuts into my mpg.

Reported in: SAN BERNARDINO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D18S

STEERING

driving my hhr and i hear a dinging noise, power steering message is shown. power steering is out. it has been three days and now it is doing it every time i start the vehicle and drive no more than a mile. this should be a recall, as the hhr has the same esa as the cobalt that has been recalled for this same issue.

Reported in: NASHVILLE TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

i was drive and out of where the power steering line came on and then when i try to make a right hand turn the wheel was very hard to turn. made me think what could happen if am in the freeway n have to do a turn. i love my hhr its the first problem i have came across. however, i have been reading n noticed am not the only one with problem. all i want is to fix it before something happens to me and my family.

Reported in: MERCED CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D68S

WHEELS

our 2008 chevy hhr just starts to shake on the highway once it hits 60 mph to about 64 mph, then it goes away. the shaking is really bad it makes the whole car shake and my hands began to shake pretty hard on the steering wheel. we've replaced all the tires with brand new goodyear eagle gt and them balanced and wheel alignment was done. but the car still shakes at that speed.

Reported in: BUDA TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23DX8S

SUSPENSION

our 2008 chevy hhr just starts to shake on the highway once it hits 60 mph to about 64 mph, then it goes away. the shaking is really bad it makes the whole car shake and my hands began to shake pretty hard on the steering wheel. we've replaced all the tires with brand new goodyear eagle gt and them balanced and wheel alignment was done. but the car still shakes at that speed.

Reported in: BUDA TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23DX8S

STEERING

driving on freeway at 55 mph power steering indicator came on and steering was very hard to turn. continued home very slow and steering the car was difficult and dangerous. power steering worked upon restart. now this happens every day. i will have to get it repaired and i am not happy after reading all of the similar problems with this steering unit. why has the 2008 hhr not been included the previous recalls?

Reported in: NASHVILLE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

STEERING

without any warning, the power steering motor quit. this resulted in extremely heavy steering for my wife so that she was unable to turn the steering wheel and coasted to a straight stop at the curb. she was lucky to be on a country road with no other traffic. with other traffic she would have had an accident. this problem on the chevy cobalt model is under a recall. i don't understand why it is not on the hhr since only the body of the two models is different, all the chassis, suspension, brakes, steering and running gear are all identical, including the power steering motor (electric power steering).

Reported in: BOYLSTON MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCCA85D78S

STEERING

i was on vacation driving 25 mph when the car started chiming and the power steering went out. i was close the my motel so i drove there. i turned the car off let it sit a few minutes then started it again and the steering was back. i took it the dealer when i got back home and the dealership said they drove it and it never went out. it didn't happen again until 2 weeks ago. now it happens every couple of minutes. i have to stop turn the car off then back on. it's fine for a few minutes then car chime and power steering is gone. i have done a search and have found a lot of people having the same problem. the same components were used on chevy cobalt and they were recalled.

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P88S

STEERING

as leaving work and driving out of the parking lot my car stiffened up on the slight curve, but as i drove and started to accelerate the "power steering" alert turned on. i went to make my first right turn and the car was extremely hard to turn. i pulled over, to look up the nearest autozone and thank goodness there was one right down the street from where i was at. i headed there and the lady hooked it up to the machine to see if the car was spitting out a code - nope. we looked in the manual and seen that the alert meant the car needed to be serviced immediately. with so many complaints i'm wondering why this issue hasn't prompted a recall. what does it take - death related to power steering? you hear about precaution recalls to avoid issues, but when you have an issue there is no justice. no wonder these vehicles were discontinued. shame on chevy/gm - this is no isolated incident.

Reported in: PHOENIX AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D68S

STEERING

i was driving home from a long trip, about 100 miles from home and my power steering light came on and my steering became very hard to turn. if there was an accident in the road i would have had a hard time avoiding it. i went to the gas station and when i turned the car off and then back on the power steering seemed to fix itself. well i took off down the road again and the power steering light came back on again with same scenario mentioned above. now my power steering light comes on sometimes twice a day everyday. i took it to the dealer finally today. the dealer called me and said, "good news this part is covered." i said great! then he called back 30 minutes later with bad news, he said that the part was covered in canada only! what, not in florida! this does not even make sense. lets just say after that phone call he charged me for the electric power steering motor at cost. my total cost was $163.45 (part #19257875). if i could have done it myself i would have. i just saw this part on ebay for $82.85 or better yet, if it was a recall it could have been free. after his earlier phone call there was no way i was going to let him charge me anything more. but, why again is this part not on the recall list for chevy hhrs. this is very dangerous. i guess when something bad happens and somebody gets sued maybe there will be a recall. sad but true. please recall! thanks.

Reported in: TALLAHASSEE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D98S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

while exiting the interstate yesterday, a "power steering" warning appeared on the dash. i had to make a turn immediately after this happened and was nearly unable to turn my car. i pulled off at the nearest parking lot to find that this vehicle does not have power steering fluid and is all electric. i had someone disconnect the battery to "reset" my car and had steering back. based on the complaints i have thourougly read over, i know that it is only a matter of time before it goes out again. i can't understand why this issue continues to be ignored and not recalled due to the fact the cobalt and ion have both been recalled for the same issue and the hhr has the same power steering parts as the cobalt. when somone loses their life because of a power steering problem will someone listen and act on it then???!!! i have two children and i'm afraid to drive them anywhere now. this is my only means of transportation and don't have the extra $800 or more sitting around to repair a problem that is chevrolet's fault. *tt

Reported in: SARALAND AL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while exiting the interstate yesterday, a "power steering" warning appeared on the dash. i had to make a turn immediately after this happened and was nearly unable to turn my car. i pulled off at the nearest parking lot to find that this vehicle does not have power steering fluid and is all electric. i had someone disconnect the battery to "reset" my car and had steering back. based on the complaints i have thourougly read over, i know that it is only a matter of time before it goes out again. i can't understand why this issue continues to be ignored and not recalled due to the fact the cobalt and ion have both been recalled for the same issue and the hhr has the same power steering parts as the cobalt. when somone loses their life because of a power steering problem will someone listen and act on it then???!!! i have two children and i'm afraid to drive them anywhere now. this is my only means of transportation and don't have the extra $800 or more sitting around to repair a problem that is chevrolet's fault. *tt

Reported in: SARALAND AL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph and making a turn, there was a sudden loss of power steering assist. the failure recurred intermittently. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the power steering pump module would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified and they informed that there was not a recall related to the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 84,595. updated 10/17/13*lj

Reported in: CARTERET NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D88S

STEERING

while driving at speeds upwards of 45 mph, the power steering light came on and i lost power steering. i almost got into a crash and was unable to safely steer the vehicle. once the vehicle was turned off the steering was returned. and then it would go out again until the vehicle was turned off again. upon searching the internet i saw that 1.3 million vehicles were recalled for the exact same issue but the chevy hhr was not one of them. it seems to be a hazardous issue according to chevy's recall, and the have received multiple complaints from hhr owners and haven't recalled this part on the hhr.

Reported in: GARDEN GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P38S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving at speeds upwards of 45 mph, the power steering light came on and i lost power steering. i almost got into a crash and was unable to safely steer the vehicle. once the vehicle was turned off the steering was returned. and then it would go out again until the vehicle was turned off again. upon searching the internet i saw that 1.3 million vehicles were recalled for the exact same issue but the chevy hhr was not one of them. it seems to be a hazardous issue according to chevy's recall, and the have received multiple complaints from hhr owners and haven't recalled this part on the hhr.

Reported in: GARDEN GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P38S

STEERING

on mine a message lights up on the dash 'power steering". when i cut off the car it, i can steer and i start driving, hitting the speed of 7 miles mph it cuts back on and off i have a family small kids and i don't want to have anything go wrong with my car because i cant afford another one, so please look unto it because other hhr owners been having the same problems.

Reported in: HAMMOND IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

STEERING

was driving down the road and power steering went out. after i stopped the car, turned it off and back on, power steering resumed, although only for a few minutes. i had to keep turning the car off and on in order for the power steering to re-engage. after a few months of this, the power steering is now completely not working! it comes on for about 1 minute when i start the car and then turns off completely after that minute. i am afraid to drive my car this coming winter in the snow. i do not want to shell out a bunch of $$$ and then have them recall the car. i know other chevy models with the same problem have been recalled. why has the hhr not been included in these recalls? no power steering poses a great risk of getting in an accident. i am a very frustrated chevy owner! please recall this car!

Reported in: EATON RAPIDS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P68S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my key won't turn the ignition on at all take you 5 mins just to get it to work

Reported in: AMARILLO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33PX8S

STEERING

the electric power steering will go out, bell rings and dash says "power steering". i can pull over and restart engine and it will work for a while. this happens a lot.

Reported in: WAXAHACHIE TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph the power steering light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 183,689.

Reported in: GALVESTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D98S

SERVICE BRAKES

i purchased this car in december of 2010, as a certified used car. it had 13435 miles at the time of purchase. after six months, 17000 miles, service lights began to light up---i took it to the dealer. after taking it home all seemed to be operating normally when in august, 17100 miles, i began to experience a shuttering when braking and a clunking noise while driving. dealer repaired, harness and hub bearing and i purchase two new front tires. within about a year car began to shimmy again when braking. at 25000 mile , dealer stated now brakes are bad, warped and rotors need work. within 6 months of taking car home, shimmying began to start again. i have seen many complaints on line with regard to the brakes, but gm denies any knowledge of problems. hmmmmmmmm!

Reported in: OMAHA NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P58S

SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB

i purchased this car in december of 2010, as a certified used car. it had 13435 miles at the time of purchase. after six months, 17000 miles, service lights began to light up---i took it to the dealer. after taking it home all seemed to be operating normally when in august, 17100 miles, i began to experience a shuttering when braking and a clunking noise while driving. dealer repaired, harness and hub bearing and i purchase two new front tires. within about a year car began to shimmy again when braking. at 25000 mile , dealer stated now brakes are bad, warped and rotors need work. within 6 months of taking car home, shimmying began to start again. i have seen many complaints on line with regard to the brakes, but gm denies any knowledge of problems. hmmmmmmmm!

Reported in: OMAHA NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P58S

STEERING

i pulled out of my driveway and the power steering went out. the steering got very tight and the car dinged with the message check power steering.

Reported in: ARNOLD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

VISIBILITY/WIPER

the driver side visor falls while driving. i have to stuff the connector with paper. i have even replaced the part thinking it was faulty.. it wasn't the connector tab.

Reported in: ARNOLD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

the lock will not unlock when i use the key. it is as though the lock is jammed. both keyless entries have stopped working. i keep onstar activated so i can get into my car.

Reported in: ARNOLD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

power steering assist is lost and it requires greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds that increases the risk of a crash. this is the same part that was recalled in the 2008 chevrolet cobalt under nhtsa campaign number: 10v073000 the same problem is happening to the chevrolet hhr it all over the internet.

Reported in: HIALEAH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D58S

STEERING

power steering assist is lost and it requires greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds that increases the risk of a crash. this is the same part that was recalled in the 2008 chevrolet cobalt under nhtsa campaign number: 10v073000 the same problem is happening to the chevrolet hhr it all over the internet.

Reported in: HIALEAH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D58S

STEERING

the power steering failed in my car out of the blue while i was pulling out of the parking lot of a restaurant. it has happened approximately 6 times since then. once i shut the car off and let it sit for awhile it goes off. the issue with the power steering randomly failing is very dangerous. if i was in mid turn the issue could have caused an accident. a recall was done on the chevy cobalt for the same issue and both cars use the same parts.

Reported in: DURHAM NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D58S

STEERING

my battery went out on me. then i had it replaced and then the power steering went out. i noticed that they was a recall on it. also that this has happen to so many other folks.

Reported in: ATLANTA GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my battery went out on me. then i had it replaced and then the power steering went out. i noticed that they was a recall on it. also that this has happen to so many other folks.

Reported in: ATLANTA GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

STEERING

power steering stops working. it began about a month ago, scared me a lot. at first it would happen after i drove it a bit but now it happens after about 30 seconds. i worry about needing to steer to avoid someone at slow speeds. i live in a crowded community and people, dogs, bikes, skateboarders and children are always just walking out onto the road. also, i drive into farmer's markets and swap meets where people are all milling about and lots of maneuvering needs to be done to avoid accidents. no power steering makes this very hard to do. i can't afford to fix as i m barely making enough money to continue with my small business. called chevrolet and they tell me this is not a recall issue. they will charge me $125 just to look at it. and i have to give up using the car. this is crazy that no recall has been done considering all the complaints and facts of this issue.

Reported in: SAN DIEGO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA15D78S

STEERING

while operating, my vehicles power steering shuts off and my "power steering" alert appears on the dash. if the car is shut off, and turned back on it works properly; and then shuts off again randomly. this happens nearly every time i drive it, sometimes several times. there is nothing consistent with driving conditions, speed, duration of driving when it occurs.

Reported in: EL SEGUNDO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D98S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while operating, my vehicles power steering shuts off and my "power steering" alert appears on the dash. if the car is shut off, and turned back on it works properly; and then shuts off again randomly. this happens nearly every time i drive it, sometimes several times. there is nothing consistent with driving conditions, speed, duration of driving when it occurs.

Reported in: EL SEGUNDO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D98S

STEERING

power steering goes out, it will be fine then all of the sudden while driving the steering tightens up and i cannot turn like i am suppose to, this happens quite often and i am worried about the safety of my children and myself. the first time it happened i had my children with me and i hit a curb which tore my tire up. it has happened numerous times which has almost caused me to wreck into other cars and a semi. i would not complain but it has happened numerous times and i have children. this is not safe at all and i cannot afford to have it fixed because i was told it would cost about $300, i got online to see if there were any recalls, but found no recall on the hhr and there was a recall on the cobalt which apparently has the same brand or type of power steering, this is ridiculous that chevy hasn't had a recall on this issue, they should before someone gets killed and found i was not the only person with this problem it appears numerous complaints for this same defect. the power steering issue is my main issue i am scared i am going to end up having a wreck like have almost had numerous times, this is the only car i own so i am worried about my children's safety!!!!!

Reported in: PORTLAND IN || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA23D78S

STEERING

i was stopped at an intersection making a right hand turn when the power steering stopped working with out notice thankfully i was not moving and did not have far to go (40ft) to pull into the buisness parking lot it was struggle for me to get the car in there. this is a saftey issue that needs to be corrected before someone or a family is killed . anyone with weak muscles or artifical limbs who is traveling on a road or the highway may not be as lucky as i was and could suffer very serious injury or death . i contacted my local chevrolet dealer kevin (service writer) and also spoke with harold (10yrs with chevrolet in detroit) who said my vin# does not fall under any type of recall or assitance to correct this problem. how many people will be injured or killed before chevrolet decides to correct this issue ????

Reported in: WORCESTER MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

AIR BAGS

2008 chevrolet hhr. consumer writes in regards to air bag recall notice. *smd the consumer believed the letter he received was a scam.

Reported in: RACINE WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

as i was in the middle of a turn with no warning what so ever the electrical power steering quit working almost causing a accident the only warning i had was the power steering message that came up after it quit working in a turn this is very dangerous and is a known problem on there other cars like the cobalt and ions this should be a mandatory recall very dangerous once you shut the car off and restart it the power steering will work again but will go out without warning again.

Reported in: BLOOMINGTON IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

SUSPENSION

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken for an oil change when the mechanic diagnosed that there were two fractured coil springs in the rear suspension of the vehicle. the vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 47,600. updated 02/11/2014 *bf

Reported in: SPENCER PORT NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D68S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated as the steering wheel seized. the failure recurred intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and diagnosed that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

Reported in: ROSELLE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA35P68S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

was driving at highway speed and all of a sudden my car got hard to steer and a chime dinged and my screen on the dash read (power steering) was coming up on a turn and it took me and the passenger to manually turn the wheel with great effort on both our parts, this was scary! if i had been alone i'm not sure if i could have negotiated the turn thus ending in a one vehicle collision.

Reported in: VANCEBURG KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D18S

STEERING

was driving at highway speed and all of a sudden my car got hard to steer and a chime dinged and my screen on the dash read (power steering) was coming up on a turn and it took me and the passenger to manually turn the wheel with great effort on both our parts, this was scary! if i had been alone i'm not sure if i could have negotiated the turn thus ending in a one vehicle collision.

Reported in: VANCEBURG KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D18S

STEERING

power steering keeps cutting off while driving or sitting still. no reason for this to happen but i'm seeing tons of these incidents happening to the 2006 thru 2010 hhrs' dealerships are telling owners to replace the whole power steering module and motor.$500+ to repair.

Reported in: ORLANDO FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P88S

STEERING

was driving down the highway and the power steering motor failed, causing steering to be very difficult. i have had this car just over a year now and everyday it's seems to get worse and worse and a whole lot more frequent. this is very dangerous especially when traveling on the highway. definitely a serious safety concern.

Reported in: DELTONA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D98S

STEERING

the first time this occurred i was coming home from the store and wasn't on the freeway when my power steering went out. the next time was yesterday and i was driving in a school zone and the power steering went out, i got it into a parking lot and cut off my engine and started my car again and the power steering was working correctly. evidently this is an issue with this vehicle after watching utube comments and i am wondering if you are an agency that protects consumers why is this not a recall?

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

i was driving my vehicle when my power steering light came on and it made it hard for me to turn my wheel,once i pulled over and turned off my car,and turned it back on it was ok the light went off. but when i went to drive it again it did the same thing but eventually it got to the point where i couldn't drive it for the light coming on and the turning got worse.

Reported in: AUGUSTA GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact was driving 10 mph when the power steering assist failed. the vehicle was not taken for inspection or diagnosis. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 114,000.

Reported in: HUNTINGTON WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact was driving 40 mph when the power steering assist failed and the steering sensor illuminated. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where the contact was informed that no issues were found. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. the approximate failure mileage was 108,000. updated 03/12/14*lj updated 03/20/14

Reported in: MAPLE SHADE NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D08S

STEERING

lost power steering and simultaneously saw a "power steering" message displayed on the driver's information center. had a very difficult time steering the car in heavy traffic. was able to reset the condition by shutting off the car and restarting, but the problem keeps recurring with regularity.

Reported in: FORT WORTH TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

STEERING

i was driving my 2008 chevrolet hhr and exiting off of i95 in jacksonville fl when all of a sunned my power steering (electric steering) whet out, as it quir operating there was a warning light that came on in my instrument panel that read "power steering", i pulled over and shut the vehicle off and consulted my owners manual and could find nothing there to help with what may be the cause. i started the vehicle back up and was going to try and just get it to my house which was only 5-6 miles away and when i started the vehicle back up the power steering was operating normal again so i thought maybe a fluke, as i continued to drive home all seemed fine until i was making a turn and it went out again in the middle of my turn nearly causing me to run in to another vehicle. i pulled over again and waited for traffic to clear and started it up again and the steering was again operating normal. the chevrolet cobalt has the same electric steering motor as the hhr and had a recall as i understand according to the internet but there has not been one issued for the hhr yet although it is doing the same thing as the cobalt did. the steering on this vehicle is dangerous at best as you have no idea as to when you will loose power steering and run the risk of running in to some one.

Reported in: JACKSONVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P08S

STEERING

driving thru traffic in dallas, power steering light came on, car became very hard to steer. this is happening quite often now. i can pull over and turn vehicle off and resets, i called dealership said to check all my sensors. this is very dangerous and i'm starting to not even want to drive my car.

Reported in: BALL LA || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that when attempting the make a left or right turn or change lanes the power steering would intermittently fail without warning. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was alerted about the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 52,000 miles. the current mileage was 59,000.

Reported in: INDIANAPOLIS IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GUDA23P56S

STEERING

we have a 2008 chevrolet hhr that the power steering randomly shuts off during driving, to remedy the issue you just have to turn the car off and back on again. after doing some research, it looks like this is a well documented issue with these cars and chevrolet knows about it, however, even though the cobalts with the same part and issue have been recalled, they are not doing this for the hhr. it seems that until someone is hurt, they are not willing to do anything about the problem. any help and/or advise would be greatly appreciated.

Reported in: ROANOKE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D28S

STEERING

driving home and power steering went out while trying to make a turn. continues to go out while driving and sometimes when you shut car off and restart it will work but not for long. took to dealer and no real solution to problem given. just told hit or miss on parts. i one doesn't work replace another. car is garbage.

Reported in: JOLIET IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the key would sporadically release from the ignition. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who performed an inspection and stated that the ignition locking system and ignition cylinder failed. the locking system and the ignition were replaced. the manufacturer advised was also contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the failure mileage was 113,000 and the current mileage was 121,000.

Reported in: COLLEGE GROVE TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P58S

STEERING

the power asst. for the steering stop working.

Reported in: BIRCH RUN MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph, another vehicle crashed into her rear and pushed the vehicle forward, causing the contact to crash into the rear of a third vehicle. the air bags failed to deploy. a police report was filed however, the driver sustained a concussion, and injuries to the shoulder and neck. the vehicle was destroyed. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 38,000. updated 06/24/14 ma updated 07/1/2014 *js

Reported in: NEW PORT RICHEY FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNCA23D28S

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

brake lights melted on car.

Reported in: CRESCENT CITY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P38S

STEERING

power steering went out.

Reported in: BIRMINGHAM AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P88S

STEERING

became aware of loss of power steering at stop sign. drove 1/4 mile, still no power steering and noticed instrument panel display readout "power steering". turned ignition off, restarted engine, power steering returned to normal a operation. internet searches indicate intermittent power steering problems are common on the hhr. there have been recalls on similar models and recalls on the hhr in canada. why no recall in the us?

Reported in: ATLANTIC IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D58S

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

i purchased my hhr 2008 new and only have 34400+ mileage as to this date, not hard on braking and 2013 the brakes were warped and i have it repaired. i experienced the problem with the ignition once, cannot turn off but after trying it eventually turned off after several try. this happened only once so i did not take it to the dealer. then my power steering went out while i was driving 40mph, i stopped the car and called the dealer and advice me to bring it in . the steering assist motor was replaced in 9/1/11. then nov. 19,2012 the rear side door will not close. my daughter have to drive while i was holding the door close, dealer replaced the internal lock door. now i am having problem with the engine light warning on with the temperature gauge working sometimes. i took it to the dealer and they said that is was not on. so nothing was done . as i said it work sometimes and most of the time it was not working. i will take it back to the dealer and hopefully it will stay on so they can check what's wrong with it.

Reported in: NORTH LAS VEGAS NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

STEERING

i purchased my hhr 2008 new and only have 34400+ mileage as to this date, not hard on braking and 2013 the brakes were warped and i have it repaired. i experienced the problem with the ignition once, cannot turn off but after trying it eventually turned off after several try. this happened only once so i did not take it to the dealer. then my power steering went out while i was driving 40mph, i stopped the car and called the dealer and advice me to bring it in . the steering assist motor was replaced in 9/1/11. then nov. 19,2012 the rear side door will not close. my daughter have to drive while i was holding the door close, dealer replaced the internal lock door. now i am having problem with the engine light warning on with the temperature gauge working sometimes. i took it to the dealer and they said that is was not on. so nothing was done . as i said it work sometimes and most of the time it was not working. i will take it back to the dealer and hopefully it will stay on so they can check what's wrong with it.

Reported in: NORTH LAS VEGAS NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle lost power steering with the power steering light illuminated. the steering wheel was hard to turn. vehicle had to be turned off and restarted in order for the vehicle to function properly. the failure occurred six times over a period of a month. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who did not diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage 82,000. updated 05/28/14*lj

Reported in: ALBANY GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D48S

STEERING

power steering failed. at first it would go out but, when the car was restarted it would work again. now it's just out. very dangerous on the freeway!

Reported in: RENTON WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA85D285

STEERING

while driving out of my neighborhood the hhr shut off and i lost power steering & power brakes, forcing me onto the sidewalk. luckily there was no cars parked along the street or anyone walking on the sidewalk. this has happen twice already within one month. second time i was just pulling out of the parking lot.

Reported in: PLANO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, there was a complete loss of power steering without any warning. the vehicle was driven cautiously with the recurring steering malfunction. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

Reported in: WYTHEVILLE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P28S

STEERING

on december 3, 2013 while i was driving to work i lost power steering on my 2008 hhr. i immediately pulled over. when i turn off the car and turn it back on, the power steering will work for a few minute before losing power again. i began to search the internet for a solution. i notice several blogs from hhr owners having the same problem. i call hhr customer service to see if there was a recall and i was told there was not. i have gotten an estimate on fixing the problem and was quoted approx. 850 dollars.

Reported in: MCALPIN FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D48S

STEERING

the power just stop working, and a light said to get steering.

Reported in: BIRCH RUN MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

SUSPENSION

it make a lot of noise, it still go works just makes clunking noise.

Reported in: BIRCH RUN MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

STEERING

the power steering just quit, than the dash said that it not working.

Reported in: BIRCH RUN MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

STEERING

my power steering doesnt work and isn't on the recall list why?

Reported in: JACKSON MS || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P08S

STEERING

i was leaving work in louisville il and my power steering went out while turning a corner. luckily the corner wasn't a sharp one. i would have, in fact, hit oncoming traffic if there were any. i would have also hit anyone sitting at the stop sign in their driver door. i was very lucky. i had to get mine fixed in may of last year. i called gm complaining but they wouldn't fix it. i noticed there is a recall for this exact thing for 2009 and 2010's but nothing for 2008's. i wanted you to be aware that 2008's have this same flaw with the electric power steering motor. it kept going in and out until i got it fixed. after the first time i wasn't so surprised and knew to expect it at anytime. the first time was scary though. i can't imagine if it happened to a young driver. i'm 42 and drive well.

Reported in: FLORA IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D48S

STEERING

power steering goes out multiple times. the car has to be shut off completrly and turned back on again. this happens in earlier year hhr's and chevy cobalts and has been recalled. this needs to be recalled on 2008 chevy hhr's as well.

Reported in: TEMPE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P98S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the poser steering warning chime sounded as the power steering warning message displayed on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the power steering module would need to be replaced. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 14v153000(steering) however, the recall did not include the hhr model. the manufacture was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 128,000. updated 6/10/14*cn

Reported in: LEBANON IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P58S

STEERING

i have a intermittent power steering failure the same as other hhrs coverd on a recall why is mine not covered. many people with same year have same problem

Reported in: BUZZARDS BAY MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2GNDA13D88S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving 50 mph, the power steering warning lamp illuminated and the steering wheel became very hard to maneuver. the contact mentioned that the failure occurred several times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician diagnosed that the power assist motor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 63,000. the current mileage was 65,806. updated 6/17/14*cn the consumer stated when he turned off the engine and re-started the vehicle, the power steering would resume normal operation.

Reported in: WARREN MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23P18S

SERVICE BRAKES

since we got the hhr 3 years ago we have had to replace the rotors 5 different times because they become warped. the new ones only last a month, maybe a 1,000 miles of wear before the brakes start to become warped again. two months ago before i could get it into the shop to replace the rotors i stepped on the brake doing about 5 mph when i heard a grinding noise. i immediately took it the shop, 50 miles away, to find out that a brake pad was completely missing!!! apparently the warped rotor uneven surface jerked the brake pad out of its setting and that is why it was missing. the mechanic had to do a complete brake (front) job using the best rotors on the market 2 months ago and in less than 1 month, with no heavy braking, the brakes are once again showing signs that the rotors are warped---stepping on the brakes it is jerking once again, and now they are almost as bad as they were when i took them in to get repaired. it is a very dangerous situation especially realizing the possibility of another brake pad coming off when i step on the brake. i have read online so many other people complaining of this same problem with these cars. i strongly feel that there needs to be a recall on these cars before something horrible happens to the occupants riding in these cars.

Reported in: ROCHESTER WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P685

STEERING

while driving, multiple times, i would hear a chime, the power steering lights up on dash, then loss of power steering would result. this problem started happening approximately 1 1/2 years ago. this problem is getting more frequent and is extremely dangerous. i took the car to pine belt approximately 1 1/2 weeks ago and was told i needed a power steering pump. i was told if that did not work that i would need a column replacement. this is a $1400 repair that i cannot afford. this is my only vehicle & i use it for both business and personal uses. as an example of how dangerous this situation is, i went on an hour & a half drive yesterday (4/22/14) and the power steering went out 18 times. at one point, i lost control of the car while trying to make a turn and almost ran into a curb. this is an extremely dangerous situation for both myself & to other drivers on the road.

Reported in: BRICK NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D88S

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

while driving, multiple times, i would hear a chime, the power steering lights up on dash, then loss of power steering would result. this problem started happening approximately 1 1/2 years ago. this problem is getting more frequent and is extremely dangerous. i took the car to pine belt approximately 1 1/2 weeks ago and was told i needed a power steering pump. i was told if that did not work that i would need a column replacement. this is a $1400 repair that i cannot afford. this is my only vehicle & i use it for both business and personal uses. as an example of how dangerous this situation is, i went on an hour & a half drive yesterday (4/22/14) and the power steering went out 18 times. at one point, i lost control of the car while trying to make a turn and almost ran into a curb. this is an extremely dangerous situation for both myself & to other drivers on the road.

Reported in: BRICK NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D88S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the power steering assist suddenly malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become difficult to turn. the power steering warning light illuminated during the failure. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 31,000.

Reported in: JASPER AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P28S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle intermittently lost power steering and the 'power steering lost' message displayed. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the eps motor would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 65,000. updated 07/01/14 ma

Reported in: PALM COAST FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA05D38S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle intermittently lost power steering and the 'power steering lost' message displayed. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the eps motor would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 65,000. updated 07/01/14 ma

Reported in: PALM COAST FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA05D38S

STEERING

i was driving around a curve on the highway, heard a chime and my power steering went out. then across the dash, power steering popped up. i was in austin rush hour traffic and could not pull over. once i was able to stop and turn the car off for several minutes, i turned the car back on and steering was fine. got in to go to work this morning, heard the chime and no power steering. very difficult to steer with no power steering. this is a major safety issue and should be recalled

Reported in: AUSTIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D28S

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the passenger's side head light overheated causing it to malfunction. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was verified but a remedy was not available. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 35,000.

Reported in: DETROIT MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P88S

STEERING

my 16 year old daughter was driving. a chime sounded, the power steering quit working and the dash info center said power steering. after turning off and restarting the car, the power steering started working again. this was quite a surprise to a new driver. local dealer to fix will be more then $600.00. this should be recalled after seeing all the same issues on the internet with other hhr owners.

Reported in: ANDERSON TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

i have filed a complaint before when this first happend, now it is happening every single day. everday i get into my car my power steering goes out. ive only had this car since feb 15,2014 and this should not be happening. why is it that other hhr's have been recalled for the same problem but not this year. this is a big problem who do we need to contact to get this resloved?

Reported in: BIRMINGHAM AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P88S

SUSPENSION

kept hearing a clunking noise in the front end when going over speed bumps or hitting regular bumps in the road. have taken it to chevy mechanics several times, and no issue was found. took it in to an independent mechanic for a tune up and he told me that the front bushings were completely shot and it was having an adverse effect on my alignment. mechanic stated that for the bushings to be in the condition they were in, this had to have been an ongoing problem. chevy never diagnosed the problem and never made any suggestions for repairs of this nature. very upset that i am now out of warranty (my vehicle was under warranty when i first started hearing the noise) and i am now looking at a $1200 repair that chevy should have diagnosed and repaired 4 years ago when i first noticed the problem. this on top of all of the recalls and other issues gm seems to be having, i will never purchase another gm vehicle.

Reported in: CHANDLER AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while traveling at 70 mph when the power steering failed. once the vehicle was shifted into neutral,the power steering returned to normal. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, diagnosed the vehicle with a power steering module failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

Reported in: ANN ARBOR MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P48S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while traveling at 70 mph when the power steering failed. once the vehicle was shifted into neutral,the power steering returned to normal. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, diagnosed the vehicle with a power steering module failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

Reported in: ANN ARBOR MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P48S

STRUCTURE:BODY

the left rear power door lock actuator is inoperative. the rear door can not be opened ( from outside or inside) either with power assist or manually pulling the lock plunger. i have to use pliers grabbing the door lock plungers ( pulling upward) to force the lock open allowing me to open rear door (excessive force required along with someone pushing the power door lock switch simultaneously). once in the locked condition you can not operate the door from either the inside or outside. rear seat occupants would be trapped in back seat without being able to exit the vehicle. i checked the child safety switch and it is not engaged. this is a safety hazard as rear seat occupants would not be able to exit the car in the event of an accident or fire. the right side rear door lock actuator failed similarly ( same condition) on this same vehicle while under warranty and it was replaced. now gm dealer said it was my issue and gm would not cover replacement or cost to install replacement part. i want this saftey issue documented in an independent third party file in case of an accident.

Reported in: MACOMB MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P48S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the key failed to unlock all the doors from inside the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer. the manufacturer was notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 88,000.

Reported in: HUNTINGTON WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D38S

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving 20 mph, the contact drove over a pothole and the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. a police report was not filed and there were no injuries. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 111,098.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

STEERING

power steering cuts out! caused small accident!

Reported in: KNIGHTDALE NC || Crash: N || VIN #:

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the driver was traveling approximately 35 mph when another vehicle crashed into the vehicle. the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over, crashing into a ditch. the air bags failed to deploy. the driver was killed and a passenger was injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. a police report was filed. the vehicle was destroyed. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 70,000.

Reported in: COMMERCE TOWNSHIP MI || Crash: Y || VIN #:

STEERING

i was driving at highway speeds when the power steering light came on and i lost my power steering. since that time it occurs occasionally but is now more frequent. i was researching the problem online on a hhr owners forum when i realized that this is a common problem. those who experienced the same problem all stated that it is sudden and can potentially be dangerous. i have checked my vin on gm website for recalls and this problem is not listed. what is confusing to me is that the chevrolet cobalt was listed for this problem and the cobalt and hhr share the same parts.

Reported in: JOLIET IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P98S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver as the power steering warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 180,000 and the current mileage was 206,000.

Reported in: CAPAC MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D38S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the car hit a bump on the street and power steering alarm went off indicating a loss of that function. when pulled over to the side of the road,and ignition was turned off and back on, the problem resolved. from there on out, this problem would occur at irregular times whether the car hit a bump or not and the same remedy was used: pull over, turn switch off, turn switch back on and proceed. within a distance of 32 miles, this averaged about 6 times. today the dealership called and reported the car was fixed, but when my wife asked about the power steering problem, we were told "if it happens again, just bring it back", which doesn't sound as if that part of the ignition switch was fixed. we did not want to sign off on our car until the entire problem was taken care of. thank you for any help in this matter.

Reported in: CARROLLTON GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D08S

STEERING

the car hit a bump on the street and power steering alarm went off indicating a loss of that function. when pulled over to the side of the road,and ignition was turned off and back on, the problem resolved. from there on out, this problem would occur at irregular times whether the car hit a bump or not and the same remedy was used: pull over, turn switch off, turn switch back on and proceed. within a distance of 32 miles, this averaged about 6 times. today the dealership called and reported the car was fixed, but when my wife asked about the power steering problem, we were told "if it happens again, just bring it back", which doesn't sound as if that part of the ignition switch was fixed. we did not want to sign off on our car until the entire problem was taken care of. thank you for any help in this matter.

Reported in: CARROLLTON GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D08S

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving various speeds the power steering would independently disengage. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer nor the dealer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown. rk

Reported in: SUMMERVILLE SC || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving various speeds the power steering would independently disengage. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer nor the dealer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown. rk

Reported in: SUMMERVILLE SC || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i was turning left on the corner of my house, driving less than 15 mph and then the back glass of my car exploded without reason and the glass was destroyed in pieces. it was very scary because sounded a big an explosion

Reported in: MIAMI FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P18S

STEERING

while driving without notice, the power steering stops working and at the same time, the notice that it has pops up on the dash. in order to reset it, i have to stop, turn off the car, and then restart the car. this seems like a big safety concern to me. i am told that it is a sensor that has failed. is this suppose to be covered by a recall or something that the nhsta would want to look into?

Reported in: OAK PARK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA35P18S

STEERING

"power steering" message appeared on the dash board and the power steering functionality failed. almost caused an accident as it occurred during a tight turn. after car was restarted the problem resolved temporarily, but recurred shortly thereafter and continues to recur with high frequency.

Reported in: FORT COLLINS CO || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while driving on the highway at 65 mph+, power steering message shows, dinging noise sounds, and the steering becomes difficult. all power steering is lost while on the highway, and it is now 100x harder to move the car to the next lane and pull over to the emergency lane. has happened over 6 times in a week's timeframe.

Reported in: HENRICO VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the contact stated that the recall had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. the dealer indicated that parts were not available. contact had not experienced a failure. the manufacturer was not notified of the delay.

Reported in: HENDERSON NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23B09S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the contact stated that the recall had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. the dealer indicated that parts were not available. contact had not experienced a failure. the manufacturer was not notified of the delay.

Reported in: HENDERSON NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23B09S

STEERING

steering cuts out while driving,, restart car back on but a repeating process

Reported in: HAGERSTOWN MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCCA85DX8S

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the headlights continued to fail. the failure recurred three times in six months. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, and each time the headlights were replaced however, they could not diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

Reported in: MAPLEWOOD MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the headlights continued to fail. the failure recurred three times in six months. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, and each time the headlights were replaced however, they could not diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

Reported in: MAPLEWOOD MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

STEERING

the first incident occured as i was slowing to make a turn and a message appeared on the message center that said power steering. over the course of the next 2 - 3 days i lost power steering in the car approximately 35 - 40 times. we then took the car to a chevy dealer to have the ignition switch work done. they had the car for 1 1/2 months. i didn't have any issues until about 2 weeks after i picked the car up and have continued to have problems with losing power steering as i'm driving down the road. from what i understand, my car seems to be doing the same thing that the 2009 & 2010 hhr's that are being recalled are doing.

Reported in: KISSIMMEE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33D98S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notifications for nhtsa campaign id numbers: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14v171000 (electrical system) however, the parts needed were not available in order to perform the recall repairs. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure. the vehicle current mileage was unknown.

Reported in: HAMMOND LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53PX8S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received recall notification for nhtsa campaign id number 14v171000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable. the manufacturer was not notified of the delay. there were no failures.

Reported in: SWAN LAKE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D48S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

tl* the contact owns 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number 14e021000 (ignition switch). the dealer stated that the part was not available for the recall repair. the manufacturer was not made aware of delay. there were no failures at this time.

Reported in: PARK RAPIDS MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23P86S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that at slower speeds the power steering assist failed to function properly and the vehicle failed to shut off. immediately following the failure the power steering failure warning indicator illuminated on the instrumental panel. the contact notified the manufacturer; however, they stated that the year of the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 14v153000 (steering). the dealer stated the power steering motor needed to be repaired. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000.

Reported in: SALINAS CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D98S

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning and caused the contact to lose control of the vehicle, crashing into an embankment. a police report was not filed and the driver sustained a shoulder injury. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 90,000.

Reported in: DELBARTON WV || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id numbers: 14v04700 (air bags, electrical system) and 14v17100 (electrical system). the contact stated that the parts were unavailable to perform either recall repair. the manufacture was made aware of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: NEWFIELD NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA33D08S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id numbers: 14v04700 (air bags, electrical system) and 14v17100 (electrical system). the contact stated that the parts were unavailable to perform either recall repair. the manufacture was made aware of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: NEWFIELD NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA33D08S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that nhtsa campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. the contact received the recall notification in april of 2014 however, the dealer stated that the part was not available for repair. the vin was not available. the contact did not experience any failure. updated 8/19/14*cn the consumer stated the ignition was replaced on 08/04/2014. updated 08/28/2014 *js

Reported in: DEMING NM || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D48S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received nhtsa recall campaign number 14e021000 (ignition switch). the dealer stated that the part was unavailable. the manufacturer was notified of the part delay. there were no failures.

Reported in: STEVEN TOWN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13DX8S

STEERING

2008 chevrolet hhr. consumer writes in regards to power steering went out. *smd

Reported in: SILVIS IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering failed and became difficult to turn. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

Reported in: MINNEAPOLIS MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

STEERING

at any given time i lose my power steering. if i turn the car off and restart it works for awhile but the problem returns. i did see where they issued a recall for 2009 and later but did not include 2008 however they did say that they would honor lifetime warranty on the power steering motor on my car but when i take the car to the dealer they say this vin number is not under a recall when i tell them it is under a lifetime warranty they look at me like i have two heads. can you send me anything that i can give to the dealer so they will fix this problem.

Reported in: ESSEX MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13078S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received recall notices for nhtsa campaign id numbers: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) and 14v1710000 (electrical system). while driving approximately 45 mph, the ignition switch seized and the vehicle shut off completely. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but no repairs were made. the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

Reported in: BURLINGTON NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D68S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently when the brakes were applied. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. however they did advised the contact by phone that the vehicle could have developed tire flat spots and the rotors could have seized due to the vehicle seating for two months on dealers lot waiting for parts in order to repair recall nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000(air bags, electrical system). the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 89,551.

Reported in: CHURCH HILL TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently when the brakes were applied. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. however they did advised the contact by phone that the vehicle could have developed tire flat spots and the rotors could have seized due to the vehicle seating for two months on dealers lot waiting for parts in order to repair recall nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000(air bags, electrical system). the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 89,551.

Reported in: CHURCH HILL TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the contact stated that the dealer and the manufacturer on numerous occasions advised her that they have no idea when the parts will be available. the recall repair was not performed in a reasonable amount of time. there were no failures at this time.

Reported in: GOLDEN VALLEY AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the contact stated that the dealer and the manufacturer on numerous occasions advised her that they have no idea when the parts will be available. the recall repair was not performed in a reasonable amount of time. there were no failures at this time.

Reported in: GOLDEN VALLEY AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received recall notifications of nhtsa campaign id numbers 14v047000 (air bag, electrical system) and 14v171000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable. the dealer was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: NORTH TONAWANDA NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received recall notifications of nhtsa campaign id numbers 14v047000 (air bag, electrical system) and 14v171000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable. the dealer was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: NORTH TONAWANDA NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

around april my car started to have a hard time accelerating. a warning cane on the dash that read "loosing enginepower" or words to that effect. when i would brake my car would shake. when i would drive at about 35 my car steering wheel would start b to shake and was hard to control. i took it to my local chevy dealership where i had the oil change, all four breaks replaced, the tech took a ride with me to hear and feel what my car had been doing. he said he didn't know what it was but ran a diagnostic on it and it said multiple things maybe wrong with, such as the fuel injector, the turbo had came up and a fuel regulator and the electrical system. i asked if it was safe to drive and they insured me it was. my car continued to make all these sounds and struggled to accelerate and the breaks were still slipping. on april 17th i was driving on my son's field trip and suddenly my car started to lose power. i pulled over to side of the interstate at the truck stop. i turned my car off and oil was every where. i had my car towed to the local dealership where i purchased the car. they said the timing chain had broke, causing major damage to my engine. i will have to replace my engine. had my car been properly diagnosed, this could have been prevented. i am now out i found a vehicle due to this misduagnoses. i have had this car for almost 2 years.

Reported in: LAQUEY MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X18S

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

around april my car started to have a hard time accelerating. a warning cane on the dash that read "loosing enginepower" or words to that effect. when i would brake my car would shake. when i would drive at about 35 my car steering wheel would start b to shake and was hard to control. i took it to my local chevy dealership where i had the oil change, all four breaks replaced, the tech took a ride with me to hear and feel what my car had been doing. he said he didn't know what it was but ran a diagnostic on it and it said multiple things maybe wrong with, such as the fuel injector, the turbo had came up and a fuel regulator and the electrical system. i asked if it was safe to drive and they insured me it was. my car continued to make all these sounds and struggled to accelerate and the breaks were still slipping. on april 17th i was driving on my son's field trip and suddenly my car started to lose power. i pulled over to side of the interstate at the truck stop. i turned my car off and oil was every where. i had my car towed to the local dealership where i purchased the car. they said the timing chain had broke, causing major damage to my engine. i will have to replace my engine. had my car been properly diagnosed, this could have been prevented. i am now out i found a vehicle due to this misduagnoses. i have had this car for almost 2 years.

Reported in: LAQUEY MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X18S

STEERING

around april my car started to have a hard time accelerating. a warning cane on the dash that read "loosing enginepower" or words to that effect. when i would brake my car would shake. when i would drive at about 35 my car steering wheel would start b to shake and was hard to control. i took it to my local chevy dealership where i had the oil change, all four breaks replaced, the tech took a ride with me to hear and feel what my car had been doing. he said he didn't know what it was but ran a diagnostic on it and it said multiple things maybe wrong with, such as the fuel injector, the turbo had came up and a fuel regulator and the electrical system. i asked if it was safe to drive and they insured me it was. my car continued to make all these sounds and struggled to accelerate and the breaks were still slipping. on april 17th i was driving on my son's field trip and suddenly my car started to lose power. i pulled over to side of the interstate at the truck stop. i turned my car off and oil was every where. i had my car towed to the local dealership where i purchased the car. they said the timing chain had broke, causing major damage to my engine. i will have to replace my engine. had my car been properly diagnosed, this could have been prevented. i am now out i found a vehicle due to this misduagnoses. i have had this car for almost 2 years.

Reported in: LAQUEY MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA63X18S

AIR BAGS

2008 chevrolet hhr. consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. *smd the consumer stated prior to the recall, he was having trouble starting the vehicle, and the key would not go all the way in the ignition. the consumer it has been two months, since he received the recall notice, and nothing has been done.

Reported in: MOUNT VERNON OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2008 chevrolet hhr. consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. *smd the consumer stated prior to the recall, he was having trouble starting the vehicle, and the key would not go all the way in the ignition. the consumer it has been two months, since he received the recall notice, and nothing has been done.

Reported in: MOUNT VERNON OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i received your recall on 5/2/14. i called the dealer & told them that i called them several times (i was getting tired of calling them) i was getting tired of using the fob and the key being separated and they told me that when i get the replacement key i would continue to have the same problem. i bought this car not to have the fob & key separated.

Reported in: SAINTE GENOVIEVE MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

as exiting the expressway lost the steering power it was very hard to turn since i wasnt expecting it i ended at the shoulder and a flat tire.the car behind me realized i had car problems and was able to react to avoid a car accident. i heard of a recall and contacted gm at 1-800-222-1020. i was told they were aware of this situation but only doing a recall of 2009 and foward not 2008. i am also waiting for th edealership to contact me regarding the recall for the ignition.

Reported in: BRADENTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA12DX8S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel became extremely difficult to turn and the power steering warning light illuminated. when the contact shut off and restarted the vehicle, it operated normally for a brief period of time before the failure recurred. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the power steering module. the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

Reported in: CLINTON IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P98S

STEERING

backing up out of drive way, steering was hard to move steering wheel. took car to dealer which in addition i have the recall for egnetion recall the dealer states they have recalls for the steering but my vin number is not a recall at this time. so why am i having the same problems as other recalls and i am not able to get the repairs under the gm company dealer states i need a power steering which is electrical and a steering colume

Reported in: MONTEBELLO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P08S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the power steering failed and the power steering warning lamp illuminated in the instrument panel. the vehicle was able to be successfully restarted and resume normal function. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the dealer verified that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000.

Reported in: NEW CARLISLE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P08S

AIR BAGS

i was in my 2008 hhr cheve and crashed into a concrete wall the car was totaled.air bags did not deploy causing a hip fracture and major surgery and ongoing therapy resulting in a hip replacement later on

Reported in: CHANDLER AZ || Crash: Y || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i was in my 2008 hhr cheve and crashed into a concrete wall the car was totaled.air bags did not deploy causing a hip fracture and major surgery and ongoing therapy resulting in a hip replacement later on

Reported in: CHANDLER AZ || Crash: Y || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that after inserting the key into the ignition switch, the vehicle failed to start. the contact indicated that the defect had occurred on several occasions. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 40,000.

Reported in: EAST FREETOWN MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D08S

STEERING

started vehicle and was exiting parking lot at approximately 10 mph. heard a click, power steering was not available and the dic showed "power steering". drove the car for a short distance to see if it would correct. shut off the vehicle and started back after a few minutes. power steering was working normally. drove a few hundred feet, heard a click again, power steering went out again and dic again displayed "power steering". went to internet to see if there was any information on this problem and found it was a recall on the 2009-2011 model hhrs. one area specified there were some 2008s that were involved in the recall as well. contacted my dealer on 05/27/2014 to bring in the car and asked about the recall, unfortunately my vehicle was not one of those being recalled. the repair cost was $280 to replace the eps motor. it appears there are more 2008 model cars with this same problem as well. i, too, am wondering why these models are not included in the recall.

Reported in: WINNSBORO SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D48S

EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

my power steering went out on my 2008 hhr while i was making a left hand turn, i had to jerk the steering wheel back to avoid going into the oncoming traffic. i have had this problem ever since with the steering going out and having to wrestle with it. i took the vehicle to the chevrolet dealer ship to complain in cape coral, fl. and they told me it would cost me to fix the problem. i find that this is a severe safety issue and a general motors co. defect that i should not beheld responsible for to pay. please check into this problem and see if there is anymore complaints on this steering problem.

Reported in: CAPE CORAL FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

STEERING

my power steering went out on my 2008 hhr while i was making a left hand turn, i had to jerk the steering wheel back to avoid going into the oncoming traffic. i have had this problem ever since with the steering going out and having to wrestle with it. i took the vehicle to the chevrolet dealer ship to complain in cape coral, fl. and they told me it would cost me to fix the problem. i find that this is a severe safety issue and a general motors co. defect that i should not beheld responsible for to pay. please check into this problem and see if there is anymore complaints on this steering problem.

Reported in: CAPE CORAL FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

SUSPENSION

my power steering went out on my 2008 hhr while i was making a left hand turn, i had to jerk the steering wheel back to avoid going into the oncoming traffic. i have had this problem ever since with the steering going out and having to wrestle with it. i took the vehicle to the chevrolet dealer ship to complain in cape coral, fl. and they told me it would cost me to fix the problem. i find that this is a severe safety issue and a general motors co. defect that i should not beheld responsible for to pay. please check into this problem and see if there is anymore complaints on this steering problem.

Reported in: CAPE CORAL FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received a recall notification of nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags , electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. the dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to become available. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: FRAZIER PARK CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA85D68S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received a recall notification of nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags , electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. the dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to become available. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: FRAZIER PARK CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA85D68S

STEERING

i was approaching a business driveway that required me to make a left hand turn, so i braked (at which time there occurred a heavy side-to-side shimmy of the steering wheel, a "clunk" or "pop" from the area of the engine compartment or front suspension, and a chime from the dash) and began the turn into a driveway across lanes of oncoming traffic. the steering became extremely difficult midway through the turn, which caused me to drive partially through a ditch rather than completing my turn safely and entering the driveway fully on the pavement. i then had to park, turn the key to the "off" position and restart in order to reactivate the power steering. we have been experiencing this randomly for several months and have even acquired some minor body and cosmetic damage due to having lost power steering in a curve. when i contacted the dealership, they told me it might be from a faulty ignition switch that is now on order and may take quite awhile to become available. today, i ran an internet search and found hundreds of mentions of this same problem within my year model, including a number of recalls that seem to affect the electrical power steering of this model and others. however, when i again called the dealership to inquire, they informed me that my vin is not included in any of the steering recalls, and that i would have to pay them or someone else to make the repairs and attempt to get reimbursed if it ever does become included. the advisor also instructed me to call 1-800-101-0220 to complain, which only gets me a recording stating that the call cannot be completed, which sounds as if it has been disconnected. this is a serious safety issue not only for the drivers and passengers of these cars, but also for other drivers and possibly pedestrians who might find themselves in harm's way when this completely random event occurs.

Reported in: HUMBLE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D78S

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i was approaching a business driveway that required me to make a left hand turn, so i braked (at which time there occurred a heavy side-to-side shimmy of the steering wheel, a "clunk" or "pop" from the area of the engine compartment or front suspension, and a chime from the dash) and began the turn into a driveway across lanes of oncoming traffic. the steering became extremely difficult midway through the turn, which caused me to drive partially through a ditch rather than completing my turn safely and entering the driveway fully on the pavement. i then had to park, turn the key to the "off" position and restart in order to reactivate the power steering. we have been experiencing this randomly for several months and have even acquired some minor body and cosmetic damage due to having lost power steering in a curve. when i contacted the dealership, they told me it might be from a faulty ignition switch that is now on order and may take quite awhile to become available. today, i ran an internet search and found hundreds of mentions of this same problem within my year model, including a number of recalls that seem to affect the electrical power steering of this model and others. however, when i again called the dealership to inquire, they informed me that my vin is not included in any of the steering recalls, and that i would have to pay them or someone else to make the repairs and attempt to get reimbursed if it ever does become included. the advisor also instructed me to call 1-800-101-0220 to complain, which only gets me a recording stating that the call cannot be completed, which sounds as if it has been disconnected. this is a serious safety issue not only for the drivers and passengers of these cars, but also for other drivers and possibly pedestrians who might find themselves in harm's way when this completely random event occurs.

Reported in: HUMBLE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D78S

SERVICE BRAKES

i was approaching a business driveway that required me to make a left hand turn, so i braked (at which time there occurred a heavy side-to-side shimmy of the steering wheel, a "clunk" or "pop" from the area of the engine compartment or front suspension, and a chime from the dash) and began the turn into a driveway across lanes of oncoming traffic. the steering became extremely difficult midway through the turn, which caused me to drive partially through a ditch rather than completing my turn safely and entering the driveway fully on the pavement. i then had to park, turn the key to the "off" position and restart in order to reactivate the power steering. we have been experiencing this randomly for several months and have even acquired some minor body and cosmetic damage due to having lost power steering in a curve. when i contacted the dealership, they told me it might be from a faulty ignition switch that is now on order and may take quite awhile to become available. today, i ran an internet search and found hundreds of mentions of this same problem within my year model, including a number of recalls that seem to affect the electrical power steering of this model and others. however, when i again called the dealership to inquire, they informed me that my vin is not included in any of the steering recalls, and that i would have to pay them or someone else to make the repairs and attempt to get reimbursed if it ever does become included. the advisor also instructed me to call 1-800-101-0220 to complain, which only gets me a recording stating that the call cannot be completed, which sounds as if it has been disconnected. this is a serious safety issue not only for the drivers and passengers of these cars, but also for other drivers and possibly pedestrians who might find themselves in harm's way when this completely random event occurs.

Reported in: HUMBLE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D78S

STEERING

i have been in contact with gm for the past month or so. i was told my hhr with the same exact problems as the 2009-10 models are not on recall because it was made in a different plant or a different part!!!! this is a $350 charge they want me to pay because of this!!! i just got this car in feb of this year (2014). how are they allowed to get away with this?? i should not have to pay for this power steering problem when it's clear others are having the same exact problem! !! who do we need to talk to to get this fixed?!?!? i am on here often if anyone has had any luck please let me know!

Reported in: BIRMINGHAM AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P88S

STEERING

backing out of driveway power steering kicked off. continued to randomly kick off for next month or so. contacted general motors who claim my vin is not included in recall. power steering kicks off every time you start the car now.

Reported in: THORN HILL TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, there was a sudden loss on engine power as the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacture was made aware. of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 51,000...updated 08-28-14 *bf

Reported in: CAMDEN DE || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, there was a sudden loss on engine power as the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacture was made aware. of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 51,000...updated 08-28-14 *bf

Reported in: CAMDEN DE || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

STEERING

power steering failure. not covered under recall and gm refuses to include my vehicle in the extended warranty. below excerpt from gm media center on 3/31/14 press release: "in addition, 309,160 non-turbocharged chevrolet hhrs from the 2006-2008 model years (and several hundred 2009 models) and 96,324 saturn ions from the 2003 model year that are not subject to these recalls will be given lifetime warranties for replacement of the electronic power steering motor." in addition to being a safety issue in a vehicle i transport children it is also cause me back pain having to muscle the car into turns.

Reported in: LARGO FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D78S

STEERING

in november 2013, my power steering in my 2008 hhr went out while i was driven and continues to do so. i did some research and realized other hhr owners were having the same problem. i called the chevy hotline and there were no recall for this problem. i filed a complaint and waited. in april chevy recalled power steering for the 2008 hhr bulletin # 14119. i didnt recieve a recall letter. i called chevy hotline twice since. the last call chevy said my 2008 hhr powersteering is not being recalled under this bulletin. this is my 2nd complaint.

Reported in: MCALPIN FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D48S

SERVICE BRAKES

when i first bought the car was not able to test on hwy condition but it came with extended bumper to bumper warranty the first time got on freeway shake horrible while braking. two months past had rotors turned new brakes put on by good year shop first time on freeway still shakes horrible. with ne rotors and pads will still shake this has been fully inspected twice and no problems. it just seems to me that are to many complaints about this issue not to have a tsb or recall its not fair to the consumer and its seems dangerous to have a shaking car while slowing down at 50 mph 40 mph. current miles 50k

Reported in: BEAVERTON OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P18S

WHEELS

when i first bought the car was not able to test on hwy condition but it came with extended bumper to bumper warranty the first time got on freeway shake horrible while braking. two months past had rotors turned new brakes put on by good year shop first time on freeway still shakes horrible. with ne rotors and pads will still shake this has been fully inspected twice and no problems. it just seems to me that are to many complaints about this issue not to have a tsb or recall its not fair to the consumer and its seems dangerous to have a shaking car while slowing down at 50 mph 40 mph. current miles 50k

Reported in: BEAVERTON OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P18S

SUSPENSION

when i first bought the car was not able to test on hwy condition but it came with extended bumper to bumper warranty the first time got on freeway shake horrible while braking. two months past had rotors turned new brakes put on by good year shop first time on freeway still shakes horrible. with ne rotors and pads will still shake this has been fully inspected twice and no problems. it just seems to me that are to many complaints about this issue not to have a tsb or recall its not fair to the consumer and its seems dangerous to have a shaking car while slowing down at 50 mph 40 mph. current miles 50k

Reported in: BEAVERTON OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P18S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 14e021000 (electrical system). the contact stated that the dealer and the manufacturer was contacted numerous times and were uncertain of when the parts will be available for the repairs. the contact felt that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repairs. the contact had not experienced a failure. the manufacturer was not notified of the issue.the vin was not available.

Reported in: BUFFALO TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

powersteering goes out immediately on moving forward or backward. cannot locate a powersteering motor anywhere in the world.

Reported in: ALBUQUERQUE NM || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

STEERING

power steering alarm goes off periodically and i lose power steering of my vehicle.

Reported in: BUFFALO NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D88S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated nhtsa campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) nhtsa campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. the dealer stated the an order was placed but the parts were not available at this time. the manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact had not experienced the failure.

Reported in: FREELAND WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated nhtsa campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) nhtsa campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. the dealer stated the an order was placed but the parts were not available at this time. the manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact had not experienced the failure.

Reported in: FREELAND WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D18S

POWER TRAIN

2008 chevy hhr power steering message came on

Reported in: SIKESTON MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

as i was driving on the highway the power steering alarm came on and about a minute after that i lost power steering. my son was with me so he help me steer it off the road. i turned it off and then turned it back on and about 3 minutes the alarm came back on. my son was able to drive the car to the dealership. this could have caused an accident.

Reported in: NORTHPORT AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P98S

STEERING

driving on the city road when heard a chime on the car and the car pulled to the right i park the vehicle and notice the steering sing on display and the steering wheel got real hard i turn off the car and re started the car and went away has happen twise since the first time.

Reported in: ROCHESTER NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D38S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 14e021000 (aftermarket replacement ignition switches) 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 also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: DALLAS TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D48S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the power steering failed. the contact stated the vehicle was previously repaired under nhtsa campaign number: 14v153000 (steering) however, the failure persisted. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 100,000.

Reported in: LITTLE ROCK AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D08S

STEERING

vehicle steering wheel became extremely difficult to turn--similar to a vehicle having lost the power steering function. no vehicle warning--feeling, vibration, or sound--was apparent prior to the failure. the chevrolet hhr, as well as other chevrolet models, have been issued a power steering recall; however, the 2008 hhr model year is not yet included. calling the phone number from the gm website, the customer service representative could not confirm gm would be issuing a recall for the 2008 model.

Reported in: YAKIMA WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13DX8S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the power steering failed and the steering wheel seized. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering motor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

Reported in: HUMBLE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D18S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the power steering failed and the power steering warning light illuminated. the dealer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

Reported in: GIBSONIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13DX8S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle lost power steering and the power steering warning light illuminated. as a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pole. there was no injuries reported. a police report was filed of the incident. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, however they could not duplicate the failure. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

Reported in: EPPS LA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA13D78S

STEERING

as i was driving down the road, my chevy hhr suddenly lost its power steering. there was a message on the dashboard that read, "power steering," but otherwise there was no warning. i managed to get home without an incident, but this is a potentially dangerous problem. the power steering was fully functional when i tested it later that same day. i read in the usa today that gm had issued a recall for power steering failure in several of its vehicles including the hhr, but my local chevrolet dealership told me that my vehicle was not under recall and that i would have to pay for any repair work. it is too dangerous to drive without getting it fixed, but i think that gm needs to stand by its product.

Reported in: JACKSONVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D08S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet hhr. the contact received the recall notification related to nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the issue. the vin was not available. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: ANNISTON AL || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet hhr. the contact received the recall notification related to nhtsa campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the issue. the vin was not available. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: ANNISTON AL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the power steering failed without warning. the vehicle was able to restart but the failure persisted. the failure recurred on several occasions. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering motor needed to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: BUFFALO NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the power steering failed without warning. the vehicle was able to restart but the failure persisted. the failure recurred on several occasions. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering motor needed to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: BUFFALO NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. the contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. the manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: TOMBALL TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D88S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. the contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. the manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: TOMBALL TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D88S

STEERING

while driving the power steering will suddenly cut out- the power steering message will appear on the dash message board. this occurs several times during a trip at varying speeds (65mph, 55mph, 45mph). i am concerned about the extent of the permanent damage. since the first occurrence, it has been a near daily concern.

Reported in: BARTOW FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D88S

STEERING

tl * the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the steering wheel would become difficult to turn on several occasions. the contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

Reported in: AUGUSTA GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA15D48S

STEERING

the chevy hhr's power steering goes out periodically without warning. in this case, i was making a left hand turn on to a busy roadway and nearly struck a vehicle and/or possibly pedestrians. i understand that chevy's cobalt has been recalled for this problem but not the hhr, which uses the same exact part. it is incredibly dangerous and according to my internet based research, all too common. please look into this and force gm to stand by their product. ( if the data indicates this is in fact, a common issue of course.) thank you

Reported in: FORT MYERS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D28S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving various speeds the power steering warning light illuminated as the power steering failure made the steering wheel very difficult to turn. the contact indicated that the failure occurred intermittently and had become progressively worse. the failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the defect but no solution was offered. the failure mileage was 78,000.

Reported in: NASHVILLE TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P58S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated on instrument panel and the steering wheel became difficult to turn; however, the contact managed to coast into a parking lot. the vehicle was towed to the her residence. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for a diagnostic testing and the mechanic confirmed that the power steering motor needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

Reported in: KALAMAZOO MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D68S

STEERING

the power steering motor go out when i was driving from el cajon ca to el centro ca, just on the dangerous road miles and could have ended in a fatal accident mine has just started to go out on my 2008 hhr at 90,000 miles. right now, the light comes on and i can pull over and restart it and it's fine, but how long will that last? i googled it after it first happened, and that's when i saw that apparently gm knows this is a faulty part but swears it's only an issue on the other cars that have it not the hhr, yet there are hundreds of hhr owners who have posted about their power steering going out and it was recalled in canada. i know at 90,000 miles things might be going wrong whith the parts like a power steering motor, but i am incensed that i'm expected to pay for a part that gm knows is crap. if the part is bad, they should fix it in any vehicle that has an issue, not just the cobalts and pontiacs.

Reported in: COACHELLA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D98S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2008 chevrolet hhr. consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall problems. *smd the consumer received a recall letter, in april 2014. as of july 18, 2014, the parts were still not available. *jb

Reported in: SHAWNEE KS || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

tl* 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.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D98S

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

ever since i have had this car that i bought new, there have been electrical problems. the dashboard lights just go off while driving down the road. when the dash lights blink back on , the lighting brightness switch does not work, the roller to make it brighter does not dim the dash lights, until they all just go off again.? the tire sensors all go off and there is no readings for tire pressure. you check the tire pressure manually and they are all ok. the door locks don't work properly. if you use the key fob, the doors will lock and then you can't get them open again with the key fob and you are stuck. the key in the door won't even open the door, it is locked up tight. i have taken it into the dealer under warranty 3 times and they can find nothing wrong. i just don't lock my car anymore.

Reported in: HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P38S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ever since i have had this car that i bought new, there have been electrical problems. the dashboard lights just go off while driving down the road. when the dash lights blink back on , the lighting brightness switch does not work, the roller to make it brighter does not dim the dash lights, until they all just go off again.? the tire sensors all go off and there is no readings for tire pressure. you check the tire pressure manually and they are all ok. the door locks don't work properly. if you use the key fob, the doors will lock and then you can't get them open again with the key fob and you are stuck. the key in the door won't even open the door, it is locked up tight. i have taken it into the dealer under warranty 3 times and they can find nothing wrong. i just don't lock my car anymore.

Reported in: HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P38S

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

ever since i have had this car that i bought new, there have been electrical problems. the dashboard lights just go off while driving down the road. when the dash lights blink back on , the lighting brightness switch does not work, the roller to make it brighter does not dim the dash lights, until they all just go off again.? the tire sensors all go off and there is no readings for tire pressure. you check the tire pressure manually and they are all ok. the door locks don't work properly. if you use the key fob, the doors will lock and then you can't get them open again with the key fob and you are stuck. the key in the door won't even open the door, it is locked up tight. i have taken it into the dealer under warranty 3 times and they can find nothing wrong. i just don't lock my car anymore.

Reported in: HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA53P38S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a sudden loss of power steering and the power steering warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the technician diagnosed that the power steering motor would need to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

Reported in: SHELBYVILLE KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA33P78S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received a notification for recall nhtsa campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) and nhtsa campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) however, the part was not available to do the repairs. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: STURBRIDGE MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA15DX8S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received a notification for recall nhtsa campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system) and nhtsa campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) however, the part was not available to do the repairs. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the contact had not experienced a failure.

Reported in: STURBRIDGE MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA15DX8S

POWER TRAIN

warning signal beeps (alarm) then says power steering on dashboard. the power steering goes and it is difficult to turn the steering wheel. very dangerous as it is random and has happened in the middle of making a turn. read many, many owners of this car's complaints yet nothing has been done.

Reported in: EAGLE MOUNTAIN UT || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D08S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification for nhtsa campaign id number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the dealer stated that the repair was already completed in may of 2014 and would not repair the vehicle a second time. the contact indicated that the vehicle was never repaired under the recall. the manufacturer was not notified of the issue. the contact did not experience a failure.

Reported in: VOLUNTOWN CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact received notification for nhtsa campaign id number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). the dealer stated that the repair was already completed in may of 2014 and would not repair the vehicle a second time. the contact indicated that the vehicle was never repaired under the recall. the manufacturer was not notified of the issue. the contact did not experience a failure.

Reported in: VOLUNTOWN CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D88S

STEERING

this is my 3rd complaint. i am still having trouble with my power steering i have now pulled a chest muscle because of the issues i am having with my power steering. is anyone going to do something about this? it's so unfair that we are having the same problems but we are expected to have to pay for faulty parts in our cars. this is dangerous and something needs to be done sooner than later about it. once again i'm on here quite a bit so if anyone knows anything please let me know. . thanks

Reported in: BIRMINGHAM AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P88S

EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the mechanical system failed and the electrical system had to be used. the failure occurred multiple times. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

Reported in: NOVI MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13DX8S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the power steering failed and the power steering warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 95,000.

Reported in: LIVINGSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D68S

STEERING

the power steering has failed five times in the month of august 2014. almost failed to make my turn.

Reported in: SAN MARCOS CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D98S

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the door locks failed to unlock when using the remote access and were very difficult to pull up manually. the dealer stated that the door lock actuator needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

Reported in: PORTSMOUTH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D48S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the door locks failed to unlock when using the remote access and were very difficult to pull up manually. the dealer stated that the door lock actuator needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

Reported in: PORTSMOUTH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D48S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving approximately 60 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. the failure occurred multiple times. the dealer stated that the vin was excluded from nhtsa campaign number: 14v153000 (steering). the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

Reported in: COVINGTON GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D28S

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving 50 mph, the vehicle decelerated on its own and the engine stalled intermittently. the vehicle was merged to the side of the road and able to be restarted. the engine warning indicator illuminated. the dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

Reported in: KELLOGG IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D88S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. while driving at low speeds, the steering wheel seized and became difficult to turn. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 168,000.

Reported in: MCCORDSVILLE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D18S

STEERING

just a fyi i contacted my local news station and was informed to call the attorney general and also the bbb (312)-832-0500 to get the word out about this problem before someone is really hurt since they seem not to want to help us with this very dangerous problem.

Reported in: BIRMINGHAM AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA53P88S

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i was driving and the car died and i lost my power steering and hit the ditch and apparently hit something in the ditch and busted my oil pan. now i cannot tell if my motor locked up or what. it will not start. this is not the first time my car has died while driving.

Reported in: BRISTOW OK || Crash: Y || VIN #: 3GNDA23P38S

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned making the steering wheel very difficult to turn. after turning the vehicle off and restarting the engine the vehicle operated as normal. the contact indicated that the failure had occurred multiple times and each time a chime alarm would activate before the failure would occur. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who determined that the power steering motor was faulty and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure but no solution was offered. the failure mileage was 74,000.

Reported in: DEARBORN HEIGHTS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA13D68S

STEERING

tl- the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph the power steering message displayed on the screen and the steering wheel suddenly became very difficult to turn. the contact indicated that the failure had occurred on multiple occasion. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 127,124 . jft

Reported in: FULTON MS || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D48S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl- the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated the locks on the vehicle failed, its difficult to unlock the door inside the car and out. the contact stated they fear their safety due to if there was an emergency and need to exit the vehicle it would be fatal. the problem occurred daily. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door lock actuator needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the contact was referred to manufacturer at: 800-222-1020. the failure mileage was 132,000. jb

Reported in: PORTS MOUTH VT || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA13D48S

SUSPENSION

for the past couple months the power steering has locked up while driving if i shut my car off and turn it back on it will go back to normal, but never know when it will kick out again, the electric is cutting in and out, the lock on drivers side wont work when using key which happens periodically especially when it rains, my automatic start stopped working including my key-less entry will not unlock my doors or lock my doors even though i have changed the battery. i work for the youth service bureau/children's bureau of state of indiana as a case manager so often i have to transport clients to destinations, doctors, food pantry etc. i cannot take the chance of being in a wreck with clients, which has all most happened when i took a curve while by myself luckily. when i contacted the chevy dealer about recalls he stated there was only an ignition switch recall, which i beg to differ i have been on numerous websites where many other hhr owners are complaining about the same thing i am complaining about, i asked the chevy dealers maintenance guy if i could get a rental while waiting for it to be fixed because of my job, he stated that he had to order the part and then he would call me when it arrived for me to bring my car in and it would take only an hour to two hours to fix, so while we are still waiting now for two weeks i am putting my clients and their children in jeopardy over an issue i am not at fault for, i personally feel that chevy should cover the cost of a rental car until all issue are taken care of properly. this was my first time owning a chevy, and after what the maintenance man said about not letting me have a rental even though i work for county and state organizations i was very disappointed in chevy i am in the process of looking for a new car and not sure if i will purchase another chevy after this!

Reported in: PORTLAND IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D78S

STEERING

for the past couple months the power steering has locked up while driving if i shut my car off and turn it back on it will go back to normal, but never know when it will kick out again, the electric is cutting in and out, the lock on drivers side wont work when using key which happens periodically especially when it rains, my automatic start stopped working including my key-less entry will not unlock my doors or lock my doors even though i have changed the battery. i work for the youth service bureau/children's bureau of state of indiana as a case manager so often i have to transport clients to destinations, doctors, food pantry etc. i cannot take the chance of being in a wreck with clients, which has all most happened when i took a curve while by myself luckily. when i contacted the chevy dealer about recalls he stated there was only an ignition switch recall, which i beg to differ i have been on numerous websites where many other hhr owners are complaining about the same thing i am complaining about, i asked the chevy dealers maintenance guy if i could get a rental while waiting for it to be fixed because of my job, he stated that he had to order the part and then he would call me when it arrived for me to bring my car in and it would take only an hour to two hours to fix, so while we are still waiting now for two weeks i am putting my clients and their children in jeopardy over an issue i am not at fault for, i personally feel that chevy should cover the cost of a rental car until all issue are taken care of properly. this was my first time owning a chevy, and after what the maintenance man said about not letting me have a rental even though i work for county and state organizations i was very disappointed in chevy i am in the process of looking for a new car and not sure if i will purchase another chevy after this!

Reported in: PORTLAND IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D78S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

for the past couple months the power steering has locked up while driving if i shut my car off and turn it back on it will go back to normal, but never know when it will kick out again, the electric is cutting in and out, the lock on drivers side wont work when using key which happens periodically especially when it rains, my automatic start stopped working including my key-less entry will not unlock my doors or lock my doors even though i have changed the battery. i work for the youth service bureau/children's bureau of state of indiana as a case manager so often i have to transport clients to destinations, doctors, food pantry etc. i cannot take the chance of being in a wreck with clients, which has all most happened when i took a curve while by myself luckily. when i contacted the chevy dealer about recalls he stated there was only an ignition switch recall, which i beg to differ i have been on numerous websites where many other hhr owners are complaining about the same thing i am complaining about, i asked the chevy dealers maintenance guy if i could get a rental while waiting for it to be fixed because of my job, he stated that he had to order the part and then he would call me when it arrived for me to bring my car in and it would take only an hour to two hours to fix, so while we are still waiting now for two weeks i am putting my clients and their children in jeopardy over an issue i am not at fault for, i personally feel that chevy should cover the cost of a rental car until all issue are taken care of properly. this was my first time owning a chevy, and after what the maintenance man said about not letting me have a rental even though i work for county and state organizations i was very disappointed in chevy i am in the process of looking for a new car and not sure if i will purchase another chevy after this!

Reported in: PORTLAND IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D78S

STEERING

tl-the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel seized, causing excessive force on the steering wheel to be required. the first time the incident occured, the contact was able to turn the vehicle off, then restart it to fix the issue. after the most recent occurance, the contact was unable to resolve the issue. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 90,000

Reported in: HOWELL MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D48S

STEERING

power steering goes out intermittently. there is a notification on the dash that just states "power steering" and there is no power steering. if the car is turned off and back on again, power steering will return but will eventually go out again. there is no pattern as to when or where it will go out and it goes out with out any warning other than the dash indicator mentioned above once it has gone out. it appears a replacement motor should be covered under gm bulletin number 14119, however the dealership is claiming i am responsible for the replacement which costs over $300. the dealership has stated they have talked to gm and they are not covering it. i have requested names and numbers of the people the dealership has spoken to at gm.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNCA23D58S

STEERING

tl - the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that when driving the steering wheel began to lock up and the power steering failed. the contact mentioned that the power steering warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure mileage. the failure mileage was 75,000. bt

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GNDA23D68S

STEERING

tl-the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel seized as the power steering warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 14v047000 (air bags , electrical system) however, the parts was not available to perform the repairs. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 38,000. mf

Reported in: CHATSWORTH GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA85D78S

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl-the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel seized as the power steering warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 14v047000 (air bags , electrical system) however, the parts was not available to perform the repairs. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 38,000. mf

Reported in: CHATSWORTH GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 3GCDA85D78S