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2006 Chevrolet HHR - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2006 Chevrolet HHR

1,105 problems have been reported for the 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 399 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (188 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2006 Chevrolet HHR

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2006 Chevrolet HHR in the United States are 113,911 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet HHR owners in the last 11 years is 1105, and the age of the vehicle is 11, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1105 / 113,911 / 11 * 1000 = 0.88.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chevrolet HHR model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2006 Chevrolet HHR in 2006.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2006
5
  2007
64
  2008
60
  2009
68
  2010
123
  2011
108
  2012
112
  2013
130
  2014
259
  2015
56
  2016
61
  2017
15

small car iamge Compare the 2006 Chevrolet HHR with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chevrolet HHR, the following table can be used to compare the 2006 Chevrolet HHR with the Chevrolet HHR from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2006 HHR is 1,105 while the average number of problems reported for the 9 model years of the Chevrolet HHR is 407.

Table 3. Compare the 2006 Chevrolet HHR with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 HHR
200
  2010 HHR
523
  2009 HHR
501
  2008 HHR
562
  2007 HHR
773
  2006 HHR
1,105
  2005 HHR
3
  2001 HHR
2
  1998 HHR
1


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