Chevrolet HHR owners have reported 107 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet HHR based on all problems reported for the HHR.
While driving my car on the city streets the doors suddenly unlock the lights flicker off and back on and the car jerks and then the car does the same thing and locks the doors again and then unlocks the doors again with the headlights going out again and back on again just as quickly. It does this over and over again while driving to work or to run to the store or where ever. I took it to the Chevrolet dealer and they cannot tell me what the problem is. No codes are showing what the problem is. I have had it to three different garages and no one can seem to tell me what the problem is. The last dealer told me that I would have to leave the car there and every time they got into the car to drive it to see if it would do it again for them it would cost me right around $130. 00 each time. I can't afford that. I asked them if it could be the ignition and they said no. I did have the recall done on the ignition switch but after reading many of these complaints it makes me think that maybe it has not been corrected. Help.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Hhr. While driving 80 mph, the vehicle lost power and stalled without warning. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was previously serviced for NHTSA campaign number: 14v632000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 119,985.
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Turn ignition switch off while car out of gear causing it to roll freely.
My husband was injured in an accident on 9-29-2015. What happened was my husband was stopped on the interstate and a truck slammed into my husband. He said his car turned off as soon as the first impact, airbags did not deploy. There was a second impact from the same truck, which was on my husbands passenger side. The car is completely totaled. My husband was lucky to walk away from this accident. The Hhr was recalled for the ignition switch last year and we had the new part installed 2/2015 when the dealership received the parts. We have two issues electrical, why did his car turn off when it was hit from the rear? did the impact knock the ignition switch out of place? also why didn't the airbags deploy? now I know if the car is off the airbags are off but why did the car go from on to completely off unless it was a faulty new part that we received in our car.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system) was performed; however, the repair did not correct the failure. The vehicle stalled several times. In addition, when the gear was shifted into park, the ignition switch failed to turn to the off position and the key did not release from the ignition switch. The battery was disconnected to be able to shut the engine off. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact turned the ignition off and when exiting the vehicle a chime sounded until the vehicle was restarted and turned off for the second time. The failure recurred whenever the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed that the ignition switch would need to be replaced. In 2014, the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags , electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Js.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Hhr. The vehicle jerked whenever the contact shifted gears. The failure occurred whether the vehicle were in drive, neutral, or reverse. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v171000 (electrical system). The contact adhered to the recall; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 181,732.
The electronic control systems were damaged during the ignition switch recall service performed at matthews-hargreaves Chevrolet in royal oak mi. I recently had the ignition switch replaced as part of a recall. I picked up the vehicle on Saturday 2/28/15. On Sunday 3/1/15 the key fobs (remote start lock unlock panic) no longer work leading me to believe the electronic control system was damaged when the vehicle was repaired. Something went wrong at the dealership. Three facts the radio didn't seem to be reset so I believe the battery was left connected while the switch was replaced. The key fobs no longer work something is wrong with the electronic control system. The dealer washed the car and didn't return the mirrors to the correct position(break away fold mirrors) service quality is not being managed at this dealership. . I think is simply the result of poor service management at matthews-hargreaves Chevrolet in royal oak mi but the result is I have a vehicle with a damaged electronic control system that is not safe for my wife to drive. I can't go back to the dealership because I don't want to risk myself to the quality of repair service provided. The gm complaint line isn't helping because they wouldn't replace the fobs that were lost until I found them today when their recall caused me to loose them in the first place with nothing hanging on the key of course the fobs got lost. Gm complaint number 71-1444284438 because I found the key fobs today 3/1/15 but they don't work because the electronic control system was damaged by the poor quality of service at the dealership.
This a recalled 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. We had the ignition switch recalled, power steering system recalled, and right after the ignition switch was installed, the keys stop working and we had to get towed. Now, the airbag light came on. And when we went to re-start the car, nothing. The power went totally out, and the key is still stuck in the ignition switch. About a few weeks ago, we got another recall notice from gm that the transmission shifter may not properly transmit an electrical signal properly that will cause the key to stay in a lock position. We are now stranded. And we have to once again get the car towed to the dealer and pay for a rental. And there are still so many recalled cars at the dealer that they are so behind. All of this is going on while gm is showing off their new cars at the detroit auto show. Cars that will probably soon be on another recall list. Enough is enough!! all chevy Hhr owners who have had more the one recall on it, should be allowed to turn the car in without penalty or charge. All car notes should be cancelled!-thank you. And "be blessed"-pastor deborah satterwhite in c/o edwin satterwhite-owner.
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*this an update on file number-# 10672324-2010 Chevrolet Hhr-shifter problem on my last filing I stated that we had another recall on our 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. Previous recalls were the ignition switch and the power steering system. But I found out that the key getting stuck when the car is in park, is not a official "recall ,but it should be! we received a letter warning us of the problem and if it occurred, gm would fix it for free. Well, as I reported , it did happened. My husband parked the car, and we were preparing to go to his doctor"s' appt. & to an evening service & the key got stuck. No power, no nothing, we tried everything. And that thing that the manual said would help us release the key, was not there. So the car, sat there draining the battery. Dr. Appt's were missed. And because we both had appt's coming up, we had to rent a car. But to sum it all up. When the toll driver came, he was able to jump the car, and the key came out. After taking the car to the dealer, they could not duplicate the problem. They said that the battery was gone. But it was fine before the key got stuck. They refused to change the shifter. We got a new battery, and are praying that we won't get stranded if it happens again. And we are going to continue to fight for ourselves and for others! no reimbursement for the battery or the rental. We have made our complaints to the management at the dealer & to gm. And one more thing, our first sign of trouble before parking the car, was that the air bag light would not go off. An issue also after the new ignition switch was put in. This is a recall item. But once again, gm cares more about saving a dime. Not lives. Not a safety issue? I can think of few scenario's that say that they are wrong!-thank you, and "be blessed" pastor d. Satterwhite in c/o edwin satterwhite- michigan.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). However, the dealer failed to replace the ignition switch as stated on the recall notification. The contact mentioned that only the keys were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that while driving approximately 7 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond as the vehicle jerked forward and stalled with out warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 169,350. Ss.
When local dealer put in the recall ignition switch the blinker switch works off + on and electrical system acting weird plus the switch is not working as it should example you can take key out of ignition switch as the is on + driving! also gm customers services said the installation was a one time deal! I saw that this was a lifetime item to be fixed? so bottom iine car switch didn't have that problems before they installed the recalled switch. So what options do I have since it's their faulty part causing numerous electrical problems didn't have beforehand!.
I am getting the runaround from rydell Chevrolet in northridge, CA with regard to this recall. Called shortly after receiving first recall notice to order parts, told no parts available yet. Went in for service in August, ordered the parts for the recall. Called in September because I hadn't heard anything over 3 weeks and was told I didn't need to order parts, they had them and no problem, come in and get repaired. I couldn't come until this month, I called for an appointment to replace the recall parts, appointment tomorrow morning. Received a call today, no parts available for the recall repair will have to order them. Really??? I have 2 pieces of mail I received Friday, 11/21/14 that say "your ignition switch recall parts are now available" with the info for rydell northridge, CA inviting me to make an appointment now! this is ridiculous!. Gm may want to fix these problems but the dealerships sure do not.
To whom it may concern, the key got stuck in the ignition in April (with no other problems) drained the battery and was picked up and taken to smicklas Chevrolet dealership in okc, and remained there on the lot until we picked up on 8/8/14 was told we needed a new battery they could do for around $200 but it was not payday yet and we asked for a jump when we got there. I feel with it sitting there so long maybe they should have try to charge the battery at the very least. We got a few miles down the expressway and had to pull over so we didn't get in a wreck or cause one due to a ton of smoke coming out the vents and a terrible electrical smell like it was on fire! turned off the a/c and pulled over to check under the hood to make sure there wasn't a fire, not one we could see but it sure smelled like it!! called ray at smicklas right there on the side of the road, only to be told it sounded like the blower motor on the air conditioner and that happens sometimes when cars sit for that long. Feeling helpless, we finally get home to check things out and find the passenger floor board full of water, unable to set the time on the radio and some buttons won't work or the cd player and the new remote start will not work. We get it to our mechanic that replaces the battery and told us that the old one was very hot!! and that the blower motor was not the problem, it didn't even have power to it, it was an electrical problem to do with the ignition switch that there was a recall on. . . . I laughed and told him we just had that done! he said that they may have wired something wrong, or the switch was bad. And to the end the day, when stopping for dinner on the way home the key stuck in the new ignition switch and I had to shift from park and drive a couple times to get the key out. What do I need to do to get this resolved??? thank you for your time,.
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!.
Tl * the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact was driving at an unknown speed when the steering wheel seized and the vehicle crashed into a truck. The contact sustained minor injuries to the legs, neck, and back. One of the passengers sustained injuries to the lower back and hands. The other passenger sustained injuries to the lower back and thighs. Medical attention was received and a police report was filed. After the crash, the contact received recall notices for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v153000 (steering) and 14e021000 (electrical system: ignition switch); however, the parts were unavailable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that she received NHTSA campaign number: 14e021000 (ignition switch). The contact stated that after the vehicle was serviced for the recall, the vehicle engine stalled when stopping for traffic lights. The contact also mentioned that all of the warning lights, including the "disabled air bag" warning light, illuminated prior to the engine stalling. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was undetermined. In addition, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they diagnosed that the security feature chip needed to be replaced which was the cause of all the security lights illuminating. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable.
No accident has occurred; I would like to know why it takes so long to remedy the recall(s) on my vehicle; the first notice was received dated April 2014 from gm regarding the ignition switch. The next recall letter was received on may 11, 2014 and I immediately called my local gm (cecil clarke Chevrolet) in leesburg, florida to be put on the 'list' for the required parts/replacements. On June 17th, I called cecil clark again and was advised that although they were receiving 4 - 5 replacement kits a day, mine had not come in yet. Now I have a safety recall for June reference the eps and that parts are not currently available. I have done what I need to do, I drive only when I have to now, and although I follow the safety rules reference removing all items from the ignition key, I do not feel safe while driving anymore. Please can you find out why it takes so long to get parts for a very safety related issue. I thank you in advance.
I was backing up out of a parking stall the power steering suddenly stopped working , that is on recall along with the ignition switch we called may 20 2014 no parts for the ignition switch still no parts for that now another recall this time electrical power steering . . . . . Sunday july6 2014 at 11:30 am power steering suddenly went out call gm road side assistance got a tow to h&h chevy omaha ne . Then first thing Monday morning went in and got a loaner car. The service guy stated that gm does't no how to fix the power steering problem nor do they have anyone to fix it and no part to fix it with so it could be a month or longer we have to drive a chevy cruze which for someone with a very bad back and arthritis in knees and back bad car not comfortable. I think gm needs to just scrap all these cars and buy them back from the ppl and pay off there loans. I am looking into buying a different brand of car. One the corporation will communicate better then gm is now the company of we wont say a word til you get hurt. Dealerships telling owners to just drive your cars but becareful til they do get the part in.
2006 Chevrolet Hhr. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall issues. The consumer stated the vehicle sometimes shut off, when a bump was hit in the road. That was about 3-4 years ago. The consumer was informed the parts were not available, to remedy the recall.
In June of 2014 my cars ignition turned off as a result I almost impacted with another vehicle. Also after this my temp guage no longer worked. Took it to bill holt Chevrolet where they replaced my ignition switch after I got it back my drivers door will not lock or unlock consistently not even with the key, my service airbag and power steering lights keep coming on, and now radio and instrument panel lights go off. I have to stop turn the car off and restart they might come back on and they might not. I am reluctant to take the car back to bill holt Chevrolet as they kept the car for 3 and a half months to repair the ignition. Also I can get no satisfaction out of them when I picked up the car the last time my temp gauage still wasnt working they said it had nothing to do with the recall. I am reluctant to drive for any distance as the power steering fails often. I have contacted gm on several occasions and can get no satisfaction from them either. Are they not goverened by an agency that makes sure these repairs are done and done correctly. Please email me who I need to contact to get these issues resolved. Carterbrenda53@yahoo. Com.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that the key failed to release from the ignition. The vehicle was previously repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system). The dealer stated that the recall repair would not have caused the type of failure the contact was experiencing. The vehicle was not repaired again and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 73,189. Updated 08/19/lj.
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.
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that the steering wheel failed to lock whenever the key was removed from the ignition switch. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had recently been repaired under recall NHTSA campaign id number 14v047000 (air bags, electrical system). The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who indicated that the vehicle was working up to specifications and explained to the contact that what was perceived as the failure was actually a new safety feature. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 124,636.