hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,957 miles

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problem #7

Jun 062019


  • 100,000 miles
Chevrolet HHR 2009, doors mechanism. Door latches stop working and can open at a turn or while driving. Or latch can lock you in unable to get out of vehicle in an accident and or emergency. I was driving home and back door flew wide open I had not opened it at all but when doors lock and open they all do so the back latch opened never closing unaware of this the door flew open almost causing an accident at an intersection.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 062016

HHR 4-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
Door latch - drivers side passenger door - failed to engage - door flew open while driving.

- Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 252014

HHR 4-cyl

  • 99,998 miles
2009 HHR. We have had so much trouble with is car, I don't have the space to tell you all the complaints. This is the latest happening; wife calls me from town, cant get out of the car, door wont open. Finally had to crawl over the console and exit on the passenger side. Quiet a feat for a 260 lb 72 year old lady. Now I read on the internet this is a ongoing problem for HHR going all the way back to 2007. One person said the dealer charged $450, because the whole door panel had to be replaced. GM is certainly aware of the defective door locks and latches on the HHR. When some gets burned alive because they cant get out of the car GM cannot say the were not aware of the failures of the door latches because there are hundreds of complaints about the doors failing to open. This is just the latest problem we have with this car.,but right now this is the most important thing for me to register this complaint in case my wife is trapped in this car again and sustains injury.

- Whitwell, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 272013


  • miles
My son was on his way home from college for the holidays and experienced the following: While driving on I-10 eastbound near sealy, tx from austin to houston he heard a loud popping sound followed by a gust of air. He pulled over to assess the situation and that's when he realized the glass from the sunroof had somehow detached itself from the vehicle and went airborne. If there has been a recall for this, can someone please inform me. Hopefully the flying glass did not injure anyone else.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 262013

HHR 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated the front driver's side interior door handle partially broke. In order to exit the vehicle the window glass was released downwardly to open the exterior door handle. The dealer advised that the part would need to be ordered and were unable to provide an expected date for arrival. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 44,700. Updated 9/23/13

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #2

Mar 282013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the front driver's side door handle fractured when she attempted to open the door. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The contact stated that the driver side door handle fractured from the interior of the vehicle and the contact was unable to open the door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that the entire door panel would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Cheboygan, MI, USA