really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,340 miles

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problem #1

Jul 072009


  • 3,340 miles
A 2009 Chevrolet HHR impacted a telephone pole in the middle of a parking lot. The damage was to the front left fender and headlamp. No part of the pole was visible, due to the width of the A-pillar and door frame and the angle of the a pillar (nearly vertical). Only the noise and vibrations during the impact alerted the driver to what was occurring, even though the driver was looking directly toward the pole.

- College Park, GA, USA