Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
07073002510/01/200710023942Information on 4t40-e (mn4) and 4t45-e (mn5) front wheel drive automatic transmission valve body reconditioning, dtc p0741, p0742, p0751, p0752, p0756, p0757, p1811, harsh shifts, slips, no drive, no reverse. *nj02/20/2008
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
07073000504/01/2009070730005C100224734t45 transmission, mil/ses on, dtc p1818, power door locks, cruise control, shift interlock or retractable hardtop inoperative, engine speed revs limited, hybrids-autostop, regen or boost inoperative. (reprogram tcm). *kb updated 108/15/2007
386710019232Possible intermittent no crank. *ak02/22/2006
05073001611/01/2005050730016A10017512Transmission control module (tcm) shorted to battery voltage during diagnosis and/or service. *tt updated. *nm11/09/2005
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
07072900104/01/2007070729001A10021453Mg3, m86 transaxle grinding/whining noise in 3rd or 4th gear, excessive engagement or disengagement effort while shifting into 3rd or 4th gear, will not shift into either 3rd or 4th gear. (replace complete output shaft assembly). *kb04/27/2007

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
01/18/201390000
 The power steering light comes on frequently. i have no power steering and have to do it manually which makes is very difficlut to steer. this has been happening more and more. sometimes i can only back out of the driveway when this happens. as there are numerous complaints on this issue, i am wondering way chevy doesn't do a recall.
01/18/201390000
 The power steering light comes on frequently. i have no power steering and have to do it manually which makes is very difficlut to steer. this has been happening more and more. sometimes i can only back out of the driveway when this happens. as there are numerous complaints on this issue, i am wondering way chevy doesn't do a recall.
03/05/2013116000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the ignition key could not be turned to engage the engine and the vehicle also could not be shifted from park. the vehicle had not been diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 116,000.
03/05/2013116000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the ignition key could not be turned to engage the engine and the vehicle also could not be shifted from park. the vehicle had not been diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 116,000. kmj
03/05/2013116000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the ignition key could not be turned to engage the engine and the vehicle also could not be shifted from park. the vehicle had not been diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 116,000. kmj
03/05/2013116000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the key would not disengage the ignition and the vehicle would not move from the park position. the vehicle had not been diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileage was 116,000. dt
11/21/201295000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the gear shifter became stuck and he was unable to power off the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician advised that the shifter panel needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure and current mileage was 95,000. the vin was not available. kmj
11/21/201295000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the gear shifter became stuck and he contact was unable to power off the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician advised that the shifter panel needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure and current mileage was 95,000. the vin was not available. kmj
11/21/201295000
 Tl - the contact owns 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated the shifter got stuck and was unable to power off the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician stated the shifter panel needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure and current mileage was 95,000. the vin number was not available. dr
07/25/20121462171
 I drove my vehicle to new jersey for vacation but came back to virginia within two days. upon my arrival in virginia, i repacked my bags and headed to charlotte, nc. all the driving that i was doing was highway driving. to new jersey i drove i-81 north and i-78 east. to charlotte, nc i drove 220 south and i-85 south. after i got off on i-85 south to go back to the hotel on the way up the hill towards the hotel the car stopped moving forward. it would rev up when pushing on the accelerator but would not move forward. the car however would shift gears and go in reverse. i parked the car in a parking lot and had called my insurance company to have the car towed to the local chevrolet dealership.the dealership determined that the transmission failed but could not give me a determination as to why it failed. had the transmission failed as i was speeding down i-85 south there would have been a serious accident. additionally, this morning (august 22nd , 2012) the car would not start. the lights inside the car would come on such as the gauge lights, radio, etc but the engine would not turn over. i had the car towed to the midpoint chevrolet dealership and it was determined that the starter was bad and thus had to be replaced. also, the morning of november 24th upon returning to my car from a night out the car would not start again. this time no lights would come on. the only indication that there was at least some power was the indicator light on my car charger. i contacted my insurance company and received a jump start from a local tow service and the vehicle has been running smoothly ever since. this has occurred twice in the last few months but there is no indication as to what may be draining the battery's power. i have had the battery checked twice and on these two occasions and is deemed to still be good. *tr
11/09/20121
 I had came back home and put the car into park, i turned the engine off, and tried to pull out the key and the key was stuck in the on position. *tr
10/29/2012650001
 Power steering message on dash; security light comes on; rpm, speed, and gas gauges jump, transmission jerks, clicking in center console under shifter. after turning engine off for period of time runs like normal, restart an drive for period of time and power steering goes out while driving. *tr
07/04/20121200001
 After traveling back and forth from one county to another (approx 130 miles roundtrip) as i exited the fwy the car was driving normal except for i was on empty at this point. i came to a complete stop when light turned green i began to accelerate. upon acceleration at approx. 10-15mph the car made a hard jerking motion as though it was having a hard time shifting gears however my 06 hhr is an automatic. at this point i also noticed that the check engine light had now illuminated on the instrument panel. i took the car straight home and did not attempt to drive again for 3-4 days. then one day i drove it approx 15 miles all was good. i went shopping upon leaving the car still appeared to be normal. then while on the fwy approx 70mph i noticed the check engine light on again as well as the t/c light (traction control) the car continued to drive normal but once i came to a stop on the offramp and began to accelerate the jerking motion happened again. i've noticed that on a few occasions this happens once the gas is on empty. i also noticed on one occasion that once i had put a little over half a tank of gas in as well as a bottle of fuel injector cleaner that the indicator lights shut off as well as the jerking had disappears. we have had the transmission flushed and still the problem persists. aside from that when you try to remote start the engine once the check engine light has come on the remote start no longer works. you hear the electrical all come on but that's it. then all of a sudden the other night i attempt to exit my car and the driver door handle snapped right off. my husband contacted the local dealership requesting price for the part and was told $300+. i just found the piece for $63.00 online. ..unbelievable! but the handle broke so easily. i didn't pull hard. if i had the door would've at least popped open a lil. but it didn't budge. *tr
07/04/20121200001
 After traveling back and forth from one county to another (approx 130 miles roundtrip) as i exited the fwy the car was driving normal except for i was on empty at this point. i came to a complete stop when light turned green i began to accelerate. upon acceleration at approx. 10-15mph the car made a hard jerking motion as though it was having a hard time shifting gears however my 06 hhr is an automatic. at this point i also noticed that the check engine light had now illuminated on the instrument panel. i took the car straight home and did not attempt to drive again for 3-4 days. then one day i drove it approx 15 miles all was good. i went shopping upon leaving the car still appeared to be normal. then while on the fwy approx 70mph i noticed the check engine light on again as well as the t/c light (traction control) the car continued to drive normal but once i came to a stop on the offramp and began to accelerate the jerking motion happened again. i've noticed that on a few occasions this happens once the gas is on empty. i also noticed on one occasion that once i had put a little over half a tank of gas in as well as a bottle of fuel injector cleaner that the indicator lights shut off as well as the jerking had disappears. we have had the transmission flushed and still the problem persists. aside from that when you try to remote start the engine once the check engine light has come on the remote start no longer works. you hear the electrical all come on but that's it. then all of a sudden the other night i attempt to exit my car and the driver door handle snapped right off. my husband contacted the local dealership requesting price for the part and was told $300+. i just found the piece for $63.00 online. ..unbelievable! but the handle broke so easily. i didn't pull hard. if i had the door would've at least popped open a lil. but it didn't budge. *tr
07/04/20121200001
 After traveling back and forth from one county to another (approx 130 miles roundtrip) as i exited the fwy the car was driving normal except for i was on empty at this point. i came to a complete stop when light turned green i began to accelerate. upon acceleration at approx. 10-15mph the car made a hard jerking motion as though it was having a hard time shifting gears however my 06 hhr is an automatic. at this point i also noticed that the check engine light had now illuminated on the instrument panel. i took the car straight home and did not attempt to drive again for 3-4 days. then one day i drove it approx 15 miles all was good. i went shopping upon leaving the car still appeared to be normal. then while on the fwy approx 70mph i noticed the check engine light on again as well as the t/c light (traction control) the car continued to drive normal but once i came to a stop on the offramp and began to accelerate the jerking motion happened again. i've noticed that on a few occasions this happens once the gas is on empty. i also noticed on one occasion that once i had put a little over half a tank of gas in as well as a bottle of fuel injector cleaner that the indicator lights shut off as well as the jerking had disappears. we have had the transmission flushed and still the problem persists. aside from that when you try to remote start the engine once the check engine light has come on the remote start no longer works. you hear the electrical all come on but that's it. then all of a sudden the other night i attempt to exit my car and the driver door handle snapped right off. my husband contacted the local dealership requesting price for the part and was told $300+. i just found the piece for $63.00 online. ..unbelievable! but the handle broke so easily. i didn't pull hard. if i had the door would've at least popped open a lil. but it didn't budge. *tr
07/04/20121200001
 After traveling back and forth from one county to another (approx 130 miles roundtrip) as i exited the fwy the car was driving normal except for i was on empty at this point. i came to a complete stop when light turned green i began to accelerate. upon acceleration at approx. 10-15mph the car made a hard jerking motion as though it was having a hard time shifting gears however my 06 hhr is an automatic. at this point i also noticed that the check engine light had now illuminated on the instrument panel. i took the car straight home and did not attempt to drive again for 3-4 days. then one day i drove it approx 15 miles all was good. i went shopping upon leaving the car still appeared to be normal. then while on the fwy approx 70mph i noticed the check engine light on again as well as the t/c light (traction control) the car continued to drive normal but once i came to a stop on the offramp and began to accelerate the jerking motion happened again. i've noticed that on a few occasions this happens once the gas is on empty. i also noticed on one occasion that once i had put a little over half a tank of gas in as well as a bottle of fuel injector cleaner that the indicator lights shut off as well as the jerking had disappears. we have had the transmission flushed and still the problem persists. aside from that when you try to remote start the engine once the check engine light has come on the remote start no longer works. you hear the electrical all come on but that's it. then all of a sudden the other night i attempt to exit my car and the driver door handle snapped right off. my husband contacted the local dealership requesting price for the part and was told $300+. i just found the piece for $63.00 online. ..unbelievable! but the handle broke so easily. i didn't pull hard. if i had the door would've at least popped open a lil. but it didn't budge. *tr
08/01/2012217061
 Some portion of the shifter mechanism failed. it allows the vehicle to shift gears at will, with or without a key and with or without the engine running. it also allows the vehicle to be put into gear without depressing the brake pedal. the vehicle can 'bump' from 'park' into any gear and from any gear to any other gear, including reverse. while driving, one bump caused it to shift into 'neutral'. another caused a downshift. one can leave turn off the ignition & leave the car without putting it securely into 'park'. i am not positive, but i believe i could also make the steering column lock while the ignition was on. i tried this while attempting to remove the key. i did nto want to try again, fearing i would make the situation worse. additionally, the key is now retained in the ignition and can not be removed. the car can be more easily stolen. (on mine, i found out how to force the key out of the ignition. but the gear shifter can still bump around.) the mentioned crash was from exiting the car either without it being securely in 'park' or from having it fallout of 'park'. it rolled into a parked vehicle. i entered 0 mph because i wasn't there to see the car roll. it was on a small enough incline that no damage was done other than scratches. *tr
08/01/2012217061
 Some portion of the shifter mechanism failed. it allows the vehicle to shift gears at will, with or without a key and with or without the engine running. it also allows the vehicle to be put into gear without depressing the brake pedal. the vehicle can 'bump' from 'park' into any gear and from any gear to any other gear, including reverse. while driving, one bump caused it to shift into 'neutral'. another caused a downshift. one can leave turn off the ignition & leave the car without putting it securely into 'park'. i am not positive, but i believe i could also make the steering column lock while the ignition was on. i tried this while attempting to remove the key. i did nto want to try again, fearing i would make the situation worse. additionally, the key is now retained in the ignition and can not be removed. the car can be more easily stolen. (on mine, i found out how to force the key out of the ignition. but the gear shifter can still bump around.) the mentioned crash was from exiting the car either without it being securely in 'park' or from having it fallout of 'park'. it rolled into a parked vehicle. i entered 0 mph because i wasn't there to see the car roll. it was on a small enough incline that no damage was done other than scratches. *tr
08/01/2012217061
 Some portion of the shifter mechanism failed. it allows the vehicle to shift gears at will, with or without a key and with or without the engine running. it also allows the vehicle to be put into gear without depressing the brake pedal. the vehicle can 'bump' from 'park' into any gear and from any gear to any other gear, including reverse. while driving, one bump caused it to shift into 'neutral'. another caused a downshift. one can leave turn off the ignition & leave the car without putting it securely into 'park'. i am not positive, but i believe i could also make the steering column lock while the ignition was on. i tried this while attempting to remove the key. i did nto want to try again, fearing i would make the situation worse. additionally, the key is now retained in the ignition and can not be removed. the car can be more easily stolen. (on mine, i found out how to force the key out of the ignition. but the gear shifter can still bump around.) the mentioned crash was from exiting the car either without it being securely in 'park' or from having it fallout of 'park'. it rolled into a parked vehicle. i entered 0 mph because i wasn't there to see the car roll. it was on a small enough incline that no damage was done other than scratches. *tr
08/01/2012217061
 Some portion of the shifter mechanism failed. it allows the vehicle to shift gears at will, with or without a key and with or without the engine running. it also allows the vehicle to be put into gear without depressing the brake pedal. the vehicle can 'bump' from 'park' into any gear and from any gear to any other gear, including reverse. while driving, one bump caused it to shift into 'neutral'. another caused a downshift. one can leave turn off the ignition & leave the car without putting it securely into 'park'. i am not positive, but i believe i could also make the steering column lock while the ignition was on. i tried this while attempting to remove the key. i did nto want to try again, fearing i would make the situation worse. additionally, the key is now retained in the ignition and can not be removed. the car can be more easily stolen. (on mine, i found out how to force the key out of the ignition. but the gear shifter can still bump around.) the mentioned crash was from exiting the car either without it being securely in 'park' or from having it fallout of 'park'. it rolled into a parked vehicle. i entered 0 mph because i wasn't there to see the car roll. it was on a small enough incline that no damage was done other than scratches. *tr
06/07/201282000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that she shifted into park and the key would not remove from the ignition. the contact also stated that the button located on the gear shift was jammed inside of the shifter itself. due to the jamming of that button, the gear shift moved freely between gears even though the brake pedal was not depressed. the dealer and manufacturer were not notified. the failure mileage was 82,000.
06/07/201282000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that she shifted into park and the key would not remove from the ignition. the contact also stated that the button located on the gear shift was jammed inside of the shifter itself. due to the jamming of that button, the gear shift moved freely between gears even though the brake pedal was not depressed. the dealer and manufacturer were not notified. the failure mileage was 82,000. sm.
06/07/201282000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that she shifted into park and the key would not remove from the ignition. the contact also stated that the button located on the gear shift was jammed inside of the shifter itself. due to the jamming of that button, the gear shift moved freely between gears even though the brake pedal was not depressed. the dealer and manufacturer were not notified. the failure mileage was 82,000. sm.
06/07/201282000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that she shifted into park and the key would not remove from the ignition. the contact also stated that the button located on the gear shift was jammed inside of the shifter itself. due to the jamming of that button, the gear shift moved freely between gears even though the brake pedal was not depressed. the dealer and manufacturer were not notified. the failure mileage was 82,000. sm.
06/07/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that she went to put the vehicle in park and tried to take the key out of the ignition and the key would not come out. the contact also stated the button on the gear shift is stuck inside of the shifter itself. with the button being engaged, the gear shift will move by the slightest touch of it and a brake is not needed to change gears. the dealer and manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 82000. ap
05/08/201264186
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact was unable to remove the key from the ignition. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the gear shifter would have to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 64,186. kmj
05/08/201264186
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact was unable to remove the key from the ignition. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the gear shifter would have to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 64,186. kmj
05/08/201264186
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. while parked the contact was unable to remove the key from the ignition. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. the technician stated the gear shifter would have to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 64,186. da
04/10/2012154000
 Display showed power steering error and transmission box was clicking. car started bucking as if transmission was going out. took to dealer who could not replicate error after three days. picked up car and now cd player shows err o. this is frustrating as heck! dealer did say that there was a bulletin that 2006 hhr's did have this type of problem. dealer rep. owns 2007 hhr and hoped he did not have the same issue. spent over $700 total and problem still there? chevrolet / gm where is your loyalty to your loyal customers? issue a recall and fix these issues before there are deaths because of them and you are forced to do what is right by the govt.
04/10/2012154000
 Display showed power steering error and transmission box was clicking. car started bucking as if transmission was going out. took to dealer who could not replicate error after three days. picked up car and now cd player shows err o. this is frustrating as heck! dealer did say that there was a bulletin that 2006 hhr's did have this type of problem. dealer rep. owns 2007 hhr and hoped he did not have the same issue. spent over $700 total and problem still there? chevrolet / gm where is your loyalty to your loyal customers? issue a recall and fix these issues before there are deaths because of them and you are forced to do what is right by the govt.
04/10/2012154000
 Display showed power steering error and transmission box was clicking. car started bucking as if transmission was going out. took to dealer who could not replicate error after three days. picked up car and now cd player shows err o. this is frustrating as heck! dealer did say that there was a bulletin that 2006 hhr's did have this type of problem. dealer rep. owns 2007 hhr and hoped he did not have the same issue. spent over $700 total and problem still there? chevrolet / gm where is your loyalty to your loyal customers? issue a recall and fix these issues before there are deaths because of them and you are forced to do what is right by the govt.
04/10/2012154000
 Display showed power steering error and transmission box was clicking. car started bucking as if transmission was going out. took to dealer who could not replicate error after three days. picked up car and now cd player shows err o. this is frustrating as heck! dealer did say that there was a bulletin that 2006 hhr's did have this type of problem. dealer rep. owns 2007 hhr and hoped he did not have the same issue. spent over $700 total and problem still there? chevrolet / gm where is your loyalty to your loyal customers? issue a recall and fix these issues before there are deaths because of them and you are forced to do what is right by the govt.
04/10/2012154000
 Display showed power steering error and transmission box was clicking. car started bucking as if transmission was going out. took to dealer who could not replicate error after three days. picked up car and now cd player shows err o. this is frustrating as heck! dealer did say that there was a bulletin that 2006 hhr's did have this type of problem. dealer rep. owns 2007 hhr and hoped he did not have the same issue. spent over $700 total and problem still there? chevrolet / gm where is your loyalty to your loyal customers? issue a recall and fix these issues before there are deaths because of them and you are forced to do what is right by the govt.
02/01/201197000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact noticed that the check engine warning light illuminated intermittently. while driving approximately 60 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled. the contact was awaiting a response from the dealer. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and he was unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current mileages were 98,000 and the failure mileages were 97,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
02/01/201197000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact noticed that the check engine warning light illuminated intermittently. while driving approximately 60 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled. the contact was awaiting a response from the dealer. the contact did not inform the manufacturer. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and he was unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current mileages were 98,000 and the failure mileages were 97,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
09/11/2009480001
 I pulled my car into the driveway at home and shifted into park and when i attempted to remove the key it would not turn all the way to the removal position. so i moved the shift lever again and noted that the shift button didn't pop out when i put it into park. i knew then that the key would not come out until the vehicle was put into park which the shift lever was not allowing. i took the vehicle straight to my gm dealer service manager who stated that i was the sixth or seventh customer who had had this problem in the last 12 months. the manager called me back and told me that my car was out of warranty and the cost would be $215.04. i was concerned that this was not a recall item since he had done so many in a town of 4500 people and that in my opinion it would put someone in an emergency situation at risk of having their car stolen if the couldn't take their keys out in a large city. i contacted customer service at gm but was told that they couldn't do anything for me, even thought a service bulletin on how to do the repair had been sent to all gm service departments. to me, that sounds like a recall should have been issued. yes, i paid to have the part replaced, but i still thank it is the manufactures fault and not mine. the recall would have been made before my warranty expired. also the service manager reported that the chevrolet cobalt also has this problem. *tr
07/18/2008618001
 While driving my 2006 chevrolet hhr ls traveling at between 25-30 mph the driver information center display flashed reduced engine power for about five seconds and then changed to engine disabled and immediately shut the car down while i was driving in the middle of the road. i tried to restart the engine and it would not initially start. after several minutes the car did start and the check engine light was on. i proceeded immediately to my service station where they were able to find the check engine code as pcm memory error they said the code was something they had never seen before and decided that it was best to clear the code and see if the problem repeated itself. i then took the car for short drive and again the car flashed the same two messages on the dic and then stalled but this time in the middle of a rotary. i was able to push the car off to the side and waited several minutes again before the car would restart. this time at the service station they decided it would be best if i took it to an actual chevrolet garage since they had never seen such an obd-ii error code. this time however after clearing the code it would not drive more than a few yards before stalling out. so, the decision was made to have the car towed after have the car for a few days they decided that it was best to replace the pcm since that seemed to be what was causing the error. the way the car behaved with this pcm error i felt was very dangerous so i contacted chevrolet customer support on july 21, 2008. the case number is 71-646640348 with chevrolet. the initial contact person was unable to answer my concerns. later that afternoon i was called by another individual about the issue and the opinion that i got from her was that i should have nothing to complain about, gm was repairing the car for free under the epa mandated warranty she did not understand that my concern was not that the car did have a part fail but how it behaved when such a minor piece of equipment did fail. *tr
03/01/200730000310/01/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. while driving 20 mph over a hole or dip in the road, the entire vehicle stalled and shut off. the weather was not a factor. the stalling occurred at least three times within one week. the vehicle cannot be restarted once it shut off. there were no warning indicators prior to the failure. the dealer does not know the cause of the failure or the remedy. the failure mileage was 53,000. the consumer stated the vehicle was having several issues with the cam sensor, wheels, a broken hub bearing, bent rotors and an issue with removing the key from the ignition, due to the shift cable not staying secured. the check engine light illuminated, the inside driver door handle would not open the door, the passenger side back would not stay secured. updated 06/25/08
03/25/200836000105/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact started the engine to warm up the vehicle. approximately five minutes later, she attempted to place the vehicle in reverse, but the shifter would not move from park. she waited approximately ten minutes and the failure continued. approximately 15 minutes later, the gear was able to shift out of park. the contact drove to work and was unable to shut off the vehicle. after several attempts, she was able to remove the key from the ignition; however, the radio was still on and the chime noises remained engaged. the gears were also able to be moved without the key in the ignition. the vehicle has not been repaired and remains in her possession. the vin, engine size, number of cylinders, and transmission type were unknown. the current and failure mileages were 36,000.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
07/15/201155000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated when they put the vehicle in park; the gear shift gets stuck and makes it hard to take the key out of the ignition. the contact has to jiggle the gear shift in order to get the key out. the vehicle had not been inspected, but the contact feels the shift actuator is failing. the failure mileage and current mileages were 55,000.rl
06/26/201155000
 I purchased a 2006 chevrolet hhr for my daughter with a 72 months /100,000 miles extended warranty (which has one year and six months left). she brought her car home from school on summer vacation saying that her car was shifting funny. we took it tarr chevrolet service department believing that with our extended warranty they would be able to figure out the problem, repair it, and all would be good. however, that was not the case. it took them two weeks to figure out the transmission was blown. i was called today and had with a very confusing conversation with the service manager. i was told that i had two options for getting my car repaired. it was explained to me that i could either get a used transmission with 33,000 miles on it already and it would be covered by a one year warranty (the transmission that just broke down with only 55,000 miles on it). or i could get a new transmission and pay the difference of 1,500.00 dollars which seems unfair to me. this is a short summary of what has transpired and it is very discouraging to my daughter and i. we were wondering if you had any insight into our predicament.
07/15/201155000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated when they put the vehicle in park; the gear shift gets stuck and makes it hard to take the key out of the ignition. the contact has to jiggle the gear shift in order to get the key out. the vehicle had not been inspected, but the contact feels the shift actuator is failing. the failure mileage and current mileages were 55,000.rl
06/26/201155000
 I purchased a 2006 chevrolet hhr for my daughter with a 72 months /100,000 miles extended warranty (which has one year and six months left). she brought her car home from school on summer vacation saying that her car was shifting funny. we took it tarr chevrolet service department believing that with our extended warranty they would be able to figure out the problem, repair it, and all would be good. however, that was not the case. it took them two weeks to figure out the transmission was blown. i was called today and had with a very confusing conversation with the service manager. i was told that i had two options for getting my car repaired. it was explained to me that i could either get a used transmission with 33,000 miles on it already and it would be covered by a one year warranty (the transmission that just broke down with only 55,000 miles on it). or i could get a new transmission and pay the difference of 1,500.00 dollars which seems unfair to me. this is a short summary of what has transpired and it is very discouraging to my daughter and i. we were wondering if you had any insight into our predicament.
07/15/201155000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated when they put the vehicle in park; the gear shift gets stuck and makes it hard to take the key out of the ignition. the contact has to jiggle the gear shift in order to get the key out. the vehicle had not been inspected, but the contact feels the shift actuator is failing. the failure mileage and current mileages were 55,000.rl
06/26/201155000
 I purchased a 2006 chevrolet hhr for my daughter with a 72 months /100,000 miles extended warranty (which has one year and six months left). she brought her car home from school on summer vacation saying that her car was shifting funny. we took it tarr chevrolet service department believing that with our extended warranty they would be able to figure out the problem, repair it, and all would be good. however, that was not the case. it took them two weeks to figure out the transmission was blown. i was called today and had with a very confusing conversation with the service manager. i was told that i had two options for getting my car repaired. it was explained to me that i could either get a used transmission with 33,000 miles on it already and it would be covered by a one year warranty (the transmission that just broke down with only 55,000 miles on it). or i could get a new transmission and pay the difference of 1,500.00 dollars which seems unfair to me. this is a short summary of what has transpired and it is very discouraging to my daughter and i. we were wondering if you had any insight into our predicament.
07/15/201155000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated when they put the vehicle in park; the gear shift gets stuck and makes it hard to take the key out of the ignition. the contact has to jiggle the gear shift in order to get the key out. the vehicle had not been inspected, but the contact feels the shift actuator is failing. the failure mileage and current mileages were 55,000.rl
06/26/201155000
 I purchased a 2006 chevrolet hhr for my daughter with a 72 months /100,000 miles extended warranty (which has one year and six months left). she brought her car home from school on summer vacation saying that her car was shifting funny. we took it tarr chevrolet service department believing that with our extended warranty they would be able to figure out the problem, repair it, and all would be good. however, that was not the case. it took them two weeks to figure out the transmission was blown. i was called today and had with a very confusing conversation with the service manager. i was told that i had two options for getting my car repaired. it was explained to me that i could either get a used transmission with 33,000 miles on it already and it would be covered by a one year warranty (the transmission that just broke down with only 55,000 miles on it). or i could get a new transmission and pay the difference of 1,500.00 dollars which seems unfair to me. this is a short summary of what has transpired and it is very discouraging to my daughter and i. we were wondering if you had any insight into our predicament.
06/26/201155000
 I purchased a 2006 chevrolet hhr for my daughter with a 72 months /100,000 miles extended warranty (which has one year and six months left). she brought her car home from school on summer vacation saying that her car was shifting funny. we took it tarr chevrolet service department believing that with our extended warranty they would be able to figure out the problem, repair it, and all would be good. however, that was not the case. it took them two weeks to figure out the transmission was blown. i was called today and had with a very confusing conversation with the service manager. i was told that i had two options for getting my car repaired. it was explained to me that i could either get a used transmission with 33,000 miles on it already and it would be covered by a one year warranty (the transmission that just broke down with only 55,000 miles on it). or i could get a new transmission and pay the difference of 1,500.00 dollars which seems unfair to me. this is a short summary of what has transpired and it is very discouraging to my daughter and i. we were wondering if you had any insight into our predicament.
06/26/201155000
 I purchased a 2006 chevrolet hhr for my daughter with a 72 months /100,000 miles extended warranty (which has one year and six months left). she brought her car home from school on summer vacation saying that her car was shifting funny. we took it tarr chevrolet service department believing that with our extended warranty they would be able to figure out the problem, repair it, and all would be good. however, that was not the case. it took them two weeks to figure out the transmission was blown. i was called today and had with a very confusing conversation with the service manager. i was told that i had two options for getting my car repaired. it was explained to me that i could either get a used transmission with 33,000 miles on it already and it would be covered by a one year warranty (the transmission that just broke down with only 55,000 miles on it). or i could get a new transmission and pay the difference of 1,500.00 dollars which seems unfair to me. this is a short summary of what has transpired and it is very discouraging to my daughter and i. we were wondering if you had any insight into our predicament.
04/19/201140000
 Power steering failure while driving my vehicle with children
04/19/201140000
 Power steering failure while driving my vehicle with children
04/19/201140000
 Power steering failure while driving my vehicle with children
04/19/201140000
 Power steering failure while driving my vehicle with children
01/02/200960000
 Few issues that several people also have discussed on the web: **transmission hard shifting. still an issue, garages and dealer have not been able to resolve **key not coming out of ignition. recent issue not fixed yet. may be transmission interlock issue based on internet discussions **leak and water gets in car. gets my heat blower wet and blows out a part and i only have off and high fan settings. ongoing issue as well
01/02/200960000
 Few issues that several people also have discussed on the web: **transmission hard shifting. still an issue, garages and dealer have not been able to resolve **key not coming out of ignition. recent issue not fixed yet. may be transmission interlock issue based on internet discussions **leak and water gets in car. gets my heat blower wet and blows out a part and i only have off and high fan settings. ongoing issue as well
01/02/200960000
 Few issues that several people also have discussed on the web: **transmission hard shifting. still an issue, garages and dealer have not been able to resolve **key not coming out of ignition. recent issue not fixed yet. may be transmission interlock issue based on internet discussions **leak and water gets in car. gets my heat blower wet and blows out a part and i only have off and high fan settings. ongoing issue as well
01/02/200960000
 Few issues that several people also have discussed on the web: **transmission hard shifting. still an issue, garages and dealer have not been able to resolve **key not coming out of ignition. recent issue not fixed yet. may be transmission interlock issue based on internet discussions **leak and water gets in car. gets my heat blower wet and blows out a part and i only have off and high fan settings. ongoing issue as well
12/07/20097800
 Tl- the contact owns 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the gear shift selector shifts while driving at any speed, causing the key to remain stuck in the ignition. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacture was notified who informed the contact to repair the vehicle at her own risk. the vehicle was not repaired. the current mileage was approximately 9,100. the failure mileage was approximately 7,800. bw
12/07/20097800
 Tl- the contact owns 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the gear shift selector shifts while driving at any speed, causing the key to remain stuck in the ignition. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacture was notified who informed the contact to repair the vehicle at her own risk. the vehicle was not repaired. the current mileage was approximately 9,100. the failure mileage was approximately 7,800. bw
12/07/20097800
 Tl- the contact owns 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the gear shift selector shifts while driving at any speed, causing the key to remain stuck in the ignition. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacture was notified who informed the contact to repair the vehicle at her own risk. the vehicle was not repaired. the current mileage was approximately 9,100. the failure mileage was approximately 7,800. bw
12/07/20097800
 Tl- the contact owns 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the gear shift selector shifts while driving at any speed, causing the key to remain stuck in the ignition. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacture was notified who informed the contact to repair the vehicle at her own risk. the vehicle was not repaired. the current mileage was approximately 9,100. the failure mileage was approximately 7,800. bw
07/01/201065000
 2006 chevy hhr. gear shift control pin falls out of plastic retainment piece resulting in gear shift button sticking in the inward position and the key remaining locked in steering column. due to a defect in manufacturing, the plastic cracks around the pin retainment hole. the control pin then becomes loose, thus resulting in the control pin either moving out of it's intended position and jamming the gear selector, or falling out completely and allowing the gear selector to move in any gear at any time, weather the car is running or shut off. once control pin moves out of position or falls out, the micro switch cannot be activated to release the key from the ignition, thus resulting in a dead battery very dangerous. the dealerships are aware of this problem but insist there is no t.s.b. or recall. they could easily replace the plastic retainment part with the newer version used in later models, but claim they can't get it. there remedy is to replace the entire shifter assembly at a cost of $150.00 plus labor. the newer retainment part can't cost more than 15 dollars,(narrow piece of plastic ~ the size of a pencil with a small hole in it). this part goes from the top of the shifter to the bottom of the gear selector and holds the control pin in position, which in turn, activates the micro switch to release the keys. with the amount of occurrences listed online since 2006. this, without a doubt, should be a recall.
07/01/201065000
 2006 chevy hhr. gear shift control pin falls out of plastic retainment piece resulting in gear shift button sticking in the inward position and the key remaining locked in steering column. due to a defect in manufacturing, the plastic cracks around the pin retainment hole. the control pin then becomes loose, thus resulting in the control pin either moving out of it's intended position and jamming the gear selector, or falling out completely and allowing the gear selector to move in any gear at any time, weather the car is running or shut off. once control pin moves out of position or falls out, the micro switch cannot be activated to release the key from the ignition, thus resulting in a dead battery very dangerous. the dealerships are aware of this problem but insist there is no t.s.b. or recall. they could easily replace the plastic retainment part with the newer version used in later models, but claim they can't get it. there remedy is to replace the entire shifter assembly at a cost of $150.00 plus labor. the newer retainment part can't cost more than 15 dollars,(narrow piece of plastic ~ the size of a pencil with a small hole in it). this part goes from the top of the shifter to the bottom of the gear selector and holds the control pin in position, which in turn, activates the micro switch to release the keys. with the amount of occurrences listed online since 2006. this, without a doubt, should be a recall.
07/01/201065000
 2006 chevy hhr. gear shift control pin falls out of plastic retainment piece resulting in gear shift button sticking in the inward position and the key remaining locked in steering column. due to a defect in manufacturing, the plastic cracks around the pin retainment hole. the control pin then becomes loose, thus resulting in the control pin either moving out of it's intended position and jamming the gear selector, or falling out completely and allowing the gear selector to move in any gear at any time, weather the car is running or shut off. once control pin moves out of position or falls out, the micro switch cannot be activated to release the key from the ignition, thus resulting in a dead battery very dangerous. the dealerships are aware of this problem but insist there is no t.s.b. or recall. they could easily replace the plastic retainment part with the newer version used in later models, but claim they can't get it. there remedy is to replace the entire shifter assembly at a cost of $150.00 plus labor. the newer retainment part can't cost more than 15 dollars,(narrow piece of plastic ~ the size of a pencil with a small hole in it). this part goes from the top of the shifter to the bottom of the gear selector and holds the control pin in position, which in turn, activates the micro switch to release the keys. with the amount of occurrences listed online since 2006. this, without a doubt, should be a recall.
07/01/201065000
 2006 chevy hhr. gear shift control pin falls out of plastic retainment piece resulting in gear shift button sticking in the inward position and the key remaining locked in steering column. due to a defect in manufacturing, the plastic cracks around the pin retainment hole. the control pin then becomes loose, thus resulting in the control pin either moving out of it's intended position and jamming the gear selector, or falling out completely and allowing the gear selector to move in any gear at any time, weather the car is running or shut off. once control pin moves out of position or falls out, the micro switch cannot be activated to release the key from the ignition, thus resulting in a dead battery very dangerous. the dealerships are aware of this problem but insist there is no t.s.b. or recall. they could easily replace the plastic retainment part with the newer version used in later models, but claim they can't get it. there remedy is to replace the entire shifter assembly at a cost of $150.00 plus labor. the newer retainment part can't cost more than 15 dollars,(narrow piece of plastic ~ the size of a pencil with a small hole in it). this part goes from the top of the shifter to the bottom of the gear selector and holds the control pin in position, which in turn, activates the micro switch to release the keys. with the amount of occurrences listed online since 2006. this, without a doubt, should be a recall.
03/16/2010
 I have had my 2006 hhr in dealership 3 times for a hard shifting transmittion. they rebuilt the transmittion and i am having the same problem again.i took it back they drove it and it was fine.this hard shifting happens maybe 25per cent of the time but when it does it shifts very hard and continues.i am afraid it will put me down what can i do?
03/16/2010
 I have had my 2006 hhr in dealership 3 times for a hard shifting transmittion. they rebuilt the transmittion and i am having the same problem again.i took it back they drove it and it was fine.this hard shifting happens maybe 25per cent of the time but when it does it shifts very hard and continues.i am afraid it will put me down what can i do?
03/16/2010
 I have had my 2006 hhr in dealership 3 times for a hard shifting transmittion. they rebuilt the transmittion and i am having the same problem again.i took it back they drove it and it was fine.this hard shifting happens maybe 25per cent of the time but when it does it shifts very hard and continues.i am afraid it will put me down what can i do?
03/16/2010
 I have had my 2006 hhr in dealership 3 times for a hard shifting transmittion. they rebuilt the transmittion and i am having the same problem again.i took it back they drove it and it was fine.this hard shifting happens maybe 25per cent of the time but when it does it shifts very hard and continues.i am afraid it will put me down what can i do?
03/16/2010
 I have had my 2006 hhr in dealership 3 times for a hard shifting transmittion. they rebuilt the transmittion and i am having the same problem again.i took it back they drove it and it was fine.this hard shifting happens maybe 25per cent of the time but when it does it shifts very hard and continues.i am afraid it will put me down what can i do?
06/26/201043000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated the gear shift will move from gear to gear while driving the vehicle. the contact stated that the key will come out of the ignition without the vehicle being locked in the parking position. the contact had no had the vehicle inspected before the complaint was filed. the failure mileage and current mileage was 43000.rl
11/04/200939000
 2006 chevy hhr - automatic transmission does not lock into position, can freely slip transmission shifter from park, reverse, nuetral, drive and lower gears with little pressure and without depressing the shifter locking latch. gm has recalled 2010 models with similar issues but none of the previous year model hhrs dealership wants $150.00 to try new battery to see if it will fix the problem. if this solution does not work then they want another $160.00 for new shifter unit... labor for both these items are not included, just cost of parts. i beleive gm reconizes isssue: gm tsb #06-07-30-004f
03/08/2010450001
 I own a 2006 chevy hhr, and within the past two weeks have experienced a problem (which apparently, after looking online, several other owners have experienced). when i put my car in park, and go to turn off the ignition, it won't let me take out my key, and my steering wheel won't lock. this happens everythime that i try to turn off my car now, which is at least about ten times daily. i have to slam it into park to get the key out. i am not sure though that when this is done if my car is truly in park. i went to my car repairman, who said that this definitely needs to be looked at because if i continue to slam it in park, i could eventually break the shifter- which in my mind could definitely cause an accident/ or property damage. i am taking my car in on wednesday for this purpose, not sure yet what the cost will be, but i strongly believe that this problem should be looked at by dot. *dt
02/26/20101030001
 Shifter refuses to go fully into park resulting in inability to remove key from steering column. shifter does not lock into gear and can move freely between gears without brake pedal depressed. *tr
02/20/2010500001
 2006 chevy hhr ls permanent failure. gear shift stopped locking. gear shift moves freely into any position while driving or stopped. car may roll. will not release key from ignition. *tr
11/20/2009470001
 Could not remove key from ignition with gear selector in park. this condition was remedied by pushing the gear selector hard into park for a while. then total failure came when no amount of pushing the gear selector hard into park would allow the key to be removed. i removed the gear shift cover and reached in and found a micro switch that when tripped allowed me to remove key. i called local dealer and chevrolet factory toll free line and they did not say this was a known defect. i purchased replacement part # 25864102. i personally installed this and it fixed the problem. there is a steel pin in the gear selector plastic shift rod. the plastic is week and allowed the pin to drift approx 1/2 to left which would not allow the key removal micro switch to be tripped as it should be to allow the key to be removed from the ignition lock cylinder. i called chevrolet back (tel # 1-866-790-5600) and they set up case # 71-781779261. they told me to take defective part to the dealer and they would contact the dealer to analyze the part for reason of failure. i took the part to the dealer service manager12/4/09. i called chevrolet several weeks later and they said the dealer threw the part away since chevrolet did not contact them promptly. i had ask for chevrolet to refund the cost of the part only (no labor) but chevrolet says they can't help since the part is now gone. i later searched on the internet http://www.mycarstats.com/ and found many cases like mine (apparently chevy cobalt shares gear shift mechanism basic internal design style). i called chevrolet back, they still deny this is a recurring problem. this is a safety problem because you have to leave your car with the key in it when the failure occurs. apparently this may also drain the battery because all circuits are not shutoff when you cannot rotate the key far enough to remove the key. i fear that my replacement part may not last either. the car was ~ 48 mo old and ~ 47,000 miles when total failure occurred. *tr
10/30/2008193731
 Put vehicle in park, key would not come out of ignition after turning vehicle off. still would re-start so found a dealer and dropped off vehicle. per dealer sheet at pick-up - 19373 shifter rod fell off verified ignition key doesn't come out of ignition cylinder. noticed shifter button stuck in/depressed. remove power window switch panel, shifter cover panel. disconnect shifter cable, remove shifter, found shifter rod fell off. shifter b/o. ****** r&r shifter, install shifter cable, shifter cover panel, power window switch panel, road test vehicle, check shifter operation, shifter working normally. turn vehicle off, easily able to remove key out of ignition. *tr
12/18/200813456
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. while driving approximately 75 mph on normal road conditions, the traction control switch activated. suddenly, the traction control disengaged without assistance. there was no response when the accelerator pedal was depressed. the vehicle began to idle excessively and surged unexpectedly. immediately, the vehicle was driven to an authorized dealer for inspection, but they could not duplicate the failure. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three separate occasions for identical failures. the repairs consisted of installing a data recorder and replacing the bcm. in addition, the steering column and gear shifter were replaced. the vehicle was not being driven due to the safety risk involved. the failure mileage was 13,456 and current mileage was 15,500.
03/25/2009600001
 Auto dimmer does not work on rearview mirror. unable to remove key from chevy hhr 2006 model. it is a shift lever issue. the car is out of warranty so neither of these items are still covered. these are items that should last longer than three years. chevy is ignoring the issue. *tr
03/03/2009390001
 Key in the ignition is sometimes getting stuck, one has to position the automatic gear selector out of park and back into park to get the key to release properly. possible its the interlock feature of the automatic gear selector position being affected. *tr
10/05/2008600001
 I need your help, 1st,computer broke,then 2nd gear shift, then 3rd sunroof, then 4th back door won't open-son can't get out, then 5th power steering, tried to replace power steering with a used one that we could afford,, now car is locked and won't crank, did what mechanic said to reprogram and it still doesn't work, gm replaced 1st computer, i paid for gears , tried to get gm to fix electric steering, said they would buy parts but not labor >1000, right before we tried to replace the power steering the crank started hanging, 06 chevrolet hhr-no car, help, its so broke, hurt myself trying to drive it, and have been trying to get fixed for over 2 months, its a bomb, now i have no car to drive. gm states its over mileage, thought i bought all warranties, dealer went out of business, palm bay chevrolet, fl, i need some help, multiple times have all but crashed related to can't hardly steer it, turn it, i think i've broke my shoulder with this thing. now i catch a ride with 4 years to pay left on this car, help! its a hazard, i don't have goliaths strength any more! *tr
10/12/2008451
 Transmission would not lock when put in park and could not get key out of ignition. left car in garage overnight and next morning battery was dead. had to jump start car and drove it to gm dealer. service tech said shifter needed to be replaced and that he had seen this happen before. tech said gm had redesigned the shifter because of this problem. a few hours and $241 later, car was repaired and back on the road. *tr
09/01/2006520001
 2006 chevy hhr, key would not turn off in ignition switch. read owners book found little doorway to open with button to bypass parking switch. book said low voltage, checked voltage was fine, but could wiggle gear shift and key would turn off. now button on gearshift stays in and even with key out of ignition if you bump the gearshift it falls out of park. not a real safe feature with remote starting. have contacted chevrolet and they say they are not aware of this safety problem. but is rampant on the internet, and my personal dealer said they have had to fix a lot of hhr's and cobalt gearshifts. so many in fact that they have made a new and improved part because of the original failing multiple times. that is fine for the vehicles in warranty, but the other thousands upon thousands of ones they wont fix because they said there is no recall as of now. this is about like the fords of the seventies. i am afraid someone will be injured before it is resolved. *tr
08/10/2008492521
 Placed vehicle in park and the key would not turn all the way off and you could not remove the key. it happened twice and i took it to the dealer and they replaced the shifter. they stated that they have had several complaints from other owners of hhrs and colbalts with the same problem. *tr
03/10/200831000109/20/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact could not remove the key from the ignition. she stated that the vehicle did not seem to properly shift into park. the vehicle has not been to the dealer or repaired. the vin and engine size were unknown. the current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 31,000.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
12/27/200739000106/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the gear mechanism failed. he has attempted to place the gear position indicator in the park position and the engine will not shut off. this failure can cause the vehicle to shift out of gear on its on with or without the driver present. the dealer stated that it was a common problem. the current and failure mileages were 39000.****
09/01/2007110001006/08/2006
 Tl*the contact's spouse owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the gear shift would occasionally stick or shift into any gear while driving at any speed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the new part has been ordered. the current mileage was 11,400 and failure mileage was 11,000.
POWER TRAIN - AXLE HUBS
07/10/200959000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. the contact stated that the vehicle would not shift from first to second gear or from third to fourth gear. the vehicle appeared to remain in second gear no matter how fast the vehicle was traveling. she took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the hub assembly needed to be repaired. the assembly was repaired. the contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer and was issued a case number. the current mileage was 59,196 and failure mileage was approximately 59,000.
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
03/18/201070822
 2006 hhr key sticks in ingnition. button that ignites shifter broken and sticks in place causing the shifter to be easily engaged at any time. car is at 70,822 miles. car dealer states it is not covered by transferable manufacturers 5 yr/100,000 powertrain warranty. car was purchased used 05/2007. cost to cover replacement is over 300.00. if operators do not get this replaced i am sure it will cause property death, injury, and accidents as the shifter can be engaged by a slight bump to park, reverse, neutral, etc.
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
10/30/200956001
 2006 new vehicle purchase serviced 8 times for multiple failures related to either electrical/braking/abs/ wheels/emissions/ traction control/computer/power steering and or computer issues/all repaired/and resolved at gm dealer/vehicle can not be driven safely when issue occurs the failed system in question overrides driver last incident failure occurred in heavy traffic resulting in removal from service which took 3 weeks to repair/had the conditions been different this may have resulted in a crash. *tr
07/10/2009529001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet hhr. while driving 45 mph, the top section of the knob on the gear shifter suddenly detached. the contact continued to drive the vehicle by grabbing the middle part of the shifter. he noticed that the knob was injection molder plastic, which was shielded off. the vehicle has not been inspected, but the contact believed a recall should be issued for this defect. the current and failure mileages were 52,900. updated 8/10/09 *cn the consumer stated the incident happened when he shifted from 3rd to 4th gear while accelerating. updated 08/13/09.*jb
06/06/2006500002/08/2006
 At 5,00 miles the seal on the transmission blew. car taken to dealership for repair. since that time there has been a noise when accelerating. dealer tried replacing catalytic converter, was not the problem. manufacturer notified of on going problem, they sent a rep who said the noise was a usual noise. service manager requested a second opinion from manufacture. car now has 14,500 miles on it and has been back to the dealer for this same problem numerous times. as of this date we are still waiting for another rep to look at it. *jb