Inspired by its trucks and cars of the '40s, Chevrolet revealed the retro HHR in 2006, offering SUV styling with sedan-like economy. Since then, the nostalgic design has remained not only pleasing but practical, as the boxy 4-door shape lends itself to increased interior space. The front-wheel drive HHR is available in two trim levels: LS and LT. It is powered by a 155-hp 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission; a 172-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is available for the LT, and a four-speed automatic transmission is optional on both trims. The HHR LS is equipped with 16-inch wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, satellite radio and MP3 capability; LT trims add body-colored mirrors and a power driver's seat. A 2LT option package outfits the LT with additional features that include a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob; leather upholstery and heated front seats are also available for the LT, while a power sunroof is optional on both trims. Standard safety features include stability and traction control systems, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, front airbags, overhead curtain airbags for front and rear passengers and a tire pressure monitoring system. A rearview camera parking aid system is available. The Chevrolet HHR carries over with minimal changes for 2011. The MY LINK Package now includes one year of satellite radio service, and the SS trim level has been removed from the model lineup.
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|MPG||22 City / 32 Hwy|
|Transmission||5-spd man w/OD|
|Power||155 @ 6100 rpm|
ABS brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking, and will modulate the brake pressure to allow the tire to rotate. This increases the vehicles ability to turn while braking.
Stability control automatically senses when the vehicles handling limits have been exceeded and reduces engine power and/or applies select brakes to help prevent the driver from losing control of the vehicle.
Front-impact airbags for the driver and passenger have been designed to protect the head during a frontal crash.
Overhead airbags are used to protect the occupant's heads in the event of a side collision or rollover.
Seatbelt pretensioners automatically tighten seatbelts to place the occupant in the optimal seating position during a collision.
The vehicle is equipped with a means of anticipating and/or detecting unwanted vehicle intrusion. The vehicle is equipped with an ignition disable device that will prevent the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 14E021000
RECALL DATE: 2014-05-09
UCI-FRAM Group is recalling certain LS1328 ignition Switches sold as Wells LS1328, Duralast LS1328, Airtex 1S6097, and Carquest 53-27479, and LS1497 Ignition Switches sold as Wells LS1497, Duralast LS1497, Airtex 1S10961, and Carquest 53-27967, for use on various General Motors model and model year vehicles during repair and replacement of the original ignition switch. The weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the affected ignition switches to move out of the run position, turning off the engine and disabling the air bags.
If the ignition switch moves from the run position to accessory, the car would stall and the air bags will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the occupants.
UCI-FRAM Group has notified its purchasers to quarantine and return all inventory. Any switches already installed in vehicles will be replaced by GM dealers as part of NHTSA recall 14V-047, free of charge. UCI-Fram's purchasers should contact UCI-FRAM Group at 1-800-890-2075. GM vehicle owners requiring additional information on that recall campaign should contact GM at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac) or 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn).
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