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Chevrolet HHR, Wagon
#1545 of 1602 Re: Help [laserblue]
Nov 03, 2011 (5:33 am)
Thank you. That worked. By the way, I love my HHR, never had any problems with it. We tow it behind our motor home with all four down. Great little car, good gas mileage 28 around town and 30 on highways.
#1546 of 1602 Re: Help [gmcustsvc]
Nov 03, 2011 (5:36 am)
Got my answer, thank you. Love my HHR, great little car, no problems with it. Chev has always been good cars for the price.
I'm a loyal GM person, every car I've owned has been a GM product.
#1547 of 1602 Re: Help [hunsinger]
Nov 03, 2011 (10:01 am)
I'm a loyal G.M. customer myself.
Only 1 car wasn't a G.M. product, my first. Bought it used and promised myself to never buy used again.
#1 - 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger (bought in 1975).
Then all the others where bought new and always had their scheduled maintenance done.
# 2 - 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic (305 c.i) very good
# 3 - 1983 S-10 Blazer (rwd) 2.8 L very good
# 4 - 1992 GMC Safari 4.3 L repeated transmission problems (on warranty)
# 5 - 1994 S-10 Blazer LT (rwd) 4.3 L 200 hp "Vortec" very good but a bit gaz gusler.
# 6 - 1999 Venture LS very good but destroyed by Hurricane Charlie while vacationing in Florida in 2004
# 7 - 2005 Equinox LT not so good, lots of repairs on warranty, first year of production.
# 8 - 2010 HHR 2LT 2.4 L GREAT. Don't want to brag but it's my best one yet....fun to drive, reliable, economical, good cargo space and problem free so far.
#1548 of 1602 Re: This one has my GM Service guys stumped... [tim146]
Jan 19, 2012 (12:41 pm)
Were you able to find out what your problem was? I have a 2006 HHR doing the same thing. I am at a loss!! Any response would be greatly appreciated!!
#1549 of 1602 Re: This one has my GM Service guys stumped... [health1]
Jan 20, 2012 (6:43 am)
The symptoms sound like a power problem, the electronics can be very sensitive to voltage issues, battery,alternater, cable/wire issue.
#1550 of 1602 Problems with 2008 HHR
Feb 27, 2012 (10:26 am)
My problems so far (my car has 72,000 miles on it):
-random stalling on hot days (in GA, there are a LOT of hot days, and this is NOT safe)
-ignition issues, have to 'pump' key to get it to turn
-DOOR lock sticks, have had to pay someone to open my car for me (i now keep one door unlocked constantly), and had the lock removed, cleaned, and replaced the key without success.
-transmission died without warning last night.
-have to take it to a shop to replace the headlight--making a $14 repair jump up to $70.
-both key fobs died after three months. $150 to replace each. I said 'no thank you'.
I'm looking to get another vehicle, NOT a Chevy. I do not love this car; the door handles and dashboard seem cheap, the seats stain incredibly easily, and there's a weird 'pocket' under the backseats where random things accumulate when I put down the seat. Only way to get at this 'pocket' is to shove my arm down the back of the half-open seat.
I'm glad they're discontinuing this model--every time I see other HHRs on the road, I wonder if they're having the same issues I am...from looking through this forum, seems like they are having those issues and many more!
on the plus side, my dog loves riding in the cargo area--it's the perfect size for a greyhound.
#1551 of 1602 Power Steering Issue
Mar 12, 2012 (11:34 am)
I've had my 2010 HHR for a little over a month. I do NOT know why there isn't a recall on the power steering for these vehicles because from what I've gathered from other people, it's not just me having this issue. It was perfect until last weekend. I heard a chime and my dash lit up with "power steering" and I realized I had lost all power steering on the car. I pulled over and shut it off. Upon restarting it, everything was fine. Sometimes it'll go a day without messing up, other times it seems like right after I start driving again from shutting it off, it'll go right back out. I called the GM headquarters and the gentleman informed me, as I suspected, there was no recall for this. Let me just say this issue is VERY DANGEROUS. I've been in the middle of a sharp turn when it has went out. The only thing I keep getting told is to take it to my local Chevy dealer but that is my issue...I should not have to pay(or atleast dont think I should have to) seeing as how I just purchased this not even 2 months ago. I guess my question is has anyone else had this problem and did you find out what was going on? I'm almost ready to take it back to the dealer but it's about a 2 hour drive so that's why I haven't yet. Any input or help would be very much appreciated.
#1552 of 1602 Re: Power Steering Issue [lsmith62790]
Mar 13, 2012 (4:21 am)
Mine is a 2010 also (2LT) with 20,000 miles on it.
Never had any problems what so ever with mine and I should add that it's my best in all my 8 vehicules that I owned during my 37 years of driving (7 of them where G.M. products).
I read in your post that you are at a 2 hr drive of the dealer?
You know that you can bring your car at any G.M. dealer for a warranty repair, doesn't need to be the dealer where you bought it.
#1553 of 1602 Re: Power Steering Issue [laserblue]
Mar 13, 2012 (5:55 am)
I purchased mine used from the dealer on January 28. There were 39 some thousand miles on it. Hadn't had a problem until last weekend when the power steering started going out and now its an everyday problem. And yes, I have a local chevy dealer I could take it to but they want way too much just to look at it. Maybe I just expect too much outta people but I think if I've only had it this long and for the price I'm paying for it every two weeks, this shouldnt be on me. I tried taking it to just a local garage and nobody seems to know anything about hhr's around here.
#1554 of 1602 Re: Power Steering Issue [lsmith62790]
Mar 14, 2012 (4:10 am)
You bought it only 8 weeks ago... use cars must have a warranty of some kind?
If I remember I think it's 90 days or 6 months warranty on a used car depending on its mileage...check it out.
If so, bring it to your nearest G.M. dealer.