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Chevrolet HHR, Car Buying, Wagon
Jun 05, 2010 (1:36 pm)
I just bought a used HHR1 from my dealer. It had been used as a rental last year.
I got it for around $10,000. That was with another new extended warranty on it.I have had it about 2 1/2 months now and have had no problems at all (yet).
It is very roomy and comfortable and everything works great on it. We are very happy with ours.
#149 of 167 My new 09 HHR needs to be jump started!
Jun 20, 2010 (4:00 am)
Am I doing something wrong? This is the 3rd time I needed to jump start this vehicle. It only has 3500 miles on it and is still very much so under warranty. This past Friday I got out of work and it would not start, I jumped it in the parking lot and drove it about 35 to 40 minutes home "all highway miles". Saturday night my wife and I are leaving the Jimmy Buffet concert and we are sitting there listening to a rapid clicking starter sound! I call onstar for assistance and about an hour and a half later the wrecker shows up and puts the booster pack on the battery and she fires right up! Am I leaving something on that shouldn`t be on? Is that onstar capability draining the battery down? I know the battery looks very undersized to begin with, but is anyone else having this problem? I question the recharging system, but am thinking that something is draining the system down. For one thing does the interior lights stay on when the tailgate is open all the time? I notice that they are on a timer when you shut the doors they stay on for a little while. Can I shut this feature off so when the door gets shut they go out right away? Can I make it so the lights stay off when the tail gate is open? Does the radio display have anything to do with it? It was staying lit. Why doesn`t this vehicle have a fail safe system to save the battery supply?
#150 of 167 Re: My new 09 HHR needs to be jump started! [jimmyged]
Jun 20, 2010 (9:05 am)
Take it to the dealer. They need to do an electrical check. It is probably simple like a bad ground or faulty battery. Early on I had catastrophic battery failure on my previous car . Battery replaced, and no problems after.
#151 of 167 Re: My new 09 HHR needs to be jump started! [jimmyged]
Jun 20, 2010 (9:45 am)
Yep! Probably a faulty ground somewhere.
Go to the dealer and they will check it and fix it for sure. You can't go like this and it's on full warranty.
Got mine on the 6 th of May 2010. It's a 2010 2 LT and I love it very much. At 300 miles they had to change my stick shift assembly because it got stucked in park. Bummer!
Now it looks like everything is going great.
Good luck with your problem. G.M will surely find the cause and repair it.
#152 of 167 key removal problems, and now no directionals or brake lights
Aug 04, 2010 (6:53 pm)
I have a 2006 HHR. Last week, I could not get my car key out of the ignition. Because i was leaving the next morning for a business trip my great mechanic showed me how to remove the key by using the button inside to release the key, as a temporary fix until i return home from my business trip. Now yesterday, i have no left rear directional nor any brake lights.
Is this normal ? Unfortunately i am only going to be in my hometown for (6 hours - overnight) short period of time before i leave for a road trip in which i will be driving, and can not get a rental in time for my trip.
I know my mechanic stated that the "shifter" has to be replaced.
So any and all help is appreciated...
#153 of 167 Re: key removal problems, and now no directionals or brake lights [scont4ponds]
Aug 05, 2010 (4:53 pm)
It might not be of any help to your problem but let me tell you what happened to mine.
I bought a brand new 2010 HHR LT2 and I had only 108 miles on it when they had to change the entire "stick shift assembly" because I couldn't get my HHR out of Park.
I noticed that my key had a weird feeling when I pulled on it to take it out of the ignition (but it never got stuck).
My mechanic told me about a switch behind the brake pedal that could be the problem with my "Stick shift" (I can't see the link between the two of them).
My problem was my "Stick shift assembly" because I'm up to 1,200 miles now and everything works perfectly.
#154 of 167 2008 New HHR LT No Power Steering
Oct 15, 2010 (3:47 pm)
My wife bought the car with 3 (Three) miles on it. Third day of ownership driver side halfshaft had to be replaced because factory forgot to place the boot on the CV Joint. One month later, the hub bearing went out and was replaced. The next week, the front brakes and rotors were replaced due to SEVERE shuttering. Within the next month, another halfshaft was replaced, yes driver side, due to "manufacturer defect". Then brakes, steering stabilizer, ball joint and control arm on driver side were replaced and she had not had it 6 months yet! Now, the lights have shut off on there own, the car has lost power and even shut down, the temp gauge climbs to the top, the fuel gauge reads empty when full and half when empty! But, the most irritating issue now is the power steering (Electric, of course) shuts of after 15 seconds of running. This is not only an inconvenience, it's DANGEROUS! Why has G.M. not recalled or even issued an alert on this car? We are not the only ones with the problem and there are numerous Cobalts with same trouble as they share the same sub frame. HELP!
#155 of 167 Re: 2008 New HHR LT No Power Steering [crappyhhr2]
Oct 18, 2010 (6:33 am)
I apologize that you have had concerns with your vehicle. Have you had the vehicle in to be diagnosed for the power steering and electrical issues? If so, what was the diagnosis? Thank you.
Mariah GM Customer Service
#156 of 167 Re: HHR Love-Hate Relationship [greyfox_dw]
Apr 24, 2011 (5:28 pm)
Hi ! My 2010 hhr 2 LT just had its 1 year birthday . I have had Nothing go wrong with my hhr within the last year . I have installed a cold air intake and a modified mass air flow sensor and Just came back from a trip to Pennsylvania about 300 miles both ways. I averaged on the highway 33.5 mpg and city 22 mpg. I was getting bad mileage about 19 / 25 when the car was brand new . Now it has 11,400 miles on it and after it hit 10,000 miles it just seemed to be different. It had more spunk and pulling power. I enjoy my Dark blue 2010 2 LT HHR. It drives smoothly and yet aggressively.
It very roomy in the front and back and No squeaks or rattles. I did some add on and it looks awesome. Would not trade it in for the world. Why are they discontinuing a great roomy car that handles great ? If they would advertize it on TV or in the papers, Maybe sales would go up. Chevrolet is wrong on this point . Why kill a car when it serves a purpose ? If they want to get rid of a chevrolet , KILL the Impala . Dan the piano man
#157 of 167 Re: HHR Love-Hate Relationship [vcrdan]
Apr 24, 2011 (7:44 pm)
I'm impressed with your gas mileage. I going to check into the cold air intake and mass airflow sensor. Do these parts effect the warranty?
I have a 2009 (bought new) that I'm using 85 Ethanol.
I just bought a 2011 Malibu LT which is another great Chevy. I asked the salesman if the HHR is going away and he old me no.
I think my HHR is a great car. No complaints. My only call out is the 5 speed manual in my HHR. They should have offered a 6-speed (both for the standard and automatic) like they do for the Cruze and Malibu. A definite miss.