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#44 of 167 I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing issues with my 2006 HHR
Apr 14, 2007 (11:17 am)
The list continues to grow and I dont know what else to do.
Purchased in March 2006
Upon driving off the lot and told that the following would be taken care of immediately......
1. Radio speakers were fried....
2. Radio Clock was faster than time itself
3. Water Leak on passenger side floor
4. Does anyone else have a sound of swooshing water in the front right of the engine area when starting to drive the car?
5. Radiator issue - Told that a rock went through and had to come out of pocket to pay for it. After all said and done. $600....... Was not going to report so my insurance would increase......
6. When slowing car down, car begins to vibrate on drivers side and Chevy says there is not such an issue.
7. Rear of car, makes a humming sound and mechanics can not locate the issue. Had nerve to tell me that it does not exist.
8. And also almost forgot, my temperature gauge reached 285 degrees and had to sit there for 30 minutes so my car would not catch fire.
What would you do if you were in my shoes.... I wish I could get rid of this car ASAP.......Also have 32,000 miles on the car too, so I am close to my warranty to expire.
#45 of 167 Re: I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing issues with my 2006 HHR [mwicks3]
Apr 16, 2007 (3:41 am)
It sure sounds like a lot of your problems could be related to the radiator issue. Water leak, swooshing water sound, and the overheating problems anyway. Which wouldn't be all that surprising- sometimes one problem can cause a chain reaction. The radio clock and radio speakers thing could be related too, as could the vibration and humming sounds.
At any rate it sounds like you bought a lemon. Did you buy new (and if so, WHY did you let them sell you a car with all those problems in it, regardless of promises to "take care of immediately")?
#46 of 167 Re: I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing issues with my 2006 HHR [jerrywimer]
Apr 16, 2007 (4:54 am)
When I purchased, only the radio and the leak were the issue and then, it was a snowball effect. I don't know what else Ican do now. I am calling them this morning to have them take care of the issues again. I hope they will tak care of the situation. Very concerning.........
#47 of 167 Re: I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing issues with my 2006 HHR [mwicks3]
Apr 24, 2007 (12:30 pm)
Still going thru the same ole crap with the Service. Last week I filled out a customer survey form and I ripped the service and Chevrolet a you know what.......... I wasn't going to take my car back to the same place but unfortunately I did not communicate this with my spouse. She then set up another appointment to have them look at the car. When she was there, the guy ripped into her and asked why I wrote such derogatory remarks about the service and car, which got her upset. I then contacted him and he said he did not say anything horrible to her and that he wanted to understand why I gave the service such low marks. Now he has the car and kept it all day telling me that I need to rent a car to get home because the car will not be ready. He had the car from 7:30 to 5pm and said he was on the phone with the technical team on the phone. He tried to blame it on her for driving the car and said she damaged the head gasket and now there is a leak that they may not be able to repair. I am LIVID. Are there any attorneys that think I may have a case on my end because that is where I am right now. This situation is uncalled for and I am not taking this lying down. If you are out there, please contact me immediately. I will receive the email if you reply to this. Up to date, I had to purchase a new radiator and now it looks like he is trying to make me come out of my pocket once again for some mysterious head gasket issue. I want vendetta the legal way. Oh by the way, he cried to me that I took money out of his pocket for writing a poor evaluation.
My opinion DO NOT PURCHASE A CHEVY EVER..........
#48 of 167 Re: HHR Love-Hate Relationship [jaxs1]
Jun 07, 2007 (6:01 pm)
Well I went and test drove one yesterday. OK, I guess but I've been reading the forum on engine problems and I swear it sounds like my '88 celebrity all over again. The only car I ever bought brand new and the worst.
Some seal was always leaking, constant oil and coolant problems.. I finally bought a Saturn with 30k miles on it in '96 and it now has 207k miles on it and still starts every day and gets me where I need to go. But I'm getting a lttle bored and want something bigger.. So I test drove one and then looked at the 06's on the lot . The first thing that caught my attention was that in a year the cars had lost 6 to7 7k in value. I mean I know that all cars lose value the day you drive them off the lot, but damned that's a lot for one year. I would never buy a brand new one. You would be upside down in the blink of a eye..The radiatior looks tiny for a car that size. Would love to hear from some owners on their experience.. My old as Saturn is looking better and better.
#49 of 167 Re: I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing issues with my 2006 HHR [jerrywimer]
Jun 07, 2007 (6:10 pm)
Man this sounds like me '88 Celebrity all over again. Will GM ever learn?
#50 of 167 Key removal Problems
Jun 09, 2007 (7:07 pm)
I have a 2006 HHR and haven't had any problems until about 6 weeks ago. Has anyone had a problem with not being able to remove the ignition key? You can turn the engine off, key stays in the acc position, but can't remove the key. If I move the gear selector lever from park to low gear and back to park once or twice usually allows me to turn my HHR off and remove the key. I took it into my local GM dealer and they say they can't duplicate the problem. They said if it happens again, bring it back in and they will look at it again. It doesn't do it every time though. Does anyone have any advice?
#51 of 167 Re: Key removal Problems [norvon]
Jun 10, 2007 (5:32 am)
There is a safety interlock system in vehicles today that keeps you from removing the key when it is in the key off position and the car is not in park. This system can be direct mechanical(normally key/shifter is in column) or there is a sensor at the shifter and a electric solenoid at the key cylinder (key far from console shifter).
Not sure which you have and what is the problem but that is how they work.
#52 of 167 Re: Key removal Problems [norvon]
Jun 10, 2007 (9:36 am)
Had the same issue with mine(approx 8000 miles) and the dealer had to order a new shifter assembly which cured the problem. So far anyway, now has 10000 on the clock and 4 months later.
#53 of 167 Re: Key removal Problems [dickydo2]
Jun 10, 2007 (11:21 am)
Thanks. I was thinking that might be the problem. Now to convince the dealer.