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#83 of 219 Re: Problems with 2007 Chevrolet HHR and General Motors [hesjr1972]
Jul 18, 2007 (11:26 am)
Hang in there. I had similar problems, only mine never shut off. My gauges started going haywire and next my power steering went out and the last time my accelerater didn't work. I called GM and got the same runaround. GM told me that because the dealership could not reproduce the problem on the third trip back I was stuck with the car. Needless to say I was furious. My car did have an error code, but GM engineers did not know what it meant. Finally, exasperated I contaced the dealership to let them know I had filed a complaint with the AG office. They gave me two options, I could bring it back to the service department and have them look at it again or they would give me a trade. I took the latter of the two. The dealership seemed to care more about backing the vehicle and the Chevy name than the manufacturer did. Long story not so short, I would reccomend checking with the dealership to see what they can do (mine gave me the pay-off amount for my trade and started me back at 0 balance) you may be surprised. This, of course, is only an option if you want another HHR. I have only had my second one for a week now but I am past the first marker I had problems with my first one (first service call was at 260 miles, I am now at 350 on the new one. I know it's aggrivating but stop waiting your time with GM and go directly to dealership. They have a bigger interest in customer satisfaction than the "suits" at GM. I would also file a customer complaint with your states AG office wheather or not your state has a lemon law. If they do have a lemon law I would persue that option as well if you have not already. I hope I have been of some help to you. If you have any other questions or need further assistance please let me know. Good Luck!!
#84 of 219 Re: Problems with 2007 Chevrolet HHR and General Motors [hesjr1972]
Jul 18, 2007 (1:20 pm)
I've had the same thing happen to me. I bought my 2006 HHR in June 2006. In June 2007, it decided to do the same thing that you described. The car will run for one errand, and then when I go to start it again, it starts for a few seconds and then dies..engine turns off. It will start a few hours later again. The first time it happened, the dealership, City Chev Olds, just though it overheated. They replaced the fuel pump earlier this week and I picked it up last night. Well after one errand, it died again. It is now back at the dealership. I don't know if Canada has the same laws as in the states but I really don't want to deal with this car anymore. It now has 15000 km on it..about 9000 miles.
#85 of 219 Re: Problems with 2007 Chevrolet HHR and General Motors [mimielle]
Jul 19, 2007 (10:33 am)
I do not know anything about Canada and if they have an organization like the Better Business Bureau in the U.S., but hopefully you have that option. I got an instant response from General Motors the next day after the Better Business Bureau contact them. General Motors is not offering to have Terry Labonte Chevrolet to purchase the vehicle and credit me for any Chevrolet vehicle I want to buy. The thing is, I no long want a General Motors Vehicle. General Motors claims that they have American made vehicles. It is more like South American made vehicles. I put the VIN number in Carfax.com and found out my vehicle was manufactured in Mexico. I am going to fight General Motors and see if I can get all my money back from them. Mimielle, I wish you all the luck in the world with fighting General Motors.
#86 of 219 Re: Problems with 2007 Chevrolet HHR and General Motors [hesjr1972]
Jul 20, 2007 (5:57 am)
instead of fighting with GM go back to the BBB, they have rules for arbitration....which may help...also remember..
Remember, Subarus, Toyotas and Hondas are built in the US as is certain BMWs, so an import really isnt an import any more....and see where the final assembly point is for the HHR, parts may have been manufacturer out of country, but I bet you will find the final assembly point to be US....
#87 of 219 Re: Problems with 2007 Chevrolet HHR and General Motors [hesjr1972]
Jul 21, 2007 (6:48 am)
Most everyone knows that like the PT Cruiser, and many many other vehicles, its made in Mexico. It says so right on the vehicles Monroney window sticker.
#88 of 219 Re: Problems with 2007 Chevrolet HHR and General Motors [pao]
Jul 21, 2007 (6:50 am)
There is many Japanese cars manufactured in Mexico as well.
#89 of 219 Transmission Shifter Interlock
Jul 23, 2007 (7:21 am)
Awhile back our transmission had to be replaced due to a leak...casing had a defect ....put about 1500 miles on loaner cars..(that was fun)...now the transmission interlock button on the shifter is stuck & key won't come out .....driving a Yukon (tank) loaner...(fun)....Yukon getting 14.4 mpg....first V8 I've driven since 78 Vette....
still love driving HHR though...but enjoy loaners....anyone else had that interlock go bad...could have sworn I read same complaint from someone else...
#90 of 219 Re: Transmission Shifter Interlock [smogdung]
Jul 23, 2007 (8:30 am)
I think I have heard of the interlock going bad in a couple cases also.
#91 of 219 Re: Transmission Shifter Interlock [ray80]
Jul 23, 2007 (6:39 pm)
The Yukon loaner has that cylinder deactivation feature & the DIC will tell you when it's on V4 mode....net effect seems minimal though...overall first tank = < 15 mpg. For giant vehicle with 3rd row seating...small storage behind 3rd row...HHR has more stage space unless you remove 3rd row seats from Yukon. Now that I'm driving one I see them everywhere...staggering how many people still drive gas guzzlers.
#92 of 219 Problems with 2006 HHR
Aug 19, 2007 (7:53 pm)
I bought this car new in March 2006 and it has been flawless until today. Also keep in mind I have kept up with regular maintenance at the GM dealership.
Car was fine all weekend with no indicators of any trouble. I drive to work this morning, nothing out of the ordinary. I leave the office this afternoon and get about 200 yards out of the parking lot when i hear this god awful screech come from under the hood (kind of like the loose or wet belt squeak sound, but very loud. The car would not accelerate at all, but then would seem to catch and sort of lurch forward a bit. I coasted to a stop, started the car and continues about another 500 yards when the screech came back, this time worse than before, however, the power remained on and nothing went haywire, i just died and I coasted to a stop. After this it would not turn over at all. I could hear the starter engage but it would fire, just "wha wha wha wha" after a few attempts it started to display the symptoms of a dead battery, so I turned of the power and called roadside assistance. Car was towed to the dealer where I await to find out whats up.