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#195 of 396 Re: 2009 Chevy HHR [ray80]
Aug 25, 2010 (9:52 am)
I am glad that your problems got repaired and your car is running well. Mine is at the dealer getting a new rack and pinion and steering box... another 1,000 into a car that has 30k miles on it.... So now I have put over 2k into a car that should have never had any of these problems.I am hoping that this solves the problems I have been having since driving off the lot 4 1/2 yrs ago with 9 miles on the car. GM says that because I have the first year of the HHR I should have expected that there would be some "kinks" to work out...Agree...but then they should be responsible for them and pay to have the repairs done.
#196 of 396 Re: 2009 Chevy HHR [calnmadsmom]
Aug 25, 2010 (4:07 pm)
You must have meant this reply for thesubsitute, My 06 HHR is fine with no major problems yet (but I only have 110,000 miles on it ).
Aug 27, 2010 (7:59 pm)
I just changed my brake pads on my 2006 HHR. I have 66 grand on the car. I changed the pads because of front shimmy when brakes applied. The pads showed very little wear but they were glazed over I mean they slick and shiny. After I changed them out It brakes just fine without the shimmy. A buddy of mine told me to rough the old pads up with a file but I didn't feel comfortable doing that. What I think is happening is the pads were over heating when brakes were applied we have had an extra hot summer.
#198 of 396 Re: Brakes [dollorbil]
Aug 28, 2010 (7:23 am)
What brand of brake pads did you go with? OEM? Replace or cut the rotors?
#199 of 396 Re: Brakes [dollorbil]
Aug 28, 2010 (12:54 pm)
At 66 K miles I would definitely replace the rotors. That will prevent future problems in the future due to the wear that has already occurred on the rotors.
Aug 31, 2010 (8:38 am)
I'm just echoing what has already been said. I have just under 36K. 2008 model. Most of miles are highway miles and I have done nothing but treat the car with kid gloves. It started mildly vibrating when braking a while back, but just a little grabby. At 35K it vibrated more violently when braking. Dealership claims it is normal wear and tear and needs new pads and front rotors resurfaced. Found out the brakes were covered only for 12 months or 12K. I was naive enough to think they were covered through 36K. Also had my windshield wiper switch go out. Two airbag sensors have gone out. Paint is flaking on door edge and is not from any impacts. While they love to tout they are AMERICAN made, my HHR was assembled in Mexico. GM just went public with their stock again and made a BILLION dollars. I am paying for brake repairs that should not exist with the TYPE of miles I put on the car. Saying I won't buy Chevrolet again is not enough. I am going to make sure everyone I know on my facebook and twitter and private web pages that buying an HHR was HUGE MISTAKE and I only see MORE PROBLEMS down the road. What a SORRY excuse of an AMERICAN COMPANY they are. I would RATHER have a TOYOTA and by GOD next time I will get a TOYOTA or NISSAN or HONDA. I haven't even removed the airbag information tag that hangs from my glove compartment! My car LOOKS like new and DRIVES like EXCREMENTAL WASTE due to the poor suspension performance. I should NOT be having rotor problems with as little as I use the brakes, their 12K limit be damned.
Aug 31, 2010 (12:13 pm)
Last GM car for me -EVER because they did not take responsibility for this piece of crap car. Basically--I want my hard earned money back!!! It sound like a lumber wagon and shuddres like one. HATE IT!! but she sure looks pretty with that bright red paint!! All show and no go.
Aug 31, 2010 (1:31 pm)
Over two years of dealing with the rotors 35000 miles I had to get to trade it in on a ford and take the hit. No MORE CHEVY'S
#204 of 396 Re: Brake problems and vibrations [drv4fun2]
Sep 05, 2010 (7:30 am)
Holy Cow! I fought with my dealer who couldn't find anything wrong...after replacing the steering column and a few other things there were still shake/rattle issues. Hubby is getting ready to put on new struts and brakes in hopes that the shaking will FINALLY be resolved. 2006 HHRs are garbage and I wish I would have been in the position to ditch it long ago.