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#346 of 396 Re: whole car shakes [up_for_life]
Dec 20, 2011 (5:31 pm)
Coinsidence...I'm 5'11" also and fit and feel real good behind the wheel, my wife is only 5'.
I was realy disapointed when I heard that the 2011 models were the last of the HHR's. I intended to trade mine in 2015 for another one because they're so good, economical and reliable.
I am looking very closely to the new arrival the "Chevrolet Sonic" as probably being my futur purchase. It not a new name for the Aveo like people think, it's completely a new car and much better than the Aveo.
#347 of 396 Re: 2010 HHR Brake issues [curlylc]
Dec 22, 2011 (8:28 pm)
My car went from bad to worse. Yesterday the dealer said you have plenty of brake pad it is fine. And since I didn't buy it from them it wasn't their problem. I drove home, they failed, and i had a small fender bender. I called GM they called the dealer. Dealer agreed it was the rotors and they would fix it on MONDAY but as long as i didn't try to go to far i should be able to drive it around town (like to work).
After work today the break light and traction lights come on, on the way home from work. The right hubcap is covered in something brown. The brakes go to the floor. Bottom line it was TOWED to the shop. I really hate this car. If i wasn't so upside down in it I would trade in a heart beat.
The upside is GM agrees the bill is on them b/c i have had it in their dealer shops 5 times for same complaint over the course of 18 months and 30,000 miles.
Hopefully they will be able to fix it tomorrow. I don't know what caused the extensive problems today but I suspect the warped rotor broke the brake pad which broke the brake fluid hose. I will update tomorrow.
#348 of 396 Re: whole car shakes [up_for_life]
Dec 30, 2011 (8:26 pm)
Just an update,
New drilled front rotors and pads installed, and new rear drums and shoes.
i left the abs/traction main fuse out. so far its better, but i only have a little use on them today.
I`ll report back in a week, this should be plenty of time for them to show issues if there will be any.
after a weeks use, i`ll put the abs/traction fuse back in. if the vibrations comes back, off to the dealer i go.
i need to bleed the brakes tomorrow, for some reason the brake peddle is almost to the floor now.
#349 of 396 Re: whole car shakes [up_for_life]
Jan 18, 2012 (8:18 pm)
got a few weeks on the new brake, they are actually holding up pretty good.
i had to pull the rear drums once already to clean out the brake dust. i was getting a bad noise and grabbing out of the right rear, but after cleaning the dust out the noise grabbing went away.
looks like so far i wont need the electric vacuum pump.
right front hub is getting worse, so i`ll be taking it back to the dealer soon.
ordering a g-force performance chip in a week or two, going to see if i can squeeze a few more miles per-gallon out of the 2.4L. if the chip saves me 4 gallons per-week, thats 20 bucks left in my pocket.
anyway, the chevy hhr is still a piece of crap. GM knows it as well, thats why they stopped production in 2011.
#350 of 396 Re: whole car shakes [up_for_life]
Jan 19, 2012 (5:16 am)
In a more "positive note"...I think the HHR is a great vehicule.
The HHR started in 2005 and G.M. will end it's production in 2011.
I've owned 8 vehicules, all G.M. products (cars/trucks/vans/S.U.V's) in my 37 years of driving in all kinds of weather and for your infomation...the HHR is the best one of them all and I was disapointed when I heard about it's last year of production being the 2011 model because I was planning on trading my 2010 HHR 2LT for a 2015 HHR.
Do you think that I would trade my HHR for another HHR if it was a "piece of crap" like you mention?.
#351 of 396 Re: whole car shakes [laserblue]
Jan 20, 2012 (5:57 am)
My 06' (bought in 05) has also been pretty good so far (have 130,00 miles on it). Only time will tell if it ends up being good for a long time. Avg MPG display is down to 30MPG with winter temps (last reset late last summer)
#352 of 396 Re: whole car shakes [ray80]
Jan 20, 2012 (12:14 pm)
Personally I think the last 2 statements were from GM employees, I have had a Chev car my whole life and have never owned such na piece of crap. Yes, I complained on here and got a quick "Take it in" replay and they fixed it, so Customer service was alot better once a Public complaint was seen. I just don't see or have heard anybody that thought the car wasn't crap.
#353 of 396 Re: whole car shakes [imdisgruntled]
Jan 20, 2012 (5:23 pm)
My job consists of being on the road across the United States and Canada (nothing to do with G.M. by the way) and since 2005 I saw a lot of happy HHR owners with incredible mileage on their vehicles, (that's why I decided to buy one).
Some days I could see 20...30 or more HHR's passing by.
Must be because lots of people out there like to buy "crap" as their family car?
#354 of 396 Re: 2006 chevy hhr POWER STEERING light coming on and power steering going out? [chevygirl123]
Feb 12, 2012 (2:40 pm)
Hi, I am having the same problem, but my car is a 2010. Could you please forward me all of the contact information you used to get your car fixed?
Apr 08, 2012 (8:32 pm)
I have a 2007 HHR. It has 40,000 miles on it. I love this car (of course it's not a good as my camaro was). The only problem I've had with it is the the brakes. I hear a noise while my windows are down and the whole front end vibrates when I push the brake pedal. I'm getting ready to replace the rotors and pads. I was told NOT to replace them with OEM parts, because the problems I'm having will just come back. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I should buy my parts and/or specific brand I should buy?