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#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?
#356 of 396 Re: Replace brakes [cowboyhhr]
Apr 08, 2012 (9:36 pm)
Ebay. Look for cross drilled rotors. Don't waste your money on anything else.
#357 of 396 brake problems on chevy 2006 HHR
Apr 24, 2012 (11:53 am)
I bought the 2006 HHR new first year they came out, actually 6/06, in 07 had brake problems, dealer fixed front rotors, was still under warranty, 2009 same problem, dealer fixed front rotors cost $300.00, 2010 same problem, dealer fixed front rotors at a cost of $400, now 2012 same problem, front rotor problems, besides other problems, leak in transmission line, shift arm breaking away from assembly, brake flush besides brake problems, trans. fluxh and the list goes on & on for a cost of over $1200.00 or more, only 47717. miles, not even 10,000 miles a year, are they kidding or what, chevys are not what they used to be.
#358 of 396 Re: HHR [calnmadsmom]
Apr 25, 2012 (9:51 am)
I know that your post is old, but I've had the same problems too with my '06. I can't afford the $1,500 it's going to cost to replace everything and was looking to see how many others out here have had the same problems. I'm hoping for a recall. I've had the problem for about three years now. It's ashame because I do like the car with the exception of everything about it is more expensive to fix than most cars.