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#368 of 396 Re: brake problems on chevy 2006 HHR [koderjm1]
Jul 17, 2012 (7:56 pm)
Yes I have a 2008 hhr ,the fix the brakes 6 time or more and they can found a solution and they don't care ,last time the GM said they will no pay for the fix but the dealer manager take care of the bill for me, I never come back but the car don't make noise only for a few weeks and then the problem back, I never buy a Chevrolet in my live again, he car was only a 1000 miles the first time now is 37000 without solution
#369 of 396 Re: brake problems on chevy 2006 HHR [patolivaj]
Jul 18, 2012 (9:56 am)
I went to my G.M. Dealer a couple of weeks ago to get a "Annual Check-Up" on my 2010 LT2 HHR done and they checked the brakes.
I have 21 k on it and the mechanic said that if I don't change my driving habits I'm good for at least 3 years or more without changing the brakes or up to 55 k. He said that the way I drive I've used approximately 1 mm. of brake lining per year.
Before the HHR I had a 2005 Equinox and when I traded it in it had 67 k on it and still had the original brakes and tires.
Something must be wrong somewhere?
#370 of 396 Re: Replace brakes [pacrat707]
Jul 19, 2012 (6:19 pm)
I have a 2007 HHR LT, which I changed the rotors and pads about a year ago.
I installed the power stop drilled and slotted rotors and the ceramic brake pads. They have been very good at stopping but are very noisy. When using them lightly everything is find, but if you need to stop a little quicker they sound like there grinding. Still stops good. I only have 51000 on the car and I purchased the car new. Had to replace the pads at 32000 and thats when I went with PowerStop. I am having the original rotors turned and putting another set of ceramic pads on the car because of the noise.
Oct 09, 2012 (12:35 pm)
I also am "fortunate" to own a 2010 HHR. I am taking it to the shop today because of the
shaking when you apply the brakes. It also has had the problem with the key stuck in the ignition and not being able to turn it off. The drivers side visor has fallen off, the windshield wiper squirter has quit working, and it is gurgling in the dashboard. The windows make a high pitch squeal everytime the roll up or down. I am so disgusted with this car and only have 20,000 miles. I will see what they have to say about the brakes. What is it going to take GM?
Admit you screwed up!!
#372 of 396 Re: BAD BRAKES [bahillen]
Oct 10, 2012 (3:51 am)
I also own a 2010 HHR 2LT and love it.
For the brake problem...your front discs must be warped, your dealer have to machined them and the problem will be gone (this happened with my 2005 Equinox) if you put pressure on your dealer it will pass on warranty.
For the problem with your ignition...didn't you receive a letter explaining that there is a recall on that? Mine didn't have that problem but I made the dealer change the ignition unit with no questions asked.
Can't help with visor nor the windshield wiper squirter but these should be repair on warranty.
For the high pitch squeal from your window...God Lord, mind does the same and "yes" it's a pain in the *** and ears every time I have have to get it down or up...but only the driver's side.
All of this should pass on your warranty.
Don't forget to mention the recall for the ignition.
#373 of 396 Re: BAD BRAKES [bahillen]
Oct 10, 2012 (5:38 am)
Good morning bahillen,
We hope that all went well with your visit yesterday - was it with one of our GM dealerships? As you have a 2010 vehicle and are at 20,000 miles, you are likely still within your Bumper to Bumper warranty. If we can check into anything further for you, please contact us at socialmediagm.com with more details (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#374 of 396 Re: BAD BRAKES [laserblue]
Oct 11, 2012 (1:47 pm)
Hey, Bahillen, I feel for you. I have the same problems with my 2010 HHR. The wipers started out having to push them down a few times, then the squirter quit, I have to sit and click the shifter about 10-15 times with the brake on before I can get out of Park. My window is a loud screeching. My driver's side visor is falling apart (and I never use it). Had the bearings go out at 18k. I have 42k miles and my car squeals like crazy!! ARGH!
#375 of 396 Re: BAD BRAKES [kristi_m]
Oct 11, 2012 (4:02 pm)
Ouch! Mine did the same about the shifter. Stuck in park and it was brand new with only 62 miles on it (2010 2LT). They had to change the entire shifter unit and still at this day it seems to be doing it again, I have to pump the brake pedal a couple of times trying to get it out of "Park" on every try until until I'm able to shift it in "Drive".
Oct 11, 2012 (8:29 pm)
I have the illustrious 2007 HHR(LOL) and found out that after fixing my shaking front end that they found leaking in my struts. They gave me a lovely price of 1, 000. Even though they said my mileage was low for a 2007 car it should be replaced. I was just wondering is this the on-going price for replacing struts? Don't know. Any advice...LOL again...oh and by the way. I never got anything from GM indicating a recall on the ignition did anybody else received anything like that?
#377 of 396 Re: BAD BRAKES [kristi_m]
Oct 12, 2012 (4:46 am)
Good morning kristi_m,
We're sorry to hear that you've had so many difficulties with your HHR; as you're at 42k miles you're outside of your bumper to bumper warranty on the vehicle, which would have covered many of the concerns you described. Is there anything you had been planning to have checked into further?
Sarah, GM Customer Service