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#80 of 396 Re: BRAKES REPLACED ROTORS SHAKEY STEERING [chevman3]
Apr 18, 2009 (2:54 pm)
I have a 2006 HHR LT and my brakes would vibrate constantly. At the time the car only had 34000 miles. My husband checked the brakes and said they were fine, but we changed them anyway. TWICE. The second time took care of the problem it has been over a year but it hasn't happened again. However I have had PLENTY of other problems. I have the remote start. It quit working so we took it to the chevy dealer while it was still under warranty, they supposedly fixed it and a few weeks later it did it again (this time warranty had expired b/c we went oer 30k). However the chevy dealer we used fixed this without charging us! Image that. Well later both of my key chains have quit working. So now whenever I need to run out to my car I have to pop the key in the ignition. B/c the alarm only disengages if the car ignition is turned on (it doesn't have to turn over) or you use the clicker (which doesn't work despit having new batteries). The door handle broke and had to be replaced, the gear shifter release button broke and had to be replaced. And just yesterday the power steering went out. The car now has 50k. I service it regularly and I am not a rough driver. This car has been the biggest headache ever!
#81 of 396 Re: ABS TEST IN SNOW [smogdung]
Apr 19, 2009 (10:19 am)
if its pulsating that means its working
#82 of 396 Re: ABS TEST IN SNOW [chris1221]
Apr 24, 2009 (7:19 am)
Sorry to hear about your issues. The remotes memory can be erased by cell phones radio waves from what I have read. If you have a cell phone do not carry them closely together such as a pocket/purse.
#83 of 396 Rotors and Hub
Apr 29, 2009 (10:46 am)
My 2006 HHR started vibrating at 6000 mile, when returned to the dealer they sadid it was warped rotors, then they said brakes were not covered under warranty, so I had the rotors turned 8000 and again 20,000, then they said it was tires when I returned with the same problem 30, 000 miles after putting up with the noise until 50, 000 miles, putting on new tires and still had the noise, GM told me to take it to a different dealer where they determined it was the rt front hub and the rotors are still bad, GM fixed the hub but not the rotors and they wonder why they are going into chapter 13.
#84 of 396 Re: Brake shimmy [hhrprobs]
Apr 29, 2009 (4:49 pm)
lol mines a 2006 and i live in nc and i got all the problems you have and yes its a lemon.I wish i never got one,mine has 29000 on it. its been in the shop 4 times for the same thing.but i hurt for the same problem they will replace it thats a lie.
#85 of 396 Re: Rotors and Hub [mikeshhr]
May 01, 2009 (7:19 am)
Actually they are were they are because of the wages, benefits, and the unions ruining what they had. Sure they made some poor decisions but each car costs them something like $4000 in employee benefits/salery.
Chrysler is the one in bankrupsy right now not GM.
#86 of 396 brakes and rotors
May 11, 2009 (10:47 am)
I have a 2008 HHR. At 348 miles my car needed the rotors worked on because of the vibration in the steering wheel. Once again at 18,000 miles exactly one year later I had it back in the shop last week because of the same thing.
TODAY it is back in the shop because there was a chirping sound that came when I started to break. I just spoke with the service department and they said break dust had built up on the rear brakes....
I have only had this car for one year and it has been in the shop 3 times for brakes.
This is very disappointing, but I do like my car.
#87 of 396 Pulsating brakes
May 17, 2009 (6:01 pm)
I have a 05 GMC Canyon CrewCab 2wheel dr 3.5 and just replaced the two front rotors and pads and went to test them out and my wheel shakes and feeling the brake pedal pulsating... can you all help me pls.
#88 of 396 Re: Hating a car I would other wise love! Most horrible noise! [deth]
Jun 14, 2009 (12:51 pm)
I love my car too, we can't get rid of the squeaky breaks!! We have changed the pads twice. The ceramics are not as bad but still squeaky. I see now that I am not alone. Not sure what else to do?
#89 of 396 HHR Brakes @ 45,000 miles
Jul 23, 2009 (4:35 am)
I'm wondering about the life cycle on 2006 HHR brakes & pad replacement given they now have a $75 coupon good till 8/31/2009...
I had progressive problems with mine vibrating starting 6000 miles and I waited longer than I should have. The original dealer dropped off the Chevy Network and I took it to Jack Maxton Chevrolet on SR 161 in Columbus Ohio who fixed it on the 1st time while still under warranty. They turned the rotors etc.
It was an Excellent choice/ Excellent service experience (FOR ME)
That's not to say they have covered anything past the 36k drop you on your head deadline...
I've had key fob problems with mine too earl on because the insides get roughed up dropping keys, battery goes weak etc.
I took my fob to the Battery Plus on N High St across from Graceland Shopping Ctr. in Columbus. They offer a life time replacement on a new battery for added $5 and they fix my fob circuts every time I go back : )
All in all; HHR Is Not my perfect car because;
I hate the front window switches on the bottom of the dash...
And I HATE ON and ON and ON That NO Console with The Arm Rests instead design between the front seats.
My Son who sold it to me was more the reason I bought it, but no major issues for mine YET going on 48,000...
I think WHO The Dealer is; and the quality of the service department & ownership etc are all part of the challenge to the outcome.
But buying new cars is always crap shoot because;
You NEVER KNOW What You Don't Know.
However: Am I a really happy camper after reading about you others???