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Nov 21, 2009 (11:20 am)
My 2007 HHR- auto has had 3 new sets of brake pads. rotors, the whole thing and it only has 50,000 miles on it. Our GM mechanic at our Chevy Dealer said that he works on several HHR's a WEEK and they are "known" to have brake problems. Love the car otherwise it's the best Chevrolet I have ever owned besides the brakes. Never had brake problems with the last five Chev.'s I've owned.
#101 of 396 Re: Never Ending [mmcclurg]
Nov 21, 2009 (3:11 pm)
I think the problem is the supplier for brake pads, Chevy is not getting high quality parts. I bought high quality after market pads and rotors. I had to turn the new rotors, they were not true enough from the factory. I think this solves my problem. In addition we shift down to lower gear when decending long steep grades. We live in the mountians and have lots of hills.
So far, so good.
#102 of 396 Freight train with bicycle breaks!!!
Jan 12, 2010 (11:32 pm)
I have the same on-going issues. It seems the car is too heavy for such cheap breaks.
This is just one of many problems I've had, with this car. Sad too, I love the style of it. It makes me want to cry.
#103 of 396 Re: Freight train with bicycle breaks!!! [hhrclunker]
Jan 13, 2010 (6:20 am)
Buy your new rotors and pads from a quality auto parts store ie: NAPA. Get the best rotors and pads they have. Turn the rotors before they are installed and have a good mechanic 0r ( DIY ) install them.
That is what I did and have had no more problems.
Stay away from the dealer.
#104 of 396 A/C fan speed resistor
Jan 16, 2010 (1:59 pm)
My fan speed resistor failed apparently. I checked the fuses and they are all good. I decided to register here and found that the resistor is the problem. I saw that somebody said it was easy to replace. How?
Jan 16, 2010 (9:52 pm)
Do a Google search for hhr parts and order a resistor so you will know what your looking for under the dash. The part is located behind the glove box door which swings down. You will have to remove some trim on the right side in front of the passenger door. The resistor is rather large and has a tab that you pull it out with. I paid about $30 for the part. I would have to go back in my old files to find where I bought it from, but it wasn't hard to find.
#107 of 396 Brake problems on the HHR
Jan 17, 2010 (7:42 pm)
I have read a lot of General Motors bulletins they know all of the problem with the brakes and rotors since 2006 the problem has been driving their mechanics crazy but because of money problems General Motors seems to like lying to the people buying their cars I have owned my HHR for a little over 11 months General Motors has changed the brakes and rotors three times my car has 37,000 miles on it it is not covered under warranty at this time I purchased the best rotors and breaks I could find staying away from porcelain break pads even General Motors does not recommend them and they come on their own vehicles they have to be preheated before they work properly replacing my rotors and brake pads to drilled rotors and the best brake pads I haven't had any problem with my vehicle and they were cheaper than having a the job done at my local dealer which I will never go back to after seeing the work they have done on my vehicle I cannot believe they get paid the money in hour they do for the type of work they let leave their gorge wake-up General Motors your vehicles already your problem you're mechanics and service managers are
#108 of 396 brake problems & grinding sounds
Apr 10, 2010 (12:09 pm)
Brakes started squeaking at 12k. Took it to the dealer at 14k and replaced them no questions asked. Then, HHR started a grinding noise at 14k when we turned the car left. Dealer spent a day looking for the problem and pin pointed it to the rear suspension. GM shipped out a new part and dealer replaced at no cost. Other than these 2 problems, the car has been wonderful! Love it love it love it.
#109 of 396 brake problem on 1994 chevy k1500
Apr 10, 2010 (1:31 pm)
I replaced my mastercylinder on my truck, bled the lines and it seemed to do fine. But yesterday my pedal went to the floor and my light came on. I pumped my brakes and everything was fine after that, but the pedal still feels soft. Any suggestions?