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#31 of 130 H H R water problems in the floor
Jan 31, 2009 (6:33 pm)
I have a 2007 HHR . After a flash flood there would be water on the floor on the passager side front & back ..Floor board. this is from the out side rubber window seal. the rubberseal is no longer sealed to the window to keep water out of the door. The water splashes in side the door covering the speaker& elec window moter .the water comes between the door & inside panile witch comes inside on the floor. Some water does go out the drain at the bottom of the door. if you have this problem please call chevy and let them know.Small rain you will never know this is going on. MI shifter -hand brake-window motor-the metale door brace all have RUST ON THEM. this has come from the factory like this. THE RUBBER SEALS ON THE OUT SIDE OF YOUR WINDOWS ARE NO GOOD. CHEVY said that i was past my 36 th miles SORRY NO FIX. they have no complants about this problem. please call them we need a recall on this. ( I found this water leak out my self ) I only have 57 thousand miles. GOOD LUCK
#32 of 130 POOR QUALITY ON OVERPRICED PART
Feb 01, 2009 (10:10 pm)
I have a 2006 LT HHR with 61,000 miles.I bought it used with 30,000 miles.The dealer,Register Chevrolet repaired a few things under warranty with fast and friendly service.Last week the driver's side inside door handle broke.No problem I thought,I will stop by my friendly dealer,buy the handle and replace it. Wrong.The handle is not available without buying the complete door panel for $366.00 plus tax.I removed the handle and repaired it with thin metal strips ,screws and epoxy It is much stronger than before and the repair is not seen because it is behind the door panel.The handle is poorly designed.This is just one example why GM is in deep trouble.
#33 of 130 Re: Recall Notice Dash bin latch [rdesantis]
Feb 02, 2009 (8:17 am)
Most people will likely take the simple repair kit that comes in the mail instead of going to the dealer.
Feb 19, 2009 (5:40 am)
Following is a modified post from another HHR owner. I just copied it and made some changes. Hope you don't mind.
I've bought nothing but Chevys my whole driving life, around 10 different cars....but now I've learned my lesson. I never bought foreign cars mainly so I didn't have to worry about poor quality, now my fellow Americans have betrayed us. GM is going bankrupt because their quality just sucks, since they no long have AMERICAN MADE, AMERICAN QUALITY involved in manufacturing.
I paid too much for this car, and it's falling apart. I feel robbed.
The head lights turn off when I make a right hand turn. DIDO****
The door handle does not open the drivers side door. NOT YET***
The drivers door window does not roll down in cold weather. DIDO****
The breaks ease up (at stop lights), and the car lunges forward.). DIDO****
IN ADDITION: Funny (not really), but as soon as my 36,000 wrty was up that's when I started having problems:
My heater blower stopped, IN THE DEAD OF WINTER, had the fan replaced TWICE, still not working, now my mechanics says motor needs replaced, said there was rust near the motor, car is leaking somewhere.
Car left me stranded 60 miles from home, wouldn't start, wouldn't jump. Had it towed home, had to put a new starter in it.
Now, I can't get the key to the lock position and the remote start does not work. And my engine light has come on.
AND BIGGEST THING: I am driving down the road, 35 MPH in heavy traffic, 4 lanes and the car, SHUTS OFF!!! - MESSAGE- ENGINE POWER REDUCER - the power to the car did not reduce - it terminated. Real safe, huh?!
Since the warranty is up, I am now driving a piece of junk, while I am saving money to have everything worked on, one at a time.
And you know the Chevy Dealer does not give you crap as a trade. I tried that too.
Thanks GM, every month when I make an almost $300 payment, I get upset all over again. I cannot afford to buy new cars as often as you think, and forcing me to buy a new car because this one is falling apart is about the rudest thing you've done to this old country girl......
#35 of 130 Re: HHR WOES [SheBear]
Feb 20, 2009 (3:38 pm)
Sounds like you have no idea why the American automakers are having problems that could lead to bankruptsy.
It's unfortunate that you have been having problems but GM's issues are not related to quality. In fact there quality is as good as anyone and Toyota actually is the one with quality issues if you have read the news for the last 2-years.
They are more American made than any Japanese company that you are now drawn to. What do you think Toyota's domestic content is? It's only about 49%, GM even with their 5% Aveo is still at around 70%. Supporting foreign companies definately contributed to the demise of the American auto makers along with the insurance and other high dollar benefits and unions that the Japanese automakers who assemble here don't have to worry about because the chose states with no unions and higher a high percentage of part-time workers.
Take a look over at the Japanese forums and you will see the misery there. There is really no difference. People come here to vent and talk about their problems. It's as simple as that.
Feb 20, 2009 (5:42 pm)
Yes, all cars have issues at times but in many cases it is the abuse we have subjected them to in the beginning that have resulted in the final end problems. I love my Chevy, will continue to buy American made. Properly administered maintenance and repairs make a car reliable. When corners are cut to same money on repairs then some of the resulting problems can occur. I am not saying some of the electrical concerns are all maintenance problems but how they are addressed for repair may be.
#37 of 130 Re: front wheel bearings[razrtrader] [bigdog08] [poncho167] [bigdog08] [poncho167] [bigdog08] [laco] [talker20]
Apr 13, 2009 (5:37 pm)
The A/C component mounted in front of the radiator is the condenser, not evaporator. The evaporator is buried inside the dash.
Apr 18, 2009 (2:53 pm)
I am new Chevy HHR owner as of December.
My cars brakes i have noticed recently do this as well:
The breaks ease up (at stop lights), and the car lunges forward
Any help in what you did to fix it?
See my other post too:
#39 of 130 Re: Water problem driver side [tyehl]
Apr 19, 2009 (5:50 am)
My 2006 had that issue within a month of new purchase. Filled my driver footwell with an inch of water in a good rain. It was a sealing issue with the windshild. My local Chevy dealer took care of it and no water leakage problem since.
#40 of 130 Re: ticking sound [aaronmac]
May 01, 2009 (2:48 pm)
Thanks for the information. My HHR started ticking today and I was worried what is going on . Whew!