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#50 of 130 2009 hhr drivers side and possibly passenger side floor wet
Oct 28, 2009 (5:02 pm)
LIVE IN WILM DE PURCHASEED USED 2009 HHR NEVER TITLED WITH 1K MI FROM MULTI CHEVY IN UNIONVILLE NJ. 4 MONTHS LATER WATER ON DRIVERS SIDE FLOOR. LOCAL CHEVY DEALER (DIVER) FINDS 2 1/16 HOLES DRILLED THROUGH FLOOR, INTIALLY TELLING ME FLOOR WET FROM HOLES HAS TO CHECK WITH HIS ADIVSOR, NOT AVAILABLE TILL NEXT DAY. TOOK CAR HOME DRYED OUT MATS ETC. NEXT DAY RAINED, DID NOT USE CAR, FLOOR WET AGAIN. NOTICED DOW CORNING SEALER AROUND WIRING HARNESS FROM DOOR TO DASH AND OTHER SEALER INDICATING DEALER KNEW ABOUT LEAK AND SAID SCREW IT DRILL A COUPLE OF HOLES TO DRAIN WATER AND LET SOME OTHER SUCKER WORRY ABOUT IT. TAKING CAR TO DEALER TOMMORROW. SERVICE WRITER ACTING LIKE HE NEVER HEARD OF HHR WATER LEAKS.
#51 of 130 MORE INFO FOR PREVIOUS MES#50
Nov 27, 2009 (6:38 pm)
SHOWED DEALER WHERE WATER WAS COMING IN . HAD CAR 3 DAYS SAID REPLACED DOOR SEAL AROUND CHASSIS. 2 TO 3 WEEKS LATER FLOOR DAMP AGAIN. MY INVESTIGATING FOUND WHEN POURING WATER DOWN DRIVERS SIDE DRAIN SUNROOF 75% WATER RUNS OUT WHERE IT SHOULD AND 25% RUNS INTO CAR ALONG BOTTOM DOOR CHASSIS FRAME FROM BEHIND SEAL. SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM WHERE DRAIN LINE CONNECTS AT EXITING POINT ON DOOR FRAME INSIDE CHANNEL. TAKING TO DEALER AGAIN FOR THEM TO FIX. WILL UPDATE THIS MESSAGE LATER
#52 of 130 Chevy POS alias HHR
Dec 10, 2009 (7:14 am)
Instead of just screaming on this and other posts, we should find a way to initiate a class action suit. These problems are consistent from the 2006 models to the present. The water on the floor, broken door handles, leaking windshield and ABS vibration are problems known from the beginning and uncorrected in subsequent models. On every site asking about the HHR, the problems are exactly the same. Even worse is the fact that not one solution has been offered by dealers or GM. The only recourse is to buy an expensive door panel to fix a cheesy one dollar door handle. As for the water leaks, you'd have to dip the entire vehicle in silicon. The ABS is probably a design flaw they just don't want to admit to much less address. There must be a lawyer among the HHR owners and readers of these posts. Time to earn some money here. Get busy and help us out.
#53 of 130 Driver Door Handle
Dec 23, 2009 (4:56 pm)
I have been having the same problem, My driver door handle keeps breaking, The cheapest i could find the new handle is 350.00 this is crazy for a plastic piece of crap.I am trying to repair mine, I cant keep puttin out 350 bucks for a door panel, They should just sell the handle they come off easy just remove the pin, GM should make a repair kit with handle and pin. Why make it with the whole panel thats insane.
#54 of 130 HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK )
Dec 24, 2009 (10:39 am)
i own and 2006 HHR and its got 38000 mles on it. And the roters are acting up again for the 3rd time. So today i go to the store and was going to take my key out and it woudnt come out are go bk,so when i got home i called the chevy co. and told them what happen. He said let me see if i got the part. he comes bk and said that there having a problem with the key. but what it is the shifter button is stuck and want release. I said it should be a recall then. No mam its not and the cost since your warrant ran out is $275.00. I am peed off. I think they should trash hhrs. This prob should be a recall dont u think?
#55 of 130 Re: Driver Door Handle [dooey2006]
Dec 24, 2009 (11:20 am)
I repaired the door handle myself with a thin strip of flexible metal, two tiny screws in pre-drilled holes. Then I reinforced it all with a glue gun (epoxy would work too). Total cost..about 20 cents. Time to repair, less than an hour.
Note: Use care removing the switches in the door panel. They do all pop out but some not so easily. Now I'll just wait for the others to break.
#56 of 130 FINAL INFOR FOR MESSAGES #50 #51
Dec 27, 2009 (1:52 pm)
DEALER SAYS DRAIN HOSE FOR DRIVERS SIDE SUNROOF NEEDS TO BE REPLACED HAS TO ORDER IT. HAD CAR FOR 3 DAYS TO DETERMINE THIS, MECHANIC DROPPED HEAD LINER DOWN AND POUR WATER DOWN DRAIN LINE AND NOTICED WATER RUNNING DOWN OUTSIDE OF DRAIN HOSE. PUT CAR BACK TOGETHER AND I HAD TO WAIT 7 DAYS FOR HOSE ASSEM. TO ARRIVE. BEFORE TAKING CAR BACK I TOOK A FLASHLIGHT AND LOOKED DOWN DRAIN LINE FROM SUNROOF. COULD SEE HOSE WAS NOT CONNECTED WHICH THEY FINALLY CONNECTED. SO CAR WAS IN THEIR POSSESSION ON AND OFF FOR TEN DAYS. DON`T BELIEVE DEALER WOULD EVER HAVE FOUND LEAK OR DID NOT APPEAR TO CARE. WHOLE MESS JUST NOTHING BUT AGGRAVATION. SPENT ALOT OF MY OWN TIME IN WATER USE, TO LOCATE LEAK, ELECTRIC FOR HAIR DRYER TO DRY UP FLOOR EVERY TIME A HEAVY RAIN OCCURRED. ALL THIS BECAUSE OF HOSE NOT CONNECTED PROPERLY TO DRAIN. MECHANIC WITH DIRTY HANDS LEFT GREASE MARKS ALL OVER HEAD LINER WHICH AFTER ME COMPLAINING DID DETAIL WHOLE CAR. LAST HEAVY RAIN NO LEAKS. HAVE FINGERS CROSSED. YES SOME CARS WILL HAVE SOME PROBLEMS BUT WHAT COUNTS IS DEALER STANDING BEHIND WARRANTY AND BENDING OVER BACKWARDS TO SATISFY CUSTOMERS!!!!!!!!!!!! AND COMPANY, GM HAS TO BACK THEIR DEALERS. THINGS START AT THE TOP AND TRICKLE DOWN THE CHAIN.
#58 of 130 Re: Chevy POS alias HHR [madatgm]
Jan 12, 2010 (5:04 pm)
I agree about starting class action lawsuits, I returned to service department for my 2008 HHR 6 times, there of those for water leaks driver side car soaked from to back. First time 7 days after purchase July 1, 2008 electrical problem, dealership never realize car had been leaking. Recently return to service department something drained the batteries, they swore the light switch was left on, but I know it was left on auto, key stuck as well shocks me each time I get in and out. At time it appears to accelerate but they want address this issue. Service department has destroyed carpet on driver side, coming up from floor, wires exposed. This is only a few of my issues with this car.
#59 of 130 Re: Chevy POS alias HHR [starfruit55]
Jan 14, 2010 (7:06 am)
read message #50 their are 4 drains