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#96 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [gruffy]
Mar 28, 2011 (12:58 am)
wow!!! you wont believe it, but my drivers side door handle broke today as well. i know have to roll down my window before shutting off my wonderful car, open the door from the outside, pull the door shut back enough for me to roll up my window, turn the car off, lock the doors, unlock my door by hand, get out locking the door behind me. (i have to do this locking maneuver so my alarm doesn't go off when i open the doors, and i do not have the remotes anymore because chevy accused me of washing them with my laundry and i can not afford new ones) such a wonderful car!!!!
i too had a chevy rep wanting my vin number wanting to try and see if they could help....but, i'm so done with this car!! it's been nothing but problems after problems. My cat busted making it sound as if i was driving a loud race car and chevy wanted to charge me over a $1,000. to fix the job. well, i took it somewhere else and $50. later, my car doesn't make that loud noise, and i get better gas millage. Chevy also told me when my car had around 30,000miles on it that i needed to get a new clutch (sp?)...well, now that i have over 115,000 on my car....i still have the same clutch.
i got this car back in 2005 and it's a 2006. I was the 1st person in my town to own one...and now i'm wishing that i would have gotten something different.
Also about 6months ago...it flooded with heavy rains here where i live and being that i deliver pizza's and trying to get them to peoples' homes' safely and fast ( and even though a lot of them are very poor tippers) i drove my car threw safe water...a couple of inchs. well needless to say, my fan blades broke OFF and when they did, they cracked my radiator. I couldn't just replace the fan blades...OH NO i had to replace the intire thing that holds the fan. That was a pretty little penny!! and then fixing my raditor well, fix a leak stuff fixed it and all that it really cost me was that stuff, waiting a couple days, flushing it out and replacing the fluid.
has anyone else had to replace there powerstearing motor yet? well, i was thankful enough that the colbots had been recalled because of that matter and being that hhr and colbot have the same engine, chevy was nice enough to fix mine for free.
does anyone elses' car shake so bad when you apply the brakes you feel as if you are going to shake to death inside of the car? my car has had this problem for years now and when my car was still under warrenty, chevy told me that i needed new roters....and that my warrenty didn't cover it.
when my sunroof busted and now leaks so beautifully into my car, i was told by the warrenty people that they did NOT cover windows, even though i had the 100,000mile warrenty. so now my car has mold growing in it. THANK YOU CHEVY FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL SAFE CAR! i hope that my children or myself do not get sick from riding in this HHR!
i know that the car was made in mexico....and i'm not being rasicst but, i know my car is made out of mexican tuperware. a bobcat ran out in front of me a few months ago and ripped out my tire well, cracked the heck out of my bumper along with busting my fog light. my car went home crying and the bobcat ran off.
i would drive this thing off a cliff if there was any in florida!!!
#97 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [leah5]
Mar 28, 2011 (5:20 am)
I love my 2006 hhr....my drivers handle has only been replaced 3 times now and i haven't paid once...i raise so much hell about my family suing them if i am ever trapped in the car and die...that fix it free.....we really do need to file a class action lawsuit, it is a life jepordizing thing ,not being able to get out of a car in an emergency....anyone know how????????
#98 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [cheif2dog]
Mar 28, 2011 (8:42 am)
OMG...I had to replace my brakes and my rotors because the dealership wouldn't fix it because they said it wasn't covered. Needless to say when GM was shutting down dealerships they got cut. Good they sucked.
Yes, the front end vibrates again. I just had it fixed. What the hell is wrong with GM...is it no wonder that people hate American made cars, but then Toyota is having troubles too. So what is one to do?
I had trouble with the rubber coming out of the window on the inside..window started to have condensation problems so took it back to the dealer and they had to fix that...I have read some of the owners have had trouble with leaks in their windows. Check that rubber seal. It is covered under the warranty.
BTW, I also had to replace my remote again for the second time. Transmitter inside the remote was corroded....hello? I have 1998 OLDS that has a remote and I have never had any trouble...the car is 13 years old and still going...maybe they were made better back then...
Thanks! Is anybody from GM listening? Kind of doubt it....
#99 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [gmcustsvc]
Apr 02, 2011 (5:15 pm)
I just bought a Brand New 2011 HHR LS auto with 11 miles on it and it is already rattle a little bit from the dash with only 142 miles on it. I had a 2010 HHR and it had rattles in it as well and I ended up getting rid of it because 4 dealers could'nt fix it.
This time I would like it done right. I love the car ,but not the rattles. I rented a 2009 HHR LS from Alamo with 33000 miles and it didn't have any rattles or issues. Please heip me, advise me.
#100 of 130 2011 New HHR has rattles at 142 miles
Apr 02, 2011 (5:20 pm)
My HHR has small rattles in it starting to develop at 142 miles and don't know if I should take it back to the dealer and get something else. Please advise!!!
#101 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [vagabondchef]
Apr 02, 2011 (5:22 pm)
The rattles are coming from the steering wheel column and it squeaks a little now. I'm really worried I made the wrong decision.
Please advise ASAP.
#102 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [vagabondchef]
Apr 02, 2011 (5:27 pm)
I need advice on what to do about the rattles and the squeak coming from my steering wheel in My brand new 2011 HHR LS with Auto. I bought it on March 31st 2011 and I feel I got another bad one. I really love the HHR, but the rattles and squeaks annoy me, especially on a car that has 142 miles on it. It feels like it has 60000 miles on it. Please advise me!! I am depressed and sad about this.
#103 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [vagabondchef]
Apr 02, 2011 (5:30 pm)
I need help with the rattles in my dash and steering column on my 2011 HHR LS. The car only has 142 miles on it and it has issues already.
Please help me, please advise!!
#104 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [vagabondchef]
Apr 03, 2011 (5:18 pm)
I don't know if yours will do the same but I bought a 2010 HHR 2LT exactly 1 year ago and the first month...rattles like you wouldn't believe.
Rattles from the steering colomn, the dash, the passenger's door panel,, the sunroof and from other places that I could not figure out from where they were coming from. I went to the dealer and talk to my salesman and mechanic about these rattles. They told me that it was new and that they would go away as time passes.
Ya Right! I was so mad, insulted and disapointed by there stupid answers.
You know what...no more rattles. Only small rattling now ans then when driving on rough roads but these are normal I do have to drive on pretty rough roads. They where right...with time they went away. Go Figure!
Sure hope yours will do the same.
#105 of 130 Re: HHR is CRAP (KEY WANT GO BK ) [warvin]
Apr 05, 2011 (10:36 am)
I apologize for you concerns. Have you spoke with GM Customer Assistance? Please feel free to email me directly; please include your Edmunds user name, VIN, and current mileage.
GM Customer Service