Recall Alert: 2006-08 Chevrolet HHR

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GM is recalling more than 180,000 Chevy HHRs due to poor crash-test ratings — an unusual cause. The company is going to insert energy-absorbent materials into the headliner of all models not equipped with roof-mounted airbags.

Model year 2006-08 HHRs are included in the recall. It’s extremely rare for a car company to fail a standard federal safety test, and we’re surprised it took so long for the recall to take place, since it involves a 3-year-old model. For more information, contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438.

GM Recalling 180,000 Chevrolet HHRs (NHTSA via Autoblog)

By David Thomas | February 13, 2008 | Comments (155)

Comments 

Troy in Ft Walton Beach

So.....why did it take 3 years to recall the vehicles? As a consumer I wonder what else they are "holding out" on.

carl hobbs

I bought a 2007 HHR about 6 months ago and I have to say that this was the biggest mistake that i ever made in my life. I have to take this car back to the dealer every other week with a new problem. First it started out with a loud popping in the front end to which the chevy service guy told me that this was normal. My front rotors were bad after 2 months, the radio quit working , the drivers seat track broke, my drivers side window molding fell out, windshield leaks now I hear that theres a recall on them. I dont suggest anyone to go out and buy this hunk of junk. GM quality isnt worth a DAMN!! I wish i had my old Honda back that i used as a trade in.

Tammy

Let's just say this HHR saved the lives of my whole family. I love the vehicle, definitely want another one after I finish paying this one off. Mine is now totaled. We rolled at least 4 times sideways and I have only mild head trauma and my spouse and two children are in great shape. Still in shock but walking and talking without any broken bones. It is truly amazing to be alive. The only feature that I missed was front centered interrior lighting.
LOVE that HHR!!!

angie

I bought a 2007 HHR about 6 months ago, it had a loud noise in the front end it was a lose axle. Radio didn't work neither did the driver side window. I think it sucks big time!!!! hate it. Wish I still had my Durango.

Matt

I bought an HHR October of last year and have not had any major problems. I did have it serviced b/c the plastic elbow piece to add oil came out. I love my HHR!!!

Ryan

I purchased an HHR about 10 months ago and have put about 20k miles on it and have had no problems whatsoever. It's a little small for me but but that is the only problem I have with it and my wife has no complaints.

gerrie

I bought a 2007 HHR a year ago. I have not had any problems with it. It gets great gas mileage. I also find it to be very comfortable.

Jhodax in New Mexic

I bought a 2006 HHR in March of 2006 and i have never had a problem with it, my family and friends love to go crusin with me in my HHR because it can fit all of us comfortably and the ride is so smooth.

Jeri

I bought a 2006 HHR used and I love it except for one problem. I noticed an odor after warming it up and after I drive for awhile and get back in it. It smells like something died in it!! It's disgusting. I'm starting to think someone is playing a practical joke on me. Any thoughts?

Bonnie

I bought a 2006 HHR in February of 06 and I love it!!! Moved our son into college with it and it had plenty of room. I only have to take it in for regular maintenance, and one leak in the sunroof seal, which the dealer fixed that day. LOVE MY HHR!!!

Cristl

I love my 2007 HHR - I've put over 19K miles on it. I did have an accident last year and it took 3 weeks to get replacement parts, but once repaired I can't even tell it was in an accident.

A co-worker just bought a new Malibu. He said that he loves it. I told him to check back with me when he's got about 50K miles on it to let me know if he still loves it. All of these stories about how they have an HHR with 20k miles and no problems. Surpise! That's the way it should be. Now if you say the same thing when it has 100K miles that will be the mark of quality.

Mark

I bought an o6 lt2 loaded for 22900 in April of 06. Have 43000 miles. Untill the warranty went out was in the shop atleast 1 time a month. Rotors,brakes, popping in front, replaced the steering componets. I do get 28-29 miles a gal. and it does have a different muffler, but why wnt gm fix my leaky window now? I didnt do it. 2nd leak. 1st was in rear this time it is in the front, windsheild. Back to how much I paid. I owe over 16000 and went to trade it in a few weeks ago and the guy told me I was upside down on it bye almost 8000. I said what. They loose value so bad you have to keep it till its almost paid off to get anything more than what you owe on it. The guy was like it has over 40000 miles and I can get PT cruiser for around 8-9000 all day long, told him to go getem. So Im stuck with a car that is nice looking runs and not bad on gas but soaks passanger floor board everytime it rains, needs brakes every time you change the oil, pops when you roll over a speed bump, and not worth half of what I owe on it. If it gets totaled I will have to pay the bank several thousands of dollars to pay it off cause we dropped the gap coverage cause it was quite high for this model now I now why. Guess I have to pick it back up.

pat

I had a dead smell in my old Aztek. We changed the serpentine belt and the smell dissappeared.

JHoltSr

My 07 HHR 2LT 2.4 auto, now has 7200 miles,, only problem is the FM wont play sometimes upon start-up, after turning car off and on, sometimes several times, it will start working again.. weird, AM works, XM sample stations work, only FM flakes out sometimes. Other than that, I changed oil @ 6K miles, when the dash oil life indicator showed 40%. Took car to Reno, got 28 mpg up there 29 mpg on the way back. No strange noises, no leaks, I bought in Nov 07, had 150 miles on it then. Love the car.

Deborah

I LOVE my HHR 2006 - but I worry about the number of times it's been in the shop. Everything up to this point has been covered under the warranty - BUT - what happens when the warranty runs out?! I worry everyday! But I love the car - I'm so torn!!

Tom

I bought a '07 used in February w/29K miles. I use it for work & it now has a bit over 60K. Haven't had any problems. I change the oil every 2 weeks. Have changed air cleaner once & 2 weeks ago had the injectors cleaned. I drive 5 days a week from Phoenix to Tucson and back & 1 day a week from Phoenix to Nogales, AZ and back. Everything works and when I wear this one out will probably buy another one unless something comes along that gets better gas mileage even though this one gets great mileage. I would like to see a E85 version of the HHR.

glenn s gibble

I bought my used 06 hhr (23,000 miles)about eight months ago and really like it, I haven't had any probles at this point.The ride is nice and the gas mileage is great.This vehicle is very practial and I like the fact that you can put the back seats down flat and haul just about anything.I am concidering getting another one for the wife next year if things keep going so well. Also consumer reports gave this vehicle "fair" marks, which was one of the reasons I bought it. I drove a PT Cruiser and did not like it compared to the hhr.

Carl7

The HHR is great...as a rental car. I see GM has been picking-up the slack now that Chrysler is pulling back their fleet sales. In all seriousness my Deere tractor feels more solid than the HHR. As a rental it's fine, as far as actually buying one you must be crazy. I'm not surprised GM took 3 years to address the issue.
What's GM stock at now?

Gas milage is terrible 19 mpg,hope it gets better.Good looking and fun to drive .GM could do a lot with this A body .Possibly a pick up?I know the 08's have a recall on the oil pan drain . Disappointed couldn't find it on the web.It's good to have inside info.

ALAN

I DROVE 18,000 MILES in alamo HHR RENTAL no problems what so ever from orlando to key west to niagra falls then back to orlando GREAT CAR GREAT ECONOMY 30 plus best 24 MPG worst at 80mph MAX hour after hour at 60 to 70mph average 28 to 30 mpg STOPS CORNERS TURNS OK its NO BMW or MERC but it does everthing WELL enough if you drive safely YOU WONT HAVE ANY DRAMA No rattles or Pieces falling off I WOULD BUY ONE NO WORRIES 8.5 TO 9 OUT OF 10 ps RADIO WAS FANTASTIC SEATS OK TO GOOD (NEEDS CRUISE CONTROL STANDARD) my only complaint

Johnny Baker

If you have a HHR I may be able to shed some light on the water leak in the passenger side floor board when it rains. Its a little rubber gasket that is causing all the problems. I fixed it myself for about 20 bucks. If you are interested please email me and I will give you full details on how I did it and you can go from there. If you like I have pictures also. I am not charging anything for this info Just trying to help. Just in case [email protected]

angela

Got mine in 06'. Rotors are a problem. Millage is great. 29 in town. up to 34 on highway. standard. and i have cruise control. no problems with the car but everyone around me wants to hit it. over 40,000 miles. kid in college parents in different state. comfortable ride. husband wants one. make sure tire pressure is what tires say and gas millage goes up.

angela

Got mine in 06'. Rotors are a problem. Millage is great. 29 in town. up to 34 on highway. standard. and i have cruise control. no problems with the car but everyone around me wants to hit it. over 40,000 miles. kid in college parents in different state. comfortable ride. husband wants one. make sure tire pressure is what tires say and gas millage goes up.

Keith King

I bought my 2006 HHR brand new late in 2005 in Atlanta, Ga and I think it is a wonderful car to drive. Lucky I haven't had any major problems with the HHR like I've been hearing about on this blog. It drives well. Yes I will admit, the the car does shakes a bit when you apply the brakes. But I haven't had any problems with leakage at all. The "engine light" did flash it's pretty face about a yr. back, but it went out and hasn't come back since.
My car has done some milage...it's at 94,000 and it is still holding up pretty well.
So all in all the HHR has done pretty well for me thus far.

first new car that i have ever bought. Love the ride and size former car was a suberban that got wrecked and i dont feal crampt like i do in my brothers 2007 cobalt. Bought june 24 2008 got the ss model with the auto trans and the turbo engine gets 30hy and 19city.

Judi

I purchased my HHR in 2006. I absolutely love this vehicle! I have over 20,000 miles on it and "knock-on-wood" I haven't had any problems with it. It has alot of power for a 4 cyl. I think that everyone should be looking at it when I drive by them. The only problem I have is that there are alot of them the same color as mine...Starburst Orange. I'll have to put a strip on it to make it different.

For those who have alot of problems with theirs, I am sorry because you won't enjoy it. There are always a few vehicles that are a Lemon and unfortunetly for those that purchased them it isn't pleasurable. A friend of mine bought a Mercedes SUV and has had horrible problems with it including the front end collapsing for no reason!!

But this HHR owner loves it.

loretta barnes

2007 Chevy hhr shuts off no apparent reason. Is someone going to have to die before gm or white chevy in Roanoke rapids do anything. Or do we have to wait till better business bureau take car of it.
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I have email the view, consumer protection. Roanoke rapids mayor and he refuse to do anything he is useless, cnn, abc news wral,fox news, msnbc roanoke rapids daily herald, gm and so on. I was told that this was not the first time that white chevy in roanoke rapids has had problem with lemon cars and refuse to do anything. I was told by jeff the service mgr that I am not allowed to go back there cause I have no right to be mad.
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RE: Send a story idea 2007 chevy hhr shuts off while driving now since the better business bureau is involved white chevrolet refuse to look at the car so if i have an accident that when they will look at it and i am not allowed back at the dealer. caus
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To Whom It May Concern:
I am a 2007 Chevy HHR owner and I have had numerous problems with my car and I see that other people have had the same problems with the same car. You need to recall this car. I have sent letters to the consumer protection agency, the us attorney general, the NHSTA, Better business bureau, CNN, New York Times, Raleigh Attorney general, 20/20 and so on. I will not sending letters and telling how horrible this car is until its recall.
My car has stalled on the highway over 32 times while driving without warning, I was in front of a truck, in the left lane of a busy highway in New York, on different turnpikes and it seems that you don’t care. My gearshift has been replace I couldn’t get my key out, the remote sucks, the brakes had problems, the window has gotten stuck numerous times, and there was a leak. Enough is enough does someone has to die in order for this car to be recalled?
Does someone have to die in order for you to recall this car? I was on the highway last night and my car cut off while on a bridge and I tried to move over to the shoulder and I couldn’t turn my steering wheel to get onto the shoulder. I finally got it started and got to the shoulder. It is not like you don’t know these problems exist cause it is on nhsta website. Well if you are blonde and not aware of these problems let me be the first to tell you. I just did a search on the Internet complaints of the 2007 Chevy hhr and all of these complaints came up. So what are your plans deniability, your are dumfounded, not aware, or just don’t care? Not trying to fix or rectify the problem.

Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10234121
Summary:
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK MY TEMP LIGHT CAME ON & MY CAR STARTED SHAKING REALLY BAD. WHILE DRIVING IT CUT OFF & I HAD TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. MY CAR NEVER CRANKED BK UP & HAD TO BE TOWED. THERE WAS ALSO COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM. COME TO FIND OUT THERE WAS A DEFECT IN MY RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING COVERING IT (OTHERS MAY WANT TO CHECK INTO THIS). I HAD TO HAVE A NEW ENGINE PUT IN MY CAR IN ADDITION I HAD A FAULTY WIRE TO MY ALTERNATOR & HAD TO HAVE BOTH STABILIZER LINKS REPLACED ABOUT 4 DAYS AFTER THE 1ST REPAIR. NOW WHEN I DRIVE MY STEERING WHEEL SHAKES SO THIS WILL BE THE 3RD REPAIR. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10241207
Summary:
THE CHEVY HHR SHOULD BE RECALLED I WILL RIGHT TO MY CONGRESSMAN, NEW PAPER MY SENATOR AND EVERYONE ELSE UNTIL YOU RECALL THE CHEVY HHR FOR CUTTING OFF FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHILE DRIVING, I ALMOST GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT WHILE DRIVING AND MY CAR SHUT OFF WHEN PASSING OVER A BUMP, OR DRIVING IN FRONT OF A TRUCK AND IT JUST SHUTTING OFF, IT HAS SHUT OFF APPROX 28 TIMES AND STILL GOING STRONG AND NO ONE WANTS TO DO ANYTHING NOT EVEN GM AND OTHER GM OWNERS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM CORRODED PLUGS, FAULTY REMOTE CONTROLS KEY FOB BATTERY LOW, GEAR SHIFT HAD TO BE CHANGE, DOES SOME HAVE TO DIE FOR HELP OR BE MAULED IN A ACCIDENT. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO SOMETHING? GM DON'T CAR THE DEALER SAYS I WAS SOLD A DEMO CAR BUT IT WAS A RENTAL CAR. THEY LIE, WHITE CHEVROLET IN ROANOKE RAPIDS NC THEY NEED TO BUY THE CAR BACK AND REIMBURSE ME FOR THE HEADACHES AND INCONVENIENCE. *TR


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10237400
Summary:
BRAKE ROTOR PROBLEM. WARPED AT 25,113 MILES AND STARTED PROBLEM AGAIN AT 50,000. *TR


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10237095
Summary:
THE CHEVY HHR PLUGS ARE CORRODED AND THE BRAKES ARE DEFECTIVE. THE CAR STALLS WHEN HITTING OVER A BUMP IN THE ROAD OR NOT WHILE DRIVE AT A HIGH SPEED. NO WARNING LIGHT. STALLS 17 TIMES. *TR



Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10235874
Summary:
CHEVROLET HHR 2007 SUSPENSION AND DIRECTION ELEMENTS SEEMS TO BE DEFECTIVE OR NEEDS TO BE REINFORCED. I HAVE ONE AND PIECES HAVE BEEN REPLACED TWICE. I AM IN Mexico City. *TR




Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10234121
Summary:
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK MY TEMP LIGHT CAME ON & MY CAR STARTED SHAKING REALLY BAD. WHILE DRIVING IT CUT OFF & I HAD TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. MY CAR NEVER CRANKED BK UP & HAD TO BE TOWED. THERE WAS ALSO COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM. COME TO FIND OUT THERE WAS A DEFECT IN MY RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING COVERING IT (OTHERS MAY WANT TO CHECK INTO THIS). I HAD TO HAVE A NEW ENGINE PUT IN MY CAR IN ADDITION I HAD A FAULTY WIRE TO MY ALTERNATOR & HAD TO HAVE BOTH STABILIZER LINKS REPLACED ABOUT 4 DAYS AFTER THE 1ST REPAIR. NOW WHEN I DRIVE MY STEERING WHEEL SHAKES SO THIS WILL BE THE 3RD REPAIR. *TR

Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232672
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 HHR. AFTER BEING PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY, THE VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE BEHIND THE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN THE PREVIOUS DAY. A FIRE AND POLICE REPORT WERE FILED. THE CONTACT HAS PICTURES AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 13,000.


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232517
Summary:
I PURCHASE A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR IN OCTOBER 2007. IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP 3 TIMES FOR KEY GETTING STUCK IN THE IGNITION AND FAILURE TO START. THE DEALER HAS REPLACE GEAR SHAFT, FLOOR SHIFT. THE FIRST TIME CAR WAS PUT IN SHOP THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. SPOKE WITH GENERAL MOTORS AND FILED A CLAIM, BUT THEY WILL NOT ADMIT TO ANY DEFECT TO THE VEHICLE. MY VEHICLE HAS JUST REACHED OVER THE 40,000 MILE WARRANTY THEREFORE GM WILL NOT REPURCHASE BUT OFFERED GM OWNERS LOYALTY CERTIFICATE FOR $1700 TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF ANOTHER GM VEHICLE. JUST BOUGHT THE CAR, UPSIDE DOWN $1700 DOES NOT EVEN TOUCH THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG FOR AN OBVIOUS DEFECT AND SAFETY ISSUE WITH THE CAR. WHEN THE PROBLEMS HAPPENS AGAIN AND IT WILL IT WILL BE A LEMON. WILL USE ALL OF THE REMEDIES THAT THE STATE HAS TO OFFER.

CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232018
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WHEN THE CONTACT ADJUSTED THE STEERING COLUMN IN THE UPWARD POSITION. THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY RESTARTED. PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT CONTROL PANEL. HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING THE DEALER TO HAVE THE VEHICLE PROPERLY DIAGNOSED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,800 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 33,100.
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10231723
Summary:
MY 8 YEAR OLD SON BECAME TRAPPED IN THE REAR SEAT BELT. HE WAS TWISTED IN THE SEAT BELT AND IT WAS CUTTING INTO HIS WAIST. THE SEAT BELT WOULD NOT COME BACK OUT TO RELEASE HIM BUT WOULD ONLY GET SHORTER AND TIGHTER ON HIS WAIST. I HAD TO CUT HIM OUT OF THE SEAT BELT. CHEVY REPLACED THE SEAT BELT AND
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10228136
Summary:
VEHICLE WAS BOUGHT NEW IN NOVEMBER 2007, AND HAS HAD A COUPLE ISSUES. WHEN NEW, THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO NOT TRACK STRAIGHT, OR WAS AT LEAST 'TWITCHY' ON THE ROAD. WITH LESS THAN 6000 MILES, THE VEHICLE DEVELOPED A NOTICEABLE 'CLUNK' IN THE FRONT END. TOOK TO THE DEALER, AND THEY FOUND A "DAMAGED SWAY BAR BUSHING", DECIDED THAT IT WAS DEFECTIVE FROM THE FACTORY, AND REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. THIS SEEMED TO FIX THAT ISSUE, AS WELL AS MADE THE CAR LESS 'TWITCHY' TO DRIVE. WITH JUST UNDER 10,000 MILES, THE VEHICLE HAS DEVELOPED A SENSATION OF HAVING A WARPED ROTOR WHEN BRAKING. ROTORS TURNED BY DEALER AND THE PROBLEM HAS GONE AWAY FOR NOW, BUT TECH AT DEALERSHIP SAYS THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10226912
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE STEERING BEGAN TO MALFUNCTION. THE VEHICLE VEERED TO THE LEFT OF THE ROAD AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. THE CONTACT AND HER SON WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, BUT WERE UNINJURED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. SHE ATTEMPTED TO NOTIFY GMC FOR WEEKS AND DID NOT RECEIVE ANY FEEDBACK. THE DEALER REFUSED TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE MANUFACTURER GAVE THEIR APPROVAL. THE VIN WAS CONFIRMED SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE CONTACT, BUT APPEARS TO BE INVALID. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 20,000
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10225134
Summary:
2007 CHEVY HHR WITH TWO SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUES. THE CONSUMER RECEIVED A RECALL WHICH STATED THAT THE ATTACHMENT NEAR THE SUN VISOR AND ROOF IS DEFECTIVE. THE SECOND PROBLEM WAS WATER GETS UNDER THE DOOR PANEL AND FREEZES WITH EVERY SNOW, RAIN, HAIL, OR MIX STORM RECEIVED. THE CONSUMER WAS UNABLE TO EXIT THE VEHICLE. *KB THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO FIX THE RECALL. *JB
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10222557
Summary:
AT 9,700 MILES, MY CAR WOULD SHAKE BAD WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED, DEALER TURNED THE ROTORS, HELPED FOR AWHILE. AT 24,000 MILES THE SAME THING STARTED, ROTORS WERE TURNED FOR A SECOND TIME. I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED, THE PROBLEM WILL MORE THAN LIKELY HAPPEN AGAIN. THANK YOU. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10216173
Summary:
I OWN A 2007 HHR (MILEAGE 10753). IT IS EASY TO DRIVE, IS ROOMY AND ECONOMICAL TO OPERATE. I HAD A VERY SCARY EXPERIENCE LAST EVENING WHILE DRIVING THE HHR ON EXPRESSWAY IN TRAFFIC. THE MOTOR SHUT OFF COMPLETELY. THE LIGHTS, RADIO, ETC CONTINUED TO WORK PROPERLY. THE WARNING MESSAGE WAS "ENGINE POWER REDUCED". I MADE IT TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE CAR WOULD NOT RESTART. NO SOUNDS, CLICKS, NOTHING. I WAITED A FEW MINUTES AND THE CAR STARTED WITH AN ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ON. I GOT OFF THE HIGHWAY AND HAD SOMETHING TO EAT. I WENT OUT AND THE CAR STARTED UP WITHOUT AN ENGINE WARNING LIGHT. I TOOK IT TO, HOLLER CHEVROLET (WINTER PARK, FL), THIS MORNING. HOLLER CHEVROLET REPLACED A CHIP (PCM) AND SAID IT WOULD BE FINE. MIKE LAING AT HOLLER REPRESENTED BOTH GM AND HOLLER WITH PROFESSIONALISM, SKILL AND DIGNITY. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10214758
Summary:
PURCHASED 2007 HHR NEW IN OCTOBER 2006. WITH ONLY 249 MILES ON THE CAR, I RETURNED TO THE DEALER AND REPORTED A LOUD BANGING NOISE FROM THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT END. THE COULD NOT VERIFY THE NOISE. SINCE THEN THEY REPLACED TWO SHIFT ASSEMBLIES, ONE STEERING COLUMN AND IN NOVEMBER 2007 THEY REPLACED THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT STRUT. THE BANGING NOISE WAS STILL THERE. NOW THEY THINK IT MAY BE THE CHASSIS TWEAKING, BUT STILL CANNOT FIND OR FIX THE THE RATTLING NOISE. ALSO THE TRANSMISSION MAKES A CLUNKING NOISE AND THE CAR SURGES WHEN STARTING IT WHILE STILL IN PARK. THE SAY THIS IS NORMAL. MY CAR HAS BEEN IN COURTESY CHEVROLET'S SHOP FOR MOORE THAN 30 DAYS SINCE I PURCHASED IT. I DO NOT DRIVE IT

Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10211692
Summary:
2007 CHEVROLET HHR WITH TERRIBLE SHIMMY IN THE FRONT END. CONSUMER STATES THAT IT ALSO HAPPENED WHEN THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED. HE ALSO STATES HIS DAUGHTER HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH A RENTAL CAR WHICH WAS A CHEVY HHR. *KB

Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10200510
Summary:
CRUISE CONTROL ON AT 70 MPH WENT UP A MEDIUM HILL THE SPEED WENT DOWN TO 65 MPH, TRANSMISSION DOWMSHIFTS, CRUISE CONTROL ACCELERATES FLAT OUT TO 75 MPH BEFORE IT RELEASES. UNSETTLING WHEN BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE. DEALERSHIP SAYS ALL HOURS ACT THE SAME WAY AND IS PERFORMING AS DESIGNED. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10199754
Summary:
CAR STILL HAS PAPER TAGS, HAD 3K MILES AND IT JUST STOPPED WORKING THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON, ENGINE WOULD NOT IDLE AND RAN ROUGH. WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHO SAID A CRANK SENSOR WENT OUT, IT TOOK FOUR DAYS TO GET THE PART IN AND THEY HAVE REPLACED IT. WE WILL SEE HO IT GOES! *JB


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10196139
Summary:
POOR DESIGN OF THE FRONT BUMPER. THE HOLE ON THE BOTTOM WAS TOO BIG, ALLOWING DEBRIS TO HIT THE AIR CONDITIONER (A/C) CONDENSER AND RADIATOR. THIS WAS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME BUT THE FUNNY THING WA S THAT I WASN'T EVEN DRIVING THE CAR. I TURNED IT ON AND GOT THE AIR CONDITIONER GOING, WHICH WAS COLD AT FIRST. THE CAR SAT FOR A WEEK WHILE I WAS ON VACATION, SO I FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THEY WON'T COVER IT AS A EQUIPMENT FAILURE. INSTEAD THEY CLAIMED SOMETHING FLEW THROUGH IT. CHEVROLET DIDN'T PUT A GRILL IN IT FROM THE FACTORY, WHICH WOULD HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM. WARRANTY WON'T COVER IT BECAUSE IT WAS CONSIDERED A ROAD HAZARD, AND WANTED ME TO CLAIM IT ON MY INSURANCE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS INSURANCE FRAUD. I THOUGHT THEY WANTED TO PASS THE BUCK TO SOMEONE ELSE RATHER THAN RECALL ALL THE VEHICLES TO PUT A GRILL ON IT TO PROTECT IT FROM THE ELEMENTS. I OWN A 2007 HHR WITH 6000 MILES ON IT. I DIDN'T HAVE AIR CONDITIONING BECAUSE THEY WON'T WARRANTY IT, AND I DIDN'T HAVE $800 TO FIX IT. THE GM REPRESENTATIVE CAME TO LOOK AT THE VEHICLE WHILE MY WIFE WAS AT THE DEALERSHIP SO SHE GOT TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT. HE SAID WELL IT WAS NO DIFFERENT THAN A ROCK HITTING THE WINDSHIELD. I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE LAZY WAY OUT, SAYING THEY DIDN'T WANT TO PROTECT VITAL PARTS OF THE CAR, (RADIATOR, CONDENSER, ETC. BY PUTTING A SIMPLE PIECE OF MESH OR GRILL IN PLACE. THIS SHOULDN'T BE OUR JOB TO MAKE SURE IT WA S PROTECTED. ALSO, THE REPRESENTATIVE STATED WELL, IF WE GET A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT THEN MAYBE THE DESIGNER WILL RECALL IT AND FIX IT. I COULD NOT WAIT FOR THEM TO GET OFF THE LAZY BOY AND FIX A FLAW THEY OVERLOOKED IN THE FIRST PLACE. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR, BUT CHEVROLET HAD TO GET THEIR HEAD OUT OF THEIR OWN BUTTS AND REALIZE THESE WERE THE REASONS WHY THEY WERE LOSING JOBS, AND STOCKS WERE FALLING, CAR SALES WERE DOWN, AND COMPETITION WA S GETTING STRONGER. THEY SHOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THEN I MIGHT GO BACK TO BUYING CHEVROLET CARS. *AK
So now you are aware of the problem, and I will send this letter to us attorney general, Raleigh attorney general, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC newstations, consumer protection, ophra, 20/20, primetime, usatoday. Until this car is recall cause yesterday scared the mess out of me for the last time. I don’t want to get hurt or anyone else and you need to take responsibility for finding out what the problem is and fixing if can be or seeing if it can be restored.
If you need to contact me my phone number is 2523082939 cell and home is 2525372771.
I was told by white Chevrolet in Roanoke rapids in January by the sales manager when I called and informed him of the problem that if I don’t like the car that "I can get out of the car when I get back to north Carolina." and when I told one of the owner that he said and I quote "No one in our company would say that." And so he brought the sales mgr. in and he told the truth in front of my father and they told that was a demo car and that was a lie. It was rental car and that they brought only where GM dealers buy cars, which also was a lie. He said it numerous of times in front of my sales person, my mother and father. My father has brought 4 cars from them and they don’t care about holding to high standards. Cause I have called the owner and asked for him to call me back and he didn’t return my call. And the ad for the service department on TV said that they fix it right the first time, which is another lie. My car has been in numerous times for repair and still not fix.
The resolution is that I want is for them to buy back my 2007 Chevy hhr and reimburse me for my troubles and admit that they were wrong. I don’t want another GM car cause there reputation sucks. They don’t stand by there cars.

i had an appointment today with white chevrolet to fix the problem and they said due to the fact that it was a better business bureau contact they are no longer obligated to fix it . they refused to fix it and told me that if i have to get it fix i can go to emporia or any other car dealer. they sale lemon cars for demo.

thank you

loretta barnes


RE: Send a story idea 2007 chevy hhr shuts off while driving now since the better business bureau is involved white chevrolet refuse to look at the car so if i have an accident that when they will look at it and i am not allowed back at the dealer. caus
From: Loretta Barnes ([email protected])
Sent:
Wed 9/10/08 2:50 PM
To:
[email protected]

Loretta Barnes
138 Vance Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
` 09/09/2008
2525372771
2523082939


To Whom It May Concern:
I am a 2007 Chevy HHR owner and I have had numerous problems with my car and I see that other people have had the same problems with the same car. You need to recall this car. I have sent letters to the consumer protection agency, the us attorney general, the NHSTA, Better business bureau, CNN, New York Times, Raleigh Attorney general, 20/20 and so on. I will not sending letters and telling how horrible this car is until its recall.
My car has stalled on the highway over 32 times while driving without warning, I was in front of a truck, in the left lane of a busy highway in New York, on different turnpikes and it seems that you don’t care. My gearshift has been replace I couldn’t get my key out, the remote sucks, the brakes had problems, the window has gotten stuck numerous times, and there was a leak. Enough is enough does someone has to die in order for this car to be recalled?
Does someone have to die in order for you to recall this car? I was on the highway last night and my car cut off while on a bridge and I tried to move over to the shoulder and I couldn’t turn my steering wheel to get onto the shoulder. I finally got it started and got to the shoulder. It is not like you don’t know these problems exist cause it is on nhsta website. Well if you are blonde and not aware of these problems let me be the first to tell you. I just did a search on the Internet complaints of the 2007 Chevy hhr and all of these complaints came up. So what are your plans deniability, your are dumfounded, not aware, or just don’t care? Not trying to fix or rectify the problem.

Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10234121
Summary:
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK MY TEMP LIGHT CAME ON & MY CAR STARTED SHAKING REALLY BAD. WHILE DRIVING IT CUT OFF & I HAD TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. MY CAR NEVER CRANKED BK UP & HAD TO BE TOWED. THERE WAS ALSO COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM. COME TO FIND OUT THERE WAS A DEFECT IN MY RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING COVERING IT (OTHERS MAY WANT TO CHECK INTO THIS). I HAD TO HAVE A NEW ENGINE PUT IN MY CAR IN ADDITION I HAD A FAULTY WIRE TO MY ALTERNATOR & HAD TO HAVE BOTH STABILIZER LINKS REPLACED ABOUT 4 DAYS AFTER THE 1ST REPAIR. NOW WHEN I DRIVE MY STEERING WHEEL SHAKES SO THIS WILL BE THE 3RD REPAIR. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10241207
Summary:
THE CHEVY HHR SHOULD BE RECALLED I WILL RIGHT TO MY CONGRESSMAN, NEW PAPER MY SENATOR AND EVERYONE ELSE UNTIL YOU RECALL THE CHEVY HHR FOR CUTTING OFF FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHILE DRIVING, I ALMOST GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT WHILE DRIVING AND MY CAR SHUT OFF WHEN PASSING OVER A BUMP, OR DRIVING IN FRONT OF A TRUCK AND IT JUST SHUTTING OFF, IT HAS SHUT OFF APPROX 28 TIMES AND STILL GOING STRONG AND NO ONE WANTS TO DO ANYTHING NOT EVEN GM AND OTHER GM OWNERS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM CORRODED PLUGS, FAULTY REMOTE CONTROLS KEY FOB BATTERY LOW, GEAR SHIFT HAD TO BE CHANGE, DOES SOME HAVE TO DIE FOR HELP OR BE MAULED IN A ACCIDENT. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO SOMETHING? GM DON'T CAR THE DEALER SAYS I WAS SOLD A DEMO CAR BUT IT WAS A RENTAL CAR. THEY LIE, WHITE CHEVROLET IN ROANOKE RAPIDS NC THEY NEED TO BUY THE CAR BACK AND REIMBURSE ME FOR THE HEADACHES AND INCONVENIENCE. *TR


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10237400
Summary:
BRAKE ROTOR PROBLEM. WARPED AT 25,113 MILES AND STARTED PROBLEM AGAIN AT 50,000. *TR


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10237095
Summary:
THE CHEVY HHR PLUGS ARE CORRODED AND THE BRAKES ARE DEFECTIVE. THE CAR STALLS WHEN HITTING OVER A BUMP IN THE ROAD OR NOT WHILE DRIVE AT A HIGH SPEED. NO WARNING LIGHT. STALLS 17 TIMES. *TR



Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10235874
Summary:
CHEVROLET HHR 2007 SUSPENSION AND DIRECTION ELEMENTS SEEMS TO BE DEFECTIVE OR NEEDS TO BE REINFORCED. I HAVE ONE AND PIECES HAVE BEEN REPLACED TWICE. I AM IN Mexico City. *TR




Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10234121
Summary:
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK MY TEMP LIGHT CAME ON & MY CAR STARTED SHAKING REALLY BAD. WHILE DRIVING IT CUT OFF & I HAD TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. MY CAR NEVER CRANKED BK UP & HAD TO BE TOWED. THERE WAS ALSO COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM. COME TO FIND OUT THERE WAS A DEFECT IN MY RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING COVERING IT (OTHERS MAY WANT TO CHECK INTO THIS). I HAD TO HAVE A NEW ENGINE PUT IN MY CAR IN ADDITION I HAD A FAULTY WIRE TO MY ALTERNATOR & HAD TO HAVE BOTH STABILIZER LINKS REPLACED ABOUT 4 DAYS AFTER THE 1ST REPAIR. NOW WHEN I DRIVE MY STEERING WHEEL SHAKES SO THIS WILL BE THE 3RD REPAIR. *TR

Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232672
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 HHR. AFTER BEING PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY, THE VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE BEHIND THE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN THE PREVIOUS DAY. A FIRE AND POLICE REPORT WERE FILED. THE CONTACT HAS PICTURES AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 13,000.


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232517
Summary:
I PURCHASE A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR IN OCTOBER 2007. IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP 3 TIMES FOR KEY GETTING STUCK IN THE IGNITION AND FAILURE TO START. THE DEALER HAS REPLACE GEAR SHAFT, FLOOR SHIFT. THE FIRST TIME CAR WAS PUT IN SHOP THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. SPOKE WITH GENERAL MOTORS AND FILED A CLAIM, BUT THEY WILL NOT ADMIT TO ANY DEFECT TO THE VEHICLE. MY VEHICLE HAS JUST REACHED OVER THE 40,000 MILE WARRANTY THEREFORE GM WILL NOT REPURCHASE BUT OFFERED GM OWNERS LOYALTY CERTIFICATE FOR $1700 TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF ANOTHER GM VEHICLE. JUST BOUGHT THE CAR, UPSIDE DOWN $1700 DOES NOT EVEN TOUCH THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG FOR AN OBVIOUS DEFECT AND SAFETY ISSUE WITH THE CAR. WHEN THE PROBLEMS HAPPENS AGAIN AND IT WILL IT WILL BE A LEMON. WILL USE ALL OF THE REMEDIES THAT THE STATE HAS TO OFFER.

CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232018
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WHEN THE CONTACT ADJUSTED THE STEERING COLUMN IN THE UPWARD POSITION. THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY RESTARTED. PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT CONTROL PANEL. HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING THE DEALER TO HAVE THE VEHICLE PROPERLY DIAGNOSED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,800 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 33,100.
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10231723
Summary:
MY 8 YEAR OLD SON BECAME TRAPPED IN THE REAR SEAT BELT. HE WAS TWISTED IN THE SEAT BELT AND IT WAS CUTTING INTO HIS WAIST. THE SEAT BELT WOULD NOT COME BACK OUT TO RELEASE HIM BUT WOULD ONLY GET SHORTER AND TIGHTER ON HIS WAIST. I HAD TO CUT HIM OUT OF THE SEAT BELT. CHEVY REPLACED THE SEAT BELT AND
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10228136
Summary:
VEHICLE WAS BOUGHT NEW IN NOVEMBER 2007, AND HAS HAD A COUPLE ISSUES. WHEN NEW, THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO NOT TRACK STRAIGHT, OR WAS AT LEAST 'TWITCHY' ON THE ROAD. WITH LESS THAN 6000 MILES, THE VEHICLE DEVELOPED A NOTICEABLE 'CLUNK' IN THE FRONT END. TOOK TO THE DEALER, AND THEY FOUND A "DAMAGED SWAY BAR BUSHING", DECIDED THAT IT WAS DEFECTIVE FROM THE FACTORY, AND REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. THIS SEEMED TO FIX THAT ISSUE, AS WELL AS MADE THE CAR LESS 'TWITCHY' TO DRIVE. WITH JUST UNDER 10,000 MILES, THE VEHICLE HAS DEVELOPED A SENSATION OF HAVING A WARPED ROTOR WHEN BRAKING. ROTORS TURNED BY DEALER AND THE PROBLEM HAS GONE AWAY FOR NOW, BUT TECH AT DEALERSHIP SAYS THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10226912
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE STEERING BEGAN TO MALFUNCTION. THE VEHICLE VEERED TO THE LEFT OF THE ROAD AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. THE CONTACT AND HER SON WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, BUT WERE UNINJURED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. SHE ATTEMPTED TO NOTIFY GMC FOR WEEKS AND DID NOT RECEIVE ANY FEEDBACK. THE DEALER REFUSED TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE MANUFACTURER GAVE THEIR APPROVAL. THE VIN WAS CONFIRMED SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE CONTACT, BUT APPEARS TO BE INVALID. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 20,000
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10225134
Summary:
2007 CHEVY HHR WITH TWO SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUES. THE CONSUMER RECEIVED A RECALL WHICH STATED THAT THE ATTACHMENT NEAR THE SUN VISOR AND ROOF IS DEFECTIVE. THE SECOND PROBLEM WAS WATER GETS UNDER THE DOOR PANEL AND FREEZES WITH EVERY SNOW, RAIN, HAIL, OR MIX STORM RECEIVED. THE CONSUMER WAS UNABLE TO EXIT THE VEHICLE. *KB THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO FIX THE RECALL. *JB
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10222557
Summary:
AT 9,700 MILES, MY CAR WOULD SHAKE BAD WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED, DEALER TURNED THE ROTORS, HELPED FOR AWHILE. AT 24,000 MILES THE SAME THING STARTED, ROTORS WERE TURNED FOR A SECOND TIME. I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED, THE PROBLEM WILL MORE THAN LIKELY HAPPEN AGAIN. THANK YOU. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10216173
Summary:
I OWN A 2007 HHR (MILEAGE 10753). IT IS EASY TO DRIVE, IS ROOMY AND ECONOMICAL TO OPERATE. I HAD A VERY SCARY EXPERIENCE LAST EVENING WHILE DRIVING THE HHR ON EXPRESSWAY IN TRAFFIC. THE MOTOR SHUT OFF COMPLETELY. THE LIGHTS, RADIO, ETC CONTINUED TO WORK PROPERLY. THE WARNING MESSAGE WAS "ENGINE POWER REDUCED". I MADE IT TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE CAR WOULD NOT RESTART. NO SOUNDS, CLICKS, NOTHING. I WAITED A FEW MINUTES AND THE CAR STARTED WITH AN ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ON. I GOT OFF THE HIGHWAY AND HAD SOMETHING TO EAT. I WENT OUT AND THE CAR STARTED UP WITHOUT AN ENGINE WARNING LIGHT. I TOOK IT TO, HOLLER CHEVROLET (WINTER PARK, FL), THIS MORNING. HOLLER CHEVROLET REPLACED A CHIP (PCM) AND SAID IT WOULD BE FINE. MIKE LAING AT HOLLER REPRESENTED BOTH GM AND HOLLER WITH PROFESSIONALISM, SKILL AND DIGNITY. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10214758
Summary:
PURCHASED 2007 HHR NEW IN OCTOBER 2006. WITH ONLY 249 MILES ON THE CAR, I RETURNED TO THE DEALER AND REPORTED A LOUD BANGING NOISE FROM THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT END. THE COULD NOT VERIFY THE NOISE. SINCE THEN THEY REPLACED TWO SHIFT ASSEMBLIES, ONE STEERING COLUMN AND IN NOVEMBER 2007 THEY REPLACED THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT STRUT. THE BANGING NOISE WAS STILL THERE. NOW THEY THINK IT MAY BE THE CHASSIS TWEAKING, BUT STILL CANNOT FIND OR FIX THE THE RATTLING NOISE. ALSO THE TRANSMISSION MAKES A CLUNKING NOISE AND THE CAR SURGES WHEN STARTING IT WHILE STILL IN PARK. THE SAY THIS IS NORMAL. MY CAR HAS BEEN IN COURTESY CHEVROLET'S SHOP FOR MOORE THAN 30 DAYS SINCE I PURCHASED IT. I DO NOT DRIVE IT

Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10211692
Summary:
2007 CHEVROLET HHR WITH TERRIBLE SHIMMY IN THE FRONT END. CONSUMER STATES THAT IT ALSO HAPPENED WHEN THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED. HE ALSO STATES HIS DAUGHTER HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH A RENTAL CAR WHICH WAS A CHEVY HHR. *KB

Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10200510
Summary:
CRUISE CONTROL ON AT 70 MPH WENT UP A MEDIUM HILL THE SPEED WENT DOWN TO 65 MPH, TRANSMISSION DOWMSHIFTS, CRUISE CONTROL ACCELERATES FLAT OUT TO 75 MPH BEFORE IT RELEASES. UNSETTLING WHEN BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE. DEALERSHIP SAYS ALL HOURS ACT THE SAME WAY AND IS PERFORMING AS DESIGNED. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10199754
Summary:
CAR STILL HAS PAPER TAGS, HAD 3K MILES AND IT JUST STOPPED WORKING THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON, ENGINE WOULD NOT IDLE AND RAN ROUGH. WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHO SAID A CRANK SENSOR WENT OUT, IT TOOK FOUR DAYS TO GET THE PART IN AND THEY HAVE REPLACED IT. WE WILL SEE HO IT GOES! *JB


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10196139
Summary:
POOR DESIGN OF THE FRONT BUMPER. THE HOLE ON THE BOTTOM WAS TOO BIG, ALLOWING DEBRIS TO HIT THE AIR CONDITIONER (A/C) CONDENSER AND RADIATOR. THIS WAS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME BUT THE FUNNY THING WA S THAT I WASN'T EVEN DRIVING THE CAR. I TURNED IT ON AND GOT THE AIR CONDITIONER GOING, WHICH WAS COLD AT FIRST. THE CAR SAT FOR A WEEK WHILE I WAS ON VACATION, SO I FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THEY WON'T COVER IT AS A EQUIPMENT FAILURE. INSTEAD THEY CLAIMED SOMETHING FLEW THROUGH IT. CHEVROLET DIDN'T PUT A GRILL IN IT FROM THE FACTORY, WHICH WOULD HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM. WARRANTY WON'T COVER IT BECAUSE IT WAS CONSIDERED A ROAD HAZARD, AND WANTED ME TO CLAIM IT ON MY INSURANCE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS INSURANCE FRAUD. I THOUGHT THEY WANTED TO PASS THE BUCK TO SOMEONE ELSE RATHER THAN RECALL ALL THE VEHICLES TO PUT A GRILL ON IT TO PROTECT IT FROM THE ELEMENTS. I OWN A 2007 HHR WITH 6000 MILES ON IT. I DIDN'T HAVE AIR CONDITIONING BECAUSE THEY WON'T WARRANTY IT, AND I DIDN'T HAVE $800 TO FIX IT. THE GM REPRESENTATIVE CAME TO LOOK AT THE VEHICLE WHILE MY WIFE WAS AT THE DEALERSHIP SO SHE GOT TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT. HE SAID WELL IT WAS NO DIFFERENT THAN A ROCK HITTING THE WINDSHIELD. I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE LAZY WAY OUT, SAYING THEY DIDN'T WANT TO PROTECT VITAL PARTS OF THE CAR, (RADIATOR, CONDENSER, ETC. BY PUTTING A SIMPLE PIECE OF MESH OR GRILL IN PLACE. THIS SHOULDN'T BE OUR JOB TO MAKE SURE IT WA S PROTECTED. ALSO, THE REPRESENTATIVE STATED WELL, IF WE GET A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT THEN MAYBE THE DESIGNER WILL RECALL IT AND FIX IT. I COULD NOT WAIT FOR THEM TO GET OFF THE LAZY BOY AND FIX A FLAW THEY OVERLOOKED IN THE FIRST PLACE. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR, BUT CHEVROLET HAD TO GET THEIR HEAD OUT OF THEIR OWN BUTTS AND REALIZE THESE WERE THE REASONS WHY THEY WERE LOSING JOBS, AND STOCKS WERE FALLING, CAR SALES WERE DOWN, AND COMPETITION WA S GETTING STRONGER. THEY SHOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THEN I MIGHT GO BACK TO BUYING CHEVROLET CARS. *AK
So now you are aware of the problem, and I will send this letter to us attorney general, Raleigh attorney general, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC newstations, consumer protection, ophra, 20/20, primetime, usatoday. Until this car is recall cause yesterday scared the mess out of me for the last time. I don’t want to get hurt or anyone else and you need to take responsibility for finding out what the problem is and fixing if can be or seeing if it can be restored.
If you need to contact me my phone number is 2523082939 cell and home is 2525372771.
I was told by white Chevrolet in Roanoke rapids in January by the sales manager when I called and informed him of the problem that if I don’t like the car that "I can get out of the car when I get back to north Carolina." and when I told one of the owner that he said and I quote "No one in our company would say that." And so he brought the sales mgr. in and he told the truth in front of my father and they told that was a demo car and that was a lie. It was rental car and that they brought only where GM dealers buy cars, which also was a lie. He said it numerous of times in front of my sales person, my mother and father. My father has brought 4 cars from them and they don’t care about holding to high standards. Cause I have called the owner and asked for him to call me back and he didn’t return my call. And the ad for the service department on TV said that they fix it right the first time, which is another lie. My car has been in numerous times for repair and still not fix.
The resolution is that I want is for them to buy back my 2007 Chevy hhr and reimburse me for my troubles and admit that they were wrong. I don’t want another GM car cause there reputation sucks. They don’t stand by there cars.

i had an appointment today with white chevrolet to fix the problem and they said due to the fact that it was a better business bureau contact they are no longer obligated to fix it . they refused to fix it and told me that if i have to get it fix i can go to emporia or any other car dealer. they sale lemon cars for demo.

thank you

loretta barnes










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RE: Send a story idea 2007 chevy hhr shuts off while driving now since the better business bureau is involved white chevrolet refuse to look at the car so if i have an accident that when they will look at it and i am not allowed back at the dealer. caus
From: Loretta Barnes ([email protected])
Sent:
Wed 9/10/08 2:50 PM
To:
[email protected]

Loretta Barnes
138 Vance Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
` 09/09/2008
2525372771
2523082939


To Whom It May Concern:
I am a 2007 Chevy HHR owner and I have had numerous problems with my car and I see that other people have had the same problems with the same car. You need to recall this car. I have sent letters to the consumer protection agency, the us attorney general, the NHSTA, Better business bureau, CNN, New York Times, Raleigh Attorney general, 20/20 and so on. I will not sending letters and telling how horrible this car is until its recall.
My car has stalled on the highway over 32 times while driving without warning, I was in front of a truck, in the left lane of a busy highway in New York, on different turnpikes and it seems that you don’t care. My gearshift has been replace I couldn’t get my key out, the remote sucks, the brakes had problems, the window has gotten stuck numerous times, and there was a leak. Enough is enough does someone has to die in order for this car to be recalled?
Does someone have to die in order for you to recall this car? I was on the highway last night and my car cut off while on a bridge and I tried to move over to the shoulder and I couldn’t turn my steering wheel to get onto the shoulder. I finally got it started and got to the shoulder. It is not like you don’t know these problems exist cause it is on nhsta website. Well if you are blonde and not aware of these problems let me be the first to tell you. I just did a search on the Internet complaints of the 2007 Chevy hhr and all of these complaints came up. So what are your plans deniability, your are dumfounded, not aware, or just don’t care? Not trying to fix or rectify the problem.

Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10234121
Summary:
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK MY TEMP LIGHT CAME ON & MY CAR STARTED SHAKING REALLY BAD. WHILE DRIVING IT CUT OFF & I HAD TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. MY CAR NEVER CRANKED BK UP & HAD TO BE TOWED. THERE WAS ALSO COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM. COME TO FIND OUT THERE WAS A DEFECT IN MY RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING COVERING IT (OTHERS MAY WANT TO CHECK INTO THIS). I HAD TO HAVE A NEW ENGINE PUT IN MY CAR IN ADDITION I HAD A FAULTY WIRE TO MY ALTERNATOR & HAD TO HAVE BOTH STABILIZER LINKS REPLACED ABOUT 4 DAYS AFTER THE 1ST REPAIR. NOW WHEN I DRIVE MY STEERING WHEEL SHAKES SO THIS WILL BE THE 3RD REPAIR. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10241207
Summary:
THE CHEVY HHR SHOULD BE RECALLED I WILL RIGHT TO MY CONGRESSMAN, NEW PAPER MY SENATOR AND EVERYONE ELSE UNTIL YOU RECALL THE CHEVY HHR FOR CUTTING OFF FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHILE DRIVING, I ALMOST GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT WHILE DRIVING AND MY CAR SHUT OFF WHEN PASSING OVER A BUMP, OR DRIVING IN FRONT OF A TRUCK AND IT JUST SHUTTING OFF, IT HAS SHUT OFF APPROX 28 TIMES AND STILL GOING STRONG AND NO ONE WANTS TO DO ANYTHING NOT EVEN GM AND OTHER GM OWNERS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM CORRODED PLUGS, FAULTY REMOTE CONTROLS KEY FOB BATTERY LOW, GEAR SHIFT HAD TO BE CHANGE, DOES SOME HAVE TO DIE FOR HELP OR BE MAULED IN A ACCIDENT. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO SOMETHING? GM DON'T CAR THE DEALER SAYS I WAS SOLD A DEMO CAR BUT IT WAS A RENTAL CAR. THEY LIE, WHITE CHEVROLET IN ROANOKE RAPIDS NC THEY NEED TO BUY THE CAR BACK AND REIMBURSE ME FOR THE HEADACHES AND INCONVENIENCE. *TR


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10237400
Summary:
BRAKE ROTOR PROBLEM. WARPED AT 25,113 MILES AND STARTED PROBLEM AGAIN AT 50,000. *TR


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10237095
Summary:
THE CHEVY HHR PLUGS ARE CORRODED AND THE BRAKES ARE DEFECTIVE. THE CAR STALLS WHEN HITTING OVER A BUMP IN THE ROAD OR NOT WHILE DRIVE AT A HIGH SPEED. NO WARNING LIGHT. STALLS 17 TIMES. *TR



Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10235874
Summary:
CHEVROLET HHR 2007 SUSPENSION AND DIRECTION ELEMENTS SEEMS TO BE DEFECTIVE OR NEEDS TO BE REINFORCED. I HAVE ONE AND PIECES HAVE BEEN REPLACED TWICE. I AM IN Mexico City. *TR




Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10234121
Summary:
DRIVING HOME FROM WORK MY TEMP LIGHT CAME ON & MY CAR STARTED SHAKING REALLY BAD. WHILE DRIVING IT CUT OFF & I HAD TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. MY CAR NEVER CRANKED BK UP & HAD TO BE TOWED. THERE WAS ALSO COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM. COME TO FIND OUT THERE WAS A DEFECT IN MY RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING COVERING IT (OTHERS MAY WANT TO CHECK INTO THIS). I HAD TO HAVE A NEW ENGINE PUT IN MY CAR IN ADDITION I HAD A FAULTY WIRE TO MY ALTERNATOR & HAD TO HAVE BOTH STABILIZER LINKS REPLACED ABOUT 4 DAYS AFTER THE 1ST REPAIR. NOW WHEN I DRIVE MY STEERING WHEEL SHAKES SO THIS WILL BE THE 3RD REPAIR. *TR

Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232672
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 HHR. AFTER BEING PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY, THE VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE BEHIND THE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN THE PREVIOUS DAY. A FIRE AND POLICE REPORT WERE FILED. THE CONTACT HAS PICTURES AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 13,000.


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232517
Summary:
I PURCHASE A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR IN OCTOBER 2007. IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP 3 TIMES FOR KEY GETTING STUCK IN THE IGNITION AND FAILURE TO START. THE DEALER HAS REPLACE GEAR SHAFT, FLOOR SHIFT. THE FIRST TIME CAR WAS PUT IN SHOP THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. SPOKE WITH GENERAL MOTORS AND FILED A CLAIM, BUT THEY WILL NOT ADMIT TO ANY DEFECT TO THE VEHICLE. MY VEHICLE HAS JUST REACHED OVER THE 40,000 MILE WARRANTY THEREFORE GM WILL NOT REPURCHASE BUT OFFERED GM OWNERS LOYALTY CERTIFICATE FOR $1700 TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF ANOTHER GM VEHICLE. JUST BOUGHT THE CAR, UPSIDE DOWN $1700 DOES NOT EVEN TOUCH THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG FOR AN OBVIOUS DEFECT AND SAFETY ISSUE WITH THE CAR. WHEN THE PROBLEMS HAPPENS AGAIN AND IT WILL IT WILL BE A LEMON. WILL USE ALL OF THE REMEDIES THAT THE STATE HAS TO OFFER.

CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10232018
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WHEN THE CONTACT ADJUSTED THE STEERING COLUMN IN THE UPWARD POSITION. THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY RESTARTED. PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT CONTROL PANEL. HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING THE DEALER TO HAVE THE VEHICLE PROPERLY DIAGNOSED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,800 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 33,100.
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10231723
Summary:
MY 8 YEAR OLD SON BECAME TRAPPED IN THE REAR SEAT BELT. HE WAS TWISTED IN THE SEAT BELT AND IT WAS CUTTING INTO HIS WAIST. THE SEAT BELT WOULD NOT COME BACK OUT TO RELEASE HIM BUT WOULD ONLY GET SHORTER AND TIGHTER ON HIS WAIST. I HAD TO CUT HIM OUT OF THE SEAT BELT. CHEVY REPLACED THE SEAT BELT AND
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10228136
Summary:
VEHICLE WAS BOUGHT NEW IN NOVEMBER 2007, AND HAS HAD A COUPLE ISSUES. WHEN NEW, THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO NOT TRACK STRAIGHT, OR WAS AT LEAST 'TWITCHY' ON THE ROAD. WITH LESS THAN 6000 MILES, THE VEHICLE DEVELOPED A NOTICEABLE 'CLUNK' IN THE FRONT END. TOOK TO THE DEALER, AND THEY FOUND A "DAMAGED SWAY BAR BUSHING", DECIDED THAT IT WAS DEFECTIVE FROM THE FACTORY, AND REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. THIS SEEMED TO FIX THAT ISSUE, AS WELL AS MADE THE CAR LESS 'TWITCHY' TO DRIVE. WITH JUST UNDER 10,000 MILES, THE VEHICLE HAS DEVELOPED A SENSATION OF HAVING A WARPED ROTOR WHEN BRAKING. ROTORS TURNED BY DEALER AND THE PROBLEM HAS GONE AWAY FOR NOW, BUT TECH AT DEALERSHIP SAYS THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10226912
Summary:
TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 CHEVROLET HHR. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE STEERING BEGAN TO MALFUNCTION. THE VEHICLE VEERED TO THE LEFT OF THE ROAD AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL. THE CONTACT AND HER SON WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, BUT WERE UNINJURED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. SHE ATTEMPTED TO NOTIFY GMC FOR WEEKS AND DID NOT RECEIVE ANY FEEDBACK. THE DEALER REFUSED TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE MANUFACTURER GAVE THEIR APPROVAL. THE VIN WAS CONFIRMED SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE CONTACT, BUT APPEARS TO BE INVALID. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 20,000
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10225134
Summary:
2007 CHEVY HHR WITH TWO SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUES. THE CONSUMER RECEIVED A RECALL WHICH STATED THAT THE ATTACHMENT NEAR THE SUN VISOR AND ROOF IS DEFECTIVE. THE SECOND PROBLEM WAS WATER GETS UNDER THE DOOR PANEL AND FREEZES WITH EVERY SNOW, RAIN, HAIL, OR MIX STORM RECEIVED. THE CONSUMER WAS UNABLE TO EXIT THE VEHICLE. *KB THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO FIX THE RECALL. *JB
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10222557
Summary:
AT 9,700 MILES, MY CAR WOULD SHAKE BAD WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED, DEALER TURNED THE ROTORS, HELPED FOR AWHILE. AT 24,000 MILES THE SAME THING STARTED, ROTORS WERE TURNED FOR A SECOND TIME. I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED, THE PROBLEM WILL MORE THAN LIKELY HAPPEN AGAIN. THANK YOU. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10216173
Summary:
I OWN A 2007 HHR (MILEAGE 10753). IT IS EASY TO DRIVE, IS ROOMY AND ECONOMICAL TO OPERATE. I HAD A VERY SCARY EXPERIENCE LAST EVENING WHILE DRIVING THE HHR ON EXPRESSWAY IN TRAFFIC. THE MOTOR SHUT OFF COMPLETELY. THE LIGHTS, RADIO, ETC CONTINUED TO WORK PROPERLY. THE WARNING MESSAGE WAS "ENGINE POWER REDUCED". I MADE IT TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE CAR WOULD NOT RESTART. NO SOUNDS, CLICKS, NOTHING. I WAITED A FEW MINUTES AND THE CAR STARTED WITH AN ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ON. I GOT OFF THE HIGHWAY AND HAD SOMETHING TO EAT. I WENT OUT AND THE CAR STARTED UP WITHOUT AN ENGINE WARNING LIGHT. I TOOK IT TO, HOLLER CHEVROLET (WINTER PARK, FL), THIS MORNING. HOLLER CHEVROLET REPLACED A CHIP (PCM) AND SAID IT WOULD BE FINE. MIKE LAING AT HOLLER REPRESENTED BOTH GM AND HOLLER WITH PROFESSIONALISM, SKILL AND DIGNITY. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10214758
Summary:
PURCHASED 2007 HHR NEW IN OCTOBER 2006. WITH ONLY 249 MILES ON THE CAR, I RETURNED TO THE DEALER AND REPORTED A LOUD BANGING NOISE FROM THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT END. THE COULD NOT VERIFY THE NOISE. SINCE THEN THEY REPLACED TWO SHIFT ASSEMBLIES, ONE STEERING COLUMN AND IN NOVEMBER 2007 THEY REPLACED THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT STRUT. THE BANGING NOISE WAS STILL THERE. NOW THEY THINK IT MAY BE THE CHASSIS TWEAKING, BUT STILL CANNOT FIND OR FIX THE THE RATTLING NOISE. ALSO THE TRANSMISSION MAKES A CLUNKING NOISE AND THE CAR SURGES WHEN STARTING IT WHILE STILL IN PARK. THE SAY THIS IS NORMAL. MY CAR HAS BEEN IN COURTESY CHEVROLET'S SHOP FOR MOORE THAN 30 DAYS SINCE I PURCHASED IT. I DO NOT DRIVE IT

Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10211692
Summary:
2007 CHEVROLET HHR WITH TERRIBLE SHIMMY IN THE FRONT END. CONSUMER STATES THAT IT ALSO HAPPENED WHEN THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED. HE ALSO STATES HIS DAUGHTER HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH A RENTAL CAR WHICH WAS A CHEVY HHR. *KB

Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10200510
Summary:
CRUISE CONTROL ON AT 70 MPH WENT UP A MEDIUM HILL THE SPEED WENT DOWN TO 65 MPH, TRANSMISSION DOWMSHIFTS, CRUISE CONTROL ACCELERATES FLAT OUT TO 75 MPH BEFORE IT RELEASES. UNSETTLING WHEN BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE. DEALERSHIP SAYS ALL HOURS ACT THE SAME WAY AND IS PERFORMING AS DESIGNED. *TR
Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10199754
Summary:
CAR STILL HAS PAPER TAGS, HAD 3K MILES AND IT JUST STOPPED WORKING THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON, ENGINE WOULD NOT IDLE AND RAN ROUGH. WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHO SAID A CRANK SENSOR WENT OUT, IT TOOK FOUR DAYS TO GET THE PART IN AND THEY HAVE REPLACED IT. WE WILL SEE HO IT GOES! *JB


Complaints Summary
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: HHR

Year: 2007
Complaint Number: 10196139
Summary:
POOR DESIGN OF THE FRONT BUMPER. THE HOLE ON THE BOTTOM WAS TOO BIG, ALLOWING DEBRIS TO HIT THE AIR CONDITIONER (A/C) CONDENSER AND RADIATOR. THIS WAS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME BUT THE FUNNY THING WA S THAT I WASN'T EVEN DRIVING THE CAR. I TURNED IT ON AND GOT THE AIR CONDITIONER GOING, WHICH WAS COLD AT FIRST. THE CAR SAT FOR A WEEK WHILE I WAS ON VACATION, SO I FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THEY WON'T COVER IT AS A EQUIPMENT FAILURE. INSTEAD THEY CLAIMED SOMETHING FLEW THROUGH IT. CHEVROLET DIDN'T PUT A GRILL IN IT FROM THE FACTORY, WHICH WOULD HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM. WARRANTY WON'T COVER IT BECAUSE IT WAS CONSIDERED A ROAD HAZARD, AND WANTED ME TO CLAIM IT ON MY INSURANCE WHICH I THOUGHT WAS INSURANCE FRAUD. I THOUGHT THEY WANTED TO PASS THE BUCK TO SOMEONE ELSE RATHER THAN RECALL ALL THE VEHICLES TO PUT A GRILL ON IT TO PROTECT IT FROM THE ELEMENTS. I OWN A 2007 HHR WITH 6000 MILES ON IT. I DIDN'T HAVE AIR CONDITIONING BECAUSE THEY WON'T WARRANTY IT, AND I DIDN'T HAVE $800 TO FIX IT. THE GM REPRESENTATIVE CAME TO LOOK AT THE VEHICLE WHILE MY WIFE WAS AT THE DEALERSHIP SO SHE GOT TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT. HE SAID WELL IT WAS NO DIFFERENT THAN A ROCK HITTING THE WINDSHIELD. I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE LAZY WAY OUT, SAYING THEY DIDN'T WANT TO PROTECT VITAL PARTS OF THE CAR, (RADIATOR, CONDENSER, ETC. BY PUTTING A SIMPLE PIECE OF MESH OR GRILL IN PLACE. THIS SHOULDN'T BE OUR JOB TO MAKE SURE IT WA S PROTECTED. ALSO, THE REPRESENTATIVE STATED WELL, IF WE GET A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT THEN MAYBE THE DESIGNER WILL RECALL IT AND FIX IT. I COULD NOT WAIT FOR THEM TO GET OFF THE LAZY BOY AND FIX A FLAW THEY OVERLOOKED IN THE FIRST PLACE. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR, BUT CHEVROLET HAD TO GET THEIR HEAD OUT OF THEIR OWN BUTTS AND REALIZE THESE WERE THE REASONS WHY THEY WERE LOSING JOBS, AND STOCKS WERE FALLING, CAR SALES WERE DOWN, AND COMPETITION WA S GETTING STRONGER. THEY SHOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THEN I MIGHT GO BACK TO BUYING CHEVROLET CARS. *AK
So now you are aware of the problem, and I will send this letter to us attorney general, Raleigh attorney general, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC newstations, consumer protection, ophra, 20/20, primetime, usatoday. Until this car is recall cause yesterday scared the mess out of me for the last time. I don’t want to get hurt or anyone else and you need to take responsibility for finding out what the problem is and fixing if can be or seeing if it can be restored.
If you need to contact me my phone number is 2523082939 cell and home is 2525372771.
I was told by white Chevrolet in Roanoke rapids in January by the sales manager when I called and informed him of the problem that if I don’t like the car that "I can get out of the car when I get back to north Carolina." and when I told one of the owner that he said and I quote "No one in our company would say that." And so he brought the sales mgr. in and he told the truth in front of my father and they told that was a demo car and that was a lie. It was rental car and that they brought only where GM dealers buy cars, which also was a lie. He said it numerous of times in front of my sales person, my mother and father. My father has brought 4 cars from them and they don’t care about holding to high standards. Cause I have called the owner and asked for him to call me back and he didn’t return my call. And the ad for the service department on TV said that they fix it right the first time, which is another lie. My car has been in numerous times for repair and still not fix.
The resolution is that I want is for them to buy back my 2007 Chevy hhr and reimburse me for my troubles and admit that they were wrong. I don’t want another GM car cause there reputation sucks. They don’t stand by there cars.

i had an appointment today with white chevrolet to fix the problem and they said due to the fact that it was a better business bureau contact they are no longer obligated to fix it . they refused to fix it and told me that if i have to get it fix i can go to emporia or any other car dealer. they sale lemon cars for demo.

thank you

loretta barnes





dv

2007 hhr lt 2.4

Front brake rotors warped at 13000 miles, and the dealer resurfaced them. They are warped again at 24000.

I received a quote to replace the rotors & front pads for $678 from the same dealer.

I have never had this issue on any car that I have owned.

Damn any good gas mileage it may get, you will pay for it in service/parts replacement.

A full size v8 vehicle has always cost me less overall. That's why I didn't sell my Mercury mountaineer.

quinn webb

I have a 2006 hhr lt2 i bought it last year with 26000 miles on, it now has 61000 on it I love it and would buy another one any day. did have to have the rotors turn that was 85 bucks and thats the only work ive done to it.

Gary King

I guess there are a few hhrs that are ok. But mine and a whole lot of others posting on sites all across the web are not alright. I think gm needs to go away...Forever. Who wants to start a class action lawsuit against them? My hhr stalls several times per day. It sounds like a covered wagon when it merely traverses a driveway. The auto lights often gets the settings wrong. I have to put something on the light sensor to turn on my dash lights, There is no other way. I did finally find out why my rotors would fry every time it rained. The sliders need to be greased. My brake pads wore to the metal on the front outsides and 50% on the insides. Totally un-even wear. That is what the grease will stop and so your rotors will work like a real car. These are just a partial list of this terrible cars problems. I hate this car. If gm built a flying car that could enter into space I would not buy it. gm is a terrible car company. I pray they do not get bailed out. Oh, my shifter broke too. So did a friend of mine. Hers broke in park. She could not get the key out. Mine broke in gear. I could shift in ANY gear at any time. The dealer said that gm was aware of the issue but only told the dealers how to install the replacement shifters. I hate gm. They truly are the lowest form of life. I am stuck with this sorry excuse for a car. You folks who say good things about your hhrs. Are you in for a shock!

kevin cleek

have a 2006 hhr with 94000 miles has bin in shop for a couple of things mainly front in gm put arm on was okay for a while had anoise on pasenger side put cv shaft in still making noise think its a bearing in trans oil leak think its by dip stick have had in shop for stearing colum raido all started around 30000 good luck with yours

Gilbert

"If you have a HHR I may be able to shed some light on the water leak in the passenger side floor board when it rains. Its a little rubber gasket" what gasket? Where?

David Rasch

I have 55,000 mi on my ORANGE Hhr. Love the car! No mechanical failures. I have an adult handicapped son and it is much easier for me to get him in and out. I did replace the tires with the Goodyear Assurance triple tread. That improved its handling. On a sad note, orange is now optional. Found this out when I looked online thinking upgrading to the best safety devices would be an advantage.

billly dickens

2005 chev hhr leaks inside front passanger door or floor board

billy dickens

2006 chevrolet hhr has leaks somewhere around passenger door. gilbert posted a message saying it was a little rubber gasket. If gilbert or any one else knows where this gasket is please let me know

Mich

I bought my 2006 HHR used in March 2007...I have had nothing but problems with this car! The radiator cracked.. the radio would stop working.. Came home late one night and couldn't get my key out of the ignition, which killed my battery.. had problem with the transmission.. the back won't open.. I've had to replace my breaks several times, rotors turned and eventually replaced.. and I had an oil leak. I regret getting into this vehicle and feel that there should be a recall.

NEMO6

I have had my SOM 2LT Auto since April 06,
No problems here, just normal maintance, every 5,000 miles, Premium unleaded gas every tank, as is recommended. 42,145 miles as of today!

shorty6364

I bought my 2006 HHR LT2 in October 2006 - has 67k miles - deove it from OH to AZ, had my dealer find me one, as they didn't have any at any dealer near my house, the dealer had one driven down the next morning from Mchigan. My sunroof has never leaked. I have never had any problems with it. The only time it has been in the shop is when my 16 yr old, would bump into another one of our vehicles. The only thing I hate about the HHR is the cloth seats.. They stain so friggin easy and I am just not a leather person, so I had to put seat covers in the car. The trade in sucks here too. So, I am stuck with it for a while, but I like the car, I can haul anything and with 67k on it, with no problems (so far) I really can't complain too much...

Bryan

We bought a 2006 hhr in may 08 with 36000 miles and we love it! It hasnt given us any problems so far we put alot of miles on it too. Great vehicle and would reccomend it to anyone.

Tu Papa buey

We bought a HHR about a year ago, I haven't had any problems with the car! I like the retro styling but it's a little miniature!
I am not the biggest guy, but man i would ve liked it to be bigger. Other than that the car is a Daggone troooper! Just my 2 cents.

I have read most of the reviews and come to the conclusions that most of reviews are fabricated. You don't drive a car that has stalled on highway 32 times. Are you stupid!!Bad driving habits. Take care of your cars and they will take care of you. Believe it or not things go wrong with cars.It is called wear and tear.

melissa opdycke

My husband bought me this car in June of 2006 200 miles on it,within the firts yr my heater quit 2 times I also heard a loud noise in the front end.My service engine light kept coming on I took it in and they couldnt find anything wrong,finally after a few yrs of doing this the light went on so I pulled in made them look (because I'm a women and I was crazy )they then come back and tell me I need a new ENGINE I only had 1600 miles on it.My radio went out 3 times they put in a new one each time,my heater has now went out 6 times.You name it the list goes on ,I finally called a Lawer and I'm taking GM to court...........I wont be back to buy agian ....This was my first new car my husbands 89 GMC Suburban is more dependable then is thing is

Paul

My wife and also purchased a 2006 HHR new in 2007. My 68' Mustang Coupe went through the snow better. I got stuck more times than I can remember, it not a winter vehicle. Stupid us, wanted to buy American and now I can say that our Subaru was a better car with 170,000 miles on it than the HHR with 10,000. Yes, the rotor had to be re-surface and the sway bar bushing soon followed. I hear that these are common problems. In times like these who can afford the up keep. Good Luck, sell it as soon as possible and buy a Honda, Toyota or Subaru.

Rita Jones

I purchased my 07 HHR in November 2007. I can't say I have had any major mechanical problems. I am afraid that they are coming. Within a week of purchasing the car the dealer had to replace the brake shoes and pads. Everytime I applied the brakes the car smelled like it was burning. There was a popping noise from the back end each time the car came to a complete stop which the dealer said was the cv joints and replaced those. I now have 30,000 miles and I am having to replace the rotors. There is a smell of rotten eggs everytime I crank the car up, I am guessing that will be the catalytic converter. Never had this much trouble with my 2003 Chevy Impala. I am stuck with this car for awhile because I am "upside down" but you can bet my next car will be a Honda.

brittany

I just bought a 2006 HHR used 29,000 miles and my front end keeps shaking. after just two months of owning the vechicle I had to put new brake shoes and roaters. And after a week of that it started again. So other than that I love my car, but I have no idea's what's going on with my front end.

John Wolf

I bought an HHR new in dec 2007 have 27000 miles on it. I have had to have all 5 doors repaired for rust at 17000 miles. New oxygen sensor,Brakes repaired at 17000 miles and now at 27000 miles the dealer says I need new brakes and are not covered by warranty.(360.00). When you turn the air condition on, it smells terrible. Dealer say he'll spray some lysol in it. This car is the poorest quality car I have bought in a long time.
I would check your doorseams as that is where they start to rust.My neighbors hhr was also repair for rust.....this whole thing has been very frustrating. Any if you have one , good luck, you'll need it!

John Wolf

Update....The dealer just installed a new steering column, due to rattling.....eeee gads

Joe

I have a 2006 HHR with 70K. I bought it used and did not have too many problems until just recently. My wife was driving home and the car started shaking real bad and the check engine light came on and she had to pull over. She was finally able to drive it home. I looked at it and went to AutoZone. They tried to pull the trouble code but couldn't get it. So I started looking at fuses. Here because of where the fuse box is mounted, every relay and fuse was loose. Pushed them all in tight and everything worked fine. I now have the oil change place check them everytime I have it in there. But now I can't get the key out and I can put it in gear without pressing the break. Not sure what is up with that. AutoZone thinks it is the park/neutral switch but it is a dealer only item. So looks like I have a repair bill to pay. Had to disconnect the battery since the lights won't go off with the key in. The battery is in the worse place. After you disconnect it and close the hatch, your screwed because you can't open the hatch back up so you have to climb in from the backseat to hook it back up.

Amanda

I have an 2006 HHR , that was working perfectly fine until yesterday. The power steering light came on and my steering wheel locked. I turned the ignition off, then it worked again for another 5 minutes before doing it again. I just took it to the dealership...WTF?

Robert Goodwin

I have a 2006 HHR.
Only issue was with rattling sound in front end. Sway bar bushings replaced. All is well.
Love the car. Would buy another one.
My son's friend calls it a "gangster car"
I love to drive it.

Shawn

I was pretty pleased with the lil 2007 HHR LT1 I bought in JUL 2007....UNTIL:

I had the same rotor/brake problem mentioned above. My brakes started chattering horribly out of no where and almost made car impossible to stop. It turned out to be some aluminum looking heat shield behind the rotor. Whatever it is made of heats up really bad and causes the rotors to warp. Thank God it was under 36,000 miles bumper to bumper warranty limit....it was at 34,800 then.

Low and behold now its at 35,440 (2 weeks later) and it left my wife, my 4 yr old son and I stranded at an intersection miles from home and rolling backwards uncontollably. The Right Front CV Shaft completely broke into 2 pieces at the hub. No hot rodding or any stresses, its cheap ass aluminum and it just plain broke.

To make things worse, Chevy dealerships here aren't open Saturday so it got towed in for nothing except to sit until Monday and a tech can "diagnose" it. Leaving me without a vehicle...and I called chevy customer service...after leaving me on hold for 1 hour, all they had to say was Sorry and go rent a car. Chevy can bite me...I've been a proud Chevy owner for 12 years now.

Will these losers just repair it and hope it makes it past my warranty so they can wash their hands of it? No wonder they are bankrupt! I hope they keep it and get me either a better ride. This car has blindsided me. Drivers beware!

Have a 2006 HHR that I love. Until now that is. It seems that I am not the only one with this problem however. The key got stuck in the ignition and wouldn't come out causing the car to stay turned on all of the time. Looked in my manual and found a way to manually release the key but had to take in for repairs. A whooping bill I did get. From the blogs I have seen many others have had this same problem. Apparently it is a safety hazard as well as an agrevation. The shifter could have been accidentally moved out of drive to neutral or even worse out of park. A crash waiting to happen. We need to complain not only to Chevrolet but to the government. Go to www. NHTSA.gov and file a formal complaint. No one will listen unless we let them know what the problem is. From what I can tell no complaints have been made to the government about the safety hazard. They have recalled the 2009 though. So where does that leave us with earlier models. You can call CHevrolet too at 1-800-222-1020. Check your owners manual for the addresses. They are in the back.

Bylinda

I have a 2006 HHR. It has some issues. First is does shake when you apply the brake. I have had the rotors and brakes checked. They are both fine. I have even bought new tires and still have the problem. I also pops when going over bumbs and sometimes you even get a knocking noise in the rear of the vehicle when you stop. Also if the car sits for more than 3 days without being cranked it has to be jumped off but don't jump it under the hood or you blow the power steering fuse. You have to jump it from the rear. Now my newest problem is you can put the car in park but the button on the gear shift will stick so if you hit the shifter it will start rolling. You have hit the gear shift to get the button to pop out.

Cheryl

I bought my 2006 HRR new in Feb. 06. It now has over 52,000 miles. I did have the key sticking in the ignition issue at about 19,000 miles, but the dealer fixed it under the warranty. I love the car and will buy another one.

Mike

2006 HHR
I bought one for myself and co signed for my son's girlfriend. Mine is a automatic I love it my kids barrowed it a lot that got me 60,000 miles on it in little over 3 years leaks no oil runs great. I replaced the pads on the brakes up front and rear were like new yet. Only bad thing is when snow gets built up, up front you get a rough ride out of it clear it out at a car wash and its fine. I have 60,000 on the same tires. And like people say they lose value fast. Paid around $15,000 before taxes and such after a little discount ended up around $18,000 something with gap insurance. Bad in a snow covered drive with up hill slant. I get over 40 mpg driving 50 on the expressway. At 70 more like 30 or so. The other HHR had several small problems Wouldn't start one time just after buying had it hauled to the dealer and bouncing on the truck it cured the starting problem. Had a loud pop noise if the radio was set loud and shut off. I would still buy another one.I change my oil every 3,000 wish I did it every 2,000 like back in the days I think it would last a lot longer.

K. Malcolm

I have an '07 HHR LT, bought it used with 38,000 on it 18 months ago. Has 67,000 on it now. Had the cheap Chevy rotors on it and they were warped, so replaced them with better quality, no problems with vibration. Remote start has died, 4 months after replacing key fob battery, still have to figure that one out, it annoying to have to use the key. And only one door has a key entry lock! What's with that? Over all though, I've done 35 mpg Woodbridge, VA to NYC and back! And get 22-25 mpg with the commute of 26 miles one-way on I95 everyday, much better than the Chevy Silverado I commuted with.

C. B.

I purchased my 2007 HHR at the end on 2006 smack brand new, and I must say I love my vehicle, and have had many complements on the color (Golden Teal). this vehicle has all the good cargo space and style just for me I LOVE MY HHR LS.

Carolina In Canada - Edmonton Alberta

I AM REGRETTING BUYING MY HHR.. AT FIRST THERE WERE NO ISSUES, THEN AT 40k THE IGNITION BROKE, THEY REPLACED IT UNDER WARRANTY. THE FRONT END POPPED, THEY SAID IT WAS NORMAL, IT'S NOT. I NOW HAVE 70k ON IT, THE WHOLE FRONT END SHAKES LIKE TICKLE ME ELMO, EXCEPT I'M NOT LAUGHING. IT IS PASSED THE WARRANTY NOW WHAT?? EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE GOING ON IT NOW. I DRIVE EVERYWHERE BUT NOW I'M LOOKED DOWN ON WHEN I WENT TO THE SHOP AND THEY CHARGE ME 125/HOUR TO LOOK AT IT! AT THE CHEVY DEALERSHIP!! I HAD MY BATTERY DIE ON ME AND I DIDN'T LEAVE ANY LIGHTS ON, THEY CHARGED ME THAT TO FIND OUT WHERE THE DRAW WAS FROM, THEY DIDN'T FIND IT. THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER WHO DROVE IT THERE ONLY HAD 5 DAYS EXPERIENCE!! I HAD TO TEACH HIM HOW TO PUT THE DOLLIES ON! IT WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE ALL TOGETHER. I'M DISGUSTED AND NEVER WILL BUY ANOTHER GM VEHICLE AGAIN!

Roger

I bought a 2006 HHr used last year and have had nothing but problems.

Front window leaks

rough idle(almost stalls)

knocking noise in frontend

Planning on sellling asap

s. womack

2006 hhr..p0010 changed oil,and getting a p0011 motor sounds good,but still shows the two codes,oil was low.now whats the problem with that?no oil on engine. cant get it inspected,and when unlocking the door, the horn goes off as if im breaking in...every now and then when putting it in gear,it some times jumps...cant find on internet the diagram of engine.does any one have any solutions.and what recall???????

CW

Let me tell you Michael Parker and whomever else looks at these posts and doesn't believe the bad... ITS TRUE

I cannot comment on the stalling, but everything else I have witnessed first hand. Forget the proper maintenance and unnecessary wear or all that... the car is crap. If you have not had problems, you are in the good half of HHRs. You're lucky

Want to own an HHR ? Looks cool huh ? Put TWO bullets in the pistol and spin it

Phil

Leaks on passenger floor are not from HHR door or windshield... if you are out of warranty and moderately handy, it is easy to fix. open hood, remove washer tube clips and 4 bolts holding on plastic cowl cover (I don't recall if you have to remove wipers, they are easy too). There is rubber cover on passenger side 18" x 6" that is supposed to seal to the cowl. I replaced mine with aluminum flashing and sealer. Or just reseal with silicone. Oh yeah replace your cabin air filter behind glove box door, gets rid of musty smell.

Ron Gibson

Ihave a 2008 hhr Lt which just turned 38000 miles, With no problems so far. Love the gas milage. Just dont like that the remote starter only lets car run for 10 min.before shutting car off.Is there anyway to set that thing to make it run longer?

hd

I've had an HHR since Sept 06 and have had little or no problems in the 60k plus miles I've driven. I got rid of the ceramic brake pads and put on old fashoned composit ones on the front right after I bought it because of the front end shake when applying the brakes and have had no shaking since. It's been a good work car for me.

Jared

Ok so I bought a 2007 HHR in August of 2009 and I bought it with under 80k miles... Today being 2/9/10 I now have 100500 miles... I have never had a problem with this car! I love it I know I can depend on it. My mother in law even bought a 2008 HHR and we both love our cars. I recommend this car to everyone. Living in California I have to commute a lot and this car saves me a TON on gas!

Heather

Bought my 07 HHR brand new with only 12 miles on it. Very little problems until now only had to have recall parts replaced and cigarette lighter insert replaced. Now at 3500 miles there is a clunking noise in the front end. Took back to Chevy as it is still under warranty. They claim the problem is the sway bar and I should have my car back in a few days.

elizabeth vargas

I purchased my 2006 HHR as a used car with less than 7000 miles on it. I have experienced the radio not playing, the dash and radio lights not working, the rear hatch not opening and just recently I had to have the gear shift replaced because the key would not come out of the ignition. This last repair was on me as although my car had only 29,000 miles on it, it was out of warranty...or at least that was what I was told.

bb

this 2007 hhr is the biggest joke. its really to bad, several problems with the warped rotors and brake pads dealership says its the way i drive
why has there not been a recall!!

dale

I purchased a 06 hhr 5 speed 2.4 in July of 06
I now have over 204,000 km or almost 130,000 miles.
The car has been very reliable.
Brake rotors do not last long and the simple cure is to replace the factory ceramic pads with organic ones. The ceramic pads put too much heat into the rotors and they warp. gm replace the rotors at 59000 km (60,000 warrenty) and then i put the different pads on. It has not had rotor problems since. The safety recall of the headliner piece is a simple folded piece of cardboard that is installed under the headliner. The loose fuses issue i found on the internet before I bought it and soon as I got it home I opened the fuse box and made sure everything was snug- never had an electrica problem at all.
I had the stabilizer bar links replace twice- just done it the second time now-They are about $40.00 each and cheap to have installed.
Big benifit is that the engine uses a timing chain instead of a belt. A belt would have to be changed at 80 to 100,000 miles (600-1000 dollars) Chain and tensioner are lifetime wear items on the ectoc engine.
I would definately buy again.

2007 2.4L LT
Dale, you said
"I had the stabilizer bar links replace twice- just done it the second time now-They are about $40.00 each and cheap to have installed." Was that at a dealer or somewhere else?

Great mileage, and I use 87 octane when premium is recommended. @ 34 on highway. Also, it is now an AWESOME winter car. Problem before was nothing but the tires. The factory tires that came on it... I thought it was just a bad car for winter. Put on some Goodyear Eagles, WOW! This car goes anywhere, and we live in an area where lake effect snow is the norm fall, winter and spring. Motor is great, plenty of pep, great factory stereo, tons of room to haul things with back seats down, we love it! Owned a PT Cruiser before, would NEVER go back. I would also buy again, next time an SS!

kimberlee

I have a 2006 chevy hhr and in the past 2 months it has died 3 times after hitting a bump in the road. I have no clue on why this happened it wasn't even a big bump or anything. the car shut completely down and I had no steering, luckily i was on the road by myself and no other cars were around when it happened.

Zerf

@kimberlee. I had an old Buick I had do that under similar circumstances. Ended up just being a loose connection to the battery. Cleaned the connection and put the cable on nice and tight and it never happened again. Could be something else but if everything is going all at once that is a good place to start.

Bambino

I HAVE A 06 HHR WITH 13.000 MILES FRIST THE GEAR SHIFT HAD TO BE REPLACE BECAUSE THE KEY WOULD NOT COME OUT THEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON THEY HAD TO REPLACE THE HEAD AND THEN Ticking nose so they replace the muffler and tail pipe. The rotor are bad..going in the shop again for Ticking noise again The hhr rotors are to small for the weight of the car. Want to but AMERICAN but it's made in Mexico go figure??? WAKE THE F--- UP AMERICA

Jessica

I bought an 08 HHR and i got into an accident 3 months after the purchase. The front passanger's seat wasn't bolted into the floor at the back and the pass. seatbelt malfunctioned.Eveyone at the accident said the car dind't look that bad, but come to find out it was totaled. It was like an aluminum can. Never again.

sandy

car keys get stuck in ignition car will start but cannot shut it off or get the keys out of ingnition towed in not sure what is wrong 2007 hhr

Tigger

as for the ones who say they dont have hardly any miles on their hhr ..mins is a 2006 with 130k miles and the only problems i've had was the door handle on the inside broke and the sway bar bushing and link thats it so i love my HHR

b

my hhr.not a bad car just having a front wheel is comming off. to it to check on my brakes was good but now it is doing the same thing .what is next? there should be a recall on it . still not fix taking it to the dealer ship today.while still under warrent. other than that i like my hHR

kathleen

HHR 06
There needs to be a recall on the gear shift! My car only has 50,000 miles and I had to replace the gear shift due to I couldn't get the key to release. I'm looking to trade it in asap.

Phil

Bought in 2005 06 HHR, first 10,000 production......
Have been throught over 2 dozen sets of brakes, front rotors defective @ 10,00 miles....Over heats badly and they cann't find the problem, car shuts down frequently, and won't start back up untill cool....been told by some dealers this is normal.....???
Radio doesn't play, or when it wants too, key always get stuck in the ignitions, surgers when started in park, very scary, don't use the remote start any more, car may run away......
Bad deal, and the car is worthless....up side down @ purchase.......

Ryan Pollock

I bought my 2008 HHR in April of 2008. before it was 2 the ignition needed to be completly replaced. here we are 8 months later and my car is stuck on the side of the road with the keys stuck in the ignition. Chevy Service Dept is run by a bunch of morons! Unreliable vehicle these days. I bought it brand New and it only has 24,000 2 yrs later. Lets not forget the brake discs were warped after 4,000 miles

Heather

So if i am having the front end noise problem and had my 2008 HHR in the shop for it before the warranty expired, will they do something now that my warranty is expired since we know its a front bushing problem?

Jennifer

Bought my HHR in June '06. Have taken in for a few warranty items, like the famous leak on the passenger floorboards. It's been a reliable car, but am just now having some issues with the rotors (about 45K miles). I have also had the ignition "lock" up. The first time it happened I called the 800 number on the window sticker. The customer service rep told me to pump the brakes til they couldn't be pumped any more, then while turning the key, try turning the steering wheel from side to side til the ignition unlocks. I had to turn the key hard (I actually thought it would break off), but it did work.

Jennifer

If you made it this far on the page, there is one thing about this car I DON'T like. The windshield is TINY. When you are first at a stop light you need to duck down to see when the light turns green. Not a problem if you are short, but at 5'7" I have a problem.

sally

This 2006 HHR that we have has the most stupidest idea for a door handle on the inside EVER!!! It is made of PLASTIC, kids snap them off constantly and I also have done this. To fix: take off the whole door panel and spend $250 for an inside replacement per door handle. Ultimate cheap design and way too easy to snap off and very dangerous as now you cannot get out of your car in an emergency (or at all) from the inside. Why should I have to roll down the window to open the door? On a new car? The car is 4 yrs old and the inside handles have broken 4 times. What happened to door handles made out of reliable and strong steel? I will NEVER buy a GM car again, unless it's a '60's or '70's or'80's. I DO NOT feel safe in any of these newer carbon copy/look alike vehicles. Bottom line??? GM cares more about it's pockets getting full than it does for the safety of the consumer. Should have gone bankrupt. These comments on this blog are so obvious that the general public is paying way too much money to test cars for GM w/o our knowledge. Sounds like the pharmaceutical companies all over again/still.

Dave

I have a 2006 HHR with 25,000 miles. I baby the car, only driver, drive it only on weekends and the love it. But to good to be true only opened my sun roof about 60 times since I bought the car and a cast metal bracket where the wind guard arm attaches snapped off for no reason while closing window forward. Looks like something that should last for the life of the window, must be made of pot metal. Window will not close gets hung up,

HHR Trouble

This car is a piece.
Rotors went out ($350.00). Leak on passenger side (cited $1000.00). Ignition problem... in my case, it wouldn't engage in park & therefore the key couldn't be removed ($400.00).
Lastly, & most troubling, something disengaged on the bottom of the car causing total loss of control. Fortunately, no injuries. Unfortunately, car wasn't totalled out.

I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone. Nor would I recommend dealing w/ a GM Dealer.

I have a 2009/. With the exception of he traction system I love mine. I just turn off the traction. I don't like a car that dictates how I drive it. It also found that it dings easily. I wish it had a better top coat. Other than that I really enjoy this. It has great pickup excellent response & I get really good mileage. Not the advertised amount but almost 30. It's a great cruising car. I like to travel so it's quite comfy.

Nice blog of Roof Insulation.
Excellent topics, I am searching online roof repair atlanta. After long searching I got this online that, ROOFER.ORG is a "full service" National roofing company and they can handle everything from a new roof installation, restoration and maintenance to re-roofs and repairs. All with the assurance that can solely come with years of experience. Every company is treated with the "personal touch" that comes from their staff. Contact today!

Tom From SOCAL

My 07 HHR has 115,000 miles and has had no problems until lately. My so called flex pipe cracked and I now have a exhaust leak. But other than that all is good. I found a fix.

dwj

I bought my 2007 in the later part of 2007 and I now have 120,000 miles on it and it is still doing great. I did have to get the made in mexico brake rotors changed out to made in china rotors and they have been good so far, but other than that it's just been regular maintenance and keep on driving. Great gas milage too. I do drive 30 to 35 thousand miles a year and this vehical has been doing a great job.

dwj

Just so everyone knows. The rotor problems the HHR's have are caused by poor steel qualities in the rotor's themselves. They are made in mexico and the quality of the steel is very poor, most of them have hard spots in them. If you start getting the vibration from the steering wheel while braking that's most likely the problem. Solution, change rotors out or have them changed and make sure they are not made in mexico. If they had been made in the USA there would be a massive recall for such poor quality.But they were not made in the USA. Most dealers will turn the rotors just so they will last a little while longer so your warranty runs out and you have to make the repairs out of your own pocket.

Tara

i have a 2006 HHR LT and i have a problem with the ignition. The key wont come out i keep having to press the relase button. Was there a recall for this problem that i missed

L.V.

I have repeated battery discharging problems with my 2006 HHR (purchased used). Requires jump starting; no mechanic can seem to fix the problem. I have had similar problems with a 1996 GMC Sonoma pickup. Sorry to see GM can't address these electrical problems and seems to be as bad as Toyota's falling star. How many more government bailouts are required, eh?

Ruprecht

I own a 2010 HHR, put 60k fairly hard driven miles on it, love the quiet cabin (for a econ car) and the stiff chassis. Only problem was right before warranty ran out, the car would freak out after taking a turn on a wet day and tell me the ESC failed and then went into limp home mode. My dealer (Alan Browne in Genoa IL) worked hard to find the cause, turns out the engine wiring harness was routed wrong at the factory and some wire damage occurred. Nice, competent people. Oh and yes the rotors were replaced (by me) with higher quality ones, problem long gone. HHR is not perfect but great for the price. The ESC works excellent, saved my life at least once so far.

Buz Bee

We bought my HHR in sept. 06. Paid if off last yr. Had some minor issues but all in all I am upto 65,000 miles and feel I could go another 65,000. Great on gass plenty of room. Hubby doesn't care for it and I believe the car knows it and only gives me trouble when he is driving it:)

Nicole

I have had my 06 HHR since December of 07.I haven't really had any main problems with it. Gas milage is great. HOWEVER! The breaks run out like every 10 months.It has recently been cutting out on me. I took it to my Uncle at Mr.Tire. He ran a check on the check engine light. I has a chip in the computer that keeps shorting out and making the car die.He told me it was on a recall list that only mechanics have access to. I'm taking this to the dealer tomorrow. I'll comment back in a couple of days to let you know if they replaced it. And yes I owe way more than this car is worth. You will find yourself backwards in it by the time you buy it. My next car will be a Toyota or something made outside of the US. Argh* Need I say more....

GEORGE

YOU THINK YOU GOT PROBLEMS,I BOUGHT A 2006 HHR NEW GOT 160THOUSAND PLUS ON IT REPLACED BRAKES 3 TIMES RIGHT FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS 3 TIMES RADIO COMES ON WHEN IT IS IN THE OFF POISTION FRONT STRUTS ON BOTH SIDES. THE CAR IS NO GOOD IN THE SNOW, SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE ROAD.

DARIN

USE CROSSED DRILLED, SLOTTED ROTORS. THEY ARE NOT MUCH MONEY AND WILL SOLVE ALL UR BRAKES PROBLEMS. HAVE HAD THEM ON MY HHR SINCE I BOUGHT IT. IT WAS THE FIRST THING I DID TO THE CAR

Mr. Jackie V Eichelberger

I have a 2006 chevy HHR; I like the style of the car very much, however I'm no longer impressed with some of it's performance. I too have some of the same problems that I'm reading some other owners are having. 1) The car just shut of in the middle of the streets, with no warning, it is still sitting in my garage where it was towed until i get the money to have it fixed, not sure what it will cost, have no warranty anymore. 2) It came with 2 remotes neither one of them doesn't work after only about a year and half, will cost $145.00 to replace and reset. 3)The front end vibrates like crazy when braking. I agree with some of the other consumers,RECALL it...I still have another year of payments I haft to make before it's paid off. It's not Right.

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