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2006 Chev HHR piece of crap

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  • harshpapaharshpapa Posts: 1
    IF YOU LOOK ON THE DOOR POST.YOU WILL FIND OUT THAT THE HHR IS
    ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO.ISN'T THAT A BUMMER,NOT EVEN MADE IN AMERICA.
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    As long as it takes me from point "A" to point "B" with no problems like mine does...that's what's important. I bought the car...not the Mexicans.
  • talker20talker20 Posts: 7
    I so agree. Even though it 'resembles' a race vehicle, it is transportation and just put my first set of brakes on at 72k. Very few problems for the abuse I put it through.. I love mine!
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    I just went to my Dealer for a "Annual Inspection" and the mechanic said that my 2010 LT2 HHR was in very very very good condition with its 21 K on it.
    He suggested a front wheel alignment and rear brake maintenance (cleaning and adjustment).
    Bought it on the 06/05/2010 and it looks and drives like new.
    Mine is black but instead of looking like a "race vehicle" my grandson thinks its a "hearse" for midgets.

    Can you imagine someone going to a Dealer and asking "Where was this car built"? There's some much more important question to ask when bying a car than...where it was built?
  • Car was purchased brand new. Leaking water began immediately and reoccured for three years before they figured it out. They told me I must be leaving my windows open in the rain. Did you ever see 3" of water on your floor? I have. Brakes replaced first time at 19,000 miles, then three more times over the next five years. I am having them replaced again tomorrow. The shaking while braking continues to this day and nothing they have done has fixed this. The dealer claimed they had never heard of any of these problems with the HHR until I found several message boards detailing hundreds of similar complaints; printed them out and brought them in. Then they took me seriously and gave me an extended warrantee to 54,000 miles. That has long expired and now at 90,000 miles I must say it has been quite a while since anything has gone wrong.
    Glad you have had good luck with yours.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    Hey petalpusher,

    I understand your previous frustrations with your HHR and apologize that you've dealt with so many vehicle issues. I am however, glad to hear that you aren't currently experiencing any problems. If there's ever anything you would like us to look into further for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. Best.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • bonnanobonnano South CarolinaPosts: 9
    I had an HHR and loved the car. Hated the quality, You HAVE to go to ChevyHHR.net if you own one of these to keep it fixed. Problem with GM as I see it is far too much of the cost of the cars are going to those who have long since stopped designing and building them. Pensions. The cutting of corners such as the door handles being "plastic welded" to the door panel is evidence of this shoddy design.

    I don't see how GM can continue as a going concern with issues like this unless they stop selling everything but Buicks and Cadillacs.

    I would buy another HHR if they were designed by and made in Ohio by Toyota workers. Great little car. All flash no substance though, Hit and miss with quality as this thread obviously proves out as well as the specific forums. :sick:
  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    Did you notice that when a car is good they stop producing it?
    End of production for the HHR = 2011 Why? ... to good.
    Mine is a 2010 2LT with 30,000 milles and no problems yet...a real cream puff. I can even say my best car within 8 cars in 38 years.
  • bonnanobonnano South CarolinaPosts: 9
    30,000 miles? Talk to me when you get 60K miles. As you can red from this thread and at ChevyHHR.Net you are the exception not the rule. There are pattern issues with the HHR (Cobalt) Sooner or later you will run into a number of these. It's to bad becasue I like the car but when I saw how the dorr handles were held on with "plastic welds" requiring the WHOLE PANEL to be replaced if a door handle broke (and they do) I saw how GM is hiding the money. How do you open the tail gate if your battery dies? ou have to crawl through the car, take a cap off the inside panel and find a latch (like the ignition key)

    Flex Pipe repair - exhaust leak/noisy ...................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php- ?t=31536

    Heater Fan- fan works only on HIGH, or inoperative - fan motor resistor possibly blown...........http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showt...t=Blower+motor

    Ignition Key Stuck - resolving a stuck ignition key............ http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47152

    Jump starting - how to jump-start properly without blowing steering fuse ............ http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showt...power+steering

    Key Fob repair - contacts worn .................................................. .....................http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=30813

    Key Fob repair - Broken battery contacts - resolder.......................................... ..http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=22641

    P0010/11 P0013/14 - Camshaft Postition Actuator Solenoid Replacement ................http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=28779

    Power Steering - died/inoperative - after jump-starting ............................ http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=660

    Power Steering - motor replacement .................................................. ................http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=31289

    Power Steering - off-site, good tech article on how it works................http://www.searchautoparts.com/motor...power-steering

    Sway Bar - Bushing replacement....................................... ................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=- 30613

    Sway Bar - Bushing Sizes............................................. ....................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.ph- p?t=38343

    Sway Bar - end Link replacement .................................................. ....................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=30205

    Strut and Shock Absorber- replacement (Front and Rear)........................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/show- thread.php?t=986

    Temperature Gauge - died showing "----" on display - A/C died................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.ph- p?t=37675

    Thermostat Replacement - P0128 code infrequently...................................... ..http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=24493

    Transmission - Hard shifting.......................................... ......................................http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?- t=28779

    Turn signal - Not cancelling .................................................. ..............................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=37- 992

    Water Leak - A/C Evaporator ........................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showt...g- ht=drain+tube

    Water Leak - pass side footwell from above heater - Butyl Patch ........................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showthrea- d.php?t=14263

    Water Leak - Sunroof drains ........................................http://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/showt...?- t=770&page=29

    Wheel Bearing (front) replacement....................................... .http://chevyhhr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=38946
  • I'll probably never see 60 K miles on my HHR because I trade my cars every 4 or 5 years (max) and never keep them over 50 K miles.
    When I trade my cars they still look and run like new and I always get the maximum value for them because my dealer knows me and he knows how I take care of my cars. They only have to put it on the lot and in a couple of days it's already sold.
    So...in 1 or 2 years it'll be traded in. To bad they don't produce the HHR anymore because I would buy another one without fear.
    P.S. I always buy my cars brand new since my first one in 1975 (never bought used) so I'm always the soul owner.
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