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Chevy HHR Interior Problems



  • laserbluelaserblue Posts: 313
    I don't know if yours will do the same but I bought a 2010 HHR 2LT exactly 1 year ago and the first month...rattles like you wouldn't believe.
    Rattles from the steering colomn, the dash, the passenger's door panel,, the sunroof and from other places that I could not figure out from where they were coming from. I went to the dealer and talk to my salesman and mechanic about these rattles. They told me that it was new and that they would go away as time passes.
    Ya Right! I was so mad, insulted and disapointed by there stupid answers.

    You know more rattles. Only small rattling now ans then when driving on rough roads but these are normal I do have to drive on pretty rough roads. They where right...with time they went away. Go Figure!

    Sure hope yours will do the same.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,003
    I apologize for you concerns. Have you spoke with GM Customer Assistance? Please feel free to email me directly; please include your Edmunds user name, VIN, and current mileage.
    GM Customer Service
  • I have not spoken to GM Customer Service, but do have an appointment on Friday April 8th at Boucher Chev to look at the problem. The car only has 200 miles on it.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,003

    Please keep me posted on any information from the dealership.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,003

    Have you had the chance to take the vehicle into your local dealership? Please keep me posted.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • I'm taking it in this afternoon to Boucher Chev in Waukesha, Wisconsin to have it looked at and they told me it would take several hours. I'll keep you posted, I'm hoping they can resolve the problem.

    Thanks for your support!!
  • I will keep you posted, taking the car into the dealership service today.

  • brickred1brickred1 Posts: 3
    i have a 06 hhr LT w/every on it/turbo to. love it. the dealer is suppose to fix those problem if it's still under warranty. the key problem is bad key not cut rigth or bad key cylinder. next rattling in front, most likely broken stabilizer pin, had one replaced before last is squeaking noise, bad strut. don't us gm part, for a few dollars more get performances parts well worth the money. and everyones with wet floor. yep me to. when it rains flood city. bad sun roof design. drainage tube too small and the need constant cleanning. best way to clean is to use air or long wire and push it thought the tube. when cleanning left or right tube the left or right door must be open. the end of the tube exit on the front bottom corner of the door. i clean them 3x a yr.. with terrancal rain or your car is at a upward angle brake out the wet vac. when i know it going to rain hard, cover it up. last but not less for all you hhr haters. i'm a ex-mech, if you treat your car bad a don't take care of it you will have problems, give it a name. all my cars have a name or had a name, they never left me stranded,they broke down but they got me home.ect ...that @##!%*! ford i had. that crap left broke down every where. #2 these mech. now a day? i don't know where they got there skills from. dealer are only mech. are only out to get your money and if you don,t know you are got. i tell everyone to but a repair manual for your vehical so you can look and know what they are talking about.
  • brickred1brickred1 Posts: 3
    if you car shakes when you apply your brakes, you need new front brake rotors. all car & trucks do that when you warp your rotors. if you use your brake that heavy it's best you buy heavy duty brakes & rotors. that will take care of that problem. also if you have 17"rims and up it's a must.
    even though they are factory rims.
    got it been there done it.
  • leah5leah5 Posts: 6
    well, i have the 17" rims and wow warp city, never had a problem with driving threw water puddles before. my fiancee had a 1995 chevy camero with 20" rims and NEVER in the two years that we had it, before somene stole the car did we ever have a problem with his rotors warping. so, i don't think it's the tire size. semi's have yet an even bigger tire...and wow, there rotors don't get warped from driving everywhere....but here we are...basically being told that when it rains...leave the hhr at home in the garage/carport or somewhere where it's not going to get wet and either walk, or drive another vehicle.
    i'm at my witts end with this car and contacting a lawyer today. hopefully something will get done about these issuses that everyone is having too. :lemon:!!! :lemon:!!! :lemon:!!!
  • we have the same problen with opur hhr 2007 its sad that the care ind would let this hapen and do nothing about it i say boycot chevy!!!!
  • leah5leah5 Posts: 6
    good idea...but we have already bought our swimming pools on how can we boycot chevy?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,712
    edited May 2011
    Check this message and those before and after about a square rubber flap that comes unsealed and allows water into the air intake.

    It's under the cowling under the rear edge of the hood. To remove the cowling on my Cobalt, I had to remove the windshield wipers. That means using a puller to lift the wiper arms from the pivot after taking off a nut. Then the cowling comes off with a few plastic snap pins that you pull up. Then you're into the area where the rubber flap can be resealed with silicon or whatever you want to try.

    This message has been approved.

  • wanabewanabe Posts: 1
    This message is to anyone who is having leaking issues or anything else with the HHRs mine is 2009 only had 4625 miles on it when I bought it I have had it in the shop 5 times in the last 12 months for the water leaking through the ac and down the front firewall and soaking the floor .. this is the second time they have replaced the carpet and this time the fan motor ... mine is still under warranty evidentally they cant fix the probelm .. the Missouri lemon law doesnt apply but the federal lemon law does .. this means I can keep my car warranty intact and GM has to pay me the difference of what I paid minus what I would have paid had I known it had all these issues .. If you have had major problems and lots of repairs they dont all have to be the same issue.. Get ahold of a lemon Lawyer ... I am hoping to recoup enough money to try and trade out of this cause it sounds like there are more issues than I want to deal with with this model...
  • upset61upset61 Posts: 1
    Hi Morphoo,
    3 weeks ago I opened the driver's inside door. My handle snapped off. Obviously a fault with design and the plastic. Guess what GM wants me to buy a whole door assembly for a measly $550 before installation. This will be my first and last GM product. It runs well, however the suspension is also shot. Once I fix it, (2007) I will happily get rid of it. In 40 years of driving this has not happened once. What can you expect from a Co. that filed for protection under the creditors arrangement act while setting up shop wherever the labor is dirt cheap. They are not loyal to America why should they be shown any loyalty by the people. By the way how did U solve your handle problem short of taking out a mortgage.
  • cheif2dogcheif2dog Posts: 3
    my 2006 driver handle has broken 3 times...told them my family would sue if they didn't fix it and I was ever trapped in it...we flood here a lot.....haven't paid for a new one yet...worst cheapest hazardous piece of equipment on it...the one thing u should be able to depend on!!!! still luv my hhr though
  • morph00morph00 Posts: 4

    I took a woman's hairclip, you know the ones that are metal and flex with an inside piece and outside piece. Well the one I had had a slot down the middle, so I broke it off from the outside piece, drilled a pilot hole on each side of the break to match where the slot was, put in two 1/4" wood screws, and wrapped the whole thing in a 1/4" of epoxy putty. Expoxy putty - the stuff that you get at the hardware store where you cut a piece off and kneed it to a uniform color, just wrapped that around the break and screws, It's been a rock since. IF the whole handle has come off, that means the hinge pin part has broken off also, you may have to "invent" a new way to fix the hinge pin, before you can fix the actual break.

    Have you had any brake issues? There is a Technical bulletin out for a "slap guard that is $20 each to keep junk out from the inside of the rotors. Just found that tidbit out from Midas. Also, I just replaced the struts, broke a front left strut plate. Other than that, I like car to keep it a few more years, mileage is great! My commute is 134 miles round trip.
  • sdasda Posts: 308
    There is an aftermarket replacement handle that can be found at some of the major auto parts stores. It includes the interior handle assembly and instructions how to replace. I believe it is $65-$75. Looks factory, and no need to replace entire door panel.
  • 1emr1emr Posts: 1
    I am a new owner of an '06 HHR and notice that water drops stain the upholstered seats.
    I also am wondering if ALL HHR's are so noisey? The road noise is so loud that I can hardly hear the car radio when at full blast and yes, the windows are closed tight.
    Otherwise, I guess the vehicle is okay. I've been driving it since Jan. with no problems. It has approx. 56,000 miles on it. Though I must say, when the AC is on, the engine has no gumption at all.
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