• Jeanne and Lisa Bisson October 27, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    2011 HHR I keep reporting all of my problems to Chevy in Nashua but they refuse to agree with it all. Keep me informed and on your list.

  • Jeanne and Lisa Bisson October 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    the car gas gets stuck. the key has gotten stuck. the car keeps running when the key is out. the car starts without a key, I come out of work to find it running. the engine light is on more than off and ding ding the traction and jerking starts once again. must I keep going?”

    • Juanita Clark November 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      I’m just now starting to feel the jerk in my 2008 HHR

  • Terry ferguson November 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    My headlight wiring harnesses keep getting too hot and melting

  • Nancy Mikkelson November 19, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I have a Chevy HHR that has given me no real problems untill lately, I can’t keep the battery charged and it’s a new battery. I hoped I wouldn’t have to take it to Hammers Chevrolet in our town. It’s so expensive to have the dealer where you bought it work on it but they are the only Chevy dealership in town. I’ll have to get one of those little machines that tell you where the drain is coming from before I even take it Well, thanks alot Nancy

  • mary smith November 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    My 2008. Hhr is jerking it cuts off at every light..what do people suppose to do about this problem

    • Carl O Harris November 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Go to a nearest AutoZone, Advanced or big name auto part store and they should have a machine/computer to help identify the problem. Hope this helps.


  • susan broussard November 25, 2016 at 9:55 am

    We had to have the entire head redone, innate flaw, the valve guides fall appart. We had to have the fuel filter and fuel pump (both inside gas tank) replaced. Needs a second catalytic converter. Repalced both wheel bearings. Now shifting very rough. Need a new car but cant afford one or more car repaurs. Chevy wont help.

    • Juanita Clark November 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      I understand where you are coming from.I have been smelling gas. Took my 2008 HHR to get an oil change and they said that my gas line is rusted. I can’t afford to get it fixed, So I have to keep driving it like that.

      • susan broussard December 14, 2016 at 4:50 pm

        Be extra careful. Gas fumes are highly flamable.

      • Ingrid Burton April 11, 2017 at 10:58 pm

        Hi my 2008 rusted out as well. My mechanic replaced mine with a less expensive option. I paid 230.00 i have had it for a year now. No more gas leaks.

  • Diana A Ruiz December 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I own a 2006 chevy hhr for about 6mos now.
    LOVED my Little car & still do.
    Problems are just beginning!
    Had the ignition changed by Michael Chevrolet in Fresno, Ca no charge.
    Now when im driving the gage starts going crazy
    Saying “POWER STEERING” jerking real hard, loosing power & lock symbol comes out on dash.
    My husband no longer wants me to drive it, he’s afraid the steering wheel will lock while driving.
    I still have the ignition problem.
    I also have a son who’s beeing seen weekly for dr appts WHAT TO DO?
    Have a nice day
    Diana Ruiz

    • Obdulia January 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Diana, I own the same vehicle and Ive had it for 4 months. The exact same thing happened to me yesterday. I panicked and made it to Autozone. I am wondering if you received a reply from a mechanic on this site, as I do not see one as of yet? Diagnostic gave me a code U 0073. Also I noticed the control box has a crack on it and wires were moist from the rain.


    • Adam January 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      They use a cheap electric power steering motor! Mine went out. Luckily they have a decal on it now and reimbursed me for having to replace it two years ago. 2006 hhr is the worst car I’ve ever bought!! Bad fan control motor, bad sunroof, leaked under the glove box all over passenger floor when rained on! ( FIX for that design flaw on YouTube), solenoid in shifter box was crap and keys wouldn’t come out, traction control light coming on and it shifting so hard I was waiting for the trans to fall apart! (That was the exshaust solinoid! Replaced it and never had that problem again) car sucks!

      • Valerie Wolford February 17, 2017 at 11:04 am

        I own a 2006 HHR and mine shifts very hard also, especially when it is going into 2nd gear. My engine light is on and the code is reading a transmission speed sensor. The sensor is inside the transmission, while other cars are on the outside. Told it would cost $925.00-$1800. It sounds like the same problem you had. Did your engine light come on when yours shifted hard? Maybe I can try doing what you did to stop the problem. Hopefully that will be cheaper.

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  • Jennifer Allen December 23, 2016 at 2:36 am

    I have a 2009 HHR, I have already had the key stuck in the ignition so I drove it to the Chevy dealer and let them get it out. They fixed it because there was a recall. Now my back wiper goes on and off when I step on the brake???? What’s up with that!!! I was told my car is not grounded correctly, or not at all??? Thanks you,

  • Jennifer Allen December 23, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Also wanted to ask…has anyone had their timing chain break??

    • Selena June 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      I have a 2008 Chevy HHR SS with Turbo. My check engine light has been going off and on for several months. I bring it to the dealership and they can’t find anything wrong so they reset it. A few weeks later same thing, on and on and on. Last Thursday my car started to overheat and the light came on. I pulled over and turned the car off immediately. Waited 1/2 hour and turned it on and it cooled down but the engine light came on again. Had the vehicle towed to the dealership the next morning. They said I needed to replace the water pump, replace the thermostat, replace the variable valve timing actuator. When the took my car apart they were surprised to find my balance chain loose and needs to be replaced. Only 87,000 miles on it. I called GM and they won’t help. Will cost $3,600 to fix. Seems horribly unfair for them to not take accountability for this.

    • Cody A French August 28, 2017 at 3:13 am

      Yes I have it’s going to cost me 4600 for a new motor it ate throw the metal gid w/o any sounds like it was going bad

  • James December 31, 2016 at 1:17 am

    My 2007 HHR has 168000 miles on it. The key switch and power steering were replaced under recalls and everything works as it should. I had to have a wheel bearing and a grease boot replaced about a year ago, and the timing chain is likely next, but not because of any faults, just because it has so many miles on it.

    I’ve had one issue with it and it’s a persistent grounding issue. The stereo whines even when off, and it’s obviously a ground loop, but there’s really nothing that can be done about that without rewiring the whole stereo.

  • Karen G. January 1, 2017 at 12:49 am

    I have a 2010 HHR. It does not have a key fob. Only a Key entry on the driver’s side. The doors have locked on their own as though someone locked them from the inside. Has anyone else had this problem?

    • Tammy Tolliver July 17, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      I have not been able to unlock my 2009 HHR door. They replaced the unlock button, but it was still a problem. They gave me a key fab, and said don’t lock the doors from the inside anymore.

  • Melissa Peterman January 1, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I just started having same issue last week with my 2006 HHR. The security light was coming on when the power steering message appeared, it shifted/jerks extremely hard, clicking sound comes from gear shifter, gauges go crazy, and it acts like it’s going to die. Now instead of security light coming on its my check ingine light that stays on. I’m sitting in a parking lot now afraid to drive it because the jerking and hesitation like it’s about to die as well as engine light. I do not want to cause more damage or even cause an accident, so here I sit stranded.

    • Adam January 15, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Replace your power steering fuse! Mine did the same thing

  • DorieA February 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    i have a 06 hhr. i love it. only problem ive had was to replace wheel bearings and ball joints. normal wear. but i must say you have to keep the upkeep or one can run into lots of problems doesnt matter what car you have.

  • Tim February 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I have a 2006 chevy hhr, I picked my son up from school, came home and parked it. The next day when I got in, it wouldnt start. Just wondering if anyone else had this problem. I checked everything … All is good.

  • Kirk Henry April 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I have 2009 HHR with about 79000 miles but problems started long ago. While driving reduce power and car goes into limp mode after 2 hrs it resets like nothing’s wrong this happens with out warning dealer can’t find anything WRONG and says bring it when it happens again. How can I bring it in then? I’m nowhere near when it happens. GM needs to buy all these cars back.

    • Selena June 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      I have had my check engine light come off an on for the last 3 years and dealership can’t find anything either. GM says too bad. Now i need to replace the water pump, replace the thermostat, replace the variable valve timing actuator. When the took my car apart they were surprised to find my balance chain loose and needs to be replaced. Only 87,000 miles on it. Will cost $3,600 to fix. Seems horribly unfair for them to not take responsibility.

  • Tina Mitchell April 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I have a 2011 HHR. Doors unlock, check engine light, “service ESC”, “service traction”, “traction off” and several times now it will just shut off. I’ve taken it to a dealership three times to be repaired: tune up, repair a broken ground, replaced the transmission control module and replaced the throttle body. Still doing the exact same thing. Emailed complaints to GM and they simply don’t care. Need help in finding what is wrong with my car before I get killed on I-20

    • Kirk Henry June 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Throttle body needs to be replaced I just changed mine and problems stopped. Bought it from parts geek. Make sure to match it with the right engine 2.2 , 2.0 ,or 2.4 liter cost me 131 dollars and easy to install.

  • Darrell May 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Don’t buy an HHR I have an 08 with only 28 k miles on it, I have a list a mile long on the POS. My main problem is A\C went out already. But to make it short stay away from this LEMON!!!

  • Tammy Tolliver July 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I have a 2009 Chevy HHR, with 91,465 miles on it. I am the 3rd owner, and purchased it in February 2017. I’m having problems with it jerking While I’m driving, and am pressing the gas to go, and when I’m pressing the brake to slow down. I’ve had brakes and rotors changed. I’m wondering if it’s the transmission or just needs a transmission flush.

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