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2008 Chevrolet HHR Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. 21 of these members (23.1%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 18 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to 2008 Chevrolet HHRs--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet HHR problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2008 Chevrolet HHR problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

21% of the 2008 Chevrolet HHR repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 12% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 152 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet HHR paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet HHR paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 50% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, and 13% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
14260 0 Sunroof didn't always close and reopened while closing randomly. HHR letters peeling. Dealer forgot to replace. 
15500 0 HHR logo peeling that was reported to previous dealership but they forgot to replace. Replaced at alternate dealership. Roofliner rattling while driving. Everyone else can hear it except the dealership. Turning up the stereo until I can find time to fix it myself. Lost faith in GM and will never purchase another one due to poor service and reliability. 
18480 0 Sunroof closes 90% and re-opens. Button needs to be held down to close the sunroof Roof liner sagging and rattling. Dealer 'could not reproduce' but all passengers can hear it. 
28520  
Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 15000    
22000 0 Rear bowtie was replaced due to delamination 
Chevrolet HHR in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 0    
8000 0 Headline and dashboard rattles. Both were heard by technician but they could not find the source. 
108000  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 55000    
55000 0 Water leaked into the vehicle and soaked the front and rear floor boards on the drivers side. This was the 2nd occurence. First time it soaked only the rear drivers side. We thought it was due to blocked ac vent under drivers seat.  
80000  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 30000    
41000 86 Sunroof screetching on closing, 
 
Chevrolet HHR in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
17000 0 The passenger-side mirror fell out of the visor with no provocation (no picking at it or anything). The dealer replaced the entire visor. 
68000  
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 3000    
9000 0 Replaced bubbled Chevrolet "bowtie" on rear entry hatch. 
 
Chevrolet HHR in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 8000    
14000 0 Water leak into interior of vehicle caused by loose sunroof drain hose. 
37000 0 Paint peeling on roof. 
49000  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 34000    
36000 0 dealer was to replace gravel guard rt rear door changed rear chevy bowtie instead.  Fixed correct part this time, the gravel guard on the right rear door. 
66000  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 36000    
37000 0 Latch for in-dash compartment broke 
 

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