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Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (8%)

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Chevrolet HHR electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (30%)

Chart based on 47 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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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi Occasionally, all gauges stop working (only register zero) or speedometer reads 20-40 mph too high. Gas gauge goes from reading full to empty after driving 40 miles. Dealer says nothing is wrong with car. 
11000 mi I hope this will fix the ongoing problems with this car. So far the failing odometer/gas gauge problem hasn't recurred. Now there's a rattle in the steering column and the radio doesn't tune properly. I'm going to live with these, rather than try repairng 
33000 mi remote door controllers failed. batteries replaced but did not fix problem. controllers for left and right door locks were replaced. seems to have fixed the door remote problem. 
83000 mi

US $169
this is the third battery I've had in this car in 8 years. 
85700 mi

US $15
all the warning lights on the dash lighted up. cleared codes except for tire pressure. That one is permanently lit. 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

31000 mi shifter assembly replaced. key would stick in ignition. 
9000 mi Dome light defective. Fell off. Replaced full assembly. 
10000 mi Fan only worked on high setting, watercorroded electrical control, from a water leak. 
23000 mi heater fan 
23000 mi replace fan and resistor 
7440 mi Growling noise when air conditioner was on. 
8060 mi Repaired A/C growl 
19220 mi Rear wiper motor stops when it is cold. Dealer ordered a replacement. Waiting for part.  
22320 mi Rear wiper motor replaced. 
41540 mi

C $60
Blower motor seized because water in drain well area got closed up with leaves. Resistor and fuse burnt out. Had to cut fan frame to get motor out to grease bottom bearing. Adapter ring only comes with new motor. Made my own part to hold in motor.  
45880 mi

C $70
Firewall window drain got plugged with leaves. Water entered blower fan motor. Rusted bearing and motor brush assembly. Took apart fan motor re-lubed the bearing. Replaced burnt heater fan speed resistor. Had to cut motor frame to get itout 
87180 mi

C $180
Fan speed resistor broke 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

26000 mi The battery had a dead cell. A free loaner vehicle was obtained and the battery was replaced free of charge under the warranty. 
12000 mi Electrical problem in radio. Electrical problem in drivers side power window. Electrical problem in turn signal. 
27000 mi Also, had to replace turn signal switch. 
49000 mi Replaced cruise control switch. Power mirror switch replaced. 
63000 mi Replaced chafed wire in wire harness by cylinder #3 

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Chevrolet HHR Electrical Problems

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