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2008 Chevrolet HHR Engine Problems

91 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. 17 of these members (18.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 33 engine repairs to 2008 Chevrolet HHRs--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet HHR problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 167 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet HHR engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Chevrolet HHR repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi US $190 Replaced thermostat and coolant.  
117000   Message about gas cap not sealing. Was not leaking fuel. Replaced gas cap. 
131000   Replace ignition lock cylinder due to wear. Long crank time after refueling.. every time. Solved by replacing purge solenoid. 
155700   Car would overheat in city traffic. Diagnosed as defective radiator cooling fan. 
162000   Replaced Intake camshaft variable valve timing actuator valve and solenoid. 
39500 US $112 Cylinder 1 misfire. Not covered under warranty so I replaced the coil pack and spark plug myself. 
60000   failed head gasket 
7440   Fuel relay needed to be replaced. 
9600   TSB #09126: Charge Air Cooler Inlet Duct Detachment 
14260   P0499 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent Solenoid Control Circuit High Voltage 
15500   P0499 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent Solenoid Control Circuit High Voltage again. No record of previous 'repair' which was probably just the dealer resetting the check engine light. Light was not on during visit so dealership did nothing. P0499 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent Solenoid Control Circuit High Voltage replaced for real. (Used an alternate dealership) 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

47000 mi   Car overheating, failed thermostat. 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

79000 mi US $400 The pins in the ignition lock cylinder broke. 
10000   The electronics don't work properly - they randomly fail to record or over-represent the speed/mileage/gas amount, etc. This has been happening since right after I bought the car. Chevy finally admitted there's a problem. 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

69000 mi   Thermostat replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

31000 mi   Ignition key would not turn in the ignition. Could not move out of park or turn the steering wheel so it had to be towed to the dealer. 
34000   Mass air flow sensor replaced. 
8000   Throttle Position Sensors not reporting within accepted values. wiring harness repaired by dealer per TSB 

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