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2008 Chevrolet HHR Engine Problems and Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. 26 of these members (28.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 32 engine repairs to 2008 Chevrolet HHRs--an average of 0.4 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.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Chevrolet HHR problem descriptions below.

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 151 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet HHR engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet HHR engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 41% cost less than $100, 41% between $100 and $499, 6% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

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.
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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 Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 8000    
100000 190 Replaced thermostat and coolant.  
117000 12 Message about gas cap not sealing. Was not leaking fuel. Replaced gas cap. 
131000 262 Replace ignition lock cylinder due to wear. Long crank time after refueling.. every time. Solved by replacing purge solenoid. 
155700 479 Car would overheat in city traffic. Diagnosed as defective radiator cooling fan. 
162000 50 Replaced Intake camshaft variable valve timing actuator valve and solenoid. 
 
Chevrolet HHR in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 17000    
39500 112 Cylinder 1 misfire. Not covered under warranty so I replaced the coil pack and spark plug myself. 
55000  
Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 23000    
60000 0 failed head gasket 
 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
7440 0 Fuel relay needed to be replaced. 
9600 0 TSB #09126: Charge Air Cooler Inlet Duct Detachment 
14260 0 P0499 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent Solenoid Control Circuit High Voltage 
15500 0 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) 
28520  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 13000    
47000 0 Car overheating, failed thermostat. 
53000  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 8000    
79000 400 The pins in the ignition lock cylinder broke. 
108000  
Chevrolet HHR in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
10000 0 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. 
68000  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 64000    
69000 0 Thermostat replaced 
 

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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
Jun 2008 5000    
31000 0 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 0 Mass air flow sensor replaced. 
 
Chevrolet HHR in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 6000    
8000 0 Throttle Position Sensors not reporting within accepted values. wiring harness repaired by dealer per TSB 
 

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