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2009 Chevrolet HHR Engine Problems and Repair Histories

56 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. 12 of these members (21.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 12 engine repairs to 2009 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 2009 Chevrolet HHR problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Chevrolet HHR problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

16% of the 2009 Chevrolet HHR repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 43% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 77 repairs.

2009 Chevrolet HHR engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Chevrolet HHR engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 86% cost between $100 and $499, and 14% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 7 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.

2009 Chevrolet HHR

Engine not specified

Chevrolet HHR in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 79000    
79000 0 Check engine light on, had cracked head and faulty ignition module 

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2009 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 4000    
21000 0 The ignition cylinder locked up. My car was stuck running. They had to pull the battery and fuel relay to turn it off. It took them a day to get my car back to me. 
28000 0 The ignition cylinder was recalled. Too bad it already locked up on me once. I feel so much better about my car to have the redesigned part in there now. 
38000 0 The flex-joint failed between the manifold and catalytic converter. The catalytic converter assembly was replaced under the emissions warranty. 
 

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2009 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 99000    
174000 277 Replaced exhaust flex pipe from back of engine to catalytic converter. 
196000 375 Replaced both valve timing actuators. Car was running rough because of amount of fuel being dumped was more than needed resulting in less MPG. 
 
Chevrolet HHR in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 82000    
85000 400 Replaced ignition switch due to occasional inability to remove key. Also checked out a separate issue with the exterior doorlock; it has twice failed to unlock the car & we had to break-in with help of AAA. Didn't make repairs cause of cost. 
Chevrolet HHR in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 14000    
36000 0 Check Engine light due to engine misfire 
38000 0 Rebuilt cylinder head due to carbon build up 
Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 15000    
47000 200 Key in ignition switch could not be removed, and would not turn to shut the engine off. 
89000  
Chevrolet HHR in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 39000    
40000 245 Started the car and drove to the gas station and was unable to turn the car off. the key would not rotate in the ignition lock. Drove to the dealer and they removed the lock and replaced it with a new unit keyed to match my existing keys. 
41000  
Chevrolet HHR in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 23000    
46000 650 broken ignition switch 
48000  

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