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2006 Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 279 repairs.

2006 Chevrolet HHR repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (51%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 74 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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2006 Chevrolet HHR

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Chevrolet HHR in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

22000 mi
Front stab link replaced 
Chevrolet HHR in Alabama, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

37000 mi
HHRs have a chronic rattle in the steering column caused by excessive clearance in the shaft ujoint. GM will replace that section of the shaft assembly twice, but acknowledges to servicetechs it,s a design fault with no correction planned. 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

47740 mi

C $700
worn bushings sensor light on steering assist motor failed 
Chevrolet HHR in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

41000 mi
They replaced both front axles due to a TSB out about a clicking noise when you put it in drive or reverse. 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Maryland, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2016
Jun 2010

98000 mi

US $800
worn out left front wheel bearing. replaced with oem part. changed original transmission oil with oem oil, replaced original spark plugs with oem replacement 
Sep 2010

108000 mi

US $500
the chrome started to peel off of the factory wheel, then the wheel started to leak air thru the porosity of the wheel. the dealer wanted $750 for a replacement wheel..OUCH i bought 4 nice aftermarket wheels off of EBay for $450 
Sep 2011

128000 mi

US $850
cost was a rip off, i only went to the dealer because i am also having some other issues with the front end, might but after the the cost for replacing pads and rotors, cleaning drums, i will not go back to the dealer and will find a local mechanic 
Nov 2011

130500 mi

US $290
CEL, replaced solenoid, $92 to diagnose. Also found that front end shimmy due to scalloped tires, replaced tires (not in total), rides much better. 
May 2013

163700 mi

US $600
front rotors are constantly warping, had them dealer before and the cost was outrageous, replaced front rotors & pads, rear drums & pads, adjusted rears 
Nov 2014

188300 mi

US $2000
wanted to keep the car,complete suspension r:shocks,drums,pads. f:bearings,struts,disks,pads,tires,18" wheels,brembo upgrade finally got rid of front end shimmy after 9 years, rear drums were egg shaped.still needs steering shaft noise fix 
Chevrolet HHR in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2007 - Feb 2009
Oct 2007

14000 mi
Intermittent wipers not working properly or consistently. Dealer had previously told me it was "known" problem and ordered parts. This time I was told that there was no such known issue, no parts were ever ordered, and they could not duplicate problem so Back emblem had delaminated. Replacement had supposedly been ordered from previous visit, but such was not the case. They took one off of new vehicle to replace mine. 
Jan 2008

17000 mi
Car occasionally won't start 
Mar 2008

18000 mi
Car's electronics occasionally go dead - as if there is no battery. Jump start works sometimes; push start always works. Dealer replaced starter. I commented that if is there is no power to open the doors, the starter is probably not the problem. ... 
May 2008

20000 mi
Same occasional "dead" problem. Fine CSR (from other dealership location) had tech friend who found service bulletin. Parts were ordered; appointment made; but local techs decided car did not need the parts. Nothing was done, so expect problem to recur. 
Jun 2008

20000 mi
Door restraint bar had cracked sheathing and was replaced. 
Jul 2008

22000 mi
Again addressed occasional dead/no start problem. Corporate involved. Level of attentiveness much improved. Replaced ignition switch. They're not sure this is the fix, but it was best guess. Month has passed, but problem only once every 3 mos on average. 
Oct 2008

24500 mi
10/2-10/6 Dealer again tried to repair intermittent problems. Replaced BCM computer. Result was no fix, but new problems. Took car again from 10/9-10/15. Reprogrammed and replaced other module. Results to be determined over period of time. 
Nov 2008

26000 mi
Same problems recurred, so October repair also was a failure, and new problem created - mileage down 20%. GM involved again cuz nobody knows what to try. All my dealer contacts fired-again, so starting again with new person. I am pushing for new car. 
Jan 2009

27000 mi
New service manager and general manager neither has any idea what to do, so we are negotiating an arbitration for a replacement vehicle. 
Feb 2009

27000 mi
Dealer took one last shot at fixing recurring "no-start" problem, but found nothing. Reached agreement to get me into new vehicle. Transaction is complete and I will add vehicle here. 
Chevrolet HHR in Kansas, United States
Apr 2006 - Jun 2016
Feb 2007

36000 mi
Windshield cracked. Dealer said it was due to an impact. I have read that the windshields on these autos have experienced an unusual tendency to crack whit out any apparent cause. Dealer was not forthcoming with me regarding this information 
Sep 2009

93000 mi
SES light. GMTechlink: camshaft reluctor that has moved on the camshaft usually due to heat (but not in my case). Only cure new camshaft. http://www.sandyblogs.com/techlink/ 
Jun 2010

106000 mi

US $120
The flex pipe connecting the header to the cat had developed a leak. The shops I spoke to indicated that the dealer was the only place to find a replacement because of the 5 speed manual. 
Apr 2011

114000 mi
Sway bar links 
Jan 2013

141000 mi
Oil leak from the block. Am not able to find the source or fix. 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

35960 mi

C $623
New Radiator, Complained to GM about no lower grill as every other GM product has a lower grill except the Cobalt and HHR which have the same chasis. lots of 3rd party mfg's have a lower matching grill. GM did not warranty as a small stone punctured it. 
Jan 2009

43877 mi
Catalytic Converter Replaced. Hole in flex pipe. Covered under warranty. 
Mar 2009

44804 mi

C $398
Frnt Rgt Wheel Bearing. Not warrantied. Warranty is only 3 yrs or 60,000km. No discount. I will never buy GM again. Dealer said they couldn't do anything for me. No good will. Warranties changed in '07 to 5 yr 160,000Km. Got it done privately 4 50%  
Jul 2009

50840 mi

C $281
Wiper linkage replaced on passenger side wiper, stopped working. Driver side was still working properly. 
Jan 2010

59520 mi

C $315
Thermostat went! 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2012
Dec 2010

64000 mi
Clunking in right front strut area 
Chevrolet HHR in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2008 - Jul 2014
May 2010

53000 mi
Continuing electrical problem - resistor blows out on A/C. Successful, but this is a multiple repeat repair. 
Mar 2011

59000 mi
Blower motor resistor blows once or twice a year. 
Jun 2011

63000 mi
Headlight shorting out. Dealer repaired again. 
Chevrolet HHR in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2012
Dec 2010

60000 mi

US $70
Indications of exhaust and intake cam solenoid failures. 
Jan 2011

61000 mi
Replaced 4) injectors, reprogrammed based on TSB and Codes P0171 and P0300. Now after approx. 800 miles codes and trouble lights have returned. Requires re-diagnosis. 
Chevrolet HHR in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

60000 mi
Catalytic converter rusted/corroded 
Chevrolet HHR in Maryland, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Mar 2009

43000 mi
Bad thermostat caused the check engine light to be activated. Struts and steering rod replaced. 
Oct 2009

54000 mi

US $110
Front sway bar bushings replaced 
Nov 2009

55500 mi
The exhaust pipe adjacent to the catalytic converter split open causing a leak. 
Feb 2010

60000 mi

US $300
New front brake pads. Resufaced rotors. 
Dec 2010

75000 mi

US $100
Replaced MAP sensor 
Mar 2011

79000 mi

US $255
Front sway bar links repaired/replaced 
Apr 2011

79000 mi
Needed bushings when sold--cannot remember which type. 
Chevrolet HHR in Wisconsin, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

27000 mi
Bad right sway link end, covered under warranty 
Chevrolet HHR in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

39000 mi

US $50
key could not be removed from ignition. Problem was with the shifter sensor not showing the transmission in Park. Dealer replaced shifter mechanism and the sensor. 
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2014
Aug 2010

71000 mi

US $700
Replaced shocks and struts 
Oct 2013

124000 mi

US $338
Code P0010..Intake and exhaust timing solenoid and camshaft position sensor. $210 parts, $128 labor. 
Chevrolet HHR in Central African Republic
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

52080 mi

$150
P0i02 maf sensor - replaced P0449 vent solenoid-replaced 
Chevrolet HHR in Georgia, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

172000 mi

US $230
AC/ Heat Blower motor and upper cover replaced. Motor failed due to water leak from upper cowl. 
Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2016
Feb 2009

81250 mi

US $45
HVAC blower resistor 
Apr 2009

84684 mi

US $31
thermostat 
Jun 2015

213000 mi

US $75
Code for downstream O2 sensor. Replaced both upstream and downstream sensors 
Chevrolet HHR in Alberta, Canada
- Oct 2006
Oct 2006

13020 mi
Sunroof switch, express close function did not work properly 
Chevrolet HHR in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

1000 mi
Remove rattling sound from headliner. 
Chevrolet HHR in Saskatchewan, Canada
- May 2009
Oct 2006

3100 mi
Bad fuel injector. 
May 2009

29760 mi
Electric power steering assist gone. 
Chevrolet HHR in Missouri, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Jan 2015

143000 mi

US $50
Thermostat quit working. 
Chevrolet HHR in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

71000 mi

US $250
Clunking in front due to stabilizer links worn out. 
Mar 2015

88000 mi

US $200
Replaced both front hubs and bearings. 
Dec 2015

93000 mi

US $300
Replaced struts, rear shocks and sway bar links. 
Chevrolet HHR in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2013
Mar 2009

106000 mi
Cracked transaxle housing with fluid leak. Exhaust leak at flex joint in pipe containing catalytic converter. 
Apr 2009

106000 mi

US $700
Replaced transaxle with salvage unit with 10,000 miles 
Jan 2010

127000 mi

US $1000
some part of crankshaft broke and object created hole in crankcase leading to oil being evacuated from crankcase 
May 2010

135000 mi

US $200
Original alternator failed 
Jun 2010

137000 mi
replacement rebuilt alternator died after 2 weeks of use 
Jul 2010

139000 mi

US $599
Turns out that the alternator was damaged by the power steering motor going bad. Unclear if the first alternator was ruined the same way. Power steering motor replaced. Replaced steering column which fixed power steering. But car continues to blow power steering fuse. Will need further diagnoses. 
Aug 2010

140500 mi

US $325
wire incorrectly run to fuse block should have been run to battery terminal. Unknown when this wiring error occurred but may have been from factory. 
Jan 2011

148000 mi

US $170
Check engine light came on and stayed on. Used code reader which reported either failed catalytic converter or downstream O2 sensor failure. Replaced O2 sensor since catalytic converter was replaced aprx. 18 months ago. Clrd code prob. gone 
Sep 2012

198000 mi

US $150
replaced worn rotors, drums and shoes 
Mar 2013

207000 mi

US $300
Replaced frozen alternator and tensioner pulley assembly 
May 2013

213700 mi

US $115
Serpentine belt broke while on trip. Belt was recently replaced along with alternator and tensioner. 
Chevrolet HHR in Maryland, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

62000 mi

US $1201
replaced LF hub assembly, $417.75 parts & labor Replaced front struts, mounts & bellows. Parts & Labor $783.34. Parts were KYB Excel. Repair cost included 4-wheel alignment and rear brake adjustment. 
Apr 2012

66300 mi

US $157
replaced front sway bar bushing, parts,labor, tax 
May 2013

83000 mi

US $339
Install new liftgate latch, parts & labor 
Jun 2013

85000 mi

US $148
Replaced worn OEM sway bar end links. Installed Moog K750012 Sway Bar Links with grease fittings. Parts & Labor 147.74. 
Jun 2014

96000 mi

US $150
evacuate system and recharge A/C refrigerant and oil 
Jul 2014

97000 mi

US $533
Check engine light and traction control light and hard shifting. Diagnostic codes P0013 and P0014. Dealer replaced intake and exhaust camshaft actuator solenoids and cleaned throttle body. Engine air filter was also replaced. 
Jun 2016

128000 mi

US $377
Found leak at AC condenser. Replaced condenser with new condenser. 
Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

56700 mi

US $340
Car would not downshift. Replaced a sensor. 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Sep 2015
Dec 2012

96100 mi

C $1100
Front end rattling over bumps; wheel bearing and suspension repaired 
Jan 2013

97300 mi

C $360
Driver side windshield wiper transmission motor replaced. 
Dec 2013

114700 mi

C $200
Front brake pads worn. 
Aug 2014

125240 mi

C $150
Bar end links replaced. Intake and exhaust solenoids replaced as service engine light and traction light was present causing hard shifting, especially into 2nd gear. 
Chevrolet HHR in Ohio, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2012
Mar 2011

58000 mi

US $85
Replaced rear shocks 
Chevrolet HHR in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

50000 mi

US $300
The passenger side front wheel bearing was replaced at approximately 50k. This repair was performed in August 2009. A noise was discovered at 35k but diagnosed by the dealer as uneven tire wear. We replaced the tires at 45k and the noise persisted. 
Jun 2010

75000 mi

US $235
Steering wheel was shuddering while driving. Brakes need to be cleaned and rotors turned. 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2006 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

26994 mi
Replaced right front stabilizer link. Under Warranty. 
Nov 2007

32860 mi
Vibration during braking. Rattle in front suspension Replaced steering linkage. 
Jan 2008

34720 mi
Door mechanism to control how much door open broken. Ordered part, still haven't fixed rattle in back of car suspension, maybe next visit. 
Feb 2008

35340 mi
Rear passenger strut assembly replaced. 
Chevrolet HHR in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2006 - Oct 2012
Feb 2008

38000 mi

US $600
Warped rotors (again), brake pads (again). This time GM made me replace at my expense, even though it has been a recurring issue with most HHRs. 
May 2008

40000 mi

US $1150
Door locks on driver's side of car stopped working. BCM was flashed and found to be defective. Replaced BCM. Problem solved. Cost of BCM 500.00 "Failed inspection because of divet in windshield. Windshield had to be replaced. 
Sep 2009

59000 mi
Wind deflector on sunroof broke. Wanted $1700.00 plus 8 hours labor to fix it. I replaced it with a $50.00 plastic wind deflector from the local autoparts store. 
May 2012

105000 mi

US $100
Sway bar linkage broken on right side 
Chevrolet HHR in Kansas, United States
May 2006 - Feb 2009
Mar 2007

7000 mi
Would not release key when in park; replaced safety switch; may have also adjusted shifter; is an issue as reported on another forum. 
Chevrolet HHR in Indiana, United States
Jan 2007 - Apr 2008
Oct 2007

31000 mi
shifter assembly replaced. key would stick in ignition. 
Dec 2007

33057 mi
MAP sensor replaced - traction control light comes on when accelerating hard on a curve or from a stop. traction control system disabled due to code C0561 in PCM code. P0106 also stored in system. 
Jan 2008

35000 mi
same problem as before. t/c light came on after accelerating hard vehicle runs rough and shifts hard. dealer replaced transmission control module and reprogramed powertrain control module. 
Chevrolet HHR in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2010
Jan 2009

40000 mi
Could not be shifted from park. Shifter replaced at no cost to me. 
Apr 2010

65000 mi
Running light seemed to be missing.-----had fallen off and was in the "hole' Pulled forward and plugged in. 
Sep 2010

75000 mi

US $450
Electrical problem. 
Chevrolet HHR in Arizona, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2016
Jun 2007

4000 mi
Pulls right before and after alignment. Finally adjusted steering to center. 
Sep 2007

9000 mi
Dome light defective. Fell off. Replaced full assembly. 
Jun 2008

10000 mi
Water on front floor. Fan only worked on high setting, watercorroded electrical control, from a water leak. Another appointment for in depth water leak search. Printed up 4 pages of tsb's and 10 pages of customer comments on water leak results from "HHR Forum". Presented to service tech. They spent 1 1/2 days "repairing. Hopefully all is well. 
Feb 2009

13000 mi
Sunroof screen support broke. Compass located in rear view mirror sticking. 
Aug 2010

15000 mi
battery dead, switch in tramission shift replaced 
Mar 2012

23000 mi
heater fan 
May 2012

23000 mi
replace fan and resistor 
Jun 2014

27000 mi
replace both front strut ASMS, 4 Tires and alignment. 
Sep 2015

30000 mi
replace strut upper brackets. Loose. 
Chevrolet HHR in Arizona, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

3000 mi
Ignition would not release key. 
Chevrolet HHR in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2007

39000 mi
Securing clip for wind deflector on sunroof broke during normal operation. This caused the sunroof to improperly seal upon closing. Auxillary glovebox open button broke. 
Jun 2007

39000 mi
Securing clip for wind deflector on sunroof broke during normal operation. This caused the sunroof to improperly seal upon closing. Auxillary glovebox open button broke. 
Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Feb 2006 - Jun 2011
Nov 2006

11700 mi
Replaced running boards because pads wavy 
Jul 2008

26000 mi

US $75
Brakes squeeling. They warranted grinding costs of rotors, I paid for pads Rear Chevy Gold Emblem looks like water got in and destroyed it's appearance. New one put on 
Jun 2009

36000 mi
A clunking noise when going over bumps. They replaced the Stabilizer Shaft Links on both sides. ABS light on and brakes weird. They replaced wheel bearing and hub. Key will not come out. Shifter failed. replaced control assembly, and Floor shift. Common Problem. Should be a Recall. 
Aug 2009

38000 mi

US $120
2nd time in less than a year. Think thats a little soon 
Sep 2010

55000 mi

US $560
3rd time brakes have gone bad. sorry ass excuse that heat and cold of area does this. hmmmmmm not to my other 2 vehicles. 
Chevrolet HHR in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

39000 mi
Key will not turn to lock position when car is parked after driving. Out of warranty, to expensive to repair. You have to restart car and move it back and forth to be able to get key out. 
Chevrolet HHR in Washington, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

50000 mi
Variable valve timing actuator solenoid replaced. 
Chevrolet HHR in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2006 - Jun 2016
Nov 2006

7440 mi
Growling noise when air conditioner was on. 
Dec 2006

8060 mi
Repaired A/C growl 
Sep 2007

19220 mi
Rear wiper motor stops when it is cold. Dealer ordered a replacement. Waiting for part.  Front suspension made thumping noise when ridding over road bumps, cracks and bad pavement. Dealer fixed it. No problem now. 
Jan 2008

22320 mi
Rear wiper motor replaced. Drivers seat belt did not retract properly. A replacement was ordered. No cost under warranty. New seatbelt retractor installed. 
Jul 2009

37820 mi

C $40
Replace front brake pads. 
Jan 2010

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.  
Jun 2010

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 
Jun 2011

53320 mi

C $140
The wheel tables rattle/thump. The bushings were changed, most of the noise disappeared but there is still something else rattling when driven over street cracks. 
Dec 2012

68820 mi

C $550
One side of bar broke off. Repaired by welding broken end pieces together rather than replacing for a new part. Too labor intensive to install new part [engine sub frame needs to be dropped to slide in new part]. Shocks leaking and car unstable on road. Replaced shocks Table bushings. Constant thumping.The new bushing helped but there is still rattling noise. Fedup learn just to live with it. Replaced tie rods to help to reduce the rattling noise. Helped a bit. Less noise traveling through steering wheel. 
Jul 2013

73760 mi

C $600
Lower driver side table 
Apr 2015

87180 mi

C $180
Wiper arm broke Fan speed resistor broke 
Jul 2015

89680 mi
My inside door handle cracked at a stress point. I ordered a part from RockAuto.com and I installed it myself. 
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

25000 mi
sunroof deflector broke and jammed the window, had to replace unit. 
Aug 2008

27000 mi
Slow or no start , they said it was the pos. battery was loose...it did not repair my HHR 
Chevrolet HHR in Georgia, United States
Apr 2006 - Dec 2009
Oct 2006

15000 mi
Loose driver side interior door panel. 2 clips were replaced. 
Sep 2007

28000 mi
Sunroof air deflector would not close. Clip attaching deflector to sunroof track broke. 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet HHR in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2015
Apr 2007

9000 mi
A/C growl. 
Nov 2008

28000 mi
HVAC blower quit working, blown fuse in BCM. 
Feb 2009

32000 mi
HVAC fan was making noise. Fan motor replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2012

84000 mi

US $600
Ignition COntrol Module Thermostat 
Jul 2013

95000 mi

US $35
Downstream O2 sensor. 
Aug 2013

96000 mi

US $137
Had a P0240 code, hoped the downstream O2 was the problem, had to replace the cat. 
Jun 2014

108000 mi

US $75
MAP sensor 
Oct 2014

112700 mi

US $75
Upstream O2 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Arizona, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2005

250 mi
Replaced inside windshield sunvisors.(Mirrors falling out) 
Feb 2007

8412 mi
Replaced leaking left rear shock absorber. 
Apr 2007

9342 mi
Replaced Shifter Assy. Ignition key had been sticking. 
Sep 2007

11063 mi
Replaced A/C tube and hose. A/C had been making growling or whining sound previously. 
Chevrolet HHR in Indiana, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2016
Oct 2006

16000 mi
squeaky drivers seat and oil change 
Nov 2009

69000 mi

US $163
Broken interlock pin in auto shifter. Entire shifter must be replaced. Common problem with the HHR and Cobalt. 
Mar 2010

73000 mi

US $100
Interlock pin in the shifter broke again and I just had to pay labor and the dealer bought the part. 
May 2012

110000 mi

US $59
Inside door handle broke. I put in a new one. pretty easy. 
Mar 2013

126000 mi

US $150
had a brake job and tire rotation done. replaced the rotors were too thin to resurface. 
Sep 2014

140000 mi

US $65
needed new pads on the brakes 
Dec 2015

149000 mi

US $251
BATTERY AND STARTER WENT OUT 
Chevrolet HHR in Missouri, United States
- Jun 2007
Jun 2007

52258 mi
horn replaced due to weak sound and alignment corrected 
Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Oct 2014

184000 mi

US $85
Lost use of drivers side headlight low beam, connections checked and fuse replaced. 
Dec 2014

184000 mi

US $85
front inner driver's door handle replaced. being made of plastic, it had worn out and literally broke off. right rear light in bumper, left front turn signal 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2014
Oct 2012

115000 mi

US $560
Leaking rear main seal 
Feb 2014

131500 mi

US $85
Power steering motor failing intermittently, evidenced by loss of power and message on the DIC. Key off and back on normally resulted in resumed operation. Easy self repair, unit installed under dash on steering column. 
May 2014

133000 mi

US $1170
Exhaust leak near catalytic converter, which I noticed because of the sound. Also, check engine light. O2 sensor and catalytic converter replaced. 
Jun 2014

134000 mi

US $405
Symptoms: Power door locks locking/unlocking, power steering quit/"POWER STEERING" displayed on DIC, speedometer to zero, air temperature zero, transmission will not shift out of 1st, check engine light. Transmission Control Module replaced 
Aug 2014

137000 mi

US $536
Open circuits found in fuse block. Culprit turned out to the the fuse block (UBEC) connector, which was repaired manually. 
Nov 2014

139000 mi

US $788
Alternator failed. Not surprising after 139000 miles! $475 for an alternator I could have gotten for $120 at O'Reilly, plus $312 labor... that was a surprise. 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Feb 2006 - Sep 2010
Jun 2006

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. 
Feb 2007

65000 mi
Shifter linkage was replaced due to the fact that it would not allow the ignition key to be removed from the ignition. The shifter could be worked back and forth into P and it would then release key. Linkage replaced and no further issues. Covered by exte 
Jan 2009

129000 mi

US $250
I had to have the front passenger side wheel bearing assembly replaced. $175.00 for the part, $50 labor, plus taxes. Considering the mileage on my vehicle, I'm still extremely pleased with it's performance with so many miles on it. 
Chevrolet HHR in Iowa, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

159000 mi

US $450
Intermittent power steering failures 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Mar 2006 - Jun 2011
Dec 2006

24000 mi
Replaced whole stick assembly came home earlier and needed to turn the HHR around to park Him and key wouldnt come out. tried everything, even undoing the side enough to see if there was a problem and couldnt see anything wrong. So S 
Nov 2008

63000 mi

US $306
I took it in at 29,000. No result. Took it back at 36K. No result. Finally at 63 the drone was so bad, used letter from GM for extended warranty. Wheel bearings found bad, not on the letter. I had to repair them myself. Normal here lately. 
Jul 2010

90000 mi

US $50
Replaced alternator. 
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

116000 mi

US $350
Worn link and torn boot 
Jun 2014

122000 mi
Replaced the ignition switch under the recall. The car would shut off if you just touched the key. But it never shut off by itself. Now the old key still works in the ignition and the door even though they changed the lock mechanism. 
Feb 2015

132700 mi
The plastic sunroof support broke and I couldn't close the roof panel. I took it to the dealer and was told it would be at least $1200 to repair. I found a way to close it and will not have it repaired because of the cost. 
Mar 2015

134000 mi

US $700
Replaced front wheel bearings, they were very noisy. 
Chevrolet HHR in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

11345 mi
Steering Column replaced Shifter replaced Squeak in driver's seat eradicated 
Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2012
Jun 2010

48000 mi
Sunroof glass rattling. 
Chevrolet HHR in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Jun 2010

32000 mi
intermittant t/c light goes on also check engine same thing. 
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Apr 2006 - Sep 2012
Oct 2006

12000 mi
Electrical problem in radio. Electrical problem in drivers side power window. Electrical problem in turn signal. Both lower control arms had to be replaced. Hood needed to be re-aligned and paint touched up as well. 
Mar 2007

26000 mi
Rotors had to be turned for some reason. Also, the electrical system was acting funny. 
May 2007

27000 mi
Driver side wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Also, had to replace turn signal switch. 
Jan 2008

41000 mi
IGNITION SWITCH HAD TO BE REPLACED. ROTORS WARPED FOR THE SECOND TIME. NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY SO REPLACED THEM MYSELF. RUBBER STRIPS ON RUNNING BOARDS DELAMINATING FROM SUBSTRATE. 
Jun 2008

49000 mi
Steering column safety shock replaced. Crack in pipe coming off exhaust manifold to converter. Replaced cruise control switch. Power mirror switch replaced. 
Dec 2008

57000 mi
Drivers side door handle mechanism repaired. 
Jun 2009

63000 mi
Replaced chafed wire in wire harness by cylinder #3 Steering column malfunction. Replaced with new one. Throttle body gasket blown. Was replaced. 
May 2011

101000 mi

US $600
Had to replace the ECM. 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Jan 2008

12900 mi
Repaired short in wiring to shifter control switch. Problem, Doors would not lock when shifted into gear, harsh shifting transmission. 
Dec 2008

26000 mi
Check engine light, replaced thermostat. Noise in front end, struts leaking, replaced both front struts. 
Dec 2009

34000 mi

US $223
Bad fuel injector, replaced under warranty, replaced other 3 injectors per bulletin, reprogrammed computer.  
May 2012

39500 mi
Bad o2 Sensor 
Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

52000 mi

US $525
Auto transmission selector wouldn't go into park and had to be replaced.  Keyless entry fob malfunctioned - battery holder broke off and it stopped working. Bought new one on ebay, dealer charged $ 75.00 to program.  
Chevrolet HHR in Mississippi, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

52000 mi

US $204
Car would jump when changing gears-they could not find problem, so ran cleaner thru transmission, this worked until January. 
Jan 2009

54000 mi

US $349
The gear jumping continues, and a new noise appeared-the shop determined that it was a wheel bearing. This was repaired-which took care of the new noise, but the gear shifting problem still exists.  I took it to another place and had jets cleaned ,helped. 
Chevrolet HHR in Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

58000 mi

US $119
power steering motor replaced that should be a part of a recall. 
Chevrolet HHR in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Nov 2010

50200 mi
My car developed a leak, everytime it rained the passenger side floor was soaked, the heater motor is rusted out and needs replacing. Warranty doesn't cover water leaks, got it fixed privately. Gm Canada and Gmpp don't care about customers. 
Chevrolet HHR in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

49600 mi
Electric power steering gave error message in driver information centre. Looked up on web and found there was a recall for same problem. Replaced electric motor. Flex pipe rusted through at motor. Had to replace whole pipe back to catalytic converter as it is all 1 piece. 
Aug 2011

53280 mi
The handle broke off of the glovebox making it impossible to open. had to buy whole glovebox as the latch mechanism does not come separately.  
Sep 2013

74400 mi

C $50
Cracked manifold 
Nov 2013

77500 mi

C $81
Previously was told by dealer that car had a cracked exhaust manifold, this shop found that the bolts on the right hand side were loose 
Dec 2013

78120 mi

C $100
Replaced sway bar links 
Mar 2014

79980 mi

C $170
Replaced rotors and pads on front brakes as they car would shake when stopping 
Nov 2014

86140 mi
Had metalic rattle near drivers rear wheel. They removed a Heat guard that had rusted through and become loose. 
Jun 2015

91760 mi
My gauges and message centre quit working. I tried restarting the car a couple of times. Still did not work. Checked fuses and all of them were fine. Left the car to check the internet for help. came back and it worked. 
Jul 2015

92360 mi

C $987
Replaced struts and swaybar links as the front end would clunk each time it hit a bump no matter how small. Also replaced front tires and did front wheel alignment 
May 2016

99660 mi
The transmission started banging each time it shifted gears 
Chevrolet HHR in Washington, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2013
Dec 2011

63000 mi

US $120
Reprogram anti-theft system. Engine wouldn't crank 
Dec 2012

75000 mi

US $3800
Burned exhaust valves 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

117180 mi

C $434
Steering would move side to side when brakes applied. Tie rod bushing worn out. Replaced both rear brake cylinders at the same time due to leakage causing mushy brake pedal feel. 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
Feb 2011

55800 mi

C $326
replaced left front wheel bearing Replaced left front sway bar link.  
Sep 2012

74400 mi

C $480
Replaced right front hub 
Chevrolet HHR in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

62000 mi
Had to change driver side headlight. Had to remove the plastic wheel well cover with wheel cranked all the way to the right. Could not see the headlight during removal or install. Had a mechanic friend do it because I was frustrated. 
Feb 2011

64000 mi
Leaking front struts replaced. Lower Control arm bushings replaced. Steering column replaced 
Jul 2011

70000 mi

US $400
Ignition coil and module both went bad. Ext. Warranty only covers the ignition coil not the module (under the electrical portion of the Chrysler Group Service Contract)I paid $100 deduct for coil and full price for module. 
Dec 2011

79000 mi

US $160
Water was leaking on passenger floor during hard rain.It was a bad seal on the butyl patch which is under the hood and below the windshield area. I found the TSB after a long search online. I had to give it to the dealer myself.I had to pay. 
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Dec 2006 - Sep 2015
Jun 2012

96000 mi
Replaced transmission control module 
Dec 2014

121000 mi

US $87
O2 sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1. Heating Element bad. replace O2 sensor 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet HHR in Alabama, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

36000 mi

US $45
Loud noise in fr suspension. 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

29000 mi
Steering column rattled at low speeds. New steering column put in car. 

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