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2007 Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (38%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (7%)

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2007 Chevrolet HHR suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (41%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (24%)

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.

2007 Chevrolet HHR

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48980 mi wheel bearing covered by warranty but the clunk when going over bumps is still there and not covered by warranty but have been complaining about clunk since 2007 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

39700 mi

US $60
Replaced worn sway bar end links which caused rattling from front of vehicle 
76000 mi replaced rear hub 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

97000 mi

US $115
Took my HHR in 3 times for the same problem and was told the first two times thats the noise I was hearing was tire and road noise. But the third time they finally replaced the hub assembly and it fixed the problem!!! 
186700 mi

US $65
Left front wheel bearing went out. Replaced worn front brake pads at the same time. 
37000 mi Left front swaybar link bad it had been making noise for about the last 800 miles. The dealer replaced it. The wiper issue had gotten worse and the dealer finally replaced the multi-fuction lever/switch. Problem solved! Finally! 
45880 mi

C $310
Rattle front end replacement of sway bar links fixed this. 
29000 mi

US $600
Both front struts leaking shock oil heavily. Had to replace them both at a cost of $600. The car only has 29,000 miles, this shouldn't have happened. 
43000 mi

US $550
In for PA state inspection, R/R sway-bar links. I was not aware of a problem. Also installed new tires plus 4 wheel alignment. The cost of the tires are not in the repair cost. 
52000 mi

US $350
Replaced both front strut assemblies and rear shocks and springs. Both front struts were leaking and would not pass PA State Inspection. Replaced rear springs and shocks at same time, though no problem with the back. Also alignment 
61000 mi Bad Shock 
68000 mi

US $278
Hub assemblies/wheel bearings 
75000 mi

US $35
leaking/wet rear shock 
32000 mi

US $25
Loud thumping in passenger front end. 
39000 mi suspension link 
46000 mi Suspension link 
67000 mi Noisy stabilizer links. Replaced under extended warranty. 
73000 mi Struts, tie rod end and knuckle,  
28000 mi Replace Front Left Wheel Bearing 
31000 mi Pop Clunk When going over Bump Pop Clunk When going over Bump / Intermediate Shaft Replaced 
35000 mi Lubricate Sway Bar Bushings 
39000 mi

US $75
Front wheel bearing replaced. Replace front sway bar bushings. Front struts also leaking and bad, but traded car instead of replacing them. 
9000 mi Humming sound in right front of vehicle. Thought it might be flex pipe from catalytic converter. Turned out to be wheel bearing. 
18000 mi Hear rattle in steering column, driver's side. Thought might be bushings in sway bar. Turned out to be lost screw in mud flap. This fixed. Still hearing rattle. Two problems found in steering. One fixed. Other part ordered. Not sure which. 
20000 mi Replaced a part in the steering column. That part was actually repaired correctly. 
23000 mi Still hearing "old" rattle. This time head of service rode in vehicle and heard what I was hearing. Was play in left side suspension. 
45000 mi

US $20
clunking noise. ordered part. in the steering assembly. 
47000 mi 2nd replacement of intermediate shaft. 
49500 mi Replaced worn stabilizer link on left/driver's side. Had reported "clunking" sound. Was taking to service when involved in accident. While in for body work tech identified exact issue. After return of veh, service techs fixed problem. 
60500 mi

US $50
replaced right front control arm 
86500 mi

US $420
Replace driver's front wheel bearing. 
78000 mi Wheel bearing replaced. 
136000 mi

US $400
Service traction light came on. Replaced wheel bearing. 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

119660 mi

C $600
Replace Right Wheel Bearing Assembly Rubber Bushings or mount replaced Struts, would be another $600, not yet done Dry and Noisey 
120860 mi

C $540
Left front Wheel bearing Assembly $150 Left front Sway bar link MOOG $190 Left front Ball Joint MOOG $200 
151900 mi

C $240
Lower A Arm Attachments Both L and R 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi installed aftermarket coil springs..no problems(self) found rt rear shock lking 
89000 mi

US $900
Replaced bad Sway bar bushings and links. 
63000 mi worn or defective joint on length between antisway bar and strut 
38000 mi Suspension support bracket was loose. Replaced both sides. 
64000 mi Bearings needed to be replaced on both front wheels. 
20000 mi Experienced clunking sound in front suspension. Dealer technician immediately identified problem as leaking struts, item on TSB. 
25000 mi Continued problem with suspension clunking noise following replacement of both struts, both strut isolators, both tie rod ends, both stabilizer links and intermediate steering shaft 
26000 mi After sending vehicle to two shops and GM regional service support suggested several repairs that did not remedy, GM suggested the shop look at lower control arm rear bushings. Replaced and fixed noise. Left side was culprit. 
36000 mi Had the front stabilizer bar replaced. 
348000 mi

US $75
Front end making noise when turning. Replaced tie-rod ends. 
57440 mi

C $176
Intermediate steering column shaft 
61380 mi

C $125
noise in supension, sway bar link kit loose 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR Suspension Problems

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