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2007 Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (40%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 171 repairs.
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2007 Chevrolet HHR repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (59%)

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Chart based on 134 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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Chevrolet HHR in Arizona, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

29000 mi
Remote Door Locking mechanism failed -- AGAIN. I have an 11 year old remote that I've only replaced the battery on -- perhaps twice. I just had to go to the shop AGAIN this week because of the failed HHR Keyless Remote. 
Dec 2009

41000 mi
Power door lock on the Driver's side stopped locking the door. It did Unlock the door. The keyless remote stopped working AGAIN. This is the 4th remote I've needed now for this vehicle. My 1998 Chev Astro Van's remote is still working fine and has always been on the same key ring. The GM Keyless Remotes are GARBAGE!!!! 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet HHR in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2015
Jul 2008

19000 mi
Shift knob broke. Chrome cap on top fell off. Replaced with no problems. 
Aug 2008

20 mi
Bowtie emblem on rear was discolored. Replaced. 
Sep 2008

29000 mi
Rear Chevrolet "Bowtie" emblem was discolored. It was replaced quickly and I was on my way. 
Chevrolet HHR in Idaho, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2013
Apr 2012

39300 mi

US $60
Replaced worn sway bar end links which caused rattling from front of vehicle 
Chevrolet HHR in Missouri, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2011
Mar 2010

59000 mi

US $60
Replaced mirror switch. Sunroof cable snapped, removed wind deflector. replaced mirror switch sunroof cable snapped, removed wind deflector 
Apr 2010

60000 mi

US $700
all 4 tires, alignment 
Nov 2010

70200 mi

US $135
sunroof 
Mar 2011

76000 mi
replaced rear hub 
May 2011

78000 mi

US $7000
three separate rattles repaired, and a bracket was found to have one end broken off and was replaced 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Chihuahua, Mexico
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

17980 mi

$500
2 injectors were changed front driver tire was change too 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

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 
Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

54000 mi
Front passenger strut spring is clunking while driving over bumps and most noticeable when turning. 
Chevrolet HHR in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2015
Jun 2010

39000 mi
suspension link 
Mar 2011

46000 mi
Suspension link 
Sep 2013

67000 mi
Noisy stabilizer links. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Jun 2014

73000 mi
Struts, tie rod end and knuckle,  turn signal switch, interior door handle broke off. 
Nov 2014

78000 mi

US $170
Windshield wiper transmission broke. 
Chevrolet HHR in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

28000 mi
Intermittent wipers inconsistent and sometimes wont turn on. Outer weatherstripping no longer contacting lower part of doors. Dealer could not find problem with wipers and was told weatherstripping was not supposed to contact door bottom. 
Jan 2009

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! 
Chevrolet HHR in Alabama, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

63000 mi

US $600
they had to replace a leaking condenser 
Chevrolet HHR in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jul 2016
Jun 2016

61380 mi

C $950
Both tables had to be changed and full alignment afterwards 
Chevrolet HHR in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

100000 mi

US $30
I installed a Dorman #917-216 Variable Valve Timing Solenoid 
Jun 2017

110000 mi

US $180
The right front caliper and brake pads were replaced. Grinding noise showed up just prior to arriving at shop. 
Apr 2018

117000 mi

US $30
Replaced The Intake variable valve timing solenoid Dorman part # 917-215. Engine light was on, read code and replaced this part. 
Chevrolet HHR in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

140000 mi

US $800
Timing chain skipped one tooth on the crankshaft sprocket. All timing related parts had to be replaced. 
Jun 2013

177000 mi
Windshield wiper linkage joint on driver's side came apart due to worn plastic joint. I drilled the joint with a 3/16 bit and added a bolt with nut to secure the joint. 
Oct 2013

185300 mi

US $65
Left front wheel bearing went out. Replaced worn front brake pads at the same time. 
May 2015

213100 mi
Mode door actuator failed under dash. Air would only blow from the Defrost and Floor vents. I manually moved the door so that the air only blows from the dash cents for the summer. Will Chang it back for winter. 
Sep 2015

216000 mi

US $50
Bad fuel injector for cylinder #2. Replaced with used injector from salvage yard. MPG increased from 28 to 30 mpg after repair. 
Feb 2017

235000 mi

US $75
Water pump started leaking. Even after using the special tool (that allows changing the pump without disturbing the timing chain), the tensioner over tightened itself and the chain made noise. Had to pull timing cover to reset tensioner. 
Dec 2017

246000 mi

US $43
Blower motor was making noise. Replaced with OEM part. 
May 2018

251000 mi

US $150
Steering shaft lower u-joint seized up and caused the steering to have hard spots and not return to center. Replaced with GM shaft and all was well. 
Jun 2018

253000 mi

US $10
Driver front control arm bushing replacement. This repair got rid of the shimmy under braking that felt like warped brake rotors. 
Chevrolet HHR in Colorado, United States
- Jan 2008
Jun 2007

6000 mi
Noise in right front wheel area. Popping noise when making right turns. Dealer tech could not find cause. Nothing fixed and continues to make crack/pop noise on right turns. Rear bumper facia replaced, improperly installed at factory. 
Dec 2007

15300 mi
Headliner around sunroof is starting to fall down and sag. Velcro fasteners have come unglued which is causing the headliner to sag down. Fixed myself using epoxy as the dealer could not see the problem. Very loud noise coming from all points of suspen 
Jan 2008

16000 mi
Rear chevrolet bowtie emblem that is on the tailgate was peeling off. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

53000 mi
Sway bar cracked needs replacing 
Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Jan 2015

110800 mi

US $100
Dealer said had to replace injectors for cylinders 2 and 4. Work done at independent shop to save money. Light came back on, actually 1 and 3, dealer was wrong. Replaced those. 
Jul 2015

98500 mi

US $180
It was a sensor or actuator that was part of the variable valve timing system. Had the car back by noon. 
Dec 2016

114000 mi

US $15
The tab for the rear defogger broke. Attempted to fix with aftermarket kit. It worked for a while but broke again, will have to fix again myself. 
Oct 2017

118350 mi

US $900
replaced pads, rotors, drums and shoes replaced front control arms and rear shocks, alignment as well 
Dec 2017

119000 mi

US $150
Replace thermostat and coolant flush 
Chevrolet HHR in Kansas, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2009
Jan 2007

1000 mi
Instrument Cluster Replaced 
Feb 2007

2000 mi
Rear Glass Replaced, Defogger line did not work 
Feb 2008

22000 mi
Headliner Rattle / Support came unglued. 
May 2008

26000 mi
Shifter Interlock broken / Key stuck in ignition. Intermittent rattle from right passenger door.  
Jun 2008

28000 mi
Replace Front Left Wheel Bearing 
Jul 2008

29000 mi

US $56
Random Engine Misfire 
Aug 2008

31000 mi
Pop Clunk When going over Bump Pop Clunk When going over Bump / Intermediate Shaft Replaced 
Sep 2008

33000 mi
Engine Misfire / Fuel Injector Replaced 
Nov 2008

35000 mi
Transaxle Shaft Seal Leaking / Replaced Lubricate Sway Bar Bushings 
Feb 2009

39000 mi
Front wheel bearing replaced. Replace front sway bar bushings. Front struts also leaking and bad, but traded car instead of replacing them. 
Chevrolet HHR in Washington, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

115000 mi

US $150
Ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting. 
Jun 2018

116000 mi
Cause of fault still undetermined. 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2011
Oct 2008

16000 mi
Sunroof jammed open. 
Jul 2010

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. 
Dec 2011

48000 mi
When last had it, the HHR was becoming quite the "rattle trap." Lots of rattles, squeaks, passenger door sounds like it's going to fall off when closed. 
Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2018
Mar 2008

8000 mi
Poor gas mileage. Took in for routine maintenance, oil change. Tech loaded new update for pcm. Have not driven veh enough to know if change has made a difference. 
Apr 2008

9000 mi
Humming sound in right front of vehicle. Thought it might be flex pipe from catalytic converter. Turned out to be wheel bearing. 
Feb 2009

17000 mi
Remote start, very cold outdoor temp. Car had been driven an hour previously for a few minutes only. When started from a distance of 100 yds away could hear a distinct popping sound from exhaust and smell gas odor when approaching the vehicle. 
Mar 2009

18000 mi
Sun roof action tilt opening and closing very loud and sounded like it was hanging up. The dealership cleaned and lubed. Could not replicate sound. Weather was warm. 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. 
Jun 2009

20000 mi
Replaced a part in the steering column. That part was actually repaired correctly. 
Aug 2009

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. 
Oct 2010

35700 mi

US $258
Reinstalled regulator bolt that had fallen out inside rear driver's door window. 
Jun 2011

45000 mi

US $20
clunking noise. ordered part. in the steering assembly. 
Aug 2011

46700 mi
2nd replacement of intermediate shaft. 
Nov 2011

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. 
Apr 2012

52000 mi
AC blowing hot air. thought needed recharge. Needed all new AC condenser. 
Nov 2012

60500 mi

US $50
replaced right front control arm 
May 2014

75700 mi

US $60
Dash mounted storage bin replaced due to broken hinge. 
Aug 2015

86300 mi

US $500
Replace driver's front wheel bearing. I put new wheels on the car in August, the stock wheels kept corroding and wouldn't let the tires hold air. 
Feb 2017

97000 mi

US $1122
Replaced leaking gas lines 
Chevrolet HHR in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2018
Nov 2008

51000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear hub assembly after ABS and Traction lights came on. 
Jan 2010

78000 mi
Wheel bearing replaced. 
May 2011

100000 mi

US $150
Oil leak 
Oct 2012

120700 mi
Replaced bad starter. 
Dec 2013

136000 mi

US $400
Service traction light came on. Replaced wheel bearing. 
Feb 2015

160000 mi
Not able to shift out of park. Check engine light on. Broken part on sunroof causing a leak. 
May 2015

165000 mi

US $250
hole in flex portion of exhaust. Replaced which include catalytic converter. 
Aug 2015

171300 mi

US $300
Service traction warning. Hard shifting. Replaced both variable timing solenoids. Problem still there. Currently back in the shop 
Chevrolet HHR in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2014
Jul 2008

11000 mi
Gold Bowtie on rear hatch became delaminated and had air pockets beneath which would allow water and dirt behind symbol. Replaced with new. 
Mar 2009

18000 mi
Sunroof developed leak at the middle-rear of the glass. Took to dealer and was told the drains were plugged. Assumed repaired. Leak reappeared after rainstorm. Took back to dealer. Glass and seal on order. Car returned until parts arrive. To be continued 
May 2009

19000 mi
The work was performed and the vehicle returned. The leak was no longer present. However, the sunroof was not adjusted properly and it was not flush with the rest of the roofline. We took it back again and had that issue addressed. 
Nov 2009

27000 mi
Sunroof deflector was installed improperly when sunroof was replaced causing the left structural strut to snap when closing sunroof. Factory warranty will take care of it. Had to order parts. New sunroof deflector assembly was installed and sunroof works flawlessly now. 
Jun 2011

46000 mi
injectors were faulty. gm tech bulletin stated problem. replaced under drivetrain warranty. 
Jun 2013

67000 mi

US $320
Sunroof wind deflector side mount broke. dealer repaired. 3 hrs labor plus parts was 320 
Chevrolet HHR in Michigan, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2008
Nov 2008

32000 mi

US $25
Loud thumping in passenger front end. 
Chevrolet HHR in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2007 - Mar 2018
Mar 2012

27280 mi
Sunroof had a broken component was fixed under GM extended warranty.100.00 deductible paid. 
Mar 2014

45880 mi

C $310
Rattle front end replacement of sway bar links fixed this. 
Oct 2016

70680 mi
Key locked in on position could not shut off or remove key. Shifter worked fine so drove to dealer. Fixed for no charge under a TSB. 
Chevrolet HHR in Arkansas, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

8000 mi
Sunroof front passenger-side drain-tube leaking water into passenger front floor. Tech attached drain-tube to drain exit. Same problem, sunroof front passenger-side drain-tube leaking water into passenger floor. Tech reattached drain-tube to drain exit and secured with zip-tie. 
Chevrolet HHR in Maryland, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

22000 mi
Had to replace Heater/AC fan in cabin.  
Chevrolet HHR in Illinois, United States
Mar 2008 - Aug 2012
Sep 2009

38000 mi
Spreading surface rust on the lift gate hinge. Probably related to poorly installed OEM spoiler that's dealer installed that left iron filings. Repaired under warranty by another dealer. Rear Bowtie on hatch was replaced under warranty. The logo inside had gotten water inside of it and started to peel off. 
Chevrolet HHR in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Oct 2017
Sep 2010

35000 mi
Key fobs for remote locks and starter did not work. And blower motor made a slight ticking souund. All replaced under warranty. 
May 2011

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. 
Jun 2012

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 
Sep 2013

61000 mi
Bad Shock 
Aug 2014

68000 mi

US $278
Hub assemblies/wheel bearings 
Jun 2015

75000 mi

US $35
leaking/wet rear shock 
Oct 2017

92000 mi

US $40
Replaced right rear lower control arm bushing and ball joint 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet HHR in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2012 - Sep 2018
Jun 2013

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 
Jul 2013

120260 mi

C $540
Left front Wheel bearing Assembly $150 Left front Sway bar link MOOG $190 Left front Ball Joint MOOG $200 
Feb 2015

144460 mi

C $25
on 4 th replacement of right rear tail light bulb, they are only lasting a day or two, has been a regular small issue, but frequency is getting much worse, right head light is also becoming a frequent replacement issue. 
Sep 2015

151900 mi

C $240
Lower A Arm Attachments Both L and R 
Apr 2016

153640 mi
Replace Stabilizer bar, again. This car has a wonderful power train. and a garbage suspension on the front end. 
Apr 2017

162440 mi

C $225
Replace Pads and Disks Replace Front Ball Joints 
Apr 2018

172360 mi

C $180
Front Brake Discs and Pads 
May 2018

176700 mi

C $280
Steering rack,  Anti Sway Bar and links,  
Jun 2018

177940 mi

C $120
Rear Brakes first time normal wear, parking brake would not hold on steep incline. 
Sep 2018

178560 mi

C $300
Both coil rear springs broken, replaced. 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet HHR in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

111700 mi

US $80
The problem is intermittent. The analog and digital coolant temp gauge won't function. When this occurs the AC will not put out any cold air. The coolant sensor has been replaced yet the problem persists. 
Dec 2015

115000 mi

US $222
Check engine light comes on. The digital and analog coolant temperature gauge won't function. The AC will not emit cold air. The thermostat was replaced and now all is well. 
Jun 2016

124000 mi

US $475
Needed new struts in the front 
Chevrolet HHR in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Sep 2018
Apr 2017

231880 mi

C $200
Replaced front bearing hubs 
Sep 2017

246140 mi

C $250
Replaced both front drive axle CV shafts Replaced upper engine mount 
Dec 2017

253580 mi

C $300
Engine was slow to start, taking two sometimes three tries to start. Replaced intank fuel pump and fuel injectors and battery 
Jun 2018

269080 mi

C $85
Cleaned and adjusted rear drum brakes. Replaced front rotors and pads 
Sep 2018

276520 mi

C $36
Replaced the fuel pipe , from the tank to the steel line above the fuel tank, I had to drop the fuel cell again 
Chevrolet HHR in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

129000 mi

US $200
power steering unit failed. covered under initial extended warranty for specifically for the steering unit. paid for another failed steering module that was not covered. 
Chevrolet HHR in Alabama, United States
Sep 2017 - Apr 2018
Oct 2017

116000 mi
Power steering pump went out. Covered under warranty 
Chevrolet HHR in Delaware, United States
Apr 2007 - Jul 2012
Dec 2007 new - woodside, chrome wheels 
Feb 2009 installed aftermarket coil springs..no problems(self) found rt rear shock lking 
Chevrolet HHR in Arizona, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

89000 mi
O2 sensor wiring short. 
Chevrolet HHR in Missouri, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2012

61900 mi
worn or defective joint on length between antisway bar and strut 
Chevrolet HHR in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2010
Jan 2009

21000 mi
Driver side rear side marker light fell out of its fixture and the dealer put it back 
Oct 2009

36000 mi
Had the front stabilizer bar replaced. 
Chevrolet HHR in Nebraska, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2008

10000 mi
Bushing in air breather mount tore and allowed assembly to vibrate when idling. Replaced rubber mount bushing. 
Oct 2009

20000 mi
Experienced clunking sound in front suspension. Dealer technician immediately identified problem as leaking struts, item on TSB. 
Jan 2010

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 
Feb 2010

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. 
Jun 2010

32000 mi
Vehicle became difficult to start, poor performance and check engine light. Dealer diagnosed low fuel pressure due to pump failure.  
Chevrolet HHR in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2013
Mar 2008

38000 mi
Headliner rattle. Suspension support bracket was loose. Replaced both sides. 
Jun 2009

64000 mi
Bearings needed to be replaced on both front wheels. 
Chevrolet HHR in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

55980 mi

C $1500
the radiator broke and the fluid go on the transmission cooler and that burn the transmission 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

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!!! Car sputters and idles up and acts like it doesn't want to start after fueling up, and also the electric steering freezes up and has no power to it. I have to turn the car off and start it again in order for it to work dealer says no prob. 
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2016
Sep 2014

89000 mi

US $900
Bad valve loosing compression in cylinder #4. The head had to be reworked. Affecting computer and transmission. Replaced bad Sway bar bushings and links. 
Chevrolet HHR in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
Feb 2012

323000 mi

US $900
Replaced transmission, fixed rear main seal leak and oil pan leak. 
Jun 2012

348000 mi

US $75
Front end making noise when turning. Replaced tie-rod ends. 
Chevrolet HHR in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2013

55480 mi

C $250
code P0121 throttle body, replace throttle body 
Jul 2013

57440 mi

C $176
Intermediate steering column shaft 
Feb 2014

61380 mi

C $125
noise in supension, sway bar link kit loose 
Chevrolet HHR in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

77000 mi
Major repair needed requiring engine tear-down. GM covered all expenses. 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Chevrolet HHR in Missouri, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010

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