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2008 Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (7%)

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2008 Chevrolet HHR body repair cost distribution

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Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

4000 mi Wire harness opening in firewall not sealed in production, causing major leak. 
5000 mi Carpet mildew treatment required due to previous leak caused by factory defect. 
8000 mi Headline and dashboard rattles. Both were heard by technician but they could not find the source. 
14260 mi Sunroof didn't always close and reopened while closing randomly. HHR letters peeling. Dealer forgot to replace. 
15500 mi HHR logo peeling that was reported to previous dealership but they forgot to replace. Replaced at alternate dealership. Roofliner rattling while driving. Everyone else can hear it except the dealership. Turning up the stereo until I can find time to fix it myself. Lost faith in GM and will never purchase another one due to poor service and reliability. 
18280 mi Sunroof closes 90% and re-opens. Button needs to be held down to close the sunroof Roof liner sagging and rattling. Dealer 'could not reproduce' but all passengers can hear it. 
28720 mi Sunroof has been leaking since replaced under warranty at the GM dealer. GM Dealer won't fix so a local shop reinstalled it properly. 
22000 mi Rear bowtie was replaced due to delamination 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi Water leaked into the vehicle and soaked the front and rear floor boards on the drivers side. This was the 2nd occurence. First time it soaked only the rear drivers side. We thought it was due to blocked ac vent under drivers seat.  

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

41300 mi

US $86
Sunroof screetching on closing, 
14000 mi Water leak into interior of vehicle caused by loose sunroof drain hose. 
37000 mi Paint peeling on roof. 
9000 mi Replaced bubbled Chevrolet "bowtie" on rear entry hatch. 
17000 mi The passenger-side mirror fell out of the visor with no provocation (no picking at it or anything). The dealer replaced the entire visor. 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

36000 mi dealer was to replace gravel guard rt rear door changed rear chevy bowtie instead.  Fixed correct part this time, the gravel guard on the right rear door. 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi Water leak in drivers floor board. It turned out to be the wiring boot between the front fender and the drivers side door. It was fixed. 
37000 mi Latch for in-dash compartment broke 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR Body Problems

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