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Chevrolet HHR repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (8%)

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Chevrolet HHR brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (44%)

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

80200 mi STABILTY CONTROL DID NOT APPEAR TO WORK. 
87000 mi

US $500
New master cylinder 
97000 mi

US $450
Replaced calipers 
124000 mi

C $300
This unit like others have posted the front end would shake badley at time I replaced the rotors with drilled and sloted rotors at 60,000 K and have no vibration problems since then the factory rotors were just to light and would warp causing the shimmey that is easy to solve 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi

US $190
Removed cleaned and lube right rear brake caliper pins. Labor 110.00, Parts & materials 73.50. All problems resolved. 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

30380 mi Extreme force needed to operate the brakes on first try after sitting over night 
3000 mi HHR SS will NOT stop at the very first stop sign in my subdivision. The brakes push back very firmly even with both feet on the brakes. 3rd time in shop for same problem. Technical Service bulletin 08--5-22-001 issued on this problem. GM & NHTSA notif 
8000 mi

US $70
Car still will not stop when first started in the morning going downhill. After that, all is well. 
35000 mi Chevy failed to install a booster pump for brakes on HHR SS's- all of them. They had to completely redo computers, wiring harness, reroute several hoses, add in a vacuum booster pump and all hardware. 
3000.0 mi rt frnt hub replaced...wires for anti lock brakes fell down and chaffed resulting in check lights..hub replaced no other problems Drivers side roof rack front cap blew off....replaced. 

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2008 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

95000 mi

US $120
Replaced hydraulics on drum both sides as well as brake shoes. Turned drum to spec. 
102700 mi

US $450
Brake fluid leak from rear drum calipers, both sides. Replaced 
103000 mi

US $16
New Rear shoes not making contact with drum. Used spoon to adjust Cable broke on hand brake at termination. Replaced clamp with aftermarket, reattached to park brake pulley 

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2007 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

149-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

162440 mi

C $225
Replace Pads and Disks Replace Front Ball Joints 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

133000 mi

US $246
replaced leaking brake cylinder seals on rear wheels 

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2006 Chevrolet HHR 4dr Wagon

143-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

117180 mi

C $434
Replaced both rear brake cylinders at the same time due to leakage causing mushy brake pedal feel. 

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