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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,612 miles

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2006 Chevrolet HHR accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 152007


  • 10,000 miles


The car has had the A/C fan motor replaced at least 4 times, each time it was damaged by a water leak. The dealership replaced motor once while under warranty but stated they could not find/fix the leak. This was a lie because it is a common problem with the butyl patch, easily found in the most basic internet search. The door handles are made of the cheapest plastic, driver's side interior door handle broke off. There is water leaking into the rear driver's side floorboard with no cause yet found. The worst part of this is the Chevrolet dealership where I purchased the vehicle not completely fixing the leak problem during the warranty period, then charging me to fix it again after the warranty had expired. Now I can't even get them to return my phone calls regarding the recall repairs they are required to do.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 142013

HHR 4-cyl

  • 79,836 miles
January 14, 2013 the vehicle was taken to ourisman Chevrolet of bowie for blower not working for heat or defrost. I was told their was a short in the blower resister. It was replaced and I paid $225.34 then, on September 2, 2014 same problem occurred. Took back to same dealership and was told same problem. However, it was after 1 year warranty so I had to pay $181.68 to fix. On December 10, 2014, had to bring car in again for same problem. This time it was covered under warranty. I was told there was an additional part that was needed to be fixed and it would cost $454.43. Ourisman told me if I did not get this part the blower motor would eventually go again and stop working. I don't understand how you can fix a part three times and not have the knowledge to replace the "motor" that makes it work. I also asked if these parts have been recalled. They said no. On that same day, I called GM to see if they could assist in having both parts repaired at no cost. They refused. So ourisman fixed the resistor. On February 3, 2015 (very cold) the system would only work on low speed. On February 13, 2015 no fan for heat or defrost. On February 16, 2015 I called GM to explain my situation. They stated since the car is a 2006 there is nothing they can do and its up to the discretion of dealership. I have not contacted the dealership yet because I do not have the money to pay and my hope is NHTSA will assist me with this ongoing problem and provide insight about the parts in question.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 032010


  • 41,000 miles
HVAC blower motor quit. No means of clearing windshield fogging with blower inoperative. Could smell that something was hot or had burned under the ip.

- Fenton, MI, USA

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