pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,912 miles

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2008 Chevrolet HHR brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Chevrolet HHR Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 082008


  • 2,024 miles


2008 HHR ss faulty brakes from cold start. Excessive frontal brake dust. Serviced at 2000 miles. Serviced again at 17,000 miles needing new brakes.dealership says this is normal condition. My ss model has 2 different front seats which dealership says this is normal.speed control floats, slow to respond..originally froze at 70mph. I did receive a citation for speeding cuz of malfunctioned. L/F /F and R/F tire pressure readings are reversed according to the ip. Very irate 30 year GM employee who paid cash for this mess.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 142008


  • 5,800 miles
I have a 2008 HHR ss with the 2.0L turbo engine that in my opinion has a severe brake problem. When the car starts up after being left off for a period of time the brakes do not apply pressure properly making it difficult to stop. Most times the problem goes away as the car warms up and is being driven. I took the vehicle to the dealership and they programmed the vehicles computer and told me that was the fix. They described the fix as adjusting the anti-lock brakes to compensate for the loss of pressure. This only helped slightly and now when the engine is cold if I apply pressure to the brakes I can feel the ABS pulsating and even with full pressure applied the car jerks when stopped and even inches forward when at stop lights and stop signs until the car has warmed up for at least a few minutes. I do not think the "fix" of programming the vehicles computer is adequate and when I called back about the problems after the dealership applied their fix they told me that is all they can do. They also said they have had many reported issues of drivers of the same vehicle having similar problems so it appears to be wide spread enough to constitute a permanent fix.

- Lockport, IL, USA

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