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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Chevrolet HHR

2009 Chevrolet HHR

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Maintenance -- Verified

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

Engine -- Verified

All engines Our technicians tell us that the recommended spark plug life is 100k miles. The ignition coils are mounted directly on top of the spark plugs, as a result there are not longer any spark plug wires to fail.

2009 Chevrolet HHR Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, March 15, 2009

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The shifter cable adjustment may become dislodged. This may cause the vehicle to show that it is in "Park," when it could actually be in another gear. If this happens, the vehicle may move and not be secure. Dealers will inspect the shift cable adjustment clip to make sure it is fully engaged, and will replace any shift cables that cannot be secured. The General Motors recall number is 09041. The recall began on March 24, 2009.

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, Palmyra, VA

Need to know oil filter location on engine

Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, Valencia, CA

Consumer Reports report poor brakes on the HHR. You list possibility of dirty brake fluid and replacing at 60k miles, which I don't see as a major issue. What other brake issues are there? ...

Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, Owasso, OK

I need an oil fiter wrench for my HHR 2009

33TVC, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, Silver Spring, MD

IGNITION SWITCH WILL NOT TURN THE CAR OFF,KEY IS STUCK IN THE IGNITION & WILL NOT COME OUT.

JanZ, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, Emeryville, CA

Have tried everything I can figure out but can't get the rear wiper to turn off. I'm not sure what turned it on in the first place.

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Bought brand new in 2009, Chevy HHR, LS with 2.2 and automatic transmision...The car has been a reliable vehicle and the only issue I have had is that the front struts were leaking at 36,000 miles. I replaced the struts and rear shocks at 41,000 with Gabriels. Trany was flushed at 42,000, Oil & filter changes done with full synthetic evry 6k, Front brakes replaced at 42,000 and stock firestone tires replaced at 43,000.... I do all my own work, except for any flushing... Car has been good and I only wish I bought the SS with the turbo for the extra power. Other than that I get over 30mpg on the highway and the stock remote start is a blessing in the winter.. My wife loves the car so we may get rid of the Chrysler PT for another HHR.

i HAVE HAD PROBLEMS FROM DAY ONE WITH THE AIRBAG LIGHT COMING ON ALL THE TIME EVEN WHEN NO ONE IN THE SEAT. ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE DOOR OPENING FOB WORKING ONLY HALF THE TIME EVEN WHEN NEW BATTERY IN FOB. I THINK THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THE WIRING HARNESS IN GENERAL. THER SHOULD BE A RECALL FOR THE AIRBAG PROBLEM AS IS MAJOR SAFETYU ISSUE AS AIR BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY WHEN HIT !i AM WAITING FOR OTHER ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS TO OCCUR AS IT GETS OLDER. i HAVE HAD THE CR IN FOR SERVICEON THE AIRBAG PROBLEM AND WAS FIXED FOR A VERY VWERY SHORT TIME THEN DAILY THE AIRBAG LIGHT COMES ON SERVERAL TIMES A DAY.

My wife was driving hhr today, up to today no complaints, but apparently she had to do a semi-hard brake to avoid collision which caused the roof air bags to deploy. This should not have happened she never hit anything to cause the air bags to deploy, if there was traffic this would of caused an accident all in itself. We called a lawyer tonight to see if any legal action can be taken, our insurance company also plans to take action against Chevy. This just seems to be a design flaw and an obvious safety issue.

passanger air bag goes off at random times with the passenger in the seat weighing 180 lbs they say there is no fix for this problem also have had to have the rotors turned the car has less than 25k on it ,I bought this car new i am pleased with the way it drives but would not purchase another GM product because they will not fix the problems and have even been rude

bought new put 10,000 miles on it 5 months ordered with 5 speed has great power and mileage up to 33 on highway no a/c averages 28 local handles great embarassed much sporty cars thru curves love this car

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