2011 Chevrolet HHR Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Chevrolet HHR

2011 Chevrolet HHR Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Engine will not crank, due to bad contact in starter circuit relay

THIS CAR HAS A RELAY FOR THE STARTER .. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE IT IS... PUSH ON ALL THE RELAYS AND FUSES ( UNDER THE HOOD ,DRIVERS SIDE, IN A BLACK BOX.. REMOVE COVER CAREFULLY ) AND YOU MIGHT FIND ONE THAT IS A BIT LOOSE .. THIS HAPPENED TO MY BRAND NEW HHR.. I HAD TO INFORM MY DEALER WHO NEVER HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM...
DO THIS BEFORE YOU REPLACE THE STARTER OR BATTERY...

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2011 Chevrolet HHR Questions

No rear turn signals, how do I fix this? Changed bulbs nothing (1 answer)

Can't find fuse, I changed both bulbs and no rear turn signals

side of door (1 answer)

when car get up to speed it has a humming noise

What would cause engine to sound as though it is trying to stay at higher gea (1 answer)

I first noticed this problem while driving on an interstate for a 2 hour trip. I noticed that even after letting off the accelerator that my engine was trying to stay in a higher gear and therefore a significant delay in the change of gears and speed reduction. Moreover it sounds as though the en...

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2011 Chevrolet HHR Recalls

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

In order to help prevent rollaway type accidents, all late model vehicles are designed so that the transmission must be in park (or reverse for a manual transmission) before the ignition switch can be turned to the "off" position and the key removed. These vehicles are being recalled because the key can be removed when the ignition is not in the "off" position, increasing the risk of a rollaway type accident. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace the ignition lock cylinder as necessary. 2 new keys will also be supplied and programmed as required.

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2011 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Good car but poorly designed. Replacing headlights is a real pain but the main problem is the brakes. I've had to have the rotors turned and replaced twice in 60K miles along with the brakes. I have heard this is a common problem for all HHR's.

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