2009 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

2009 Chevrolet HHR Reviews and Owner Comments

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2009 Chevrolet HHR (7 Reviews)
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The front passenger seat belt tightens up cinching passenger against the seat. Very hard to get the belt unbuckled. We were quoted a price of $140.00 to buy the part to fix the problem, also the belt has always been hard to unbuckle. But I love our HHR it is sporty and fun to drive.
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
Higher than expected wind noise at highway speeds and side wind deflection is more than my KIA. Would appreciate better acceleration to cruising speed. Otherwise we are satisfied with the HHR.