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

Average mileage: 92,440 (35,000–200,000)
4 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
11 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
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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2009 Chevrolet HHR67,000
The battery on my 2009 HHR LT slowly died and I replaced it. Car started fine with new battery for first two days after that. Day three it would not start. I can hear clicking under the hood - not exactly sure what is clicking. Checked battery with voltmeter and it's a good battery. Jump starting doesn't work. I've read about the small electric relay in the under hood fuse box but that is not what is clicking. Hmm. Before I go to the expense of replacing the starter , how do I determine that the starter is bad, or the solenoid for that matter ? Thanks for any help out there.
2008 Chevrolet HHR127,000
Car want start. I have to sit for 10 to 20 minutes to get it to turn over.
car will turn over but nothing happens but a click. i thought it was a starter relay but im not sure
2009 Chevrolet HHR35,000
In the last couple of months the car started to occasionally not turnover when you turn the key. I can hear some clicking sounds it sounds like it's from inside and under the hood. Usually after I hit the key a couple of times it will finally crank over and start right up. It did this today I tried the key twice, then I come up with an idea. I pulled the key out lock the doors with the key fab. And then hit the factory remote start and the car turned over but would not stop turning it over and never actually ran. The key remote would not shut the starter off, I put the key in the ignition and turn it to the run position and the starter shutoff. Like I said the car never actually ran. Other people are having the same problem but none of them had mentioned trying the remote start. So I don't know if it wasn't getting fuel or spark or it has something to do the anti theft system.
2006 Chevrolet HHR54,370
Will not start
2008 Chevrolet HHR200,000
no compression in cylinder #4. hasn't been fix yet.need help/
2008 Chevrolet HHR42,152
Tired.I brought new tires 4 months ag hh Chevrolet off 84 the tires look bad I had leaks and got the tires aired up at least 6 times at that location and then I had to get the tires sealed and then today I want to be there get the two tires filled drove around the corner my brake lights came on I had to go back and I said what did you guys do my brakes now the brakes are giving me problems because I don't know what they did then a lady came to Burger King and asked me did I have any problems with my car she has so many problems with her 2009 HHR she was unhappy so she got rid of it I explained to them about my experience that I have with the lady and they said its not true is there a problem with the tires thank you I believe in the beer recall
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