Hello...I am new to this forum and am really hoping someone can give me some advice on a BIG issue I am having with my 2008 HHR LS. I bought it brand new..and I live in Ontario Canada. We get a LOT of snow and freezing weather here. My front doors freeze shut solid.
The doors actually bent...when opening them from the build up of ice in the hinge area. Warranty covered it last year...and it was great ..till this year...did it again..and again they are going to cover the work. However...I have a feeling it will snow again next year...so (warranty will be done by then)I will likely need to have it done again and again and again..etc. Does anyone have a fix for this????
How ridiculous is it that a car is designed like that then sold in a place where snow is so predominant??? GM said they will have it fixed for me over the next month or so...but I would rather ...a real fix..if someone can suggest one.
They did say at customer service that there is no fix...but if one comes along..they would let me know. I love this car ..but this is a serious design flaw that needs to be addressed. Would be forever grateful if I could get some input. I would love to be able to make a suggestion..to the body guys when I take it in..I wonder if some sort of drainage could be drilled in the running board(just under the door where the water/snow builds up and freezes). Or perhaps looking at the weather stripping in the windshield area(which stops right above where it seems to freeze)...could be extended so any moisture doesn't fall into that area and freeze.
Ideally a warm cozy garage would be the answer...but I don't have one...So an actual fix would be AWESOME Thanks Margo