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PONTIAC G6 - 2009 PONTIAC G6 Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 445 complaints filed for the 2009 PONTIAC G6

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2009 PONTIAC G6. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2009 PONTIAC G6, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Engine And Engine Cooling (7) Power Train (26)

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: BRAKE LIGHTS

9/7/2016 - LECLAIRE, IA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G6. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS ILLUMINATED, WHICH MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR OTHER DRIVERS TO KNOW WHEN THE BRAKES WERE ACTUALLY APPLIED. THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE FAILURE CAUSED THE CRUISE CONTROL TO MALFUNCTION WITHOUT WARNING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 113,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/18/2016 - PITTSBURG, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G6. WHILE DRIVING, THE TRACTION INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS DID NOT ILLUMINATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V25200 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

8/18/2016 - PITTSBURG, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G6. WHILE DRIVING, THE TRACTION INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS DID NOT ILLUMINATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V25200 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: BRAKE LIGHTS

8/18/2016 - PITTSBURG, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G6. WHILE DRIVING, THE TRACTION INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS DID NOT ILLUMINATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V25200 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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STEERING

8/3/2016 - KENTON, OH
I HAD POWER STEERING LOSE ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND THEN IT JUST HAPPENED AGAIN YESTERDAY. WHEN I SHUT THE CAR OFF IT LIKE RESETS AND THEN IT'S FINE I ALSO HAD A FRIEND OF MINE TEXT ME AND TOLD ME THAT MY BRAKE LIGHTS WERE BACKWARDS WHEN I WHEN I WAS BREAKING THE LIGHTS WERE OFF WHEN I WAS DRIVING AND MY BRAKE LIGHTS WERE ON. I HAVE ALSO ALWAYS NOTICED THAT MY CAR SHIFTS WEIRD SOMETIMES WHEN I'M PASSING IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE I CAN GET UP TO SPEED. I HAVE ALSO HAD TROUBLE WITH MY PASSENGER FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR SINCE I'VE HAD THE CAR. I BOUGHT MY CAR AND 2010 IT WAS ONLY A YEAR OLD WITH VERY FEW MILES. RIGHT NOW I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 81,000 MILES ON IT. WITH ALL OF MY INCIDENTS WITH THE POWER STEERING AND BRAKE LIGHTS I HAVE BEEN IN TOWN DRIVING ALL WERE IN MOTION. IN TOWN DRIVING HAS PROBABLY BEEN ABOUT 35 MILE AN HOUR I WOULD NEVER WANT TO EXPERIENCE OR HAVE ANY OF THESE ON THE HIGHWAY.

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ENGINE

8/3/2016 - KENTON, OH
I HAD POWER STEERING LOSE ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND THEN IT JUST HAPPENED AGAIN YESTERDAY. WHEN I SHUT THE CAR OFF IT LIKE RESETS AND THEN IT'S FINE I ALSO HAD A FRIEND OF MINE TEXT ME AND TOLD ME THAT MY BRAKE LIGHTS WERE BACKWARDS WHEN I WHEN I WAS BREAKING THE LIGHTS WERE OFF WHEN I WAS DRIVING AND MY BRAKE LIGHTS WERE ON. I HAVE ALSO ALWAYS NOTICED THAT MY CAR SHIFTS WEIRD SOMETIMES WHEN I'M PASSING IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE I CAN GET UP TO SPEED. I HAVE ALSO HAD TROUBLE WITH MY PASSENGER FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR SINCE I'VE HAD THE CAR. I BOUGHT MY CAR AND 2010 IT WAS ONLY A YEAR OLD WITH VERY FEW MILES. RIGHT NOW I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 81,000 MILES ON IT. WITH ALL OF MY INCIDENTS WITH THE POWER STEERING AND BRAKE LIGHTS I HAVE BEEN IN TOWN DRIVING ALL WERE IN MOTION. IN TOWN DRIVING HAS PROBABLY BEEN ABOUT 35 MILE AN HOUR I WOULD NEVER WANT TO EXPERIENCE OR HAVE ANY OF THESE ON THE HIGHWAY.

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SERVICE BRAKES

8/3/2016 - KENTON, OH
I HAD POWER STEERING LOSE ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND THEN IT JUST HAPPENED AGAIN YESTERDAY. WHEN I SHUT THE CAR OFF IT LIKE RESETS AND THEN IT'S FINE I ALSO HAD A FRIEND OF MINE TEXT ME AND TOLD ME THAT MY BRAKE LIGHTS WERE BACKWARDS WHEN I WHEN I WAS BREAKING THE LIGHTS WERE OFF WHEN I WAS DRIVING AND MY BRAKE LIGHTS WERE ON. I HAVE ALSO ALWAYS NOTICED THAT MY CAR SHIFTS WEIRD SOMETIMES WHEN I'M PASSING IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE I CAN GET UP TO SPEED. I HAVE ALSO HAD TROUBLE WITH MY PASSENGER FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR SINCE I'VE HAD THE CAR. I BOUGHT MY CAR AND 2010 IT WAS ONLY A YEAR OLD WITH VERY FEW MILES. RIGHT NOW I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 81,000 MILES ON IT. WITH ALL OF MY INCIDENTS WITH THE POWER STEERING AND BRAKE LIGHTS I HAVE BEEN IN TOWN DRIVING ALL WERE IN MOTION. IN TOWN DRIVING HAS PROBABLY BEEN ABOUT 35 MILE AN HOUR I WOULD NEVER WANT TO EXPERIENCE OR HAVE ANY OF THESE ON THE HIGHWAY.

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SERVICE BRAKES

8/2/2016 - JEFFERSON HILLS, PA
BRAKE LIGHT INTERMITTENT. ILLUMINATES WHEN BRAKES ARE NOT APPLIED OR DOES NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED. FIRST OCCURED 2013. DEALER REPLACED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH,. THEN AGAIN IN JUNE 2015. DEALER RELEARNED BRAKE PEDAL SWITCH POSITION. OCCURRED AGAIN THIS WEEK. I HAVE NOT RETURNED TO DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICES. PROBLEM DISAPPEARED. THIS DOES TO SEEM TO HAPPEN WHEN IT IS RAINING HEAVILY. OTHER DRIVERS ON ROAD NOTIFIED ME WHEN PROBLEM WAS OCCURRING.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/26/2016 - EAST AMHERST, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G6. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS DID NOT ILLUMINATE WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING OPERATED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE ACCESSORY SENSOR WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. TWO YEARS PRIOR, THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND VIN WERE NOT PROVIDED.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: BRAKE LIGHTS

7/26/2016 - EAST AMHERST, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G6. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS DID NOT ILLUMINATE WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING OPERATED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE ACCESSORY SENSOR WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. TWO YEARS PRIOR, THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V252000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND VIN WERE NOT PROVIDED.

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