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PONTIAC G8 - 2009 PONTIAC G8 Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 81 complaints filed for the 2009 PONTIAC G8

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2009 PONTIAC G8. 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 G8, 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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POWER TRAIN

4/13/2015 - MUSKEGON, NH
WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT 70 THE CAR SHIFTED TO PARK AND THEN SHIFTED BACK TO DRIVE ON IT'S OWN.

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AIR BAGS

3/20/2015 - FLINT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G8. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

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STEERING

3/17/2015 - PERU, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G8. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO STOP THE VEHICLE, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP WHEN THE BRAKES WERE ENGAGED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR DRIVER SIDE OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE FRONT PASSENGER REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACTS RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V540000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/17/2015 - PERU, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G8. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO STOP THE VEHICLE, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP WHEN THE BRAKES WERE ENGAGED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR DRIVER SIDE OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE FRONT PASSENGER REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACTS RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V540000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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AIR BAGS

3/2/2015 - YORKTOWN, VA
MY VEHICLE WAS AT A COMPLETE STOP WHEN WE WERE STRUCK FROM BEHIND BY A VEHICLE TRAVELING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY; INSTEAD, I RECEIVED AN "AIRBAG FAULT" LIGHT AND AUDIBLE SIGNAL AND THE CAR FILLED WITH BLACK SMOKE. THANKFULLY, NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT. BUT IF IT HAD BEEN A HEAD-ON COLLISION AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED, I MAY NOT BE HERE TODAY TO TYPE THIS SAFETY COMPLAINT. I READ THAT MANY G8S WERE RECALLED FOR AIR BAG FAULTS, BUT MINE WAS NEVER ON THE LIST.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

2/13/2015 - 303 BARRET SPRING COURT, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G8. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE STABILITY CONTROL WARNING LIGHT ALSO ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURES OCCURRED FREQUENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V172000 (SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, TIRES). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

2/13/2015 - 303 BARRET SPRING COURT, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G8. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE STABILITY CONTROL WARNING LIGHT ALSO ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURES OCCURRED FREQUENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V172000 (SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, TIRES). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

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AIR BAGS

2/3/2015 - LOVINGSTON, VA
THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT TURNED ON AT APPROXIMATELY 55,000 MILES IN MID-DECEMBER 2014. MY MECHANIC HAS DETERMINED THE PROBLEM TO BE THE AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING, BUT CANNOT ACQUIRE THE PART FROM GENERAL MOTORS OR LOCAL DEALERSHIPS BECAUSE OF A NATIONWIDE PARTS SHORTAGE. MY AIRBAG IS STILL MALFUNCTIONING, AND AFTER TWO MONTHS IT STILL CANNOT BE REPAIRED BECAUSE GM HAS FAILED TO STOCK THE PART IN SUFFICIENT QUANTITY. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS TECHNICALLY FALLS UNDER NHTSA, BUT A MANUFACTURER THAT WON'T STOCK A CRITICAL AIRBAG COMPONENT FOR A VEHICLE THAT SEEMS PRONE TO AIRBAG FAILURE IS A SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERN.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/30/2015 - SAVIDSON, MI
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2009 PONTIAC G8. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V540000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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AIR BAGS

1/26/2015 - KETTERING, OH
THE AIR BAG SYSTEM'S PASSENGER PRESENCE MODULE FAILED WHILE THE PONTIAC G8 GT WAS AT THE GM DEALER BEING REPAIRED FOR A DIFFERENT PROBLEM. ERROR CODES WERE B0081 AND U0170. THE PPM WAS REPLACED BY DEALER'S SERVICE TECHNICIAN WITH GM PART NUMBER 92225595. THE REPAIR WAS NOT COVERED BY ANY WARRANTY EVEN THOUGH THIS MODULE IS KNOWN TO BE A HIGH-FAILURE ITEM DUE TO A DEFECTIVE DESIGN. THIS IS A DANGEROUS DEFECT WHICH MAY CAUSE THE PASSENGER-SIDE AIRBAG TO FAIL TO INFLATE IN A CRASH. THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE RECALLED.

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