10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
37 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,076 miles

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problem #839

Nov 162014

G6 6-cyl

  • 1,650 miles
I have owned my Pontiac G6 since I got it in 2006, I have had many issues with this car right off the bat stating with power windows failing taking it in multiply times to get it corrected, second the panoramic sun roof will not open and is stuck [xxx] but not sealed completely closed, had taken it to many GM dealerships over the past few years and everyone has say it is impossible to fix. My first thought is how on earth can a company put out a product that nobody can fix. Now I have a leaky sunroof when it rains, and my most recent problem is my power steering. Driving 65 on the freeway and my power steering shutting off. I got this fixed in December of 2013 and it now November of 2014 and I have no power steering, and ever dealership and the GM headquarters are telling me there is nothing the can do for me and I have to pay everything out of pocket for them not fixing my car properly. I am tired of having issues with this car does it take me to get injured or die in an accent for them to take this matter seriously. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Spring Valley , CA, USA

problem #838

Nov 182014

G6

  • 93,245 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. When attempting to make a turn, the power steering warning light illuminated, the steering wheel seized, and excessive force was required to turn the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the steering wheel torque input sensor was faulty. The vehicle was expected to be towed to the dealer and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 93,245.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #837

Nov 172014

G6 6-cyl

  • 117,054 miles
I have taken my car to have it fixed under a recall for steering problems 3 times and now they are saying its not their problem> General Motors is sellin bad parts on vehicles and they are not doing enough to fix them.

- Swanville , ME, USA

problem #836

Nov 042014

G6

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the power steering seized as the warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician advised the contact that the vehicle needed to be repaired under recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V153000 (power steering) and additional repairs were required to correct the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #835

Jun 022014

G6 6-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
On or about June 2nd, I was driving my 2006 Pontiac G-6, when a rotwiller dog jumped in front of me so I slammed on my brakes, the car did not respond properly at all, I didn't stop, and I spun out and did a 150 spin and hit an embankment. I missed the dog, but wrecked my beautiful car. I have never wrecked a car in my lifetime, I wrecked everything in the front of my car. My front bumper plate, energy absorber, lower grill right, lower grill left, emblem, right inner fender, right front bumper retainer and fender, right inner fender cover, front lower bumper filler, front lower air dam, plastic retainers upper, plastic retainers upper and lower, plastic retainers lower radiator, right radiator support bracket, radiator cap, cooling fan assembly, coolant, freon, atf. I no that I'm an excellent driver, and after that day I didn't have a car for 3 monthes. I was devastated. The car accident left skid marks on the road, so a person can pretty much read the entire story of accident. I feel my car did not respond the way it was supposed to. I feel that the car's recalls have everything to do with me slamming into an embankment, I could have died that day because the car doesn't respond correctly.

- Anza, CA, USA

problem #834

Jun 022014

G6

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #833

Oct 222014

G6

  • 87,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while making a left hand the, the steering wheel became seized. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Riverdale, IL, USA

problem #832

Jun 132013

G6

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle which caused the contact to crash into the preceeding vehicle. The contact stated that the steering wheel had become difficult to turn and the air bag failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the left foot, back and body aches, and required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #831

Oct 102014

G6 6-cyl

  • miles
Took my car to dealer for recall 141152--after I waited along time for parts. Recall-13036--completed they claim recall--14116---claims at first--parts not available--oops then later he claims he found some in the back! recall--14152---completed they claim when we drove the car off the lot it still had shift problem----later found out the transmission pan was leaking, took car and had fluids re-done at jiffy lube. As the days went on the car would not go into gear--it was undriveable in 10 days. Car sits in driveway now and won, T go into any gear. Called Pontiac talked to senior advisor who said the same as the dealer----well we only fix recall stuff we do not look or check other things. So I recalled dealer who said " well bring in the car and we can check it out for $80 and if it transmission it will be $3000/4000 extra. So I did the recall items as told--and a car that was running good before I took it in, now is in driveway with power steering problems and won't go into any gear.as both the dealer and Pontiac said " well now it becomes the consumer problem not ours-we did the recalls". well I guess they fixed the safety issues---if you can't drive your car you have no chance of having problems, so your safe! I will file a complaint to other agencies etc. I am disabled and on a fixed income and this being my only car, cannot fix the car at that price!

- Conway, SC, USA

problem #830

Oct 072014

G6

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The parts needed were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #829

Oct 172014

G6

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Morrisville, PA, USA

problem #828

Sep 012014

G6

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that during cold weather, the power steering failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included under NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Longhorne , PA, USA

problem #827

Nov 262013

G6

  • 99,986 miles
On 11/26/2013, after I made a right hand turn I heard a pop and lost power steering. I was turning into a busy intersection with 3 lanes in either direction, when my car lost power steering and I ended up in the far left hand lane when I should have been in the right lane. The cars beside and behind me (traveling 40mph) were able to swerve around me and I was able to pull into a nearby parking lot only running over a curb. My vehicle was/still is not included in the power steering module power loss recall. No error codes were found after I had it towed to a dealership locally and I was charged $400 for an ignition switch that was "loose" to see if that fixed the problem. On 10/9/2014, the same thing happened when I was traveling 50 mph with my infant son in the car and we almost crashed as I went off the road. I heard a loud pop and all power steering assist was lost.

- Derby, KS, USA

problem #826

Oct 072014

G6

  • 110,878 miles
Driving into a curve power steering failed and car was very hard to handle...went up onto a sidewalk. After car was turned off and back on the steering released. Drove to dunlap johnson Chevrolet to have looked at. Notified a recalled on steering torque sensor was released on 2006 Pontiac G6 but not on my VIN yet so I paid to have fixed. Recall # 14116. [xxx] service manager said my car should be included in this recall. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Clover, SC, USA

problem #825

Oct 122014

G6 6-cyl

  • 81,949 miles
Parked car was doing fine came to get in car air bag on passenger side front seat didn't come on then it came while driving then driver seat belt light keeps coming on and turning off for a while then pops on again while driving passenger seat light and air bag stays on when passenger leaves car and flashes saying to put on seat belt but no passenger is in car this all happened out of nowhere it does not detect that someone is buckled up in driver seat and doesn't detect when someone leaves passenger seat it all happened at once the steering rack makes a popping noise and we told the dealer about it and the looseness they sad that car has no open recalls on this VIN but certain others of this car does.

- Centralia, IL, USA

problem #824

Aug 272014

G6 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Was attempting to get out of a parking space, lost power steering. Brought to my mechanic who diagnosed code CO545. This happened at least one more time since then. GM says this VIN not under recall for this problem despite other 2006 Pontiac G6's being under recall for exact same problem. Refused to help. They said maybe in future this problem will be part of a recall. Such callousness.

- North Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #823

Oct 062014

G6 4-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
I backed out of my driveway and started to drive. I went approximately 500 ft and my power steering light came on and the steering wheel locked up. I have noticed others are having the same problems. This is extremely dangerous.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #822

Apr 042014

G6

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the power steering intermittently failed on several occasions. The contact had extreme difficulty turning the steering wheel. The contact had to turn the vehicle off, which reset the computer but the failure intermittently recurred. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who repaired the steering column, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control), 14V153000 (steering), and 14V224000 (power train). The contact attempted to schedule three recall repairs, but the dealer provided an unreasonable timeframe as to when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact stated that the steering wheel was vibrating and the power steering failure continued intermittently. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Prospect Park, PA, USA

problem #821

Sep 192014

G6

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated while driving at 20 mph, the power steering seized as the power steering light illuminated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled. The contact restarted the engine and the power steering resumed normal functioned. The vehicle had not been inspected by a professional. The dealer advised the contact that the VIN was not included under the NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Sauquoit, NY, USA

problem #820

Sep 242014

G6 6-cyl

  • 43,726 miles
This has happened 2 times already, the most recent was today. The power steering completely gives out and I can not steer the car at all left or right. The first time I almost hit a car and person pulling out of the grocery store parking lot.the second time I hit a curb turning into a parking spot. This is very dangerous. Has almost cost my life the first time. No one will fix it because there haven't been enough people reporting it on my VIN number yet. I have called the GM line to report it. And that's what I was told. I have even called 2 dealerships an they said I can pay for it now to get fixed and be reimbursed when the recall comes out after enough people have reported it. I cant afford to pay for this out of pocket ! its very dangerous and scary to lose complete control of your steering an should never happen !!.this recall has effected many cars of the same make /model and year as mine.I suffer from mine not killing enough people first to get it fixed.. this already almost cost my life or major injury. I want it fixed before it kills me or causes me to kill someone else. Its documented now that I have reported this because a crash im sure is coming since I have had this happen 2 times already.I'm hoping someone will help me take care of this issue... I am affected, my car has this its a matter of time before someone dies on the highway because of my car..your responsible.

- Bellevue , NE, USA

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