10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
40 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
17 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,550 miles

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problem #853

Jun 152013

G6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle veered to the left and to the right independently. The contact had to apply excessive force to the steering wheel in order to control the vehicle. In addition, when the vehicle was started, the steering wheel turned independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the torque sensor assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The failure mileage was 103,000. Updated 03/10/15 updated 6/18/2015

- Mullins, SC, USA

problem #852

Jun 142014

G6

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the steering wheel became loose, made an abnormal loud noise and vibrated. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V153000 (steering) but the part was not available. In addition, the contact felt that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair for NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V224000 (power train) and 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Hammond, LA, USA

problem #851

Dec 202014

G6

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was restarted and was able to operate as normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Port Edwards, WI, USA

problem #850

Jun 282010

G6

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that great effort was required to steer the vehicle at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor and the U-joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V153000 (steering) and 14E044000 (steering). The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Fair Play, MO, USA

problem #849

Nov 162014

G6 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Power steering assist was lost in 2 incidents in this car. A warning chime sounded and the steering became very difficult to control. GM has a recall for this issue for the same make, model and year vehicle, but will not cover this VIN# even though the symptoms are the same.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #848

Dec 092014

G6

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was an abnormal noise and the vehicle would veer to the left. The contact also stated that the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The vehicle would have to be restarted to resume to normal function. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Montour Falls , NY, USA

problem #847

Dec 152014

G6 6-cyl

  • 123,713 miles
I own a 2006 Pontiac G6 which has been recalled for power steering failure. My particular VIN number was not in the recall so I was not sent a notice. I was sent notices for recalls to the car for "brake lamp malfunction" and "transmission shift cable fracture". on Dec 15, 2014 while driving on the Florida turnpike from kissimmee, fl to down town orlando, the power steering in my car failed! the alarm went off and then the power steering stopped working. When I took the car to the dealership where I bought it and told them that the car's power steering went out and then ask them why I did not get a notice of the recall but found it on the internet; they told me my car was not included because the VIN number was not in the recall. They fixed the other recall items but refused to even check my car's power steering. I called GMC direct and spoke to [xxx] (quality customer experience) director. She passed my concern onto another dept. They called and told me that GMC would not do anything for me. They acknowledged that power steering has failed in the 2006 G6 but that since my VIN number was not on their list they would not do anything for me. I am driving a potential death trap. I am unemployed looking for a job and need my car. I cannot afford an out of pocket expense of what could cost $1500 to repair an error on GMC's side. More people are at risk in the 2006 G6 and GMC needs to recall all cars with power steering failures. Before someone is killed by their lack of responsibility. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #846

Jan 092014

G6

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated. Additionally, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the vehicle would not accelerate. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the vehicle was repaired but the repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #845

Dec 092014

G6 6-cyl

  • 115,062 miles
I was going around the corner at about 30 mph lost control of steering, hit the brakes and slid into the guardrail bounced off and came to a stop sideways in the roadway then a truck hit the front driver side of the car causing further damage.

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #844

Nov 232014

G6

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. Immediately after starting the vehicle, the power steering malfunctioned, which made the steering wheel very difficult to turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Birmingham, MI, USA

problem #843

Nov 212014

G6 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The effort needed to steer the vehicle increases intermittently during normal driving.

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #842

Aug 272014

G6

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. While making a left or right turn, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the mechanic stated that the power steering gear assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000.

- Lombard, IL, USA

problem #841

Oct 172013

G6 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Approaching a traffic light the power assist stopped. Pulled into wawa and parked. At restart the assist was working. I cannot imagine a normal person's strength is capable of avoiding a collision.

- Perkasie, PA, USA

problem #840

Nov 192014

G6

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac G6. The contact received numerous recalls. The vehicle was repaired according to the recalls, but the power steering failures listed in the recalls recurred the same day. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the power steering, electric motor, and module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The NHTSA campaign numbers were unknown. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Niles, IL, USA

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

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