10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
38 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,277 miles

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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

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

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