6.8

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,500
Average Mileage:
44,150 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replaced the power steering line (1 reports)
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problem #5

May 052015

G6 GT 2.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

Third of four fires due to power steering line, line broke again and cause a brief fire flare up. Because I turned off the engine it stopped pumping and the fire continued this time. Because the air coolant line blew, it put this fire out. No warranty, so filed it on insurance, still had to fork out $1,500 of my own money because it only cover damage outside of what caused the problem.

- The H., Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 152014

G6 GT 2.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,500 miles

Second of four fires due to power steering line, line broke again and cause a brief fire flare up. Because I turned off the engine it stopped pumping and the fire was minimal.

- The H., Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 032013

G6 GT 2.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

This is the first of four times the power steering line has blown and caught the car on fire. At this point, I'm afraid to trade it in or sell it as I don't want anyone else to go through it.

- The H., Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 022015

G6 GT 2.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,250 miles

Four of four fires due to power steering line, line broke again and cause a brief fire flare up. Son was parking and noticed smoke, he quickly turned off the G6 and no true fire occurred. The car is presently at a dealership as they had done some work on the car for the transmission and after that is when the power steering leaked again. We are negotiating with dealership to file with GM but are having problems. What's sad is I use to love this car, it's a hard top convertible, bought it with my own money. It's a fun car to drive when it is not in the shop. Although after four fires I don't drive it any longer.

Update from Nov 23, 2015: the mileage is was only 44260, not 46,000 when the last fire occurred.

- The H., Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 192014

G6 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

While driving the vehicle a loud pop sound came from under the hood. The interior then filled with smoke via the air vents. The car was stopped and turned off. Upon opening the hood, flames were seen coming from the back of the engine compartment. After putting the fire out, damage was seen to the wiring, hood insulation, and other parts under the hood. Fire is believed to have started due to the power steering line rupturing. There was power steering fluid all over the side of the car and the road.

- Frank T., West Haven, CT, USA