• May 1, 2007
This week's recall woes come courtesy of the Pontiac G6, which is currently undergoing investigation by the lovable folks at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

According to Bloomberg News, NHTSA has received 19 complaints about the G6s power steering failing, so far resulting in two crashes and one injury.

The affected models include 176,968 vehicles sold in 2005 and 2006 and assuming that NHTSA deems the problem recall-worthy, owners should expect a notice in their near future.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I too own a 05 G6 GT, I haven't had any problems other than a burned out LED in my fog light switch. You can tell who actually owns one and the people that claim to have been former owners. To the person that said that their low PS fluid light came on should ask for a refund because electric steering was standard for model year 2005 G6 & GT. Obviously your car has more issues than power steering. But this isn't a bogus claim. Over at G6 Performance site there have been a few claims of people have problems at low speeds, less than 10 mph. GM should do the right thing and investigate this and recall the car. I have more respect for company that can assume responsibility than one that hides recalls or calls them "service bulletins" to keep from calling them recalls.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just rented a Saturn Aura (which I beleive is the same platform, mechanicals) from National Car Rental, and actually returned it after getting 5 miles from the airport - power steering was failing. Interesting to come and read this article just a few days later!
      • 7 Years Ago
      33. Does anyone take Mike's xenophobic (anti-Japanese/Korean/German) rants seriously anymore? I simply scroll to the bottom and ignore any post signed by Mike.



      How would you know it's an anti-Japanese/Korean/German rant if you didn't read it? Just asking, does this happen often or something???
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      So Gardiner I guess its ok for a Prius to roll down the highway, stall, and catch on fire and its still just one fantastic typical great Toyota product but the G6 has an issue and its typical GM crap? Maybe you are just a typical blind zombie.


      Alex...my brother has an 06 cobalt SS coupe. No problems, rides great, and the interior is very nice. 300/mo great gas mileage and looks. Its a winner. Take your bs elsewhere.
      • 7 Years Ago
      > someone gets hurt like traveling at 70mph
      > then total loss of steering control

      The faster a car goes, the less effort it takes to steer. More likely, someone will get hurt or killed when failure occurs at 7 mph around pedestrians (parking lot).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Perhaps it's a supplier problem, as is always the problem with foreign automakers. Why can't GM do the same thing as Honda and blame it on the parts manufacturer, rather than taking the heat for it? B/c the media alway portrays GM in a negative light.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, The last 2 door coupe I bought from GM was a Beretta GT. I can fill pages on what went wrong with it. Have you ever had your drivers door fall off? My wife stopped to get gas and when she pulled the handle, Bang the door fell to the ground. Then there was the horrible service from the dealer. One of the hoses started to leak so I took it in. They said it would be done that evening. When I called they said no, it wasnt done they had to order all new hoses. It would be a week!!! before they would have it done. I said Ok, I will just pick the car up and you can call me when they are in. The service manager said sorry we have already cut the hoses off the car. So I'm with out a car for a week. Ok bad thing but it happens. Two days later I'm on the expressway and my own car passes me with two guys in it. I follow them and comes to find out the dealer was using the car to run for parts!!! They had not cut the hoses off!!! It makes me mad still this many years later.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bought a 2005 G6 back in Oct 2004 and I ended up returning the car to the dealership in early 2006 after fighting with several of the first model run quirks. I accepted the fact that the BCM needed re-programmed due to water leaking in the door and causing it to short out. I also accepted the leak in my roof that allowed a ton of water to poor into the interior from the visor mount and soak my driver seat and carpet. I even accepted the 6-disc indash failures that was replaced twice due to random glitches and lockups but the steering loss was the final straw and I was pleased when the NHTSA finally contacted me regarding my complaint. I only hope they do something about it before more people are injured. I had more than a few close calls in that car with no ability to control the steering when it locked up. Good luck to those who are still fighting this issue!
      • 7 Years Ago
      7. Car makers have been putting power steering in cars for decades. They should have the hang of it by now.

      So much for improved GM quality.
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      So, what would you say, when I tell you that mine in the much vaunted A6 failed? It's not to be sneezed at though. This can really F*** your day up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pontiacs are the car of choice for so many in our rural area. Just about everyone under 45 seems to drive a Grand-Am or Grand-Pre. And most of the people I work with and know who have or had them have had many problems over the years. Just wish the US automakers would start to get things 'right'... As it is, there are few US made vehicles I would consider.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The electric steering in our G6 just startered to fail. The power steering failure warning was displayed across the stero. The power steering still worked. The car was returned to the dealer - whom kept the car to replace the electric motor assembly.
      This recall is a valid one
      • 7 Years Ago
      #30 rob -
      Sounds like I hit a nerve with you didn't I? Tell me, just what is it you want to do when you grow up? Until you figure that out, go tighten the sheet metal screws that hold your wing onto the deck lid and be sure the hose clamps you used to attach the Folger's coffee can to your exhaust pipe haven't slipped. Oh, you can also touch up the graphics that cover up the rust on your POS Honda.
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