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Pontiac G6, Coupe, Sedan
#2234 of 2458 Re: Steering is difficult when parallel parking. [rockexrolloh]
Jul 13, 2007 (8:36 pm)
I also get a power steering failure.
You might be interested in the following news article regarding a FED investigation.
Feds Investigate Pontiac G6 for Power Steering Problem - Daily Auto Insider
The Daily Auto Insider
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
General Motors's Pontiac G6 sedans are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) following complaints of a loss of power steering, the agency said on its Web site.
The inquiry covers 2005 and 2006 models with electronic power steering. As many as 176,968 cars may be affected. The agency said it has received 19 complaints, including two accidents and one injury.
The preliminary investigation is NHTSA's first step in its safety review process. About 40 percent of such probes between 1995 and 2005 led to recalls.
#2235 of 2458 Nothing but problems!!! HELP!!!
Jul 26, 2007 (4:15 pm)
I have had numerous problems with my 2006 Pontiac G6 Sedan. It was purchased in August 2006 with 3K miles on it (it was a demo car), and since then has been brought in 6 times alone for brake problems. It started as a squeal on the front passenger side whenever the tire was in rotation, and the brake pads were lubricated 3 times for this problem. Finally they changed the brake pads at 8K miles from semi-metallic to ceramic brake pads. Least to say the noises never went away, and I've continued to bring it in for the same problem. Earlier this week I brought it in because the squeal has changed from a noise to a hard grinding with popping sounds associated with it from both front brakes, and they told me my rotors needed to be resurfaced. I got the car back yesterday, and the brakes are now making a clicking sound on the front passenger side and the grinding is still there. 6 out of 7 trips to the service center have been for noises on the front passenger brakes. They can't figure it out, and are now considering sending it off to GM.
2 months ago my battery failed and I needed to be jumpstarted. When I got the car into the dealership, they told me 3 out of 6 cells in the battery were fried. The car only had 9K miles on it!!!
I am giving them one more chance to fix my brakes, and if they can't fix it this time around, I'm done with Pontiac's. My fiance had a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am Ram Air that he only had for a year because of numerous sensor and brake problems.
Any ideas on what else could be causing grinding and squealing/clicking noises from my front brakes, most notably the front passenger side? Pads have been replaced within past 6 months, along with the rotors being resurfaced a few days ago.
Jul 29, 2007 (2:41 pm)
Bear with me guys, I'm new here. I'm not having the issue a lot of you are having with the steering feeling heavy upon startup...my problem is just weird thunking/clunking at any time. It's most obvious at low speeds when I'm straightening myself out in a parking spot. When I'm adjusting the wheel in this situation, I can feel and hear little thumps and clunks that feel like they're coming from underneath my feet. Anyone know what this might be?
Also, my model is a 2005...do you think the warranty will cover the fact that the paint is chipping off of the radio buttons??? I can not believe they're uncoated!
#2237 of 2458 Re: Steering? [herotakesafall]
Jul 29, 2007 (6:14 pm)
Hero - I have the same problem in my 2006. I asked the dealership, they said they would replace the entire radio, buttons and all .. what a deal huh? I thought the same thing, odd that the paint is chipping around the outside of the buttons (you can tell which buttons I use the most). I asked for a flat black paint for them and he said they'll just replace the radio. Good luck with the thunking/clunking. I haven't had that problem. I love my G6!!
#2238 of 2458 Re: Steering? [herotakesafall]
Jul 29, 2007 (7:18 pm)
Can't swear it's the same thing, but I know several folks on the Impala boards have had problems with steering clunking, that's due to problems with the intermediate steering shaft (ISS). My 2000 model has the problem, and while there is supposed to be an official fix that involves lubricating the ISS, it didn't prove to solve the problem long-term in my case. We found short-term relief by spraying a lubricant called PBBlaster (similar to WD40) on the shaft underneath the dash, but that too didn't last forever (but it was cheaper/easier than going back and forth to the dealer).
Mine is doing it again now pretty strongly; a clunking or loose bearing feeling when turning the wheel, especially at low speeds. I notice it most when turning to the right and applying the brake, as in slowing to turn into a driveway or side street. You can feel the clunking both in the wheel and in the brake pedal.
As I say, this might not be the case with the G6, but it is a fairly common problem with the 2000-2005 Impalas (as well as Olds Intrigues, and probably others).
#2239 of 2458 Re: Nothing but problems!!! HELP!!! [phunwun16]
Aug 18, 2007 (11:13 am)
I believe we could be long lost family.....I leased my 2006 G6 and the rotors have been warped for 9 months now....after 10 trips to the dealer and arbitration. GM gave me a big price break on the G6 because my 2003 Grand Am purchased brand new was only 2.5 years old and I had already replaced the brakes and rotors 4 times, replaced the fuel pump and the starter......therefore I have decided since GM doesn't care about solving this I'm just going to tell everyone I can they don't care or stand behind their products.
THE STORY OF MY PONTIAC G6 AND ITS ROTORS!
#2240 of 2458 Re: Steering is difficult when parallel parking. [bvraine]
Sep 12, 2007 (7:13 am)
I bought my Pontiac G6 with only 6000 miles on it. I noticed a few days later that somethng was wrong with the power steering. I would be driving and it would go completly out and other times it would be very loose. I took i to the dealership and they kept it over night and told me that nothing was wrong with it and to come pick it up.
About a week later while driving in heavy traffic it went completly out again, i almost wrecked my car with my daughter in it with me. I immediatley called the dealership again from the side of the road, he told me that if they could not get it to duplicate the problem while they had it, then they had no idea what to fix and if i wanted to take it elsewhere to do so.
I took it to another Pontiac dealership and they had to replace the whole Electronic's system in the car. Got car back and it ran fine for a little while, now i am at 9600 miles and it is doing the same thing. Going to meet with dealership in a few days about buying the car back from me.
#2241 of 2458 2006 pontiac g6 steering problems
Sep 16, 2007 (8:32 pm)
i have a 2006 g6, i have had two major parts replaced. i brought the car brand new in 4/06, so far i have been having the clunk noises in the front end, took it to the dealer and was told it is something called the rack&pinion?(steering gear) well this had to be replaced this past week, last month it was something called the tire rod.....it runs like crap, very rough ride. i wish i could just get rid of it. ">
#2242 of 2458 Re: 2006 pontiac g6 steering problems [lynetteh]
Sep 17, 2007 (4:29 am)
The tie rod is connected to the rack and pinion assembly. Hopefully this was under warranty because it most likely was only the rack and pinion since the tie rod replacement did not fix it?
#2243 of 2458 Re: Steering? [herotakesafall]
Sep 17, 2007 (8:52 pm)
Your steering noise problem sounds similar to mine. Have an 05 G6 GT with 58000 miles. Problem started at about 50,000 miles. Am taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Can't wait to hear their line about the problem. Will try to keep you and others posted.