Last post on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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Pontiac G6, Convertible
#860 of 869 Re: HTC Top issues- HELP!! [gonogo]
Aug 17, 2013 (8:07 am)
This doesn't really solve my problem, does it?
My driveway is no different than millions of others. The small incline should not make my top defective... and what if I'm in an area where there is no surface that meets the top's incline specifications? What am I to do then?
I wanted to take this car on my next driving vacation into the mountains, but I really can't now.
#861 of 869 Re: HTC Top issues- HELP!! [kevgret]
Aug 18, 2013 (7:16 am)
Good Luck getting it fixed. Haven't you ever seen GM state, as designed.
I have been in a lot of mountains, there are level places.
Call Pontiac customer service and complain. 1-800-762-2737
From what I have been reading for years about the G6 hard top, your lucky it works at all.
#862 of 869 Failed Inspection- again
Aug 19, 2013 (7:16 am)
Here is yet another issue with my HTC. Two years ago my car failed inspection for an OBD sensor. I guess this is something that communicates with the state inspection machines. I took the car to my dealer who said the car was fine and the state inspection station was wrong. The dealer passed the car.
Well here it is 2 years later and guess what.. you guessed it.. the car failed once again for a OBD sensor. The state inspection station even moved my car to THREE different lanes and it failed on ALL three. Talk about embarrassing... having state employees scream at you that your car is not safe is not how I wanted to spend my morning.
I called my dealer again and will be dropping the car off for them to review.
Does anyone know if this is an issue with the G6's? with all of the trouble my car has I just don't know.
#863 of 869 Re: Failed Inspection- again [kevgret]
Aug 19, 2013 (8:01 am)
I don't, I'm in a no emissions state. We had it in a few counties, but expensive repairs and no fix killed it.
#864 of 869 Re: HTC Top issues- HELP!! [gonogo]
Aug 19, 2013 (12:30 pm)
I gave up on dealers. Tried GM customer service, and the dealer flat out refuses to fix the issues they caused. GM didn't properly train dealer technicians on fixing this CVT. The last one put a piece of plastic pipe in as a spacer to try and align it, along with super glue, velcro, and electrical tape.
I reported dealer to BBB, and filed suit in small claims with no satisfaction.
I got lucky - I found a local auto upholstery shop with a Mr. FixIt who loves tinkering with convertibles. After about 3 weeks, and $700 my CHT works better than new. He said the cables as installed from the factory were 'mirror image reversed' to the path that will actually work and be reliable.
If you can't get your fixed by the dealer who doesn't have a clue how these convertible hard tops work, it might be worth driving it to JAX and let Sargents fix it for you - better than new. http://www.sargentupholstery.com/
#865 of 869 Re: HTC Top issues- HELP!! [kathysg6]
Aug 19, 2013 (12:38 pm)
You should be replying to kevgret, I don't own a convertible.
I have a hole in the roof though.
#866 of 869 Inspection fail followup
Aug 21, 2013 (5:07 am)
I took my car to the dealer yesterday and it passed inspection on their machine. My car has failed at two different state inspection stations and at multiple inspection lines, but not at the dealer.
This is more than a coincidence but there is nothing more the dealer can/wants to do because it passed at his shop. So since I have owned the car it has not been able to get a state inspection pass.
Does anyone know why my car would fail twice in two years at a state inspection station but not at the dealer? I know that in two years the car will once again fail a state inspection.
#867 of 869 Re: HTC Top issues- HELP!! [gonogo]
Aug 21, 2013 (5:18 am)
Sorry - I was replying to HTC Top Issues - Hard Top Convertible. The G6 with retractible hard top is wonderful, when it works. Problem is dealers are not equipped to deal with it when there is a problem. My experience anyway.
#868 of 869 Re: HTC Top issues- HELP!! [kathysg6]
Aug 21, 2013 (7:37 am)
The hard top and panoramic sun roof did not work out well, so were trashed.
#869 of 869 Re: To buy or not to buy [mickeynew]
Nov 17, 2013 (12:10 am)
I would mention the top two points. Also watch for slight excess play in the top dead centre of the steering wheel. Further, if there is a hesitation in the transmission when you slow to a near stop then reaccelerate, such as rolling through a stop sign, it could point to future transmission failure.
Oddly getting the right lubricant for the window seals seems to help with the "rattles" or "popping". Lately I notice there is extra bracing on the lower frame and I wonder if these may cause rattling if they come loose.
I have been getting dimples in the panel just below the rear quarter windows on both sides. I had them knocked out but they are back. I suspect this might be from chassis flexing.