Last post on Apr 03, 2013 at 6:13 PM
You are in the Pontiac G6
What is this discussion about?
Pontiac G6, Convertible
#461 of 854 Issues with Roof
Nov 30, 2007 (9:02 am)
I purchased my 2007 Pontiac G6 convertible on July 28, 2007 new. I mentioned when I drove the car that I was concern about the amount of noise coming from the car. The dealer said they would take care of the problem. I took delivery on the car and took it back the next week and they adjusted an issue in the panel behind the driver seat. I continued to complain about the noise and took the car back the day after Thanksgiving and the service advisor agreed for me to take him for a drive so that I could point out the noise. We got no more than 100 feet out of the garage bay and he finally got it! I had to bring the car back for 2 days of work the week after Thanksgiving where they had to order some parts and use a service bulletin titled "Rattle/Creak Noise Retractable Hard Top (Convertible) (Adjust Roof) #06-08-59-003B - (07/30/2007). Models 2006-2007 Pontiac G6 Built Prior to June 1, 2007. The conditions identified in the document were
Rattle/ticking type noises over bumps in colder weather from mid-roof area; Rattle/ticking type noise over bumps from the front top of the windshield header area;
Creak/pop type noise over bumps from rear quarter panel area;
Seal itch type noise;
Snap/ticking type noise over bumps from rear quarter glass area;
Snap/knocking type noise over bumps from rear shelf/tonneau panel/flipper door area;
Creak/pop/thump type noise over bumps in rear wheel well area;
Creak/pop/thump type noises over bumps in rear trunk area.
They told me when I picked the vehicle up that the tech working on the car said that I should put silicon on a rag and wipe the moldings down every 2 weeks. I am working on confirming the type of lubricant so that GM does come back and invalid my warranty due to using incorrect libricant because the moldings are now too soft.
I will say that my car yesterday afternoon and evening was so quiet. It was great, I know can enjoy the stereo and xm even more. It is about 28 degrees here this morning and I will find out how it does after sitting all night and is really cold what it sounds like.
I will update if and when I get more info.
#462 of 854 Re: Issues with Roof [catkc]
Nov 30, 2007 (1:09 pm)
Thank you for the information in your post. I printed it and will be taking it with me to the dealership next week when I have my top looked at. Will you let us know how your top repair holds up? And also what type of lubricant GM recommends. Thanks so much! Christine
#463 of 854 Re: Issues with Roof [catkc]
Nov 30, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Ok here is a update to my earlier post today about the lubricant on the roof.
I had an opportunity to talk to the individual that worked on my convertible roof.
He recommended that I keep the rubber moldings lubricated. I will need to wash them with soap and water and let it dry.
Don't put the pure silicon spray on the molding near the glass (side windows).
I will get into this later in the posting. He uses the Pure Silicon sprayed on a clean rag vs. the Dielectric Lubricant.
So the molding between the roof, around the seals of the trunk when it opens to take the roof into the trunk. The panels that fold in the back behind the back seat in the desk of the back window is another location. Also the top of the windshield where that molding use the silicon spray.
The part of the roof that has the rubber pin (don't know what else to call them) that fit in the top of the windshield. He recommended keeping them lubricated with petroleum jelly.
They used a product by Kent Automotive Super Slick Dry Lube which it says "Clean, non-staining, non-silicone, dry lubricant for use on plastics, rubber, vinyl, fabrics, and metal surfaces.' He said that he used this product on the stripping around windows otherwise if you use silicon product it gets on the glass and it is hard to get off the window.
They recommended that I do this to keep the squeaking under control. That if you live in an area that is out in the country where is really dusty, that I might need to clean and lubricate more often but depending on if the car is parked outside vs. garage. Part of the key is that you clean and make sure that the stripping is dry and then use the 3 different products depending on where the stripping is on the car. I probably could provide more details if needed. I hope that this helps. Let me know if this does not make sense.
#464 of 854 Re: G6 Convertible rattles [giff2]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:26 pm)
Hi, was wondering if you could post the labor code and description for the work that was performed. My Pontiac dealer is in a very small town and I dont think they have worked on a single G6 Convertible. I have been holding off letting them touch it for fear of them making the rattles worse. Thanks!
#465 of 854 Re: Update on 07 G6 HTC rattle trap [yamawho]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:32 pm)
Can you post the labor code and description of what the dealer did to fix from the repair record? Thanks!
#466 of 854 Re: More than top problems [robat]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:35 pm)
Can you post the labor code for the repair that they did to fix the rattle? Thanks!
#467 of 854 Re: Final Repair Attempt!! [redrabit54]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:38 pm)
Oh my God that is horrible! I hope this works out for you.. Mine has rattled since the day I took delivery, especially the doors when the top is down and the top rattles when up, especially when very hot or very cold. Dont trust the small town dealer to dig into it without screwing it up!
#468 of 854 Re: Issues with Roof [catkc]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:40 pm)
Hi, does the service order say what parts were replaced? Thanks!
#469 of 854 Re: Rattles [pontiachtc]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:54 pm)
Hi, could you please post the labor code and description for the fix?/ Haave any rattles reemerged?
Dec 15, 2007 (12:12 pm)
Monday Dec. 17,2007 will be my third time to the dealership to try and get the top from rattling. The first time they greased the hinges. The second time it was done by a different dealership and they adjusted the roof latch,adjusted the bump stop,performed adjustment TSB for noise 060859003B. Lube weather stripes and clean and adjust floper doors B9800 2.3.
The top rattles when I drive on rough roads at speeds above 45.
Also I had to have the radio replaced, it had a crack on the radio display.
I have also called the g6 customer center and they have lied and are giving me the run around. I have talked to at least 3 different people. They say they will call me on a certain day and never do. When I call them, I ask for their extension and the other person says I have to leave a voice message. The last person I talked to was Allison and I asked to speak to her boss and she would not let me. The number to the G6 customer center is 1-800-762-2737.
What other help can I get because of this problem?