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Pontiac G6, Convertible
#601 of 869 Re: Defective Brand New 2008 G6 HTC [billdaman]
Nov 27, 2008 (5:13 pm)
My wife and I had a pretty bad experience with our first Pontiac G6 HTC 2008, but after everything we had been though. We did replace it with a 2009 G6 HTC. Do to issues at a few assembly locations, Pontiac had problem with everything from paint to build. Many of the issue can be taken care of at your dealership, if your dealership is half good. I live in the Houston area and I can tell you that GM/Pontiac replaced my wife's G6 HTC after our old dealership (North Houston off I45) did everything not to fix the issues. Many phone calls and a few letter and fighting with the GM DVM. Car was replaced and we are even debt free. I bet most of your alls issue are not being taken care of by your dealerships, find a better one and make your dealership contact the DVM.
#602 of 869 Re: Final Repair Attempt!! [redrabit54]
Dec 16, 2008 (4:51 pm)
Before you do anything, please give me more details regarding the rattles. I believe that I can absolutely help you with top related issues and some body side related issues.
A couple of quick fixes to try depending on where your issue is - at the panel to panel joint under the headliners (only take off the front headliner) there is a steel pin isolated by a grommet (on the rear panel) and a plastic receiver on the front panel. Take the plastic receiver (10 mm hex head) and shove it as far rear as it will go. That will shore up the panel to panel joint.
If at there is a rattle around the door panel, there is an issue with the doors locating pin. The grease/lubrication is not good at high heat and/or they just don't put it on. Lube it up and see what happens.
Seal Itch - always a problem in convertibles, and also on this one. There is a product called krytox or any silicone lube, lube the seals and this will go away temporarily. Apply as a preventative maintenance maybe every 3 months or when needed.
If this hasn't helped, give me symptoms I can and will help if you allow me.
#603 of 869 Luv my G6 HTC
Dec 30, 2008 (7:15 am)
I've owned my G6 HTC for 1 1/2 years. I've had the roof rattles & a drivers door rattle repaired (1 visit/ 2 days). Otherwise, I have been totally pleased with my car. I live in Northern Michigan and I was concerned about winter driving as I drive it year 'round. My car handles beautifully in the snow! It gets around better than my 1993 Pontiac Bonneville. Other than a transmission that lurches occasionally, I look forward to driving my car every day!
#604 of 869 Help totally frusterated
Dec 31, 2008 (7:22 am)
I've owned my G6 for almost 3yrs and have been happy untill recently, I have had many rattles in the top like many others, I have taken it to my dealer 4 times now and on the 3rd visit they replaced pins, bushings,etc that they say were worn, after getting it back on the 3rd time it rattles worse and now I have condensation/ice forming on the inside of the windows. I took it back a 4th time and they told me that they could not find anything wrong, no rattles and that they lubed the seals so hopefully that would take care of the problem. Well upon picking the car up it had been sitting in the parking lot only an hour after calling me. and there it was windows all fogged up!! so I brought it to the attension of the service attendant and his response was "yeah it shouldn't do that" NO sh**! I guss the most frustrating of all is the attendants try to feed you this crap that, these things are normal with convertables..I've owned the car for almost 3yrs without problems before so how can they tell me that is normal, its not their car. anyway I think I may try another dealer, if I can't get it resolved there I may just trade it for a honda.
#605 of 869 Re: Help totally frusterated [tjurcak]
Dec 31, 2008 (4:13 pm)
Do your self a favor and do what I did...Clean up and dump the POS. I am so happy about getting rid of that horrible handling, gas hog, rattling G6. My new vehicle is one that I cant wait to sit in and drive every day, such a pleasure. Cant believe I kept the g6 as long as I did , probably didnt want to admit what a mistake it was buying it in the first place!
#606 of 869 Re: Help totally frusterated [billdaman]
Jan 02, 2009 (12:18 pm)
You know brother, all you have ever done is bash the G6. Every one of your posts are negative posts.
I for one am very happy with our G6. Consistently get 27 MPG on the highway and over 20 in town, and though we have a few squeaks and rattles, I expect that as I have owned convertibles for decades.
I am sorry you didn't have a good experience, but really, since you have gotten rid of yours, why keep bashing?
#607 of 869 Re: Help totally frusterated [rjent]
Jan 03, 2009 (7:06 am)
Very simple, The last thing I did before turning in my resignation at GM was to buy my G6. It was supposed to be a nice cap off after 14 years at the company. The first day I loved the vehicle, then the roofrattles startrd on day 2 and it all went down hill.
Now if you actually read some of my posts you will note that I have inside information as to the root cause iof the quality issues plaguing these vehicles. GM kept building the vehicles and shipping them even though they had not solved the issues (for over a year)
I have owned many convertibles, (traded a solstice in on the G6) Regardless of what your opinion is, I cant see how anyone can own this vehicle and not feel it is a poorly constructed, poor handling vehicle. The only reason I can see to own it is to gather up complements at the gas pump.
Anyways I just speak the truth from my experience, and part of it was the day I dumped it (dealer still has not sold it in 6 MONTHS). Word is out, and I still say dump them while the value is still there. Just my opinion.
Please tell me why I shouldnt respond to the owners that have repeat problems with these vehicles with advice to trade for a decent hopefully GM branded vehicle that they will be happy with?
#608 of 869 Re: Help totally frusterated [billdaman]
Jan 03, 2009 (11:28 am)
I feel the pain of everyone on this board that has had problems with their G6 HTC. I loved the car when I bought it, but have finally gotten rid of it after 1 year (almost to the date of purchase). In the year that I had it, it was in the shop over 75 days for the same problem. The third time the flywheel cracked they replaced the entire transmission. The 4th time it cracked I had had enough. After trying to resolve the problem according to the owner's manual (service, service mgr., general mgr., dealer (she verbally attacked me on her showroom floor telling me I was crazy and that ALL vehicles had problems), and finally GM) with no results I turned to the Better Business Bureau AutoLine. Within a week of the BBB contacting GM, they made an offer to do a repurchase/trade. I now have a brand new Malibu LTZ, a beautiful, maxed out vehicle. Same note for the remainder of the term, same low financing I had, and I'm even receiving a refund check for a few thousand. Bottom line: yes I expected rattles, etc. that come with a convertible; didn't bother me. But serious engine/mechanical problems with no response from the dealer/GM/etc.; not acceptable. The BBB really helped!!! And, as a bonus, the irrational verbally abusive Pontiac dealer no longer has her dealership (not because of me, mind you; it's the economy so they say) in Thibodaux, LA. I'm still in the GM family, the Malibu LTZ has gotten great reviews, it's fun to drive, I still have a sunroof so I don't feel bad about getting rid of a convertible, and I look forward to enjoying this Chevrolet product. Long Live the BBB; nice to know that that process works so well!
#609 of 869 Re: Luv my G6 HTC [chrissy9]
Jan 04, 2009 (7:58 am)
I have actually grown to love my G6 too. Though like another post mentioned, the one bother is the lurchy transmission. Now they offer a 6spd auto, but mine is the 08 4spd. It has gotten better than when I first got it. but, sometimes I wonder what in the world its doing. It'll bump up in gear or down in gear and really no need to do it. Other than this, I can honestly say it is built quite well, its quiet in the interior. For what the car offers, its features, it certainly has a alot for the money. I am literally just paying $1 more a month than I did for an 06 Accord SE, which was fairly basic car, no roof, no leather, pretty much basic. LOVED IT. I would still be with Honda if I had a the choice, it has to be a GM product. I bashed the car for the longest time, but I am actually loving the car. No problems yet. I lease the car, I do plan to get out about 1-2yrs in to the lease to get my Honda back. But, the in the mean time, why not enjoy it. It really is a nice, sporty, youthful looking car. My family is even surprised, we are a VW and Honda family, and we have a new opinion of GM. Still would I get a new one now? if I had to get a new car?? Uh, probably not, I am a honda guy at heart. My mom a VW fan. We all have our favorites, but its just a car.
By the way they are doing a face lift on the 09's. look it up.
#610 of 869 2 cars and cant be happier
Jan 07, 2009 (11:05 am)
Wow I cant belive the bashing in this forum. I have two 2007 G6 htc's with no problems at all. I loved my wifes so much that i went back a month later and purchased one too. price was right, after rebates and discounts wifes was 24K and mine was 23K and I have the 3.9 engine. The cars are flawless and so much fun to drive. I open and close the top constantly even if its for a minute to visit the coffe shop. My only pet peeve was the momentary switch for the top, but I added a toggle switch and now i just flip it and dont have to hold the button. Of couse i had to modify the wifes too, she got jealous. Actually I was checking the forums to find ideas how to modify a key fob to lower the top after remote starting while i'm walking to the car. There no words to describe what a great mood you get in driving to and from work with the top down. I constanly get compliments and stares from strangers. Now i'm trying to fabricate a windscreen ($420.00 from the dealer is just too expensive). cant wait for the warm weather,if it hits 60 then the top comes down. The heater and heated seats keep us warm.