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Pontiac G6, Convertible
#745 of 869 Re: To buy or not to buy? [alexmils]
Apr 14, 2010 (5:09 pm)
Due to the late-2009 $7K dealer rebate, by mid-January ’10 there were absolutely no new Pontiac or Saturn vehicles of any model remaining for sale in the Northeast, and only a handful could be found in the rest of the country. If you uncovered a new G6 convertible, especially a 2009.5 model, you are indeed very lucky. Forget the color, buy it now! At $26K, it’s a great deal. Except for a cold-weather roof rattle, which was quickly fixed my dealer, my 2008 G6 HTC has been trouble-free, and has exceeded all of my expectations, which as an engineer, are typically “impossibly high.”
#746 of 869 SOME RATTLE BUT LOVE MY CAR
May 01, 2010 (5:28 am)
hey guys just wanna say this is my first day on here and the site is very informing i must say there is a few people who tend to complain and do nothing but complain....but there is just as many that love there car so i will stick with them.....no car is perfect ,,....i do have a question i notice some rattles seems like from the back driver side when i do drive over rough pavement or bumps in the road some people i see hacve fixed there own problems is it something that can be fixed at home ?
#747 of 869 Re: SOME RATTLE BUT LOVE MY CAR [g6guy]
May 07, 2010 (8:45 am)
On both doors, there's a spring-loaded pin which gives additional support to the latch, which will hopefully reduced flexing, and thereby keep the door in alignment. If this pin begins to stick, it has the potential to cause door/body rattles. Keep it lubricated with a thin coating of synthetic grease, such as "Super Lube," to enable free movement.
If rattles still persist, take the vehicle to your dealer, since the roof's 2nd or 3rd panel mechanisms may require adjustment.
#748 of 869 Re: SOME RATTLE BUT LOVE MY CAR [twosmgs]
May 09, 2010 (11:05 am)
thanks.. i kinda think it could be the roof becasue i dont hear a thing when the top is down.. but once u go over some bumps in the road u here some rattle comming from the top at first i thought it was the drivers door or some people say the back quarter panel either way i still love my car just was wondering the dealer did say they would have to pull it all aprt to find the rattle to me its not wirth it its water proof and i want to keep it that way.lol but thanks for the info
#749 of 869 Re: SOME RATTLE BUT LOVE MY CAR [g6guy]
May 17, 2010 (6:57 am)
I had the same problem with the rattling - I took it back to the dealer 3 times and they have it for over 8 days total. FINALLY they actually called General Motors and found out it was the "bushings and grommets" that had to be replaced on the convertible top. Mine only made the rattle when it was cold - not driven first thing in the a.m. - before the sun would heat it up. After the first 2 trips to the dealer - I left it overnight and showed up first thing the next a.m. and told the Service Manager we were going to "take a ride" - he actually heard the noise that time - ha ha ha ha ha
#750 of 869 Re: SOME RATTLE BUT LOVE MY CAR [steph418]
May 17, 2010 (1:35 pm)
I am from GM Customer Service. So has the dealership fixed your vehicle or is it still at the dealership? Please let me know how the repairs go. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#751 of 869 water in spare tire
May 20, 2010 (3:02 pm)
funny thing i happened to lift the cover on my spare tire of my 06 gtp convertable and noticed some water in the spare wheel .. the rest of the car was bone dry even when it rained out side.someone mentioned there could be a leak when it goes threw the car wash but i everything is bone dry very odd i cleaned up the wheel well and havent seen any water since anyone have the same problem
#752 of 869 Re: water in spare tire [g6guy]
May 20, 2010 (4:17 pm)
I've had water in the spare tire area on several cars over the years, and really never could figure out how it got there. On my G6 HTC, the spoiler nuts loosened twice, which could easily let water come in through the trunk. It's worth taking a look.
#753 of 869 Re: water in spare tire [ownerof4chevys]
May 21, 2010 (4:22 pm)
i never thought about that i will def take a look at it and see thanks a lot
#754 of 869 Re: water in spare tire [g6guy]
May 28, 2010 (6:13 am)
My new, 2008 G6 HTC arrived from a distant dealer's lot, after my dealer made a trade for it. (The distant dealer, about 70 miles away, had a car with my preferred color and options. It had been stored outside for about 4 very cold months, and so he was happy to finally see it move.)
A day after taking delivery, I noticed that much of the insulation in the trunk was damp / wet, and I further discovered that there was about 0.5" of water in the spare tire wheel well. It was mid-January, and this did not bode well for my future enjoyment of this car! Back to the dealer it went that same day, who happens to have an excellent body shop.
They immediately performed a "water test" and quickly found the source of the leak. Body putty seals the gutter around the trunk lid, which directs water runoff from the roof and the trunk lid to the rear bumper. Either the body putty cracked, or it was installed improperly, which enabled water to enter the trunk near the middle of the right-side gutter through a nearly imperceptible 0.75" slit. It was quickly fixed with epoxy and repainted, and one would never know that a repair was made to the gutter. The trunk was ripped apart (including the insulation), everything was dried with heaters, and then reassembled.
If you only have periodic leaks, it may be dry or misaligned seals. Try some silicone spray first. If the trunk leak continues, especially in cold weather, a quality body shop should be able to diagnose and repair the problem.