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#32 of 58 2007 Pontiac G5 - Steering
Jun 17, 2009 (6:16 am)
My G5 has 73,000 miles - 90% interstate travel. This doesnt happen all the time, but occasionally when apply the brake, i get a shaking in the steering wheel. They say its brakes, but i disagree - if it was the brakes (rotors) it would happen all the time. This happens at different speeds: 30, 40, 50 it doesnt matter, but then again it DOESNT happen each time...I am thinking something with the rack and pinion. Any thoughts???
#33 of 58 G5 power steering
Sep 16, 2009 (1:04 pm)
I love my G5, have had it for two years now. But all of a sudden the power steering went out! I checked the manuel and it said it's electric power steering, so it's not like I can add more fluid. The display also says "power steering" and the manuel said when it says that that it needs to go to the dealership. Anyone else ever have this problem? Anyone know of anything I can do to try to fix it before going to the dealership?
#34 of 58 Re: 2007 Pontiac G5 - Steering [randaza1]
Sep 18, 2009 (10:18 am)
Warped rotors are a possible cause.
#35 of 58 Re: G5 power steering [kellibrie]
Oct 05, 2009 (6:18 pm)
If you look online at the sister car to the G5, the Cobalt, you will see this issue crop up on model year 2005-2008 en masse.
You may have blown a fuse, or the electric motor may have gone out on the power steering.
GM may view this issue as "the car is still drivable" without power steering.
I believe there is a factory TSB Service bulletin on this problem.
I'd say its downright dangerous.
#36 of 58 pontiac g5 gt coupe 2007=issues
Nov 30, 2009 (2:23 pm)
i am interested in finding anyone that has or knows of a remedy to this issue i have:
i built a g5gt coupe in 2007 black inside an out all the bells and whistles. At 23 miles the wipers flew off the car in a snowstorm it was 45.00 and change to replace them at the dealership. at 123 miles the gasket seals on the doors fell off replaced under warranty.
the following are all under warranty:
on jan 23rd 2009 the stereo sytem sensor blew replaced also cracked the molding over the glove box also replaced ,now there is a hum when air or heat is on.
two weeks later the gas sensor blew also replaced (my best epa is 19).
the dash and stereo fashed like a disco ball very hard to see or so bright it hurts your eyes and is distracting while driving.
i have had all new brakes tires rotors twiceand they still are not that great.
i was almost killed once when the emergency brake failed it has been fixed,replaced and fixed again resolve to issue by dealership is to park on flat ground always,so i have.the front panel fell out while driving a new one will cost me aprox 200.00.
the wiring under the driver seat shorted ,it was repaired by electic tape i am suppose to keep an eye on it and let them know when the tape needs replacing.
in july of this year the oil in engine compressed so badly the dip stick was broke during removal if i want a new one it will cost me (not covered) compression test resulted in as inconclusive they can't explain what happened.
i am so heartbroken i built this car my first new ever.
i stopped going to dealership they laugh at me now. at this point i am spending 300.00 a month for gas to drive approx 400 miles a month.
unfortunatley on black friday my heat shield fell off had it riveted thought i was good to go.
saturday i got in the car smell of gas gave me bad headache took it back to dealership for a little over 900.00 i can have the catalytic converter replaced no warranty,even though the law says 8 yrs 80,000 miles for design defect.which it is all one piece unit to get to flex hose converter needs to be removed.
in short this has to be the biggest piece of junk out their.
anyone else have issues like these??? i would be interested in knowing i am in conversations with pontiac and plan on contacting the attorney general and epa commission on this vehicle.
i have spoke with dmv lemon law agents and still no where close to resolve.
#37 of 58 Re: pontiac g5 gt coupe 2007=issues [tdigra]
Dec 09, 2009 (1:56 pm)
I don't get what you mean when you say you actually "built" your G5? But all those problems make me nervous, as my biggest complaint from my 2009 G5 is that it's leaking water through the trunk. It's at a dealership now, for the 2nd time, they replaced 2 different parts and now tell me that neither part solved the problem. It also leaked water through the airbags within the first month I got it.
Anyone else have water leaking into their car?
#38 of 58 Re: pontiac g5 gt coupe 2007=issues [kk27]
Dec 19, 2009 (8:11 am)
get the spare out of your trunk mine rotted as did the jack really rotted when i had a flat 2 weeks ago. as for building i sat at dealership put all parts in i wanted let out what i didn't. to update pontiac is replacing cat converter,then i am off for diagonstics so far i have 14 codes spewing outta the computer. last week i lost cruise control,emergancy brakes for a half of a day and the shifting is horrid (sometimes it shifts sometimes it don't).sooooooooooooooo not happy way to upside down to take the $1500.00 that pontiac offered me.
#39 of 58 Just bought a new G5 for $10,400
Dec 20, 2009 (11:12 am)
Just bought a 2009 Silver G5, automatic, cruise and spare tire for $10,400 after taxes. Thanks to the GM Card, a private GM offer and of course the $6500 rebate. Also looked around and found one with the lower MSRP. At one point in the model year the base MSRP jumped by over $700. Should be a decent car, tough to beat for the $
#40 of 58 Pontiac G5 Issues
Dec 28, 2009 (11:36 am)
I just bought a used 2009 Pontiac G5 GT with just 10500 miles on it and I love it. Got it as a certified GM vehicle so I have a 48 month/48K bumper to bumper. Although this is a rebadge of a Cobalt, the styling is slightly different and it makes it looker nicer to me.
A few issues I had. I figured I'd post these to see if others have these before I go to the local dealer to get them resolved:
- When I park the car and leave, I hear a pinging under the car. Sounds like the exhaust system is cooling down and there is metal on metal, pinging as it cools down. The pinging slows down as the car cools down until it disappears. My old Cobalt did the same thing. Anyone else hear this? Is this just normal?
- My stereo has only 5 pages of presets instead of 6 for some reason. My old Cobalt and the Saturn Aura we own have 6 (same GM radio).
Good luck to those who own the G5! Nice car.