Last post on Jan 10, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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Pontiac G6, Brakes, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#158 of 167 Re: I'm Baaaaaaaaaack! NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! [gonogo]
Apr 24, 2012 (12:55 pm)
I own a 06, G6, bought it new got a smashing deal so figured why not. Replace intermediate steering link 50,000 miles due to this annoying clunking u all are hearing when turning. Replaced brake pads and rotors turned for the first time 85,000 miles aaannnndddd, had front brake issues ever since. I think if you put ceramics on then definately have to go with heavy duty rotors or crossdrilled rotors which you might as well for the cost of heavy duty rotors. Also, all brake pads are not created equal as well as rotors. When cars are manufactured where ever that may be all parts are not manufactured in the same location, hence outsourcing. So think about it like this, your care and most of it's products where made by the lowest bidder, where ever that may be. First off I haven't given a lick about pontiac and them willing to stand behind a car they build ever since the intermediate steering link had to be replaced. That was such an obvious engineering flaw it's rediculous, you might as well not even spend the money for the warranty. The brakes I am yet to figure that one out but, if i find something that works, I'll let u all know, leaning towards ebc rotors with the green pads after doing the research and I am going to bleed the sh&% out of my brakes when I put them on. As for comparing one carto another with the same problem, no disrespect but don't think you can. However I do own a Dodge Ram 2500 and they stand behind there product, no problems and warrenty is bumper to bumper including electrical malfunctions and electronics for 8 years 85,000 miles, now that's not a bad warranty. And noting that they let you set up your warranty however you want it within certain parameters shows that they know there product is quality and they want it to continue to be quality. Warranty work done twice for recalls, OMG did you hear what I just said RECALLS. I don't think the later knows what that word is or means. Sorry I'm just pissed in a world of technology that we live in brake issues should be a thing of the past besides normal wear and tear. Just trying to make a buck I guess, just like big oil, does, LOL!!!
#159 of 167 Re: I'm Baaaaaaaaaack! NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! [little_country]
Apr 25, 2012 (8:23 am)
Wow 2010, old history. I never had a truck with bad brakes, why because they are heavy duty do to GVW requirements.
34300 miles now on my 09 G6, last brake check 29 K , good.
Recalls are for safety items. Now customer satisfaction is another story, GM is not very good at that.
Apr 28, 2012 (8:12 am)
34355 miles brake pads still excellent.
#161 of 167 Re: brakes locking? [teresa30]
Jul 30, 2012 (5:25 pm)
i was wondering if the problem with your g6 braking was figured out because i am having the exact same problem and i dont know were to look.if the problem was found could you please e-mail me and let me know what it was.
#162 of 167 Re: brakes locking? [keiddo]
Jul 31, 2012 (6:46 pm)
What year is your Pontiac, keiddo? Have you had this problem checked into already? Let us know if we can be of assistance.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#163 of 167 2007 Pontiac G6 Brake Problems - Locked Up!
Aug 26, 2012 (12:16 pm)
My daughter has had issues with the brakes every year. Last year we completely replaced the rear brakes and just last month we did the same with the front brakes at Firestone. We were planning a trip so everything was done with new parts. Last week her brakes locked up and the car shot straight into the trees. Pretty sure the car is totaled. Fortunately, she was not injured (amazing after seeing the car in the trees and all the damage). Nationwide is inspecting the brakes since we had them serviced last month.
Now, other than the brakes, the car was wonderful. We both enjoyed driving. Does anyone know if the poor brakes are not an issue with newer models? What about 2008 and newer models?
#164 of 167 Re: 2007 Pontiac G6 Brake Problems - Locked Up! [holzer]
Aug 28, 2012 (6:40 am)
We're glad that your daughter is okay after the accident, holzer! Hopefully you'll be able to find a great replacement vehicle for her!
All the best,
GM Customer Service
Jan 09, 2013 (12:24 pm)
Do all 2006 Pontiac's have anti-brake systems? I have had some problems with my bearings and the auto repair I took it to says he cannot see an ABS! He told me my car is rare?
#167 of 167 Re: Pontiac G6 2006 [redrockhistory]
Jan 10, 2013 (8:44 am)
If you wanted to send us the last 8 digits of your VIN and inquiry to socialmediagm.com we could check the vehicle build for you.
Sarah, GM Customer Service