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Pontiac G6, Brakes, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#109 of 169 2008 G6 Brake issues
Jul 11, 2009 (8:43 am)
So..to follow up with my 2008 G6 brake issues..after 3 weeks I got confirmation from Pontiac to replace only my rotors..I had to pay for the brakes. This was after three times of being resurfaced. A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!! But..I think that this is not the end of the brake issues. No it makes a clunk noise when I turn the steering wheel..going back to the dealership on Wednesday. They said they know what it is ...but didnt tell me what it is...if I didnt owe so much I would get rid of it!
#110 of 169 Re: 2008 G6 Brake issues [holly72]
Jul 12, 2009 (7:10 am)
Clunk when turning a simple fix, needs to be redone every so often. Same clunk in the Malibu, right, same car.
I do mine every oil change, then never have a clunk.
#111 of 169 Re: 2008 G6 Brake issues [gonogo]
Jul 12, 2009 (1:03 pm)
So the clunk is????? what causes it?
#112 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [jeffsayers]
Jul 12, 2009 (1:06 pm)
I agree with that one...it is the car not the driver!!!!
#114 of 169 Brake squeeks/squeal
Jul 16, 2009 (6:17 am)
I am experiencing some brake squeals. I have almost 18k. I am not a hard braker at all. Mostly highway miles. ONLY, though when my brakes are cold and its been sitting. I leave work at about 10pm, so its cool, and the summer humidity might cause it to become worse.
I will slow down when at slower speed, and its squeals fairly loud! Its sorta embarrassing. Once I brake on them a few times, it then quiets down.
However, there is point in braking when there is usually a slight squeak, such as going through a drive though, I hear it. Fairly minimal. I would say that is about 70% of the time.
Is this normal? Could it be that it needs to be cleaned?
Obviously, I have a warranty, I really need to address this issue.
Of course when I take it to the dealer it is not going to duplicate this. Only if they keep it over night and then try it. Then it will show.
I am not too worried... but it does seem to get gradually worse.. not by a lot, only when sitting for a long time.
Let me know. Thank
#115 of 169 Re: Brake squeeks/squeal [bvdj84]
Jul 16, 2009 (8:43 am)
Sounds like it is just a little rust. With this car (rotors) it seems the rust will start forming any time the humidity is above 0%!!!!
As for the embarrasment, you could either very gently (just barely enough to make contact between the pads and rotors)apply the brakes for the first block you drive in the morning (or after any extended delay). Second option would be to build a temperature and humidity controlled garage. Third option, if someone looks at you funny after hearing it, just pick your nose. They will usually go back to their own business when they see that!
#116 of 169 Re: Brake squeeks/squeal [jeffsayers]
Jul 19, 2009 (6:08 pm)
I have a 2007 G6 and am also having problems with the front brake pads and rotors. My question to you all is:
the damage on your rotors and pads, is it all on the inside pad and rotor regardless of the side of the car (driver/passenger). My rotors and pads on the outside of either rotor are in great shape. The inside pads and rotors have a severe goughe on the top of the rotor.
#117 of 169 06 pon. G6 two different size rotors
Jul 20, 2009 (6:35 pm)
I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this problem. I have a 06 Pontiac G6 with 35k miles, of course something was wrong with the brakes, needed new pads and both front rotors. Only once they were off it was discovered that I have two different size rotors. In fact I have two completely different brake set-ups on each of my front wheels. I have three uniroyal tires, then a douglas tire on my oddball wheel. I went to pepboys, auto zone and another auto shop and noone has heard of this ever happening. My drivers side wheel is the one that doesn't match the rest of my car, and that's the pad that was worn down to nothing, and the other one fine. My car always pulls the left and the tread on the tires is worn in an unusual pattern too. Very strange, although I know very little about cars, people that do have never come across this. I leased the car with 30 miles on it, and have never had any work done on it, or no accidents, any thoughts would be appreciated.
#118 of 169 Re: Brake squeeks/squeal [bvdj84]
Aug 18, 2009 (8:10 am)
I just took my 2007 G6 Convertible to the shop for the brakes making noise, and was told the brakes were worn out - at 26,000 miles - and that they are not under warranty - and will cost me $600.00 to get them fixed.
They will fix them or they can have the car back. I take very good care of my car and there is no way the ceramic brakes should be worn out at 26,000 miles.
My car was going the same thing as #114 - so you better get your car in asap.