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Pontiac G6, Brakes, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#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.
#119 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [jennyag6]
Aug 30, 2009 (12:39 pm)
Hey Jenny, I'm going to attempt to solve this problem again for the second time this week! I was just wondering after almost two months did this solve your problem?
#120 of 169 squeaky brakes and warped rotors
Nov 29, 2009 (8:56 am)
I developed a squeak in the front brakes with 47K miles. It appeared to come primarily front the front left tire. When the breaks were inspected they had about 1/2 half to 1/4 life remaining. Despite this, I requested the front and rear brake pads to be changed. The rotors had never been turned before. It was recommended that the front and rear rotors be turned also. After two weeks of driving and turning the rotor, I developed a significant vibration when braking and the squeaking returned. I upgraded the brake pads and the rotors had to be turned again. After two weeks of driving, I developed a significant vibration when braking again. I elected to replace the rotors. The vibration has stopped but the breaks continue to squeak. Any ideas??
#121 of 169 G6 brake system problems
Dec 28, 2009 (7:28 am)
I hope to have responses to this by the afternoon when I meet my mechanic, so please... please...any info you can give me will be most appreciated.
I have so many problems with my G6 2006 model brake system with moderate highway miles. Initially, about a year ago.. if you had to press on the brake suddenly, they would go all the way to the floor, with little brake power. I took the car in and was told there was nothing wrong. Then the car developed a shake at speeds over sixty. I was told an alignment was in order. This done, the problem persisted, back the to shop. They told me I needed new pads. They replaced them. Problem persisted, so I took it to another shop (GM dealership). They told me the back was replaced, when when the front pads should have been replaced. Ok, replaced and they turned the rotors. Problem was worse. They told me the rotors were cut wrong and did it again. Then, when the problem persisted, they told me the master cylinder was bad. So they replaced that several weeks ago. Then, four days ago, the brakes locked up on me on a busy highway, Towed the car, and was told a hose had broken, the calipers locked up, and the brakes were burned up. So they were going to replace the brakes AGAIN!!!
Now, I was told the whole hydrolic antilock brake system is bad and will cost 1500 or more to fix. I just got off the phone with the mechanic and he told me it may have been because of faulty brake fluid.
What is going on? I know this model and year of car has problems, especially with the brake system. But am I getting screwed here? Can anyone help? To me, the brake fluid would have been replaced when the master cylinder was replaced. And wouldn't they be able to tell if the ABS was faulty when they replaced the master cylinder?
Like i said, any assistance would prove beneficial.
#122 of 169 Re: G6 brake system problems [dkaser]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:30 am)
Some one, at one time, put the wrong fluid in your braking system. When and where maybe you might have an idea.
#123 of 169 Re: G6 brake system problems
Dec 30, 2009 (11:30 am)
It has been over a year with no problems....$1000 later. Non-GM Slotted/drilled roters & performance pads on the front and new pads on the back,
#124 of 169 pontiac rental brake problem
Mar 09, 2010 (7:16 pm)
I HAd A G5 OR 6 AS A RENTAL CAR. ROAD WAS DRY-IN SUMMER-AND I HAD TO STOP SUDDENLY. THE BRAKES DID NOT WORK AS NEEDED. THEY WORKED AFTER I HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. RENTAL CO AND INS CO BLAMED MY DRIVING, DESPITE MY REPORT. I WAS Not AT FAULT-BRakes failed. any other drivers find brakes arbitrarily do not work in quick response situations?
thank for your reply. very imp!!!! i wish to alleviate the spike in my ins.
#125 of 169 pontiac brakes in rental
Mar 09, 2010 (7:18 pm)
please let me know of your brake experience
#126 of 169 Re: pontiac rental brake problem [civicowner3]
Mar 10, 2010 (5:08 am)
Sorry civicowner, while the brakes on this car seem to be likely to have early wear, they do stop the vehicle. Re-read your words, they seem to support the insurance company's decision. In particular, you had to stop SUDDENLY. Also, to say the brakes worked after hitting the vehicle in front of you, well I would suspect the vehicle in front of you did most of that work!
Anyway, you are still alive and by ommission of other details I presume the people that got it up the trunk are as well; it could have been much worse.
#127 of 169 Re: pontiac rental brake problem [jeffsayers]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:06 am)
excuse me? You have no clue as to what you are talking about!
2 joy riders in a beat up truck pulled in front of me suddenly, at the cusp of of an intersection. I had pulled in to post mail. as they had to back up to stay out of the middle of the intersection-I guess they planned to pull out and go, but traffic prevented-this put them close to my car. I have already begun to pull away from ther curb, and had to slam on the brakes. The brakes did not employ in time to avoid hitting them. as a delayed action the brakes worked. Too late, I had hit the side of the truck.
the ins adjustor took the details, and blamed me without investigating-that is- having the rental car checked. he was too lazy. he was an ahole, and it seems as if he and you would be in good company. cheers.