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#138 of 169 resurfaced all four rotors on 2005 G6
Feb 08, 2011 (9:10 pm)
2005 g6 with 21,250 miles (yes, I really don't drive that much, because I live in the city). I noticed car would lurch forward, then pull back slightly at full stop for the past 4-5 months. Ignored it, but, this weekend I heard loud grinding for 2-3 seconds when I was pulling out of parking space. Finally checked internet, saw all these posts and brought car in to dealership. End result - all four rotors (OEM) had to be resurfaced; had all pads replaced as well (dealer had brake "special"). That came to about $450. I already know that in 10k-12k miles I'll be coming back to redo the rotors again, or get a new car (lol!). GM dealer's brake tech also said that the brake fluid is "dirty", wants to flush and replace all brake fluid. That's about $150+. Probably will do it.
#139 of 169 Re: resurfaced all four rotors on 2005 G6 [orion42]
Feb 09, 2011 (8:18 am)
Well Orion, the timing is certainly on par for a brake job. The lurching you describe sounds weird, like maybe something in your transmission to me, but I am not a mechanic so... However, I would STRONGLY recomend getting a second opinion about your "dirty" brake fluid.
For what it's worth, I myself just gave my front rotors with less than 50K miles their second turning this past weekend. The pads (2nd set) still had over 50% left. Expecting nothing and not being let down, I called the dealership and asked if GM still says this is normal with a straight face. The service coordinator actually laughed with me about that one. So, I have come to the conclusion, just plan to replace brake pads and turn rotors on every fourth oil change as part of your maintenance plan.
For those that go to the shop, I would suggest buying a jack and a small socket set. The job takes about an hour to do and I'm sure their is a tutorial somewhere on the net on how to do this. You know, if GM can't fix this, maybe they can make future models so that you don't even have to have tools to change the brakes, sort of like changing a tail light.
#140 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [chmar]
Mar 09, 2011 (4:10 pm)
I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 with 45xxx miles with the same issues with the brake lights coming on while driving and shutting off when pressing on the brake petal. I have replaced the brake switch, that worked for about 5 days! I had it towed to Dugan Chev. this morning.. Still waiting for them to look at it and tell me what they "think" is wrong with it.. I also called GM yesterday about this issue.. They gave me a case number and are following up with calls to me and to the dealer to tell me if this is a fix they will cover.. If they will not fix the car I will leave it at the lot! I'm not putting thousands into a car that when I bought it I was told that the lease would cover everything! I will update as I find out what they decide to do with the car.. Please if you have had troubles since the last posts on this matter post your issues and fixes.. I am also interested in getting a petition going to GM to get people with these troubles covered! It is a dangerous safelt issue and should be recalled!!
#141 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [jenny405]
Mar 09, 2011 (9:16 pm)
After filing a complaint with NHTSA, we (I credit a concerted effort through this forum) did get a recall for the 2005-2006 models, which is tantamount to them putting some gunk on a connector. See NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V036000. This was too late for my '06 model. After nearly getting rear-ended several times, we had to get some controller module that controlled the switch changed out and this did fix the problem. It sounds like the same problem. I don't think the recall posted until 2009. Good luck!
#142 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [jenny405]
Mar 24, 2011 (8:01 am)
Have your issues been resolved? A petition is not the way to go to make GM aware of an issue. The best way to go about it is exactly as you did, call GM and set up a case for the issue. This is one way GM finds out about widespread problems is by customer calls into customer assistance. I look forward to your response!
GM Customer Service
#143 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [gmcustsvc]
Mar 24, 2011 (9:51 am)
I don't understand how GM could NOT be aware of all of these problems by now.
#144 of 169 brake wear
Jun 25, 2011 (7:12 am)
Just rotated my tires at 24 k, Pontiac has been doing them for free one year.
Pads and rotors are good, little wear, reset TPMS, easy to do.
#145 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [gmcustsvc]
Jul 28, 2011 (12:54 pm)
Please don't be fooled by the "concerned" customer service rep. If there was really concern, perhaps they should convince the lackluster company they work for, to back the product they sell? I am incensed with GM and the pathetic lack of concern for their "valued customers"
Having tried to shop and buy North American made product, and owned or leased, 7 General Motors cars since 1999, I recently had two G-6 cars. A 2005 and 2008 Gt coupe. Same brake and rotor issues for both, every 12,000 km they would require service. Just in to have rotors machined today. Third time in 48,000 km. The OEM parts are garbage, suggest you by your own after market parts and keep the dealer out of it, since they are in bed with Corporate and cannot offer you the proper fix, which is don't buy a GM!!
#146 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [jenny405]
Oct 07, 2011 (7:43 pm)
I own a 2008 G6 and am having the exact same problem with my brake lights. I had them worked on 2 weeks ago and the same problem is happening again. I plan to contact GM to see what they plan to do about this issue. I work with a gentleman who's daughter also owns a G6 and is having this same problem as well. Will keep you updated...thanks.
#147 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [dalooch]
Oct 09, 2011 (5:29 am)
It's usually the BCM connector, need to be serviced with dielectric grease. GM has a TSB on it.