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Pontiac G6, Brakes, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#65 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [pulley468]
Sep 26, 2008 (11:23 am)
I have a 2006 G6 pontiac.. i am having tail light /brake light issues and my gear shifter wouldnt come out of park either and my cruise control intermittently worked to . but now i dont use my cruise control because the last time i used almost got in an car accident because when i hit the brakes it didnt shut off . i had to pounce hard and hard b4 it shut off. that was scary too. when i am going down the road my tail/brake lights stays on, then when i stop they go off.. i have had it to 3 auto repair shops and they searched it high and dry and came up with what i need. they said i need a body control module...i am sick over it ... cause it is a lot of money like 500 dollars to 1000 to get it fixed .. i have complained to pontiac and they say it is on me...the repair cost to fix it.. i am sick over it..i asked if they have a recall they said no... i think we need to band together and tell our problem to GM/ Pontiac so they get the message ... i have complained but they arent listening to me . i think we all need to contact GM/pontiac and tell them ..we all need to do this ...maybe they will recall and have our problem fixed by GM/Pontiac..Its like a petition if we all who have problems with the G6 tell GM/Pontiac. they will here us... and maybe do something about this...I am also haveing the brakes issue too what u are experincing about the G6, they sqeak, grind, and i just had these brakes changed...i fell like a got a real lemon ..its not funny either... i paid big money for this car too.
#66 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [ddanj3708]
Sep 26, 2008 (11:29 am)
i have done that but it works temporarily ...i still have issues with it. that it is going to cost me 500 to 1000 dollars to fix my problem
#67 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [chmar]
Sep 26, 2008 (1:21 pm)
At the third repair shop, which was a pontiac dealer, they replaced the brake switch stating it was bad. That was pretty cheap. But, when they did this they said the module thingy that calibrated the brake switch was not calibrating it and would also need to be replaced. I had them go ahead and replace it after they described what would happen without it calibrating. So with the new module, brake switch, and labor my cost was around $450. The good news is that so far the brake lights have been working properly again. It has been a couple of months so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its fixed for good. I would say the $1000 range is quite inflated on the repair.
#68 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [romich96]
Sep 28, 2008 (6:03 am)
Well, If I had this problem, I would demand for it to be fixed, or let me out of the lease, as it is under warranty. I would simply word it to the Pontiac Rep and the dealership, that the car is not safe to drive, and that the car is under warranty and they are unable to fix is correctly. I also would file for a lemon, I would stand my ground, and I would not drive the car like that. If they told me that I would have to pay that to get out my lease, for a car that does not work correctly, that is "unsafe", They cannot force you to do this, as they are breaching their end of the contract, with not providing you with a satisfactory car to drive for the lease amount time.
You guys need to get a case started if you have not done it already, contact the company "Pontiac", and word it precisely, then see what they have to say. Throw in the fact that the car is unsafe and not drivable. Stay professional about it with them. Keep all records from any trip to the repair shop at your dealer. Get the name of the service manager, and give this to them as well. Hope this helps, Keep calm, they cannot force you to drive it or pay to get out of it, since you have a legitimate case, and legally they are not hold their end of the contract.
As a lease owner, it is your responsibility to do basic maintenance, oil changes, tire rotations, keep up fluids. Keeping it clean, staying within normal wear and tear. I don't think replacing a shifter is one of them.
#69 of 169 Brake light reversal
Sep 28, 2008 (7:10 am)
Just so anyone who comes later due to the brake lights being reversed intermittantly. On my 05' G6 the problem seems to have been resolved by replacing the body control module out. Replacing the switch and relearning did not work. I'll try to follow up if there are any changes.
#70 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [bvdj84]
Sep 28, 2008 (12:56 pm)
Well I got out of that lease early last week. Boy was I glad. My lease wasn't up until 2010. I couldn't wait no longer. It stayed in the shop for almost a week, and they claimed they fixed it. I didn;t give it a chance, so I traded it in. I bought a Pontiac Torrent and hoping and praying that I will not have a lot of problems.
#71 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [romich96]
Sep 29, 2008 (7:13 am)
Okay, thats all cool, BUT, did they stick you with a huge upside down balance to roll into the new car?? If they did that, than that is not right.
Personally, if you gave another brand a chance, you could have better luck, Even the used G8's with a few 1,000 miles on them can be had for a about $25k , give or take. Some loaded! GM has too many cars too worry about. Atleast get a car that doesn't depreciate so much, that you are in a money pit. Literally, I was able to trade out of my Accord, after 1yr into the lease. Owing nothing on it! I want my Accord back! Sit in an Accord, or new Acura, you'll see, feel the difference.
Although no problems with my G6, 7,600miles, I will try to trade next spring!
#72 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [bvdj84]
Sep 30, 2008 (3:45 pm)
Well, it was a good deal. I had the GM discount which knock off $2200 and then $1000 rebate. But I did put down $4000 to get my payments much lower. I rolled over $7000 in the a new loan, but I thought it was good. Good luck in trading it in next year. So hopefully I will not have alot of problems with this suv.
#73 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [romich96]
Oct 02, 2008 (6:41 am)
So essentially because you had a bad product from Pontiac, the dumped the problem on you..... Pontiac did not help you at all. The Dealer didn't either. They just didn't take the car back, ROLLING $7,000 into the new loan! For something that is not your problem, Pontiac breached the lease contract or warranty, not providing you a safe car, not satisfactory. You got royal screwed, and to top it off, you got another pontiac.... Wow, I am sorry, but I am mad just hearing about this. You did, they used you. They made a defected product that is unsafe, and in order to get out, you have to absorb the problem! They did not help you. Plus you put down your well earned $4k!! That is a bad deal! Plus the fact that Pontiac SUV, depreciates so fast, they are not selling well now too. Pontiac depreciates so fast anyway. Your already after having it new, way upside down. See, this is why people ask my, why did you choose a Pontiac? I kid you not, I had a guy yesterday ask me, what made you choose Pontiac. I have an 08 G6, I really like it, offers alot, it is fun, but it does not compare to my 06 accord, that has refinement, and amazing engine, I told him, it wasnt my choice, Plus, I came from an 06 Accord. I told him, I will be back to the Accord. I will next spring, though I signed the lease last spring, I am investigating ways to get out, and certainly not rolling money from it to the new lease. It is possible.
Sorry, if I seem really harsh, but hearing about that, you really got hammered on that deal. They saw you were desperate, and shown you the only way out, I wouldn't have done that. When in reality, they took advantage of you, and your money. Too late now, but you'll know next time.
#74 of 169 Re: Brake Lights/Brake Switch Issues [bvdj84]
Oct 03, 2008 (4:22 pm)
Yeah what you said was really harsh!!! You do what you want and I will do what I want!!!!!!!!!!!!That is my problem in putting down whatever I felt like it. I got another Pontiac because that G6 was getting on my freaking nerves. I put down money to have my payments where I can afford, if you must know. I've seen and heard many people being upside and down!! I wasn't going to let it go back as a repo. I just couldn't wait until the lease ends, because it was to far away and too many problems. Here in the economy, people do that in these days. This is my third product from Pontiac and I just one bad product was defective. This vehicle I have now is not a lease, I f got it financed it!! We all know that the only cars out here that doesn't depreciates is the Accord and maybe Toyota, but other cars will.
I never would have thought, I would've got a bad comment on what I done. Who are you to judge, I see you still have that junk!!! You was the one who made a bad deal or decision choosing a Pontiac over a honda. Honda is best American car out there. There is no other way out of your lease!!