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Pontiac G6, Brakes, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#100 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [bveljovic]
Jul 09, 2009 (6:55 am)
I was one of the original posters and this is what me solution was. First I had to get my drivers side wheel bearing done for over $300. That stopped the loud roaring sound and vibration coming on the front end. Next I had to get my brakes pads and rotors replaced for over $300 which stopped the jerky (kinda like the brakes were skipping) feeling while stopping. Lastly I had to get new tires at over $350. The continental tires that came with my brand new G6 had little or no tread left. Now my car runs almost perfect. The breaks are still not as smooth as I would like but I did hear that the G6 need high performance rotors and ceramic pad. So next time I need to do rotors i will buy the slotted ones. I bought my 2006 G6 GT new and should not have had to do all this work. Pontiac should have known this car need high performance material to run smoothly! I love my car but i am disappointed in some of the manufacturing decisions.
#101 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [bxgirlnsc]
Jul 09, 2009 (7:20 am)
You people are too hard on your brakes. Just traded My 04 Malibu with 44 K and brakes were about half worn and no warping. I figure they are good for at least 80 to 100 K . Treat them like a women, nice and gentle.
#102 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [gonogo]
Jul 09, 2009 (10:14 am)
"You people are too hard on your brakes. Just traded My 04 Malibu with 44 K and brakes were about half worn and no warping. I figure they are good for at least 80 to 100 K . Treat them like a women, nice and gentle."
That's fine and dandy for a Chevy, but we are talking about Pontiacs here. Secondly, I don't care how dang hard you are on brakes; in no case should they need to be replaced at 20 some thousand miles.
#103 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved?
Jul 09, 2009 (10:30 am)
Pontiac=high end performance? I am not so sure. No offense.
Pontiac, Chevy, Saturn, etc, I am sure they all use similar parts, if not the same.
All GM products. The new malibu and G6 use an incredible amount of similar or like parts. In my book, all those brands are the same, but with different look or title.
#104 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [jeffsayers]
Jul 10, 2009 (8:06 am)
Same car, no difference. I traded for a 09 G6, I feel I am still in my Malibu. Everything the same except some sheet metal and badge. Turn it up side down and all Malibu.
#105 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [bvdj84]
Jul 10, 2009 (8:20 am)
I am no mechanic nor am i a speed racer. my mechanic reccommended i get high performance rotors to prevent the rotors from warping soo fast. he say he sees that a lot with the g6. i am not hard on my brakes. but i don't think you can compare a malibu to the g6 with a v6 engine.
#106 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [gonogo]
Jul 10, 2009 (12:35 pm)
For the most part they probably are the same car. But there are small differences here and there. I tend to think of Pontiac as more of a "frill and thrills" version of the trusted original.
Regardless, you have to admit it would be hard to intentionally wear out a set of brake pads in 20 some thousand miles; let alone simply being "hard" on your brakes.
#107 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [bxgirlnsc]
Jul 11, 2009 (5:42 am)
My Malibu had a V6 200 HP 220 ft lb torque, what a blast to put the hammer down. Went with the 2.4 L 4 cyl in my G6, have no use for V6 power.
#108 of 169 Re: Brakes/Rotors - Solved? [jeffsayers]
Jul 11, 2009 (6:00 am)
People with all different make cars have brake problems. I was given a ford Taurus once, for a loaner. I put the brakes on hard at 70 MPH and the front end shook like a wet dog.
I guess I know brakes are not the best on my cars so I baby them, rear brakes are good for over 100K.
I rotate my tires every 5-7 K and always check my brake pads, like I said before the Malibu with 44K were half worn.
For some reason the manufactures put marginal brakes on cars, never warped a rotor on any truck I have owned. Way back when I was running Cavaliers, I warped a few.
I also own a Sonoma with 55k and original brakes, that is with some towing.
#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!