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#179 of 241 2008 Pontiac G6 @ 39,000
Feb 01, 2012 (9:02 am)
This message is for GM Customer Service or any one who can answer. I bought my G6 about 11 months ago with 27,000 mi and it's been great. Last week at 39,00 mi it started to act up at about 40 mph when in high gear at a slow acceleration prior to kicking into a lower gear. The issue is that it jerks or feels like the engine is missing until I give it more gas to down shift. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this? It seems strange that the engine would only miss at this point so I am suspecting it may be the transmission? Is this a sign that the tranny is going out already?
#180 of 241 Re: 2008 Pontiac G6 @ 39,000 [g6bob]
Feb 01, 2012 (10:00 am)
The transmission may be a possible cause, but having the vehicle looked into in general wouldn't be a bad idea. If we can assist in working with a dealership, please contact us via email with more information (please include your name/Edmunds username, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership). My coworker Christina will advise you from there!
GM Customer Service
#181 of 241 Re: 2008 Pontiac G6 @ 39,000 [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 03, 2012 (12:29 pm)
Just wanted to update you on this issue; it turned out to be a miss on one of the cylinders with the engine under load, not the transmission. Don't know what is causing it yet though?
#182 of 241 Re: 2008 Pontiac G6 @ 39,000 [g6bob]
Feb 06, 2012 (6:38 am)
My 2008 Pontiac G6 GT is doing this exact same thing. I am afraid its the transmission. I just spent $900 on new tires last month so I'm hoping this repair isn't expensive! Did you ever find out what was wrong with yours?
#183 of 241 Re: 2008 Pontiac G6 @ 39,000 [abbyelpers]
Feb 06, 2012 (8:07 am)
You have a 5 year 100K warranty on drive train, your covered.
#184 of 241 Re: 2008 Pontiac G6 @ 39,000 [abbyelpers]
Feb 06, 2012 (8:50 am)
As gonogo mentioned, you are likely still within the powertrain warranty. If we can get you the specific parameters of your warranty, please get us the last 8 digits of your VIN in an email and we'll get you that information!
GM Customer Service
#185 of 241 Re: 2008 Pontiac G6 @ 39,000 [abbyelpers]
Feb 06, 2012 (11:14 am)
MINE WAS TRANSMISSION IT WAS SOUNDING LIKE TIN CANS UNDER THE HOOD. NO WARNING JUST THE SOUND. IT WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.
Feb 06, 2012 (4:28 pm)
Car had to be towed to dealer last Friday even though it has less than 25,000 miles. I was told that the clutch assembly and fly wheel needed to be replaced at a cost of nearly $2,200. According to my contract I have a 6 yr./75,000 mile warranty, yet the dealer is telling me that API (the warranty carrier) says repair is not covered. I would really like to hear from GM Customer Services for advice on how to proceed. There is no way that the clutch should have burned out so soon. The car is driven by my 63 year old wife, so you can rest assured there wasn't any hot rodding.
#187 of 241 Re: 2007 G6 GT [sttinabq]
Feb 07, 2012 (7:51 am)
I'm sorry that your G6 had to be towed in on Friday! Looking at API's website, it seems that there are different extended service contracts, from PremierCare (the most comprehensive) to the Premier Powertrain contract, which would cover items like the engine, waterpump, and transfer case. Do you recall which service contract you purchased? And when you purchased the service contract, did you receive any information as to what would be covered? As this is a third-party service, I don't have access to many resources on it aside from what is available at their website. It does appear that you can log into an account with their website to learn more: http://www.apiprotection.com/
We would be happy to get a Service Request set up for you, from which point we would contact your dealership to find out more about what's going on, and would likely escalate it to your District Specialist. If you're interested in this, please send us an email that includes the following information: your name and Edmunds username, contact information (phone and address), the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership. It may also be helpful to include a link to this page as my coworker Christina responds to the incoming emails and it would help her find the post.
We look forward to hearing from you,
GM Customer Service
#188 of 241 Re: 2007 G6 GT [sttinabq]
Feb 07, 2012 (12:45 pm)
Not surprised, even GMPP Major Guard will not cover manual clutch.