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Pontiac G6, Transmission, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#25 of 241 Re: 2008 G6 convertible transmission out! [bvdj84]
Apr 23, 2009 (8:57 am)
Yeah and that's only 10 times in 12 months! Ugh!!! Can you give the car back if enough people complain about the transmissions? Like make it seem like they're all lemons? LOL Just dreamin I guess. I can't believe how much the resale value has dropped.
If I would have gotten the car I actually wanted I would have paid less. My husband said Ford Mustangs are not a practical car if it is your only vehicle. So at the time we were going to sell my truck. We ended up keeping my truck so I can drive that in the winter. Hopefully keep low miles on my car will keep the value up on it a little.
When I went to get my car the mustang was $28,000 after negotiations and that's with taxes included and the G6 was over $30,000 with taxes included. If I would have gotten the 09 it would have been $35,000. They weren't willing to negotiate that at all.
I don't know. Pretty much what I got from the whole deal was the Ford dealership I went to were very easy to work with and the Pontiac dealership I went to were kinda cocky. Take it or leave it type.
Good luck with your transmission, I know how it feels, lol! Mine is still in the freakin shop. I call everyday just about to check on it. Been a week and 1 day today. It has also been 80+ this week and I'm stuck in my truck.
#26 of 241 Pontiac to die?
Apr 23, 2009 (6:31 pm)
Pontiac is looking like its going to die. It really is too bad. I truly think they had some potential to offer some great things. It unfortunately was not brought to the level that I am sure they originally had planned. Too much on your plate would do this to anyone.
The money was spread on so thin. I surprised it hasn't hurt or taken a toll on the Cadillac brand. But, with that said... I think it is fair to say that the Cadillac is the full potential for the company, but its too bad that you have to pay that hefty unreasonable price tag for the car. When it really should be the kind of work or quality on their cars to begin with. You buy a base model GM car, you will certainly feel "base".
It is unfortunate that 13 plants are shutting down for the "claimed" 9 weeks. A few of which will not re-open I am sure. Many will be out of jobs. It will then create a bigger blow for GM.
Pontiac is Dead
#27 of 241 G6 tranny and other problems
Apr 24, 2009 (9:09 am)
I really feel your G6 pain. I have a 2006 G6. Rides nice, fits good, and thats about it. I have the 2.4 L. Tranny clunks...apparently it is building up too much pressure. Then the Engine light started coming on...apparently Camshaft Position Sensor, then Steering Clunk...Replaced Steering Shaft for the second time. Ran over a Raccoon...that took out my rad, and condensor...Ooops my fault not GM's.
Then that passanger side airbag sensor showed a service airbag warning. I don't have leather seats as in the GM recall, so I don't know what was up with that.
#28 of 241 Re: G6 tranny and other problems [g6fobia]
Apr 25, 2009 (2:58 am)
When you mention "clunk"? What does is that exactly? Here lately, I am noticing the tranny running more rough. I even will get up to speed with a decent push, nothing too hard, really just normal, but I will get to about 55 or so, let off the accelerator a bit, and the transmission just jumps or just lunges down into gear. Not refined at all. It really never did that before. Also, it will do the same thing when in traffic, the gearing around 20-45, the trans just goes up and down the lower gears rough. Its like there is a lag time. The power of the engine just seems to be fine, but just unpredictable. The power is in the wrong part of the band. Its all on the upper rpm band.
I am not sure what is going on, it just doesn't feel right.. I think it is more than just having a 4spd transmission. I am not sure what I am going to tell my dealer for them to really take a look at it.... and make it look like I am not really dumb...lol.
I have to approach the dealer, approach the right person at the dealer to get something done. Perhaps my tranny was never right to begin with... but I am used to an 06 Accord 4cyl I had though too, but this just seems to be getting more weird.
Let me know.
#29 of 241 Re: G6 tranny and other problems [bvdj84]
Apr 25, 2009 (5:15 am)
When I mentioned "clunk" I meant when switching from park to drive, or reverse to drive. It doesn't do it all the time. Once it starts doing it, it will go on for a day or so, then it wont happen for a week, then back again. With these tranny's you have no dipstick to check levels, and there is suppose to be a sight window, but I haven't found that either. Now the engine light comes on . The code reads that the Camshaft Position Sensor is what brings the code.
The car goes in the shop at the beginning of the week, once I have to problem fixed I'll bring you up to speed on cost and bottom line problem.
#30 of 241 Re: G6 tranny and other problems [g6fobia]
Apr 25, 2009 (7:20 pm)
Your not the only one with the airbag sensor problem. I've had my g6 since june of last year, almost 16,000 miles, and somehow I ended up with a tear in the passenger seat. It's about an inch and a half long. I didn't think anything of it, until that display started coming on every time I start it up. So I took it in to the dealer. Turns out, who ever sat in my seat sliced the sensor wires as well as the seat. $400 dollars for the sensor and $ 250 for labor. And what really sucks is that its not covered under the warranty cause supposedly its a self inflicted incedent. So I'm looking for either a new passenger seat, or just replacing the sensor and getting some seat covers.
I would like to hear all opinions on what to do. This is my 1st brand new car, and I'm not having the time I thought I'd be having in it. Thanx
#31 of 241 08 transmission G6 convertible
Apr 27, 2009 (10:02 am)
So an update on mine. I finally got it back on Friday. I guess it is just the car on how it goes. There is so much delay from when I start pushing on the gas pedal before it actually goes. But I don't think the transmission is fixed completely. Sat night when I went to leave a stop light it kinda stayed in place and grinded for a second then went. Sometimes it takes a while to shift into the next gear. Now it kinda clunks when I put it into a gear (from like park to drive or reverse to drive). So I guess I'll take it back AGAIN. They will just send me home with it AGAIN and tell me they can't find anything. I may be a bit paranoid though. I am now paranoid of all vehicles new or old.
#32 of 241 Re: 08 transmission G6 convertible [foster7780]
Apr 27, 2009 (6:06 pm)
Don't give up!!!!!!. My situation is total different than yours as my G6 is a manual transmission; but I have had the transmission rebuilt twice now, first time was supposingly my fault 28000 miles Sept. 08 not covered under warrentee. November 08... 7500 miles later took it back, smelling burning smell not shifting right, rear seal leak ... this time they replaced it all again and it was under warrentee, but that had NOTHING to do with what caused it the first time. Third time, February 08 ... 5000 miles more, still not right... said they drove it nothing was wrong. April 08 took it to a different dealer... it's not right.... they kept it all weekend drove it almost 100 miles, nothing wrong with it. We went back to pick it up and refused to take it back until they figured out what was wrong, insisted it was fine... we made the service manager ride with us when it "made the clanking sound" and pulled to the right while shifting he admitted there was a problem. They FINALLY lifted it and looked at it..... MY ENTIRE TRANNY & Transfer Case were being held on with 2 BOLTS! Literally ready to fall out of the bottom of the car.... BUT there was nothing wrong with it according to two separate dealers!! GIVE ME A BREAK!
#33 of 241 Re: 08 transmission G6 convertible [foster7780]
Apr 28, 2009 (6:17 am)
I have the 08 4cyl engine, and it seems to do the same thing. Who in their right mind programed the darn thing to have all the power in the upper range and NOT the lower range where we use and need the power most. There is this one road on the way to work, I will gradually let is get up to speed, up to about 55. It will stay in the 3 or so gear for the longest time, then it sorta lunges into gear!!
Also, if I get up to speed, about 50 or so, then let off the gas a bit. It sorta lunges too, lunges right off the gas. The transmission is not shifting right to me! I know the dealer will say nothing is wrong. But, I have decided I am going to tell them everything. That the engine absolutely sucks. The transmission is so rough, and having a new car that has 15,000 miles on it. I SHOULD NOT have to worry about feeling the transmission like if I had bought a car that has over 100,000 miles on it.
It does, it feels like I am driving an old used engine!! It has gotten worse, and I am not just feeling things.
As a consumer, we spend hours in our cars, we get to know our cars. Honestly it was sorta like this, but more smooth when I got it new, but its actually got a bit more odd and the shifting of the tranny is getting more noticeable. That alone is a sign, that perhaps something is not right.
When I am going into 55mph and my rpm's are still in the 3,000's,because the transmission hasn't shifted into the next gear, and when it does, it lunges or slips right into gear, you feel it roughly shift. There has got to be some sorta problem.
I love the car itself, I really do!! Its a fun, but the engine, its a piece of crap!!
But it could be the transmission.
Should I take the car in, and tell them to do a thorough inspection of the transmission. I think I will type out all the symptoms, so they can have it there.
Those that had an inspection... how long did they keep it...? I will need my car at some point to get 30min back home.
How do I word it good, so that I can be taken seriously, and be respected??
I really want to just call them, but sometimes it is the approach and talking to the right person that can do the right thing. Let me know how to approach this.
#34 of 241 Re: 08 transmission G6 convertible [bvdj84]
May 05, 2009 (5:26 am)
I called the dealership, explained everything to them. I bring the car in on Friday. Hopefully the find something. Because it does not feel right. But, from what others have said about both V6 and 4cyl engines, the transmission seems to act this way. But, I do believe mine shifts a bit rough, and that is more than just a re-program of the transmission. Its more mechanical. I want them to atleast tell me something can be done to help it. I am very concerned that they will tell me nothing is wrong and its normal. I drive the car all the time, I think I would know. I might even call a GM rep to keep them informed.
However, I will request to drive an identical car to see if it acts the same.
Just so you know, the Saturn Aura with I believe the same engine has had a few same issues. One had a transmission re-build. I've seen a couple of those.