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#30 of 79 BRAKE LIGHTS AND CRUISE CONTROL
Sep 04, 2009 (5:44 am)
#31 of 79 BRAKE LIGHTS AND CRUISE CONTROL
Jul 07, 2009 (9:58 am)
Please see the recall info below. If you have this same issue, but are not "included" in the recall - please register this safety issue with Safercar.gov so we can get this recalled. This is a major safety issue that clearly affects more than the cars in the recall.
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
PONTIAC / G6 2005-2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V036000
GM IS RECALLING 8,012 MY 2005-2006 PONTIAC G6 VEHICLES. THE BRAKE LAMPS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY BECAUSE OF CORROSION IN A WIRING CONNECTOR. CORROSION IN THE CONNECTOR COULD CAUSE THE BRAKE LAMPS TO ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL HAS NOT BEEN DEPRESSED, OR THE LAMPS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. IN ADDITION, THE CRUISE CONTROL MAY NOT ENGAGE, AND GREATER BRAKE PEDAL FORCE MAY BE REQUIRED TO SHIFT THE VEHICLE OUT OF PARK.
BRAKE LAMPS THAT ARE NOT OPERATING PROPERLY MAY NOT WARN A DRIVER IN A FOLLOWING VEHICLE OF THE BRAKING STATUS AND COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
DEALERS WILL APPLY A DIELECTRIC LUBRICANT TO THE CONNECTOR TO PREVENT CORROSION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FOR YOU FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1- 800-620-7668 OR OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
GM RECALL NO. 80317. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
#32 of 79 2004 gmc denali pu brake lights always on & cruise control inop
Sep 03, 2009 (5:46 pm)
just began, brake lights will remain on with key off/out and cruise control inop 85.900mi
#33 of 79 Re: 2004 gmc denali pu brake lights always on & cruise control inop [c328100]
Sep 04, 2009 (5:44 am)
This is likely the same issue as the G6. I would register this complaint and ask your mechanic to treat the same as the G6 recall. The fix took about an hour and becuase my G6 was not in the recall, the fix was about 200$.
Good luck. Please register the complaint with safercar.gov to make sure this is logged in - they are the only ones that hold car makers responsible for safety issues like this.
#34 of 79 2008 Pontaic G6 Major electrical issues..
Sep 02, 2011 (8:32 pm)
Well, I bought my kid a fairly new car (40K miles, about 3 years old) a year ago. I ran great but suddenly we have had all kinds of problems. All of the gauges in the car will go crazy when driving, and all of the warning lights are going on and off (ABS, traction control, error message on the mileage area). The car has been in a GM shop for three weeks and they have changed the BCM, VCM, Onstar Module, and now the engine wiring harness (which I had to pay for, since it is not part of the powertrain).
Well, they called and said this would 100% fix the issue (after telling me that they were going to cover all of the costs, since it has taken three weeks at this time - didnt happen). So I start driving the car home and all of the same issues started back up again. Obviously, the dealership does not know what is wrong and I'm hoping that someone else has had the same issues so I can at least know what to do.
I emailed Pontaic and GM but have not heard back.
#35 of 79 Re: 2008 Pontaic G6 Major electrical issues.. [bdambrowski]
Sep 03, 2011 (2:20 pm)
I apologize for your frustrations. I am unsure who you emailed, but can you please email me? Please include the VIN, current mileage, involved dealer, and your complete contact information. I look forward to your response. Have a great weekend!
GM Customer Service
#36 of 79 Re: 2008 Pontaic G6 Major electrical issues.. [gmcustsvc]
Sep 03, 2011 (2:48 pm)
Thanks for the response. I emailed you the requested information. Look forward to hearing back from you soon.
#37 of 79 Re: alternator failure [gmcustsvc]
Oct 02, 2011 (10:12 am)
I bought a 09 G6 HTC a month ago with 39k mi. A dealer rep vehicle. The battery just seemed to go dead after a month. Classic clicking of the starter relay. I put 12V charger on it and it started and after an hour charge it started. I placed a volt meter on the battery with the engine running and it showed 14.18 V. I let the car sit for a day and it did the same thing. It's now on a charger. I'm afraid of getting stranded. I love this vehicle, just don't like this issue.
#38 of 79 Battery goes dead when it rains
Oct 03, 2011 (8:32 am)
I have a 2007 Pontiac G6. The car has about 44K miles, I have replaced the battery 4 times, the first had a bad cell and was replaced under warranty. We have had a problem with the battery going dead especially when it rains, the other issue is that the factory installed remote start does not work. They ran a parabolic test but could not fine any drain. There are 2 codes in the computer P0650 & 1380 which they associate with the remote start. They want to remove the steering column to get to the control that is for the remote start but cannot tell me if this problem is related to the battery problem.
The car has a sunroof that had a problem with the gutters & the drain tubes when it was new, we had the fix done under the recall. Before the recall was performed, the rear carpet would get wet and it you went over a bump with the radio on the AM band there would be considerable noise/static from the radio.
The car has started fine since we had it back to the dealer until the rain we had this week and the again the batter had to be jumped. I believe I am getting a short when it rains, possibly from the sunroof which appears to be loose when it is closed although it doesn't appear to leak.
#39 of 79 Re: Battery goes dead when it rains [bucknut33]
Oct 07, 2011 (12:46 pm)
Do you plan on taking the car back to the dealership? If you give your VIN, I can look further into the situation. Keep me posted on your progress, thank you!
Joey, GM Customer Service