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#165 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [waelg]
Jul 06, 2012 (7:41 am)
I'm still getting the runaround from GM. I had the roof "fixed"in Dec 2009 and cost me about $400 to reattach the drain tubes… it never stopped leaking.. I don't have the money to keep bringing it to the dealer… GM won't pay.. I'm trying to escalate it, they don't care… they keep saying no.. the dealer wants to charge $700 for the extension tube kit… needless to say, I've called my lawyer this morning to see what legal action can be taken. I think we need a class action lawsuit if they aren't going to issue a recall, then we all need to get together on this and force GM to fix these issues…
#166 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [amscott]
Jul 06, 2012 (7:08 pm)
I totally agree with AMScott and will join you on your efforts. My understanding is that the leak is not a safety hazard and therefore does not qualify for a recall. I totally disagree as in my case while driving in a pretty good down pour, water all if a sudden started pouring in from the interior light fixture between the two visors. This was of course totally unexpected and scared the crap out of me causing me to run off the road a bit. I wasn't hurt but had I swerved to the left instead, it would have caused a head-on. Keep me posted.
#167 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [dliner]
Jul 07, 2012 (6:53 am)
And in my case, I am allergic to mold, so every time I try to drive my car now, I have sneezing fits, which of course cause you to close your eyes when you sneeze. AS if driving in a car filled with mold is not a hazard, sneezing while driving is.. Needless to say, I called my lawyer yesterday, and am waiting for a call back. While on the phone with one of the GM supervisors, I specifically asked her "so GM knew this was a problem from 2005-2009 and is refusing to take responsibility for the issue" and she responded yes they were denying to take responsibility. I about lost it… I asked her again just to make sure I heard it right… and she said the same thing… so I'm waiting for a call from my lawyer to get the ball rolling. it will only take a few of us and I hope at least a few of you will join me if I can get this moving. We need our cars fixed and some of our money back for those of us who have already paid into this issue with no resolution. I"m so angry…I will never buy GM as long as I live and you can bet I will stop ANYONE I come across thinking about buying a GM car.
#168 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [amscott]
Jul 07, 2012 (6:57 am)
Use the lawyer money to have a independent repair shop do the extensions.
You will then get results.
If mine leaked, I would just repair myself, the instructions are online.
#169 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [gonogo]
Jul 07, 2012 (7:47 am)
WEll, first off, I'm a girl, so I don't do car repairs myself.
Secondly, I have an excellent auto body guy who will probably be the one to do the repairs depending on what my attorney says, and how we choose to proceed.
But most importantly, GM should be held responsible for fraudulently marketing this product from '05-'09 and selling it to unsuspecting customers who trusted them. It is a manufacturer defect which they were aware of and they are the ones that need to be held responsible, not the people who purchased the defective merchandise. IN a class action suit, the lawyers don't get paid until there is a settlement so it won't cost me anything… we get our cars fixed and GM pays for the damages as they should have done all along. They should not make people sue them, they should make good on something they never should have been selling in the first place. It is a real shame that GM is this pathetic. Look how many suits are against them in general. I googled it, and they have plenty of people suing them for the garbage they sell. They just don't want to make good on any of their defective merchandise.
#170 of 207 Good luck
Jul 08, 2012 (7:17 am)
Good luck on your class action suit, let see 1-2 years to get done, maybe.
#171 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [amscott]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 09, 2012 (7:21 am)
What you say is true; however, lawyers don't just take on any old lawsuit - they only take the ones they believe they have a good chance of winning. This one would likely be un-winnable due to the bankruptcy protection GM received.
Additionally, as gonogo mentioned, lawsuits generally take years to resolve and frequently do not get resolved to the benefit of the consumer.
Reporting your issue to the NHTSA at www.safercar.gov is a good idea.
#172 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [kirstie_h]
Jul 09, 2012 (7:51 am)
Thanks for the info I'm going to report the issue to everyone and anyone that I can. Even if I have to call the news media… It doesn't do me any harm to make everyone aware..
and lawyers will take any case they believe they can get paid on. I'm sure there are loop holes somewhere… GM is not bankrupt, they are still responsible to handle warranty and safety issues of the cars that were manufactured under the GM name even if the Pontiac division went out of business, GM didn't.
It only takes a few people to get the ball rolling… I don't have the money to make over $1,000 worth of repairs myself.. replacing the moldy carpet, paying for their labor charges, etc. They should be held responsible. I'll do what I can...
#173 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [amscott]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 09, 2012 (8:27 am)
GM is not bankrupt, they are still responsible to handle warranty and safety issues of the cars that were manufactured under the GM name even if the Pontiac division went out of business, GM didn't.
I'm sure an attorney can give you more complete information on this; however, the statement quoted above is untrue, legally, even if ethically you are correct.
#174 of 207 Re: 2008 pontiac g6 water leak [amscott]
Aug 01, 2012 (7:31 pm)
most of the time this issue can be resolved for under $200.00 without the extension tubes. it takes about an hour and a half.