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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,167 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Pontiac G5 electrical problems

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2007 Pontiac G5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 052014

G5 4-cyl

  • 112,000 miles


I just got my car yesterday and I noticed that I can't have the key all the way in the ignition to get it to start. That seems like a serious issue to me.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 062009

G5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G5. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the key did not come out of the ignition and the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that due to the failure he was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into a reflector, causing damage to the bumper and a tire. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure but did replace the tire. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 40,000. Updated 09/05/14 the consumer stated the vehicle hit a bump on a ramp and the vehicle stalled. The steering and brakes failed. The consumer hit what was believed to be a reflector pole, damaging the left, rear tire and the rear bumper. Updated 09/17/2014

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 082010


  • 17,500 miles
1. we own a 2007 Pontiac G5 with 17,000 miles on it. The key stuck in the ignition and we couldn't get it out! we found out that there is a service bulletin for this problem (#09-02-35-005B) dated February 4, 2010. However, because this is not a recall and the vehicle is no longer under warranty (36 month/36,000 miles expired on August 11, 2010) we will be required to pay for this repair ourselves. Our local dealer (now the Chevrolet dealer in fayetteville, Arkansas) wants $45 just to look at it! 2. key stuck in the ignition. Only occurred once so far. 3. since others have had this problem we were able to read on line and figure out how to get the key out and, at least temporarily, repair it ourselves. We are sure it will happen again!

- Siloam Springs, AR, USA

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