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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,843 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Pontiac G5 lights problems

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2007 Pontiac G5 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 112016


  • 79,800 miles


I was driving down the highway at 70mph (posted speed limit) when the RPM gauge dropped to 0 and the car lost power. I was able to ease my way onto the shoulder but with no power breaks I had to mash down the break petal finally coming to a stop. The vehicle was towed back into town and am still waiting to find out the cause of this issue. The car has less than 80,000 miles on it! I have dealt with the ignition switch recall, the timing chain has been replaced twice already, the headlights and break lights have to be changed every 3 months just about, and now this!

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #6

May 132010


  • 80,000 miles
Headlights go dim or off while driving. On inspection, the H11 bulb connector has shorted, melted and is charred. I have since replaced the connector 3 times and entire headlight assemblies once. This car has not been included in identical GM recalls to date for this part.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 012014


  • 152,102 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G5. The contact stated that the headlights failed. The low beams failed to work intermittently when switched from high beam to low beam. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 152,102.

- Mineral Wells, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 212013


  • 110,000 miles


Headlights would not shut off on car. After lots of investigation, it seems this is a common problem with cobalts and G5. Had to remove fuses to shut headlights off and put them back in to have headlights. Needed a new under hood fuse block which costs around $300. Apparently the relay malfunctioned and there is not an easy way to replace it since it is soldered into a circuit board which is part of the whole fuse block. Why hasn't this been recalled if it is such a common problem?

- Athens, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 172014

G5 4-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Headlights staying on after car is turned off and keys are taken out. This has been going on for approx.a year. Now the lights will shut completely off lowering the light to or from highbeam. Can cause an accident by running off road in the dark or causing an accident leaving bright lights on in on coming traffic.

- Mineral Wells, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 112011


  • 30,000 miles
Following a 2007 or 2008 Pontiac G5 as driven by a friend. Noticed occasionally (though not always) the center brake light would illuminate and the main brake lights would lag behind considerably (probably somewhere between 2 tenths and half a second).

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 022010

G5 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Just after warranty of 3 years with only 44K, the brake light and left turn light of my 2007 Pontiac G5 burned. The life of the bulbs cannot be this short, GM should investigate why the bulbs so easy to be burned.

- Guelph, 00, USA

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