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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,169 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.

2009 Pontiac G5 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Pontiac G5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 062016


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G5. The contact noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact was experiencing the same failures listed in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system). The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 162015


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G5. While the vehicle was parked, there was a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. In addition, there was fuel leaking from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 082012

G5 4-cyl

  • 41,237 miles
Car started smelling of gas. Then garage smelled of gas. Then the fuel economy became inaccurate. Then gas started dripping from under car. Then gas started streaming under car. Then told GM dealer and was told there would be no remedy until GM recalls take effect. Now, 8 months later no repair offered. Car is unsafe and leaves me stranded regularly as it pours gas out of car. I will take car back to dealer and expect immediate repair.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 092012

G5 4-cyl

  • 64,607 miles
There is a huge leak in my gas line. I see that this was a defect in the older models of the G5 and they were recalled for it, but there is no recall for my year model and I am having the same kind of problem as stated in those older model recalls for the gas line. I am afraid to drive the vehicle and I am having a hard time getting it serviced, not at my expense because of this defect. It started after I had taken my vehicle to get two recall items done on it recently (a week ago). I am not saying that this is the cause, but I had never had a problem with this vehicle other than this time. I would like someone to check into there being a potential fire hazard in the fuel line of the newer model 2009 Pontiac G5's as well.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 142012


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G5. The contact stated that the fuel tank was leaking fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the failure was a manufacturer's defect and offered no assistance. The vehicle was then taken to a private mechanic for repair. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 76,000. Updated 09/05/12

- Murphy, NC, USA

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