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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission: Shift Pattern Indicator Problems

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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005 Pontiac G6 has major problems with two areas fairly critical to the act of driving... steering & safety.

The 2005 G6 has a major defect trend with electronic power-assisted steering failure. The power steering cuts out while driving, making it extremely difficult to steer. G6 owners typically report spending $600 - $1,200+ to fix the problem, replacing either the entire steering column or the power assist motor.

In March 2010, GM recalled 1.3 million vehicles for this exact problem "...after receiving 1,100 complaints of power steering failures." However the 2005 G6 wasn't included in that recall.

In July 2010, GM issued a "Special Coverage Adjustment" — TSB #10183 — covering "certain" (not all) 2005, 2006 & 2008 Pontiac G6's for power steering problems, up to 10 years/100k miles.

As of early 2013 the NHTSA had 300+ steering complaints on file for the 2005 G6, with 12 crashes & 4 injuries. The NHTSA closed their initial investigation in 2007, having determined that losing your power steering going over 15-20 mph isn't a big deal & that most crashes occurred at slow speeds, so not a safety risk. Ridiculous? Yep, we think so too.

The 2005 G6 also has an expensive problem with "popping" or "clunking" noises when turning, & that issue extends to newer model years as well.

Factor in the 2005 Pontiac G6's poor side impact protection & you end up with a vehicle you should steer clear of.

9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,024 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.

2005 Pontiac G6 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 242005

G6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,024 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I had taken a trip out of state and had been on the road for about three hour and decided to stop for dinner, after going through four stop lights the transmission started shifting extremly hard in to gears, so hard that the car was jerking in the next gear. I went through two more lights and pulled the car off the road.the dealership had the car put on a rollback and brought back the N.C. at my request. The service center had the car for nine days and could not get the car to repeat the problem and the car was returned to me with no repairs preformed. They said that no coded showed up on the cars computer.1024 miles on this

- Oxfrod, NC, USA

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