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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 1 of 7)

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Unfortunately the 2007 Pontiac G6 continues a serious trend of steering problems from the prior model year.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,527 miles

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2007 Pontiac G6 brakes problems

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2007 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #137

Oct 072016

G6

  • miles

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

When pressing the brakes in the car the brake lights would go off. Not notifying the vehicles behind me that I am stopping. When brakes is released the brake lights in the back of the car would then come on.

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #136

Oct 152016

G6

  • 74,000 miles
There was already a recall on the dysfunction of the brake lights. I got it fixed, according to the recall. All seemed well, but I am now about a year (longer?) after the recall and it seems to not have worked. I know, very well, of someone who owns a year later of the same car, had the same recall, and it also ended up going back to the malfunctioning. I know too well, a service isn't guaranteed after a year. Where does a recall, that didn't get fixed properly, have a time limit on getting fixed!

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #135

Sep 042016

G6

  • 48,000 miles
While driving on highway at 60 mph on highway right line almost at my exit. The gps fell from the window and must of hit the area of the shift column it didn't come out of drive though. The car shut off. I was able to move over to the shoulder push the flashes and emergency break when the brakes did not work just a large nose steering didn't work well. Bringing it to the dealership and have them check the steering column out again. This is the 2nd time the car shut off while driving I feel this is a part of the original recall in 2015 that listed this make, model and year Pontiac G6 2007 Massachusetts route 2 West leominster. MA. restarted the car, got to my destination, and drove home that night lower speeds.

- Malden, MA, USA

problem #134

Oct 272014

G6

  • 121,605 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving, the contact attempted to activate the cruise control, but was unsuccessful. The contact was informed by another driver that the brake light was constantly illuminated while the vehicle was being driven. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the body control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 121,605.

- Milaca, MN, USA

problem #133

Aug 282015

G6

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated on the vehicle. The brake lights would disengage when the brake pedal was depressed with great force. The failure was intermittent. The dealer diagnosed that the pedal position sensor needed to be replaced. The contact believed that the diagnosis was incorrect because the pedal position sensor had been replaced two weeks prior to the diagnostic test. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the brake lights would remain illuminated while driving after the recall repair was performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #132

Jun 282014

G6

  • 147,000 miles
My car was recalled due to brake lights coming on and losinig cruise control. Was repaired at my local GM dealership ion 9/04/2014 in compliance with safety recall. Recently the same problem started again. I took my care for the final recall to my dealership for the transmission shift cable and also reported to them the failure of the brake lights once again. I was told that that recall repair was done and they found nothing wrong, I responded with the part they fixed for this problem needs to be replaced because it failed again after the recall fix. They responded that the part was not replaced it was fixed with dialetic grease and a zip tie. Please check into this problem again for it seems like GM has just put a band aid on a gushing wound to avoid paying and fixing the problem permanently. And I am stuck either paying hundreds of dollars the dealer quoted or continue driving a car that could get me killed! for now the brake lights either stay on or may not work at all, even in park with the car idling they stay on until I tap the brakes then they sometimes do not come on when tapped again.

- Kimberling City, MO, USA

problem #131

Apr 142014

G6

  • miles

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

General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in 2004-2012 Malibu, 2004-2007 Malibu maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6, 2007-2010 Saturn aura vehicles. On these vehicles, over time an increased resistance can develop in the body control module (BCM) connection system and result in voltage fluctuations or intermittency in the brake apply sensor (bas) circuit that can cause service brake lamp malfunction. As a result, the service brake lamps may illuminate when the service brakes are not being applied, or may not illuminate when the service brakes are being applied. Additionally, cruise control may not engage. If cruise control is engaged, additional service brake pedal travel may be required to disengage it. Service brake pedal application may not be required to move the shift lever out of park, or additional service brake pedal travel may be required to move the shift lever out of park. Traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features, if equipped, may be disabled. Service ESC and/or traction control tell-tales may illuminate with this condition. General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in 2004-2008 my Chevrolet Malibu (gmx380) and 2005-2008 my Pontiac G6 with 4-speed transmissions (MN5); except for vehicles already repaired under safety recall 12106 12V-460 with labor code V2671 or V2672 and 2007 and some 2008 my Saturn aura vehicles equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission (ME7/MN5). These vehicles have a condition in which the transmission shift cable may fracture at any time.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #130

Jan 032015

G6

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and was unable to be restarted. In addition, the brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The contact was unsure about what parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the battery, rotors, and brake shoes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the vehicle failed to start. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes; hydraulic, vehicle speed control) and 14V224000 (power train). The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Washington, LA, USA

problem #129

Feb 122016

G6

  • 140,000 miles
Takata recall for about a month now my vehicle has been randomly dying. I was on the highway when suddenly everything locked up I couldn't stop, couldn't brake, the engine seized and I was unable to restart the car. The steering wheel was moving in both directions by itself, then locked up. I had to get out and push the car into a safe place and was unable to re-start it.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #128

Jan 022016

G6

  • 64,000 miles
When stepping on the brake to engage the car into drive a clicking is heard and then brake goes to floor. Brake lighting does not work all the time but is on and off. The was a recall on other G6 vehicles 14V252000 for this issue but the dealer states this vehicle is not included. The other recall is for the same issues.

- Milford, PA, USA

problem #127

Dec 242015

G6

  • 111,000 miles

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

Vehicle was on a street driving down the road applied pressure to brakes to slow down to come to a stop and the low traction light popped on. Then the brakes locked up on the car and they will not unlock.

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #126

Nov 062015

G6

  • 108,400 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake lights would illuminate when the brake pedal was not depressed and would not illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,400.

- Hayes, KS, USA

problem #125

Nov 182015

G6

  • miles
We have been having trouble with car since we purchased it about a year or two ago we financed our threw browns auto world fayetteville, nc and since then we have trouble with the air bag light randomly coming and shutting off are brakes were put on backwards we also had alot of trouble with acceleration of the car you could only get up to a certain speed of the car before it began to shake, the end result being the camshaft sensor, and brakes. We have also had a situation with the fuel pump which a mechanic said was very weak from the begining. We have recieved several recalls on the car but everytime we took it GM motors they looked up the VIN and said our was fine but it matched was written on the recalls so my question is where do I go from here" what is my next step"

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #124

Nov 062015

G6

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 50 mph, the brake lights randomly illuminated. In addition, when the brake pedal was engaged, the brake light failed to illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear brake lamps needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired on two separate occasions, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the body control module and wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The failure mileage was 128,000.

- Albert Lea, MN, USA

problem #123

May 082015

G6

  • 92,000 miles
While driving down the highway the right front break caliper locked up without the brake being pressed. The vehicle started to slow down on its own and the front end was shaking very hard. We were in the fast lane on the highway when the brake locked up, when we stopped the right front brake caliper was locked in place and smoke was coming from the wheel. It has happened 6 times. 4 of those times were while driving down the highway shortly after cruise control was engaged. The other 2 times were while driving down the street in town. Pontiac was notified they paid for diagnostic in case it was related to a recent recall but did not pay for the repairs.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #122

Apr 172013

G6

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but the brake lights failed to illuminate. Also, while driving approximately 60 mph, the brake lights illuminated without the brake pedal being depressed. The failure recurred numerous times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the body control module needed to be cleaned. The failure recurred. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Hibbing, MN, USA

problem #121

Sep 262014

G6

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving 45 mph, the brake lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake light switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 117,000.

- West Paris , ME, USA

problem #120

Jul 012015

G6

  • 133,000 miles
Was a a stop on a 2 way street getting ready to make a left turn and a SUV hits us from behind and send me forward with my right arm slamming into dashboard of car with a strained tendon in my shoulder shoulder. Called GM and they state the electrical problem on my car was fixed during our visit for another recall in Jan 2014 however we were in an accident for the same issue they said they fixed!

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #119

Aug 212015

G6

  • 160,000 miles
There was no incident. I'm just smelling gas and my car isn't starting on the first turn like before. As I was doing my research, I came across the recall on the fuel pump. I also received a notice about a recall 13036 brake lamp malfunction as well as 14152 transmission shift cable fracture. I would like to know what action I need to take. I see the gas issue is a big concern.

- Balch Springs, TX, USA

problem #118

Aug 022015

G6

  • miles
I do not remember the date or mileage but my car has many problems. The traction light came on, it says traction off. It affects the steering, breaks, it causes fishtailing. I bought this car for safety! the company should replace it or give the owners new cars or a discount on a new vehicle. I am having the traction sensors replaced costing me $400. I was told the timing chain needs to be replaced as well! I was also told it could be a recall but they are trying to charge me $1200 to change it! what do I do? its not my fault it was made with faulty parts

- Lakemont, GA, USA

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