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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 5 of 19)

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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 1
Average Mileage:
93,374 miles

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2007 Pontiac G6 steering problems

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2007 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 19)

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problem #294

Mar 162015

G6

  • 123,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While traveling at an unknown speed, a clicking noise emitted from the steering wheel and there was a sudden loss of power. The contact had to turn the vehicle off and reset the computer, which reset the code for the power steering failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was not able to replicate or diagnose the failure. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for further inspection. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V064000 (steering) and 14E044000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

- South China , ME, USA

problem #293

Jun 022014

G6 4-cyl

  • 68,588 miles
Total loss of steering on highway for 7 hour trip.

- Bremen, IN, USA

problem #292

Mar 092015

G6

  • miles
I have previously filed a complaint and was told by the Pontiac customer service team at #1-800-762-2737. My car has less than 50,000 miles and it a 2007 Pontiac G6. I found a recall on the website, recall# 14772, which is an expansion recall from the original recall 14V-153. Pontiac is stating that only VIN number cars manufactured between April 18,2006-June 30,2006 are covered under this recall. Pontiac agreed to pay for the diagnostic and it was determined by jake sweeny which Pontiac advised me to take the car to. Jake sweeny indicated it was the torque sensor. I then, called back Pontiac to advise them what the diagnostic outcome and Pontiac stated they will not pay for the repair under the recall. I am extremely disappointed as I have read there are over 69,000 complaints on this issue and I do not believe that Pontiac can justify that my VIN number is not related to this recall. This is a safety issue and I believe under motor vehicle safety (title 49, chapter 301) this is a safety and risk issue.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #291

Mar 022015

G6

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving at 35 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle. The contact stated that the power steering was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Doledo, OH, USA

problem #290

Oct 152014

G6 4-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
My girlfriend was driving down interstate at 65 MP3 when she went to change lanes she lost power steering causing her to almost wreck with her 2 babies I have looked it up and there was recall on steering just not on my VIN but my car does exactly what recall makes them do and she has two babies it loses power steering, and there has been 12 deaths from the recall when I call them they say my Pontiac G6 isn't affected but if she was to wreck and I had it investigated I think it possibly could be.

- Lebanon Junction , KY, USA

problem #289

Mar 012013

G6 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The power steering randomly will suddenly loose power steering. This has happened several times. Power steering is restored once the car is restarted. Our VIN is not included in the recall by GM for the very same power steering issue that other same model year Pontiac G6 cars are included in. It was first noticed in 2013 (mileage unknown- amount above is estimate) by my husband who was primary driver and it would only happen when going in reverse. It would happen several times a week only in reverse and it restored on its own. I was driving it in 2014 when I was going about 30mph- it went out on me. It only restored when car was restarted.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #288

Jan 142015

G6 4-cyl

  • miles

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

My power steering is dead!!! they want me to pay $1200 to fix it. Absolutely ridiculous. How do you first recall 05, 06... 08, 09. Then only a selected few 2007 years later. Whenever I tell anyone about this they all have the wth expression.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #287

Jan 132015

G6

  • 175,871 miles
I was driving on the freeway and went to switch lanes to the left and the car made a dinging noise and it was extremely hard to make the turn as I normally could. I looked at the display and the power steering was on the screen. When I finally made it to my destination, and cut the car off upon restarting it the power steering came back. Upon returning home that night power steering was working fine and when I went to turn from off the freeway to city streets, I almost hit a car in the far left lane of oncoming traffic because once again the power steering went out. For about two weeks the power steering could be reset by restarting the car and then finally it went out completely. What I do notice is that if my wheel is turned at 180 degrees it has no shake and I can back up and never lose power steering but as soon as I turn it left or right it locks up and the power steering goes out again. I was told I need to replace the entire steering column as well as pay for programming to get my key to work to the new column. I am extremely frustrated as GM has recalled my year make and model but my VIN number isn't listed in the recall. I hope this is fixed soon as I have done investigation and to fix this out of pocket it will cost around $750.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #286

Jan 312015

G6

  • 73,288 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The driver had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,288.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #285

Feb 102015

G6 4-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
When the car is first started 50% of the time you will have no power steering at all. After turning the car on and off multiple times you will regain your power steering. When driving down the road the power steering will fail sometimes sooner then other times. This can make it very difficult to turn and will eventually lead to an accident. I have checked for a power steering recall on my car and at this point have not revived one. I have checked all possible causes and have taken my car to a few shops and they all tell me I need a new steering column. Many people are have the same problem and it is not cheap the fix. I believe this entails a recall before more people get hurt.

- Uhrichsville, OH, USA

problem #284

Mar 092015

G6

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the power steering warning illuminated and the steering wheel became hard to turn. The contact was able restart the engine and the vehicle resume normal steering function. The dealer advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Melber , KY, USA

problem #283

Mar 202013

G6

  • 90,000 miles
Power steering started going out randomly and now goes out every time I drive. Dealer says my particular model's VIN doesn't qualify for the current recall.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #282

Feb 202015

G6 4-cyl

  • 92,500 miles
Power steering abruptly stopped working many times over past 2 weeks: Making sharp turns @ low speed into driveway/parking spot, on main roads at moderate speeds (30-45mph) while changing lanes & even at hwy speeds when changing lanes. Sometimes power steering would unexpectedly come back on by "itself" - with a very dangerous, unpredictable jerk-type motion. Other times I would pull over (very difficult & scary to steer!) & restart car to try to get power steering back. Power steering has now completely failed. Towed car to GM dealership. While waiting for callback, did research & found out about existing & newly expanded recalls for torque sensor. Dealer then called to say my car (manufact date 11/06) was not included in the recalls! they also said, that in addition to defective torque senor ($600 part/labor) that the power steering motor was also broken (addl' cost $500) so now a total of $1100 and no help from existing GM recalls! my car has the exact same defective part(s) as countless others have (some of which were included in the recalls) this is a defective part(s) issue that has already been going on for the past few years! I have already had two recall repairs completed on my car. When is GM going to make this right and include every car that shows up at dealer with an defective torque sensor" what is it going to take? GM's customers being severely injured or killed in an accident resulting from loss of control of steering??"

- Amery, WI, USA

problem #281

Mar 012015

G6 4-cyl

  • 85,975 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver as the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering module assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number:15V064000 (steering). The failure mileage was 85,975....updated 04/08/15 updated 11/3/2015

- Alexandria, IN, USA

problem #280

Mar 022015

G6 4-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
Driving and loss of power steering and eps light and chime.

- Cambridge City, IN, USA

problem #279

Feb 272015

G6

  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving at low speeds and making a turn, the steering wheel seized and excessive force was required on the steering. The electric power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle resumed normal operation when it was shut off and restarted; however, the steering wheel jerked. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle had not been repaired. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000. Updated 4/7/15

- Campbellsville, KY, USA

problem #278

Feb 022015

G6

  • 166,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated and would lose power steering. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 166,500.

- Ashland, OH, USA

problem #277

Mar 022015

G6 4-cyl

  • 48,500 miles
Last week I was experiencing shaking in my steering wheel and knocking sounds on Friday. My car pretty much sat all weekend, I went to go back out of my driveway for work and noticed the steering wheel was really hard to turn and my steering wheel notice came up on radio dash. I pulled back into my driveway turned off car. I pulled out my manual and was checking to see if I needed steering wheel fluid and it was it was an electrical column. I turned car back on to check it again and it was free again and could turn with out alot of pressure. I proceeded to work and started to call around to shops. I noticed online that there are recalls for this same issue. I do not have alot of miles on my car for the year and have seen similar/if not the same exact problems occurring with other owners when I read complaints on line.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #276

Feb 242015

G6 4-cyl

  • 109,500 miles
When I start my car, I lose electric power steering and I am unable to turn the steering wheel of my car. When I restart my car, I regain power steering. However, Pontiac G6 models 2005-2006 were recalled, followed by 2008-2009 models. 2007 was not recalled, but clearly I am experiencing the same problem. This is a safety issue. If I lose power steering while my car is in motion, I will put myself and everyone on the road in danger. Pontiac G6 2007 should be recalled for the same issue before these cars cause any more casualties or accidents.

- Mayfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #275

Feb 262015

G6

  • 129,000 miles
I was stopped at a red light and the steering wheel started twitching. When I tried to make a left onto the highway ramp I lost power steering and had a difficult time turning the wheel to make the left turn. The power steering warning light came up as a notification. I contacted GM who has recalled several model years for this same issue however as of today, 2-28-15, my vehicle is not included in the most recent recall notice. It is not fair I have to pay for the repair of $675 when this is a known issue and for whatever reason GM has excluded my VIN number. The newly announce recall number is 14772 however my vehicle is not included.

- Bergholz, OH, USA

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