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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 1 of 19) Seal Of This Might Hurt Notes: Unfortunately the 2007 Pontiac G6 continues a serious trend of steering problems from the prior model year.


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 1 of 19)

problem #374

Nov 162016


  • 154,700 miles


My power steering pump has broke 3 times now in a year. My tranction control and electric systems work when they want

- Tolono, IL, USA

problem #373

Oct 122016


  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 35 mph, the power steering failed without warning. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 09E005000 (steering), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 134,000.

- Valley Center, CA, USA

problem #372

Oct 292016


  • 10 miles
The steering hose it too close to the bust my steering hose 2 times which cause my car to smoke and catch fire due to the fluid leaking on exhaust....I was able to get it out and replace the hose again and the same problem happen again....

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #371

Jul 152016


  • 200,000 miles


I've had several problems (4) to where my power steering will go out. I wouldn't be able to turn my steering wheel properly. I've had to get this fix multiple of times and decided to check and see if there was a recall on my vehicle for it. I don't see it so I decided to right a review about it. I hope this helps someone else not just me that fears for this to happen to them. Also, the driver (front) and brake/reverse lights has went out. I can't seem to get anyone that knows how to fix my brake/reverse lights. I've got my driver side fixed several time as well and it still tends to go out on me.

- Star Ciry, AR, USA

problem #370

Oct 022016


  • 28,000 miles
I bought this car brand new. It is a Pontiac G 6 GT convertible with an optional gtp high output engine and drivetrain. This is a top of the line vehicle with all options. Since new, the vehicle does not steer well. It lurches unexpectedly from side to side when going around turns or just straight ahead. It has been very well taken care of and only has 28,000 miles on it as of today. It is still in the 36,000 mile GM warranty period. There has been a snapping/popping noise in the steering wheel/column since new when you turn the steering wheel from side to side, sitting still or driving. The steering feels very unstable. Recently the vehicle started constantly pulling to the right. If I let off the steering wheel it will drive off the road. The steering wheel shakes back and forth and the steering feels loose and bumpy. The entire steering system needs to be replaced from the steering wheel to the wheels. This steering is electric. The parts are very expensive. The rack and pinion is also making noise and bumpy, needs replacement. The wheels appear out of alignment and the tires appear to be wearing on the outside edges. This is basically a brand new vehicle. It has been kept in a garage in Florida. No rust. Looks and drives new. Except for the electric steering system. This is a known problem with these vehicles. Internet search and dealer phone call confirmed that. GM has several recalls and extended warranties for this, but my car does not qualify. The steering system is maintenance free. There is nothing the customer can do. The steering column sensor ring is defective also. The upper steering column needs to be replaced also. This could cost well over a $1500 just for parts. This vehicle is unsafe to drive. It steers it self. The traction control seems defective and unreliable also.

- Carleton, MI, USA

problem #369

Jan 082016


  • 96,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, the power steering seized without warning. The contact also stated that the passenger side headlight failed to illuminate. The contact stated that the bulbs were changed three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamp module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not diagnosed for the steering issue. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,500. The VIN was not available.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #368

Sep 022016


  • 118,000 miles


While driving or stationary as I turn the wheel either way I here a clacking noise. I thought it was my C.V. axles but my joints are still sealed. So I began to think it was my steering column because after a certain amount of turning it for really really hard to turn then a load clack then it would pass the stress point turn easier but still make the clacking noise when turning it back. That would happen in both directions.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #367

Jun 032016


  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving at any speed, the power steering failed and the vehicle swerved to the right and left without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was driven to the mechanic, but was not repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 165,000.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #366

Aug 062016


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, the power steering failed and the steering wheel locked without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Tolleson, AZ, USA

problem #365

May 222015


  • miles
I have had many recall problems and the dealer will not fix them

- Greenwood, MS, USA

problem #364

Jun 302015


  • 80,000 miles


My Pontiac G6 has been nothing but trouble since I got it. There is a violent shake in the steering wheel and Pontiac does have open recalls for the issue I am having for inadequate support of the U-joints and steering shaft but my car was not manufactured in the state the recall was issued. I also periodically lose power steering while driving which is also another recall but again Pontiac says my car isn't affected by the recall. I am scared to drive my car we have replaced pretty much the whole suspension and bought new tires still have the problem. When it does go out completely and it causes me to have a major crash I pray to god my kids are not in the car and that I don't die or hurt someone else in the process of trying to get the car stopped. I do a lot of driving for my job and the shake just gets worse and worse Pontiac said they could set me up an appointment to have it fixed which I would have to pay for but I shouldn't have to. They should be responsible for fixing this issue just because my car was made in a different state doesn't mean that they used different parts or put it together a different way. The Pontiac G6 is a hunk of junk I'll never buy another Pontiac product in my life if this one doesn't kill me. I know I am not the only one who has this problem as I have seen countless threads discussing the topic on The shaking starts at about 40mph and the faster you go te worse it becomes. Please if anything at all can be done to help I can't afford to keep sinking money in to this car nor can I afford to get a new vehicle

- Meredosia, IL, USA

problem #363

Dec 212012


  • miles
I have attempted to speak to the dealer I purchased this car from and have been unsuccessful. I have an engine oil leak, gas leak, and I am not able to turn my wheel left or right as something is and has been going on with my powersteering. I have paid for repairs but have been pushed off and given the run around about all that I have said. My car is and has been unsafe to drive and now I do not know what to do as it has gotten terribly worse. I have been advised that all recalls were done (by the dealer), and other sources have advised me they could not have been done with the problems that I am been having and that I am currently having.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #362

Jun 032016


  • 84,000 miles
Steering wheel shakes intermittently and steering is hard at various speeds. Shaking occurs sometimes when vehicle is stopped. Other models of the G6 have been recalled for this issues but I have not seen a recall for the 2007 models.

- Republic, MO, USA

problem #361

Apr 162014


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 10 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning and the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bag failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure occurred multiple times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Mauston, WI, USA

problem #360

Apr 172016


  • 231,000 miles
Power steering stopped working suddenly.

- St Johnsbury, VT, USA

problem #359

Apr 042016


  • 137,000 miles
Started my car and the steering wheel is locked. I cannot turn. I have turned the car on and off several times to no avail.

- Sandy Springs, GA, USA

problem #358

Mar 042016


  • 100,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle lost power steering without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle was not able to be operated after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that a torque sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 100,800.

- Cahokia, IL, USA

problem #357

Mar 282016


  • 115,700 miles
As I was driving my vehicle, the power steering went out and my car radios screen displayed "power steering". before the steering went out, the steering wheel itself was shaking back and forth while I was driving and while I was parked. I turned my vehicle off and then back on, and the power steering was working again only to turn off, once again, while I was driving.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #356

Feb 182016


  • 158,203 miles
I was driving on 2/18/16 when my steering malfunctioned. I was unable to control the steering and hit another car. Lucky I was able to gain some type of control so I had a minor accident. On whictia in fort worth, Texas. I have been dealing with GM since my car steering, shifting cables and other recalls occured since 2014. They have done nothing about it. On 3/3/16 I contacted them in regards to the manner, telling them about the incidents along with the case number

- Forest Hill, TX, USA

problem #355

Jan 242016


  • 193,000 miles
I had noticed that the steering wheel would shake while in a stopped position at traffic lights and then there was a chime while driving at 70mph on the interstate and I noticed the radio readout indicated an alarm of power steering. It would reset if I turned key off and on at first, but now it will not allow the power steering to work at all. I called a toll free number that I had found online for Pontiac recalls and spoke to an operator. He took the last eight digits of my VIN and returned a short time later and said that there were no existing recalls for my vehicle. I have almost 194,000 miles on this vehicle now and purchased it when it had about 163,000 miles on it. The previous owner told me that they had responded to all recall notices associated with the car, but he couldn't remember if it was ever for power steering. If it was previously repaired, it did not last very long. I have read that there were recalls for all of the G6 years except for the 2007, but I also saw a youtube video from 2015 that said that GM had recalled the 2007 Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6 so I do not know what is accurate.

- Farmington, NM, USA

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