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NHTSA — Visibility/Wiper Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt Notes: Unfortunately the 2008 Pontiac G6 continues a serious trend of steering problems from the prior model years.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,758 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.

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 022015


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving 60 mph, the exterior and interiorior lighting failed to illuminate. The contact coasted the vehicle over to the side of the road and the driver side headlight illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but not repaired. In addition, while driving 60 mph, the windshield wiper motor failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Oak Harvor, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 012008


  • miles
Pontiac G6 2008 model has numerous issues. "service air bag" warning continuously appears on dash and console. Windshield wipers fail intermittently. Shortage of electric causing failure to power locks/windows. These are all issues recalled on other GM models. These have been an issue since we purchased this vehicle on 2008.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 182014

G6 4-cyl

  • 80,304 miles
The airbag light has came on and the passenger seat will not show someone is sitting in it for the passenger airbags. The light first came on in February but went off a few days later it then came back on in March and will not shut off. The dealership will not fix it because there is no recall on it. If a crash happens my airbags will not work. Also I have had my engine for my windshield wipers replaced three times 600 dollars later my wipers do not work. They keep telling me it keeps snapping I can't keep spending money onthis. Also my gears do not shift properly even though the transmission checked out good. There is a recall for this but the dealership refused to fix it stating the part was not received yet. I haven't received any recalls by mail even though there are plenty of them. This whole car needs recalled.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 012013

G6 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


Vehicle headlamps fail regularly every (1-2 months). It appears there is a power fluctuation just before the lights fail.

- Union City , NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 202012

G6 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I was driving on the expressway during a snow storm and my wipers stopped working. This was the second time it happened. The driving conditions were terrible and visibility was already poor due to the snow. It was after dark and snowing. I had to exit the expressway and park on a surface street miles from my destination. It was a miracle I didn't get into an accident. I took it to my dealer who replaced the windshield wiper under factory warranty (for a second time).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 232009

G6 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
I was driving on an expressway in Michigan, during a thunderstorm, and my windshield wipers stopped working. I was able to exit the freeway but had zero visibility. I later took the vehicle to a dealer who replaced the windshield wiper motor under factory warranty. This happened again two years later and I will be filing a separate incident report (in addition to others. This is a crap car).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 182013


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the windshield wipers failed and the contact noticed that the wiper control arm was fractured. A dealer was notified and advised that they were unable to order the parts needed to correct the failure. The manufacturer was notified and also stated that the part could not be ordered but they would give her information to a specialized department that would contact her within 48 hours. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 117,000.

- Dover, AR, USA

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