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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,400 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.

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2008 Pontiac G6 electrical problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 092016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. When the gear shifter stick was placed in the park position, the vehicle independently lunged forward and crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. In addition, the ignition key required force to be removed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V460000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 152015


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the key failed to release from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000. Updated 5/7/15

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 312014

G6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that she went out to her garage and her vehicle engine was running without the key being in the ignition. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer and was not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000. Updated 09/02/14 updated 11/7/2014

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #2

May 192014


  • 67,000 miles
Key easily goes back to the acc (accessories) position and shuts off car, power steering, and brakes. I was driving when I accidentally hit the key with my hand and it turned to the acc position and shut off my car. Luckily I wasn't on the highway or turning because my power steering instantly shut off. Please help me fix this. I tested my moms car and her Honda does the same thing but it is harder to switch back to the acc position. Is this normal? I know GM is going through some discrepancies right now and was wondering if my car was left out of the recall. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Litchfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 122012


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that after coming to a complete stop with the vehicle in drive, the contact was able to remove the key from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who stated that the safety interlock system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 180,000 and the current mileage was 225,000.

- Osage, KS, USA

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