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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,643 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.

2008 Pontiac G6 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 042011

G6 6-cyl

  • miles


This vehicle has many problems starting with the seat belt in the rear of the vehicle is malfunctioning, brake lights are on all the time, water pump went out in 2012, the transmission shifter sticks in park, the car has shut down on the street while driving and the service traction control message appears, the two rear passenger automatic door locks do not function properly, the trunk button is inoperable. I am fed up with all of the electronic issues and have tried to have them resolved at the dealership paid to have them fixed and it has returned. The roof of the car is showing rust and the steering column was clunking which was fixed underwarranty.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 152011


  • 98,672 miles
My problems started with the catalytic converter which failed and the dealer told me it was not covered under warranty which I later found out it was up to 100,000 miles. Next my airbag service light keeps coming on and now my traction control comes on and my engine powers down and I slow down at a rapid rate. Yesterday I was going down the interstate at 65 mph and the traction control light came on and the car completely lost all power almost causing me to crash and get hit by a tractor trailer and now it will not start.

- Rockport, WV, USA

problem #2

Sep 152010


  • 40,000 miles
Intermittent stalling of the car while driving. At first the stalling took place once every few weeks and only as the speed was decreasing. The car was taken to the dealership, who said there was nothing wrong with the car. The dealership stated there was no codes in the computer to explain the stalling and was unable to replicate it. Over the last 9 months the stalling has increased. The car stalls every few days, and at times stalls while accelerating. After the car stalls, it immediately starts right back up.

- Chatham, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008


  • 15,900 miles
Vehicle has stalled 3 times, took to dealer, they pulled a cruise control tc out of computer. Unable to make it repeat so nothing done.

- Yorktown, TX, USA

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