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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

2008 Pontiac G6 (Page 1 of 2)

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Unfortunately the 2008 Pontiac G6 continues a serious trend of steering problems from the prior model years.

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,817 miles

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2008 Pontiac G6 fuel system problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Oct 262016

G6

  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving 30 mph, the contact noticed an abnormal fuel odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact stated that there was evidence of a fuel leak underneath the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that there was leak in the fuel module of the fuel tank, which caused fuel to leak onto the exhaust pipes. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Stephensville, TX, USA

problem #33

Sep 012016

G6

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving 60 mph, a fuel odor emitted in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by a certified independent mechanic who determined that there was a hole in the fuel pump that was leaking fuel and needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13E043000 (equipment, fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #32

May 152016

G6

  • 142,000 miles
Leaking fuel from the gas tank area. I can smell the gas and feel fuel under the car but I cannot see exactly where it is leaking from. It is coming from the top of the tank.

- Nederland, TX, USA

problem #31

Nov 232015

G6

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact noticed an abnormal fuel odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that either the fuel tank was fractured or there was a fuel pump leak. The contact also stated that the check engine light and traction control warning light were illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- San Carlos, CA, USA

problem #30

Feb 242016

G6

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that a strong odor of fuel emitted continuously inside and outside the vehicle. There was no fuel visible on the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump would need to be replaced. The manufacturer issued a recall associated with the Pontiac G5 models under NHTSA campaign number: 09V419000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Sanger, TX, USA

problem #29

Dec 172015

G6

  • miles
While vehicle is parked, noticed there is a strong scent of fuel emitting from the vehicle. It's possible it has crack and/or fuel leak. I've checked under the vehicle and did not find any puddle of leak but the smell of fuel is strong and with a full tank of fuel, it disappears faster than the norm. The Pontiac G5 had this same issue and was recalled but it needs to be extended to earlier models as well.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #28

Dec 052015

G6

  • 117,000 miles

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

No acceleration of the car over 40 mph and would suddenly turn off while driving this was both in the city and highway. Strong fuel smell. Leakage underneath the car. Upon dropping the fuel tank there was fuel spilled and accumulated everywhere.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #27

Nov 282015

G6

  • miles
Strong smell of fuel when getting close to rear of car or when in my garage. Gas mileage has dropped significantly 15-16 mpg city now car takes longer time to start. Seems this issue with the fuel system was not taken care of by GMC from previous years...

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #26

Aug 312013

G6

  • 72,000 miles
I have 2008 Pontiac G6 GT.2 years ago I started smelling gas, than car would not start on first try.so researched problem on yahoo.08 model G6 vehicles is common for fuel pump to leak course of connectors.can't put car in garage, the fuems of gas are dangerous and when car is on it leaks gas.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #25

Sep 052015

G6

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact noticed strong fuel fumes emitting outside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop, placed on a lift for inspection, and was diagnosed that there was a fracture associated with the fuel pump and the fuel tank. The vehicle was to be further diagnosed by the mechanic and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #24

Sep 012015

G6

  • miles

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

Have to start car twice in order for it to turn on and strong smell fuel coming inside and filling the garage with the fuel smell seems like its not getting enough gas

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #23

Oct 212014

G6

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While parked, the vehicle emitted a strong odor of fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer determined that the fuel pump was leaking fuel and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 052015

G6

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While attempting to start the vehicle, it hesitated to start. The contact stated that this was a recurring issue. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #21

Jun 072015

G6

  • 57,781 miles
While driving the vehicle at 50mph the front end shook violently the A/C then went from cold to hot and then the car would not allow acceleration and the power steering went out. It continued to happen multiple times in a 10 minute drive to work. Then again on the way home. This can cause a accident if not fixed. I noticed that there was a recall for this but my VIN says no open recalls. Can you assist me with this issue?

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #20

Mar 032014

G6

  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle has an extremely strong fuel smell around the vehicle at all times. This smell started about a year ago and has gotten progressively worse. The vehicle can't even be parked in the garage for fear of the gas water heater nearby causing the fumes to ignite. The gas smell especially fills the trunk compartment and even sometimes smells inside the vehicle itself causing us to roll the windows down. I have been researching this for several months and found many 2007/2008 G6 owners have the same issue which is a cracked plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module. There is a recall for the G5 fuel pump issues of the same years...I even live in one of the states mentioned in the G5 recall where this issue is seen. The G5 recall even states "consequence:fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire".

- San Tan Valley , AZ, USA

problem #19

Mar 032015

G6 6-cyl

  • miles
I noticed a strong gas odor coming from my vehicle and even inside my vehicle when I was parked. I thought it was the gas I had put into the tank the previous day. However, with my car parked in the garage at my home, the gas smell became overwhelming. I took my vehicle into the dealership for maintenance and they informed me that the fuel pump needed replacing and notified me of the cost. I contacted Pontiac and they called the dealership on conference call to clarify for me what was needed. On the call (with Pontiac on the line) the dealership explained that a plastic piece of the fuel pump was cracked and could not be replaced separately so that is why I had to pay to replace the entire fuel pump. This defect is exactly what is listed in the recall on the Pontiac G5 2007-2009 and I find it no coincidence that the same issue has occurred on my vehicle and I'm sure countless others who just aren't aware to file a complaint.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #18

Mar 032015

G6

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 119,000.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #17

Feb 262015

G6 4-cyl

  • 10,400 miles
Excessive fuel/gas smell coming from outside the car (08 Pontiac G6). Took it to the dealer, the problem is the fuel pump. Airtex re-called fuel pumps sold in 2013, and there is also a recall for other GM cars and SUV's for the same problem (small crack on top of the fuel pump). In an event of a crash the car can catch on fire, there should be an investigation and the Pontiac G6 fuel pumps should be recalled, obviously there is a design problem/material used on the fuel pump that is the problem.

- Westlake Village Ca., CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 232015

G6 4-cyl

  • 85 miles
Husband and I were notified that there is a leak in the fuel pump. In researching, I see that there has been an ongoing issue with the fuel pump associated with Pontiac G6's for the 2008 model year. This would explain why we have smelled gas off and on since we purchased the car, but when examined by mechanic, nothing was found. If there is a defect in the air tex fuel pump used in the manufacturing of the 2008 G6's, then why was there no recall issued. I think this is a flagrant disregard for public safety and negligence.

- Arvin, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 272014

G6

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that fuel was leaking from the under carriage of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Loma Linda, CA, USA

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