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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights Problems

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

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,031 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 lights problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 152014

G6 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, the brake lamps illuminated without the brake pedal being depressed. When the brake pedal was depressed, the brake lamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that it needed to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electrical stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #8

Jun 082016

G6

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While the brake pedal was depressed, the brake lights failed to illuminate. However, when the brake pedal was not depressed, the brake lights and SRS air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 108,000.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 012014

G6

  • 65,480 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights failed to illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 65,480.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #6

May 122014

G6

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while decelerating, the brake lights failed to illuminate. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #5

May 092014

G6

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights were not working although the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage were 86,000.

- Altoona, WI, USA

problem #4

Dec 042012

G6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, he was alerted by a driver in another vehicle that the rear brake lights continuously remained illuminated even though the brake pedal was not engaged. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the faulty steering column sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the malfunction. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. Updated 2/4/13 updated 02/20/2013

- Big Creek, MS, USA

problem #3

Jan 252012

G6

  • 90,000 miles

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

Brake lights stay on without the brakes being engaged. When you engage the brakes the lights go off. The cruise control is effected by this also. We have put dielectric lube on the switch as instructed by a certified GM tech. This works for a week or less. My research shows that the 2005/2006 models had a recall issued for this same issue.

- Heflin , AL, USA

problem #2

May 012011

G6 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
My brake lights illuminate after I start the car. I do not have the brake pedal depressed. Most of the time, when I depress the brake pedal the brake lights turn off. The lights will stay off for a few seconds after I release the brake pedal then they will turn back on, again without pressing the brake pedal. I notice this at night with the headlights on (I can see the reflection of the brake lights on the road behind me). After this occurred most recently, I stopped the vehicle and turned off all exterior lights and this issue continued to occur. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer twice for repair and they claimed that they could not replicate the issue. However, this happens every time I drive the vehicle at night, which is at least four times per week.

- Eaton Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 152011

G6

  • 49,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the rear brake lights turned on suddenly. The brake lights turned off when the contact applied the brakes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the brake pedal positioning sensor. The failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who could not find the cause of the failure. The contact called the manufacturer who was looking into the issue. The failure mileage was 49,800.

- Pendleton , IN, USA

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