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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2008 Pontiac G6 (Page 1 of 14)

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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 1
Average Mileage:
94,730 miles

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2008 Pontiac G6 steering problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 14)

problem #274

Sep 182016

G6

  • miles

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

As I start drive my dash with display power steering then the steering will become tight then unable to drive. I turn it off and restart my vehicle and then it will drive this has happened twice.on a city street in motion.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #273

Sep 082016

G6

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving 20 mph, the contact was alerted by another driver that the vehicle was on fire. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and exited. The flames originated from the engine compartment. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A fire report was not filed. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was taken to auto zone where it was diagnosed that the power steering node was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 112,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #272

Dec 012015

G6

  • 102,000 miles
My car is under the power steering recall. I have experienced this myself many times with the power steering automatically shutting off on me and the dealership never made me aware of this recall. This has happened at least 3 times as I was driving on a city street. And twice while I was trying to turn.

- Lisbon Falls, ME, USA

problem #271

Aug 242016

G6 4-cyl

  • 117,000 miles

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

When turning the steering wheel it makes a popping noise if the car is moving or just sitting it don't matter what a [xxx] car. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Dayville, CT, USA

problem #270

Jun 112014

G6

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving during inclement weather, the power steering malfunctioned without warning and the steering wheel became extremely hard to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #269

Jul 222016

G6

  • miles
Takata recall my service air bag light is staying on and my passenger side air bag light is staying off..even when I have passengers in my car..

- Seth, WV, USA

problem #268

Jun 282016

G6

  • 95,000 miles

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

Steering wheel shakes while parked and driving. Last year had the torque sensor in the steering column replaced with a recall that caused the same issue. 9 months later the steering wheel has started shaking again while driving and now the dealer says there is an issue with the electronic steering system module. $700 to fix. They said it is not part of the recall( which some research said this might have had to be replaced under the recall) and warranty does not cover.

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #267

May 232016

G6

  • 182,684 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned that the failure also occurred when making a turn intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the joint bearing and the electric power steering failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V153000 (steering) and 14E044000 (steering). The failure mileage was 182,684.

- Combes, TX, USA

problem #266

Apr 292016

G6

  • 90,000 miles
Daughter suddenly lost power steering after leaving house. Speed of approx 25mph on a city street. Also popping in steering column and loose play in steering wheel after event occurred. Car currently at dealer but looks like the same problem effecting other G6's. many are covered under recall but apparently my 08 G6 is just past the effected dates.

- Chugiak, AK, USA

problem #265

Jan 152016

G6

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While operating the vehicle, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering was faulty and needed to be repaired. No further information was available. The contact also indicated that the low beam headlights suddenly stopped working and the U joints were faulty. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Shelbyville, MI, USA

problem #264

Jan 042016

G6

  • 165,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the steering seized intermittently. The contact drove the vehicle to the used car lot where it was purchased. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

- Dover, FL, USA

problem #263

Mar 142016

G6

  • 138,000 miles
I have had the necessary eps recall work done on my G6 and continue to have power steering issues. The dealer stated that I need to have the torque sensor assembly replaced and that my VIN does not qualify although there are other manufacture dates that do. I'm wondering if this is a wide spread issue for my 2008 Pontiac G6 which was manufactured 11/2007?

- Montevideo, MN, USA

problem #262

Mar 112016

G6

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While pulling into a parking space, the steering wheel was tight and there was smoke inside and outside the vehicle. The contact was able to coast into the space. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14E044000 (steering) and 14V153000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #261

Mar 072016

G6

  • 199,900 miles
Power steering goes away randomly while driving. Wheel shakes. Dash power steering light comes on. Sometimes power steering returns when you shut off and restart the vehicle numerous times

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #260

Mar 042016

G6

  • 74,000 miles
Takata recall I just bought my 2008 Pontiac G6 and the steering wheel is doing some jerking, shaking movements off and on while I'm driving or just turning on my car sitting in park. It feels tight when I try to turn the steering wheel and it is very hard to control the car to keep in the direction I need to go.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #259

Feb 112016

G6

  • 116,000 miles
While driving the vehicle and breaking at a stop sign on a local street, the power steering was lost, a notification of power steering appeared on the screen and a safety alert sounded. After manually steering the car to the side of the road, I killed the engine and restarted the car and the power steering was functional. I took the car to a local shop that diagnosed the problem as an issue with the steering column. I then took the car to a dealer who diagnosed the torque sensor as the issue. The dealer told me that my particular VIN number is not covered to fix the issue under campaign 14V153000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #258

Feb 212016

G6

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving 65 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to steer the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the contact was unsure as to what parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #257

Jan 202016

G6 4-cyl

  • 158,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 30 mph and attempting to make a turn, the power steering failed without warning. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and the power steering warning alert began to beep and then illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the recall and informed the contact that the mileage on the vehicle did not meet the criteria for the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 158,500. Updated 05/06/16

- Roff, OK, USA

problem #256

Jan 082016

G6

  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, the steering seized without warning. When the vehicle was turned off and restarted, the power steering became functional. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently and became progressively worse over time. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 158,000.

- House Springs, MO, USA

problem #255

Jan 112016

G6

  • 134,000 miles
While driving, I get a power steering warning light and I lose power steering functions. It happens while driving and also while stopped at lights. When the vehicle is turned off and restarted. The system resets itself, but you never know when it will happen again. If driving or stopped.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

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