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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Seat Heater/Cooler Problems Notes: The 2009 is starting to have the same problems as previous model years, including the headlights blowing out due to bad connectors.

The wiring harness connections aren't a big deal to replace, as long as your dealer or mechanic doesn't charge you an arm & a leg to "diagnose" the problem.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,333 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.

2009 Pontiac G6 accessories - interior problems

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2009 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 202016


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the seat heaters were defective. The contact smelled a burning odor while the seat heaters were activated and found that the driver seat had a burn hole. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #2

Jan 202016


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. After starting the vehicle and turning on the heated leather seats after 5 minutes, a burning odor was present. The front driver seat was extremely hot to the touch and became discolored. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #1

Dec 032010


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact was driving 55 mph with the heated seat activated when it began to burn the contact abnormally. The contact turned off both the heated seat and the vehicle. The contact then noticed that the leather seat was burned severely. The vehicle was restarted and the heated seat began to cool after a long period of time. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the contact was advised that their was a short in the electrical seat and caused the seat to burn. The contact stated the seat could have caught on fire while he was driving, causing serious injury. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Boydton, VA, USA

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