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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,571 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 lights problems

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2009 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 072016


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving at any speed, the brake lights illuminated, which made it impossible for other drivers to know when the brakes were actually applied. The failure recurred several times. The failure caused the cruise control to malfunction without warning. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Leclaire, IA, USA

problem #6

Aug 182016


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving, the traction indicator illuminated and the brake lights did not illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V25200 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 112016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights did not illuminate while the vehicle was being operated. The failure occurred intermittently. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake accessory sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. Two years prior, the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were not provided.

- East Amherst, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 012012


  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated while driving approximately 15 mph attempting to make a turn, the engine stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the door independently locked and unlocked. In addition, the contact mentioned that the brake lights illuminated intermittently without the brake pedal being depressed. The headlights were also replaced multiple times due to burning out prematurely. The contact managed to merge over to an emergency lane and the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnosed the failure but decided replaced the battery in order to restart the vehicle. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. The VIN was not available.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013


  • 130,000 miles
The cruise control will work and then in the middle of driving it quits. This seems to be related to the brake lights not working properly. Also, seems related to these two messages some time coming on: "service traction" and "service ESC."

- Leopold, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 012013


  • 130,000 miles
When I press on the brakes the brake lights don't come on and when I'm not pressing on the brake lights they are on. This seems to be connected to the cruise also kicking off at the same time.

- Leopold, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 132012


  • 75,000 miles
Brake lights come on intermittently causing cruise control to shut off. At the time, the only way to make the brake lights shut off was to step on the brake. Within the last week the brake lights are coming on more frequently and not shutting off at all. This can be a serious risk for accidents as anyone behind the vehicle believes the brakes are constantly being pressed.

- Clifton Forge, VA, USA

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