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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2009 Pontiac G6 (Page 3 of 7)

CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,356 miles

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2009 Pontiac G6 steering problems

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2009 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 7)

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problem #96

Mar 292015

G6

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact also stated that the failure recurred several times. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Romney, WV, USA

problem #95

Mar 222015

G6

  • 143,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While making a right turn at approximately 15 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V064000 (steering). The failure mileage was 143,000.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #94

Nov 192014

G6

  • 107,758 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning light illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel torque input sensor and steering position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,758.

- Grandville, MI, USA

problem #93

Mar 202015

G6 4-cyl

  • 85,300 miles

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

At low speed the electric power steering assist failed causing hard feedback to the steering wheel. When the system reengaged the car suddenly jolted in the direction of the turn. The defect has repeated on four occasions. Took the vehicle to the dealer and paid for diagnosis and was informed that no errors were found and that this vehicle is not included in the current recall for similar issues in past vehicle models. Decided to replace steering torque sensor at own expense since this is a significant safety issue.

- Kaysville, UT, USA

problem #92

Mar 182015

G6

  • 90,095 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving at 55 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated and the power steering failed. The failure caused the contact to use excessive force on the steering wheel in order to maneuver the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,095.

- Skowhegan, ME, USA

problem #91

Mar 042015

G6 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
The power steering light came on and the power steering went out. I looked up and found that there was a recall on the power steering so I entered my VIN number but my VIN number wasn't included in the recall yet the problem with my car is the exact problem the recall was done for. Now my car is in the shop and I will have to pay for the repair out of pocket.

- Holt, MI, USA

problem #90

Mar 102015

G6 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

Luckily, the car wasn't damaged besides a scratch to the side and dented rim, but only because I was going slowly. The power steering suddenly stopped working. While I was attempting to drive it to the dealer to be looked at it, the power steering tried to come back on, surged, and caused my car to swerve off of the road. It was extremely dangerous. Pontiac/GM has not taken responsibility for it so far, even though other cars of the exact same make, model, and year have the exact same problem. If I had been going any faster, I could have been seriously hurt.

- Carterville, IL, USA

problem #89

Dec 052014

G6

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the power steering warning lamp illuminated, the power steering seized, and the steering wheel became tight. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V153000 (steering) and 14E044000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Iberia, MO, USA

problem #88

Nov 012013

G6 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
This initially occurred in November of 2013. Mileage is estimated at 120000 miles at the time. One day while driving a message came on the dash that said power steering. Although I was able to drive to my destination the force required to turn the wheel while the power assist is failing is massive. I am 6 ft tall and 200 pounds, and I have a difficult time making a turn or sharp curve when this happens. I took the car to the dealership and paid $700 or more to have it fixed. 14 months later the same thing began to happen again and the steering wheel will twitch at idle. However the car stopped having the power steering failing all the time until 3/10/2015. With 167000 miles now on the car the replaced power steering is failing with regular frequency, every time I drive the power steering message is displayed and I have no assist. If anything the steering system fights you to prevent turning. Also it seems as if the steering pinion jumps off a tooth when turning at a stop I hear a strange pinging noise and then the car pulls to whatever direction I turned to at the stop until I stop and turn back the opposite direction. All in all the original power steering module and the one I paid to replace the original one have both failed miserably and are a real danger on the roads. If I have a difficult time with the force required to turn the wheel when the steering fails I can't imagine what someone smaller than me will do if this happens.

- Lupton, MI, USA

problem #87

Mar 122015

G6 4-cyl

  • 88,756 miles
While driving on the interstate at 70 mph I lost all power steering. I had to pull over on the side of the interstate and place the car in park and shut it off. Once I cycled power and started the car back up the power steering worked. I then started driving and the problem happened again. It happened a total of 5 times within 200 miles. This problem caused extremely hard steering at high and low speeds which put my family in danger along the interstate.

- Grimes, IA, USA

problem #86

Feb 142015

G6

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering). The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Centreville, GA, USA

problem #85

Jul 012014

G6

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering became seized. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #84

Oct 102014

G6 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Power steering flashed on the dic and the power steering went out. After turning the wheel and restarting the car the power steering worked fine. After about a month of this happening it stopped. However, the same problem is occurring again now. Also now the steering is making some noised accompanied by shaking of the steering wheel, even while the car is in park.

- Union City, PA, USA

problem #83

Mar 022015

G6

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the steering failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the electronic power steering failed and needed to be replaced. The contact asked the dealer about NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering) but the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Arlington Hieghts, IL, USA

problem #82

Feb 282015

G6

  • 118,760 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that when reversing from a parking spot, the steering wheel seized. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V153000 (steering) however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 118,760.

- Striker , OH, USA

problem #81

Feb 122015

G6 4-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
Power steering will fail to engage on start up of car 70% of the time and when it does it will stop working while traveling down the road 100% of the time. It will happen no matter what speed you are traveling. Some 2009 Pontiac G6's are under GM recall 14V153000 but my VIN number is not in the recall even while doing the exact thing the recall specifies.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #80

Feb 202015

G6

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving 30 mph, the steering wheel seized intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Frankenmuth, MI, USA

problem #79

Nov 112014

G6

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel seized and excessive force was required. The eps warning light illuminated. The contact managed to coast over to the emergency lane and shut the vehicle off. The vehicle restarted and the steering resumed normal operation. The failure recurred multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that there was an electrical power steering failure. The vehicle had not been repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number :14V153000(steering).the failure mileage was unavailable.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #78

Dec 252014

G6

  • 66,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving 70 mph, the steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,500.

- Beloit , WI, USA

problem #77

Jan 012015

G6

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving at any speed, the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was restarted but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the power steering motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V1530000 (steering). The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Mundelein, IL, USA

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