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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,486 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.

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2010 Pontiac G6 engine problems

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2010 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 122016


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. While the cruise control was activated while driving approximately 70 mph, the ESC, traction control, and engine warning indicators illuminated. The cruise control deactivated independently. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. The vehicle was restarted and the gear lever failed to shift from park into the drive position until after several attempts. The vehicle resumed normal operation; however, the warning indicators remained illuminated. The vehicle was serviced previously per NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The recall remedy was insufficient and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, which detected various trouble codes related to the BCM. The vehicle was not repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 222013

G6 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
I had an incident in 2013 that might come in to play with a recent recall. I own a 2010 Pontiac G6. As I was driving down a main road traveling at an average speed of 45mph my vehicle became impaired. The dash screen projected service ESC/ low traction. The steering became almost impossible to control and no matter how hard I pushed the gas pedal down the car would not go any faster than 5 mph. The car also became jerky, jerking the whole car back and forth for a moment. I this happen multiple times. I took the car to the GM shop and after changing a lot of parts that didn't need to be changed they finally changed a part called a sensor and that seemed to stop the problem. It seems there is starting to be a recall on this but not my car and I'm not sure why. This isn't the first problem I had with this car sense I got it....updated 08/12/15

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 102015


  • 120,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2010 Pontiac G6 with a 4-speed automatic. My car was serviced for a recall in for the transmission shifter cable. To cure the fix the recall(12106) called for a retainer to be added to the cable to prevent the breakage from occurring. Recently not even two years later as I was pulling into my apartment complex driveway the shifter cable broke causing the my steering and drivability to be impaired. I was able to apply the brakes, but I could not drive the vehicle any further. I put the car in park and exited my vehicle to check out the problem as my car started to roll away. I ran to catch the car trying to prevent my car from running into another car, pedestrians and a nearby items. I was injured in the process. The injuries were not life threatening, but they consisted of bruising, back injuries and my foot being ran over. My car also has scrapes. If the recall was supposedly fixed then the cable should not have broken that soon or at all putting the car is that state of danger. I contacted the dealership and they said there was nothing they could do. Something is not right here, if they repaired the recall correctly and it was a efficient method this should not of still happen. The fix they did is either only a temporary fix and/ or the method they are using is not effective. Also a possibly there might be other parts of the cable that are defected. GM was very incompliant and did not care to examine or see this matter any further, but if this has happen to me it could also be a serious issue with others still. I had to pay a large amount of money to have the car fixed, but this defect and solution are obviously still not working because this is not a normal breakage for any vehicle....updated 03-23-15 updated 06/09/15

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 222014

G6 4-cyl

  • 101,786 miles


I have noticed that sometimes my car pulls when I am at rest and driving. Today, I sat in my car to get some heat on my lunch break. My car began to shake violently and messages and lights popped up. The engine, tcs and ESC lights came on. I turned it off and crank it again and I could hear the engine rattling. That happened around 1 pm. I got off around 730 pm tonight and as I drove the car rode good for about 2 miles and then it began to slow down and all of these warnings popped up regarding traction and powering down. I pulled over sat and crank my car and the engine rattled horribly. I turned it off and crank it again. The ride was not smooth and it was jerking. We have not received any information regarding a recall on my vehicle this year. I received one I believe last year and took care of it.

- Homewood, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 192014


  • 75,127 miles
The steering is making a noise like gears slipping over riding one another, and catches in turns, the power steering light is on, the speedometer is not working and you have to run it to a high RPM to shift out from one gear to another, and it shifts hard when it does.

- Belfry, KY, USA

problem #1

May 072013


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle unexpectedly increased acceleration to 60 mph. The failure recurred three times without the cruise control in activation. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- North Syracuse, NY, USA

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