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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,400 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.

2010 Pontiac G6 lights problems

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2010 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012015


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, the brake lights failed to engage. When the vehicle was being driven, the brake lights illuminated; however, when the brake pedal was depressed the brake lights did not illuminate. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. Shortly after, the failure recurred. The contact stated that the cruise control had not functioned properly since the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Mayfield, KY, USA

problem #4

May 052014

G6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated when the brakes were not engaged. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 75,000. Updated 8/19/14

- Dellroy, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 142011

G6 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The brake lights will turn and stay on as the car is started from cold or warm engine. While driving the brake lights will stay on and die as I press on the brake pedal. Many cars have nearly rear ended me and I've received many comments from people driving around me stating the same thing I see, brake lights are on till I hit the brakes. Which confuses them and they always have to screech they're tires to stop from impact (10 incidents). This faulty incident happened right before my warranty expires. I took in to GM and they couldn't address nor believed me because my service ESC and traction lights were off and it didn't mimick the same. But after 36, 000 miles this issue happened everyday. Unless it is 80 degrees out it doesn't come on as often more like every other start up. It is really unsafe to be driving this car on the highway or right before a heavy intersection. Will GM fix this issue or wait for a bad disaster to happen like Toyota? there are plenty of other G6 I see on the road with the same issue so I know it is not just mines. If this isn't going to be recall, GM has lost all respect, at least with Toyota they admitted to faulty brakes and went along to fix them. While GM for years have ignore this issue. My first american car and my only bad experience with a vehicle. My next car will most likely not be a GM made faulty car till this issue has been realized and address.

- Clinton Twp, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 012011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake lights illuminated erroneously. The brake light would not illuminate when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that the body control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Approximately one and a half years later, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 88,600. The VIN was unavailable.

- Turtle Creek, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012012

G6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights failed to illuminate when the brake was engaged. Often times, the brake light would remain illuminated when the brake pedal was not being engaged. In addition, the cruise control function would deactivate independently when being utilized. The traction control and electronic stability control service warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 73,000. Updated 3/14/13

- Middle Port, NY, USA

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