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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,145 miles

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2010 Pontiac G6 steering problems

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2010 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Mar 162014

G6

  • 70,000 miles

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

While on the highway multiple indicators suddenly alerted me to issues with the power steering, esc system, airbags and traction control systems. The gauges all maxed out and then failed entirely. This was at approximately 70K miles I had the vehicle towed and the repair shop indicated there were no codes that registered during their diagnostic. I was advised there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. I drove the vehicle home and for approximately a month later the issue occurred again, this time my speedometer and all dash functions ceased to work, the same alerts came on and this time the vehicle would lurch into gear and sounded as if it was going to stall out. While I am still able to drive it, I am not able to tell how fast I am going nor do I feel that it is safe to operate the vehicle. I have checked the recall lists and it appears the 2010 Pontiac G6 is not amongst the vehicles being recalled. This is absurd and a danger to every single person on the road while these cars are being driven. GM needs to own up to it's mistakes and correct them in order to retain customers and save lives.

- Columbus , OH, USA

problem #26

Feb 192014

G6

  • 90,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contacted stated that while driving 70 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated as the power steering assist failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic. No repairs were performed to the vehicle. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure was 90,000 and the current mileage was 109,000. Kmj

- Wyandotte, MI, USA

problem #25

Mar 172014

G6

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the power steering assist failed as the power steering warning light illuminated. The steering wheel was very hard to turn. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was being driven or parked. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who did not diagnose the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Middleport, NY, USA

problem #24

Mar 122014

G6

  • 93,000 miles

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

The contact own a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel suddenly malfunctioned. The contact maneuvered to the shoulder and shut off the engine. Once the vehicle was restarted, the steering assist functioned properly. The failure was recurring over a three week period. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who indicated that the power steering failed and would need replacing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Clubb, MO, USA

problem #23

Feb 152014

G6

  • 60,700 miles
When starting vehicle, a waring message shows and the dic saying power steering, service esc, with traction control symbol off. Power steering is then not functional until key is switch off and the vehicle restarted. This has occurred 6 times at random. There's are recalls for earlier models with the same problem and same parts and needs to be expanded to all models built with these defective parts. This has not happened while driving but from all of the other complaints it is only a matter of time before it does and is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured because of it.

- Perry, IA, USA

problem #22

Mar 022014

G6

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the power steering system malfunctioned and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact mentioned that the power steering warning light illuminated. The contact shut off the engine and once restarted, the power steering assist resumed normal function. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 115,000.

- Waynesboro, GA, USA

problem #21

Feb 252014

G6

  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the power steering assist failed without warning as the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact shut off the engine and once restarted, the power steering assist continued to malfunction. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 79,000.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #20

Feb 212014

G6

  • 130,000 miles
As my wife and our 11 year old son was in town the Pontiac G6 lost steering. My wife pulled off of the road and waited for me to come and get them and drive the car back home. During the ride the power steering never returned.

- Pond Creek, OK, USA

problem #19

Feb 162014

G6

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the power steering assist failed without warning and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact shut off the engine and once restarted, the power steering assist resumed normal function. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the steering module and column. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 92,000.

- Woodbine , MD, USA

problem #18

Dec 102013

G6

  • 90,000 miles
The problem start back in June 2013 when my 2010 Pontiac G6 started flashing a trouble code in the dic message screen. The problem first started as an annoying issue the code would say check power steering service esc and the esc off indicator would light up this would happen on startup and for months all I would do is turn the key off and restart the car and it went away and the car worked fine. This would pop up sporadically sometimes multiple weeks without out a problem. Then back in November 2013 the problem remained exactly the same but it would not reset unless I removed the key from the ignition then reinsert the key and it would start and the car would again work fine. However, in December 2013 as I was traveling 70mph down the interstate radio cranked up and did not hear the alert of the trouble code (which never happened while driving only when starting) I went to pass a car and my car did not respond to the steering. I immediately grabbed the wheel with both hands and with everything I had I steered the car and got pulled over to safety on the side off the road. I was happy this didn't happen just 3 miles further down the road as I would have had to negotiate a set of curves that I'm almost certain would have required more steering wheel rotation and most likely would have resulted in an accident. The car has been sitting in storage since as I try to determine what to do with it. I went to two local GM/Pontiac dealers and was told the issue is a common one on earlier model G6S and there is a GM recall/service bulletin on earlier models but not the 2010. They went as far as to explain it was the same equipment used on the 2010 model but did not have a recall/service bulleting on the 2010.

- Parkersburg, IA, USA

problem #17

Feb 012014

G6

  • 97,000 miles

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

I was driving around 55 mph when I heard a dinging noise and lost power steering. Power steering, service esc, esc off were the messages that displayed. Got my car home, turned it off and back on. When I turned it back on the power steering had returned. I thought it was a one-time occurence but it happens every time I drive the car for more than 10 minutes. Called GM and they said it needed to have a diagnostic test before they would comment. Service rep I talked to claimed that it was unlikely it was related to the recall in earlie4 G6 models... clearly just a coincidence! car is currently at dealership for diagnostic test.

- Omro, WI, USA

problem #16

Jan 252014

G6

  • 80,000 miles
While driving down the road my power steering kicked off and 3 warnings came across my dash "power steering, service esc and esc off" I was close to a stop sign and once there I turned my car off and back on the alarm went away and my power steering was once again working. Not only does my power steering kick off all the time now but my steering wheel constantly jerks to the left, even while the car is stopped. I constantly have to keep it from going into the next lane. You have no warning when your power steering is going to kick off. Its very dangerous and very hard to control the vehicle. I'll be having the car looked at this week but I know what the issue is. Its the same part that was recalled on several other GM cars including 2005-2008 G6. The recall didn't happen until 2012 which was after the 2010 G6 was built. They really need to expand the recall before someone gets hurt.

- Lynchburg, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 062014

G6 4-cyl

  • 151,000 miles
4 days ago day upon starting the vehicle coming from the gym the power steering started going out. Since then it has lost all power steering while driving. This is a very serious safety issue. I've done enough research and noticed there is a recall on this model up until 2009 model year but not on the 2010? there really needs to be a recall on the 2010 Pontiac G6 because it appears to be very common amongst us G6 owners. GM needs to own up to this and make these vehicles safe before someone or myself get seriously hurt. Also the service esc message has been appearing as well and "esc off" light is on. Please help to get this issue resolved. I have made an appointment for tomorrow or Monday if they can get me in. Of course I'll have to pay for it because no recall has been issued for this model. Seems I'm not the only one with this problem and lack of or loss of steering could cause a major issue!

- Roper, NC, USA

problem #14

Dec 302013

G6

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the steering wheel started to vibrate and seized with the illumination of the warning light. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and diagnosed that the power steering assist unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Desota, MO, USA

problem #13

Nov 062013

G6 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
For about 2 months now the power steering message has been showing up on the dic and the vehicles steering wheel has had a bad shake to it while driving at just about all speeds. At least once or twice a day upon starting the vehicle there is no power steering and I have to turn the car off and restart the vehicle to regain power steering. It has also lost power steering while driving 3 times now in the past 2 weeks which leads me to believe it is getting worse and is a very serious safety issue. I've done enough research and noticed there is a recall on this model up until 2009 model year but not on the 2010? there really needs to be a recall on the 2010 Pontiac G6 because it appears to be very common amongst us G6 owners. GM needs to own up to this and make these vehicles safe before someone or myself get seriously hurt. Also the service esc message has been appearing as well and "esc off" light is on. Please get this issue resolved.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #12

Nov 022013

G6 4-cyl

  • 97,320 miles
On November 2nd 2013 the power steering light came on and the steering wheel locked within a few minutes. I was on the interstate heading to work when this occurred and I was not able to change lanes but was forced the left nearly hitting the cement barrier. I turned the car off so that it would reset but it only worked for about fifteen minutes then it did it again. I travel 62 miles one way to work and thank god I did not bounce off the cement barrier and cause a major accident or fatality. When I got to work I stop by a local store to purchase power steering fluid but only to find out that I could not locate the reservoir on our 2010 Pontiac G6. After doing research I have found out that there is no recall from GM, but that there are similar problems with the 2005 and 2006 models. I would like to add the 2010 model as well. I would like to see a recall for this issue on all Pontiac G6 models. I plan to take this matter up the CEO of GM and if not resolved there will hire a lawyer to take to the next level before myself or a family member become a fatality number for the state of Texas.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 262013

G6

  • 55,750 miles
While on her way home from picking my son up from school my wife was driving at approximately 35 mph when she heard a "dinging" noise from the dashboard. 3 indications came up on the led display, "power steering, service esc, and esc off." The power steering system then shut off completely almost causing her to lose control of the car. This is a serious safety hazard reported by many, many G5, G6 and G8 owners with model years between 2005 and 2010 in particular. Why certain models/years have been recalled and not all of them is beyond me. They all use pretty much the same eps.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jul 062013

G6

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the steering wheel locked while driving 35 mph. When the failure occurred the contact lost control of the vehicle, proceeded through the intersection and crashed into a curb. The steering wheel regained normal function after the vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing who confirmed the failure was in the steering column power assist. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 51,000.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #9

May 062011

G6

  • miles
Per my mechanic he suggested that I contact Pontiac to inquiry about the sway link bar on the right front passenger side that he has been replacing the last 3 months on these cars including my car this weekend. They suggest you replace both side but I was unable to do the other side due to money issues. I just find it strange that this problem is not being address and why there is a problem with this in these cars.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #8

Apr 182013

G6

  • 70,000 miles
Driving home after work. It was snowing so everyone is going slow. Randomly the car would slip and say "low traction" on the led screen. No big deal it's just saying to drive carefully. After one hour it started saying "esc active" and I could feel the car trying to correct itself. Five minutes later after esc kept popping on the screen the car chimed and now it was reading "service esc" on the led screen and an icon came on the dashboard saying "esc off" the led screen keeps switching between "service esc" and "service traction control" being that there was a lot of snow the traction control was really helpful but since the light came on the car was just going all over and had a hard time trying to maneuver it, even at low speeds. Lights won't go off after turning the vehicle on\off they are still there. Taking the car to the dealer today. Not looking forward to it. Im on my second G6 first one was great. This one not so much.

- Edgar, WI, USA

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