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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2010 Pontiac G6 (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,989 miles

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2010 Pontiac G6 steering problems

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2010 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #39

Feb 012013

G6

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. While driving at various speeds, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and the steering wheel would become very difficult to turn. The contact indicated that when the failure occurred, the ESC off and power steering warning sensors would illuminate and the steering wheel would vibrate. The contact also indicated that while operating the vehicle, the low beam headlights would suddenly shut off and only the high beam headlights could be used. The head lamps were replaced on several occasions, but the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Randellstown , MD, USA

problem #38

Jan 262015

G6

  • 77,000 miles
Driving into work the warning bells sounded on the car. The power steering was illuminated and after a few minutes the ESC off and ESC warning also came in.

- Beaver, PA, USA

problem #37

Sep 012014

G6

  • 85,000 miles
I lose power steering from time to time. I may have it when I start the car and then lose it going down the road. I may not have it when I start the car and then it comes back.

- Milford, DE, USA

problem #36

Jan 152015

G6

  • 155,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 75 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering and ESC warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was notified that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14E044000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 155,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Omaha, TX, USA

problem #35

Nov 252014

G6

  • 89,000 miles
While driving downhill at approximately 50 mph, the power steering warning indicator went off and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn, shorty followed by the electronic stability control warning indicator. I pulled off on the shoulder of the road and turned the engine off and restarted the engine, and the power steering worked again, but the same thing happened once more on my 35 mile commute to work. On the way home, however, the power steering would only work for about 15 seconds each time I turned the enigine off and back on. Now both the power steering and ESC dont work at all. I took the vehicle to the GM dealer where I live, and was informed that the car was displaying error code C0545, indicating that the steering shaft torque sensor, the torque position sensor in the steering, needs replacement, and that there is a recall out on other years of Pontiac G6's for the same problem, but 2010 was left off the recall. No word yet on whether GM is going to own up to their problem and take care of it, but after reading all the other complaints on here related to the same problem, I am not too optimistic. It is unbelievable that GM can manufacture and sell vehicles with problems like this. It's a wonder that there was not an accident involved when this happened, the vehicle is completely unsafe to drive.

- Ruidoso, NM, USA

problem #34

Nov 072014

G6

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the power steering and electronic stability control warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #33

Jul 192014

G6

  • 75,127 miles

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

The steering is making a noise like gears slipping over riding one another, and catches in turns, the power steering light is on, the speed odometer is not working and you haft 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 #32

Apr 152014

G6

  • 90,000 miles
This incident has happened no less than 100 times in the past 3 months. Started off in mid April with the dashboard alert beeps, and warning display that the power steer is not serviceable, followed by a 2nd alert the the ESC is off. Along with the alerts. I lost all power steering. When the car is shut off and restarted, the error was cleared and normal steering control resumed.and from mid April 2014 until early June, this error was very random an occurred only a few time (less than 10) but since early June, it happens almost constant. I no sooner stop, turn off the car, then restart the car which sometimes clears the error and sometimes doesn't. I was just told minutes ago that my car's VIN was not on the recall list, yet the model and year is! along with millions of others... I can't drive it as is, and can't afford to get it fixed... why isn't an obvious problem addressed better than this" and what am I to do"

- Ojai, CA, USA

problem #31

May 152013

G6

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the power steering and electronic stability control warning indicators illuminated. The power steering suddenly malfunctioned and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The dealer replaced the power steering motor, steering wheel position sensor, and steering column. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- Lee Summitt, MO, USA

problem #30

May 162012

G6

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the power steering warning light illuminated as the steering wheel became difficult to turn. In addition, the contact stated that the passenger air bag indicator would illuminate when there was no passenger on the seat. The contact also stated that the drivers side headlights had to be replaced several times due to a wire melt down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the steering column. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was advised that a code needed to be reset. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Willimgton, NC, USA

problem #29

May 152014

G6 4-cyl

  • 74,536 miles

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

I was getting ready to drive one morning. I started up my car and put it on drive so as I started driving out the parking lot my power steering locked up and on the dash board it said "power steering unserviceable". it was hard to steer so I put it on park, popped the hood open and looked underneath the hood. Then I remembered I have a electronic power steering so I turned my car off and on and everything went back to normal. Then I drove to the dealership and they told me that it reset itself and there's nothing to diagnose. So I did some research and found out that there was recalls for other models for the same problems. I was browsing the web, looking at articles and what are the odds of people with the same car same year with about the same mileage having the same problem. This is definitely not safe and not safe to sell if ever the problem comes back.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #28

Mar 162014

G6

  • 70,000 miles
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 #27

Feb 192014

G6

  • 90,000 miles
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.

- Wyandotte, MI, USA

problem #26

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 #25

Mar 122014

G6 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
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 #24

Feb 152014

G6 4-cyl

  • 60,700 miles
When starting vehicle, a warning 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 #23

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 #22

Feb 252014

G6 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
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 #21

Feb 212014

G6 4-cyl

  • 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 #20

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

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