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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems

2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,883 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.

2009 Pontiac G8 brakes problems

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2009 Pontiac G8 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 202014

G8

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G8. While driving 65 mph, the contact noticed that the brake light remained illuminated. The stability control warning light also illuminated. The failures occurred frequently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V172000 (service brakes, air, tires). The failure mileage was 75,000.

- 303 Barret Spring Court, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 062014

G8

  • 51,650 miles
While driving vehicle electronic stability control went to off without my pressing control button. I was unable to cause the electronic stability control to switch back to the on position even after pressing the button on the control panel. After arriving home and parking vehicle for about one hour I drove the vehicle again and the electronic stability control functioned in the proper manner. I drove the vehicle the next morning and the electronic stability control again functioned properly.

- Fairview, OR, USA

problem #4

Dec 062014

G8 6-cyl

  • 51,650 miles
While driving vehicle electronic stability control went to off without my pressing control button. I was unable to cause the electronic stability control to switch back to the on position even after pressing the button on the control panel. After arriving home and parking vehicle for about one hour I drove the vehicle again and the electronic stability control functioned in the proper manner. I drove the vehicle the next morning and the electronic stability control again functioned properly.

- Fairview, OR, USA

problem #3

Nov 252013

G8

  • 41,000 miles

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

Pontiac G8 GT ABS/ses/traction control off indicators/messages and or loss of power with the radio turned up.

- Radclff, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 222011

G8 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Vehicle will suddenly throw ABS/traction control/brake system/airbags failure notices; vehicle then goes into limp mode and the transmission locks into first gear. Has occurred 3 times, dealership unable to diagnose or repair. They have cleared all mil/dtc codes and re-flashed ECM 3 times. The problem has occurred once on the interstate in heavy traffic at 70mph and twice on city streets in rush hour traffic, with significant chance for accident/crash. When the vehicle exhibits this condition, loss of control occurs, as engine delivers no power to transmission and car is limited to 25mph maximum speed.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 222011

G8 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Vehicle will suddenly throw ABS/traction control/brake system/airbags failure notices; vehicle then goes into limp mode and the transmission locks into first gear. Has occurred 3 times, dealership unable to diagnose or repair. They have cleared all mil/dtc codes and re-flashed ECM 3 times. The problem has occurred once on the interstate in heavy traffic at 70mph and twice on city streets in rush hour traffic, with significant chance for accident/crash. When the vehicle exhibits this condition, loss of control occurs, as engine delivers no power to transmission and car is limited to 25mph maximum speed.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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