NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,554 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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2007 Pontiac G5 brakes problems

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2007 Pontiac G5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 032014

G5 4-cyl

  • miles


I saw on the internet re-calls for GM cars and found that my particular model/year car was being recalled. The more reading I did on the subject I realized that everything that I had to have fixed on my car was being recalled. I have spent thousands of dollars getting my airbags, my steering column, my brakes, my computer sensors, the steering harness, etc. Fixed on this car only to find out that there had been re-calls. I am currently waiting for the 'local dealership' to find a 'good used' steering column for my car since mine is breaking down and they said they can't get one. I also own a GMC S-10 in which the key fits into my car and turns it on. I called the local dealership and told them that I knew there was a recall recently and that everything I've had fixed on that Pontiac G5 is now being recalled. Hope you can help me.

- Fort Washakie, WY, USA

problem #4

Jun 202010


  • 47,369 miles
The U-spring holding the rear brake drums together rusted through and broke into two pieces. The dealership replaced both of the rear brake drum kits at a price cost to me of $117.40.

- Cascade, MD, USA

problem #3

Feb 152010


  • 42,000 miles
2007 Pontiac G5. Steering gave out twice causing near collision both times, brake failure at times. Sometimes the brakes are fine sometimes they cant even slow the vehicle down. Dash lights, all gauges, signal lights, radio, heater fan, rear defrost comes on and goes out rapidly at times causing inside of car cabin to fill with smoke. GM claims that this is normal and that none of these complaints are considered to be safety issues. The car has only 44000kms on it. There was 42000 when these problems started getting serious. They say the have the steering problem fixed, but I haven't had the car back long enough to know as it ends up in the garage every couple of days. The car duplicated the problems for the mechanic at the GM dealership but they say they don't know what is causing the problems. The gave the car back with the problems and said that I am stuck with it. When I asked them about it filling up with smoke they said if it happens again get out and let it burn. Easy for them to say....it is my family that is in this car including two small children in car seats. Someone has to stop this before it is too late and someone gets killed because of GM's junk they are putting on the road. Any help in these matters would greatly be appreciated.

- Carbonear, 00, USA

problem #2

Dec 212008


  • 8,311 miles
My G5 had only 8,311 miles and when stepping on brakes, the steering wheel shakes. The bunnin dealer had to "machine" my rotors. 8,000 miles later, it started shaking again and pulling to side. Bunnin placed a "shim kit" on car. I have 4-5 different rcpts that I've taken car in..didn't do any good.. but now they want me to pay $800 to "replace my rotors and brake pads" car now has 27,000 miles.. and brakes barely work.. almost hit someone other day..

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 292008


  • 91 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G5. While driving 40-45 mph, the vehicle lost steering power and there was a knocking sound when turning the wheel. The contact also heard a loud clunking noise coming from the steering wheel occasionally. The brakes also failed and she crashed into a police vehicle. The dealer stated that the steering shaft needed to be replaced, as well as the rotors. After the dealer stated that they had made the repairs, the contact was informed a few days later that the parts for the repair were finally available; however, the repair was supposedly performed already. The failure mileage was 91 and current mileage was 7,188.

- Warsaw, IL, USA

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