2008 Pontiac G5 engine NHTSA complaints: Engine

NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,162 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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2008 Pontiac G5 engine problems

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2008 Pontiac G5 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282014


  • 90,325 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G5. The contact stated that when attempting to stop, the vehicle suddenly stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. The engine was restarted and the vehicle operated as normal. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 90,325.

- Spinnett, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 272014


  • 142,000 miles
As I was turning onto the highway, on my way to drop my son off at daycare before work, early March 27th, 2014, my car would not move from the stop sign I was stopped at. It was extremely scary, especially with my young son in the back seat. My car is a manual, and the stick shift would slip into each slot but not engage the gear, which lead me to assume that the transmission had gone out. My car remained running, even with my foot off the clutch, and in any gear, including reverse. I ended up having to push my car off to the side of the road and highway, with my son still inside. Although I felt that this was not the safest situation for my son to be in, I felt that the alternative of remaining immobile in the flow of traffic may get us in a rear-end collision, or having my son standing on the side of the highway while I pushed the car may get him hurt. I was able to get my car towed to my house, but the cost to repair or replace the transmission at a shop is an outrageous price, and I am not able to find a transmission for sale at any auto parts store because it seems that they are no longer able to acquire the part. Most of the mechanics I have spoke with have stated that they have repaired multiple Pontiac G5 transmissions in the recent months. After all the news about GM vehicles, I feel that I may have made a bad investment when purchasing my car brand new and having such a major issue occur this soon. More so, I am concerned by the way my car broke down. It was very dangerous to have my car unexpectedly stop moving as I was turning onto the highway and in the flow of traffic, but all I could think is what I would have done if my transmission had gone out while traveling at high speed or in an area without a place to pull off, it is a scary thought.

- Atascadero , CA, USA

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