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2009 Pontiac G5 fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel System, Gasoline

NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,625 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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2009 Pontiac G5 fuel system problems

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2009 Pontiac G5 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 222015

G5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G5. While driving at approximately 45 mph, there was a strong odor of fuel within the vehicle. The contact pulled over to observe the vehicle and noticed fuel leaking underneath the engine. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000. Updated 02/12/2016 updated 02/17/16.8jb

- Kermit, WV, USA

problem #3

Jan 222014

G5 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
I have a 2009 Pontiac G5. The fuel pump cracked recently and I had to have it towed and replaced at the nearest shop. I brought in the recall for the fuel pump to my GMC dealer, as I saw it online, and my receipt of the replacement fuel pump. The description of the recall matches my vehicle and I am told I am unable to receive reimbursement because the recall is "VIN specific". my car matches the exact detail of the recall, but the recall is not applied to my VIN?! I'd like to know why! I have the carfax to show that my vehicle applies to the standards of the recall. I'd like contacted immediately on this situation.

- Mulvane, KS, USA

problem #2

Sep 122011

G5 4-cyl

  • miles
My wife noticed a gasoline smell in the car and after searching for problem found fuel tank is leaking from the top of tank and seeping down onto the frame and other areas. I found that 2007 models were recalled in 2009 for this problem but not newer models.

- Mcalester, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 282010


  • 13,500 miles
[xxx] on or about 8:50 P.M. on Saturday November 28, 2010, my wife [xxx] rochester, NY 14624 [xxx], was approaching a parking space in front of the dollar tree in South towns plaza, henrietta, NY at approximately 5 mph, coasting to a stop with her feet on neither the gas nor brake pedal, when our 2009 Pontiac G5 NY license [xxx], lurched out of control, jumped over the median curb in front of the parking space, so fast that the car became momentarily air born, and struck the concrete base of what was once either a stop sign or lamp post in the South towns parking lot. Had it not been for the median and the concrete pillar between the parking space and the dollar tree store front, the GM Pontiac G5 would have plowed through the dollar tree store front full of christmas shoppers on the day after black Friday, perhaps killing my wife and many, many dollar tree christmas shoppers. The resulting unavoidable accident caused significant damage to the driver's side door, caving it in almost a foot, and denting the driver's side rear quarter panel. This car has a 2.2 litre, 155 horse power engine, you cannot intentionally step on the accelerator so hard, in such a short distance, that it will jump a median curb, become air born, and strike a concrete pillar with such force that it will cave in the driver's side door, causing such damage. GM inspected the vehicle and blamed the sudden catastrophic acceleration on the car's after market floor mats. GM refuses to pay for the damage to the car, still under warranty, and refuses to consider that this may be one of the thousands of auto industry wide incidents of intermittent problems with the electronic control modules in the vehicle. GM claims to have run sufficient tests on the car to determine that the ECM is wholly safe and without problems. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rochester, NY, USA

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