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2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 5 of 7)

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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,527 miles

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2007 Pontiac G6 brakes problems

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2007 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #57

Aug 012013

G6 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


Brake lights come on for no reason and when pedal is pressed the lights go off.. this is very dangerous and have almost caused 2 accidents in one trip home from work. I have brought car to sts and they replaced the brake pedal position sensor and it still did not correct issue. I see many other owners are dealing with the same issue, and believe this to be a major concern for all.

- Point Pleasant , NJ, USA

problem #56

Sep 152012


  • miles
My brake lights will constantly stay on. I am also having problems where my cruise control will not work. I see this is a big problem and there is a recall on the Pontiac G6's for this time frame but my car is not on there. Is there a way I can get it fixed under the recall?

- Litchfield, MI, USA

problem #55

Aug 012012


  • 75,000 miles
My 2007 Pontiac G6 brake lights are illuminating when the brake is not depressed. It is hard to also move the gear shifter from park at times. Also, at the same time my brakes lights stopped working properly my cruise control stopped operating. I feel the brake lights working in the opposite manner is a major safety issue which can lead others drivers to also not be safe.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #54

May 202012


  • 60,000 miles


While driving home with my brother following me in a separate car, he told me that the brake lights on my car were on the whole time, only turning off when I applied the brakes (briefly) before turning back on. I have noticed this when I start the car via remote (the brake lights and chmsl are on) and in reflections as I drive... if I apply the brakes hard, the lights will go off briefly, but come back on as I drive. I do not drive with one foot on the brake pedal, and this has been a constant problem I have been noticing. There have not been any incidents with other vehicles (I'm assuming they're keeping far away because my brake lights are on), and I am aware of the NHTSA investigation into the Chevrolet Malibu from that year for the same issue. My car is a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT convertible. As well, the stability control (the GT convertibles were equipped with it) intermittently comes on with an error message... the dealer has used a scanner to check the problem, but nothing has registered in the computer history.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #53

Aug 252013

G6 6-cyl

  • 90,139 miles
Brake lights wont go on when applying brakes, this is very bad. This problem can lead to an accident, injury or death. I demand a recall right away.

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #52

Aug 252013

G6 6-cyl

  • 90,139 miles
Brake lights not working when applying brakes or stay on. I am very worried about this problem it is very bad, and I demand a recall from General Motors Inc., to fix this problem. Thank you.

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #51

May 282013

G6 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


It is often very hard to shift the car into gear. Sometimes pressing the brake very hard with 2 feet will allow it to shift, other times we have to shut the engine off and on and then press the brake pedal very hard and it will shift. Now the brake lights are not working correctly. They stay on when the brake is not depressed. They sometimes go off when the brake is depressed. This car belongs to my teen daughter. This is a major safety issue.

- Calais, ME, USA

problem #50

Jun 012011

G6 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
While driving my brake lights stay on without the brake peddle being pressed when brake peddle pressed brake lights go off. I was almost rear ended at the a traffic light. Also have been warned several times by motorist. Please help before someone is badly injured. This problem seams to be very numerous among Pontiac G6 owners.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #49

Aug 012012

G6 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Brake lights stay on without pressure being applied to the brake pedal. Brake lights go off when brake pedal is depressed. Brake light malfunction causes the cruise control system to work erratically.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #48

Jun 192013

G6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights illuminated independently without having engaged the brakes and when the contact had engaged the brakes, the light would not illuminate. The failure also affected the cruise control and would cause it to independently disengage. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the electrical issue caused the transmission solenoid to become defective and as a result, it would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,070. Updated 10/17/13

- Charlestown , IN, USA

problem #47

Aug 012013


  • 75,000 miles


As with other G6's. mine has the issue where the brake lights are always engaged and they turn off only when brake. I believe this to be a safety hazard.

- Mahtomedi, MN, USA

problem #46

Aug 112013

G6 4-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
The brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is not depressed, and turn off once the pedal is applied. www.denverpost.com/auto/news/ci_23449828?source=rss.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #45

Aug 012013

G6 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
When the 2007 Pontiac G6 is in drive the brake lights are indicated bright as if the brake pedal is being pressed. When the pedal is not pressed the brake lights are illuminated as if the pedal is being pressed. When the pedal is pressed to apply the brakes the brake lights go from bright to off indicating the brakes are not being applied when, in fact, they are.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #44

Jul 272013


  • 6,000 miles
Brake lights are on when not pressing on the brakes but when press the brake pedal they go off so people don't know when you are stopping.

- Plymouth, NC, USA

problem #43

Jul 252013


  • 39,000 miles
Brake lights were reported on while I'm not depressing the brake pedal and going off when I press the brakes in. I started having trouble shifting out of park, and my cruise control works intermittently.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #42

Nov 292010

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
Advised by a fellow motorist that I was "riding my brakes" around the end of 2010 while driving on interstate 77 through very hilly terrain. Not understanding what he meant as I was clearly not riding my brakes in the normal sense but maybe had tapped them once or twice to slow down going down hill, I dismissed this and figured he was angry. End of 2011/early 2012 advised by a friend that my brake lights were always on while she followed me and we spoke on the phone. I discovered through this conversation that they would go off when I actually pressed the brake. Took this to a certified GM mechanic who could not find anything wrong with the brakes. After some research, I advised them of the service bulletin which had been issued for the 2006 model year of my vehicle that indicated this same problem and showed a fix for it. They fixed it according to that bulletin and it seemed to work at the time. July 2013, discovered while driving at night on a side road (could see the street signs illuminate behind me as I passed them) that once again the brake lights were working in reverse, they were on when I was driving and would go off when I brake. Took it back to the same GM mechanic who had temporarily fixed it the first time. They replaced the brake pedal position sensor as they found that to be reading incorrectly at times and released the car back to me advising that it was working at that time. The day after I took it to the mechanic, I had a friend followed me to confirm that it was fixed. I was advised by my friend while again talking on the phone to him that this did not fix the issue as I would tell him when I was braking and he would tell me what he saw. I am currently still driving with my brakes working in reverse. Taking it back to the same GM mechanic to see if they can fix this for good.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #41

Nov 012012

G6 4-cyl

  • 80,594 miles
I was getting into my car to drive home and when I put the key into the ignition and turned the car on, I noticed that my rear brake lights were on. I got out of the car to double check if they were really on or not. I then got back into the car and I pressed the brake pedal and the lights turned off. Ever since then, the car goes back and forth with this problem. When I am driving, the lights will come on as I accelerate and then when I press on the brake pedal the lights will come off.

- Fords, NJ, USA

problem #40

Jul 012012


  • 60,000 miles
When the car is in park, the brake light will automatically come on after about 3-5 seconds without pressing the pedal. While driving, the brake lights will stay on until application of the brakes. The brake lights will then turn off when the brakes are pressed. On multiple occurrences, I have had other drivers flag me down while on the road to tell me about the problem. This issue is especially dangerous at night since the driver behind you will have no indication you are slowing down since pressing the brake turns off the brake lights. This issue has been going on for over 2 years now and is becoming unsafe to drive. I am constantly worried driving at nights because the risk for being rear ended is very high. I have seen many others having the same issue and request the NHTSA recall this issue before someone gets seriously injured or killed. Also, the car gets stuck in park after starting the car. The only way to get the car out of park is to repeatedly press the brake to unlock.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #39

Jan 012013

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
When making turns there is a loud pop sound coming from the steering column. Also I am having issues with my brake lights coming on while the brake is not compressed and going off while the brake is compressed. It is a huge safety issue. I have almost been rear-ended multiple times due to the fact that the driver behind me does not know I am slowing down.

- Winchester , VA, USA

problem #38

Aug 022011

G6 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
Brake lights worked intermittently. Sometimes when accelerating, the brake lights stay on and when actually braking, the brake lights go off. Sometimes the brake lights just permanently stay on. When the brake lights engage intermittently or permanently, the cruise control disengages. Had the brake pedal switch replaced and re-calibrated on numerous dates at shaheen GM in mount pleasant, mi. November of 2012, returned the vehicle to lunghamer GMC dealership where the car was purchased and had the entire brake sensor system replaced and re-calibrated. One month after the repair, the brake lights began working intermittently again. Took the vehicle to dagwood's in mount pleasant, mi where I was told that the problem was unfixable. Dagwood's claimed that they could replace the switch and re-calibrate again, but that there was no guarantee that the problem would not resume immediately after pulling it off the lot. This is a constant problem, in which I have been pulled over for a couple of times. However, it is not a matter of a simple "fix-it" ticket since there seems to be no possible repair. It is also very dangerous to be driving when the brake lights are not working properly. I have nearly been rear-ended on numerous occasions when I have been braking and the car behind me cannot tell because the brake lights do not go on. I have documentation of all of the times that I have brought the vehicle to the dealership in attempts to remedy this situation.

- Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

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