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2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 3 of 9)

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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,649 miles

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2007 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 9)

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problem #130

Apr 152014

G6 6-cyl

  • 123,800 miles


The brake lights come on, and stay on, while driving and go off when the brake pedal is depressed. (exactly the opposite of the way it should) when parked, the brake lights will stay on unless the brake is fully depressed to the floor. (something that can not be done while driving) once it is released, they will continue to stay on, even when brake pedal is not depressed. This is very dangerous and after reviewing the multitude of complaints this appears to be a common issue with G6 cars.

- Council Hill, OK, USA

problem #129

Jan 012011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving various speeds and depressing the brakes, the brake light failed to illuminate. The contact stated that the failure was a recurring problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the vehicle was repaired with dielectric grease. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Cuyaahog Falls, OH, USA

problem #128

Sep 122012

G6 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The brake lights on my Pontiac G6 2007 do not function correctly. When driving they stay on, when pressing on the brake they go out. My cruise control does not work either. I have changed the brake light sensor five times and it works for a day or so, and goes out again. I have read that other customers have this problem as well. It is very dangerous.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #127

Apr 042014

G6 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles


Brake lights sometimes do not work. Other times they are on w/O pressing the brake, then they go off when pressing the brake.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #126

Jan 062014

G6 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
While I was driving down road which I had my cruise control, cruise control turned off by itself. Found out that my brakes are staying on and not turning off. They have been staying on or they turn on when I hit gas and turn off when I hit the brake. This has been happening for months!!!!!!!!!!!

- Rosedale, IN, USA

problem #125

Oct 142013


  • miles
2007 Pontiac G6 GT. When I am not pressing the brake pedal the lights remain on as if I were braking. When the brakes are depressed, the lights turn off. Condition has been continually occurring and I fear it may present itself one day resulting in an accident.

- Wilbraham, MA, USA

problem #124

Mar 152013

G6 6-cyl

  • 97,643 miles


Brake lights were coming on with out hitting the brakes. I was driving down the highway and people were yelling at me that the brake lights were constantly on. I pulled it into the shop and they were on when they shouldn't be and went off when I hit the brakes. The cruise control will not engage. I have had the brake light switch replaced and it is still doing the same thing.

- Manitou Beach, MI, USA

problem #123

Mar 212014

G6 6-cyl

  • 88,077 miles
While driving home from work on the interstate my brake lights came on without any application to the brakes and my cruise control dis-engaged. My brake lights remained on all the way home and my cruise control would not work. The next day they were working normal at first and then the same thing happened again.

- Georgetown, IN, USA

problem #122

May 242013

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Pontiac G6 (value leader 4 cyl, ) brake lights come on while driving and go off when stepping on the brake. Shifting from park difficult at times while stepping on the brake. Brake lights sporadically work properly.

- Dallas, OR, USA

problem #121

Jan 022014

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Pontiac G6 I've had since 2009. Within the last year or two, the brake lights appear to be on while the brake is not being pressed. Once the brake pedal is pressed, lights go off then take a couple seconds and turn back on. Dangerous for drivers behind since they can't tell when I am actually braking or not. It basically just seems like I am riding the brakes constantly!

- Northfield, VT, USA

problem #120

Jan 082014

G6 4-cyl

  • 68,479 miles


The car's brake light doesn't work properly. The brake light may be on when I'm not pressing the brake, but it may or may not goes off when I press it. My friends drove behind us and he can't judge if I'm braking or not according to the brake light. It would be dangerous when I drive on highway.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #119

Nov 152013

G6 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
A couple of times this past year after my vehicle hit 75K miles, my steering has locked up causing me to have to pull on the wheel very hard just to make the turn which a bit of a concern. Thankfully no accident resulting from this. I have not had this problem in the last couple of months. However I have also had an issue with the brake lights. A friend who was following me advised that my brake lights were turning on even when I wasn't braking. Additionally, in July of 2013 (my vehicle was at about 70K miles) we began smelling gasoline coming from the vehicle. We took it to get the car repaired and the mechanic identified that my fuel pump was leaking gasoline and had to be completely replaced which cost about $1000. My check engine light has now come on again and I am taking it this week to get it inspected. The car jerks when moving it from park into gear, and when driving the timing seems to be off when accelerating.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #118

Mar 222013


  • 79,000 miles
Every so often, either when I first start my G6 or after its been driving for awhile, the brake lights will come on even when the brake pedal is not being pressed. When this happens, it pulls me out of cruise control, because it thinks I'm braking, and cars behind me will honk and flash their lights. I read that this was a recall on 2005 and 2006 Pontiac G6S but I believe this problem went into the 2007 model year also. This happens several times a year at random, although if there's been rain or snow, it seems to happen more frequently.

- Export, PA, USA

problem #117

Jun 032013


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the head lights did not illuminate. The contact indicated that while changing the light bulbs she discovered that wires attached to the light bulb connector harness were melted. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired by an independent mechanic, who replaced the bulb connector harness. The contact indicated that the defect reoccurred approximately two weeks later. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #116

Jun 202013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the headlights intermittently failed. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the headlight connectors were burned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #115

Oct 092013


  • 100,500 miles
Noticed my passenger headlight was out, checked it and wiring connector was burnt.

- Roswell, NM, USA

problem #114

Dec 012013

G6 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Driving down I 35 at 75 mph the headlights went out for over 6 minutes. This is the second time this has happened. Looking online this is a common occurrence. There are numerous complaints for the same issue.

- Warrenville, IL, USA

problem #113

Nov 012012

G6 6-cyl

  • miles
Vehicles brake lights staying on when brakes are not being applied. This issue is on going for over a year and have attempted to have this issue fixed by three different shops even a GM dealer with all saying they can not find an issue. This issue is when the vehicle is in park and when in drive.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #112

Nov 132013


  • 68,000 miles
I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 and I am having issues with the brake lights malfunctioning. The brake lights will come on when I am not pressing down the brakes and when I do press on the brakes the brake lights go off. I have also had trouble shifting out of park. I understand there is a investigation going on that may possibly result in a recall. I just wanted to put my complaint in because I feel this is a huge safety hazard. Also I see alot of other people have complained about this as well. Thanks.

- Shelbyville, KY, USA

problem #111

Jun 072013


  • miles
The electrical connectors for the headlights (low beam) keep needing to be replaced. This is a common problem among other G6 owners I know. It appears the company used cheaply made parts for this and thus they are corroding and not working properly. Huge safety issue if you don't have working lights.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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