NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 8 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 8 of 9)

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problem #30

Jun 292011

G6 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles


Exterior brake lights illuminate when not pressing the brake pedal. Exterior brake lights shut off when pressing on the brake pedal.

- Grand Forks, ND, USA

problem #29

Sep 012008

G6 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The brake lights on my car come on when I am not pressing the brake. I can be driving and they will come on by themselves, I can tell because the cruise control will dis engage and will not re engage. It took me a while to isolate the problem to the brakes, I had to have someone follow me in order to tell me when it was happening. It poses a safety risk because, you have you brake lights on all the time so cars behind you don't know when you are actually stopping.

- Pinehurst, NC, USA

problem #28

Jul 012011

G6 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The brake lights will turn themselves on intermittently without your foot on the pedal. This happens at all different speeds and even when the car is parked and all passengers have left the vehicle. Tapping the brake will turn the lights off but sometimes only for a few seconds. I've tried lubricating the electrical connections on the BCM and I've replaced the brake lights. Both fixes only worked temporarily.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #27

Aug 232011


  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated when driving and the brake pedal was engaged the brake light stayed on and at times it would not illuminate at all. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Urbana, OH, USA

problem #26

Aug 242011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the brake lights failed and would only illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to various mechanics, who replaced the control module switch and installed new bulbs, but the failure continued. An authorized dealer was notified and the vehicle was in the process of being taken in. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Somerset, KY, USA

problem #25

Jul 222011


  • 49,191 miles
Rear break lights not working, break light lamp switch failure.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #24

Jul 202009


  • 20,000 miles


I purchased a brand new 2007 Pontiac G6 in 2008. The passenger side airbag light is always on. I had to replace the brake pads at 20,000 miles and the brakes are still giving me problems. When I turn the steering wheel, the car makes a crackling, loud sound. The headlight plugger had to be replaced due to them being burned out. I am very unhappy with this car. I am a single mother and I am sorry I did not research this car beforehand. I would not recommend this car to anyone. I took the car to the dealer and the price they will charge to fix everything is too expensive for me.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #23

Jul 102011


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake lights would illuminate even though the brakes were not engaged. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were approximately 81,000.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #22

Jun 072011


  • 89,000 miles
The brake lights turn on when the pedal is not depressed, causing motorists behind me to think I am braking. Also causing the cruise control to not come on when needed. This is a major safety concern and since there is already a recall for this issue with the previous year, the recall should be modified to include the 2007 model year. I have done alot of research and it seems to be a problem with alot of 2007 model year cars.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #21

Aug 082010


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated while driving with the cruise control activated at 70 mph, the cruise control failed and the exterior brake light was illuminated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed where the failure was located at the brake pedal sensor. The dealer replaced the brake pedal sensor, but the failure was not corrected. The brake light remained illuminated intermittently. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V036000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights). The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for further diagnosis. The vehicle was not further repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 58,300.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #20

Apr 022011


  • 58,000 miles


2007 Pontiac G6 GT convertible. Brake lights stay on until brake pedal is depressed then brake lights go off. I have nearly been rear-ended several times because of this. My vehicles symptoms are identical to the 2005-2006 G6's that had a recall for the problem. Local GM dealer stated my vehicle is not on recall and all repairs will be billed. Contacted GM customer service and was told the same thing.

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #19

Jan 142011


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT. While driving approximately 55 mph at night the driver's side headlight began to flicker. He stated that the light flickered approximately 5 to 6 times and then it shut off. The contact stated that the inside of the headlight was burnt and melted. He called the dealer and was advised that the vehicle was no longer under warranty. He called the manufacturer and they offered him no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 62,050.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #18

Dec 142010

G6 6-cyl

  • 62,900 miles
Recently purchased 2007 Pontiac G6. Have been notified by other motorists my brake lights don't work when stopping at an intersection, and then come on when accelerating away. Brake lights illuminated when brake pedal is not depressed, and no brake lights when brake pedal is depressed. Happens sporadically. Brake lights have illuminated when running and in park with nobody in the vehicle. I can tell when the brake lights are on during the day if I am on the highway trying to use the cruise control, if it doesn't engage the brake lights are on. At night when there is nobody behind me I can see the bright reflection in my rear view mirror if the brake lights have illuminated on there own. New brake pedal position sensor installed and calibrated at GM dealership 12-29-2010. Currently working properly to the best of my knowledge.

- Royal Center, IN, USA

problem #17

Jan 282010

G6 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I have an 07 G6 that is having the same issues with brake lights, cruise, and shifting out of park that the 05-06 G6's are. We've had the brake switch changed twice and it hasn't fixed the problem. Even with the brake switch unplugged the brake lights stay on.

- Noble, OK, USA

problem #16

Nov 192010

G6 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
2007 Pontiac G6 base model, brake light says on continuously while driving. Goes off when brake pedal depressed, dealer has looked at car twice problem still not fixed.

- Chipley, FL, USA

problem #15

Oct 282010

G6 6-cyl

  • miles
We have a 2007 Pontiac G6 convertible. I was following my spouse home and noticed the brake lights on when he was driving but they went off every time he braked to turn a corner, stop at a light, or slow down when behind another car. I can't believe that there is a recall for only 2005 - 2006 Pontiac G6 with this problem but none for 2007 owners. It's obvious the 2007 Pontiac G6 owners have the same problem which GM needs to acknowledge and fix (for free.)

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #14

Oct 222010

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
10/5/10 I was going to have work done on my Pontiac G6 2007 base model, I was following behind my car while I was driving another vehicle and saw that my brake light were on while driving and not when stop. On 10/06/10 I went to a GM dealer and had sensor repair and brakes recalibrated. Tonight 10/22/10 at 9:05pm I was pulled over by and officer who stated he saw my brakes were on while driving and not when stopping. I wanted to be refunded for what I pay to fix it and have GM fixed it free of charge..because it's a safety issue I will have to take it to the dealership Monday morning and be charged again....someone needs to contact me and I wanted refunds for me having to take it twice to get fix, refund me for both....

- Hopewell, VA, USA

problem #13

Aug 102010


  • 104,000 miles
Our 2007 G6 has a safety problem that results in the brake lights being on when the brakes are not applied and off when you apply the brakes. We have also experienced cruise control drop out at speed several times as well as difficulties shifting into drive unless extreme pressure is applied to the brake pedal. All three of these concerns line up with NHTSA campaign id number 09V036000 however our vehicle was built after the recall period. GM has been notified of the concern but reports that there are not recall notices or service bulletins for this vehicle. All three symptoms indicate that the recalled connector sited in 09V03600 continues to be a safety concern for vehicles manufactured after the recall period of 2005-2006. Related to, but witnessed before, the brake light problems on our vehicle I followed a G6 on I75 North of auburn hills mi that had it's brake lights illuminated while at speed but they turned off when the driver slowed due to traffic. This is a concerning safety problem that must be addressed.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #12

Aug 082010


  • 57,000 miles
2007 Pontiac G6 has problems with the brakes lights not working properly. Same problems as tsb-08-05-009A but, not covered under recall. Hard to shift from park, brake lights working intermittently.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #11

May 152010


  • miles
Brake lights stay on while driving and go off when stopping. I have almost been in several accidents from behind. Other drivers have told me about this and I let them know I know. It has been looked at twice at a delaership and "fixed" but then begins again within the week. I do not want to get killed due to this faulty system but do not know what else to do.

- Florence, AL, USA

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