NHTSA — Steering Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 11 of 19)

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Unfortunately the 2007 Pontiac G6 continues a serious trend of steering problems from the prior model year.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 1
Average Mileage:
93,418 miles

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2007 Pontiac G6 steering problems

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2007 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 11 of 19)

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problem #175

Mar 142014


  • 103,105 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the power steering assist failed without warning and the steering wheel became very hard to turn. The vehicle was shut off and once restarted, the power steering warning light illuminated. Additionally, the steering wheel shook violently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering control module need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 103,105.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #174

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 #173

Mar 012014

G6 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My power steering froze while driving on the freeway. This has happened two more times since this incident.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

problem #172

Sep 182011

G6 6-cyl

  • 83,621 miles


On Sunday, September 18, 2011, I was involved in an accident when I lost control of my 2007 Pontiac G6. The accident occurred in the afternoon, the weather was clear and there was no precipitation. I was traveling southbound, in the left lane, passing a vehicle, when suddenly I lost control of my 2007 Pontiac G6. The car felt like it started to swerve to the right. I tried to correct it and the steering was hard, I couldn't move the steering wheel and had no control of the car. It was very scary, as I swerved back and forth and finally crossed through the right lane. Luckily my car was stopped by a guard rail and was facing northbound. The dealership diagnosed the vehicle with a faulty ignition switch and replaced it. This was the scariest moment of my life. I saw my life flash in front of me, there were several vehicles traveling on the highway and I envisioned a pile up. Luckily, the other drivers were able to avoid hitting my vehicle. Please consider adding the 2007 Pontiac G6 to the recall that was recently announced, which included the 2007 Pontiac G5. This almost cost me my life.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #171

Feb 232014

G6 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
While driving around curve to the left power steering locked up and I crashed into a mailbox causing $800 dollars damage to my car.

- Seymour, WI, USA

problem #170

Feb 272012

G6 4-cyl

  • 50,926 miles
Small stream of white smoke began to emit from the steering column, suddenly the chime went on and the power steering failed. Drove vehicle to dealership who advised me the issue is a common electrical failure in G6 models and that several other years have been recalled for the same issue, but not 2007. Dealer advised me to hold on to the receipt for reimbursement in the event that GM does recall the 2007 model. After waiting nearly two years, I decided to issue a letter to GM requesting reimbursement. On 2/6/14 I was contacted by GM customer service representatives who explained a recall was not in place and therefore they would not reimburse. I was further advised by GM representative ┐┐joseph┐Ł that GM is "not a charity" and that I would just have to "deal with it." In a final effort to resolve the issue I requested a voucher toward a new GM purchase instead of reimbursement as sign of good-faith that GM would stand behind their products; this request was also denied. GM representatives also refused to issue me a written explanation of denial. I am able to provide a copy of the service invoice and proof of ownership at the time of the incident.

- Belding, MI, USA

problem #169

Jan 152014


  • 146,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that when driving various speeds, the power steering would sporadically fail as the power steering warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 146,000 and the current mileage was 148,300.

- Elizabeth Town, PA, USA

problem #168

Feb 122014


  • 93,000 miles
Driver can turn on car and power steering light is flashing on display screen. Wheel is almost impossible to turn when this happens. If car is turned off and restarted it sometimes resets but not always. Has happened when driving with my children in car. Power steering problems noted on other G6 models and years with recalls and have major concerns for safety of myself and others on roadways. Would this problem warrant a recall on this electric power steering?

- Gillespie, IL, USA

problem #167

Dec 022013

G6 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph in reverse from a parking space, the power steering assist malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to seize. The power steering sensor light was illuminated and an audible chime sounded after the defect occurred. The contact turned off and restarted the engine, and the defect was corrected temporarily but sporadically recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Swan Quarter, NC, USA

problem #166

Feb 022014


  • 145,521 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the steering wheel seized. The contact stated that he had to push the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was able to be driven to the dealer after it was shut down and restarted. The mechanic diagnosed that the steering column failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 145,521.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #165

Jan 272014


  • 85,197 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized while and vibrated. The power steering warning light illuminated as the failure occurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 85,197.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #164

Jan 222014

G6 4-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
Got in my car, started it, I no longer had power steering. This actually started happening intermittently at around 50000 miles. I have heard of it going out on people while driving down the highway. Someone will get killed in an accident if this happens.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #163

Jul 052013

G6 6-cyl Diesel

  • 95,400 miles
My power steering signal comes on across the radio dash and then the steering wheel locks up, so then I have to turn the vehicle off and restart it.

- Harrison, NJ, USA

problem #162

Jan 032014

G6 4-cyl

  • 174,000 miles
When I first purchased my 2007 Pontiac G6 I had to have the steering shaft replaced, now just after 6 months my power steering light came on and made it difficult for me to turn. When I stop at the red light while waiting for the light to change my steering wheel moves from left to right on its on and once I press the gas to move forward it gets difficult. I'm having such a hard time trying to drive, I really hate to drive just knowing the problem I have and at any moment the steering wheel will eventually give out. I went to the dealership was told the cost for repairs would cost at least $680 to get the problem fixed. The repairman stated he knows a lot of people that continue to drive with this problem but is that really helping me when I know I could have an accident at anytime, at this point I don't really know what to do. Please help I really love my G6 but there really needs to be something done about the steering problem. The care was purchased at sunrise Pontiac here in memphis on covington pike.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #161

Dec 112013

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
My power steering signal comes on across the radio dash and then the steering wheel locks up, so then I have to turn the vehicle off and restart it. So I was told that it was an electrical issue, and now I am wondering if there has been a recall on this vehicle regarding this issue?

- Benton Harbor, MI, USA

problem #160

Dec 202013


  • 120,000 miles
Power steering gives out randomly. Could be when parking could be when driving. This issue has been recalled on almost every year except this one even though this issue is prevalent amongst all G6 owners.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #159

Jan 072014

G6 4-cyl

  • 950,000 miles
I make a left turn when the power steering make a sound and making the car difficult to steer I went to a car company and they told me there is no recall on Pontiac G6 2007 and paid $125 for check.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #158

Jan 052014


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the driver was traveling approximately 20 mph and making a left turn when the power steering suddenly malfunctioned, making the vehicle difficult to steer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Lincoln, NC, USA

problem #157

Dec 102013


  • miles
I was on my way to work. Started out fine. Drove for 5 minutes. Turned right on red, thank god there were no cars, as soon as I accelerated going 10 miles my steering wheel locked up, the power steering light went on, just about impossible to continue the turn. Almost went into the median. It took every bit of strength I had to turn the wheel. I have been researching this & am seeing this is a serious problem with many G6 owners. I am deeply concerned about this defect because I have my grandkids in the car with me often. This is serious enough for a recall. This defect is going to cause fatalities.there is no warning before it happens. I am so angry that they are putting peoples lives in danger. I do not feel safe in my car anymore. I also travel twice a week on the expressway & the exit I use curves with a 35 foot drop and no barricade, guess what happens when I'm coming off the expressway & can't turn the wheel!

- Melrose Park, IL, USA

problem #156

Nov 252013

G6 4-cyl

  • 134,298 miles
I was driving my car on my way to work when the power steering message flashed on my radio. I then lost all power steering in my car. I couldn't steer the vehicle even when force was exerted. I ended up having to replace the power steering control module and the steering column. ($1,249) however, it is still hard to steer and I am not satisfied at all with the outcome. This vehicle is dangerous!

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

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