NHTSA — Steering Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 17 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 17 of 19)

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problem #55

Jul 182010


  • 37,000 miles


Driving down the I75 expressway in heavy rain speed at the time was approx 60 miles per hour, decided to get of at the next exit until the rain cooled down. I then turned by steering wheel slightly to the right to merge onto the exit lane when the car instantly started spinning out of control...spun 5-7 times on the highway and then hit the median with the right tail end. Upon impact the steering wheel along with part of the steering column snapped off into my lap with no air bag deployment. The steering wheel was in pulled right out and was now in my lap. The car is now in repair and I have requested the parts to be saved, the steering wheel is going to be replaced. I have contacted Pontiac and we had a discussion...but I don't think they understand what happened I have not heard a word from them since the discussion.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #54

Aug 042010


  • 47,736 miles
I was started my car and the power steering default message came on. I continued to drive and noticed there was a clicking there was a clicking sound whenever the wheel was actuated. I noticed there was a lag in the movement of the wheel when the steering wheel was moved. Driving down the freeway I also noticed a constant shake in the steering wheel. Both symptoms that I had with this issue could definitely result in an accident.

- Englewood , CO, USA

problem #53

May 012010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated the power steering would fail intermittently when driving at relatively low speeds. The contact was informed by the dealer that there was not a recall on his vehicle and any repairs would be at the contact's expense. The manufacturer advised there was recall for the failure but not for his VIN. The manufacturer would not provide any further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 52,000.

- Graottoes , VA, USA

problem #52

Jun 282010


  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, the power steering light warning light would illuminate and the a chime will be heard inside of the vehicle. The dealer was contacted and stated that there was a short circuit in the power steering motor. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 46000 and the current mileage was 47000.

- Dudley, MA, USA

problem #51

Jan 192010


  • 49,593 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While driving 35 mph the power steering light illuminated to check the power steering and then the steering wheel locked, rendering the vehicle inoperable. The vehicle was turned off and after a few minutes the power steering would function normally. The failure occurred three times and the vehicle was taken to the dealer at least three times. The electronic steering, motor module assembly and the immediate shaft repair costs was $1029. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 49,593 and the current mileage was 51,776.

- Cumming , GA, USA

problem #50

Oct 192009


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While the contact was driving approximately between 45 to 50 mph; the "power steering" warning indicator illuminated, followed by a loss of power steering. The contact continued to drive with excessive force applied to the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the power steering motor was replaced. Recently, the engine rpms increased excessively and exhibited extremely low engine power. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer in which the failure was related to the catalytic converter; however, the part was on back order. The repair will be covered under the warranty. The failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

problem #49

Jul 152010

G6 4-cyl

  • 54,894 miles


2007 Pontiac G6 V4, turned car on today and warning message says power steering. The power steering is shot, we have done nothing but drive this car responsibly. Yesterday it was working fine, this morning it was not- can't imagine having the power steering stop working while driving!!!

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #48

Jul 062010

G6 6-cyl

  • 16,896 miles
Power steering gets really stiff and is very hard to control while driving. When stopped the steering wheel turns on its own and makes a grinding noise located in the steering column. The problem comes and goes without warning but is becoming more consistent now.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #47

Jun 022009


  • 25,000 miles
2007 Pontiac G6 - purchased new. Steering column started squeaking and squealing a year ago. Took it to dealer numerous times but they can't fix it for good. Now you can feel a rough vibration when you turn the wheel left or right and it is getting less smooth to turn - very apparent squealing now everytime the wheel is turned. About a year ago they replaced the rack and pinion but the squeak got worse and they "lubricated" something but the mechanic didn't clearly say what as he couldn't diagnose the problem. The dealer now refuses to look at it unless I pay a "diagnostic fee" and they say all they can do is lubricate it for an additional exorbitant fee. GM refuses to make the dealership investigate it further eventhough my complaints are on file at the dealer. The mechanic previously told me that as long as the complaint was on file then it will be covered by warranty even after the 3 year warranty expired but I guess that was a lie.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

problem #46

Jun 032010


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. While the contact was driving approximately between 15-20 mph there was a loss of power steering which resulted to extreme difficulty in turning the steering wheel. The contact was able to pull into the driveway with caution. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000. The VIN was not available.

- Harliger, TX, USA

problem #45

May 282010


  • 55,000 miles


For the third time since I have had the car, my power steering line broke while turning yesterday. Under the hood filled with smoke and power steering fluid started leaking under the car. Each time I have had to have new coils and rack and pinions replaced. This is unsafe, dangerous and frustrating and of course GM doesn't care...go figure! updated 6/13/13

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #44

May 162010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact was exiting the driveway at speeds of 10 mph when the power steering failed. The contact was unable to maneuver the vehicle and crashed head-on with another vehicle. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was awaiting a diagnosis of the failure. The failure and current mileages were unknown. Updated 11/03/10.

- Meadowbrook, WV, USA

problem #43

Mar 072010

G6 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Power steering failure my 2007 Pontiac G6 4 cylinder has electronic power steering. The alert will chime, the radio readout will flash power steering, and the power steering motor will shut down. This has happened several times, including exiting the interstate approaching an exit ramp. I can re engage the power steering, by shutting off the engine, waiting a few seconds and restarting the engine.the ability to reset the power steering leads me to believe, this is a defect that should be resolved by the manufacturer by a re-call.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #42

May 092010


  • 19,121 miles
At low speeds the steering column makes a clunk/pop/squeak sound. The car has been checked for this twice and it still does it. It has made the sound since right after we bought the car brand new. Every time grease is put on the column it is fine for a few days then the issue comes back. Sometimes you can feel a slight bump in the wheel when it is happening.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #41

Apr 122010


  • 53,000 miles
2007 G6 4 dr VIN[xxx] re: Steering column intermediate gear grease disappears in steering column. Every year has to be repacked. Clunk clunk sound when turning steering column left or right. Maker defect. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wixom, MI, USA

problem #40

Apr 092010


  • 22,000 miles
Since the day I bought the car with 22,000 miles on it the steering wheel makes a pop/ knock sound when pulling out of a parking spot or driving slow. Now at 47,000 miles its getting worse its almost scary to drive hope I don't kill anyone. Going to take it in but seems like GM could care less...

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #39

Feb 222010


  • 57,840 miles
I own a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT coupe, been having steering problems ever since I bought the car. Dealers refuse to acknowledge it.

- Chamcook, ME, USA

problem #38

Oct 172009


  • 49,089 miles
Rotational noise in wheel when pulling out or turning wheel left or right. Also have front suspension problems with the struts and the strut mounts which broke on both sides of the car for no reason what so ever.

- Shamokin, PA, USA

problem #37

Sep 012008

G6 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
2007 Pontiac G6 steering problem. Clunking noise when turning left to right. Purchased this vehicle in 2008 from prescott Honda, used, noticed clunking sound and prescott Honda called a Pontiac and had the Pontiac dealer in prescott AZ tell them what to do which was to grease the steering column. This was around 34,000 miles now at 53,000 in 3/2/10, the sound and problem is back.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #36

Sep 212008


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that at low speeds and while driving in reverse the vehicle lost power steering. When the power steering light came on the vehicle had to be turned off and back on in order for the power steering to work properly. The power steering has also failed when the warning light was not on. The failure mileage was 40,000. The current mileage was 52000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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