NHTSA — Steering Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 8 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 8 of 19)

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problem #235

Jan 292014

G6 4-cyl

  • 117,000 miles


While driving on my way to school and my car began to start slowing down and it would not allow me to steer the steering wheel. In addition to that the pedals became less operable. I finally was able to pull over maybe 15 minutes from the college in which I was attending. As I was trying to gain control of the steering wheel the car went into the curb. Finally I was able to gain control of my car and it would not start once I pulled over and turned the car off. After that I waited a minute and attempted to start the car again and nothing happened. I had to miss class and call for help and then took my car to other mechanics.

- Forest Hill , TX, USA

problem #234

Jul 182014

G6 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
Power steering assist frequently drops out at slow speeds, requiring strenuous effort to complete turns. Steering assist returns when the gas pedal is engaged.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #233

Oct 092014


  • miles
We did not have any incident. Mine was more of a question concerning a recall # found on a dorman part. (2007 Pontiac G6 steering recall 14E044000) from what I understand this recall was only for a replacement part that was bought for this issue involving the U-joints and the steering" we are currently having problems with our Pontiac G6 and the steering that I feel is very safe. The car we have is only a 2007 with 56,000 miles on it and we can barely control the steering. We were wondering were others having this issue ? otherwise why would there be a recall on this replacement part"

- Rio Rancho , NM, USA

problem #232

Oct 072013


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while making a right turn at approximately 15 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the steering wheel became very hard to maneuver. The problem recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the power steering had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #231

Sep 212014

G6 6-cyl

  • miles
The steering is bad on every one of this cars, because of the rack & pinion. Rack & pinion, they go out around 50.000 miles and can cause a crash, the rear of a Pontiac is not up to any code, the exhaust is under the fuel tank with a metal sheeting between them if you get rear ended they will be a fire or a explosion. Because they are right at the plastic bumper. And GM is knows the risk but just swept under the table. Pontiac is bad for gas leaks but GM just fails to fix the problem just like rack and pinion.

- Coal Hill, AR, USA

problem #230

Aug 272014

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
My 2007 Pontiac G6 having a lot popping sound in when steering and a lot of rattling sound underneath. I don't know what it is but the noise so loud. When you pick up speeds 45 mp and up the steering wheel shakes. I have complaint about this before I never got an recall it at all it seen it is getting worst, I may not be the only one making a complaint about this steering shaking and rattling sound underneath.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #229

Aug 202014


  • 22,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds between 1 and 15 mph a popping and grinding type noise was present when turning the steering wheel in either direction. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the rack and pinion but the noise continued. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Burnsville, NC, USA

problem #228

Aug 162014

G6 4-cyl

  • 80,370 miles
Two hours after driving it off the dealership lot, it started clunking /snapping in the front end when I turn, go over a slight bump, brake and accelerate. No doubt there needs to be a recall and soon!

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #227

Jul 312014

G6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the steering wheel vibrated and became difficult to turn. The failure was experienced several times. The certified mechanic performed a diagnostic test that did not display a failure code; however, the mechanic stated that the steering sensor or the electric power steering assist could be the defected parts. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,000. Updated 10/7/14 the consumer stated the steering wheel jerked left and right while in idle. Updated 11/18/14

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #226

Jun 282013

G6 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while making a turn, the power steering warning light illuminated as the power steering failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 10/23/14

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #225

Dec 052013

G6 6-cyl

  • 99,091 miles


This vehicle had the same issues as other year models in which the power steering did not work properly and there was a recall. This issue resulted in an undriveable vehicle and a complete replacement of the steering gear box, rack and pinion steering, etc. This year model was not recalled and I don't understand why.

- Ellsworth, WI, USA

problem #224

May 012014


  • 100,000 miles
Pontiac G6 2007 suffered a total failure of the power steering column and sensor, which needed to be replaced for approximately $700. Although this very issue is subject to recall in other model year Pontiac G6 vehicles, the 2007 is not subject to the recall. A letter was sent to GM notifying them of part failures and costs. To date, GM has not responded to the notification, and the 2007 model year has not been included in the current recall. Simultaneously, Pontiac G6 2007 suffered a total failure of front passenger air bag system, so that the passenger air bag would not be deployed. When I notified GM, they stated it was a "warranty" issue, and normal "wear and tear". the estimated cost of repair was over $1500, for this critical safety feature. A letter was sent to GM notifying them of part failures and costs. To date, GM has not responded to the notification.

- Allentown, NJ, USA

problem #223

Mar 012014

G6 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Intermittently leading up to the incident for nearly 3 weeks the car would lose power steering until the car was turned off then turned back on and the issue would not return momentarily. While driving approximately 45 mph the caution chime came on and all power steering was lost and was not able to be reset. After doing research I found that "some" models were recalled for the same issue but this model was not one, it is the same issue and the same parts had to be replaced for a cost of $800.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #222

Jun 032014


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the power steering failed. The failure has occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Fort Scott, KS, USA

problem #221

Jul 012014

G6 4-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
While pulling out of a parking spot steering wheel began grinding and popping. While driving the steering wheel becomes tight and I cannot keep the steering wheel straight to drive straight. Was told this is a normal problem, and was verified with VIN that my vehicle is not part of the steering failure recall.. while turning into intersections, steering wheel will not turn and I have to manually force the wheel to turn and it will not make short turns, all turns are like driving a semi, must make wide turns.

- Radcliff , KY, USA

problem #220

Mar 112014

G6 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Power steering hose was burned by exhaust pipe and sprayed the hot oil all over the exhaust manifold causing immediate noxious fumes in cabin and immediate loss of steering while wife driving to work. This hot steering fluid could have easily started a fire in the engine bay. Thankfully my wife was able to pull over and exit the disable vehicle. Had vehicle towed and repaired only for the issue to occur again within 30 days. Yesterday, I had the vehicle repaired again after making a uturn and watching the white smoke engulf the cabin while fluid shot all over the engine exhaust. A three incidents were from burned hole through the heat shield and finally the black hose itself. This is obviously a horrible design issue and will eventually catch fire to a very hot South Florida climate. This car is all stock and driven by mature adult female with meticulous service records.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #219

Jul 012008

G6 6-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Purchased the vehicle with under 15K miles approx early to mid 2008. Has been very difficult to steer since a couple months after purchasing. Was told by a mechanic at an inspection there is something wrong in the steering column. Acts as if it does not have power steering and it sometimes takes several attempts to make a turn into a parking stall. Power steering and all other related equipment tested fine. Recent recall involving this issue included cars before and after mine. I also reported electronic problems and messages which I was just notified about in recall 13036 this week "after" complaining of a problem for several years my vehicle has the identical problems as those with the steering column issue previously recalled. I am in hopes you will be revisiting the steering column issue and the possibility that it may involve additional vehicles. It is practically impossible to steer at times and happens sporadically without notice. Car just hit 80,000 so wear and tear/excessive driving is not an issue. Has happened as low as 5 mph and as high as 65 mph.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #218

Feb 272014

G6 4-cyl

  • 132,170 miles
As the vehicle was being driven. It lost all power steering and steering got extremely firm and could barely get to the side of road without being struck by another vehicle. Shut vehicle off waited restarted it. Steering wheel then vibrated or back and forth visibly drove a little more same incident again. This repeated till vehicle made it home and has sat since then. Contacted GM they refuse to fix the safety issue even after recall was released. Contacted them multiple times always refusing to fix issue.

- Port Royal, PA, USA

problem #217

Jun 202014

G6 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The car totally lost electrical power. My wife, daughter and two grand kids (1 & 4 yrs old) were in the car. The power windows had be acting up for a while but on this day all the power went out. After she controlled the car to a stop on the highway and waited 10 minutes it would start again. She then tried to drive back roads home. Only to have it happen multiple times again. Finally we had it towed to the dealer ship. And again they are saying there is no recall on this car. It will now cost us over $500 dollars to fix on top of the $2500 last time. The dealership in the past as been great but in this case have been of no help. Over $3000 dollar out without any compensation from GM or the dealer (betten / baker Chevrolet in coopersville, Michigan).

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #216

Apr 252014

G6 4-cyl

  • 105,290 miles
The car will intermittently loose the power steering. Usually when you first started it but at time while driving at any speed. If you stopped and restarted the car the power steering might start working. We spend over $2,500 to get this repaired and our dealership is claiming that there is no recall on the power steering. I currently have all the invoice of what they repaired or replaced.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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