2008 Pontiac G6 accessories - exterior NHTSA complaints: Latches/Locks/Linkages

NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages Problems

2008 Pontiac G6 (Page 2 of 2)

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Unfortunately the 2008 Pontiac G6 continues a serious trend of steering problems from the prior model years.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,978 miles

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2008 Pontiac G6 accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Sep 152009


  • 41,000 miles


I would like to inquire as to whether there are any ongoing investigations and possibly any recalls for the Pontiac G6. We purchased a G6 in August 2009 and recently started experiencing several different issues. I have googled the issues we are experiencing and am finding that these particular issues have been around since the 2005 G6 and all seem to be connected to a malfunctioning door latch mechanism affecting one and/or all door latching mechanisms. These are serious safety features that in my opinion would warrant a recall, specifically, the door locks malfunctioning. I do plan to take my vehicle in to be serviced at the local harry robinson GMC/Pontiac in fort smith ar. The cost for assessment is $80 and between $100 & $200 per door mechanism if more than 1 is affected, with the driver side part being the most expensive. Of course labor is another $75 per hour. 2008 Pontiac G6 4 door. Door ajar light will not go off. The automatic locks do not lock and unlock the doors. All doors do not lock when the car is shifted into gear. The driver side door must be manually locked inside everytime, the other 3 must be manually locked occasionally. (this means the standard child safety feature is not working!) the radio will at times stay on after the vehicle is turned off and after the door is opened and shut. - intermittent (must occasionally manually turn radio off after exiting vehicle) the ignition chimes will occasionally not go off after starting the vehicle - intermittent the interior light will not go off - must manually turned this off with switch. (impossible to back the vehicle safely at night with the interior light on!) the driver side door would not shut after entering the vehicle - intermittent - there were no blockages - (fix was to hold interior door latch in open position and flip the mechanical part of the latching mechanism back up with wrench) I look forward to your response!

- Van Buren, AR, USA

problem #2

May 092009


  • 7,500 miles
On a 2008 Pontiac G6 coupe (2-door) under normal use - just 7500 miles on a car less than 6 months old the drivers side exterior door handle just fell off in my hand - the failure point is plastic and seems quite thin. There was no warning prior to the failure - it just came off today when I went to open the door. Once the handle fails there is no way to open the door from this side - in the event of an urgency to enter the car - this could be dangerous.

- Hillsdale, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 132009


  • 22,000 miles
Door ajar alarm sounds when all doors are closed. This causes the interior dome light to come on. This also stops the door locks from locking when shifting the car into drive. The dome light will come one after all doors are shut and the doors are locked. The dealer stated that the door lock assembly will need to be replaced. The dealer also stated that others have come in with the same problem.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

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