2008 Pontiac G6 brakes NHTSA complaints: Electronic Stability Control

NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,007 miles

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

May 202014

G6 6-cyl

  • 96,205 miles


I was traveling on U.S. 30 to greensburg, pa and I went on to the off ramp on to West pittsburgh street and the traction control, stability lights lit up. I look down at the dashboard to see what going on. Then, my car jerked suddenly backwards I hit my head two or three times off the head rest. I hit the on star button to report what has happened to verify the codes and told them the situation. The on star people didn't even ask me if I needed medical attention. So, I drove to the hospital that was 1/4 mile away. I was diagnosed with a head injury and received treatment for neck and back injuries.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 192014

G6 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I have a 2008 Pontiac G6. I was driving my car and suddenly the traction control and the stabilitrak system gets disabled for no apparent reason. I wasn't able to use the cruise control feature anymore adding more problems. It is a very annoying thing as it makes the warning noise (as the traction control and stabilitrak system get disabled) every time I drive my car. Moreover, I am very worried about the safety of the car since I don't have any traction/stability control. I when I did some research, I found out that there has been a recall for the exact same problem I am having with my car listed in the recall (all 2005-2010 Pontiac G6). GM's number for the recall is 13036. It has been two months since the recall was announced, but I haven't received my recall notice yet. Desperately hoping that the recall notice comes up soon so I can get my car fixed and drive it safely.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 232014

G6 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Traction fail. Light on traction on, , off, sometime rear end spin.

- Temple City, CA, USA

problem #2

May 202013

G6 4-cyl

  • 83,550 miles
99 percent of the time when I turn the wheel to the left I hear a loud popping and wining sound stopped by a car shop was told the steering dampers were going bad was told it happens a lot on this car I have been reading so many things about this they are all saying the same time to do something about it.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 132012

G6 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
A few weeks after I bought the car (had 50K) I knew there was something wrong with it I was entering onto the highway and it was hard to get it to 70 the trans was sputtering and the car was jerking. It does this at all speeds just super scary when im on the highway. Now I was pulling out onto a main road and it would hardly go and said engine power reduced, service traction. Sometimes its not on but it will come back on within a few minutes. When its in this mode it jerks to get it to 25 it feels like the transmission is going it jumps so badly and startles me I scream like a little girl. I made an appointment at GM dealer to look at it they had my car from open to close and told me to come get it and they did not have a chance to look at it. This is a huge safety issue. This car is unsafe. I have a whole list of issues with this car, its junk. I have to hold the key I the on position for up to an 8-9 count for it to start. Wheel shakes when I brake, I have new brakes and rotors still does it even though everything is in good repair. Right blinker does not turn off on its own, the left sometimes does not work either. I have a head light that keeps going out I've replaced it 3 times in 6 months!! the check engine (check gas cap) light is on. The shop said its some type of leak or air flow problem with the gas system. Also sometimes when I turn it on it starts to idle all crazy. This car is to new I take care of it, to be having all these problems im at the shop at least every other week. This car is an unsafe huge annoyance !!

- Westland, MI, USA

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