2008 Pontiac G6 brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes, Hydraulic

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

2008 Pontiac G6 (Page 1 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.


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,353 miles

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Jul 152014

G6 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, the brake lamps illuminated without the brake pedal being depressed. When the brake pedal was depressed, the brake lamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that it needed to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electrical stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #26

Jul 072016

G6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving at any speed, the brake lights remained illuminated regardless if the brake pedal was depressed or not. In addition, the traction light illuminated. The failures occurred continuously. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control). The approximate failure mileage was 76,000. Updated 08/30/16 the consumer stated the brake either illuminate all the time, or they do not illuminate at all. The electrical system would go haywire. The seat belt alarm sounded even when it was un-buckled, the traction control light illuminated and so did other random lights. Updated 10/26/16.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #25

Jun 012015

G6 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Pontiac G6. Consumer writes in regards to several recall notices and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated he should have been informed of the recalls on the vehicle. The consumer sent in recall numbers 14V252000 and 14V224000. Also, the lower control arms were replaced.

- Amityville, NY, USA

problem #24

Oct 142014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V252000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic, vehicle speed control) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V224000 (power train). The parts needed were not available to perform the recall repairs. The dealer was unable to provide an estimated timeframe for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified and contacted the dealer so the contact could schedule an appointment. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #23

Aug 242013

G6 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The brake lamps illuminate when the brake pedal has not been depressed, and the lamps do not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. In addition, the cruise control will not engage.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #22

Jul 022012


  • miles
I had my car for a year and have put 2500 in work on my front end, to still have problems with it. There is a knocking noise when I turn, just had my brakes, rotors replaces and they still grind when it rains. This is the 1st american made car I ever had and my last. This car is a piece of junk and should not me able to be sold. I paid cash for my car thinking I would be ahead, but all I had is a headache. I plan on trading it in and believe me my next car will not be american made. I thought I would support my country, but what for it doesn't care about us. I always take my cars to the dealer, but I cant afford to go every other week or once a month for problems with a car I just got with lessthen 60000 miles on it. This is on real. ## VIN failed

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #21

Jun 132012

G6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,428 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while coming to a stop, the vehicle started to exhibit an abnormally loud noise. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the front driver side brake pad was missing. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that both front calipers were defective and as a result, the brake pads, rotors and calipers needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was mileage was 20,428 and the current mileage was 21,000... updated 08-30-12 updated 09/04/2012

- Ellicot City, MD, USA

problem #20

Nov 292011


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds and engaging the brakes, the brake pedal was depressed all the way to the floorboard abnormally. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that they would contact her back at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 37,700.

- Port Smith, VA, USA

problem #19

Nov 012011


  • 75,000 miles
My brake lights are staying on at all times or coming on and off intermittently. I see that there are many other complaints on this site and the web about this problem. I think this needs to be a recall issued by GM.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #18

Oct 142011


  • 87,000 miles
My brake lights keep lighting up as I am driving down the road. When I press the brake pedal the brake lights go out. This is a safety concern that should be addressed by the manufacturer. On cold days my windshield wipers will just quit working. I have had this into the GM shop two times and they say there is nothing wrong with the windshield wipers.

- New Douglas, IL, USA

problem #17

Sep 192011


  • miles


Brake lights come on and off intermittently. Brought vehicle in for service and brake switch was replaced.

- Oakdale, MN, USA

problem #16

May 012011

G6 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
My brake lights illuminate after I start the car. I do not have the brake pedal depressed. Most of the time, when I depress the brake pedal the brake lights turn off. The lights will stay off for a few seconds after I release the brake pedal then they will turn back on, again without pressing the brake pedal. I notice this at night with the headlights on (I can see the reflection of the brake lights on the road behind me). After this occurred most recently, I stopped the vehicle and turned off all exterior lights and this issue continued to occur. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer twice for repair and they claimed that they could not replicate the issue. However, this happens every time I drive the vehicle at night, which is at least four times per week.

- Eaton Rapids, MI, USA

problem #15

Jul 202011


  • 39,000 miles
Brake lights go on without pressing on brake pedal. Brake lights turn off when pressing on brake pedal. Have to slam down hard for brake lights to turn on. Dealer replaced brake light switch at a cost and issue not resolved. Happens intermittently.

- Clementon, NJ, USA

problem #14

Jul 052011

G6 6-cyl

  • 31,871 miles
The vehicle is a Pontiac G6 with less than 32,000 miles and has been serviced in accordance with all manufacture's recommendations. When the vehicle is initially started (traction control automatically activated) this problem is not as noticeable as with traction control manually turned off; basically, traction control masks the problem. The symptom: The vehicle has front end, side to side, vibrations when brakes are applied. After a complete inspection of the rotors and brake system (rotors removed from spindles) rather than visual inspection outlined by the manufacture, it is believed that the traction control being programmed normally on at start up is causing inside (caliber) rotor warping and premature brake pad and rotor replacements. Additionally, it was suggested to evaluate the metal qualities of the rotors (maybe not casted in accordance with proper metal specifications), this too be the root cause since the pads are only worn 30-35%. since these parts are considered ┐wear items┐, these premature replacement costs are not covered under the manufacture's warranty, nor are they being monitored by the manufacture.

- Washngton Terrace, UT, USA

problem #13

May 252011


  • 57,600 miles
The front and rear rotors need to be resurfaced on my 2008 Pontiac G6. The rotors were replaced less than 10 months ago and 6,500 miles ago.

- Vail, CO, USA

problem #12

Dec 152009


  • 34,000 miles
I purchased a 08 Pontiac G6 GT used with around 20,000 miles. At 32,000 I started having problem with my rotors. They front of the car was shaking back and forth. I took it to a GM dealer and requested new rotors since I am aware of all of the problems they have been having with the rotors. They would not replace them but only turn them. At 42,000 they are now warped again. I first complained to the dealer that done the work and they said I was out of luck. The dealer I bought the car from said that I was out of luck. But they told me that it was a "common problem" with those cars. I filed a complaint with GM and they said it was a common problem where I live because of all the mountains. I feel that there should be a recall with the G6/Malibu/aura (GM's epsilon) cars. They are aware of the problem and will not do anything to fix it.

- Coeburn, VA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012009


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated the brake warning light would illuminate each time the brakes were applied and pressure was lifted from the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer five times yet they were unable to diagnose the failure the first 4 times. On the fifth occurrence of the failure, the vehicle was repaired under an unknown technical service bulletin. The failure did not recur. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel became extremely stiff and the power steering warning light illuminated. The contact then began pulling on the steering wheel until the vehicle began to operate as normal. The vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure nor repaired. The failure mileage was 23,000 and the current mileage was 44,000.

- Madison, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 012010


  • 15,000 miles
Ponitac 2008 G6 convertible original brakes squealed continuously replace brakes and rotors still squeals after replacing all brake parts I feel this is a caliper or other brake issue and needs to recalled to resolve underlying issue occurs daily, it is continuous multiple complaints online regarding same issue with same Pontiac G6 issues across multiple years I think there is a recall issue here with GM Pontiac G6.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 252010


  • 43,026 miles
Warped front rotors causing vibrations in steering column. GM service center resurfaced the rotors for the first occurrence (approx. 6mo. Ago). The issue has since returned and the rotors will need to be turned or replaced again. Multiple sites have documented that the rotors used on the Pontiac G6's are inadequate for its size/weight.

- Northglenn, CO, USA

problem #8

Feb 062009


  • 45,000 miles
Had to replace rotors twice within a year from buying the car.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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