2008 Pontiac G6 seat belts / air bags NHTSA complaints: Seat Belts

NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems

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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,743 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Pontiac G6 seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 282016


  • 237,000 miles


On a clear day, traveling on a local hwy, check airbag light came on, stayed on. I have been asking other owners if they have the same problem. I was told the airbag won't deploy if that light is on. That scares the hell out of me! now the seat belt light is on because I moved the drivers seat forward. That is intermittent. Please, find the right person to declare this worthy of a recall. One person dying because of this is one person too many. Airbags and seat belts are our only safety in a car. If we don't have that, the cars should be taken out of service by the manufacturer, and the owner reimbursed.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #6

Jan 302016


  • 90,000 miles
Driving local roads approximately 25 to 30 mph the drivers seat of 2008 G6 gxp (electronic leather bucket seat) broke free and collapsed on the right side. Upon personal inspection and later verified by three mechanics including two GM certified dealership mechanics it was discovered that the cross support towards the front of the seat had broken free at a weld. This in turn caused the seat to collapse down and towards the center console. I noticed immediately that the seat belt is fastens to the seat and now freely floats with the seat upon movement. If the failure to this seat had occurred during an accident the seat belt would have been essentially rendered useless as the drivers seat freely moves. Upon inspection from an engineering stand point the seat is supported by one weld approximately 1/8" thick by 1/4" wide at each end of the ~.060" wall tube in suspension from above I ran theoretical weld calculations as per asme and the welds are good to around 10 G's assuming alloy steel and no passenger. (the recommended met force of any seat or seat belt in the forward position per cfr 571.207 standard 207 S4.2(a) and (B) is 20 times the weight of the seat. This is no considering any bending moments per cfr 571.207 standard 207 S4.2(D). There is no reason why any drivers seat should fail under normal operating conditions occupied by a person of average body weight. This seat is not safe and must be recalled. Upon several hours of research I discovered hundreds of complaints of exactly the same design/manufactures inadequacy. These complaints crossed all three manufactures that use this model seat. (Pontiac, Chevy and Saturn) there were other complaints in regards to the heating mechanism shorting out or burning the seat. Mine did short. (no burning) the dealerships all want me to replace the seat with the same seat that may very well have the same defect.

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 072013


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving at any speed and making a right or left turn, a popping sound emitted from the steering wheel. In addition, the seat belt locked up and the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Monticello, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 312013


  • miles


I was driving on ice when my Pontiac G-6 front wheel drive started sliding to the left from back to front and flipped end over end and then rolled 2 more times and landed on the passengers side door the airbags did not deploy and the drivers seat belt did not lock up. I able to easily unfastened the seat belt on the drivers side of the car which was around me.

- Plattsburgh, NY, USA

problem #3

May 012012


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated the air bag and seat belt failed. The air bag warning light remained illuminated and the seat belt made a beeping sound. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic test performed, which located the failure within the air bag sensor. The air bag sensor was replaced; however, the failure was not corrected. The air bag warning light illuminated and the seat belt continued to beep. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The current mileage was 118,000.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #2

Oct 042011

G6 6-cyl

  • miles
This vehicle has many problems starting with the seat belt in the rear of the vehicle is malfunctioning, brake lights are on all the time, water pump went out in 2012, the transmission shifter sticks in park, the car has shut down on the street while driving and the service traction control message appears, the two rear passenger automatic door locks do not function properly, the trunk button is inoperable. I am fed up with all of the electronic issues and have tried to have them resolved at the dealership paid to have them fixed and it has returned. The roof of the car is showing rust and the steering column was clunking which was fixed underwarranty.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 192008


  • 7,200 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact noticed that the rear center seat and passenger side seat belts were completely detached from the support. The seat belt webbing exhibited severe threading. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, but it has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 7,200.

- Yorkville, IL, USA

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