2008 Pontiac G6 steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems

2008 Pontiac G6 (Page 4 of 14)

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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:
10 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 1
Average Mileage:
94,841 miles

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2008 Pontiac G6 steering problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 14)

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problem #216

Feb 062015

G6 4-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


Driving my car on the highway the power steering alarm went off it was really hard to turn after that, the problem goes away when you restart the car but it happend again the next Monday the two days with this incident are 2/6/15 and 2/9/15.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #215

Jan 262015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Seagoville, TX, USA

problem #214

Jan 212015


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle stalled. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Confluence, PA, USA

problem #213

Dec 162014

G6 4-cyl

  • 142,458 miles


Took my car to yates in Goodyear AZ for recall repairs. When picked up my car my steering wheel was so loose and I they said its unsafe to drive. Insisted it was like that already not only was my steering messed up my brake lights would not go off. Also my check engine light came on and car will not go into gear. The service men there were laughing at my frustration for have no money to fix all the problems they created.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #212

Jan 062015


  • 124,000 miles
I was braking on the highway at 60 mph and all of a sudden my power steering failed. Luckily no crash occurred. Tried contacting GM and they said because my VIN was not on the recall notice they couldn't do anything to resolve this issue. GM needs to look into this matter and see if anyone else from this factory has dealt with similar issues and issue a recall for more vehicles.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #211

Dec 222014


  • 113,030 miles
After getting the recall part replaced (steering shaft torque sensor) I started having issues with the power steering, my light came on in the radio dash and the steering wheel pulled to right. I took the car back to the dealership and they are now telling me I need my power steering module replaced which is not covered under the recall and I will have to pay 500+ to replace it. I feel GM should be responsible for this part as it all has to do with the steering asist, which they know has problems. I called around to auto stores and you can not buy the part and do it yourself - you have to have the dealership fix it. GM should put this part on the recall because it obviously is doing the same thing they recalled the torque sensor on. Please help!!!

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #210

Dec 192014


  • 56,000 miles


I own a 4 door sedan G6 with power door locks - the left rear power door lock has quit causing me to have to reach across the seat to lock / unlock the door = not ideal in case of an accident. My intermediate steering shaft is clicking and grinding inside the column and the headlight wiring harness continues to melt causing the headlight to go dim = all of these safety and fire hazards need recall.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #209

Jan 052015


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While driving at an unknown speed, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. The vehicle was turned off operated normally the following day. The contact also indicated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly stop accelerating when pressing the accelerator pedal. The failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #208

Jan 092015

G6 4-cyl

  • 134,400 miles
Loss of power steering vehicle is out of build date for GM recall N140115 by 4 days.

- Glyndon, MN, USA

problem #207

Jan 062015


  • 77,715 miles
Power steering light keeps coming on and power steering going tight.

- Williamstown, WV, USA

problem #206

Dec 122014


  • 40,000 miles


Steering column is malfunctioning, it is listed as a recall on GM website but they refused to fix it and charged me $776.50.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #205

Dec 182014

G6 4-cyl

  • 7,312,171 miles
As I was driving, a power steering message appeared on the radio dash.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #204

Oct 252014


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the power steering failed. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14E044000 (steering) and 14V153000 (steering). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Ossian, IN, USA

problem #203

Dec 152014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the power steering failed. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14E044000 (steering) but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #202

Dec 092014

G6 4-cyl

  • 373,748 miles
Took car in to be serviced for recalls. 14118 electrical power steering assist, 13036 brake lamp malfunction, 12106 shift lever indicator may not display correct.all on Saturday. I asked to see the parts that were removed I was told they belong to GM. I asked how do I know that the services were performed.steering wheel locked up. Fought to get wheel to turn went back to dealership explained what happened. I was told they forgot to calibrate. I was told problem fixed. Power steering light came back on, chime, steering wheel lock hard to turn. I called GM (Pontiac) customer service. Days. Dealership stated they have now replaced parts again. Now they can't turn off light still. I was told hey can run a diagnostic test for $100. I was told I now need steering column replaced for $600.

- Havre De Grace, MD, USA

problem #201

Dec 022014

G6 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
At times im not able to go over 15 mph, or the engine will send a read out on the radio that states " engine reducing power", then the traction will state (on the radio) that the traction has turned off and the light comes on, also the powersteering notification appears on the radio and the car is not abel to be steered. The engine will no allow me to give the car gas to accelerate, and the engine will jerk, the rpms will go up and down by itself I called the Pontiac number for help they told me that there was not a recal open for my car and they they were not abel to do anything for me very rudely.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #200

Nov 042014


  • 80,000 miles
The service electronic speed control (ESC) and traction control light illuminates frequently. At low speed something happens that causes steering to be difficult. We have had the vehicle in for a recent recall that was suppose to fix this problem. The problem persists. The dealer wants approximately $350 to replace the electronic steering control modular. My research indicates that this item is a recall item but the dealer disagrees.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #199

Nov 022014

G6 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
Experienced loss of power steering in middle of turn on highway ramp almost driving into oncoming traffic. Managed to drive home with no power steering. Upon restarting car in driveway power steering came back. Drove car sparingly for 2 weeks until lost power steering second time turning out of parking lot until pulling over and restarting car.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

problem #198

Jun 262012

G6 6-cyl

  • 47,661 miles
I purchased this car new. The steering shaft in this car needed to be replaced due to clunking noise from the steering shaft when turning. While researching my issue, I noticed several online complaints about this issue. The repair was not covered under warranty and cost me $350. Typical GM problems!

- Fishersville, VA, USA

problem #197

Jul 152014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 50 mph, the power steering failed. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete wall. The contact indicated that the steering wheel was vibrating and was extremely difficult to turn. The contact attempted to get the vehicle off the road due to the intermittent failure when the crash occurred. The contact was able to turn the vehicle off and restart the vehicle which reset the computer. The contact sustained injuries to the left shoulder and back which did not required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was driven back to the contacts residence and was not repaired. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V153000 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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