2008 Pontiac G6 suspension NHTSA complaints: Suspension

NHTSA — Suspension 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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,197 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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 suspension problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #14

Jan 152016


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. While operating the vehicle, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering was faulty and needed to be repaired. No further information was available. The contact also indicated that the low beam headlights suddenly stopped working and the U joints were faulty. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Shelbyville, MI, USA

problem #13

Jan 112016


  • 134,000 miles
While driving, I get a power steering warning light and I lose power steering functions. It happens while driving and also while stopped at lights. When the vehicle is turned off and restarted. The system resets itself, but you never know when it will happen again. If driving or stopped.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #12

Apr 152015


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. When the steering wheel was turned, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front end of the vehicle intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Denison, TX, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Apr 012014


  • 101,000 miles
I have been reading about other peoples problems with the G6 and I am having the same with my 2008 Pontiac G6/GT. I have a 2008 Pontiac G6 and I am having problems with: Tie rods, wheel hubs, control arms, and lastly my car light in the front keeps going out, not the high beams but the low beams. Every time I replace the bulb it goes out in a matter of weeks.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #9

May 242008


  • 431 miles
Since day 1 I have been having the same issues with this car. Car pulls to the left when being driven along with a popping sound coming from the front end suspension. Multiply items were repaired both under warranty and out of pocket expense. Ishaft, bearings, aligned 22 times, tire balanced, new wheels put on. Same problem still persisted. Toe clips keep popping off. Car still shakes with every fix. Steering has a whine to it - power steering pump replaced, did not fix the issues. Car has 50 pages of service issues with 8 issues on a page and still not is right. Due to front suspension issues accident occurred - damaging front drivers rim and tire. Dealer would not replace or warranty even with full coverage warranty. Paid for out of own pocket. Exterior lighting also has condensation in it - both head lamps assembly and both tail light assembly. Dealer stated this was normal? an half inch of water sitting in the bottom of the assemblies is not normal. Condensation build up due to this issue has blown bulbs often and also corroded bulb plugs (dealer would not replace even under bumper to bumper warranty). Previous smell of burned wires has been stated on service visits to dealer, yet they never replaced any wiring or any assembly. Some days I fear car may start on fire.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 212013


  • 65,000 miles


This car has a popping noise in the steering wheel. Was told to me normal. It feel really unsafe and so many people have this issue as well "the intermediary steering shaft" GM most know this and will not recall it!"!?!?! they should have to. What if someone dies!" please help, any at all would be great :)

- Potosi, MO, USA

problem #7

Mar 202013

G6 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
This car has had numerous issues since I bought it and I have taken the car to different repair shops and none of them can figure out what is wrong but they hear the problems. The steering makes a constant popping noise when accelerating or turning the wheel, the steering wheel locks when the car is in reverse, the brakes squeak, and underneath it sounds like the bottom of the car is going to fall out. It's pretty sad when you take this car to different professionals and they can't figure out what is wrong with the car but they clearly see there is a problem. This car is dangerous and needs to be recalled. Who wants to make payments on a car with numerous issues that can't be fixed.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #6

Mar 292013

G6 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Vehicle makes a constant popping noise when turning, braking, or accelerating. Sometimes the steering wheel locks when trying to turn it. Underneath driver and passenger floor board it feels like the bottom the car is falling off. The brakes squeak so bad. I have taken to three shops and everyone hears the noise but can figure out what is wrong. Sometimes when I get in the car the air is on full blast with no keys even in the ignition. This car needs to be recalled. I have read so many complaints about the same issues.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #5

Jun 142013

G6 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
Brake lights are on when pedal is not pressed...all the time! clunking noise in front suspension. On-line investigation shows hundreds of these complaints concerning this vehicle. Leaking/disconnected tubes in roof from sunroof drain tubes. Caused major leaks, wet interior, including under back seat. After removal of carpets and seat, musty odor remains and staining of headliner. There were hundreds of these reports on-line also.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 142013

G6 4-cyl

  • 70,830 miles


Whenever I turn the steering wheel either left or right, I hear a knocking coming from the steering column. The knocking is even more persistent when I turn left. Also, when I turn left, I hear a noise come from my left-front area... it's almost like there's a problem with the rack.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012

G6 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When I hit a bump even a lil one it sounds like there is something lose in front end. Took it to preston motors in my city new castle, pa 16101 they looked at it like 5 times and put new parts on and it is still doing it. Not sure if its a problem or not. It sounds like it might be in suspension.

- New Castle, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012011


  • 40,500 miles
Car is making noise when turning left or right took to my mechanic he said its the control arms no can dealership where bought car said it wasn't covered my son just had to replace his control arms on his G6 about 2 months ago I have read up on this on this seems to be a major problem on the G6 ithinkit should warrant a recall is people are having so many problem with the control arm.

- Somonauk, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 182008

(reported on)


  • miles
2008 Pontiac G6 has issues with possible defects. The consumer stated while driving 40 mph, the vehicle wandered. At 60 mph, the wandering increased and constant corrections had to be made to prevent an accident. The consumer also stated the brake pedal was too high and too far from the gas pedal. The consumer stated his foot did not come to rest evenly on the brake pedal, rather his foot came to rest unevenly on the pedal. The steering was inadequate. When the ratio between the steering wheel and the front driving suspension was too large, so at times of an emergency when a quick turn of the wheel is necessary to avoid a collision, such response is not available due to the defective construction of the vehicle. The response to the steering wheel was sluggish. The steering wheel did not turn with ease, but required excessive turning and excessive strength. The sunvisor extended too far down which impaired the consumers visibility.

- Monroe, NJ, USA

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