2008 Pontiac G6 transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Automatic Transmission

NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,092 miles

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2008 Pontiac G6 transmission problems

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2008 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 172014

G6 6-cyl

  • miles


It appears there are four (4) recalls on this model/make/year - we have never received a single recall notification. NHTSA campaign # 14V252000, #14V224000, 14V153000, 12V460000. I would appreciated further information in correcting identified recalls.

- El Segundo, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 162011


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G6. The contact stated while parking the vehicle the gear shift was stuck into neutral and would not shift into park. The transmission shift cable adjustment clip had failed. The gear shift would not shift into park and the vehicle wouldl not start. The dealer was contacted who stated there are no recalls and told the contact to contact NHTSA. The manufacturer was contacted who stated there are no recalls and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 012010

G6 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Started Sept 2010 the accelerating from a stop the car would hesitate to go. Almost like it was not getting gas. Now in June 2011 it is still doing it. But now when it finally starts to go sometimes the tires peel off and the low traction light will come on. It happens several time per day if I have been driving a lot. I took it to the dealer in Sept 2010 and was told nothing is wrong with it. Because there was no engine light on. Now 10 months later June 2011. Still having the same issue took it back to the dealer. And one again was told no engine light on. Nothing is wrong with it. This car is now a safety issue. When you press on the gas to pull out into traffic. You never know if it is going to delay acceleration. Which could cause me getting hit.

- Pleasant Hill, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 252008

G6 4-cyl

  • 3,368 miles
Pontiac 2008 G6 3,368 mileage power steering error, then transmission malfunction. 4/25/08 phoned dealership and scheduled repair for 4/28/08. Had car towed to dealership on 4/27/08. 4/28/08 dealership discovered two broken wires in the vehicle speed sensor harness. They indicated that something had severed the wires and that the repair would not be covered by the warranty. I believe that there is a design flaw with the wiring harness. Why would two wires be left unshielded from the elements? the dealership via my request received an one time customer goodwill warranty approval. I had the mechanic show the area in question. He has reinforced the wires with electrical tape. It appears to be a great repair. I am not sure why the manufacture did not do this originally. Error codes PO722, coooo and PO700. I am concerned that this design will cause problems for other car owners. And could pose a safety issue if the wiring is severed at highway speed.

- Cortland, NY, USA

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