2009 Pontiac G6 accessories - exterior NHTSA complaints: Latches/Locks/Linkages

NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages Problems

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2009 is starting to have the same problems as previous model years, including the headlights blowing out due to bad connectors.

The wiring harness connections aren't a big deal to replace, as long as your dealer or mechanic doesn't charge you an arm & a leg to "diagnose" the problem.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,125 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2009 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 242015


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 40 mph, the front passenger headlight failed without warning. The contact replaced the headlight, but the failure recurred. The contact discovered that the inside of the headlight casing melted and burned the wiring. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the front driver and passenger doors would lock and unlock without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Belleview, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 012012


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated while driving approximately 15 mph attempting to make a turn, the engine stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the door independently locked and unlocked. In addition, the contact mentioned that the brake lights illuminated intermittently without the brake pedal being depressed. The headlights were also replaced multiple times due to burning out prematurely. The contact managed to merge over to an emergency lane and the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnosed the failure but decided replaced the battery in order to restart the vehicle. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. The VIN was not available.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 012014

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
Driver side, rear passenger door won't lock or unlock. Also, a couple months later, the driver door did the same thing.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #6

Apr 162014

G6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side rear door power locks failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the door locks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 09/05/14 updated 12/17/2014

- Cheverly, MD, USA

problem #5

Jul 022014

G6 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
I get in my car put the key in the ignition and start my car, I then put the car in drive and get going about 35/40 and the door locks start going up and down by them self. Later that day I open my door and get in my car without the key in the ignition and the door locks start to go up and down again on there own. I have contacted the dealership I purchased the car from and they tell me my VIN has no recalls. Really "?" this has been going on for a while with the back doors and now they all do it., I think GM needs to fix this and they need to check all pontac G6's for all the recalls they have on these cars.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 202014


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving various speeds, all of the door locks would lock and unlock independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Newport, VT, USA

problem #3

May 312014


  • 74,000 miles


The rear passenger door lock fails to open at times. Some days it will unlock, others it will not. Upon calling a few dealers I was told that it is the door lock actuator. As this is a safety feature, I feel it is a safety issue when it does not operate properly. I was also told it would cost ~$350 to fix. Again, I feel that this is a safety issue that GM should be made aware of. The only way to unlock that door is to get in the car and reach across and pull the lock up, pulling on the door handle does not pop the lock.

- Dexter, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 102013

G6 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the passenger and driver door locks failed to function properly. The vehicle decelerated without any warning on several separate occasions. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Lincoln University , PA, USA

problem #1

May 112013

G6 4-cyl

  • 67,125 miles
I bought my 2009 Pontiac G6 sedan brand new. I had problems with my car door locks within the first 6 months. My 3-year-old niece was in the back seat and both rear door locks actually locked open! so we weren't able to shut the doors and drive under "safe" conditions. I had to bungee-cord the doors locked and drive to the closest dealership. The locks had reset and the doors were able to close. Then in 2010, my driver side door locked shut on me! I wasn't able to get out of my car. After 2 hours the door locks reset. The same issue happened again to the rear door. This time, I was able to get an appointment with the dealership. The car was under warranty at the time. I told the dealership that I have been having issues with all the door locks and they said they can only fix the one since that was the only one with the problem at the time. In 2011, I had similar issues whether the doors were locked shut or locked open. Every time I would make an appointment, the locks would reset and the problem was left undiagnosed. In February 2013, my fiance had taken my vehicle to his local mechanic. The mechanic got locked inside my vehicle! then in May 2013, I was with my niece again and the rear doors and driver door locked open! I gave the car some time to reset, and the door unlatched and closed. But then it got locked shut! so I drove my car for 2 days with the doors locked shut. I had to crawl over the passenger side seat and enter/exit through the passenger side door. The dealership told me that the lock mechanism was broken and that it needed replaced for $400 each because it was out of warranty! so I called GM. They said the door locks were not recalled, the car was not under warranty, that it was my responsibility to pay for the repair. Pontiac is very well aware of the door lock issues, and so is- the mechanic. These are faulty locks!

- Evans City, PA, USA

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