2009 Pontiac G6 lights NHTSA complaints: Exterior Lighting:Headlights

NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights 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 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,540 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 #7

Feb 022015


  • 25,979 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While driving approximately 65 mph, the headlights failed to operate at night. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 25,979.

- Alan Park, MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 042012


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the passenger side headlight lens became distorted. The frame caused the lights to appear dimmed and decreased the contact's visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The technician diagnosed that the headlight lens needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that the same failure recurred on the driver side head lights. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #5

Feb 052014

G6 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. While operating the vehicle with the headlights activated, the driver side headlight would intermittently dim and illuminate. The contact indicated that the light bulb was replaced multiple times, but the failure continued. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired by a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 10/22/14

- Pace , FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012014

G6 4-cyl

  • miles


2009 Pontiac G6. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle headlights problem. Consumer has different vehicle and ODI# complaint in artemis. The consumer stated the driver's side headlight was replaced three times. The dealer wanted to charge $150 to replace the bulb. However, the consumer changed the bulbs himself. The consumer stated it appeared as if the electrical system feeding the headlights had a design problem, which resulted in customers frequently paying hundreds of dollars without the issue being resolved. The consumer believed the low beam headlights frequently failing was due to melted sockets.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 062012

G6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that both front headlight sockets were melted and prevented the headlights from operating. The dealer stated that both the passenger and driver side headlight sockets were faulty. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 89,000. Updated 10/02/14 updated 3/2/2015

- Desoto, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 262012

G6 4-cyl

  • 72,800 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that upon starting, the low beam headlights did not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic stated that the low beam lamp connector was melted and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 72,800 and the current mileage was 72,865. Updated 10/24/12 updated 10/25/2012

- Henderson, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 292011

G6 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
When driving the low beam light will go out. The vehicle will be fine and then the head lights will go dim or even go out when driving. This happens about once a month. Problem started in may of 2012. I see several complaints online regarding this vehicle. This is a know problem with the computer and BCM module. This vehicle is not safe to drive at night. I need for GM to issue a recall.

- Oswego, IL, USA

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