2008 Pontiac G8 miscellaneous NHTSA complaints: Unknown Or Other

NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,365 miles

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2008 Pontiac G8 miscellaneous problems

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2008 Pontiac G8 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 092016


  • 54,500 miles


My automatic locks on my 2008 Pontiac G6 quit working on the back doors. My hazard light button will go on but will not shut off when you shut it off. And most importantly, my power steering light on my radio comes on. It has flashed off once and then the other day, it came on and stayed on until I shut my car off. I hear a squeal also that is getting worse. And the other day I went to go up a hill coming out of town and it made a weird noise; I left off the gas and it quit. It only has 54,500 miles or so on it.

- Brookville, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 282012


  • miles
The electronic door locks on 2008-2009 my Pontiac G8 vehicles are defective and GM needs to issue a safety recall to permanently address this problem. There are multiple accounts online from G8 owners regarding the door locks failing anywhere from the first year to several years later. This premature failure may occur on any front, rear, left, or right door. With less than 40,000 total Pontiac G8 produced, identical failures on multiple owners' vehicles indicate this is not an isolated failure. The electronic motor within the door lock/latch mechanism is not robust enough to withstand repeated locking/unlocking functions. The result of this failure is that the door will no longer lock/unlock. The door lock design does not allow for manual override of sliding the interior lock handle unless electrical current is applied to the motor. GM used to cover the cost of replacing these parts under the 3-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The age of these vehicles has determined that the parts are no longer covered under warranty. Owners must repair the defect at their own expense. New oem parts have not been revised to improve quality. Owners have no permanent solution to this failure as the replacement part will again require replacement at owners' expense. The parts are defective which GM fails to acknowledge, and issue a safety recall. This is a safety hazard for the following reasons: -doors will not unlock and driver/passengers cannot enter the vehicle. -doors will not unlock and driver/passengers cannot exit the vehicle, leading to driver/passenger entrapment and/or death/serious injury in event of collision. -doors will not lock and passengers can open door while at speed. -doors will not lock and could open in event of collision. -doors will not lock and vehicle/belongings/driver/passengers susceptible to theft/hijacking.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012014


  • 82,500 miles
Ignition key fell into two pieces. Both pieces need to be touching to each other to start the engine. It's impossible to start the engine if you are stranded and nervous. I bought this car as a previously owned vehicle from williams used cars, elkton, md 21921 the 28th day of May 2013. They want me to pay for a new key. Shall I do that?

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

May 082008

G8 8-cyl

  • 460 miles
Automobile instrument panel is unreadable in sunlight due to reflections and low contrast, darkly shaded dials. For a drivers eye view: G8gt.com/T3593/ scroll down to the fifth post for pictures and feel free to read all of the comments. It is difficult to regulate speed, because the speedometer is obscured. Someone will get hurt trying to read the speedometer, when they should be watching the road. This is a very dangerous combination. The complaint has been reported to Pontiac: Service request: 71-625738422 customer relationship specialists: L.C stevens 1-866-790-5700, extension 42721.

- Katy, TX, USA

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