2009 Pontiac G8 steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,576 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Pontiac G8 steering problems

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2009 Pontiac G8 Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 042014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G8. While driving approximately 10 mph and attempting to stop the vehicle, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle failed to stop when the brakes were engaged without warning. The vehicle crashed into the rear driver side of another vehicle. A police report was filed and the front passenger required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V540000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Peru, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 302011

G8 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Above about 40 mph the steering wheel has a shake and the dealer keeps telling me that they do not feel it, seems like they want nothing to do with it. This is a widespread problem that seems like GM wants nothing to do with. This is a link to a 30 page thread of people complaining about the problem and almost every person that is having the issue has not been resolved. This is currently an annoyance but it may be a sign of a failing steering / suspension part. www.G8board.com/forums/showthread.php?T=46325.

- Worth, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 142009


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns 2009 Pontiac G8. The contact stated that while driving between 50-70 mph the steering wheel would vibrate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the wheels were realigned. The contact was also informed that the factory wheels were never correctly aligned, causing the tread on the tires to rapidly wear. The failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where the contact was advised to replace the wheels. The wheels were replaced, but the failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where the contact was advised to replace wheels and tires. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 222009


  • 14,034 miles


My 2009 Pontiac G8gt with 14,000 miles has had a front end shake in it since new. Have had it back to the dealer 8 times to have it fixed to no avail. He car has started to wander back and forth while driving on the highway so I decided today I was inspecting it to see if I could find anything. The last time I had it to the dealer I told them I could her the front strut bushings going bad this was about 1000 miles ago. Today during my inspection I found that both front strut bushings are bad. I was checking a couple of forum boards today and this seems to be a very common problem for this car and Pontiac an GM are well aware of it. Why haven't they are anybody made GM step up and fix this before somebody get hurt or killed?

- West Grove, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 282009


  • 5,700 miles
":alignment pull" Pontiac G8 2009. When making a sharp turn to the left, steering does not come back to center, pulls to left. When making a sharp right, steering does not center, pulls to the right. Tire air pressure has been checked, tire have been balanced and check for out of round.

- Youngssville, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 252009


  • 722 miles
2009 Pontiac G8. Auto veers to the right, need to keep pull ing down on left side of steering wheel to go straight. GM rep claims G8 was made to pull to the right if driver fell asleep preventing head on collisions. Three dealers unable to correct problem. GM rep states that the G8 was intentionally designed to veer to the right if driver fell asleep, which could cause car to go on sidewalk, etc. And injure people. GM refuses to repurchase vehicle. They offered to give us 4 new tires and extended warranty 60,000 add. Miles, for a car that they claim has nothing wrong with it. The car has been in shops for 28 days, since 3-26-09 purchase. Replacing strut bearings, balance & rotated tires, aligned front end, with no change. Took the car to 2 other Pontiac dealers drove & found it veered to right and both attempted to correct the problem without success. Also engine light comes on, gas cap vibrates loose by itself. Dealer tightened cap and did smoke test which should no leaks. Car requires new gas cap.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

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