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Pontiac G6 Hardtop Convertible



  • For door rattles, try putting some lubriplate or other thick grease on the pins where the door closes. That stopped my door noise for good.
  • I recently purchased an '09 G6 Convertible. We absolutely love the car and used the top without any issues for a few months. Then, the link assembly for the top broke. The trunk had a few pieces of plastic that had snapped off the housing. I ordered a replacement assembly off the web and my order was shipped twice - and it was a good thing. The first one that arrived was broken around the same area as the one on the car. My mechanic repaired the car with the second one that arrived. It lasted about a month and it broke again - this time with more plastic parts lying around in the trunk and upon inspection, it wasn't just the link assembly. I'm completely demoralized as this was a purchase for my wife.

    Is this a common problem or am I just lucky?
    Is there some place servicing Pontiacs who can properly diagnose and fix it and warranty the repair for a period of time?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001

    We're sorry to hear about these problems you having with the top of your G6 convertible. If you need assistance locating a GM service department in your area, please send us your ZIP code at

    GM Customer Service
  • redbulredbul Posts: 13
    Hi and Thanks.

    Actually the country I live in measures distance in furlongs. I use kilometres because I do not really know how long a furlong is.

    Actually the slipping went away when I switched to my snow tires (not that I need snow tires where I live, eh). The tire dealer remarked that the outer edges of the original tires were worn out.

    The slip-clunk has recently come back somewhat with the snows on, but in heavy rain and on up hills. I'll see if it gets worse then I will possibly follow your advice. :shades:

  • I recently bought a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT retractable. I had looked at two seaters and found them too small for me. I love the room in the G6 and the retractable hard top. It is much wuieter at highway spped than a ragtop. Mine is the 3.9 and is pretty much loaded. I really love to drive the car, top up or down. Yes I have a few rattles, but they seem to come and go. I am reading about the other issues here.

    I bought mine from a Nissan dealer here and ti had a power steering leak that they tried to fix under their 30 day warranty. After several visits and two radiators, everything seems to be fixed.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001

    Congratulations on your G6! We hope you enjoy many happy miles in it! If you should every have any questions about the vehicle, warranty, or recall matters, please don't hesitate to contact us at (include the last 8 digits of the VIN with your inquiry).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • how did they fix the rattling coming from the door area? we have had the car back to a dealership and they have taken the door apart to find the problem - they replaced the motor and the rattle is still there - have you found any satisfaction?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001

    If you would like for us to follow up on this with your dealership, please contact us via email at (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Bought a new '07 G6 Convertible Hardtop and have enjoyed it as both a convertible & a hardtop. This is my 2nd convertible but 1st retractable hardtop. (Still keeping a red '90 Mazda Miata in the family.)

    There's always been a rattle in the passenger door while driving with the top up, and I've rolled the window down about 1/4" and it stops the rattle. Just a little inconvenience in bad weather but not intolerable.

    The car has been garage kept since purchase. It is not our primary vehicle but driven for pleasure on trips and around town in good weather. It now has 57k miles and I've never had any trouble with the convertible top. (Knock on wood.)

    However, the battery has been replaced under warranty and is acting up again. It seems that moving the top or that & a combination of the CD player takes its toll on the battery very quickly.

    Also, both key FOBs malfunctioned within the 1st year of ownership and I have not replaced them due to the associated expense
    Overall, we think its a cool car and we enjoy driving it.
    It looks like an unplanned trip to the dealer tomorrow.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    How did your visit to the dealership go today, tggreemon?

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • redbulredbul Posts: 13
    If opening the window a bit helps with the rattle I have experienced that. The rattle may be an accoustic phenomenon that is actually caused by the rubber seals. Try to find a proper lubricant for the door seals. I found one which I talk about elsewhere on this site, it seems to work well.

    For some reason the rattle issue seems to fade with age. Perhaps the rubber seals soften up on their own?
  • far as your remote goes, try looking on E-Bay. about $25.00 will replace it, and it takes two minutes to reprogram.
  • Even with buying the remotes on line, it is still very expensive to get them programed at the dealer. When I asked why they charged so much for a 15 minute process, I was told that it cost $10K for the machine and if I wanted to buy the machine then I could do it my self.
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 869
    Or program with laptop software, it still would cost you $500. It will then do more than just program fob,s.
  • Do you have a link for the software?
  • I bought my G6 a year ago and the top stop working after three months can any one
    tell me what the problem could be. The convertible hard top will to go down the dealership told me it might be the switch but they are not sure they will replace it then if that is not it they will look further.
  • gmerilligmerilli Posts: 25
    What message do you get when you try to open the top. Usually that should indicate why the top will not retract. At least it is not the opposite problem which is what I had. But my dealership fixed it with one try. turned out to be the linkage in the roof came loose.

    If you hear the roof try to open it is probably a linkage or alignment problem. If nothing happens then it is probably a sensor problem. If nothing happens though you should get a message in the message center.

    send a message to and see if they can help. You would think that GM could diagnose the problem without just blindly replacing parts. I would expect that from the local garage mechanic but not from GM dealership service.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    Good morning bobbyearl1,
    We would be happy to follow up with your dealership on this matter if you like. We can be reached via email at (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • kathysg6kathysg6 Posts: 3

    Ask lots of questions of the dealer you allow to work on your 2007 HTC G6 GT. I've taken mine to 3 different dealers, top is worse than ever. 4th dealer was recommended by GM (yes I contacted GM Customer Serivce and complained). Turns out that all techs are GM Certified, but very few of them have actually ever worked on the G6 HTC, which I found out was manufactured by Volvo.

    Good luck with yours - looks like I'm going to get to pay over $1000 to get mine fixed because the other dealer thought it needed adjusting as part of regular maintenance. He asked to work on it, even tho I'd not had a problem, I let them practice on it anyway because they were my trusted local dealer. I've been doing business with them for 6 years and now they won't even talk to me anymore. good example of customer no serivce, and improper training certification by GM!

    Anyway, sorry for the rant, but ask if the tech who is scheduled to work on your car has worked on any of them before. Certification doesn't mean squat.

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