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But still, it does sound very strange. Wish I knew more to help you.
re you experiencing any other issues you can remember about on your vehicle? One thing - although completely off the wall......if your vehicle has cruise control and you typically leave the Cruise On/Off switch in the ON position have you ever noticed it illuminated after you turned off ignition?
Anyway, my question to everyone is regarding their G6 sedan? Are you happy w/it?
AS FOR THE BATTERY: Spend the money and get RID of the AC Delco battery. Those things are crap. Out of all the GM vehicles, 3 of those AC Delco batteries have had broken cable posts, the battery has leaked, and gone bad. On our 2 trucks, we replaced the batteries with Everstart batteries and have had NO problems whatsoever. It will end up saving you money and time by just doing that yourself and not getting the runaround from your dealer.
Actually there is no difference in the starter. It is mostly software changes and a few safety items to assure nobody gets killed by a car running on its own. The roof is another story!!
Are you saying that you noticed that the intermittent (delay) setting on wipers will vary the delay time without changing switch position? If so you might not know that the delay rate varies by vehicle speed
I too have had brake problems. The car has 17,000 miles and so far the original rotors have been machined and then later replaced. Now the 2nd set has been machined. The dealer states this is the only car they have seen with this problem. As I can see, this is clearly not the case.
I would like to thank everyone for all the information posted on this forum.
I've been told that dealers make different deals for the same coverage. I plan to check out what our dealer in Flemington , NJ wants , but I'd appreciate first hearing what others paid for 4 years/ 60,000 miles and 5 years? 75,000 miles( with a $100 or zero deductable) Thanks in advance and please provide the dealer's name /state/ phone # of your dealer- Who knows, I may purchase it from them !
It's going into the shop tomorrow to have some other problems with the engine checked out, so I'll see if they have any ideas.
Does anyone know if she'll have to pay a deductible or labor fees with the manufacturer's warranty? Also, she is getting either a loaner car or rental car from the dealership. This should be covered as well, right?
Also, here's a couple of the problems with the G6. If anyone has had the same problems or any advice, let me know please!
When the heat or AC is turned on, there is a rattling/clicking noise on the passenger side near the glove compartment. As soon as it's turned off, the rattling stops.
The window on the driver's side gets stuck sometimes and scrapes when you roll it up or down.
The reflector on the passenger side door just randomly fell off one day and will not go back on for anything.
Also, it is really hard to steer when you first start the car. After about 5-10 minutes it goes back to normal. This doesn't happen every time though.
And the biggie, my mom drove it through water, not like flood water or high water, it was just raining and more of a "puddle". She drove it about 45 miles to work and it sat in the parking lot for about 9 hours. When she went to turn it on, it sounded really awful and the front was shaking really bad. The check engine light also came on. She drove it home, another 45 miles, and it did fine. This was on Friday and we could not get it into the shop until tomorrow. I drove it on Saturday and a little on Sunday and it was doing the same thing. The shaking stopped after driving it for awhile unless I was a stop sign or light. On Sunday, my mom filled it up with gas and took it for a drive. Well after filling it up with gas, it ran even worse. She said it barely wanted to go and kept acting like it was going to die. I put some gas treatment in but it still didn't help. Also, after driving the car and parking it, there is a strong exhaust smell coming from the front of the car.
Once I assured the girl that there was indeed a recall and they looked it up! "Oh yeah! there is one!" They ordered everything they needed including seatbelt stuff,and new carpet. Since this visit three weeks ago, the back passenger side seat has become covered with mold and the seat belt is wet. Last week I had to put a shirt over the mold and buckle my nephew up with a moldy/wet seat belt! I called and asked how much longer I would have to wait for repairs and all they would say is we've ordered the parts and we'll call you! The whole problem is made worse by the fact that I have serious mold allergies and have asthma. I told my allergist about all the mold problems Ive had with the car and he just gave me this dead pan look and said "don't get back in that car!" thats nice, but I have to get around. I have had my family and friends clean mold out of this car for almost a year!
I also have had the problem of the battery going dead. How did everyone get into their cars. The window will not drop down. I sent my 5 year-old in through the trunk to pull the hood latch and then back out the trunk. I mean come on!
I have also been unable to get into the car doors after sleet and snow. No amount of ice melting spray would work. Really cold weather does the same thing, the window will not come down. 6 times is winter I have been late to work, because I couldn't get into my car, and had to call someone to come get me.
During cold weather the gauges do not work, or the radio displays. the car runs, but you don't know how fast, the temp, or what time it is! I live in Missouri, not the arctic circle, it doesn't get that cold!
the brakes make all kinds of noises, the car down shifts ruff in traffic, and the starter hangs when turning over!
I could go on and on. Has anybody had any luck getting gm to do anything. :lemon:
Problems that have actually been fixed include; a growling noise from the engine, engine mount replaced and a bolt was missing from the transmission. The engine coolant light came on, sensor replaced. A ground wire came loose and caused all sorts of problems, car wouldn't start, cruise control wouldn't work, steering locked up, lights pulsed, vehicle shut off, alarm went crazy, I had to take the car to 2 different service centers to get this concern fixed.
I've worked with Pontiac Customer Service and ending up hiring a lawyer but still no resolution.
What's it going to take for GM to admit this is a RED LEMON?
this car? It is the 4 cyl engine. I have had 1 dealer say no, but 2 aftermarket
installers say yes. So who is correct?
Also, have the major problems with the 2006's been fixed for 2007?
The reason I am asking, in my area of south east, tx, the value leader is
the only G6 in our price range. We are looking to purchase on Saturday,
so a quick reply would be appreciated.
for the G6 Value leader or SE1, but it connects directly to the BCM.
General Motors response, if you connect directly to BCM, the warranty
on the car will be VOIDED!
You might be interested in the following news article regarding a FED investigation.
Feds Investigate Pontiac G6 for Power Steering Problem - Daily Auto Insider
The Daily Auto Insider
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
General Motors's Pontiac G6 sedans are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) following complaints of a loss of power steering, the agency said on its Web site.
The inquiry covers 2005 and 2006 models with electronic power steering. As many as 176,968 cars may be affected. The agency said it has received 19 complaints, including two accidents and one injury.
The preliminary investigation is NHTSA's first step in its safety review process. About 40 percent of such probes between 1995 and 2005 led to recalls.
2 months ago my battery failed and I needed to be jumpstarted. When I got the car into the dealership, they told me 3 out of 6 cells in the battery were fried. The car only had 9K miles on it!!!
I am giving them one more chance to fix my brakes, and if they can't fix it this time around, I'm done with Pontiac's. My fiance had a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am Ram Air that he only had for a year because of numerous sensor and brake problems.
Any ideas on what else could be causing grinding and squealing/clicking noises from my front brakes, most notably the front passenger side? Pads have been replaced within past 6 months, along with the rotors being resurfaced a few days ago.
Also, my model is a 2005...do you think the warranty will cover the fact that the paint is chipping off of the radio buttons??? I can not believe they're uncoated!
Mine is doing it again now pretty strongly; a clunking or loose bearing feeling when turning the wheel, especially at low speeds. I notice it most when turning to the right and applying the brake, as in slowing to turn into a driveway or side street. You can feel the clunking both in the wheel and in the brake pedal.
As I say, this might not be the case with the G6, but it is a fairly common problem with the 2000-2005 Impalas (as well as Olds Intrigues, and probably others).
THE STORY OF MY PONTIAC G6 AND ITS ROTORS!
About a week later while driving in heavy traffic it went completly out again, i almost wrecked my car with my daughter in it with me. I immediatley called the dealership again from the side of the road, he told me that if they could not get it to duplicate the problem while they had it, then they had no idea what to fix and if i wanted to take it elsewhere to do so.
I took it to another Pontiac dealership and they had to replace the whole Electronic's system in the car. Got car back and it ran fine for a little while, now i am at 9600 miles and it is doing the same thing. Going to meet with dealership in a few days about buying the car back from me.