Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Pontiac G5
2008 Pontiac G5
2008 Pontiac G5 Problems
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. GM has recalled 2009 models for a shift cable issue which may or may not contribute to this issue. For more information on the recall please click here»
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Our technicians tell us that the recommended spark plug life is 100k miles. The ignition coils are mounted directly on top of the spark plugs, as a result there are not longer any spark plug wires to fail.
2008 Pontiac G5 Recalls (Recent)
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Certain vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas are being recalled because the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module may crack, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12190.
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The driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist. If power steering assist is lost, it would require greater driver effort to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the electric power steering motor to correct this concern. This recall is being implemented on a rolling basis beginning March 29, 2010 trough November of 2010. The General Motors recall number is 10023.
2008 Pontiac G5 Questions and Answers
yesterday after backing out of the driveway i heard a loud clunk, i shut the car off...engine run on for abut 10 sec, turned the car back on and was fine all day and last night after coming back fr...
Car was parked in front of the house. Daughter went out in the morning to start it and the battery was dead. Tried to jump the car and the DISABLED ENGINE warning came up on the dashboard moniter.
My a/c works sometimes, then it smells musty and quits blowing cold. Started as a very rare thing to now a daily event. I never know if it will work. Serviced 2 weeks ago, pressure good, no leaks-i...
My check engine light has been on for 3 days now, what should I do and how would I know what's causing the engine light to come on.
2008 Pontiac G5 Reviews
THIS HAS BEEN THE WORSE CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED....THEY SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE MARKET...MYIGNITION HAS WENT OUT AND ITS BEEN TWO WEEKS AND THE DEALERSHIP KEEPS CHARGING ME MORE AND MORE BUT THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO FIX
I've had my G5 for 2 years...and I absolutely love it!
I'm really liking my 2008 G5.