2006 Pontiac G6 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Pontiac G6

2006 Pontiac G6 Problems

Problems With Electric Power Steering System May Require Steering Column Replacement

Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal

Vehicles with a 3.5L or 3.9L V6 engine may develop an engine oil leak from the front crankshaft seal. Our technicians tell us a revised front crankshaft seal is available to correct this concern.

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2006 Pontiac G6 Questions

about to buy a 2006 Pontiac G6. love the car, but it is EXTREMELY noisy while driving and also when turning right. car is so quiet you can't even hear the engine running, but when driving, the noise makes me crazy. Hubby said something about bearings? (2 answers)

this seems to be the only problem -- noisy? very frustrating -- haven't had a car newer than 1994 EVER, so I'm really excited about this adorable red car. price is only $1500 -- maybe $500 to have a mechanic do the wheel bearings? I just don't know!!!

What does all the recall cover on the power steering system. (1 answer)

My cars power steering went out yesterday while I was driving. I received a recall notice so I took it to a GM dealer. He made the comment that the recall only cover the motor and nothing else. He told us it might end of costing us money if it the pin or ssnsor. But I read a list on here that sai...

My car makes a wining noise when turning the steering wheel... (1 answer)

I have to add power steering fluid about every 3-4 days to keep it from making the wining noise when turning the steering wheel...

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2006 Pontiac G6 Recalls

Power Steering Failure

These vehicles have power steering units which may fail while driving.  Loss of power steering is most noticeable while driving slowly or parking, resulting in a heavier feel at the steering wheel. Slow speed maneuvers can become difficult and potentially unsafe. Dealers will replace the affected components free of charge. This recall is an expansion of an earlier GM recall (14V-153) to cover additional vehicles.  

Various Electrical Concerns

Increased resistance in an electrical connection at the body control module (BCM) may result in voltage fluctuations in the brake pedal sensor circuit. These fluctuations can cause concerns with various systems that monitor the position of the brake pedal, any of which would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will reprogram the brake pedal sensor to correct these concerns.

Transmission Shifter Position Inaccurate

The shift cable may fracture, which can mislead the driver into thinking the transmission is in a certain gear, while actually being in another. This can cause a safety issue, as when "Park" is selected, the vehicle may not be securely in "Park". Dealers will replace the shift cable assembly and mounting bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2006 Pontiac G6 Reviews

I have my pontiac for five yrs. it has 130,000 miles on it.I have not had any issues with it. and now everything is starting to act up. my power steering has been locking up. and my drivers side window will not let down anymore. but i'm going to fix her up and keep on moving because i love my car.
Good car I have had for 8 years. Picked as certified car it's a base model with a four cylinder. G6 runs and drives like new good car but things are happening quickly as brakes need replacing more often. Steering pump just went out at 110K, NOW I need to replace 02 sensor and new starter. Interior dash light keeps flickering its the check engine light had several mechanics believe a malfunction...
I love my G6! It has great accelleration and power, more than expected for a 4 cyl. Sporty look and lots of room , interior and trunk. It's bigger than it looks. Handles well in snow with the front wheel drive and with front cables, is unstoppable in icey conditions. Having some confusion with check engine light right now, differing codes than will clear up. Don't know yet what's up with ...

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