Pontiac G5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Pontiac G5

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»

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


The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.

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Pontiac G5 Questions

I noticed a smell coming from my car this winter. I traced the smell to wet carpet on the passenger side floor. Fast forward 7 months to summer. I notice the smell again. Again my passenger side carpet is soaked. Any ideas what it could be?

This all happens while driving

my blinker won't stay on I have to hold it up just for it to keep blinking... I have taken it apart and reversed both metal pieces and it didnt work.. its mainly my right blinker but both blinkers do this..note I have to apply a good amount of pressure to the stick for it to keep blinking..b...

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Pontiac G5 Recalls

In order to help prevent rollaway type accidents, all late model vehicles are designed so that the transmission must be in park (or reverse for a manual transmission) before the ignition switch can be turned to the "off" position and the key removed. These vehicles are being recalled because the key can be removed when the ignition is not in the "off" position, increasing the risk of a rollaway type accident. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace the ignition lock cylinder as necessary. 2 new keys will also be supplied and programmed as required.

These vehicles are being recalled because the weight on the key ring and/or a jarring event while driving may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern.

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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Pontiac G5 Reviews

2007 Pontiac G5 while driving all at once: the doors will unlock the speedometer goes to zero the mileage reads power steering and the transmission goes in to 2 gear (no matter how fast your going) if you put it on mileage or trip it shows 000-000 or something to this effect

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!

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