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2008 Pontiac G5 repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (29%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (26%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 31 repairs.
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2008 Pontiac G5 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G5 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

66960 mi
took my car in for intermittent random misfire, could not find the problem on multiple trips to shop, was made to take it home and drive it as is 
Pontiac G5 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

32240 mi

C $100
On the dash the "trunk ajar" warning message would stay on even though the trunk was secure and locked. This set the alarm system off in the early morning hours. Dealer replaced entire trunk latch. 

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2008 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

171-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G5 in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jul 2010
Sep 2009

6200 mi
Sunroof rattle when closed. ISRV mirror vibration 
Jul 2010

6820 mi
Transmitter fob stopped working. Rattling sunroof never fixed 100 percent, noisier in cooler months. 
Pontiac G5 in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2010
Mar 2010

26000 mi
Rear speakers blown while using all factory stereo equipment. 

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2008 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G5 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2010
Aug 2009

30000 mi
display on radio quit working. 
Pontiac G5 in Michigan, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2015
Jun 2009

17000 mi

US $80
wheel stud broke for no apparent reason. had to have it replaced. 
Jul 2009

18000 mi
The sunroof button fell off. They had to replace it. 
Feb 2014

73300 mi

US $400
Rear shocks and brakes needed to be replaced 
Pontiac G5 in Ohio, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

58000 mi

US $130
Replaced Front Right wheel bearing at my house. 

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2008 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G5 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

39000 mi

US $282
Trunk flooded with water, battery and cables needed replacing. Drilled 1/2.hole in lowest area in trunk next to battery 
Pontiac G5 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
Feb 2014

106640 mi

C $60
Vibration and noise passenger front wheel. Replaced wheel bearing. 
Jul 2014

115340 mi

C $250
Replaced front pads Replaced passenger side control arm. 
Aug 2014

117800 mi
Replace faulty ignition switch. 
Jan 2015

122120 mi

C $135
replaced driver side control arm 
Jun 2015

128340 mi

C $185
replaced both left and right control arm stabilizers 
Jun 2016

130820 mi

C $323
Both control arm bushings were worn out and that means both control arms had to be replaced. Passenger side rear bolt was seized had to be replaced. 
Oct 2016

134540 mi

C $45
Thermostat replaced 
Jan 2017

137640 mi

C $215
Timing belt/chain went. Broke teeth off gear. Scrapped car. 
Pontiac G5 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

12400 mi
Control arm replaced. 
Mar 2010

24800 mi
Knocking sound, dealer replaced driveshaft Automatic Shifter squeaked, dealer replaced rails inside shifter. 
Pontiac G5 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2008 - Dec 2013
Sep 2008

2170 mi
Replace faulty HVAC blower motor & repair broken linkage on driver side door handle (door would not open from outside). 
Oct 2009

9300 mi
Repair turn signal mechanism. Signal would not cancel after a right turn. 
Jun 2011

29140 mi
Turn signal cancel feature not working, broken part was replaced. This is the second repair to the turn signal cancel function. The first was in 2008. 
Pontiac G5 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2009

7000 mi
Engine light came on and then when checked 8 random codes popped up so they replaced the whole computer 
Oct 2011

21000 mi
Alloy rims had a several cracks in clear coat covering so it looked like my rims had rubbed a curb but they had not. 
Pontiac G5 in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

10000 mi
The door seal was leaking. 

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