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Pontiac G5 Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Pontiac G5 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Pontiac G5 repairs by problem area

16% of the Pontiac G5 repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 25% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 122 repairs.

Pontiac G5 repair cost distribution

Of the Pontiac G5 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 67% between $100 and $499, 7% between $500 and $999, and 13% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G5 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 12000    
17000 80 wheel stud broke for no apparent reason. had to have it replaced. 
18000 0 The sunroof button fell off. They had to replace it. 
73300 400 Rear shocks and brakes needed to be replaced 
75000  

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2008 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G5 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 9000    
10000 0 The door seal was leaking. 
 
Pontiac G5 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 11780    
12400 0 Control arm replaced. 
24800 0 Knocking sound, dealer replaced driveshaft Automatic Shifter squeaked, dealer replaced rails inside shifter. 
 

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2007 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G5 in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
2480 0 Knock in steering column at low speeds. Dealer could not replicate. 
7440 0 Improper hood adjustment from the factory (common problem on these cars.) Knock in the steering, this time they could replicate but they thought it was my after market winter wheels, which it isn't since the problem first appeared on the stockers and since them I put them back on and still have the problem. Passenger door was "sagging" and rubbing on the fender and lower door sill (common problem on these cars) Brakes were warped they resurfaced the rotors and the pads too. Wind noise as highway speed and wind coming in from the passenger window, shop thought it was ok when they fixed the door but it wasn't! 
9920 0 Wind noise as highway speed and wind coming in from the passenger window, shop could not replicate they said it was too rainy to hear it??? Steering column replaced it was "knocking" during low speed turns 
11780 0 They ordered a new window seal. They put the new seal in, it didn't work. don't really know what they did the dealer bodyshop sealed the mirror cap and between the mirror and window so now it's quiet 
14260 0 Fan makes noise, they had a TSB but it didn't work, they ordered a new one, to be continued... Horn makes a weird noise, new one ordered. 
14880 0 They replaced the motor of the fan. They replaced the horn. 
22320 0 The front left link kit had to be replaced. 
23220 0 changed both door lock drums and the release mechanism on one side turned both rear rotors that were rusted and warped. 
24180 232 fuse and resistance for engine fan #1 and #2 were shot and had to be replaced. 
37200  

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2007 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G5 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 23000    
26000 0 Rattle in IP or steering column. Replaced steering column. Still rattles. 
32000 23 Rattle in IP. Suspension bushings defective. Replaced for RH and LH. Shifter knob broke off. Glued back on. 
35000 0 Rattle in IP. 
50000 0 The ongoing rattle - diagnosed by me and fixed by me. The plastic trim the runs along the front of the IP - the section to the right of the steering column was not glued on appropriately. It was loose. I applied felt to the trim/IP meeting point. 
55300 105 Right front sway bar link replaced to fix noise. "Service air bag" light came on. I don't have the money to fix this right now and it have to wait. The light goes on and off intermittently. 
93000 0 Connections for airbag cleaned and system reset to turn service airbag light off. Light came on 1 week later. GM sucks. 
135000 3000 The car isnt repaired yet. Needs valve job. Brakes. Control arm bushing. Air bag light is on (dealer can't resolve). This car is the biggest piece of crap ever. Why GM went bankrupt. Quality is job 100. 

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2007 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

148-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G5 in Vermont, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 1000    
15000 100 Front rotors were warped at 15000 miles. Rotors were turned.  
35000 0 took in for noise in suspension. leaking strut. replaced 
 
Pontiac G5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 12000    
12000 0 A bolt was sheared off of the front driver side wheel, due to and abrupt stop to avoid a DEER. 
14000 0 A service traction DIC warning...that appeared twice, I took it to the dealer and they said it needed a new sensor and harness. And that they would call to get it shipped. 
 
Pontiac G5 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 1240    
1860 1 Weather stripping above doors very cheap,lots of wind noise entering car at highway speeds,body panels don't line up properly,gaps around doors uneven. 
6200  

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2006 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G5 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Leaky trunk in the battery compartment (under the carpet) causing condensation to build and moulding of trunk carpet. 
9920 0 A seal underneith the trunk bottom was leaking causing water to enter from outside into the battery compartment/trunk area causing mold to form on the trunks interior carpet. 
 

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2006 Pontiac G5 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Pontiac G5 in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 5580    
8060 0 Second problem was driver door inside handle binding up. There is a TSB. Part has been ordered. Developed a year after purchase. Third problem was a new rattle in front. They added foam behind pcm. Problem solved. 
9300 0 Replaced door handle. Successful repair. 
9920 0 Replaced left front strut. Was leaking. 
 

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