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2006 Pontiac G6 repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (29%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 170 repairs.
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2006 Pontiac G6 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 69 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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2006 Pontiac G6

Engine not specified

Pontiac G6 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

12400 mi
clunk noise in front of vehicle 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.9L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G6 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

28520 mi
Key sticks in the ignition and won't come out. Manuel shifter will not go into reverse. They replaced the shifter and gave me the car back after 10 days, and then it was difficult to put into first gear. Gave it back for two additional days to repair. Completed shifter repair. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in California, United States
May 2006 - Jan 2008
Jun 2006

6000 mi
Fix broken panoramic roof. Popped off track. 
Sep 2006

14600 mi
Assess rattling panoramic roof. Told that it was not servicable and that I should 'live with it.' Returned to dealer to have rear rotors turned for the second time due to squealing. 
Dec 2007

35400 mi
Replace front windshield gasket seal. Fix passenger seat pressure sensor. Replace both interior visors - broken. Alignment. New brakes. Assess knock in engine. 
Pontiac G6 in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2014
Nov 2012

80000 mi

US $1200
Passenger side control arm assembly and wheel bearing. 
Feb 2013

90000 mi

US $275
Replaced thermostat. 
Feb 2014

100000 mi

US $800
Control arm replaced with assembly drivers side and tire replacement due to uneven wear. 
Apr 2014

101000 mi
intermediate clutch assy. 
Pontiac G6 in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

33000 mi
Blown head gaskets. 
Pontiac G6 in Kansas, United States
May 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

16000 mi

US $1
The brakes would shudder when braking from a high speed. The dealership turned the front rotors, under warranty. 
Mar 2008

21000 mi
A "thug" noise was noticed on the front end. The links on the front stabilizer bar needed replaced. 
Jul 2008

23000 mi
The keyless entry remote needed replaced as the battery holder broke. They covered it under warranty. 
Pontiac G6 in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2016
Sep 2010

70000 mi

US $150
Transmission cooler lines at the transmission were leaking. Replaced the fittings. 
Feb 2011

74000 mi

US $330
Wiring harness for the low beam had melted requiring an entirely new headlamp assembly, according to the dealer. 
Jun 2013

103000 mi
Leaky valve with the A/C system, valve replaced, A/C recharged. Mechanic noticed driver side front tie rod needed replacing while in the shop for A/C repair. 
Mar 2014

107000 mi

US $900
Leaking valve covers needed replacement. 
Dec 2015

126000 mi

US $315
Oil leaking from oil filter housing. Replaced seal on oil filter housing 
Jul 2016

132300 mi

US $963
Replaced broken front sway bars. Replaced rear brake calipers because one was leaking fluid. 
Pontiac G6 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2012
Jun 2009

93000 mi

US $185
when having tires and rims replaced I was told replacement of pads & rotors were needed 
Dec 2009

106000 mi

US $400
leak on small part(not sure name) on top of engine that has metal tubing. leaking antifreeze. 
Jan 2010

107000 mi

US $950
radiator leak both outer tie rods, sway bar links, rt lwr control arm assembly 
Feb 2010

108000 mi

US $2300
Second time for trans. First time at 52000, second at 56000 dealer fixed for 400 deduct same problem, almost same miles - wouldn't help. Independent trans shop said that's been a problem with that trans also radiator leaking again 
May 2010

114000 mi
radiator replaced months back. started leaking again. replaced by shop a no cost under radiator manufacturer warranty 
Oct 2010

125000 mi

US $700
had to replace both front wheel bearings 
Mar 2011

133000 mi
car would shake between 10 and 15 mph internal problem with trans. parts replaced covered under previous repairs 
May 2011

13900 mi

US $800
radiator replaced again could not get it back to he other shop that fixed it before and also replaced serp belt 
Aug 2011

145000 mi

US $600
left and right ball joints 
Mar 2012

159000 mi

US $1800
fourth time on trans repair (once under warranty from shop not g.m.) 
Pontiac G6 in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
Nov 2013

293700 mi

US $1600
transmission went out; car has high mileage, so it was time to replace the transmission 
Pontiac G6 in California, United States
- Jan 2009
Jun 2008

27884 mi
drivers side head light seal replaced.moisture in headlight. 
Aug 2008

30612 mi
replaced 4th clutch piston, seals friction plate battery(bad cells) oil changrd cleaned evaporator and blower motor 
Sep 2008

32326 mi
front transmission mount and rear installed EED module kit for rotten egg smell 
Jan 2009

36000 mi
Oil change turned into a oil pan gasket repair, taking in on tuesday for test drive due to the shocks, sounds like power steering but they checked it? so we will see. Jon seems to be an honest guy so lets hope. Last place I took it was horrible. 
Pontiac G6 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

42865 mi

US $94
Replaced tie rod ends and power steering pump. Covered By extended warranty 
Aug 2007

46004 mi

US $685
reprogrammed frozen ECU, replaced brake pads and front rotors. 
Jan 2008

54509 mi

US $206
Replaced Electronic throttle body, Covered by extended warranty, replace Transmission fluid 
Pontiac G6 in Arizona, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

52000 mi

US $24
Dome lamp replacement 
Nov 2009

73000 mi
New water pump under warranty 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

29000 mi
Under warranty. New rack and pinion. Dealership informed us this was the cars second rack replacement. We bought the car used with 21,00 miles. 
Dec 2008

39000 mi

US $215
Replaced intermediary steering shaft. Was told this is common for this type of car. 
Pontiac G6 in Wisconsin, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

82000 mi

US $500
Worn out tie-rod end on passenger side. Replaced struts. Both front struts were blown. 
Apr 2014

87000 mi

US $60
Bad corrosion on rims making the tires deflate every 4-7 days. Common problem on 2006 G6 GT and other GM vehicles with chrome wheels. Finally got tired of filing tires. Had shop reseal all tires. Not permanent fix, just band-aid. 
Pontiac G6 in Illinois, United States
- Dec 2007
Dec 2007

33250 mi
Blower motor making a clicking noise in the fan. It was replaced under warranty. 
Pontiac G6 in Michigan, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

54000 mi

US $300
I took my car in for an alignment, because the pull was getting worse. The shop informed me that they had trouble aligning my car, because something was going on with the computerize power steering. However, they did the best they could. When I took the vehicle for alignment,I replaced the ball joint & arm on driver side($300 total). I was informed that I need struts(haven't replaced, and that I will continue to have suspension problems due to power steering issues. 
Apr 2011

55500 mi

US $420
The vehicle felt like it wanted to turn over when making turns. The front struts were leaking, therefore I had them replaced. The rear struts need replacing will do at a later date due to cost ($420). 
May 2011

57000 mi

US $353
The computerized power steering motor was replace under warranty per GM (repair notice). However,I had to pay for the loose steering i-shaft, that was caused from the original defective part. No realignment done-have to pay for it again. 
Aug 2011

63000 mi

US $80
It was time to replace the brake pads. My pc valve needs to be replaced. I had it replaced a few weeks after I purchased the vehicle in June 2009, after my engine light came on. I can't afford to replace it at this time. 
Jan 2012

69000 mi

US $98
Oil change and the fuel injector needed cleaning. It had gas mixed in it. 
Sep 2012

74000 mi

US $666
A strong pull with wobbling tire. (replaced) Sway bar link kit, AW Chassis, Sensa-Trac Pass Shock, which caused wear to tires. Had to replace to front tires. 
Jan 2013

75300 mi

US $405
squeaking & wobbling brakes (right front passenger side that never stops, even after the brakes are repaired). Replaced brakes, resurfaced rotors, both chassis, repack non drive bearings and alignment.(unable to drive freeway for 2 months) My engine light stays on and idle high (3rd time since 06/2009)! This time they believe my vacuum hose was lose, and made adjustments(light is off & idle low). The code 0442 shows each time-pc valve replaced, gas cap 3x! 
Apr 2013

76000 mi

US $696
Replaced trans pan gasket(leaking), filter,fluid,& flush for the second time in 6mos. Also replaced evap purge solenoid. Fuel induction system cleaned for the second time in 6mos. Manufactured panoramic sunroof will not open. I was told the motor is good, however the timing was off. This is a $1800.00 repair, therefore it wasn't fixed. 
Jun 2013

77000 mi
I took the vehicle back to the shop at the end of June for the brakes. (2nd time) The brakes squeak, scrub whether your applying the brakes or not. It is often hard to stop, went through a light once. The shop or dealership cant find problem 
Sep 2013

81000 mi

US $326
The starter went out, with no warning. 
Jan 2015

102000 mi
Recall for Electrical power steering. The steering was failing for the second time. The Transmission shift cable had to be replaced. 
Apr 2015

103700 mi

US $237
Exhaust Flex Pipes replaced 
Oct 2015

108000 mi

US $398
Brakes had been rubbing & Squeaking since last repair. Had them checked 3x, and was told brakes was fine. This trip rear brake pads & rotors where replaced. Down to 1mm 10R 
Mar 2016

115000 mi

US $2361
Both Head gaskets leak oil, Oil pan leak oil, Front crankshaft seal leak oil, & filled and purged cooling system. 
May 2016

116000 mi

US $1339
Vehicle was pulling to the right when braking, with some vibration. Replaced both lower control arms. Loud exhaust with leak. Rear Flex pipe and Resonator was replaced. 
Jun 2016

116000 mi

US $324
The car wouldn't start. The starter went out. 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Jan 2015

102000 mi

US $5
Water leaking onto rear passenger floor. Took down headliner to find sunroof drainage mile disconnected. Purchased new tubing and re-routed drainage 
Apr 2015

105000 mi

US $30
Check Engine Light. Replaced bank 2 downstream oxygen sensor 
Jul 2015

105300 mi

US $550
Exhaust leak. New flex pipes and exhaust pipe welded in 
May 2016

114000 mi

US $160
Huge dead spot in steering. Replaced steering rack and tie rod ends 
Pontiac G6 in Ontario, Canada
- Sep 2006
Aug 2006

49600 mi

C $1000
Front right strut replaced. 
Sep 2006

55800 mi

C $1000
Both front bearings replaced. 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2010
Nov 2010

37000 mi

US $20
Car would not start Thurs nite. attempted jump, failed. AAA attempted start 6x, even banging on starter failed. btty had charge. towed to mechanic, kept over wknd, he sd started 30x on wknd, no problems. possibly starter faulty, bt unsure. 
Pontiac G6 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

4340 mi
I bought this car for my dad as a daily driver and he noticed after 8 months of driving it that the right front speaker was very tinny sounding, as if it had blown. As the car has such low mileage it is covered under warranty of course and the GM service 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

136000 mi

US $2500
Tie Rods worn, need replacing (declined). Squirrel chewed through fuel hose (not repaired) 
Pontiac G6 in Missouri, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

96000 mi

US $1100
Warped rear rotors, worn brake pads.  A/C Compressor seized, 700.00 compressor, plus ac vac and charge. New belt installed. 
Dec 2010

125000 mi

US $600
Bad drivers side wheel bearing. 
Pontiac G6 in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

77000 mi

US $350
Boot leaking transmission fluid. Part replaced. 
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $436
Replace intermediate shaft. 
Aug 2016

90300 mi

US $90
Check engine light due to emissions problem - turned out the gas cap was not sealing and was replaced. 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2014
Sep 2011

31000 mi

US $250
Tie rod ends outer 
Pontiac G6 in New York, United States
Nov 2006 - May 2008
Dec 2007

14000 mi
fog lamp switch burned out. Could not tell if fog lights were on. 
Pontiac G6 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Aug 2011

117800 mi

C $100
Drivers Side Door Lock failed electrically, replaced with used unit. 
May 2012

136400 mi

C $900
Strut and Control Arm (bushing) replacement 
Jun 2012

137640 mi

C $600
Replaced Axel due to damages from previous repairs (aging possibly) and Tie Rods 
Mar 2013

165540 mi

C $280
Wiper Transmission broke, preventing wipers from functioning during a snow storm, stranded vehicle. 
Pontiac G6 in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2016
Jun 2011

100000 mi

US $130
Wipers stopped working during rain storm. Car towed home and taken to repair shop next day and wiper motor replaced. 
Jul 2012

119700 mi
Power steering light came on and car was hard to steer.received a letter to take car to dealer. 
Aug 2012

121300 mi

US $85
The part was replaced. Car was pulling to the right. 
Dec 2012

126000 mi

US $60
Thermostat replaced 
Apr 2013

130000 mi

US $460
i needed a transmission mount. tie-rod end replaced 
Nov 2013

137000 mi

US $480
both tie rod ends, struts on both sides,and front end brakes. 
Apr 2014

140000 mi

US $350
Struts were replaced on drivers side. It was so bad that the repair shop was so surprised that it hadn't caused an accident. Front end alignment 
Dec 2014

145000 mi
Read brakes needed replaced. 
Mar 2015

148000 mi
Starter went out and parts bought and son in law repaired 
Mar 2016

163000 mi

US $554
Had tie rod end and ball joint replaced on drivers front side. Starter went out in car 
Jul 2016

164000 mi

US $290
Middle exhaust pipe needed replaced. Making loud squeelin noise 
Pontiac G6 in Montana, United States
Oct 2007 - May 2010
Jan 2009

23000 mi
Steering clunk, needed lubricating 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

167-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2013
Dec 2011

110000 mi

US $359
Replaced starter. 
Pontiac G6 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2011
Sep 2007

54000 mi

US $50
Clunk in when steering at slow speeds. Intermediate drive shaft was replaced. Total bill was $228. Extended warranty covered everything but the $50 deductible. - Thanks Michael. Feel free to email me if you need any additional details - Chris (cm5025 
Nov 2007

57000 mi

US $68
Bad thermostat 
Dec 2008

82000 mi

US $80
Check engine light tripped/upstream O2 sensor replaced. Did work myself. 
Pontiac G6 in Arizona, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

33000 mi
Door handle pull bezel broke loose, was repaired under factory warranty. 
Oct 2008

44000 mi

US $70
Remote entry went bad-bought fob from Ebay, programmed locally. 
Oct 2009

60000 mi

US $490
Car developed screeching noise in right front, replaced pads, no change, turned rotors, no change. Problem continued. Took car to independent mechanic (dealer not trustworthy), suggested may be bearings, took it to second mechanic, discovered it was rear brakes. 
Pontiac G6 in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2008
Dec 2007

38000 mi
Catalytic converter needed replacing. Was completely clogged. 
Jan 2008

40000 mi

US $130
Car was still running rough after catalytic converter replacement. This time a fuel injector was clogged and had to have it flushed out. 
Feb 2008

43000 mi
Check engine light on again and still sucky gas mileage. Fuel injector needed to be replaced. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Pontiac G6 in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Aug 2008
Nov 2007

24000 mi
Replaced steering joint? and also bad tie rod on front drivers side. 
Jun 2008

29000 mi
Steering gear replaced AGAIN 
Aug 2008 Steering gear replaced a third time, but problem remained. Traded vehicle. 
Pontiac G6 in Missouri, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

28000 mi
Rear passenger window would go down but not back up.  Inside trunk release button only worked 10 percent of the time since purchase. Told that there was no problem found but it has worked 100 percent of the time since getting it back from the shop. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 2dr Hardtop conv.

227-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in Missouri, United States
Apr 2006 - May 2010
Jun 2007

7000 mi
Rattle in doors. Dealer tried expandable foam, but did not resolve. Said they need to wait for a service bulletin from GM to repair 
Mar 2008

10000 mi
Check engine light. Eventually went off (3 days). Was told it was probably just high humidity/rain. 
Aug 2008

12000 mi
Air intake manifold switch stuck in perfomance position. New intake valve switch ordered. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 2dr Coupe

240-horsepower 3.9L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G6 in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2007

26040 mi
Power steering pump Power steering pump 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2014
Jul 2010

62000 mi

US $509
Ignition check and intake system flush 
Aug 2010

62000 mi

US $450
RF hub made irregular noise during right turns and at speed > 40 mph. Tire tread or wheel well not cause of noise.  
Apr 2011

70700 mi

US $795
Front brake pads needed replacement due to state safety inspection (<2/32 remaining). LF strut needed replacement, but I opted to replace both driver and passenger side. 
Sep 2013

87000 mi

US $379
Gasket replacement 
Pontiac G6 in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

40000 mi

US $230
Had to replace the wheel hub assembly. Probably happened after hitting a pothole or speed bump too fast. 
Mar 2011

55000 mi

US $150
speakers from factory radio blew out and i had to replace them with aftermarket ones. the repair took a lot longer than expected because the entire back deck of the car and the back seats need to come out. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 2dr Coupe

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Dec 2011
Jan 2008

45880 mi

C $575
Brake pulsation, warped rotors. Machined front and rear rotors. Similar service at 54,000KM covered by warranty. Looseness in front end while driving. Replaced right outer tie rod and reset toe. $98.75 (+tax), but no charge under warranty. 
Mar 2008

48360 mi
Clunk in front end when slowing down on turns or on acceleration - bulletin #06-02-32-007d. Solved by lube and reposition of inter shaft. Loose weather stripping on bottom of drivers door. Repaired. $21 to repair. 
Aug 2008

55180 mi
Correct clunk in steering (again). New RO's: 89953, 86904. We'll see if it comes back again. Complete replacement of front and rear brake rotors and pads - OE rotors warped every 20,000 km and needed to be turned. Decided to replace with "performance" upgrades. 
Dec 2011

99200 mi

C $627
Fuel pump failed. New part from GM or Napa was about $1300 plus installation. Auto wrecker part was $300, but no warrantee. 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2015
Oct 2013

51000 mi

US $1500
4 new tires, new shocks, struts, rotors, transmission fuel lines, coolant lines, brake pads, calibers 
May 2015

78700 mi

US $290
Serpentine belt wore out, needed replaced 
Pontiac G6 in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2014
Feb 2013

102000 mi

US $875
Fuel pump leaking, bad fuel sensor 
Sep 2014

123000 mi

US $3000
Oil leaks and emmison sensors 
Dec 2014

125000 mi

US $3700
Transmission started making a loud whining noise when shifting. Took to dealer they recommended a new transmission as something was broken inside. 
Pontiac G6 in Maryland, United States
Nov 2010 - May 2011
Apr 2011

105000 mi

US $400
Frozen calipers on rear replaced Sunroof leak due to drain hose detaching. Self repair by taking out roof liner and reattaching. Rear speakers partially blown.  

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2006 Pontiac G6 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Pontiac G6 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

18000 mi
screwy accelerator pedal sensor defective XM tuner Replaced accelerator pedal sensor (email 020607) Replaced XM tuner (email 020607) 
Apr 2007

22000 mi
brakes were creating a "growling" noise. dealer refinished rotors (front and rear), ordered new bearing/hub assembly for left rear brake front air deflector was partially hanging off. dealer resecured deflector and replaced missing retainer clips height adjustment switch for driver's seat was sticking. switch assembly came loose from trim panel, dealer resecured switch and reinforced existing mounts to prevent switch from loosening again. one of the trunk cargo net plastic anchors would not secure on the stud. kept popping off. dealer replaced broken anchor. dealer replaced rear left wheel hub/bearing assembly 
Sep 2007

30000 mi
with cruise control on, car would accel even if not on a hill, but while tach shot up, car itself did not move any faster. trans appeared to "slip." later, trans was stuck in first and second, but after shutting engine off and restarting, problem only app dealer replaced valve and channel plate for previous transmission problem, new valve was defective. had to be replaced a second time. 

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