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Pontiac G6 repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (4%)

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Pontiac G6 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (34%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 59 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

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

61000 mi

US $60
both outer tie rods worn. Also required alignment after install and front tires. 
72000 mi Outer tie rods were starting to wear. They would have been replaced before winter, however the car was totaled out due to being hit while parked. 
89000 mi

US $600
Replaced both control arms. 

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2008 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

18000 mi Intermediate Steering Shaft replaced 
76880 mi

C $180
Replaced tie rod end, rear shocks and front brakes 
89900 mi

C $1000
Noise comeing from right front replaced lower front drivers side control arm bushings replaced rear sway bar bushings 
25000 mi There was a clunk in the steering. The intermediate steering shaft was replaced and the problem resolved. 
33000 mi Noise in steering, link replaced. Problem resolved. 

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2008 Pontiac G6 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

35000 mi Noise from front suspension, part replaced.  
35000 mi Loose steering gear, parts ordered. Steering gear/rack(?) replaced, as well as other steering/suspension parts damaged by bad gear. 

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2008 Pontiac G6 2dr Coupe

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

81200 mi

US $500
replaced front left wheel hub 
112700 mi

US $600
Replaced sway bar on car. Car still needs $1200.00 or work done on the front end. Replaced power steering pump for the 3rd time since I owned the car. 
119700 mi

US $300
I had to replace the hose that connects to the steering wheel. 
58000 mi

US $220
replaced wheel bearing on right front wheel 
75000 mi

US $170
due to suspension knocking noise on the front left side the sway bar link had to be replaced. 

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2007 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.9L V6 6-speed manual FWD

15500 mi Was a clunking noise in steering ... replaced intermediate steering shaft. 
35120 mi

C $350
Replaced lower control arms. 

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2007 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

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

93000 mi

US $320
Rack and pinion steering leak. 

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2007 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

224-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

73960 mi

C $386
ROARING NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT END. TOOK IT TO THE GARAGE AND WAS TOLD IT WAS THE BEARING. RIGHT FRONT WHEEL BEARING REPLACED. 
77340 mi

C $765
There was a clunking noise in the front end. Took it to the garage and was told I needed 2 tie-rods on the front end. They replace both tie-rods. 
80600 mi

C $610
LOUD SQUEALING NOISE COMING FROM THE LEFT FRONT END AND SCRAPING NOISE FROM THE BACK. LEFT FRONT WHEEL BEARING AND REAR BRAKES. REPLACED WHEEL BEARING AND REAR BRAKES. 
98580 mi

C $700
STEERING WAS LIKE DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH STANDARD STEERING. ONCE CAR WARMED UP, WASN'T AS BAD. THE STEERING PUMP AND RACK HAD TO BE REPLACED. ALSO LEAKING ANTIFREEZE, IT WAS CHECK AND REPLACED. 
32000 mi Steering shaft had to be lubricated, car would "knock" when turning left or right. 
30000 mi Intermediate steering shaft clunk- replaced shaft 
35000 mi Mentioned rattle noise during service visit, dealer replaced both front struts under warranty which cured noise.  
33000 mi Wheel hub / bearing needed to be replaced.  
108500 mi Replaced passenger side sway bar link. 
111000 mi

US $45
Replaced driver's side sway bar link. 

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2007 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

32000 mi

US $41
Noise coming from right front wheel when turning right. Lubed Steering shaft, bushings and half shaft.  
86000 mi power steering went out, and then was intermittent, contacted Pontiac and they scheduled appointment and the dealer and or GM extended the recall to this year. 
87700 mi Steering acted up again, prev repair for recall 

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2007 Pontiac G6 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

159000 mi

US $350
Lower control arm bushings worn causing steering vibration at slight acceleration. Replaced lower control arms and realigned. 
72000 mi

US $300
Low rumble, was diagnosed as wheel bearing. Front left bearing replaced. 

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2007 Pontiac G6 2dr Coupe

252-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

101000 mi

US $220
Rattling noise, said bar was loose, needed replaced 

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2007 Pontiac G6 2dr Coupe

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

18000 mi

US $350
Steering wheel drive shaft replaced under warranty. 
24000 mi Knocking in steering, steering column was lubed. 
77000 mi

US $2000
Changed struts. Brake rotors needed turning. New oil sump plug. Alignment. Fix power steering fluid leak. 

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2006 Pontiac G6

Engine not specified

12400 mi clunk noise in front of vehicle 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

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

80000 mi

US $1200
Passenger side control arm assembly and wheel bearing. 
100000 mi

US $800
Control arm replaced with assembly drivers side and tire replacement due to uneven wear. 
107000 mi

US $450
both outer tie rods, sway bar links, rt lwr control arm assembly 
125000 mi

US $700
had to replace both front wheel bearings 
145000 mi

US $600
left and right ball joints 
42865 mi

US $94
Replaced tie rod ends and power steering pump. Covered By extended warranty 
103000 mi Mechanic noticed driver side front tie rod needed replacing while in the shop for A/C repair. 
21000 mi A "thug" noise was noticed on the front end. The links on the front stabilizer bar needed replaced. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
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). 
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. 
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. 
102000 mi Recall for Electrical power steering. The steering was failing for the second time. 
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. 
39000 mi

US $215
Replaced intermediary steering shaft. Was told this is common for this type of car. 
82000 mi

US $500
Worn out tie-rod end on passenger side. Replaced struts. Both front struts were blown. 
49600 mi

C $1000
Front right strut replaced. 
55800 mi

C $1000
Both front bearings replaced. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

119700 mi Power steering light came on and car was hard to steer.received a letter to take car to dealer. 
121300 mi

US $85
The part was replaced. Car was pulling to the right. 
130000 mi

US $460
tie-rod end replaced 
137000 mi

US $480
both tie rod ends, struts on both sides,and front end brakes. 
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 
23000 mi Steering clunk, needed lubricating 
81000 mi

US $436
Replace intermediate shaft. 
125000 mi

US $600
Bad drivers side wheel bearing. 
136000 mi

US $2500
Tie Rods worn, need replacing (declined). Squirrel chewed through fuel hose (not repaired) 
31000 mi

US $250
Tie rod ends outer 
136400 mi

C $900
Strut and Control Arm (bushing) replacement 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

167-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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 

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2006 Pontiac G6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

24000 mi Replaced steering joint? and also bad tie rod on front drivers side. 
34000 mi Steering gear replaced AGAIN 
34000 mi Steering gear replaced a third time, but problem remained. Traded vehicle. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 2dr Coupe

240-horsepower 3.9L V6 6-speed manual FWD

26040 mi Power steering pump Power steering pump 
40000 mi

US $230
Had to replace the wheel hub assembly. Probably happened after hitting a pothole or speed bump too fast. 
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.  
70700 mi

US $795
LF strut needed replacement, but I opted to replace both driver and passenger side. 

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2006 Pontiac G6 2dr Coupe

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

45880 mi

C $575
Looseness in front end while driving. Replaced right outer tie rod and reset toe. $98.75 (+tax), but no charge under warranty. 
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. 
55180 mi Correct clunk in steering (again). New RO's: 89953, 86904. We'll see if it comes back again. 

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