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2008 Pontiac G6 repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (48%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 40 repairs.
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2008 Pontiac G6 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (47%)

Chart based on 34 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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2008 Pontiac G6

Engine not specified

Pontiac G6 in Kansas, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

77000 mi

US $2000
transmission replaced 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

46000 mi

US $100
Previously replaced RF&LF Brake pads,rotors,calipers,caliper pin rubber seals. RF caliper slide pin end seal appeared to be swollen and sticking in caliper slide bore. Complete bleeding of brake system worked great. Lease up/vehicle gone 

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2008 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

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

Pontiac G6 in Michigan, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
Dec 2013

89000 mi

US $600
Replaced both control arms. 
Pontiac G6 in Wisconsin, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2013
Feb 2013

60400 mi

US $60
both outer tie rods worn. Also required alignment after install and front tires. 
Sep 2013

64000 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. 

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2008 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

219-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in Kentucky, United States
- Jul 2009
Feb 2009

3000 mi
Car would shudder under load in fourth gear. Replaced torque converter clutch spring (warranty). 
May 2009

5000 mi
Car would shudder under load in fourth gear. Dealer installed additive in transmission (warranty). 
Jul 2009

8000 mi
Car would shudder under load in fourth gear. Dealer replaced entire torque converter (warranty). 

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2008 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

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

Pontiac G6 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

60140 mi

C $700
The Radiator hose was leaking 

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2008 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G6 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

130000 mi

US $15
Chronic failure of headlight due to bad wiring. Replaced Headlight socket. 
Jun 2017

139000 mi

US $5
Replace failed headlight bulb. You have to work at it on this car. Entire light unit has to be removed. Not simple. 
Pontiac G6 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2009 - Sep 2012
Sep 2009

12 mi
Rear door power lock switch 
Pontiac G6 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2013 - Apr 2014
Jul 2013

76880 mi

C $180
Replaced tie rod end, rear shocks and front brakes 
Apr 2014

89900 mi

C $1000
Noise comeing from right front replaced lower front drivers side control arm bushings replaced rear sway bar bushings 
Pontiac G6 in Iowa, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

84000 mi

US $135
Wiring harness connectors corrode and then burn out due to high resistance and leave the headlights inoperative. Major safety issue that GM has ignored. Connectors have been cut out and replaced with over several repair trips. 
Pontiac G6 in North Dakota, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Nov 2011

33000 mi
Noise in steering, link replaced. Problem resolved. 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

18000 mi
Intermediate Steering Shaft replaced Car hesitates at part throttle setting,especially when cold. General poor drivability and much lower then EPA city fuel economy. Told nothing wrong, need a check engine light to investigate further. 
Pontiac G6 in Florida, United States
Jan 2011 - May 2011
Mar 2011

28000 mi
Torque converter clutch locks and unlocks about every 5 seconds while driving between 40 and 60 MPH. Mechanic said they are using a new "More viscous" transmission fluid now so that's normal operation. At 65 MPH, TCC stays locked, as it should 
Pontiac G6 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Sep 2010

78000 mi

US $450
replaced catalytic converter 
Pontiac G6 in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2015
Sep 2010

25000 mi
There was a clunk in the steering. The intermediate steering shaft was replaced and the problem resolved. 
Jan 2012

52500 mi

US $210
Check engine light. Camshaft position sensor replaced. 

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2008 Pontiac G6 2dr Hardtop conv.

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

Pontiac G6 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Dec 2010

35000 mi
Noise from front suspension, part replaced.  
Jan 2011

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

Pontiac G6 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2017
Jul 2011

36000 mi

US $306
Windshield cracked. The crack was large and could not be repaired. The entire windshield needs to be replaced in order to fix. No repair was done. Will live with the problem for now. 
Dec 2013

58000 mi

US $220
replaced wheel bearing on right front wheel 
Dec 2015

75000 mi

US $170
due to suspension knocking noise on the front left side the sway bar link had to be replaced. 
Mar 2016

77000 mi

US $180
Driver side seat heat element had to be replaced 
Aug 2016

81000 mi

US $100
The tire pressure sensor was leaking air. Replaced one tire sensor 
Pontiac G6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

72000 mi
Sunroof drain tube disconnected; water leaked into rear-passenger area. I simply pulled down headliner and fastened clamp to tube. There is a TSB from GM for this issue that the dealer will pay for the repair (according to local dealer). 
Pontiac G6 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2015
Nov 2011

68600 mi

US $500
replaced front left wheel hub replaced catalyic converter replaced catalyic converter relplaced front left wheel hub 
Feb 2014

112300 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. 
Jul 2014

118800 mi

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

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