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2009 Pontiac G5 repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 43 repairs.
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2009 Pontiac G5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 9 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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2009 Pontiac G5

Engine not specified

Pontiac G5 in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

107000 mi
manifold was cracked, 
Pontiac G5 in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

45880 mi
command start quit working to lock the doors , both controls at the same time. Dealer said they re soldered the circuits. I was skeptical at first yes the doors locked but would not start the car.opened it up to the battery they used tinfoil 

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2009 Pontiac G5 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2016
Oct 2011

35030 mi
Steering column replaced (2nd time) due to extremely annoying rattle at low (< 20km/hr) speeds. 
Nov 2011

36580 mi
This was the second time the steering column was replaced. Finally seems to be fixed. 
Jan 2012

39060 mi
Check engine light kept coming on. Poor acceleration. Dealer replaced a cam which helps control fuel supply to engine. Gear shift indicator always shows R (reverse). Dealer had to replace entire shifter assembly. 
Aug 2012

47580 mi

C $375
Steering column rattle repaired for 3rd time. Bushing replaced 
Jan 2015

73160 mi

C $900
At operating temp, engine started a low-pitch howl from RF of engine compartment. Later, it lost cabin heat and started to overheat the engine. Expensive water pump replaced. 
Aug 2016

75420 mi

C $100
Constant rattling over bumps. Finally took it to a friend who is a GM mechanic, who replaced the stabilizer bars. 
Pontiac G5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2012
Mar 2011

5580 mi

C $400
Brake pads failing after 9,000 km 
Pontiac G5 in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
Feb 2010

1860 mi
The Ambient Light Sensor needed to be replaced. The (automatic) headlights were on all the time and I could not make out the radio display in the sunlight as a result. 
Mar 2010

5580 mi
Steering column broken and rattling over bumps. Upper front suspension mounts dried up and seized, groaning when wheel turned. Both replaced. Horn stopped working. Tech forgot to reaim headlight after replacing it, had to return to have this done. The front brakes started to grind. They were taken apart and put back together and have worked fine ever since. The pads were incorrectly installed on the assembly line. 
Jun 2010

5580 mi
Steering Column replaced in March, which successfully repaired the horrid dash rattle, had started rattling quite badly again. So, they replaced the entire steering column again. Gear shift lever knob had started to peel and feather, replaced knob. A-pillar trim panel on passenger side had become warped and started to intrude on the windshield. Panel was replaced. 

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2009 Pontiac G5 4-door

Engine not specified

Pontiac in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Apr 2016
Jan 2010

6200 mi
went to put car in drive and reverse and the wheels spun. then when got going the traction control light service came on went to the shop and they redid some codes 
Apr 2016

62000 mi

C $2000
bushings along with intermediate shaft and the struts 

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2009 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

155-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Pontiac G5 in Kansas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2017
Jul 2012

32300 mi
Chrome on passenger door handle was peeling. Dealer replaced handle. 
Oct 2016

56000 mi

US $130
Cam phasing actuator malfunction. Replaced actuator. 
Pontiac G5 in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

61000 mi

US $460
Bad rattle in front end at low speed. Known problem by GM. Replaced entire steering column. drivers speaker quit working. No chimes or turn signal indicator sound. 
Pontiac G5 in Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2013
Aug 2010

84000 mi

US $700
took the car in for oil change; was informed I need to change my fuel filter. Took the car to another shop, some tests done was told I didn't need repairs but I still can smell fuel, had fuel filter change; still smell fuel. Was fuel pump. 
Mar 2013

174000 mi
Three recalls: Ignition coil, fuel pump, power steering 
Pontiac G5 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2016
Nov 2010

32000 mi
HVAC blower replaced. Made squeaking/chirping noise on speeds 1-2. GM technician verified noise and replaced blower motor assembly. Driver's side door handle had chrome plating peeling off. Dealer replaced door handle. 
Sep 2014

139000 mi

US $50
Turn signal switch would not turn off after making a turn. Had to replace the turn signal switch to fix the problem. 
Feb 2015

150000 mi
Check engine light illuminated with "Reduced Engine Power" message. 1 OBDII code was set. I cleared it, but problem immediately came back. Can't recall the code. The fix was a new throttle body. 
Oct 2015

166500 mi

US $375
Replaced intake cam actuator solenoid. Supplemental Restraint System (Airbag): Airbag light was illuminated. The clock-spring was bad. Had it replaced. 

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2009 Pontiac G5 2dr Coupe

155-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac G5 in Oregon, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

69000 mi

US $232
CEL code P0023. Diagnosed code and replaced exhaust cam position sensor. Cleared code. 
Pontiac G5 in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2013
Mar 2012

42000 mi
Trim plate around sunroof switch was loose 
Dec 2012

52000 mi
Emission Crankshaft Sensor 
Pontiac G5 in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Jan 2013
Feb 2011

22000 mi
Replaced main fuse box and transmission module. 
Sep 2011

35000 mi
key stuck in ignition, could not turn engine off. 
Jan 2013

59000 mi
Front speakers cut off intermitently. 
Pontiac G5 in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
Aug 2010

12400 mi
Cover for hole in G5 trunk interior (cover for the hole left by the cobalt taillights) broke, but was replaced under warranty. The part is fragile, and difficult to install. Removing cover exposes sharp metal, but it's a MINOR issue... 
Sep 2010

13640 mi
Wheel center caps were loose, 2 had fallen off. Warranty replaced with a newer part which should not fall off. Very pleased with warranty coverage on this. 
Jan 2011

19180 mi
Hood sensor was blown, meaning that the remote start wouldn't work, since it thought that the hood was open. Easy, quick fix, since it was just a little sensor. 

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