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2006 Pontiac G6 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (5%)

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2006 Pontiac G6 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (34%)

Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

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 left and right ball joints 
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. 
103000 mi Mechanic noticed driver side front tie rod needed replacing while in the shop for A/C repair. 
131700 mi

US $963
Replaced broken front sway bars. 
37000 mi Steering column shaft worn and 'popping' on turns. 
21000 mi A "thug" noise was noticed on the front end. The links on the front stabilizer bar needed replaced. 
42865 mi

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

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

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

49600 mi

C $1000
Front right strut replaced. 
55800 mi

C $1000
Both front bearings replaced. 
114000 mi

US $160
Huge dead spot in steering. Replaced steering rack and tie rod ends 
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. 
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. 
116000 mi

US $1057
Vehicle was pulling to the right when braking, with some vibration. Replaced both lower control arms. 
82000 mi

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

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2006 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

136000 mi

US $2500
Tie Rods worn, need replacing (declined). Squirrel chewed through fuel hose (not repaired) 
136400 mi

C $900
Strut and Control Arm (bushing) replacement 
81000 mi

US $436
Replace intermediate shaft. 
125000 mi

US $600
Bad drivers side wheel bearing. 
23000 mi Steering clunk, needed lubricating 
118800 mi Power steering light came on and car was hard to steer.received a letter to take car to dealer. 
120300 mi

US $85
The part was replaced. Car was pulling to the right. 
129500 mi

US $460
tie-rod end replaced 
136100 mi

US $480
both tie rod ends, struts on both sides,and front end brakes. 
139500 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 
163000 mi

US $554
Had tie rod end and ball joint replaced on drivers front side. 
31000 mi

US $250
Tie rod ends outer 

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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. 
29000 mi Steering gear replaced AGAIN 
23000 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

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.  
70300 mi

US $795
LF strut needed replacement, but I opted to replace both driver and passenger side. 
40000 mi

US $230
Had to replace the wheel hub assembly. Probably happened after hitting a pothole or speed bump too fast. 
26040 mi Power steering pump Power steering pump 

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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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2006 Pontiac G6 Suspension Problems

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