Pontiac is defunct but General Motors might soon be facing ghosts of a brand past because an estimate 550,000 G6 cars are under a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation.
Bad brake lights are causing the problem and NHTSA reports receiving 212 consumer complaints claiming the brake lights don’t function properly on G6s model years 2005 through 2009. Now, those complaints are prompting the U.S. regulator to open an investigation. The investigation only extends from the 2005 through 2008 model years.
NHTSA documents show consumers complaining that the brake lights can come on when the pedal isn’t depressed and that the lights might not illuminate during brake application.
A recall in 2009 relating to a similar problem with 2005 through 2007 G6 cars affected 8,012 G6 units. There isn’t a new recall yet, but one could come depending on what NHTSA’s probe turns up.
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