Pontiac G6 Under Investigation for Bad Brake Lights

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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  • PontiacBixler PontiacBixler on Apr 09, 2013

    A little dielectric grease on the two computer connections will fix most of this. I had this problem until I applied the grease. Been problem free for 6 months now.

    • BarneyDemar BarneyDemar on Sep 17, 2013

      What 2 computer connections? I would like to try this but don't know how to do it.

  • Malvarado Malvarado on Jan 18, 2014

    I'm glad, this has caused me so much stress.