1st Generation (2009—2009) G3 Problems

This generations ranks 18th out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (35%), exterior (15%), and the electrical (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Sunroof Quit Working 3 complaints at an average of 20,505 miles in the 2009 Pontiac G3.
  2. Intermittent Stalling 5 complaints at an average of 32,075 miles in the 2009 Pontiac G3.
  3. Intermittently Won't Start 2 complaints at an average of 10,209 miles in the 2009 Pontiac G3.

What G3 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Pontiac model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 20 1 553 5.57

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