1st Generation (2007—2009) G5 Problems

This generations ranks 22nd out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the suspension (20%), interior (14%), and the steering (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Control Arm Bushings Failed 9 complaints at an average of 30,425 miles in the 2007 Pontiac G5.
  2. Key Won\'t Turn in Ignition 4 complaints at an average of 45,000 miles in the 2009 Pontiac G5.
  3. Front Struts Failed 3 complaints at an average of 34,990 miles in the 2007 Pontiac G5.

What G5 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 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 13 6 631 5.4
2008 24 5 592 6.41
2007 50 6 568 15.31

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