1st Generation (2005—2010) G6 Problems

This generations ranks 29th out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the steering (37%), interior (11%), and the lights (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Power Steering Is Faulty 171 complaints at an average of 72,397 miles in the 2006 Pontiac G6.
  2. Electric Power Steering Going Out 57 complaints at an average of 73,866 miles in the 2005 Pontiac G6.
  3. Clunk or Pop Noise When Turning 80 complaints at an average of 66,438 miles in the 2006 Pontiac G6.

What G6 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 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 38 3 690 11.61
2009 123 5 708 20.27
2008 205 5 690 32.05
2007 221 5 642 39.55
2006 626 7 526 67.54
2005 166 6 384 31.63

Watch out for these common problems

Keep Up with Everything G6 Related

Get FREE email alerts from CarComplaints.com anytime something new pops up about the G6. Simple as that. Learn about the news before others. Impress your friends. Be a hero.

Recent News About This Generation