Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
06V417000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 04/01/2005 to 08/31/2005V (Vehicle)79411/06/2006MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/31/200611/01/2006
Defect SummaryCertain vehicles originally built with cloth seats that were equipped with an automatic air bag passenger sensing system and later reupholstered with aftermarket leather seat cover kits are involved. testing has indicated that the aftermarket leather seat covers can cause the passenger sensing system to malfunction.
Consequence SummaryIf the passenger sensing system malfunctions, the front air bag on the passenger side may be disabled when it should be enabled, or enabled when it should be disabled. in either case, in the event of a crash that requires air bag deployment, a front passenger's level of injury may be increased.
Corrective SummaryBecause a replacement leather seat cover that is compatible with the passenger sensing system is not available, general motors (gm) will repurchase these vehicles in accordance with the terms stated in gm's letter to owners. the recall began on november 6, 2006. owners should contact gm at 1-877-477-1022 to begin the process of repurchasing their vehicle.
NotesGm recall no. 06102.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
AIR BAGS
SB-08-09-41-002C02/01/200910029924General motors: diagnostic information for intermittent restraints, air bag (sir) indicator/lamp on with dtc(s) b0012, b0013, b0016, b0016, b0019, b0020, b0022, b0023, b0026, b0033, b0040, b0042 or b0044 set. this may be caused by a loose,07/20/2009
06094100801/01/2007060941008A10021111Airbag readiness light on with dtc b0081 or b0092 set in passenger presence system (pps) sdm. *kb03/05/2007
05094100911/01/200510018680Passenger air bag status indicator loose or falls into console. (retain passenger air bag status indicator with tie strap). *jb01/10/2006
377210018565Passenger air bag on/off message plate at front of center console. *tt01/06/2006

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
01/17/2013149000
 The passenger airbag warning light came on for an hour and went out. it did not come back on for a few days, and continued to be intermittent. now the service airbag massage is being displayed. the cars listed in this recall are 2006 pontiac g6 64100131 - 64146959 ( that's the last 8 digits of the vin). our car is in the 64200000's. i be-leave this car is having the exact same issue as the others due to the fact it has something to do with the passenger seat sensor. this recall need to be looked at again before serious injuries occur. also no notices were sent to us on any of the recalls. gm is really lacking in customer safety and care. we are taking it in to a gm dealer to try to resolve the issue.
01/17/2013149000
 The passenger airbag warning light came on for an hour and went out. it did not come back on for a few days, and continued to be intermittent. now the service airbag massage is being displayed. the cars listed in this recall are 2006 pontiac g6 64100131 - 64146959 ( that's the last 8 digits of the vin). our car is in the 64200000's. i be-leave this car is having the exact same issue as the others due to the fact it has something to do with the passenger seat sensor. this recall need to be looked at again before serious injuries occur. also no notices were sent to us on any of the recalls. gm is really lacking in customer safety and care. we are taking it in to a gm dealer to try to resolve the issue.
01/17/2013149000
 The passenger airbag warning light came on for an hour and went out. it did not come back on for a few days, and continued to be intermittent. now the service airbag massage is being displayed. the cars listed in this recall are 2006 pontiac g6 64100131 - 64146959 ( that's the last 8 digits of the vin). our car is in the 64200000's. i be-leave this car is having the exact same issue as the others due to the fact it has something to do with the passenger seat sensor. this recall need to be looked at again before serious injuries occur. also no notices were sent to us on any of the recalls. gm is really lacking in customer safety and care. we are taking it in to a gm dealer to try to resolve the issue.
02/13/2013106000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact that she needed to have a diagnostic performed on the vehicle. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 06v417000 (air bags ). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 106,000. kmj
02/18/2013135000
 The air bag light has illuminated and i see there was a recall for other g6 2206 but not for my vin number. i have the same problem as the others that were recalled. also i am having an extremely difficult time getting my car out of park. i have to push the brake with a tremendous amount of force and hope that is comes out of park. again g6 2006 was recalled and my vehicle does not fall into those vin numbers. it is extremely frustrating to know that safety and faulty pieces are not covered under a recall that same year model and make were covered. please let me know what i can do besides contacting an attorney to have these items fixed under the recalls that were issued for g6 2006 pontiacs. thank you
01/17/2013149000
 The passenger airbag warning light came on for an hour and went out. it did not come back on for a few days, and continued to be intermittent. now the service airbag massage is being displayed. the cars listed in this recall are 2006 pontiac g6 64100131 - 64146959 ( that's the last 8 digits of the vin). our car is in the 64200000's. i be-leave this car is having the exact same issue as the others due to the fact it has something to do with the passenger seat sensor. this recall need to be looked at again before serious injuries occur. also no notices were sent to us on any of the recalls. gm is really lacking in customer safety and care. we are taking it in to a gm dealer to try to resolve the issue.
02/18/2013135000
 The air bag light has illuminated and i see there was a recall for other g6 2206 but not for my vin number. i have the same problem as the others that were recalled. also i am having an extremely difficult time getting my car out of park. i have to push the brake with a tremendous amount of force and hope that is comes out of park. again g6 2006 was recalled and my vehicle does not fall into those vin numbers. it is extremely frustrating to know that safety and faulty pieces are not covered under a recall that same year model and make were covered. please let me know what i can do besides contacting an attorney to have these items fixed under the recalls that were issued for g6 2006 pontiacs. thank you
02/13/2013106000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact that she needed to have a diagnostic performed on the vehicle. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 06v417000 (air bags ). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 106,000. kmj
02/18/2013135000
 The air bag light has illuminated and i see there was a recall for other g6 2206 but not for my vin number. i have the same problem as the others that were recalled. also i am having an extremely difficult time getting my car out of park. i have to push the brake with a tremendous amount of force and hope that is comes out of park. again g6 2006 was recalled and my vehicle does not fall into those vin numbers. it is extremely frustrating to know that safety and faulty pieces are not covered under a recall that same year model and make were covered. please let me know what i can do besides contacting an attorney to have these items fixed under the recalls that were issued for g6 2006 pontiacs. thank you
02/13/2013106000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact that she needed to have a diagnostic performed on the vehicle. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 06v417000 (air bags ). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 106,000. kmj
02/18/2013135000
 The air bag light has illuminated and i see there was a recall for other g6 2206 but not for my vin number. i have the same problem as the others that were recalled. also i am having an extremely difficult time getting my car out of park. i have to push the brake with a tremendous amount of force and hope that is comes out of park. again g6 2006 was recalled and my vehicle does not fall into those vin numbers. it is extremely frustrating to know that safety and faulty pieces are not covered under a recall that same year model and make were covered. please let me know what i can do besides contacting an attorney to have these items fixed under the recalls that were issued for g6 2006 pontiacs. thank you
02/13/2013106000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact that she needed to have a diagnostic performed on the vehicle. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 06v417000 (air bags ). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 106,000. kmj
02/18/2013135000
 The air bag light has illuminated and i see there was a recall for other g6 2206 but not for my vin number. i have the same problem as the others that were recalled. also i am having an extremely difficult time getting my car out of park. i have to push the brake with a tremendous amount of force and hope that is comes out of park. again g6 2006 was recalled and my vehicle does not fall into those vin numbers. it is extremely frustrating to know that safety and faulty pieces are not covered under a recall that same year model and make were covered. please let me know what i can do besides contacting an attorney to have these items fixed under the recalls that were issued for g6 2006 pontiacs. thank you
12/29/2012124000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. the dealer was contacted and advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 124,000.
12/29/2012124000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. the dealer was contacted and advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 124,000. kmj
12/29/2012124000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel .the contact stated that he called the dealer and gave them the vin and they stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 124,000. ap
10/18/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while driving the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the module censor needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the failure mileage was 80,000. pmb
10/18/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle, the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the module censor needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired because the warranty was expired and the vehicle was not included in a recall. the manufacturer was notified and informed the same thing. the failure mileage was 80,000. ap
07/03/2012563001
 The airbag service light would come on and go off. took to dealer to have checked out. told the seat cushion was shorting out and may not allow airbags to work. found out gm totally redesigned the seat and sensor module and connector. this system is of poor design and could have resulted fatality if involved in a crash. *tr
07/03/2012563001
 The airbag service light would come on and go off. took to dealer to have checked out. told the seat cushion was shorting out and may not allow airbags to work. found out gm totally redesigned the seat and sensor module and connector. this system is of poor design and could have resulted fatality if involved in a crash. *tr
07/03/2012563001
 The airbag service light would come on and go off. took to dealer to have checked out. told the seat cushion was shorting out and may not allow airbags to work. found out gm totally redesigned the seat and sensor module and connector. this system is of poor design and could have resulted fatality if involved in a crash. *tr
07/03/201256300
 The airbag service light would come on and go off. took to dealer to have checked out. told the seat cushion was shorting out and may not allow airbags to work. found out gm totally redesigned the seat and sensor module and connector. this system is of poor design and could have resulted fatallity if involved in a crash.
07/03/201256300
 The airbag service light would come on and go off. took to dealer to have checked out. told the seat cushion was shorting out and may not allow airbags to work. found out gm totally redesigned the seat and sensor module and connector. this system is of poor design and could have resulted fatallity if involved in a crash.
05/05/201264000
 While driving to work i notice my service air bag senor went off. my vehicle only has 64601 miles on it.
05/05/201264000
 While driving to work i notice my service air bag senor went off. my vehicle only has 64601 miles on it.
05/05/201264000
 While driving to work i notice my service air bag senor went off. my vehicle only has 64601 miles on it.
05/05/201264000
 While driving to work i notice my service air bag senor went off. my vehicle only has 64601 miles on it.
05/05/201264000
 While driving to work i notice my service air bag senor went off. my vehicle only has 64601 miles on it.
01/09/201280125
 On january 9, 2012 after work i started my vehicle and the airbag light on the dash was on and i have a message to have the airbag serviced on the instrument panel. i went online to do research on the issue and found there are several recalls on this issue for my vehicles year make and model, pontiac g6 2006. i contacted the dealer and there are no recalls on this issue with my vehicle id number on record. the dealer charges over $100 to run a diagnostic check on this issue. this is something i can not afford to do. this could be dangerous due to the fact that the airbags will not deploy if i am involved in an accident. not to mention that the manual and all research indicates faulty airbags. this vehicle is not even 10 years old and has issues that are a major safety hazard. if there is a recall on this issue what is the plan to get the issue resolved on a faulty airbag?
01/09/201280125
 On january 9, 2012 after work i started my vehicle and the airbag light on the dash was on and i have a message to have the airbag serviced on the instrument panel. i went online to do research on the issue and found there are several recalls on this issue for my vehicles year make and model, pontiac g6 2006. i contacted the dealer and there are no recalls on this issue with my vehicle id number on record. the dealer charges over $100 to run a diagnostic check on this issue. this is something i can not afford to do. this could be dangerous due to the fact that the airbags will not deploy if i am involved in an accident. not to mention that the manual and all research indicates faulty airbags. this vehicle is not even 10 years old and has issues that are a major safety hazard. if there is a recall on this issue what is the plan to get the issue resolved on a faulty airbag?
01/09/201280125
 On january 9, 2012 after work i started my vehicle and the airbag light on the dash was on and i have a message to have the airbag serviced on the instrument panel. i went online to do research on the issue and found there are several recalls on this issue for my vehicles year make and model, pontiac g6 2006. i contacted the dealer and there are no recalls on this issue with my vehicle id number on record. the dealer charges over $100 to run a diagnostic check on this issue. this is something i can not afford to do. this could be dangerous due to the fact that the airbags will not deploy if i am involved in an accident. not to mention that the manual and all research indicates faulty airbags. this vehicle is not even 10 years old and has issues that are a major safety hazard. if there is a recall on this issue what is the plan to get the issue resolved on a faulty airbag?
01/09/201280125
 On january 9, 2012 after work i started my vehicle and the airbag light on the dash was on and i have a message to have the airbag serviced on the instrument panel. i went online to do research on the issue and found there are several recalls on this issue for my vehicles year make and model, pontiac g6 2006. i contacted the dealer and there are no recalls on this issue with my vehicle id number on record. the dealer charges over $100 to run a diagnostic check on this issue. this is something i can not afford to do. this could be dangerous due to the fact that the airbags will not deploy if i am involved in an accident. not to mention that the manual and all research indicates faulty airbags. this vehicle is not even 10 years old and has issues that are a major safety hazard. if there is a recall on this issue what is the plan to get the issue resolved on a faulty airbag?
08/18/2011121000
 The driver information system began indicating that there was a problem with the front passenger air bag system. i had asked the local chevy dealer to investigate this previously when the car was in the shop for other maintenance and was told that it appeared to be a problem with the car's computer and that if i shut the car off and turned it back on and the message cleared, it was okay. the tech explained that the car's computer runs a check every time the car starts and that something was a little buggy but there was no problem with the airbag system. in august 2011, the message began appearing constantly so i brought it back in. suddenly there was a problem. the front airbag sensor needed to be replaced. since this involved taking out the seat to do the repair, it would be costly. i asked if the car could be driven safely with no one in the front passenger seat since usually i am the only one in the car when the car is driven. the tech explained that if the car detects a problem with the airbag system (even if no one is in the front passenger seat) it will shut off the entire airbag system, so the driver side airbag would also be turned off. i paid approximately $1000 to have the front passenger side airbag sensor replaced. approximately two months later, when the power steering in the car began to fail, i started investigating recalls and found that gm has known about the front passenger airbag sensor failure since 2006 (which is the model year of my car). i'm not sure how i was sold a car with a known possible defect, how i was not notified that there was a defect, or why i was the one who paid for the repair, but i'm quite upset about it. although i never had an accident, it makes me wonder how long i had been driving around with no front airbag protection.
08/18/2011121000
 The driver information system began indicating that there was a problem with the front passenger air bag system. i had asked the local chevy dealer to investigate this previously when the car was in the shop for other maintenance and was told that it appeared to be a problem with the car's computer and that if i shut the car off and turned it back on and the message cleared, it was okay. the tech explained that the car's computer runs a check every time the car starts and that something was a little buggy but there was no problem with the airbag system. in august 2011, the message began appearing constantly so i brought it back in. suddenly there was a problem. the front airbag sensor needed to be replaced. since this involved taking out the seat to do the repair, it would be costly. i asked if the car could be driven safely with no one in the front passenger seat since usually i am the only one in the car when the car is driven. the tech explained that if the car detects a problem with the airbag system (even if no one is in the front passenger seat) it will shut off the entire airbag system, so the driver side airbag would also be turned off. i paid approximately $1000 to have the front passenger side airbag sensor replaced. approximately two months later, when the power steering in the car began to fail, i started investigating recalls and found that gm has known about the front passenger airbag sensor failure since 2006 (which is the model year of my car). i'm not sure how i was sold a car with a known possible defect, how i was not notified that there was a defect, or why i was the one who paid for the repair, but i'm quite upset about it. although i never had an accident, it makes me wonder how long i had been driving around with no front airbag protection.
08/18/2011121000
 The driver information system began indicating that there was a problem with the front passenger air bag system. i had asked the local chevy dealer to investigate this previously when the car was in the shop for other maintenance and was told that it appeared to be a problem with the car's computer and that if i shut the car off and turned it back on and the message cleared, it was okay. the tech explained that the car's computer runs a check every time the car starts and that something was a little buggy but there was no problem with the airbag system. in august 2011, the message began appearing constantly so i brought it back in. suddenly there was a problem. the front airbag sensor needed to be replaced. since this involved taking out the seat to do the repair, it would be costly. i asked if the car could be driven safely with no one in the front passenger seat since usually i am the only one in the car when the car is driven. the tech explained that if the car detects a problem with the airbag system (even if no one is in the front passenger seat) it will shut off the entire airbag system, so the driver side airbag would also be turned off. i paid approximately $1000 to have the front passenger side airbag sensor replaced. approximately two months later, when the power steering in the car began to fail, i started investigating recalls and found that gm has known about the front passenger airbag sensor failure since 2006 (which is the model year of my car). i'm not sure how i was sold a car with a known possible defect, how i was not notified that there was a defect, or why i was the one who paid for the repair, but i'm quite upset about it. although i never had an accident, it makes me wonder how long i had been driving around with no front airbag protection.
08/18/2011121000
 The driver information system began indicating that there was a problem with the front passenger air bag system. i had asked the local chevy dealer to investigate this previously when the car was in the shop for other maintenance and was told that it appeared to be a problem with the car's computer and that if i shut the car off and turned it back on and the message cleared, it was okay. the tech explained that the car's computer runs a check every time the car starts and that something was a little buggy but there was no problem with the airbag system. in august 2011, the message began appearing constantly so i brought it back in. suddenly there was a problem. the front airbag sensor needed to be replaced. since this involved taking out the seat to do the repair, it would be costly. i asked if the car could be driven safely with no one in the front passenger seat since usually i am the only one in the car when the car is driven. the tech explained that if the car detects a problem with the airbag system (even if no one is in the front passenger seat) it will shut off the entire airbag system, so the driver side airbag would also be turned off. i paid approximately $1000 to have the front passenger side airbag sensor replaced. approximately two months later, when the power steering in the car began to fail, i started investigating recalls and found that gm has known about the front passenger airbag sensor failure since 2006 (which is the model year of my car). i'm not sure how i was sold a car with a known possible defect, how i was not notified that there was a defect, or why i was the one who paid for the repair, but i'm quite upset about it. although i never had an accident, it makes me wonder how long i had been driving around with no front airbag protection.
10/26/2011
 My brake lights stay on, then go off when i depress the brake pedal. i was nearly rear ended this afternoon on a major highway because of this - i called pontiac and this had been a recall issue but they said my vin wasn't included in the recall, so they won't help me. my airbag light is also staying lit, and the dash says service airbags - which had also been a recall and they won't help me with that either.
10/26/2011
 My brake lights stay on, then go off when i depress the brake pedal. i was nearly rear ended this afternoon on a major highway because of this - i called pontiac and this had been a recall issue but they said my vin wasn't included in the recall, so they won't help me. my airbag light is also staying lit, and the dash says service airbags - which had also been a recall and they won't help me with that either.
10/26/2011
 My brake lights stay on, then go off when i depress the brake pedal. i was nearly rear ended this afternoon on a major highway because of this - i called pontiac and this had been a recall issue but they said my vin wasn't included in the recall, so they won't help me. my airbag light is also staying lit, and the dash says service airbags - which had also been a recall and they won't help me with that either.
10/26/2011
 My brake lights stay on, then go off when i depress the brake pedal. i was nearly rear ended this afternoon on a major highway because of this - i called pontiac and this had been a recall issue but they said my vin wasn't included in the recall, so they won't help me. my airbag light is also staying lit, and the dash says service airbags - which had also been a recall and they won't help me with that either.
10/05/201155000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated the passenger side air bag seat sensor malfunctioned and would not detect when the seat was occupied. the contact stated that the failure caused the air bag to become inoperable. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign i.d. number: 06v417000 (air bag: frontal) and called the manufacturer but was advised that the vehicle was not included with the recall. the failure mileage was 55,000. kmj
10/05/201155000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated the passenger side air bag seat sensor malfunctioned and would not detect when the seat was occupied. the contact stated that the failure caused the air bag to become inoperable. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign i.d. number: 06v417000 (air bag: frontal) and called the manufacturer but was advised that the vehicle was not included with the recall. the failure mileage was 55,000. kmj
10/05/201155000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated the passenger side air bag seat sensor malfunctioned and would not detect when the seat was occupied. the contact stated that the failure caused the air bag to become inoperable. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign i.d. number: 06v417000 (air bag: frontal) and called the manufacturer but was advised that the vehicle was not included with the recall. the failure mileage was 55,000. kmj
10/05/201155000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated the passenger side air bag seat sensor had malfunctioned. the contact stated the sensor does not detect when a passenger is sitting in the seat. the contact stated this causes the air bag not to work. the notice a nhtsa campaign i.d. number 06v417000 (air bag: frontal) and called the manufacturer. the manufacturer stated due to the vin number the vehicle did not fall into the recall. the contact stated this is manufacturer defect that's causing the vehicle to be unsafe to drive. the failure mileage was 55,000. jo
06/13/200841000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6 gt. the contact stated that while driving 5 mph and above, the vehicle would stall without warning. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. in addition, the contact noticed that the brake lights would not illuminate and they would flicker on and off. when driving without the brakes depressed, the brake lights would illuminate abnormally. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that the connector had corroded and needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000. kmj
06/13/200841000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6 gt. the contact stated that while driving 5 mph and above, the vehicle would stall without warning. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. in addition, the contact noticed that the brake lights would not illuminate and they would flicker on and off. when driving without the brakes depressed, the brake lights would illuminate abnormally. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that the connector had corroded and needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000. kmj
06/13/200841000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6 gt. the contact stated that while driving 5 mph and above, the vehicle would stall without warning. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. in addition, the contact noticed that the brake lights would not illuminate and they would flicker on and off. when driving without the brakes depressed, the brake lights would illuminate abnormally. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that the connector had corroded and needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000. kmj
06/13/200841000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6 gt. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle would suddenly stall without any warning. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that it was the air bag sensor and it needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. in addition, he noticed that the brake lights would not illuminate and they would flicker on and off. but when he's driving and not depressing the brakes they would come on. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that the connector had corroded and needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000. tb
06/17/201187511
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the air bag light was illuminating on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the front passenger air bag assembly needed to be replaced with an updated system. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 87,511. sm.
06/17/201187511
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the air bag light was illuminating on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the front passenger air bag assembly needed to be replaced with an updated system. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 87,511. sm.
06/17/201187511
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the air bag light was illuminating on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the front passenger air bag assembly needed to be replaced with an updated system. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 87,511. sm.
06/17/201187511
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the air bag light was illuminating on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the front passenger air bag assembly needed to be replaced with an updated system. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 87,511. sm.
02/11/201141000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that the air bag warning light would illuminate on the instrumental panel immediately after a passenger stepped out of the vehicle. the failure occurred on an intermittent basis for almost two weeks. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000.
02/11/201141000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that the air bag warning light would illuminate on the instrumental panel immediately after a passenger stepped out of the vehicle. the failure occurred on an intermittent basis for almost two weeks. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000.
02/11/201141000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that the air bag warning light would illuminate on the instrumental panel immediately after a passenger stepped out of the vehicle. the failure occurred on an intermittent basis for almost two weeks. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000.
02/11/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that after exiting the passenger side of the vehicle the air bag warning light would illuminate on the instrumental panel. this has occurred on a intermittent basis for almost 2 weeks. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000. tb
02/11/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that after exiting the passenger side of the vehicle the air bag warning light would illuminate on the instrumental panel. this has occurred on a intermittent basis for almost 2 weeks. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 41,000. tb
02/01/201083000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated the steering wheel would shake excessively when traveling at speeds of 50 mph or less. the air bag and power steering warning lights were illuminated on the warning panel intermittently. the manufacturer advised there were no recalls on the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the repairs were made to the power steering component. the failure persisted. the vehicle had not yet been to the dealer for a diagnostic for the air bag. the failure mileage was 83,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.
01/08/2009503381
 Air bag light comes on and off. have taken car into dealership twice for same problem...no problem is ever found. june 08-50338 nov 08-60298. *tr
06/28/20071
 I am writing to notify you of serious safety concerns regarding my 2006 pontiac g6 gt . i purchased my car from lou sohb pontiac gmc in conyers, ga on november 6, 2006. approximately 6 months later, i began having trouble with the power steering. there were instances while traveling on the road that the car would momentarily lose the power steering capability and therein makes the vehicle difficult to turn. i was involved in an accident on june 28, 2007. while attempting to make a lane change the vehicle?s steering wheel became very difficult to turn and loss power steering and it resulted in me being struck on the passenger side by another vehicle. there were no injuries. the vehicle was repaired and it seemed as i simply viewed it as one of those unexplainable instances. on december 25, 2007, christmas day the vehicle again had a momentary loss of power steering as i was turning in my driveway. i took the vehicle to the dealer the following week and i was told that there were no problems and the staff looked at me as if i were ?crazy? trying to explain that it just happens unexplainable and then works fine again. the staff at the dealership did not leave me assured that it would not happen again. i contacted a private mechanic by the name of larry reaves, jr. who inspected the car on january 12, 2008 and again told me that there is nothing wrong with the power steering. at this point, the power steering has been checked by both gm certified mechanics and a private mechanic at cost to me. both times i was told that they could not see anything wrong that would make it malfunction as such. i have now grown fearful to drive this vehicle, as i had a momentary loss of power steering again this past weekend on november 22, 2008 while exiting the freeway heading 75 north in atlanta. this has become a real safety issue. *tr
11/28/200869000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. while driving 15 mph, the steering wheel locked up and the power steering failed. the contact lost control of the vehicle and nearly crashed into another vehicle. the air bag indicator illuminated and will not dim. he has not taken the vehicle back to the dealer for inspection or repair. the failure mileage was 69,000.
08/28/2007190001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the air bag light illuminates intermittently. the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the powertrain and purchase date were unknown. the current mileage was 24,329 and failure mileage was less than 19,000.
06/08/200712000503/02/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact noticed that the air bag warning light sporadically illuminated on the instrument control panel. she took her vehicle to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. two weeks later, the air bag light illuminated again more consistently. she took the vehicle back to the dealer and they replaced the module on the side air bag inflater. a few months later, the air bag warning light illuminated again. the dealer replaced the entire air bag system because it was inoperative. the contact has pictures of the failed component. she also filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 14,000 and current mileage was 12,000. updated 03/13/08. *lj the consumer stated after the rack was replace, the vehicle still pulled to the right. the dealer adjusted the alignment. the sun visor kept falling down. updated
11/30/200723300512/27/2005
 First leak was the xm antenna. water came in through roof center console lights. second leak was from the sunroof water entered the cabin through the same place. dealer repaired sunroof drain tube. third leak was the sunroof drain tube. dealer repaired the other sunroof drain tube. the water enter the cabin and ran on the passenger seat belt. this happened in the winter and the seat belt froze solid in the retraction reel. at the same time the water also damaged the airbag sensors in the passenger seat and caused the an airbag failure. the forth leak soaked both seat belts. this time the dealership extended the sunroof drain tubes per a service bulletin. now there are intermittent electrical problems with the car. the heads lights would not turn on until the car was turned off then restarted. the turn signals, instrument cluster lights, and heater control lights stopped working intermittently. of course they worked fine while the dealership had the car. *tr
07/19/2006112/09/2005
 My car every time i turned to the left or right my tires would make a squealing sound, so my husband thought i needed my tires rotated, i took it down to get an oil change and to get the tires rotated but he (sales person) told me that my tires were fine. well i was going to work at 6:00 a.m my car started pulling to the right so i went off the road and tried to get my car back on the road but my tires locked up or something b/c my car started to spin in circles, i tried to get control of my car but before i knew i hit a tree. what scared me the most was that my airbags didn't deployed, i had frontal and side damage. i really don't know if it was a defective airbag or what but i've been having trouble getting another car because i didn't have gap insurance. i would have gotten it if my sales person would have mentioned it to me. now i have to pay 3000.00 to pay the rest of a car that is not drivable before i can get another vehicle. it was a scary situation i don't want pity i just wanted to let other drivers know about the problem. *jb
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
05/16/201091000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that the front passenger air bag sensor failed. the air bag warning light was continuously illuminated even with the passenger seat occupied. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop where the contact was informed of nhtsa campaign id number: 06v417000 (air bags: frontal). the manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vin was not included in the recall. the manufacturer then advised that the vehicle be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. the failure mileage was 91,000.
05/16/201091000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that the front passenger air bag sensor failed. the air bag warning light was continuously illuminated even with the passenger seat occupied. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop where the contact was informed of nhtsa campaign id number: 06v417000 (air bags: frontal). the manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vin was not included in the recall. the manufacturer then advised that the vehicle be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. the failure mileage was 91,000.
05/16/201091000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated the frontal passenger air bags seat sensor failed. the light continues to illuminate when a passenger sits in the seat or not. the vehicle was taken to the mechanic shop who informed him there was a recall for this failure. there was a recall nhtsa campaign id number: 06v417000 component: air bags: frontal. which his vin was not included. . the manufacturer was contacted who stated the vin was not included in the recall and he should take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test at cost of $135. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 91,000...mw
05/16/201091000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated the frontal passenger air bags seat sensor failed. the light continues to illuminate when a passenger sits in the seat or not. the vehicle was taken to the mechanic shop who informed him there was a recall for this failure. there was a recall nhtsa campaign id number: 06v417000 component: air bags: frontal. which his vin was not included. . the manufacturer was contacted who stated the vin was not included in the recall and he should take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test at cost of $135. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 91,000...mw
06/01/20061000
 The front passenger air bag sensor does not always work. it often shows the air bag off indicator light even when a thin adult is in the passenger seat.
06/01/20061000
 The front passenger air bag sensor does not always work. it often shows the air bag off indicator light even when a thin adult is in the passenger seat.
06/01/20061000
 The front passenger air bag sensor does not always work. it often shows the air bag off indicator light even when a thin adult is in the passenger seat.
01/20/2010
 I have experienced power steering failure multiple times in my 2006 pontiac g6 while driving also after starting the car. i call gm to report the problem and suggested that they issue a recall, i was told to take my vehicle into a pontiac dealership to have it diagnosed. after having my car in the repair shop for a day, i received a call from the service department and was told that my car coded a problem with the torque sensor; but further testing was needed to pinpoint the exact cause for the power steering failure. a few days later i again received a call from the service specialist saying that they needed to replace my steering column. i asked if that was the cause for the power steering failure, and was told that it was. i have yet to hear from the gm district specialist regarding my vehicle. there have been no crashes, incidents, or injuries but this is a very dangerous problem regarding pontiac g6's and their loss of power steering.
12/15/2008240001
 Front passenger sensor. the seat sensor which arms airbag when occupant is present intermittently disarms when seat is occupied. *tr
09/10/2009370001
 A check airbag status message came on which the manual assumes is a defective airbag system. the status message comes on and off, generally dependent on ambient temperature. concern would be failure to deploy in the event of an accident. dealer would not replace defective parts. *tr
11/12/2009700001
 This is complaint is regards to my 2006 pontiac g6 that was purchased in november 2007. on november 11, 2009 when i cranked the vehicle a service airbags light came on in the message panel. i immediately called the dealership, and made a service appointment for november 25, 2009. i found that there had been a recall #06v417000, for the 2006 g6 for airbag failure. i contacted gm and advised of the airbag problem. upon contact with gm, i was assigned a case# 71-775-755-730. i expressed my concern that this could be a safety defect that could mean the airbag could malfunction during an accident. gm advised me to schedule an appointment with the dealership. i advised gm of the scheduled service appointment. after the service appointment, the dealership stated they would be in touch with the general manager of gm and give me a call back. later that day i received a call gm, advising that my car would be repaired due to some special warranty and that the dealership would be in contact with me after the holiday. after not receiving a call from the dealership in a couple of days, i called the dealership and was advised that gm would not repair my car because it was out of warranty and i was the second owner. i explained to the dealership that i purchased the car from my credit union and that it had 35,800 miles on it, which was under 36,000 miles. although, there are 70,000 miles on the car, if this is a manufacturer's safety defect it should be repaired regardless of the miles on the vehicle. the dealership advised the airbag would not deploy if there is an accident. gm assigned the case to the district. i made numerous calls and finally received a call back last week. i was told that gm was not going to repair my car. i expressed my concerns again about the manufacturer's safety defect. i feel that the airbag should be repaired by gm since not deploying could mean a matter of life or death in an accident. i am very disappointed with gm. *tr
12/02/2009418451
 I was involved in a single car accident on 12/2/09. car hydroplaned on water, spun several times, went airborne at appx. 45-50mph and finally came to a stop in a group of trees - the trees brought the vehicle to a halt upon impact. the airbags never deployed!!! my seatbelt left me with a burn abrasion on my skin, but the main question being asked by me (the owner), the emt's and fire dept personnel on scene and the state trooper is why didn't the airbags deploy?? i think this should be investigated! the car is currently sitting with a wrecker service until my insurance company can go look at it and make an evaluation. but i believe that if the airbags had deployed, i may not be having some of my back problems that i am now experiencing as a result of this accident. can you explain why the airbags did not deploy? the main impact with the trees was the entire front end of the vehicle and specifically the front right. *tr
09/01/2009501
 Passenger air bag light disables even when person is sitting in seat. started at about 50,000 miles intermittently and now 75,000 miles at least 3 times a week. *tr
04/24/2009530001
 The car was purchased from auction in april of 2006. i have had the car three years now. from the time that i purchased the car i have had problems with it starting. it will turn over but dies immediately after it starts. it usually take three tries before it will start. today i got in my car and turned the key nothing would come on, no lights no radio no noise nothing. i thought it was the battery. i tried it three times and then on the fourth time it started like normal. i checked the battery and it is fine. i have had it in the service department three times for this issue but because it would no do it at that time they could not determine what is wrong with it, the diagnostic test did not show anything. the service airbag warning also keeps dinging. i have taken it in and they reset it and said it was ok, now it keeps doing the same thing but it is not covered by warranty to have it serviced. i have had trouble with the powersteering also. there are times it will be extremely hard to turn and then in a few seconds it is extremely easy and now in the last few months i have had problems with the brakes. the brake pads were replaced two months ago and about two weeks after they were replaced they have started making a really loud squeaking noise and sometimes a grinding noise. not sure what needs to be done since the brakes were just maintenance. the car has been very dependable but i am afraid that it will not stay that way for long. *tr
09/04/20071
 I purchased a 2006 pontiac g6 april 21, 2007. afterwards i started noticing a popping noise when i would turn, so i took the car in to be serviced 9-2007. they replaced the tie rod adjuster & reset toe-in, but again i still had the same problems. also i've been having problems with the window leaking on the drivers side. the ac / heater blower stays on when car is not on which caused my battery to drain so i took the car in again april 11, 2008 and they told me they replaced the drive shaft & blower motor resistor but still having the same problems. now i am noticing that the passenger side air bag indicator doesn't register when someone is in the front seat w/ seatbelt on. sometimes it comes on when there is no one in the seat. the starter continues to crank while trying to start car and sticks when the car is started. last but not least, after purchasing fuel the car gas gauge drops drastically only after going about a mile or two. *tr
05/13/2006991
 My problems started with this car before i even got home with my new purchase. i had 2 children in the car and the tire blew off the rim damaging the fender notes from the invoice state that parts and labor to be billed to 67d 67f, cannot warr tire that has been mounted wrong on 1st repair then on 6/26/06 paint was refinished due to clear coat peeling on the hood. on 11/06/06 radio does not play cd's and radio was replaced. 3k mile service with motor silk. also airbag light was staying on and they said they found a wire to sdm loose and repaired wire. also right rear tire was leaking air. 4/20/2007 engine was knocking loud when first started in morning at that time they replaced the lifters. the engine was replaced shortly after that and again had problems with the air bag light staying, dealership again said it was a sensor but this is only a few of many issues i've been having with this car. please contact me and we will go through each one or you can contact the dealership where this lemon was purchased and request the records (i have a copy too).... *tr
11/08/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact heard a noise on the passenger side of the vehicle. she pulled over and inspected the vehicle, but there were no signs of damage. she drove the vehicle to her residence. the following day, the noise recurred and the check air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was driven to the dealer and they stated that the air bag sensors were defective. the manufacturer has not been notified. the failure mileage was unknown.
08/07/2007420001
 Mr. did evasive manuevers at 65 mph to avoid deadly collision with fully loaded senior citizen van by a driver with a cell phone. steering wheel was very loose, brakes pedals were very easily depressed, none of the front air-bags deployed and car seats did not lock. mr. hit median concrete at 60 mph. ambulance and emergency room dictated, you all very lucky to have survived. 3rd party administrator(esis) counter claims mr.. that because mr. collided with median sideways the air-bags did not deploy. mr. argues that front driver portion of car hit median first, air bags should have deployed and seat belts should have locked. 3rd party administrator counters. because there is no proof we cannot claim such fact. she (3rd party) is insisting on us to sign medical release forms and submit pictures of car. mr. has advised that car is repaired and has been sold. confusion arises when dealer agrees that car has sensors and collision shop did not indicate any sensors. mr. is confused whether stabili-trak or some other systems should be in place to have prevented the collision with median and under the tire sensors should have been in place. if any system (stabili-trak or other) were in place, the whole accident could have been prevented. esis-claim #660283. *tr
08/23/2008500001
 The front passenger airbag indicator light comes on when no one is in the passenger seat and vice versa. happens sporadically. *tr
08/30/2008410001
 Vehicle was fine, went to start car next day and received service air bag warning light. would not allow car to be started. checked fuses and all were okay. vehicle has not been in any accidents and only has 41,000 miles. bought sept. 2005. *tr
08/07/2008256781
 I've always looked for recalls on all my previous cars and i did it for the 06' pontiac g6 that i am currently paying for....so...found that there was a recall for the airbags and that gm was even trying to repurchase the vehicle......well.....i called pontiac customer care and gave my vin number for them to search for any recalls and the rep said that he couldn't see any recalls for that car but that my call would be filed if anything rises up later on....well.....he didn't even offer to have my car inspected at any dealership even after i told them that the complaint was posted in the government site (nhtsa) and several other sites all over the internet....obviously they are denying it..... i won't buy american cars ever again. ....so after hanging up with gm went out to buy aftermarket leather seat for my front seats...because that seems to be the problem....the sensor does not work properly with them on.....and it did......sat down on passenger seat and airbag light sat erratically switching up as i moved on the seat.....someone needs to do something about this. *tr
03/10/200725000212/01/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. the contact stated that the front passenger side seat air bag/seat belt sensor control module is malfunctioning. she stated that the air bag light remained illuminated, which indicated that the air bag was activated whether or not someone was in the seat or not. she took the vehicle to a dealer and they replaced the sensor. less than a year later, the malfunction recurred. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 25,000 and current 44,400. updated 09/16/08 *bf updated 09/22/08. *jb
06/01/20071500010005/15/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. when the contact's 105 lbs. wife is seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag light is supposed to illuminate, but does not. his wife tested two different 2008 vehicles and the air bags worked properly. the current mileage was 20,507 and failure mileage was 15,000.
11/26/2007102/07/2006
 I brought my car brand new with only 2miles on my car. i have a 2006 g6 and i have 26,000miles on my car and today i had to replace my steering gear / core on my car. my car is new, why am i replacing a steering gear on a car with less miles on it? also, after researching on line, i notice that it was a recall on the airbags and i was never notified. *tr
04/11/200715700101/07/2006
 2006 pontiac g6 with seat belt and air bag failures. customer states that the seat belt failed to work properly and the air bags failed to deploy in an accident. *kb the consumer stated the seat belt didn't lock properly and consequently she went forward on impact and sprained her wrist on the steering wheel. a representative from gm/pontiac stated the consumers velocity on impact was too low and she didn't stop fast enough.*jb
01/17/200710000111/01/2005
 Tl* - while driving on a main road at 30 mph, her 2006 pontiac g6 skidded on black ice, causing her vehicle to collide into a parked vehicle. there was major damaged to the passenger front side, but the airbags never deployed. the contact can provide copy of the police report and, copies of pictures from the insurance company. *jb
12/18/200633188110/12/2006
 Front of car hit a deer going 55 mph on highway. airbags did not deploy. major damage to front of car and the airbags never did deploy. luckily husband was wearing his seat belt. *jb
08/31/2006107/21/2006
 My 2006 pontiac g6 was involved in an accident on the interstate. traffic had slowed down to about 25 mph and the vehicle behind did not notice and struck my vehicle at about 60 mph. this force pushed my vehicle into the vehicle in front of it. the driver was wearing their seat belt and shoulder strap at the time. during this incident, the steering wheel along with the main shaft came free of the column and was sitting in the driver's lap when the vehicle came to a stop. the airbags did not deploy and the wiring harness was still attached to the steering wheel. my main concern was that, with the steering wheel in the driver's lap with the shaft sticking straight up, the driver could have been impaled with the shaft through their jaw and up through their skull if the airbag had deployed at that time. i do have a digital picture of the steering wheel placed loosely back into the column if you need to see it. *jb
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
07/01/200713405204/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 pontiac g6. while driving approximately 45 mph with the cruise control engaged, the contact noticed that the air bag was not activated. through online research, he discovered nhtsa recall number 06v417000 (air bags:frontal). he called gm and they stated that his vin was not included in the recall. the contact believes that his vehicle should be included since he is experiencing the same failure. the current mileage was 14,446 and failure mileage was 13,405.
02/13/20077800203/30/2006
 The front passenger air bag does not activate when a person of appropriate size is seated. my vehicle is equipped with an automated front passenger air bag system. when a person of appropriate size is seated in the front passenger seat it is suppose to turn the front passenger air bag on. *jb
AIR BAGS - SIDE/WINDOW
09/23/20068000102/28/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated when making a left hand turn at 5 mph, the vehicle was struck head on in the drivers side door. the left frontal air bag deployed, but the front side curtain air bags failed to deploy. a police report and photos were taken and seatbelts were worn. both vehicles were totaled and both drivers were taken to the hospital. the injuries to the contact included a small tear to a tendon in the left shoulder and a concussion which caused post concussion syndrome. no information was available on the other driver. the roads were dry and clear. the manufacturer had not been notified.