GM is replacing Catalytic Converters - Pontiac G6 Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13
 
GM is replacing Catalytic Converters

Received a letter yesterday from Pontiac telling me they will replace faulty converters up to 10 years or 120,000 miles. Letter referred to 2008 G6 with 2.4 engine and 4 speed automatic. I don't know what other years are covered. Thanks GM for stepping up to the plate on this one. Haven't had the problem myself but lots have. They also say they will reimburse those who have already paid for the repair.
Jerrymac is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 08:45 PM
Senior Member
 
reverttheclown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Syracuse, NY
Age: 25
Posts: 911
 
Garage
good news for them...what did they say symptoms were or what exactly was the problem?

2006 Pontiac G6 V6 3500L
Crimson Red
reverttheclown is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13
 
"...some 2008 model year Pontiac G6 vehicles may have a condition where the mat within the catalytic converter may erode, causing the illumination of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp."
Jerrymac is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 07:44 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1
 
Verified in Canada.

10 years 193,000km

2006 Pontiac G6 4cyl

I went to GM today to price the part and go from there. We've had this problem for 3 months now and we were 15,000km over the previous coverage of 130,000km.

Very pleased with GM over this!

Dan

Last edited by RaBiDFLY; 09-22-2011 at 07:51 PM. Reason: added proper original km coverage
RaBiDFLY is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 06:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerrymac View Post
Received a letter yesterday from Pontiac telling me they will replace faulty converters up to 10 years or 120,000 miles. Letter referred to 2008 G6 with 2.4 engine and 4 speed automatic. I don't know what other years are covered. Thanks GM for stepping up to the plate on this one. Haven't had the problem myself but lots have. They also say they will reimburse those who have already paid for the repair.
They replaced mine today -2009 2.4L with 50999 miles. Check engine light with P0420 code. They were courtious and offered, but did not push other services. $0.00 cost to me.
jpoel is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 606
 
Fed warranty is 8 yr 80 K. Mine is 15 yr 150 K, Ca emissions.
slls is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 09:06 AM
jml
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: montreal canada
Posts: 42
 
Hi everyones,

Is this recall for the CAT is only for G6 , 2.4 L?
Is this apply only for G6 , 2.4 L 2008?
Is the CAT on a 2.4 L is different of the one on a 3.5 L?


Regards
jml is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 10:52 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 58
 
I have no codes in the computer but all the symptoms of a clogged cat. Do I need the code for the cat to be replaced under warranty?

08' G6 Sedan, 2.4L Auto 143,000 miles
gruvedaddy is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 11:31 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 58
 
Talked to dealer service dept. They said the cat warranty extension on my 08 G6 is good till 120k miles or 2017, whichever comes first. However, the SEL light MUST be on with the faulty cat code for them to replace it through the warranty. What bullshit! If there is enough of a problem to extend the warranty then do they really think that some of the exact same cats won't fail? Of course not! They are just hoping not everyone will see this warranty extension and get it replaced on GM's dime. So it's either I replace it on my own or continue to drive it in the unsafe condition until the light decides to come on. Very disappointed with GM in this aspect of the repair they are offering. My G6 is accelerating so poorly I refuse to allow my wife or daughters to drive it in fear that they will try and accelerate to cross an intersection or get on the highway and may get in an accident due to the poor acceleration. My father is a retired GM worker and I have owned 9 GM vehicles in my life but instances like this are driving me away. I was very close to buying a Cruze the other day, but didn't and I'm not sure I will because I am so done dealing with GM and how they handle things like this. And no I do not believe I would be reimbursed later if I did the job myself because I already got screwed years ago on my 02 trailblazer when my taillight circuit board crapped out and the recall was to be announced soon after but I had to fork out over $350 to the dealer only to haven GM corporate tell me that even though their own GM dealer mechanics said it was the same problem that the recall was that GM corporate didn't think so and I was NOT reimbursed. I'm just tired of going down this road with GM.

08' G6 Sedan, 2.4L Auto 143,000 miles
gruvedaddy is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Senior Member
 
theshibbykumquat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 447
 
Do a backpressure test on the cat, you may find the cat is not even your problem...

My Progression

Mods: BMD Performance Adjustable Front End Links, BMD Performance Stainless Steel Brake Lines, Koni Yellow Sport Dampers, Pedders Lowering Springs, Brembo Upgrade, Racingline STB, Custom Intake, 8000k Lowbeam HIDs, 10000k Foglight HIDs, Badge & Doorsill Overlays, GM G6 Logo Mats, Blacked Out Window Trim, Blacked Out Grills, Pioneer Headunit, 2 10" Kenwood Subs
theshibbykumquat is offline  
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 58
 
So, as i am waiting for my cat to fail (if that is indeed the problem) i borrowed a buddies scan tool. I still have no codes stored but what i am wanting to do is monitor the cat O2 sensors as the car is being driven. My question is what parameters am i looking for in a good or failing cat? I didn't see thread addressing this so i figured i'd ask the question here. Thanks again in advance for any help. Oh, and i don't know anybody with a back pressure gauge so i'm outta luck in that dept.

08' G6 Sedan, 2.4L Auto 143,000 miles
gruvedaddy is offline  
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Senior Member
 
theshibbykumquat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 447
 
Most auto stores will rent out tools like a backpressure gauge

My Progression

Mods: BMD Performance Adjustable Front End Links, BMD Performance Stainless Steel Brake Lines, Koni Yellow Sport Dampers, Pedders Lowering Springs, Brembo Upgrade, Racingline STB, Custom Intake, 8000k Lowbeam HIDs, 10000k Foglight HIDs, Badge & Doorsill Overlays, GM G6 Logo Mats, Blacked Out Window Trim, Blacked Out Grills, Pioneer Headunit, 2 10" Kenwood Subs
theshibbykumquat is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 06:09 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 58
 
None of the parts stores in my area (autozone,advance,oreilly,napa) rent out the back pressure gauge. My 08 is still limping along as it has been with no codes present. I tried to p.m. The GM Customer Rep on the site but did not get a response. If they are reading this I would appreciate if they would contact me. I'm about to drive this hunk of shit into a nearby quarry and buy a Ford.

08' G6 Sedan, 2.4L Auto 143,000 miles
gruvedaddy is offline  
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 58
 
I am happy to report that the GM rep has contacted me. We'll see how it goes trying to get the dealer to diagnose weather or not the cat is bad under the warranty. Still no codes but still runnin' like crap.

08' G6 Sedan, 2.4L Auto 143,000 miles
gruvedaddy is offline  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-09-2014, 10:32 AM
Senior Member
 
mshinall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NoVA
Posts: 636
 
Sorry if this is a late and or a dumb question, but have you already checked the normal tune up items, Air filter, plugs, wires, etc? I think GM says to change the plugs and wires at 100k.

2009 Techno Gray Metallic G6 GXP Sedan (3.6L Auto6 112K miles)
---
CRAB Intake Opt 3 w/FPU, Lloyds GXP floor mats, HIDs low 6000k 55w/fog 3000k 35w, LED DRLs behind lower grills, V3 Triton LED turn signal/reverse/brake, LED side markers/maps/dome/tag/trunk/high mount stop, 2 coats niteshades on tails, Tint 35% all around, Debadged (except arrows), PAC IPod and BT adapters, PowerStop D/S rotors and ceramic pads, Resonator repl w/24" cherry bomb, Racingline STB, Big 3 Upgrade, Optima Yellowtop D75/25, Blacked out arrows, chrome window trim and black dipped wheels, KYB struts and shocks, CM lowering springs, Cherry Bomb Vortex Crossflow muffler, 2.5" pipe from axle back, two 4" stainless double walled slant tips
...still working...
mshinall is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac G6 Forum > General Discussion > Auto News and Rumors

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac G6 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheapest Catalytic Converter Fix tracer0351 Problems and Solutions 10 06-28-2013 02:55 PM
catalytic converters potter861 Powertrain Performance Modifications 0 05-31-2011 06:49 PM
Switching Catalytic Copnverters RobDawg Problems and Solutions 3 02-24-2011 10:16 PM
Catalytic converter issue Martinacan Problems and Solutions 33 07-29-2010 12:27 PM
Is my G6 catalytic converter bolt on or weld on? gringogigante Problems and Solutions 12 10-07-2009 01:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome