I bought my G6 Friday (yep, just two days ago). It's an '06 SE sedan with just over 50,000 miles on it. Had one previous owner, not a lease or rental (according to Carfax). When I took it for the initial test drive, the dealer said "Don't mind the noise from the steering and suspension. It's just been sitting on the lot for a while. It will go away when the car warms up". I was immediately suspicious, and listened carefully for the noise. During the almost-30-minute test drive, I never heard or fealt a thing. We went back to the dealership, I bought the car and drove it home. Not 10 minutes away from the dealership, the pop started.
Like everyone else, I notice it when taking off (hard or soft) from a dead stop. I also notice a slight rattle when going over speedbumps or rough surfaces at slow speeds. I read through all the posts above but I still have some questions.
First of all, is this something that needs to be fixed ASAP? I mean... it's annoying as hell, but Ive only had the car for 2 days now. I would like to enjoy driving it for a while before I have to take time off from work to put it in the shop!
Second, several people have mentioned getting the rack and/or shaft lubed. Is that something I can do myself or does it have to be done at a GM dealership/service dept?
Third, if I have to have the tie rods, intermediate shaft, or the whole darn thing replaced... how much is it going to cost me?
I didn't buy it from a GM dealer so I guess the 60,000 mile factory warranty doesn't apply to me (or does it). I did buy a used car warranty that's supposed to cover this kind of thing. Supposedly there's a $100 deductible, so hopefully I can get this fixed without going even further in debt.
Last question... tell me truthfully... did I buy a Lemon?
Last edited by davidmoore714; 10-26-2008 at 03:25 PM.