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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Update on my G6, I was the original steering locking guy 8 months ago... READ

Who wants to start a class action lawsuit??? Seriously!

I had an 05 G6 GT which ALMOST KILLED ME!!! And GM didn't help me at all. I tried for much time, and many visits to the dealerships service center. I brought my car in so much my dealership was trying to charge me for rentals. In the end GM 'Customer Relations Experts' told me to trade it in on a new car and then we'll talk further. I did, and once I did they bounced me around and I was never able to reach my 'dedicated rep' again. A new rep who claimed to be a manager told me to stop calling them, the car is not my problem anymore and they are unwilling to help me with it anymore. But the $10k I lost is sure a problem for me. I can't responsibly drive a 'deathcar' which couldn't be diagnosed, especially when I pick my brother up in the mornings and take him into work. It's just not right. GM forced me to get out of a BRAND NEW car!!! It hurts. What hurt even more is I couldn't trade it into another dealership or sell it without disclosing this problem, so the car became worthless and I had to trade it in on another GM.

I was even able to reproduce the steering failures in the end and make some videos of failures, however they are poor evidence.

I traded the car in, to a different dealership, fully explaining the history of the vehicle. They simply took the car as a trade in, and resold it within a few weeks. Pretty sick I think, and GM's 'customer relations experts' thought this was great practice. Knowing endangering another customer.

I have a 2006 G6 GTP coupe now, I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I kinda figured the car was completed different, and I like the styling. I even got the 6 sp. Well, my first problem has been my radiator. As it turns out, the supports were not even screwed in at the factory! I lost some fluid because the rad was just banging back and forth as I drove, I'm not too sure I'm not still losing fluid even after they screwed the rad in.

All in all, I enjoy my newer G6 very much. But am very bitter about my experience with my first G6. I wrote a post about the incredible stereo I put in it, woohoo!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 08:29 AM
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I'm sorry to hear about the tribulations with the first G6 that you owned. The initial model year for an all-new vehicle, always has a few problems. The steering lockup problem with the '05 G6, is a very dangerous one. I'm sure that GM has addressed the issue. Also, the most difficult task of all, is finding a quality dealer service department.

I hope that your new '06 GTP serves you much better.

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I don't know about 'first'

I first posted about this in Jan of last year (01-14-2005) and had a the lockups in December of 2004. I am sure others had a problem before me but they may not post here.

Glad to hear you were able to get out from under the car.. its a serious issue that GM will ignore (as all major companies tend to do until monatary damages reach a certain level). Sadly those of us who have dealt with this will walk away from our G6s knowing how dangerous and REAL this issue is without the general public having a clue.

What is very strange to me is I have yet to see a single 06 owner post about the lockup...that leads me to believe GM does know and fixed it already.

Enjoy the GTP.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 04:27 PM
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steering on 06 G6

The reason we are not hearing about steering issues on the 06 G6 is because it has a different steering system
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 04:34 PM
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it does?
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The reason we are not hearing about steering issues on the 06 G6 is because it has a different steering system
huh, that's news to me too...care to explain???
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Who wants to start a class action lawsuit???
sorry, trevor. but as much as we may LIKE the idea of a "Class Action Lawsuit", i believe by legal definition our situation would not be classified as such. in order to have a "Class Action Lawsuit", each and every owner of a G6 with EPS would have had to experience the same 'concerns' as some of us have. unfortunately, this is NOT the case as many G6 owners are perfectly happy with their cars and their EPS systems. therefore, since each and every person in the "Class" (every G6 owner) has not been affected, then a "Class" suit cannot be brought.

this doesn't stop you from retaining an Attorney yourself and 'going for it'!!!

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