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Once again I experienced a lock up right when I started my 05 G6 this morning. I live about a quarter mile from my dealership and I just drove it on in there and left it idling outside the service area.

Inside I was told that they actually have found a true fix for the steering issue. My gal at the Pontiac desk told me "GM has been absolutely no help with this whatsoever" and the fix came internally from the dealer. They actually had a guinea pig car -- an 05 G6 that belongs to the dealership's Finance Manager! He was having the same problem and, according to the woman, said he "put the iron fist down" to get a fix.

That happened a couple of months ago and so far the FM hasn't experienced another lock up -- which is promising since it was happening to him on a pretty regular basis.

The issue -- a sensor in the power assist unit. When I pick my car up and get the invoice, I'll post the part number for the sensor.

Until then I get to jam around town with my Hummer H3 loaner!
 

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for me it has only happened three times since march. each time it's happened right after or no more than a minute after start up.

although recently i had begun to feel the wheel start to "tighten" the last few weeks. steering wasn't difficult, but the wheel would want to jerk a little in the opposite direction i was turning, especially in harder 90 degree turns. its almost intuitive. i was sitting in traffic late last night and i knew that if it wasn't going to happen then, it was going to happen the next day.
 

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The dealer had my car for about five weeks! They replaced the entire steering system. I got it back on September 12th. It locked up again on the 18th. That's the quickest time between service visits and a lock up for me yet. I brought it right back to them -- my wife and I were leaving the house to drive to a B+B for our anniversary -- to get another loaner.

I don't know what else they can do to fix the G6 now considering everything else they've tried. AFAIC, the car is useless and I guess I'm going to have to start an arbitration process to get the car bought back/traded. Wish me luck and I'll keep updating!
 
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