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Hi everyone, out of curiosity Im wondering who all has had the steering lock up? If so, did you take it to the dealership? And what happened then? Im noticing alot of people are looking at the steering threads, but not replying. I read somewhere that a guy has 2 of the Oprah G6s and is now having this problem. His wife and daughter drive them...I wonder how the other 200+ G6s she gave away are doing?! :p
 

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well considering its a serious issue id say as many as it takes to inform those of how to take care of it or to get GM to do something about it before someone dies
 

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Carissa249 said:
well considering its a serious issue id say as many as it takes to inform those of how to take care of it or to get GM to do something about it before someone dies
Good point! as you know Carissa, i have had the same problem but only those two times, back in October i think.

i've decided to play the part of the 'Crash Test Dummy' and continue to drive mine until it is happening alot, like yours, or it causes me to have an accident, in which case i will, if still alive, be sure to get a 'NCP' deal (no car payment) on a new GTP or Grand Prix GXP.

as for complaints, i filed one on the NTSB Site and also have a case number with Pontiac Customer Assistance. i was going to file with the BBB, but since its not a big problem for me 'right now', i thought i would wait and see. hopefully i will still be alive to file at a later time. ha ha
 

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Carissa249 does have a good point but how about the Mod making a sticky on the subject and putting everything in one thread?
 

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I notice it usually every morning when pulling out of the driveway, or any time the car is cold. I have not said anything b/c after dealing with Pontiac on this car and my 99 GA, I realize, what's the use? Anytime I have had a mechanical problem they can never seem to locate it and assume it must be normal. I've had a some other issues that I reported to Pontiac CS in July and have yet to see anything done about them. They just create a file and tell you no one else has had this problem. When I had the GA, I kept complaining about the brakes and all Pontiac CS did was send me a free Pontiac CD case and keychain, what a joke!!! It was a nice gester I guess, but it still didn't stop me from having to have the brake pads and rotors replaced every 3 months. :rolleyes:

I have to go to the dealership sometime, if they ever get the fog light swith in, and I'll ask about it when I go, to see what they say. This dealership is a bigger one, it's one of those dealerships that has a owner that doesn't want anyone else to have a car lot (ie: the delearship has Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Chevroelt, GM, Buick, and Pontiac), so maybe they've seen more G6's than the previous Pontiac dealer. I'll let you know what they say. :eek:
 

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Yipes, I just purchased an 06 GT 6 cyl 4-door the day after Christmas 05 and I am appalled at what I am seeing here. Haven't stuck my nose under the hood since I drove it off the lot but I will tonight to see if I can find (oh, please please) a power steering fluid dipstick. Pretty sure I already know what I'll (not) find. I'll be jumpy at every bump and twich from now on. Hope I live to pay off my loan. Thankfully, no kids. Anybody in the Western US experiencing this?
 

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This appears to have only been a problem with some '05 sedans, to my knowledge there has been no problem with the '06 models at all.
 

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J9theCat said:
Yipes, I just purchased an 06 GT 6 cyl 4-door the day after Christmas 05 and I am appalled at what I am seeing here. Haven't stuck my nose under the hood since I drove it off the lot but I will tonight to see if I can find (oh, please please) a power steering fluid dipstick. Pretty sure I already know what I'll (not) find. I'll be jumpy at every bump and twich from now on. Hope I live to pay off my loan. Thankfully, no kids. Anybody in the Western US experiencing this?
I have the 06 V6 and my mom has the 06 GT, neither of which have steering problems. Another thing you wont find while looking under the hood is the dipstick for tranny fluid :mad:
 

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Steering issues on mine have been getting more audible.. clicking, popping, random locks... I believe I have something I can actually PROVE to my dealer. Maybe at least get it fixed. Now if they could fix the body flex issue I might enjoy the car again someday.
 

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Funy that I don't see complaints on the NHTS complaint website.

All of you should fill a complaint at the next address:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/?CFID=1551781&CFTOKEN=78404010

I think that GM will get some major legal action and major recals if you keep on putting pressure on them
i filed a complaint...it was there the last time i looked. i'll check again.....

OK, back again....don't know where YOU checked but i just found the following on the above website when i searched for 2005 Pontiac G6;

ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING........2 complaints
STEERING....................................6 complaints
STEERING COLUMN........................1 complaint
HYDRAULIC POWER STEERING..........2 complaints (apparently these people were unaware they had EPS or didn't see the separate heading for it)

so, again.....its only ELEVEN complaints but they ARE out there......is anybody out there listening to them????? :eek:
 

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Hi ya'll just checking in...seeing how everyones issues are going...Im happily driving my 06 GTP...love it...no complaints so far!! Let me know if I can help anyone out!
 
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