I'm also experiencing the popping/rattling issue with my steering that several other G6 owners have complained about. Its VERY frustrating, considering I bought the car just 3 days ago.Lemon? I'm not sure...have you had other problems?
My GTP does the same. I think that its not the fuel, but the coil pack. You say that it cranks and cranks and finally starts and runs rough as if it were flooded. I think it was cranking gas into the cylinders with no spark then when you get spark its flooded and runs rough.I've had my '06 G6 for two days now. Went out to dinner last night and tried to use remote start leaving the restaurant. The starter ran for almost 20 seconds and the engine didn't catch. I got in and started it with the key, and the starter ran for another 10 seconds. Second crank I gave it some gas and it finally turned over and ideled rough for a few seconds before it calmed down.
From reading this post, it sounds like everyone is having relatively similar problems but there's not a widely accepted solution. Just a bunch of theories. I want to take it to the dealership to have it checked out. What should I tell them to look for?
Again... I have to ask... did I buy a Lemon?