The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking to expand a small recall of 550,000 Pontiac G6 midsized cars from model years 2005-2009 after receiving complaints that brake lights won’t come on when the pedal is pushed, or come on for no reason. Additional complaints also state that the cruise control disengages for no reason.
This is a follow-up to a 2009 recall of 9,000 of the cars by GM because the brake lights and cruise control didn't work properly. That recall affected cars made only in January 2005.
The Pontiac G6 has been plagued with numerous problems since then. Approximately 1,153 2006 and 2007 models were recalled on march 30, 2007 to repair air bags, frontal sensors and control modules, while 276,729 cars for 2009 were recalled on March 6th that year due to problems with the powertrain and automatic transmission. These same problems were also found in both 2008 and 2010 cars, prompting another recall on September 18, 2012.
For more information, readers can contact the NHTSA at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building, Washington DC 20590 1-888 327-4236.
Editor's note: The last Pontiacs were built in late 2009/early 2010. Dealer franchises for the cars expired on October 31, 2010.