NHTSA probing 550,000 Pontiac G6 cars over brake light fix

Article by Anita Panait, on February 15, 2013

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is probing around 550,000 Pontiac G6 cars following complaints that its brake lights malfunctioned, which could lead to potential accidents. According to the NHTSA, it received 212 consumer complaints alleging that the brake lights do not operate properly on model-year 2005 through 2009 G6s, mirroring similar complaints that forced the carmaker to recall units several years ago.

The NHTSA’s investigation only covers model years 2005 through 2008. Pontiac is a former brand of General Motors. According to documents filed with NHTSA, Consumers complained that the brake lights on the cars would illuminate even if the brake pedal was not depressed, or would not illuminate if the pedal has been depressed. Consumers also complained that the G6’s cruise control may not engage or will disengage unintentionally.

A GM spokesman said it is cooperating with NHTSA in the investigation. In September 2008, NHTSA launched a similar probe into allegations of brake light malfunctions on model-year 2005 through 2007 G6 cars, eventually leading to the recall of 8,012 of the vehicles from model years 2005 and 2006. NHTSA said that it launched the latest probe to further analyze the scope, frequency and consequence of the alleged problem.

Topics: pontiac, nhtsa

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries