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.

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