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About Pontiac G5

As a rather obvious example of "Badge Engineering", Pontiac G5 was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company and sold under its famous brand Pontiac in North America between 2007 and 2010 as a compact car. Originally introduced as a rebadged version of Chevrolet Cobalt, G5 was also the successor to the Pontiac Sunfire. But after being only for about three years, the production of G5 was ended due to the demise of Pontiac brand in 2009, G5 was eventually replaced by the Buick Verano in 2010.
Pontiac G5 was originally introduced in Canada as a sedan in 2005, being called the Pontiac Pursuit. Then a renamed version undertaking G5 name was available as both a sedan and a coupe. It went on sale in 2006 as a 2007 model in the United States. It came in two trim levels: base and GT. During its lifetime, Pontiac G5 was powered either by a 2.2 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 148 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque or a 2.4 L I4 producing 173 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Both engines sent power through either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels.

Pontiac G5 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Though boasting excellent performance and ride quality, Pontiac G5 lacked sophistication and quality, it is not a very choice for buyers who pursue a high-quality sedan. And if you own a G5 and want to have it serve you long, then these common problems on it deserve your extra attention:
First, engine failure again becomes a terrible and troublesome issue for Pontiac G5 drivers since it often indicated the vehicle bordering on breaking down. In case the worst result arises, you had better diagnose it as soon and early as you can. According to experienced G5 owners, these are symptoms of this issue for your reference. First, when the engine starts to fail, it will make some sounds to warn you, you may also smell burnt oil odor in the compartment; then the exhaust will be excessive, and the engine performs worse so that it has slow acceleration, poor fuel economy and even has problems in starting. Once the Check Engine Light comes on, please inspect the G5 spark plug, air inject check valve, exhaust manifold, exhaust manifold gasket, air filter and oil filter immediately.
Second, issues on suspension, steering and braking systems are also very hard to handle with for Pontiac G5 drivers. But in general, suspension failure could bring about clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front of the vehicle as well as poor handling due to intentional steering and loose steering wheel, the G5 steering knuckle, wheel bearing, shock absorber and sway bar bushing are always the culprits. And steering failure could be attributed to the G5 steering column cover, tie rod and power steering pump. While braking failure often results from the G5 parking brake cable, brake line, brake pad, brake disc and brake drum.
Never underestimate the function of routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Pontiac G5 since it sometimes could be your lifesaver. As some auto parts could not last as long as the vehicle could due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. For example, G5 windshield wiper and wiper blade are often made of soft rubber, which could only last for years, they always work under adverse weather conditions to offer excellent driving visibility, replacing them every six to twelve months is a must. Other parts such as slip yoke, steering wheel, seat belt, wheel cover, emblem, washer reservoir and electrical parts spark plug wires and wiper switch should be added to your routine maintenance list as well.
Another effective way to keep you away from unexpected accidents is to make sure every part of your Pontiac G5 play their role well and make sure every part of it is in high specification. In other words, if you need new parts, OEM Pontiac G5 auto parts will be the best and only option. While lowest-priced manufacturer-warrantied genuine Pontiac G5 auto parts could be found at the prime online store GmPartsPrime.com with a simple click. These OEM G5 parts are also favored by our hassle-free return policy and quickest delivery service, please order now with full confidence!