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About Pontiac G8

With Australian blood, Pontiac G8 was produced by an Australian automobile manufacturer General Motors Holden and exported to the United States sold under the General Motors Company's brand Pontiac from 18th December 2007 to June 2009 as a full-size car. Originally introduced as the replacement for Pontiac Bonneville, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac GTO and Cadillac Catera, G8 was built based on the GM Zeta platform. But because the GM went through bankruptcy in 2009 and it decided to cancel the Pontiac brand, Pontiac G8 was discontinued to produce and was replaced by the Chevrolet SS and Chevrolet Caprice.
Pontiac G8 made its debut in early 2008 for the 2008 model year in the United States and as a 4-door sedan. It came in three trim levels: base, mid-level GT and top-performing GXP. But even though the base G8 was well-equipped, it had 18-inch wheels, power front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a seven-speaker CD sound system with an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. During its production run, Pontiac G8 was powered by 3.6 L V6 rated at 256 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, a 6.0 L V8 generating 361 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque and a 6.2 L V8 making 402 hp and 402 pound-feet of torque. And all these engines sent power through 5-speed, 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.

Pontiac G8 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting strong power, firm ride, well handling, Pontiac G8 performed like a muscle car but rode and handled like a sport sedan, which is very popular among customers who want a roomy and affordable car with plenty of driving excitement. But still, you need to be more cautious about driving and these common problems with G8 should not be ignored:
First, braking and engine failures are the most terrible issues that Pontiac G8 could ever meet during using. Braking failure could let occupants be exposed to dangers of accidents and engine failure directly destroys the vehicle's drivability. According to some G8 drivers, the noisy and poorly responded brakes, unresponsive brake pedal and illuminated ABS Light are the main symptoms of defective brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum and ABS control module in the vehicle. As for engine failure, the cooling failure also plays an important role in it. Therefore, apart from the G8 fuel pump, throttle body, air filter, drive belt, oil filter, oil pan gasket, please remember to inspect the coolant reservoir and radiator cap as well.
Second, suspension and transmission failure are also Pontiac G8 drivers complained about most during driving. In fact, these two problems are not only common referred to but also least understandable for drivers. Some drivers thought they are not serious and just cause an uncomfortable driving. But in fact, suspension failure would not only result in clunking noises, uneven tire wears, intense vibration but also poor handling, which is extremely dangerous for driving. Thus, the condition of G8 coil springs, trailing arm, and coil spring insulator should be maintained well all the time. As for transmission failure, please pay more attention to the G8 automatic transmission shifter, shift linkage boot, automatic transmission filter and transmission pan.
Routine maintenance is always what a responsible Pontiac G8 owner must perform if he wants to enjoy a safe and comfortable driving experience. Some auto parts just could not last as long as the vehicle could due to materials and working conditions or frequency of usage. Therefore, in your G8, tailgate latch, trunk latch, door lock, tailgate lock and hood latch need to be maintained on a regular basis. As for headlight, windshield wiper, wiper blade, speedometer, instrument wheel cover, they are important in make sure safe and high frequency of usage; please add them to your routine maintenance list as well.
The most effective way to make sure safety and comfort is always to choose OEM Pontiac G8 auto parts for your G8 as parts replacements. Precise fitment and optimum performance of parts is the key to keep your vehicle stay in the prime condition. And carries a wide range of lowest-priced genuine Pontiac G8 auto parts backed by the manufacturer's warranty. Moreover, all these OEM G8 parts are also available for hassle-free return policy and quickest delivery service.