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2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U5L4- Nassau, NY: May 29th, 2007
The contact owns a 2005 pontiac gto. The mechanic noticed that the passenger side front tire sidewall was worn down to the steel belt. The failure was noticed while the vehicle was on a lift receiving an oil change. The tire has not been replaced. The vehicle has not been diagnosed. The purchase date, engine size, correct vin, and transmission type were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 11,073.

2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12UX5L- Hickory, NC: April 19th, 2007
Vehicle purchased new. Motor failed at approx 6,555 miles. Loud poof followed by flames shooting out of bottom end of motor. Engine failure also sprayed hot motor oil over undercarriage and body panels. Black smoke filled passenger cabin resulting in zero visibility and foul odor in passenger compartment. Lost power steering and braking ability. After engine failure, application of brakes would not slow vehicle, requiring driver to coast to stop with zero visibility. After vehicle came to stop, driver exited and received minor burns from hot oil on body panels. *jb

2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U45L- Huntington Beach, CA: March 7th, 2007
- the contact stated that on a routine tire rotation on the 2005 pontiac gto with 11700 current mileage the tire shop discovered that the front struts were rubbing against the tires. And the tires were worn on the inside. The contact stated that there were no failures. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, and the problem will be repaired soon. The contact was not sure what type of strut he had, he stated that was part of the original equipment. *ak updated 04/05/07. *jb

2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U85L- Tuscon, AZ: February 22nd, 2007
- the contact's 2005 pontiac gto with 20019 current mileage was in the repair shop being looked at to determine if there was a tire rubbing on the strut. After researching complaints he was concerned about this vehicle. There have been no failures to date. *ak

2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U25L- Fortson, GA: February 15th, 2007
2005 pontiac gto. Massive tire to strut rub. Causing the tire to rip apart. The car is under warranty and the dealer would not fix this problem. I purchased an aftermarket strut mount and bearing and spent my own money to get the car aligned. Total out of pocket for fix $650. *nm

2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U35L- Harbor City, CA: February 15th, 2007
- the contact owns a 2005 pontiac gto. The front tires rub on the struts each time the vehicle came in contact with a bump in the road. The dealer and the manufacturer told the contact that it was not their problem. The contact purchased the second set of tires due to the failure. The current and failure mileage was 28,000. *ak

2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U15L- Auburndale, FL: December 12th, 2006
B. F. Goodrich factories tires were shot at 15,800 miles on at 2005 late model pontiac gto. They were dangerous and the manufacture and dealer claimed abuse which is false to keep from having to replace under warranty. I have photos and one time had the belt shift and become completely exposed. Another was bald on one side, but not the other. Two others were rounding and flattening in various spots. It appears to be they are trying to cover up a major defect that may be dangerous and costly to them much like the firestone problem on the suv's a few years ago. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - AT DEALERSH- Farmington, NM: August 22nd, 2006
2006 gto began leaking fluid at 160 miles. Told by dealership service that the vehicle was safe to drive, leaking steering fluid. At 200 miles began shaking, vibrating, making loud noise. Returned to dealership service. Advised design defect in struts, not safe to drive. Research since shows many, many gto owners are having strut failure almost immediately. *nm

2005 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U95L- Sherman Oaks, CA: August 19th, 2006
Engine started making a knocking noise, 12,000 miles driven since purchased new. *jb

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U26L- Indianapolis, IN: July 16th, 2006
With fewer than 900 miles on the odometer since new, my 2006 pontiac gto began leaking oil from the driver side strut into the wheel well and along the underbody of the car. The strut will need to be replaced. Dealership will replace with identical part#. *jb

2006 Pontiac Gto - 1G6KD57Y36U- Napa, CA: July 11th, 2006
Bought the car and the next day started to make occasional noises in the front end when turning. Found leaking fluid on garage floors on both sides where the struts are. Took into the dealer today and they are replacing them. *jb

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U86L- Spring City, PA: July 10th, 2006
Driver and passenger front struts are leaking. Vehicle has just over 200 miles, purchased 5 days ago. Pontiac gto built in january 2006. This appears to be a known problem among other owners of this vehicle. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U36L- Shelby Township, MI: July 9th, 2006
Within a day or two after taking delivery, i noticed fluid leaking from near the front (drivers side) tire. Dealer service confirmed the leak is coming from the strut and that the part would be replaced. Part had to be ordered and i was told it was ok to drive the vehicle until part could be replaced. Oil is now on my garage floor and the car does not handle as well as it should. There have been many reports of a similar nature regarding failed/leaking struts with the gto. I have never had this happen on any vehicle i've ever owned. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U66L- White Oak, PA: July 6th, 2006
Just pick my new car up drove home less then 20 miles car was hitting hard in the front [ al most skidded around a bend of road ] suspension:front:mcpherson strut both failed at 285 miles. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U76L- Kenosha, WI: July 4th, 2006
No significant event happened. Noticed oil from struts on garage floor. New vehicle with only 173 miles on the odometer. No action taken as of yet. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U06L- Corona, CA: June 27th, 2006
Front struts leaking fluid and strut rubbing against front tire. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12UX6L- Smyrna, GA: June 26th, 2006
Left front strut/shock absorber failure - leaks fluid. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U16L- Fort Myers, FL: June 24th, 2006
Remote door lock failed to unlock or lock door and open trunk. I have to place the key in the door lock and then pull it out in order for it to work. It fails to open maybe 1 out of 30 attempts. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U56L- Holliston, MA: June 24th, 2006
Both front struts leaking. *nm

2006 Pontiac Gto - 6G2VX12U96L- Chicago, IL: June 24th, 2006
Leaking front struts on a 2006 pontiac gto silver/black car was purchased new from rogers auto group in chicago on june 3rd. The build date is feb 2006. *jb