The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

GM Recalls MY 2008-09 Pontiac G8 Vehicles

May 25, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- General Motors is recalling more than 35,000 MY 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles because the brake pedal position switch and the tire pressure monitoring system may have been incorrectly programmed. 

The brake lamps may be continually illuminated, failing to warn a following driver when the vehicle is braking, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website. Also, some vehicles may have incorrect values programmed into the tire pressure monitoring system that will not illuminate the low tire pressure telltale until tire pressure falls below values required by federal safety standards. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire can cause the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. These conditions could increase the risk of an accident, NHTSA said. 

To resolve the problems, dealers will perform the necessary reprogramming free of charge. 

The recall is expected to begin in June. Owners may contact GM Pontiac at (800) 620-7668.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

John Lovato was one of the 46 founding members of NAFA, a member of The Round Table Group (a precursor to NAFA), and a former fleet manager with chemical manufacturing company American Cyanamid.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher