G8-control arms? Problems solved?
Am from Montreal Canada. Actually drove a G6-2008, 3.5 L sedan SE ( 70,000 KLM/ 43 K miles). Having a certain insterest for the G8 (base 3.6 L or GT 6 L). I looked at different sites and reviews 'bout it. Saw that 38,159 units has been sold in U.S. from years 2008 and 2009. G8 were sold in Canada only for 2009, but no sales data found for this only year. By the way, from my research, as per today, it seem that there's only 28 Pontiac G8 (3.6 L and 6 L combined) for sale in the whole Canada. G8 production has ceased in July 09.
I saw that one major recurring problem is those defective control arms (upper and lower). some owners state that they changed them 3 times by having always the same nois and clunk. There was no recall from GM. Only a kind of service bulletin. Also from what i saw on G8 forums or other car reviews (Ex: Edmonds) are back from years 2008, 2009 and early 2010. Since we are almost in 2013, my question is: is GM found a solution for those defective suspension parts? Do they at one point arrive with a new part. If we combine U.S. and Canada together, there should certainly be over 40,000 G8 on the road. Answers and feedbacks will be appreciated. Best regards-JML