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"Door Ajar" signal on dash panel stays on even when doors are clo

I have a 2005 Pontiac G6 that when you get in the car and start the car and go to drive, the Door Ajar signal on the dash panel beeps that a door is ajar. All the doors are closed though and also it doesn't lock my locks automatically anymore when I drive like I use to now. When I hit the lock button in the car it locks all the locks but the drivers side. What could be the problem?

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  • vcloss Jan 27, 2009

    Yes i have the same problem...it does it intermittently...be careful your inside lights may stay on and drain your battery when it happens

  • wonthree Feb 08, 2009

    i am having the same problem as well. i was told to try spraying wd40 on latch, and i also found out that the door latches are going bad on these models..

  • nascar_fan Feb 22, 2009

    Same problem here as well, just started tonight, only mine is an 08 model.. Off to the dealership I go, sigh........

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I have the same problem right now with my 2005 G6...my neighbor works as a GM machanic and he said that the door latch (inside the door panel) is completely broken and needs to be replaced. At first I thought that it might be an elctrical thing as it was intermittent and seemed to only happen when it rained and the car got wet. It is my front passanger side door.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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I just had my car in the shop and they had to replace the latch as well.. this car has beena nightmare soo far... i am still having the vibration problem in front end, and my tires are bald already.. i just put brand new tires on less than 2 months ago... i heard that the G6 is been having alot of front end problems. I already had a wheel bearing replaced and ball joints and control arm on driver side... gotta love it!!

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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Update: Just got back from the dealer, official diagnosis: Broken door latch. Luckily where my g6 isn't quite a year old it's still covered under warranty but this issue appears to be a widespread problem, enough so to justify a recall. It just goes to show you why the big 3 automakers are begging for bailout money right now, shabby quality over the years combined with increased prices. Greed is a terrible thing, customers are getting fed up and it's comming back to haunt them....

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • nascar_fan Mar 02, 2009

    Well another update, the problem has gone away and it hasn't been fixed yet, also I read an article in the local paper of someone describing the same problem, the answer was a problem with either a loose wire or a glitch in the car's electronic control unit. After whats happened and reading that it appears to be the problem with my g6.

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