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My 2006 Pontiac G6 all of a sudden cut off on me while driving. The message said "Service Power Steering" and "Service Air Bag". I towed it to a Pontiac Dealer and because it started, they sent it back home to me. It cut off on me again, the next day, so I had it towed back... Yesterday after replacing a steering column module and $600 later; I drove it home, ran a few errands and this morning and on my way to work, it cut off on me again, with the same message "Service Power Steering" and Service Air Bag"... Pontiac paid the towing fees this time, and now they can't even get it to start! They are baffled. I do not feel confident driving this car anymore without it shutting off again! What in the world is the problem? Does anyone know?

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There are to many things that can cause this issue. At my best guess, I'll say an issue with the ignition switch or harness. The wire harness from the ignition switch could have a break from it or has been rubbing against a metal part causing a short and shutting down your engine.

This is the best i can think of since you have mentioned that your air bag and and power steering service light came on. I'l have them inspect the wire harness more closely to the ignition switch and replace if any sighs of worn area.

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