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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,950 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Pontiac Montana accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 162004

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 177,000 miles


While driving on March 16,2004 I hit black ice in the road, went off the road, rolled over and both front doors came open by themselves and I suffered a head injury that I am still recovering from due to the doors opening. It could have been alot more seroius because during rollover I felt my legs go outside the vehicle.

- Morenci, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 242003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,900 miles
The automatic sliding door continues to open and close. When starting up the vehicle and putting it into gear, the doors stop opening and closing. The consumer stated a recall repair was performed on the vehicle for the same problem. In for the doors to operate properly, the override button had to be engaged.

- Belgrade, ME, USA

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