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NHTSA — Visibility: Defroster/Defogger System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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.

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1998 Pontiac Montana accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 211999


  • miles


The defroster/defogger does not clear frost/fog from passenger side windshield & window resulting in dangerous driving condition with even only driver in vehicle. Problem is extremely dangerous with 7-8 passengers in vehicle. Dealer has seen "several" others; condition "normal." Two trips to dealer and problem still exists. Same problem reported ODI id 852577 1998 Chevrolet Venture on 02/12/2000. Problem is due to: 1. poor engineering design results in too small defroster opening for size of windshield 2. as a result, airflow is directed towards driverside to clear driver's side, leaving passenger side with little or no airflow. Resulting in very dangerous condition!!! help!!!!!

- Westerville, OH, USA

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