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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Front Underhood Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Pontiac Montana electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

May 082003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


1998 Montana van wouldn't crank at work, then waited and it cranked. Second time it stopped in road, then cranked up. Later tried to crank and it wouldn't. had to tow vehicle to dealership, who stated that wires were corroded that affected sensors.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 212000


  • miles
I was driving down the street when I noticed smoke coming from underneath the hood of my vehicle. I pulled off of the road into a parking lot and ran inside a business to call for help. Within 2 minutes my vehicle was englufed in flames. I called 911. The vehicle is a total loss. We had just had the vehicle serviced and oil changed a month ago.

- Iron Mountain, MI, USA

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