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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
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.

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 lights problems

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1998 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 182003

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Both headlamp lens fell off the reflectors, then bulbs burnt out due to snow contacting says its a comon proplem but Pontiac will not address the issue.

- Rutland, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 032002


  • miles
Sport model. Headlight lens popped off. Manufacturer agreed to pay 50% due to age of vehicle.

- Clarence, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on a snowy day, moisture got into seal around lens on headlights, and headlights went out. Dealer contacted. Both headlight covers had bad seals around them, the snow got in between the lens and the seal and burned both headlights out.

- Athens, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 012001


  • miles
Both headlight lenses fell off within six months apart while driving; dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.

- Warsaw, IN, USA

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