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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 292003

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


The automatic transmission on our Montana failed without warning and now needs to be replaced to the tune of $2500. I was directed to this site and see numerous transmission failures on various model year Montana/transsports. Why is there no recall on these" this vehicle was never used for towing, on hilly areas, etc. Essentially a typical usage of some city, some highway. Only 68,000 miles and now this"

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 042002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle can be put into gear without applying the brakes. Dealer has been notified.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

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