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NHTSA — Equipment: Electrical: Air Conditioner Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 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.

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.

2001 Pontiac Montana AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 262007


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Montana. Whenever the contact would activate the air conditioner, either while driving various speeds or at a stop, only hot air would come out of the vents. The contact did not notice any differences in the vehicle prior to the air conditioner failure. Also, on both of the sliding doors, the rubber bumper falls off whenever the doors are opened or closed. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 119,000 and failure mileage was 100,000.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 132007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The air conditioning in the van doesn't work. Stopped over a year ago. Took it in for service and after $360 air still doesn't work. Took it to another shop this year and they told us the condenser needs to be replaced and there is a leak in the line. Were told the estimate to repair would be approximately $1100. When the shop called for the parts, they were told they were the 14th person ordering a condenser that day. Why isn't this a recall issue? in the heat of the summer driving with windows open causes drag on the vehicle and diminishes the fuel consumption, never mind the discomfort of small children in the back who can open windows for relief. Almost $1500 spent on a 6 year old car for air conditioning is obscene!

- Washington, NM, USA

problem #2

Jun 192006

Montana 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
One day my air condition was working and the next day it no longer work have taken to repair shop and was told I needed to get a new air conditioner was wondering if this is common in 2001 Montana why haven't they did a recall on this van.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 092004

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
In June of 2004, the air conditioning failed in my 2001 Montana mini-van. One day it worked, the next it didn't. took it to a mechanic and was told the A/C condenser had to be replaced. Also was told that this was a common problem with the Montanas. We were 10,000 miles past the warranty and had to pay $800 for this fix. If this is a common problem, why hasn't it been recalled?

- Beloit, WI, USA

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