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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,778 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 012005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The vehicle's power sliding door opened when the consumer's granddaughter pressed the door button over riding the securing lock on the door.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #8

Aug 152002

Montana

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The design position and force of the sliding door operation caused the passenger arm to break when attempting to exit the van. Consumer recommended that GM should mound the door handle pointing forward instead of up because the handle would have slipped out of the passenger while exiting the van. Also, a force sensor in the opening movement like that in the closing motion. Lastly, consumer also suggested that a warning sign should be installed on the door. PE04064.pco

- East China, MI, USA

problem #7

Mar 152003

Montana

  • miles
The passenger side sliding door opened while driving.

- Newell, SD, USA

problem #6

Mar 202003

Montana

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The sliding door automatically closed without the consumer pushing the button. Consumer was injured.

- Edinboro, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 312001

Montana

  • miles
Passenger sitting on the middle seat next to the power door had their right arm resting on the door handle, the button to open the door was pressed, causing the passengers arm to be trapped between the seat back and the door handle, passenger could not remove their right arm and the wrist was bent backward until the wrist bone snapped, this vehicle was a rental from alamo company. Dup of 10/02/2001 rpt.pco

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #4

Mar 062002

Montana

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, side power sliding door came open. Latch would not catch. Had recall 01V067000 done on door, but problem still exists. Van has been in for repair approximately 4 times.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 312001

Montana

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Passenger sitting on the middle seat next to the power door had their right arm resting on the door handle, the button to open the door was pressed, causing the passengers arm to be trapped between the seat back and the door handle, passenger could not remove their right arm and the wrist was bent backward until the wrist bone snapped, this vehicle was a rental from alamo company. PE04064.pco

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #2

Jul 052001

Montana

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Open the middle right seat door of the van and the door caught my hand around the door handle while it was opening, caughting my elbow between the door and the seat. PE04064.pco

- Boise , ID, USA

problem #1

Aug 112001

Montana

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power door has no safety latch features to prevent door from opening when grabbed or held. This caused consumer to have a broken wrist. Took to dealer, and mechanic checked door and noticed no safety latch. Indicated one should be present to prevent consumer from breaking wrist. PE04064.pco

- Dowagiac, MI, USA

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