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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Hatchback/Liftgate: Hinge And Attachments Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,305 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Pontiac Montana body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 232002

Montana 6-cyl

  • 13,305 miles


While driving, the front end of the vehicle vibrated. The vehicle would hesitated when accelerated after a complete stop or when slowing. The dealer was unable to remedy the problem. The consumer requested a refund for the vehicle. Other problems are as followed: The vehicle felt as if it was going to stall when idled due to dirty injector(s), there was noise on driver side of the engine, the horn would go off by itself/dealer unable to duplicate, the cover in the rear hatch on the left side did not stay in place and reinstalled the panel door, the transmission had no reverse and grinds when placed in forward gears/removed transmission assembly and disassembled, there was clunking when in gear, the planetary gears were rounded, the transmission acted as if it wanted to take off, found a loose motor mount on the driver side and was tightened, the steering was stiff, and was noisy when turning right.

- Temperance, MI, USA

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