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NHTSA — Traction Control System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,438 miles

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2001 Pontiac Montana brakes problems

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 032010

Montana 6-cyl

  • 112,438 miles


Service traction light stays on. Turn signal lights blinked really fast and they light up everytime I push on the break. Replaced brakes. Problem caused tail lamp circuit board and light bulbs to burn out and melt connectors. Was unable to drive the vehicle because people on the road would not know when I was breaking and could possibly run into me. Knocking sound on right wheel and steering wheel is loose. Replaced stabilizers and sensors, rotated and balanced wheels. Scared that I may loose control of the car because it causes the traction to turn off and the vehicle slides which could lead to a multi-car accident. It also needs new shocks; they are leaking. Vehicle is running hot and is eating up the coolant. Have already put 2 gallons in the vehicle since Sept. Water pump is leaking. Passenger window keeps getting stuck. Dealership says that the door needs to be replaced because it is an electrical issue. The majority of the problems that I am having are due to electrical issues. If you google problems with this particular model, you will find that the complaints are regarding the same issues that I have stated. I am low income and cannot afford to keep spending money to hypothesize what is the cause. I need GM to find out what is wrong with this vehicle. I can't get out of my contract and this vehicle is a road hazard. I noticed the issue with the door the same that I test drove the vehicle. The dealership refused to repair it even though it was on the inspection report. Still disputing issue with them. I noticed the problem with the wheel in April and have been constantly taking it back every since the first repair was done.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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