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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Pontiac Montana electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152003

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I was coming back from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in July from a trip and when I arrived at my destination. I shut the car off and took the key out of the ignition, and I could not get out the car, did not unlock on its own. When I did get the car door open the radio was still playing, the windows were going up and down, and the on star was still on it was like that for 2 hours. When I finally got home from my friends house the same thing happened... we did hit a huge rain storm the whole way down. I have taking it to the dealership (brian Pontiac), and they can not reproduce the problem.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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