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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems

3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,379 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 182007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 177,950 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Montana. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle began to overheat. The contact maneuvered the vehicle to the side of the road and it shut off completely. He waited approximately 30 minutes and then restarted the vehicle. The vehicle completely shut off again and he waited 30 minutes before restarting it to drive home. Two days later, the vehicle was towed to a mechanic and he stated that there was water in the engine and the manifold intake gasket was cracked approximately two inches. The dealer has not been notified. The current mileage was 178,000 and failure mileage was 177,950.

- Coringh, MS, USA

problem #5

Aug 092007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,322 miles
2001 Pontiac Montana brake system failure. Customer states that her brake system failed unexpectedly. She wants General Motors to reimburse her for fixing the vehicle. The consumer stated the brake line leaked onto the electronic brake control module which caused an electrical short. The intake manifold gasket had to be replaced previously on the vehicle. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #4

Apr 162005

Montana

  • miles
I took my van for a free safety check and the mechanic said I had an intake leak which could do some major damage if it wasn't repaired. I took it to the dealership, and they agreed it was leaking, and found a tie rod problem. Along with those problems they said my tensioner on my front seat belt broke. These repairs are over $1,000. If all these other people are having the same problem I would sure like an explanation. My dealership said it is a common problem with these vans. That sure sounds like the vehicle should be recalled!

- Englewood, TN, USA

problem #3

Apr 062005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

After checking this web site, I found 8 recalls on my vehicle. I have never recieved a notice from gmor Pontiac on any of these recalls. In addition, while the car was still under warranty, there was an antifreeze leak into the manifold and that problem has not been listed in the recall items. I was told it was a common problem by the dealership. Additionally, after several complaints about my car horn - honking sporadically the dealership was unalbe to find the problem. I have had the car 4 years and this has occurred at least 10 times.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 282004

Montana

  • miles
While the vehicle was being serviced technician determined that intake manifold gasket was leaking. This would cost the consumer $885 for replacement.

- Cedar Knolls, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 292004

(reported on)

Montana

  • miles
While vehicle was being serviced technician determined that intake gasket was leaking. It would cost the consumer $885 for replacement.

- Cedar Knolls, NJ, USA

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