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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,027 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.

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2001 Pontiac Montana fuel system problems

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012014


  • 223,691 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Montana. The contact smelled gasoline fuel outside the vehicle and noticed a leak near the fuel tank. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 223,691.

- Paragon, IN, USA

problem #7

Aug 222013

Montana 6-cyl

  • 147,583 miles
In 2010 I learned my vehicle had an outstanding recall notice (07V349000) for a defective gas tank. I had the tank replaced by the dealer. Yesterday evening I noticed a strong odor of gasoline when I stepped near my vehicle. I went to my local ase certified mechanic and had him inspect the gas tank. He found it was leaking significantly at the filler neck. I then took the car to the dealer that had done the replacement. I requested they replace the defective tank. The told me the warranty was good for only one year or 12,000 miles. I told them that did not make sense. They replaced a supposedly defective unit with a defective unit. There is no visible damage to the gas tank. I got in touch with GM customer service dept. And they advised me to have the car inspected by the dealer and we would proceed from there. They will charge me $58 ( I don't know if it is taxable or not) to get the ball rolling. The mileage at the time of the original replacement was 122,727. The current mileage is 147,583. That equates to a little over 8,000 miles per year, in Florida.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 122011

Montana 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked in a garage when he smelled a very strong odor of fuel. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the mechanic stated that the fuel tank was cracked. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 59,000...updated 01/04/12 the consumer stated the issue has been resolved. Updated 01/09/12

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 012011


  • 153,379 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that there was an overpowering odor of fuel outside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed there was a leak at the filler neck. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed that the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V349000(fuel system, gasoline:storage) applied to the contact's VIN but the recall had expired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 153,379 and the current mileage was 153,626.

- Salem, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 012005


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the fuel gauge was reading inaccurately and she was unable to determine how much fuel was actually in the vehicle. The dealer advised the contact of a remedy for the failure however, the contact was unable to identify what the remedy consisted of. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 160,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #3

Jul 282011


  • 124,500 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he noticed fuel was leaking from the fuel tank. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). The failure mileage was 124,500.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #2

Feb 062009


  • 138,000 miles
Fuel gauge inappropriately reports amount of fuel in tank. Gauge fails at approximately 15 gallons used. The tank sensor indicates no fuel upon reaching the above amount until the car is restarted which at that time reads full even when less is present. While driving the gauge will again return to the empty state even when adequate fuel is present in tank. This situation will continue until the tank is refilled. When refilled the amount of gasoline measured at the pump and indicated as needed is inaccurate up to 3 gallons more needed to fill tank.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 232004

(reported on)


  • 3,060 miles
Gas leaking under the driver seat and under the hood. Also, gas was pouring out from the motor. The window failed to open, the consumer is currently waiting on a new motor. The rear brakes were leaking, the tie rods had to be replaced because they were loose, the left rear stuck became stuck, when the gear was taken out of park and placed into drive and the consumer proceeded to accelerate the vehicle jerked, the engine light illuminated, the dealer determined the emission system was dragging, the driver side mirror vibrated, the bumper cover was loose. When the consumer attempted to turn the key in the ignition, the vehicle did not start, the dealer was unable to duplicate the consumer's concern. The fuel pressure regulator was leaking and the fuel filter was replaced. The vehicle would not go over 10 mph, the vehicle shifted and then returned to normal speed. The plastic on the drivers seat was loose.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

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