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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,265 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 162005

Montana

  • miles

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

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

Feb 232004

(reported on)

Montana

  • 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

problem #2

Nov 112003

Montana

  • 30,000 miles
The vehicle's tie rod failed. This caused the steering wheel to pull to the left. Please provide additional information.

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 212003

Montana

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front tie rods, brakes and rotors completely worn out and require all new replacement as well as new tires. Think originally that tie rod and calipers were defective. Bought vehicle brand new. Have 28,800 miles on it. GM refused to look at calipers saying it was my fault because tires weren't rotated. Doesn't explain how outside brake linings and tie rods wore out.

- Hudson, WI, USA

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