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NHTSA — Equipment Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 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.

2002 Pontiac Montana accessories - interior problems

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

May 242007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the head gasket and the intake gasket had corroded from a cooling leak. She also experienced overheating and the only coolant that the dealer is telling her to use is dex cool. The contact stated that this type of coolant has been known to cause failures and that there should be some other type of coolant to use. She stated that the power door on the passenger side has signs of corrosion, the fuel gauge is erratic and prevents her from knowing the amount of fuel in the vehicle, the driver side front tire hub is loose, the overhead console for the temperature and compass has failed, and the air conditioning has a hole in the hose. According to the manufacturer, since the contact changed her own oil, that is the reason she is experiencing so many failures. Therefore, the manufacturer stated that they are not liable. The VIN is unknown. The current and failure mileages were 70,000.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 212004

Montana

  • 35,000 miles
The van was not equipped with a warning sensor to indicate when the sliding door was closing. This resulted in toddler's foot being trapped in the sliding door when it was closed. The toddler only sustained a scratch because he was wearing winter boots at the time of the incident.

- West Branch, MI, USA

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