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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


: the contact stated while attempting to open the driver side sliding door, it fell off the top and bottom track. The dealership has been alerted and is making the necessary repairs. The manufacturer has not been alerted.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #2

Apr 212004


  • 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

problem #1

Nov 202002


  • miles
Driver side power sliding door alarm goes off while being closed. The door will not always open. The door does not shut and the vehicle allows you to drive with it in the open position. All 4 tires had bubbles all 4 tires were replaced.

- Loveland, OH, USA

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