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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,644 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 062010


  • 120,000 miles


Front right wheel bearing has been replaced 3 times in 20 months, and constant ABS sensor problems with the same. Also brakes keep wearing quickly under normal driving conditions.

- West Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #3

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Problem with the head gasket during normal driving condition starting by over heating look like a thermostat problem but is not. Head gasket fail and gas from the cylinders escape to the block of the engine causing to over heat and damage to the engine.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,575 miles
Rear driver\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s side door was misaligned ABS sensor was defective and also disable my AWD sytstem two days after getting the ABS sensor fixed my right front wheel bearing went out and had to wait 3 days just to get taht fixed.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 202004

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer noticed while traveling at any speed and when depressing the brakes pedal would travel to floorboard.

- New York, NY, USA

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