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NHTSA — Power Train: Transfer Case (4-Wheel Drive) Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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2002 Pontiac Montana drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 212003

(reported on)

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


While driving at any speed the ABS brake light and the 4 wheel drive light illuminated. Consumer stated that as a result the vehicle was stuck in the snow. When the ABS is not working properly, the vehicle will not brake safely, and the four/all wheel drive will not work. The vehicle will not have the traction to go up a hill. ( ABS and all wheel drive would fail at any time) scc

- Mehoopany, PA, USA

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