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Fuel Gauge Not Working Properly


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
103,320 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
2002 Pontiac Montana electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 142012

Montana V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,567 miles


had the rotors replaced and the fuel gauge went haywire

- , Copley, OH, USA

problem #5

May 042011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,351 miles

The lastest problem is the gas gauge fluctuates so we never know where the gas level is at. Luckily I was driving in town when the problem became known (out of gas light came on) and was not on the highway (though we had to take a trip 3 days later...scary).

- , Princeton, BC, canada

problem #4

Jul 092009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

Gas gauge either registers completely full or completely empty. Also, this week, the power door locks stopped working on the doors, but work when using the remote. My check "engine soon" light also came on about a week ago. Now, I have to add coolant about 4 times a year for the car to not overheat and for the a/c and heat to work properly. Will NEVER buy another PONTIAC!

- , Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #3

Jan 062007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


this is just one thing in a long list of problems... rear windows don't work, radio display doesn't work. when I open driver's door bell starts going like I left the key in. Rear brake lights don't work half the time. left headlight keeps going out. just the other day, the entire front consul lights and headlights went out. You can manually turn on the headlights but everything else will not work. Passenger window got stuck in down position, had to get pulled up and still have not replaced motor.

- , Fairborn, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 312008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

ticks me off... always seem to have off the wall problems.

- , Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 142007

Montana V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Well' What could be worse then a fuel gauge that is going nuts, one minute it is showing full, then it drops all the way down and the fuel light comes on with the ring of my bell. Add to this the fact that l can no longer get my rear power windows to work. My door locks will not work at the switch; and the two new ones I bought didn't fix the problem, yet get this my remote key lock makes the locks work {go figure}... Oh my radio display went out where the clock and stations show. All this happened within a few months. I'm not looking forward to going to the dealership for service, as I can only imagine what the cost will be to get it fixed.

Oh I thought I would never buy a Toyota... 'Corolla", but that little car had a great reputation, and I can only hope that our American Auto makers will take note of their sales, and they will try a little harded when it comes to making all their autos better. My parents had a Buick Century, and to date it has gone 300,000 plus miles {for the third owner} and I heard it is still running, and everything still works {power windows, radio, etc}....

- , Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

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