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Check Engine Light On Heads Were Cracked


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
153,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. place heads and head gasket (1 reports)
2003 Pontiac Montana cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152012

Montana 3400

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,000 miles


tHIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN 3 YEARS THAT THE COOLING SYSTEM FAILED. i BOUGHT THIS CAR IN SEPTEMBERT OF 2009, AND HAD TO REPLACE HE HEAD GASKET DURING THE SUMMER OF 2010. Now i get a check enging ligfht and when i bring it in the heads are already cracked! It seems like this vehicle had a design flaw that causes head gasket failure and fatal over heating fairly quickly. I have heard that there are intake valve problems. Could this result in head gasket failure?? Why wasn't I notified about the intake valve problem?? Pontiac/GM never ever notiofied me that this might be an issue. I had to find the info myself via the internet.

- , Shorewood, WI, USA

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