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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly Problems

5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,690 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.

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2003 Pontiac Montana fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 042007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Wife detected a gas smell from the rear of her van. She let it go due to the recent fill up. I noticed a puddle under my wife's van and investigated the source of the puddle. I determined that the liquid was gas and it was streaming from around the inlet fuel valve and the fuel tank. I looked up the repair procedure on line and came across a recall for this issue on my particular van. (recall id# 07V349000) come to find out this recall was segregated to three mos. In 2002.(June-August) my particular date of assembly is Oct. 2002, in turn does not qualify for the recall. However reflects the same issue.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 152007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel tank has developed a leak.

- Southgate, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 312006

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,900 miles
I noticed a strong smell of gasoline after filling the tank. There was a large puddle of gas under the vehicle with fuel dripping from the gas tank near the filler neck. Upon investigation it was determined that the fuel was leaking from a crack in the gas tank at the seam above the point where the filler neck connects on the side of the tank. This could have been disastrous if the vehicle had been parked in the garage which has an open flame space heater. The vehicle is out of warranty due to mileage 52,000 miles. I am trying to find a used tank to replace the defective one. The GM dealer service manager stated that there were no recalls or service bulletins for this failure.

- Auburn, KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 202005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,850 miles
Fuel tank has leak.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003

Montana

  • miles
Consumer stated that while traveling in new van filled it up with gas, and woke up the next morning and gas was leaking all over the place. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer, who found that fuel tank was cracked, causing gas to leak. Consumer stated he and his wife could have been killed if someone threw a cigarette or a match out of the window near vehicle.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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