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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2003 Pontiac Montana lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152006

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


Brake light bulbs continually burn out. The bottom of the bulbs are melted when removed. All other tail lights work fine. This is the same problem experienced by owners of 2002 model Montanas that have logged several complaints. Mine is a 2003 model having the same issue.

- Chapin, SC, USA

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