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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 1
Average Mileage:
22,895 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 012011

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the driver's side electronic sliding door erroneously become unlocked and slid open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. No repairs were performed. The contact also indicated that the television monitor inside the vehicle would become very hot to the touch and a burning odor was present from the monitor. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the defect. The fuse for the monitor was removed by the dealer, making the monitor inoperable. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 38,000. Updated 05/28/14 updated 05/30/2014

- Ionia, IA, USA

problem #8

Oct 182010

Montana

  • miles
The driver side sliding door continues to open and when you lock it manually it chimes while you are driving. The sensors have been replaced and the lock but nothing is working right.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #7

Aug 202009

Montana

  • miles
The driver side back door will not close and stay closed. If I push the button to close it automatically, it comes right back open. If I use the override and close it manually, then the door chimes as I am driving telling me that the door is ajar. I also have issues with the passenger side back door. If I go over a bump or pot hole, then the chime starts and the only way to stop it is to open the door and re-close it.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 192008

Montana

  • 45,000 miles

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

The power sliding doors do not work properly. They can open while driving. Open after car is shut off. They also do not open when they feel like it. Car door driver side opened on I95 at 65 mph. My daughter watched as her stuff and her hamster flew out the vehicle.

- Ridley Park, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 052008

Montana

  • 41,000 miles
Every day. Doors open on own while driving. Takes 5-6 times to get doors to close with automatic opener.

- Ridley Park, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 042008

Montana

  • 39,000 miles
Bought car used. It dinged and salesman said door just not closed properly. We brought it in 2 weeks later as door decides when it wants to close. Driver's side rear door to 2005 Pontiac Montana minivan. Dealer aligned door. Still won't close.

- Ridley Park , PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312006

Montana 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,258 miles

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

Numerous attempts to fix the same and continuously different problems with our 2005 Montana. Flickering interior lights, ABS system failure (4X), retorque harmonic balancer, replace radio that randomly changed stations, replace molding on all doors from rust (2X), right wheel bearing and hub assembly replacement (2X), replace turn signal lamps (2X), replace fuel level sensor, replace strap on rear door that fell off. We have had issues with it not turning over as well, going on for over a year, and each time it is taken into the shop they are 'unable to duplicate the problem' and send me home where of course it fails to turn over but won't do it when they have it in their possession. The incident date below is the date of the first time it was in for service.

- Pearl City, HI, USA

problem #2

Nov 172007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Side passenger door opens on it own.

- Sharpsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 122005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
The contact stated when releasing brake pressure on an incline the vehicle rolled back. The passenger's air bag light illuminated intermittently. Also, while driving the remote control doors open and close, and power door locks lock and unlock. The dealer noted this was normal, and no repairs have been made.

- Parma, OH, USA

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