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NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,000 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.

2005 Pontiac Montana engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 192015


  • 150,000 miles


The vehicle is constantly overheating. The thermostat on the dash jumps erratically and as soon as you shut the engine off and pop the hood you can put your hand on the engine. The engine is cool to the touch. Changed several parts and there is no leak.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 192014

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that after entering the vehicle by using the automatic key fob remote, the vehicle would not start. The contact could not open the doors and became locked inside of the vehicle. The contact was unsuccessful when attempting to start the vehicle. The contact manipulated the manual door lock six times before the door opened. The contact was forced to get assistance from another driver in order to charge the battery to start the vehicle. The contact drove the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was contacted and did not offer a remedy. The current and failure mileage were 108,000. Updated 8/15/14 updated 08/26/2014

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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