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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,300 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 162011

Montana 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Passenger front airbag light stays on.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132011


  • 78,900 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Montana. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph and crashed into a deer. The air bags did not deploy and there was damage to the hood, head lights, fender and passenger side door. The contact sustained a bruised eye and injuries to the lips. The passenger sustained a broken finger and wrist and the rear passenger sustained a puncture wound to the forehead. The contact stated that the air bag and check engine warning lights were illuminated and the tail lights became inoperable immediately after the crash. The brake lights would operate erratically. The contact was able to drive the vehicle from the scene of the crash. The manufacturer was contacted and sent an inspector to inspect the vehicle who confirmed that the air bags were defective. The contact referenced the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 06V417000 (air bags: Frontal) but the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 78,900.

- Melbourne, AR, USA

problem #1

Mar 132007


  • miles
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 automatic sliding door opens while driving, bad sensor and broke cable was replaced. The consumer also stated the engine failed, which ultimately led to an engine replacement. The vehicle began shaking and misfiring. A bad plug and the stabilizing bar links were replaced. The undercarriage was cracked which was causing a loud knocking and thumping sound under the vehicle. The consumer also had the seats replaced with an after market leather kit because stains had formed on the seats due to moisture. The consumer later discovered a recall had been issued because the after market kit could cause the passenger sensing system to malfunction if the passenger sensing system malfunctions, the front air bag on the passenger side may be disabled when it should be enabled, or enabled when it should be disabled. The consumer was informed his vehicle was not included in the recall

- Conway, AR, USA

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