Brakes And Rotors Are A Continuous Problem


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,756 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace brakes and rotors (2 reports)
2000 Pontiac Montana brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 102000

Montana 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,025 miles


The van was brand new with very few miles on it and we had paid for an extended warranty, so we thought no problem. Wrong!!!! When the warning mechanism for the brake system went off I immediately took the van into my dealership to get it looked at. What they discovered was the brake system was giving a warning squeal, but OOPPs!!! the break pads had warn unevenly and now by front pads and rotors needed to be replaced on a five month old van that had 5000 miles on it and no part of the repair cost was covered by a warranty and no rental car would be provided while my van was in the shop for three days. New Owner and already unsatisfied with my new van. This would only be the beginning of our troubles with this van!!!!!!!

- , El Sobrante, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 242008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

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We purchased our van less than a year ago, at which time, the owner showed us proof that the brake pads and rotors had been replaced within the last month. About a month ago, we had our oil changed at which time they did a full inspection. Once complete, they told me that our brakes and rotors needed to be changed AGAIN and that our brake line needed to be flushed. We were planning to wait until after the holidays to get the problem fixed. But on Christmas Eve, we weren't so lucky. Going around a curve, my brakes locked up and I no longer had control of my vehicle. The pictures tell you the rest and there was close to $10,000. in damages.

- , Deland, FL, US

problem #2

Oct 082007

(reported on)

Montana Extended

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Brake guy says the Pontiac Montana is notorious for having under designed brakes. Get yours checked often!

- , Albuquerque, NM, US

problem #1

Dec 042006

(reported on)

Montana 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

We have had this Pontiac Montana since 2000. We go in at least twice a year since the beginning for some brake problem. At the beginning, brakes were mushy, and didn't feel like they would stop. Continued with rotor problems every 3-4 months. Been to the Dealer, and at least 5 different places to have them checked. They all say Rotors need turning, or the pads need to be replaced. I've owned cars since 1968 and replaced brakes every 50000-70000 miles not every 5-7000 miles. I dont feel this is a driver style, it has to be a design flaw that is costing me $$ continuously.

- , Potomac, MD, USA

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