NHTSA — Seats Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,687 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.

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2001 Pontiac Montana accessories - interior problems

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2001 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 292009


  • 80,000 miles


My mom has a 2001 Pontiac Montana. This weekend, she put my 19 month old daughter in her car seat in the 2nd row seat. At one point during the weekend, mom stopped hard and the seat with my daughter in it flipped forward, with my daughter in it. My daughter's face hit the driver seat back. She got a bloody nose and a black eye, and fortunately that was all. After some investigation, I found that when a car seat is installed with a tether, and the tether is tight, it is very easy to accidentally trigger the release of the seat base mechanism, allowing the seat to tilt forward. The tether bracket is attached to the bar that is part of the mechanism for releasing the seat. When the tether is tightened, it begins to move the mechanism. It only takes a good bump, such as form sliding the seat back on its rails, to completely release the seat and allow it to tilt forward under hard braking or a collision.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #2

Feb 232004

(reported on)


  • 3,060 miles
Gas leaking under the driver seat and under the hood. Also, gas was pouring out from the motor. The window failed to open, the consumer is currently waiting on a new motor. The rear brakes were leaking, the tie rods had to be replaced because they were loose, the left rear stuck became stuck, when the gear was taken out of park and placed into drive and the consumer proceeded to accelerate the vehicle jerked, the engine light illuminated, the dealer determined the emission system was dragging, the driver side mirror vibrated, the bumper cover was loose. When the consumer attempted to turn the key in the ignition, the vehicle did not start, the dealer was unable to duplicate the consumer's concern. The fuel pressure regulator was leaking and the fuel filter was replaced. The vehicle would not go over 10 mph, the vehicle shifted and then returned to normal speed. The plastic on the drivers seat was loose.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 312002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was stolen and involved in a high speed wreck which neither air bags deployed. The owner indicated that the seats detached from the floor board. Nlm the consumer states that the vehicle rolled several times and slid on its top. The dealer told the consumer that the air bags would only deploy at a certain speed and angle.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

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