NHTSA — Fuel System, Other: Storage: Fuel Gauge System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,000 miles

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2002 Pontiac Montana fuel system problems

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

May 242007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the head gasket and the intake gasket had corroded from a cooling leak. She also experienced overheating and the only coolant that the dealer is telling her to use is dex cool. The contact stated that this type of coolant has been known to cause failures and that there should be some other type of coolant to use. She stated that the power door on the passenger side has signs of corrosion, the fuel gauge is erratic and prevents her from knowing the amount of fuel in the vehicle, the driver side front tire hub is loose, the overhead console for the temperature and compass has failed, and the air conditioning has a hole in the hose. According to the manufacturer, since the contact changed her own oil, that is the reason she is experiencing so many failures. Therefore, the manufacturer stated that they are not liable. The VIN is unknown. The current and failure mileages were 70,000.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #1

May 032007

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
2002 Pontiac Montana gas gauge will shoot up to full and then drop to empty at any given time. I never have an accurate reading of how much fuel I actually have. Yesterday while at my daughters school I ran out of gas and had to call aaa for fuel to get me to the nearest gas station. I must now set my trip counter at 0 when I fuel up. This could cause a problem if I run out of gas on the highway or something (I have children) maybe even cause an accident. This issue should be addressed by Pontiac and a recall be set in place. I found out it could cost anywhere from 500 to 750 dollars to fix. Ridiculous amount of money.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

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