NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,279 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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2002 Pontiac Montana miscellaneous problems

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 212004

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,541 miles


My family took our van on a week long vacation to Florida while I stayed at home. Right after they left my wife called to say that the ABS light was on in the dash. I called a local mechanic to get an idea of how bad the problem might be and he indicated that it should not be too bad but get it looked at when they return from the trip. Upon her return my wife took it in the the dealership where we purchased the van and they replaced a bearing in the right rear axle hub area of the vehicle. Since the van had approximately 40,451 miles on it we were told that this fell outside of the miles covered by the manufacturer. Although, it was still within the 3-yrs of covered warranty just not covered by the miles we paid for the repair. Asked the dealership about this repair and they stated that this was normal wear for this part of the country and the types of roads in this area. I told them that I did not like that answer. They told me that if I felt I had a complaint I could follow the procedure in the back of the owners manule. To which I have done: Phone call letter to GM follow-up phone call to GM now NHTSA.

- Milford, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Problem with the head gasket during normal driving condition starting by over heating look like a thermostat problem but is not. Head gasket fail and gas from the cylinders escape to the block of the engine causing to over heat and damage to the engine.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My vehichle is on it's fourth battery and only has 1200 miles. If the van is parked for more than a day then it drains the battery. They can't seem to find the problem. I told them to call the factory for help but I doubt if they will do so.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,575 miles
Rear driver\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s side door was misaligned ABS sensor was defective and also disable my AWD sytstem two days after getting the ABS sensor fixed my right front wheel bearing went out and had to wait 3 days just to get taht fixed.

- Springfield, OH, USA

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