NHTSA — Equipment Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,252 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.

2003 Pontiac Montana accessories - interior problems

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2003 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 282010


  • 134,505 miles


I opened the passenger side door with my remote and began placing groceries in the van. While performing this action, my daughter thought she would help me by turning on the light on the overheard panel. She pushed the wrong button. The automatic door began closing while I was leaning into the van. It continued closing, squeezing me into the door frame itself. I was not able to free myself until the door began retracting on its own. Both hips are bruised and sore and it is painful to walk.

- Osceola, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 262006


  • miles
After shutting off van, tried to open sliding passenger door with key fob, nothing happened, tried yanking on door, again nothing, tried opening door with switch in upper console, nothing. Door was unlocked, but would not open under power. Son was locked inside the van. My husband was finally able to manually open door with great force. Had to manually force door to close. When I took the van to dealership to have the manifold gasket replaced had the service tech look at the door and was told they couldn't recreate problem, there was nothing to be done. Was told to bring back van if it happened again. Was told to tie door closed as the lock might fail, but there was nothing that could be done. Any wonder why we are not buying out the lease or purchasing another Montana.

- Whitby, 00, USA

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