NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,500 miles

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2003 Pontiac Montana fuel system problems

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2003 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012009

Montana 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Montana. The contact noticed that the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, he noticed fuel leaking from the vehicle when placing gasoline in the tank. He concluded that the fuel tank inlet check valve (icv) fractured, which allowed fuel vapors to pass through and droplets of fuel to accumulate on the side of the fuel tank. A fire could occur in the presence of an ignition source. The dealer stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). A technician stated that because his vehicle has a long wheel base instead of the regular wheel base, the vehicle would not be repaired. The contact would have to pay $900 for the repair. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure and current mileages were 99,000. Updated 07/01/09 updated 07/06/09.

- New Haven, VT, USA

problem #1

Nov 092008

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Montana. While the vehicle was parked in the garage, the contact smelled fuel throughout her home. She discovered a pool of gasoline underneath the rear of her vehicle. The fuel tank was investigated by a relative and they found a fracture in the fuel tank. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). The failure and current mileages were 100,000. Updated 12/30/08 updated 01/02/09.

- Concord, CA, USA

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