NHTSA — Structure Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200 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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2005 Pontiac Montana body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152008


  • miles


I have a problem daily with the passenger side power sliding door, when I close the door it comes back open. I have to open and close the door several times for the alarm chime to stop and the door completely close. I have taken the vehicle to dealer who claims to have fixed the problem when the van was under warranty, but that's not true because the problem still continues! this is a safety issue especially since I have small children. I have taken my vehicle to 4 different dealerships who have been unable to fix the problem. I believe it should be a recall on the power sliding door for the 2005 Pontiac Montana.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 132007


  • miles
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 automatic sliding door opens while driving, bad sensor and broke cable was replaced. The consumer also stated the engine failed, which ultimately led to an engine replacement. The vehicle began shaking and misfiring. A bad plug and the stabilizing bar links were replaced. The undercarriage was cracked which was causing a loud knocking and thumping sound under the vehicle. The consumer also had the seats replaced with an after market leather kit because stains had formed on the seats due to moisture. The consumer later discovered a recall had been issued because the after market kit could cause the passenger sensing system to malfunction if the passenger sensing system malfunctions, the front air bag on the passenger side may be disabled when it should be enabled, or enabled when it should be disabled. The consumer was informed his vehicle was not included in the recall

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #1

Nov 132005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
Whistle noise from front of vehicle around 60 mph. Dealer has replaced the front windshield seal, door seal, and a gasket under the hood but this has not helped. The dealer told me that they didn't hear the whistle unless they drove it 90 mph!!! I was told that this is a problem with Pontiac's design and it can not be fixed. Passenger side sliding door doesn't stay shut and doesn't open when outside handle is pulled and motor running too long and grinding after door has closed. The door motor has been replaced yet there is still a grinding noise when the door shuts. Headlights surging causing me to constantly be bright lighted by oncoming traffic. The dealer told me that this is normal!

- Marianna, AR, USA

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