NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,167 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 022012

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that after removing his seat belt, he saw that the seat belt attachment, which was bolted to the vehicle, was dangling outside the vehicle. The vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The dealer was later contacted and they advised him that he would have to bring in the vehicle for diagnosis. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 99,500. Updated 12/19/12 the consumer stated the bracket normally bolts to the vehicle, was not noted.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 072012


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the driver was traveling 10 mph when another vehicle crashed into the driver's side rear of the vehicle, causing it to go into a tail spin. The contact was a passenger in the vehicle and stated that the seat belt did not restrain her and the passenger seat fractured. In addition, the air bags did not deploy. Both the driver and the contact sustained injuries to the upper part of the body and both were transported to the emergency room for observation. The vehicle was towed and destroyed. The police were notified and a report was filed. The manufacturer was notified of the incident but provided no assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012006


  • 15,000 miles
Beginning at 15K miles the power sliding doors began not functioning properly. The would automatically open as if there was an obstruction in the doorway. At 18K miles there was a complete failure to the motor drive assembly. After repair both doors continued to auto open. During normal driving conditions at interstate speed the door did come open with no passengers in it. When the doors are not functioning properly you must deactivate lock out rocker switch on overhead console, then manually close. If you re-energize the lock out switch door will auto open. At times the door ajar chime will sound while the doors are shut and locked and will not turn off, once to the point of running out the battery. When doors do not want to shut they force themselves open repeatedly. Multiple occasions a month since 2006, I have had it in for service numerous times with no success. The motor and control logic sits adjacent to the rear seatbelt mechanism. Both seatbelts in the 3rd row are not working properly since they have attempted to repair this problem.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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