NHTSA — Power Train Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,224 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.

2006 Pontiac Montana drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012015


  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the transmission failed. As a result, the vehicle decelerated and jerked violently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. In addition, the contact stated that the fuel cap failure light and engine warning light illuminated. The independent mechanic replaced the fuel cap several times; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 106,000.

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 112013

Montana 6-cyl

  • 90,898 miles
Transmission locks up in park when parked and can not be released until the vehicle is pushed while someone is pulling down on the shift lever. Results in being stranded unless someone is available to push.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #2

Jul 022011


  • 58,000 miles
We've been having an issue with the van decelerating on its own and having to lay down on the gas to get it going again. Still havn't found out what it is. Now our "AWD disabled" light came on. This worries me because we live in mn and have terrible roads in the winter. That is one reason we bought this van is for the AWD.

- Rice, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 012005


  • 70,000 miles
The front differential flow control valve failed causing the all wheel drive to become disabled.

- Moorhead, MN, USA

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