NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,371 miles

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2006 Pontiac Montana electrical problems

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2006 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 072015


  • miles


Keep saying service parking lite change light bulb check fuses cannot fix problem.

- Camden Nj, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 102015

Montana 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
I have bought a 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 from a dealer within 10 days of having the van the ball joint fell completely out while we were driving home with kids in car dealer fixed it free of charge but I had to pay the towing bill....I change all 4 tires and now my van is making a squeaking and clunking sound...I believe it is the rear def.also none of my power doors work and the back windshield wiper keeps burning out now the dealer will not help me fix the problem with out paying more money please help me with some advice in what to do I've only had van for 3 mnths and I bought the van for $3500 dollars van...thanks sincerely a Pontiac owner.

- Forest City, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 092013


  • 100,000 miles
When driving sometimes the vehicle will just shut off will lose all steering and brakes will not work either.

- Hoisington, KS, USA

problem #4

Apr 102013


  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the engine stalled and the contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact also stated that the vehicle had electrical system failures due to the wires being cut and glued back together. In addition, the headlights were flickering. The failure occurred on eight occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 144,000.

- Mansfield, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 222011


  • miles
Passenger side electronic door is not shutting properly. Door was shut with child safety looks in place however, when I was driving down the road the door just popped open without any warning. No bells, no messages, nothing...until the door was already half way open. My children sit in this vehicle, and thank god for safety belts or someone could have gotten killed. Now the door closes when it wants and the system will think it is latched when it isn't, and the door will open while driving. Major safety issue.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 032010


  • 46,600 miles
Hi, we reside in Canada, therefore the mileage is registered in kms. The vehicle now has 78,000 kms on it. The ABS system has been failing, the light originally came on about a week ago. When I first turned the vehicle off the first time the light went off. Now it is on all the time. I believe that the under laying problem with the ebcm module and/or wheel sensors. I have serviced the vehicle regularly and over the christmas holidays we traveled several hundred miles from Canada into the usa I've read several horror stories and it seems to be a persisting problem with the whole vehicle line up. Relay, uplander, SV6...

- Brooklin, 00, USA

problem #1

Feb 152007


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6. When the vehicle is stopped and idling, the battery voltage begins to decrease. The vehicle has been diagnosed by the dealer several times; however, the failure continues. Also, when the contact places the vehicle into drive, the RPM's increase, but the vehicle does not accelerate. The vehicle was diagnosed for the failure, but it still persists when the contact attempts to drive. In addition, the driver side door on the vehicle does not properly shut and leaves a one inch gap between the door and the body of the vehicle. The engine will also attempt to turn for 30 seconds, but will not turn over completely. All of the failures occur intermittently and were serviced by the dealer while the vehicle was still under warranty. The current mileage was 38,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.

- Mulgee, OK, USA

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