really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,258 miles

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problem #6

Jun 132008


  • 182,000 miles
The car would start missing, like there was a short in the electrical and then the car would shut off the and I would have to sit there for 1 to 2 hrs and then it would start and run for a while and shut off again, the last 2 times this happen I had to have a tow truck pick it up and take it to my home where it has sat ever seance 2008.

- Malad City, ID, USA

problem #5

Apr 102011

Montana 6-cyl

  • 172,000 miles
We have a 2000 Pontiac Montana, my little girl and I were driving home from the store that's 15 min from home I noticed a burning smell, then smoke came pouring out of the dash buy the time we got out the security lite was on check motor light was on and it would only go ten miles an hour, so the next day I took apart the dash and found the wiring burnt up, and now I cant even start it so im stuck with a broken down van, that I just had a $600 dollar fix so now im out $600 and a van. I cant fix it because I don't have the money too so all old parts are available for some $$.

- Otsego, MN, USA

problem #4

Aug 172010


  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that after driving and parking the vehicle for 10 minutes she noticed smoke coming from the dashboard. She tried to put the fire out with water but when she did flames started to come out of the vents. Wires were melted and the heating system and the cd player were also destroyed. The fire department responded and put the fire out. The police were not called. The manufacturer had not been contacted at the time of the complaint. The failure and current mileages were approximately 158,171. The VIN was unknown.

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 082009

Montana 6-cyl

  • 113,546 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Pontiac Montana. The contact stated that the power sliding door does not lock. The dealer stated that no recalls were available. The failure has been ongoing for five days. The vehicle was taken to a body shop, but the mechanic could not determine the cause of the failure. The mechanic removed the door from the vehicle. When it was placed back on, the failure stopped for only a few days. The failure mileage was 113,546 and current mileage was 113,600. Updated 09/01/09. The power doors would not lock. Updated 09/04/09.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 112005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
After two recalls from GM over several months. Dealer avoids repairs. Right elec. Sliding door recalled for hazardous inside handle. Could brake fingers. No correction was been attempted. Dealer avoids ordering parts so replacement can't take place.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202000


  • miles
Several days prior to engine overheating experienced electrical affecting the radio -- then engine overheated requiring vehicle to be towed -- two more time that same week after being repaired each time the engine overheated -- on third time mfg. Replaced engine completely. Three weeks after new engine installed the electrical problems with radio reoccurred as well as interior & exterior lights flickering followed a few days later with the "new" engine overheating. In repair shop now for fourth repair.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA