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2001 Pontiac Montana

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2001 Pontiac Montana Problems

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

2001 Pontiac Montana Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 16, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A PASSENGER AIR BAG THAT WAS MANUFACTURED WITHOUT A CHECK VALVE PIN. AN AIR BAG WITHOUT THE CHECK VALVE PIN COULD PRODUCE INCREASED PRESSURE AT THE ONSET OF THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND REDUCED PRESSURE AFTERWARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., January 29, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND MINIVANS. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULES WERE BUILT WITHOUT THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF GENERANT, WHICH PRODUCES THE GAS THAT FILLS THE AIR BAG. SOME WERE BUILT WITH A DOUBLE LOAD OF GENERANT AND SOME WERE BUILT WITHOUT GENERANT.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

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The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 24, 2000

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The seat belt buckles may not have been properly heat-treated during the manufacturing process. This may cause the buckles not to function correctly during a collision, which may cause injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckles.

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Engine, December 4, 2007

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Due to variations in the manufacturing process, or exposure to high heat may lead to a fracture in the tank inlet check valve. Fuel vapors may pass through the fracture and accumulate on the side of the fuel tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall began December 4, 2007. The GM recall number is 06230.

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2001 Pontiac Montana Questions and Answers

Redrocker, 2001 Pontiac Montana, Wilmington, OH

SES is on with a code of p0420. I can clear it then it comes back on after a couple of days.

Redrocker, 2001 Pontiac Montana, Wilmington, OH

A.C. worked fine last year but nothing now. I tried putting in refrigerant but it never cooled off after 48 oz. I turn it on now you hear what sounds like a vac. sound coming from in the dash after...

ndwig, 2001 Pontiac Montana, Hope, MI

My A/C blower has stopped working on settings 1 through 3 on the dashboard control. It only works on settings 4 and 5. Will this require a full blower moter replacement or something less?

harrgrif, 2001 Pontiac Montana, Batavia, OH

I have been getting a service light "Service Traction System". It is making it's groaining noise about every time I apply the brakes. I have eliminated the problem by turning off t...

vbnbhdik, 2001 Pontiac Montana, Beverly Hills, CA

My 2001 Montana van turns over but won't start. I can hear the fuel pump ok. spark plugs are new, new engine and trans.

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2001 Pontiac Montana Reviews

I have a 2000, it has 140,000 miles on it & I put every one of them on there. This has been a great van for me. After 10 years I put it in the shop for the first time yesterday.

Lame vehicle. Doesn't do the job.

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