2004 Pontiac Montana Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Pontiac Montana

2004 Pontiac Montana Problems

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Rear Lights May Not Work Due to Rear Light Socket Plate Failure

The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.

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2004 Pontiac Montana Recalls

The Fuel Tank Inlet Check Valve Can Crack and Leak

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.

Recall 04V597000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH SECOND-ROW BUCKET SEATS OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS AND A POWER SLIDING DOOR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, A PASSENGER USING THE INTERIOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE POWER SLIDING DOOR COULD BE INJURED.
Missing Labels for Child Restraint System

Some minivans are missing the required labels on the second row seating for the integral child restraint system. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Vehicle owners were sent the correct labels with instructions on how to install them. The recall began July 23, 2004. The GM recall number 04022.

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2004 Pontiac Montana Reviews

Purchased new, every option. Excellent vehicle. 45000 miles to date no problems. One complaint, oil filter is very hard to reach and remove without spilling.

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