Are there any problems with the Pontiac Montana?

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Are there any problems with the Pontiac Montana?

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When did Pontiac stop making the Montana minivan?

When the van was redesigned for 2005, the name was changed to Montana SV6. It was discontinued after the 2006 model year in the United States because of slow sales, but continued to be sold in Canada and Mexico until 2009. Since their introduction, the Pontiac minivans were GM’s most popular minivans among consumers in Canada.

When did the Pontiac Trans Sport get the name Montana?

In 1997, the Trans Sport added the Montana moniker as part of an available trim package. The package proved so popular the line was renamed Montana in 1998 for the US and 1999 for Canada. For 2005, the van was redesigned with a higher, less aerodynamic nose to resemble an SUV.

What kind of engine does a Pontiac Montana have?

In the United States and Mexico only the long-wheelbase version was sold. In Mexico, the Montana continued until the 2009 model year, with the 3.9 L V6 as the only engine option. General Motors marketed it as the Pontiac Montana SV6, and it was almost identical to the discontinued North American version,…

Are there any tests on a 2005 Pontiac Montana?

The 2005 Pontiac Montana has not been tested. Like what you see? Find the best deal on a Pontiac Montana today. There are for sale near you. Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats.

When the van was redesigned for 2005, the name was changed to Montana SV6. It was discontinued after the 2006 model year in the United States because of slow sales, but continued to be sold in Canada and Mexico until 2009. Since their introduction, the Pontiac minivans were GM’s most popular minivans among consumers in Canada.

In 1997, the Trans Sport added the Montana moniker as part of an available trim package. The package proved so popular the line was renamed Montana in 1998 for the US and 1999 for Canada. For 2005, the van was redesigned with a higher, less aerodynamic nose to resemble an SUV.

In the United States and Mexico only the long-wheelbase version was sold. In Mexico, the Montana continued until the 2009 model year, with the 3.9 L V6 as the only engine option. General Motors marketed it as the Pontiac Montana SV6, and it was almost identical to the discontinued North American version,…

Check out our Pontiac Montana overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Montana.

What was the name of the Pontiac Montana in 1999?

GM dropped the Trans Sport name for MY 1999 (2000 in Canada) and the van simply became Montana. This generation was related to the previous generation Buick GL8, the Chevrolet Venture, the Oldsmobile Silhouette, the Vauxhall Sintra, and the Opel Sintra.

What was the rating of the 1997 Pontiac Montana?

A crash test video of the 1997 Trans Sport/Montana resulted in some criticism due to extreme damage to the vehicle in the 40 mph (64 km/h) crash test. The minivan received a “Poor” rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What kind of steering wheel does a Pontiac Montana have?

The Pontiac Montana came in both short- and long-wheelbase models. The Pontiac Montana was one of the few minivans which provided seating for eight. For 2001, the Montana received a new steering wheel with the Pontiac logo which replaces the one with the PONTIAC letters.

Why is my Pontiac Montana stuck in 4th gear?

Happens on highway when a hard shift is needed at a high speed to go up a hill. I pulled over and did not shut the van off and then tried to drive again and it was stuck in 4th gear. I pulled into a rest area, turned off the van for a while to eat (about 20 mins), then started it up and pulled back onto the highway.

Why does my Pontiac Montana whine when driving?

My 2001 Montana whines when driving over 60mph. The sound goes away when off of the accelerator, Also makes a very loud grinding/vibrating sound when in stop and go traffic and feels like it is trying to lunge forward and the brake pedal is pushing back.

How much does it cost to fix a 2005 Montana?

1 Transmission Failure 2005 Montana Average Cost to Fix: $2,600 Average Mileage: 54,000 mi 2 No Heat 2005 Montana Average Cost to Fix: $400 Average Mileage: 100,000 mi 3 Sometimes Requires Gas To Start 2005 Montana

Shifting Problems. Aside from failure, Montana drivers also report numerous cases of shifting problems. Technical Service Bulletins indicate that the Montana’s transmission may slip out of gear or may “shudder” when attempting to shift gears. One particular trouble spot is the Montana’s failure to downshift during deceleration.

Happens on highway when a hard shift is needed at a high speed to go up a hill. I pulled over and did not shut the van off and then tried to drive again and it was stuck in 4th gear. I pulled into a rest area, turned off the van for a while to eat (about 20 mins), then started it up and pulled back onto the highway.

My 2001 Montana whines when driving over 60mph. The sound goes away when off of the accelerator, Also makes a very loud grinding/vibrating sound when in stop and go traffic and feels like it is trying to lunge forward and the brake pedal is pushing back.

What’s the problem with my Trans Sport Montana?

Closest I came is the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid (PCS). Maybe the problem, i don’t know yet. Let me know if your mechanic thinks thats it too. Also having similar problems with my 1997 Trans Sport Montana with 115,000 miles on it. Happens on highway when a hard shift is needed at a high speed to go up a hill.

The dealership has said there are many problems with the montana a/c condensers. I am definitely seeing many problems with the condensers when seeing all the message boards from people on the internet. GM can be contacted M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Have the following info available:

What to do if your Pontiac Montana has no heat?

Get a manual and dig into the dash to loosen up the linkage or check the vacuum that runs it. On my sons 99 montana, no heat control. a/c, air flow, etc. works great but no heat… any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. daughter in-law and 4 grand kids are gonna freeze to death this winter.

Is there a heater on my 99 Montana?

On my sons 99 montana, no heat control. a/c, air flow, etc. works great but no heat… any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. daughter in-law and 4 grand kids are gonna freeze to death this winter. Our 2003 Pontiac Montana will only blow warm air from the heater when the vehicle is moving. Vehicle blows only cold air when stopped.

Can a Pontiac Montana block part of RAD?

If your in a cold climate you can also block part the the rad, BUT YOU MUST HAVE A GAUGE TO KEEP AN EYE ON ENGINE TEMPERATURE! I just bought a 2002 montana and notice that my engine temp. rises more than half the gauge but not reaching the red portion.

The dealership has said there are many problems with the montana a/c condensers. I am definitely seeing many problems with the condensers when seeing all the message boards from people on the internet. GM can be contacted M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Have the following info available:

If your in a cold climate you can also block part the the rad, BUT YOU MUST HAVE A GAUGE TO KEEP AN EYE ON ENGINE TEMPERATURE! I just bought a 2002 montana and notice that my engine temp. rises more than half the gauge but not reaching the red portion.

Get a manual and dig into the dash to loosen up the linkage or check the vacuum that runs it. On my sons 99 montana, no heat control. a/c, air flow, etc. works great but no heat… any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. daughter in-law and 4 grand kids are gonna freeze to death this winter.

When did we replace the condenser on the Pontiac Montana?

In 2003 we replaced the condenser and the compressor @ $2000.00. This past Friday July 28,06 we brought it in again to the dealer for what was diagnosed as a cracked condensor, again! Cost to fix $1100.00. We didn’t have it done. It was not a pretty seen at the dealership. They told us we needed to talk to GM about the problem.

Is the Pontiac Montana SV6 a registered trademark?

GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem, and the names MONTANA and SV6 are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after that time without further notice.

What’s the name of the Pontiac division in Canada?

This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Pontiac Division whenever it appears in this manual.

GM dropped the Trans Sport name for MY 1999 (2000 in Canada) and the van simply became Montana. This generation was related to the previous generation Buick GL8, the Chevrolet Venture, the Oldsmobile Silhouette, the Vauxhall Sintra, and the Opel Sintra.

A crash test video of the 1997 Trans Sport/Montana resulted in some criticism due to extreme damage to the vehicle in the 40 mph (64 km/h) crash test. The minivan received a “Poor” rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

When did the Pontiac Montana get a new steering wheel?

The Pontiac Montana was one of the few minivans which provided seating for eight. For 2001, the Montana received a new steering wheel with the Pontiac logo which replaces the one with the PONTIAC letters.

What happens if the intake manifold fails on a Pontiac Montana?

Many vehicles have experienced failure of the intake manifold gasket. This generally leads to poor fuel economy, leaking of engine coolant, and possibly engine overheating. If not repaired promptly, severe engine failure can result and the replacement of an intake manifold gasket may cost well over a thousand dollars.

When did the Pontiac Montana minivan come out?

The Montana was a minivan produced by American automaker General Motors through its Pontiac division between 1998 and 2009.

Check out our Pontiac Montana overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Montana.

What kind of sound does a 2007 Pontiac Montana make?

The seat below your legs is angled a bit to the left so you have to contort yourself to drive. This issue seems to be exclusive to the 2007. Tranny has ‘clunky’ sound on acceleration.

How much does it cost to fix transmission on Pontiac Montana?

Service mgr. indicated past experience was that solenoid sheds fragments that contaminate valve body. Engine/transmission must be suspended to remove cover and valve body for removal and cleaning. $100.00+ in parts but a ton in labor. Long story short…$900.00 later transmission is fixed and working properly.

Why is my Montana engine cranking but not starting?

There are a lot of issues that can cause your Montana to crank, but not start. The engine needs air, fuel, and a spark in order to run. It is highly likely that if the engine is cranking, but not starting that it has thrown an OBDII code.

There are a lot of issues that can cause your Montana to crank, but not start. The engine needs air, fuel, and a spark in order to run. It is highly likely that if the engine is cranking, but not starting that it has thrown an OBDII code.

Shifting Problems. Aside from failure, Montana drivers also report numerous cases of shifting problems. Technical Service Bulletins indicate that the Montana’s transmission may slip out of gear or may “shudder” when attempting to shift gears. One particular trouble spot is the Montana’s failure to downshift during deceleration.

What’s the warranty on a 2000 Pontiac Montana?

Every 2000 Montana under warranty is backed with the following services: 2000 Pontiac Montana Owner’s Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10423671 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 All Rights Reserved i Table of Contents

Why does my Pontiac Montana only blow warm air?

Our 2003 Pontiac Montana will only blow warm air from the heater when the vehicle is moving. Vehicle blows only cold air when stopped. The higher the speed, the warmer the air temp. Can feel the temp cool as you slow and stop.

Why does my 2000 Montana overheat all the time?

We have a 2000 Montana and have the same thing with the temp gauge. It usually is caused by a slow leaking lower intake manifold. Common in GM 3.1 and 3.4 V6’s Just keep a check on the coolant level. My husband and I have the same problem but ours eventually overheated on the interstate one evening.

In 2003 we replaced the condenser and the compressor @ $2000.00. This past Friday July 28,06 we brought it in again to the dealer for what was diagnosed as a cracked condensor, again! Cost to fix $1100.00. We didn’t have it done. It was not a pretty seen at the dealership. They told us we needed to talk to GM about the problem.

On my sons 99 montana, no heat control. a/c, air flow, etc. works great but no heat… any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. daughter in-law and 4 grand kids are gonna freeze to death this winter. Our 2003 Pontiac Montana will only blow warm air from the heater when the vehicle is moving. Vehicle blows only cold air when stopped.

Our 2003 Pontiac Montana will only blow warm air from the heater when the vehicle is moving. Vehicle blows only cold air when stopped. The higher the speed, the warmer the air temp. Can feel the temp cool as you slow and stop.

Why does my Pontiac Montana heater not work?

Vehicle blows only cold air when stopped. The higher the speed, the warmer the air temp. Can feel the temp cool as you slow and stop. Recently took to mechanic who couldn’t find a problem but cleaned heater core which did allow for warmer temp while driving.

Is the Pontiac Montana a good size van?

Even though it’s a good-sized van, it is still easy to maneuver and park due to the style and specifications. It is so easy getting in and out of the van and loading shopping bags in the van. There is so much room for anything I need to take home.

Is the Pontiac Montana SV6 a good car?

I think it’s a necessity with the van, because there are so many blind spots. As someone who has owned sedans in the past, I was skeptical about the Montana SV6. However, the SV6 is one of the smoothest rides I have drove. It handles bumps and potholes like a pro.

Keyless entry and rear wiper ceased working. These were probably because of neglect. The worst problem is the brakes. It appears the rotors are too light or poor design for the weight of the vehicle. It is a very good riding van. I feel bad that they stopped making them, as I really would have bought another one.

When did Pontiac become part of General Motors?

1926 was the year of establishment of Pontiac, an American car brand overtaking a popular General Motors subsidiary company, Oakland. It also replaced the Oakland’s factory and for its existence became a make for Chevrolet.

Keyless entry and rear wiper ceased working. These were probably because of neglect. The worst problem is the brakes. It appears the rotors are too light or poor design for the weight of the vehicle. It is a very good riding van. I feel bad that they stopped making them, as I really would have bought another one.

When did the Pontiac Montana Thunder come out?

The Montana Thunder was produced in 2002 and 2003, but for 2004 it was made an optional package on Montana GTs called the “Chrome-Sport” package. Only the “Thunder” badges were discontinued. Despite the Pontiac Montana’s redesign in 2004, Pontiac continued to sell the original body style for the 2004 model year for fleet use.

Service mgr. indicated past experience was that solenoid sheds fragments that contaminate valve body. Engine/transmission must be suspended to remove cover and valve body for removal and cleaning. $100.00+ in parts but a ton in labor. Long story short…$900.00 later transmission is fixed and working properly.

The Pontiac Montana SV6 is a reliable vehicle and known for its smooth and gentle engine. If you inspect your Montana SV6 at regular intervals and keep it good working condition, it will serve you well. To learn how to troubleshoot basic Pontiac Montana SV6 problems and how to install and replace parts you should speak to an Expert.

What causes a Pontiac Montana SV6 to overheat?

When the blower motor bearings start to go bad then the blower motor will pull too many amps which causes the wires to overheat. To fix this issue you need to replace the blower motor and the wire harness will need to be repaired. You will also need to replace the switch, pig tail, the plug, and a small section of the wire.

Why is my Pontiac Montana SV6 making a squeaking noise?

If the squeak occurs when the vehicle is in motion then a wheel bearing must have come loose. If the transmission is not engaging right away, it could be due to worn out clutches within the transmission or the clutch material may have fallen into the pan and may be clogging up the filter.

What happens in Chapter 2 of Montana 1948?

David, and Wesley, continues struggling with the question of family and identity. While Wesley talks to Marie, Gail takes David for a short walk outside. David works up the courage to ask her what’s going on with Marie. She answers cautiously, telling him there’s some “possible” trouble on the reservation.

Why did David turn on the light in Montana 1948?

David turns it on hoping that she will hear it and feel better when she wakes up. This touching moment describes an effort on David’s part to return things to normal, to go back to how things were. Moments like this remind us that David is very much still a child.

How to track the themes in Montana 1948?

LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Montana 1948, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. The next day Wesley goes to the reservation, though he has no jurisdiction there, to investigate Marie ’s accusations.

Is the 2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 a good car?

This is an honest review from the original owner of a 2007 Montana SV6. From what I see for asking prices in the used market these vans are a great value. This has been a very reliable family vehicle that now has over 250,000 kms.

Why does my Pontiac Montana not shift gears?

Will not go at all when in any gear… Turn engine off, start it back up and it will go and might switch into 2nd and sometimes 3rd but then starts rolling again. Not fixed yet but I hope someone knows what to do. Just happened today, compl;etely out of the blue. No warnings, just won’t move in Drive or 3rd. slow rolls in 1 and 2nd.

What do you put in a Pontiac Montana?

I PUT SEAFOAM IN AND IT HELPED, BUT NOW I THINK THE TOURQUE CONVERTER IS GOING OUT TOO. I HAVE OWNED THIS MONTANA FOR ALMOST 7 YRS.

Although the 2002 Pontiac Montana has the most overall complaints, we rate the 2001 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage. The most-reported problem is with the 1999 Pontiac Montana for intake manifold gasket failure.

Is there a problem with my Pontiac Montana?

Also having similar problems with my 1997 Trans Sport Montana with 115,000 miles on it. Happens on highway when a hard shift is needed at a high speed to go up a hill. I pulled over and did not shut the van off and then tried to drive again and it was stuck in 4th gear.

Closest I came is the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid (PCS). Maybe the problem, i don’t know yet. Let me know if your mechanic thinks thats it too. Also having similar problems with my 1997 Trans Sport Montana with 115,000 miles on it. Happens on highway when a hard shift is needed at a high speed to go up a hill.