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Pontiac Montana Questions

Goldenlife
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Why Is The Trac Light On?

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Pontiac0717
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My Pontiac Montana(2002) Died On Me When I Was Driving.. Now It Won't Start...

My Pontiac Montana (2002) just died on me when I was driving along, now it won't start. There's nothing ,no clicks when you turn the key, no sounds at all.. Everything works, lights, horn, radio , e...

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pontiacgirl02
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Van Running Hot

I have a 02 pontiac Montana van and it only runs hot when I stop at a red light or stop sign and sit for a second but when I start back driving it cools off ...I have had water pump thermostat and...

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Deter Pinklage
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04 Pontiac Montana Lu Was In A Simple Rollover, With Only Body Damage, Or S...

1/2 roll landing on top after sliding off road from sheet of fresh snow at about 30 mph. sat upside down for 2 hrs.

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ShekanBtot
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Diagnostic Route?

2004 Pontiac Montana first day passenger window not going up and down with the control switch on the driver side but the drivers window still work the passenger window stopped working completely I ...

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Pontiac Montana Overview

Pontiac already had a minivan, the Trans Sport (clever, huh?), which it had introduced in 1990. Its only successful feature was the Montana sport package, which jazzed the boring minivan image up with more SUV-type characteristics. Pontiac latched onto this and rebadged its minivan as the Montana in 1999, putting an emphasis on SUV sports performance and style rather than soccer and groceries. Directly competing with the Venture and Silhouette, the Pontiac Montana came in regular and extended versions and had a wide array of seat configurations to improve passenger and storage flexibility. A combination of bucket, bench, and captain's chairs could be removed or folded down to accommodate up to eight people in the extended vans. Dual sliding doors were its most popular feature, and a power passenger option was available on the extended van. This later expanded to a driver's side power door as well.
Plenty of features came standard on the original Montanas, including ABS brakes, daytime running lights, cruise control, rear defogger, dual front and side airbags, and later OnStar, remote entry, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. The extensive options were very popular and could be had separately (DVD system, heated seats, parking assist sensor, air compressor) or as part of various sport packages that tried to beef up the SUV image with sports suspension, rear spoiler, hood scoops, and performance tires. Pontiac tried even more to appeal to SUV wannabes who were stuck with the practicality of a minivan by adding all-wheel drive capability briefly. Though Montana owners loved the sporty handling, good gas mileage, cargo flexibility, and peppy V6 engine, the minivan suffered from many quality issues and extensive mechanical problems with the transmission and intake manifold. Due to waning popularity, perhaps because of these issues, the Montana eventually weaned its lineup down to just the extended vans right before its demise in 2005. It would be reborn in 2006 as the Montana SV6, an obvious nod to its reinvigorated SUV styling.