The worst experiences ever in the history of automobile
Over $7000 repair bills in less than one year on my 2001 Pontiac Montana. Someone please help me. Unbelievable terrible car made by GM. My story got to be the worst automobile nightmare in the history. On 11-05-03, with only 51,000 miles on the car, the transmission dead, $3600 repair cost. On 09-2204, with only 62,000 on the car, the engine and cooling system need major repair, over $3500 repair cost. Plus not to mention I spent money on brake repair and other problem at Sears, plus all the towing service. I did some search on the website and find out that many people have the same identical problems as mine.
Regarding to transmission, it is just bad quality by GM. I read that one customer had the transmission replaced at only 3700 miles within the first 3 month of a new car. This is unbelievable and GM should have issued a recall a long time ago. This is not just Pontiac problem, it is related to many other GM brand such as Chevy Venture and much more.
Regarding to coolant, it is just fraud by GM. According to my local GM dealership service technician, the 5 years/150,000 miles on the Dex-cool is just a way for GM to promote their quality. In fact, the coolant need to be replaced every 30,000 mile or so, not 150,000 as GM claimed. Because of this, I never had the coolant changed since I was following the GM maintenance guideline and it cost me dearly. Because of the coolant, almost everything is rusted and leaking and need replace around the engine, $3500 alone on the labor cost by GM dealership.
This is not the end of my story yet. While the GM dealership is fixing the coolant issue, they need to take out the transmission out again to change the freeze plug since it is rusted and leaking. I exploded with anger and unbelievable rage. Because the labor to change the freeze plug is over $900, and the freeze plug itself costs only $12. I am mad as hell and want to sue GM and the dealership. They should have spent $12 to replace the freeze plug last year when they replaced the transmission. It would have saved me $900 labor cost. I believe they purposely did not change the freeze plug last year since they know I would back this year to do it. This is fraud and they need to be stopped.
I am writing my story to federal, state, local government officials to see if they can do anything. I will also write to my Congressman and Senators to see if any hearing can be held on this issue. I will also write to all the major newspaper and network TV to see if any investigation can be done. Someone needs to warn the public to stay away from this car and force GM to issue recall. This is a family minivan, not a race sports automobile. I did not do anything wrong and because of GM, my family will suffer a lot since we make less than $22,000 year income. I have to borrow money from my parents and friends to fix the problem just like we did last year. This has put a lot of pressure and fight on the relationship between my wife and me since I am the one bought the car.
So, if any attorney is interested, I am willing 110 percent to make myself available at any time doing anything needed to make GM pay for their FRAND and deceptions. Please contact me by phone or by email. I have found many people as the same issues as mine and I am sure everyone is very eager to solve their problem. firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th October, 2004