2002 Pontiac Montana from North America
Several things had to be repaired at 50000 miles at a cost of $2500.00, rotors, struts, brake lining. The van is now in our garage not running needing a new head gasket. It cost $700.00 to have a mechanic find this out only to tell us that the head gasket was manufactured with a defect. Grooves in metal at top of head gasket. Seal will never sit on top properly. Have always had trouble with this until it blew. The tragedy of this is that GM will not stand by its products and do the right thing. For this reason, the American public is turning its back on All GM products and buying from its foreign competition. You better get your act together and take care of the people who supported you all of these years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th May, 2006
18th May 2006, 19:43
IF this were a problem that pertained to ALL Montanas, then yes, GM would probably recall those vans. It just sounds like you got a bad model. My folks '03 Montana has the same mileage and has never had one problem.
4th Oct 2006, 21:58
I also purchased a used Montana recently and with 99700 km on the odometer the engine started to overheat and loose coolant.
The local dealer diagnosed (and fixed) a leaking right side cylinder head gasket and a leaking intake gasket.
Apparently this is a well known problem within the GM circle (according to the mechanic that did the repairs),however when I contacted GM customer services and requested assistance it was denied, resulting in a $1300.00 repair bill.
There are a number of class action law suits on the go for exactly these symptoms, looks like GM may have a problem!