2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 Extended 3.9 liter 240 hp from North America
Good comfortable van, but with unacceptable life on the transmission & engine
The van has always been serviced on time since purchased new in 2007.
13 Sept, 2016, 113,956 km. Oil & filter change & lube + 15 point inspection.
21 Sept, 2016, 114,161 km. Replaced failed transmission (8 days & 205 km after maintenance).
24 Oct, 2016, 117,380 km. Replace failed engine SV6, 3.9 liters (41 days & 3,424 km after maintenance).
I've been a loyal GM customer for 50+ years, and my last purchases, one new Pontiac Transport, then a new Pontiac Montana SV6 ext, then a new 2002 Chevrolet Venture, then this 2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 Ext. which was never abused, still look like new.
All these new vans were all fully serviced & maintained by GM, and I have always been quite satisfied with them, with only the usual wear & tear on parts, but have never been so disappointed with GM now, that a transmission & engine both fail within 30 days of a full maintenance, and especially the fact that both costly parts failed under 117,000 km (70,000 to 72,000 miles) which is totally unacceptable.
The life of a transmission & engine should & must be more than twice that, and I definitely believe that GM is aware of these defective parts and they should have been dealt with as RECALLS & replacement.
I would like to know who has had these similar problems?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th June, 2017