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2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Defect Investigation Open 2004/09/17 - Close 2004/12/22 NHTSA #: PE04064
NHTSA Recall #: 04V597000
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR : SUBJECT VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE WITH AN OPTIONAL POWER SLIDING DOOR.THE INTERIOR HANDLE IS ORIENTED IN THE VERTICAL POSITION IN THE DOOR PANEL AND LINES UP AT THE ELBOW LEVEL WHEN THE OCCUPANT IS SEATED IN THE 2ND-ROW OUTBOARD POSITION.IF THE OCCUPANT HOLDS THE INTERIOR HANDLE IN THE THUMB UP POSITION DURING POWER-ASSISTED OPENING, THE ARM/WRIST CAN BE PUSH BACK WITH FORCE AGAINST THE 2ND-ROW BUCKET SEAT OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIR SEAT BACK CREATING A RISK OF INJURY (OTHER SEATING CONFIGURATIONS HAVE AMPLE SEAT TO DOOR CLEARANCE TO AVOID ENTRAPMENT OF THE LOWER ARM).AMONG THE 103 TOTAL REPORTS, THERE WERE 102 ALLEGED INJURIES INCLUDING ARM/WRIST, THUMB AND SHOULDER INJURIES.A COUNT OF INJURIES REVEALS THAT 76 INJURIES WERE A FRACTURED OR A BROKEN ARM/WRIST REQUIRING AN IMMOBILIZING CAST FOR FOUR-TO-SIX WEEKS.ALL INJURIES INVOLVE THE RIGHT SIDE POWER SLIDING DOOR.THE LEFT SIDE POWER SLIDING DOOR IS ON FAR FEWER VEHICLES, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT PRODUCES LESS FORCE.GM NOTIFIED THE AGENCY BY LETTER DATED DECEMBER 21, 2004, THAT IT WILL RECALL MODEL YEAR 1997 THOUGH EARLY 2005 GM U-VAN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A RIGHT SIDE POWER SLIDING DOOR AND WITH 2ND-ROW BUCKET SEATS OR CAPTAIN CHAIRS (NHTSA RECALL #04V597).AS PART OF THE RECALL REMEDY, GM WILL REPLACE THE DOOR HANDLE WITH A FLUSH MOUNTED HANDLE THAT WILL PREVENT AN OCCUPANT FROM GRASPING THE HANDLE WITH THE PALM BETWEEN THE HANDLE AND DOOR PANEL (THUMB UP ORIENTATION) AND THUS ELIMINATE THE POTENTIAL FOR ARM/WRIST ENTRAPMENT.THIS INVESTIGATION IS CLOSED.
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2012/01/01 NHTSA #: 10038294
Service Bulletin #: 09-09-40-001A
SEAT BELTS: GM: THERE ARE SEAT BELT PROBLEMS: DIFFICULTY LATCHING AND UNLATCHING BUCKLE. BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTON IS STICKING. SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. LIKELY CAUSED BY STICKY BEVERAGES THAT ARE SPILLED INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY. *RM UPDATED 4/
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2012/01/01 NHTSA #: 10038294
Service Bulletin #: 09-09-40-001A
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES: GM: THERE ARE SEAT BELT PROBLEMS: DIFFICULTY LATCHING AND UNLATCHING BUCKLE. BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTON IS STICKING. SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. LIKELY CAUSED BY STICKY BEVERAGES THAT ARE SPILLED INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY. *RM UPDATED 4/
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2009/02/01 NHTSA #: 10005435
Service Bulletin #: 01574
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INTERMITTENT ERRATIC INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) SWEEP WITH POSSIBLE ABS OR SIR LAMP ON. SIT BULLETIN 1413054. *MN UPDATED 8/12/09. *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/11/01 NHTSA #: 10027804
Service Bulletin #: 08089-B
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/11/01 NHTSA #: 10027804
Service Bulletin #: 08089-B
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE: GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/11/01 NHTSA #: 10027804
Service Bulletin #: 08089-B
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM): GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/08/01 NHTSA #: 10026629
Service Bulletin #: 08-03-10-009A
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE: GMC: TEMPORARY COMPACT SPARE TIRE SIDEWALL CRACKING. THE AFFECTED, SUPPLIED BY BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, IS BRANDED TEMPA. *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/08/01 NHTSA #: 10024153
Service Bulletin #: 07203
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY: BUICK\CHEVROLET\PONTIAC SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT - FUEL TANK INLET CHECK VALVE (ICV) FRACTURE. CSC WAS RECEIVED. *NJ UPDATED 3/13/08. *NJ UPDATED 10/31
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/07/01 NHTSA #: 10026001
Service Bulletin #: 08-03-10-009
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE: GMC: TEMPORARY COMPACT SPARE TIRE SIDEWALL CRACKING (US ONLY). 2003-04 CHEVROLET VENTURE, 2004-08 COLORADO, 2004-08 GMC CANYON, 2003-04 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE, 2003-04 PONTIAC MONTANA *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/07/01 NHTSA #: 10026001
Service Bulletin #: 08-03-10-009
TIRES:SIDEWALL: GMC: TEMPORARY COMPACT SPARE TIRE SIDEWALL CRACKING (US ONLY). 2003-04 CHEVROLET VENTURE, 2004-08 COLORADO, 2004-08 GMC CANYON, 2003-04 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE, 2003-04 PONTIAC MONTANA *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/06/01 NHTSA #: 10026586
Service Bulletin #: 08-089
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL: BUICK\CADILLAC\CHEVROLET\GMC\HUMMER\OLDSMOBILE\PONTIAC\SAAB\SATURN SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT-ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. FCC RULED IN 2002 WIRELESS CARRIERS WOULD NO LONGER R
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2008/03/01 NHTSA #: 10025065
Service Bulletin #: 080730002
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: INFORMATIONAL ON 4T65-E MN7, M15 AND M76 FRONT WHEEL DRIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY RECONDITIONING, DTCS P0741, P0742, P0757, P842, HARSH SHIFTS OR SLIPS. *PE
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2007/11/01 NHTSA #: 10023953
Service Bulletin #: 06230
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY: FUEL TANK HOUSING FRACTURE - REPLACE FUEL TANK. *NJ
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2007/08/01 NHTSA #: 10012694
Service Bulletin #: 040232001
STEERING: RELEASE OF STEERING GEAR STUB SHAFT BEARING KIT FOR SERVICE. *TT UPDATED 08-15-07. *KB UPDATED 10/09/07. *NJ
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2007/07/01 NHTSA #: 10011200
Service Bulletin #: 040417001
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY: BOOM OR DRONE NOISE AT 2100 RPM OR ABOUT 120 KM/H (75 MPH). *TT
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2007/03/01 NHTSA #: 10002166
Service Bulletin #: 030604030
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE: MULTIPLE DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS. *TT
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2006/09/01 NHTSA #: 10020766
Service Bulletin #: 060730023
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: 4T65E TRANSMISSION 1-2 SHIFT SHUDDER AT LIGHT TO MODERATE ACCELERATION. REPLACE COMPLETE SECOND CLUTCH ASSEMBLY. *KB
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2006/09/01 NHTSA #: 627671
Service Bulletin #: 010845005
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE: HARD START, NO START, STALL, AND/OR FUEL GAUGE INOPERATIVE OR FLUCTUATES. *YH UPDATED *EH
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA Technical Service Bulletin 2006/05/01 NHTSA #: 10020812
Service Bulletin #: 060309003
SUSPENSION:REAR: REVISED BALL JOINT INSPECTION PROCEDURE AND INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION. *KB
 
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