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#1089 of 1493 Pontiac Montana 2001- Same Problems
Aug 22, 2005 (11:01 am)
OK, so looks like my problems are pretty common with other Montana's - Gas gauge, and the friggin cooling thing- A/C and leaky gaskets, SO, my question is this.....why the heck is there not a recall on vehicles with these problems? I am sure that it must be brutal on the enviornment...leaking out all over. Isn't it illegal to dump antifreeze and A/C coolant on the ground. I have spent thousands on my problems.
#1090 of 1493 Re: Paint Peeling on My Montana [helnwls]
Aug 22, 2005 (12:58 pm)
Our 2001 has this problem and I've seen it on many others. The hood on ours is blistered and flaking alsmost all the way across the top edge. It is frustrating watching this happen all across a hood that has zero rust. The paint just doesn't want to stick to that metal. It does appear that the metal has deteriorated somewhat. I've seen worse examples on some other GM cars with galvanized body panels. I have heighbor with a late 90's Bonneville that is missing about 1/3 of its paint. GM will only do something about it if there is rust through. Our Montana doesn't have any rust at all... just blistered paint or metal showing...
What I really hate is the way all the black rubber door edging has fallen off... it actually caused the edge of the passenger side sliding door to bend over. Also the corrigated tube that goes from the roof to the back door comes lose all the time and encourages leaks into the interior of the van... but that all said, we have 75k on this van now, and it runs like a champ and we have had no AC issues. I do have a neighbor that had to have a head gasket done with low miles though.
#1091 of 1493 Re: Paint Peeling on My Montana [cwesleyg]
Aug 22, 2005 (4:30 pm)
The reason your hood is not rusting is because it is made of aluminum and aluminum does not rust. Your 2001 might be under warranty for this still or not?
#1092 of 1493 Re: Paint Peeling on My Montana [helnwls]
Aug 23, 2005 (12:55 pm)
If your still in the basic warranty period of 36 months/60,000 kms (whichever comes first) then GM will cover the peeling paint, rust and/or corrosion. I actually have my 2002 Montana in at the moment for paint repairs on the rear hatch(inside lip rusty), both rocker panels(peeling paint) and for the hood(inside and out peeling paint/corroding). Mind you the Pontiac dealer i'm dealing with wasn't too happy to do the repair work but a phone call to GM changed that fairly fast. I'm from Canada though so not sure if it would be different for the United States. Hope this helps. Good luck with your van.
Aug 26, 2005 (6:48 am)
I had not heard of this paint peeling issue on some vans before. I will have to watch for it. Our van is just over a year old and aside from a door rattle, it's been trouble free. It's being used for a part time business also so it's getting heavy use too.
Hopefully since it's a 2004, it will be better than the early models.
#1094 of 1493 Re: 3400 engine problems [bill_mourar]
Aug 27, 2005 (7:00 pm)
hi im having the same problem on my montana 2001 i just brought it in to get the head gasket fix and the lower intake gasket i never tought i was gonna have that kind of problem. i had a toyota corolla before and never had any problem with it for 7 years.
can somebody tell me whats wrong with these van???
#1095 of 1493 2001 nothing but problems Certified REALLY???
Aug 30, 2005 (9:14 pm)
Okay i bought my 2001 montana ext 7-18-2005 56000 miles, GM CERTIFIED. Really what is certified ???? So far I've had my ignition relay swith replaced and my right side hub, now my front vents have spit out smoke, dealer tells me its normal to have problems shifting from park, lol, normal. also shifts hard between gears 3-4 rpms plus wipers are not intermittent hello when you adjust it they stop where ever they are talk about dangerous. rattle in back??? any thoughts??? please help
#1096 of 1493 Re: Coolant/intake manifold gasket problems [deerenut]
Aug 30, 2005 (9:49 pm)
hi im having that problem on my montana 2001 i just brought it in to get the head gasket and the lower intake gasket fix. a job of 1400 dollars .im having problem with the a/c too .i notice the problem when i start to loose dexcool.
i would get it inspect if i was you cause your engine can overheat and then you will have more problem.
i dont know why theres no recall on these vans?
#1097 of 1493 Re: Paint Peeling on My Montana [baveux]
Aug 31, 2005 (4:13 am)
Same problem with Montana 2001. The paint on the hood is peeling.
#1098 of 1493 Re: Paint Peeling on My Montana [marty5898]
Sep 02, 2005 (10:51 am)
Not w/ 75K... aluminum corodes nicely and loses paint better yet...