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#85 of 1485 duster
Jul 02, 1998 (7:55 pm)
TO ALL 1998 PONTIAC TRANS SPORT OWNERS RECALL!!
I just received a recall notice for my 1998
Trans Sport, problems with transmission. It may not be in park even if it indicates it on the
shift. I also read that GM is recalling the Venture and Silhouette for seat problems(Pontiac was not mentioned). However, I will follow up to
find out why Pontiac seats were not included.
Has anyone else received a recall notice pls
let me know!
#86 of 1485 ask
Jul 04, 1998 (8:41 am)
I'm considering the GM and Ford minivans. Both have good features. The Ford 3.8l engine seems smoother and more responsive than the GM 3.4 and the fronts seats of the Windstar are more comfortable. The Venture's front seats seem a bit short. Are the front seats in the Trans Sport the same as the Venture? I haven't had time to test one out yet. The Venture has many features that I like as well. Decisions...
#87 of 1485 holl
Jul 08, 1998 (3:30 am)
Does anyone have the 8 passenger seating? If so do you like it or would the split bench middle seats be okay? We have 4 kids and always seem to have a handful more with our group. The availability of the 8 passenger is really poor now with the strike and some of the dealers in the area have the split bench or captains chairs but not the 8 passenger models..
Do I wait until the strike is over and order the 8 passenger or just jump for what is out there now?
The transmission went out in the Grand Caravan for the third time outside of warranty (of course), so I would like to jump quickly.Does anyone know how the strike i
#88 of 1485 2345
Jul 08, 1998 (4:14 am)
If you go to the NHTSA site,
you will find recall information. They should have the latest info.
#89 of 1485 8 Passanger seating
Jul 08, 1998 (12:53 pm)
I have the 8 passanger seating (in a trans sport).
We will be a family of four in another few months, and know many other family of fours, so the 8 seats works out well for 2 family events. With your normal 'payload' of 6, it may not be as big a deal. I do like the center buckets because they are so easy to remove and handle once they are out. It does not take me more then 10 seconds
from the time to open the door until the time the
seat is out of the van. The one minor downside I have experienced with the center buckets is the seat belt buckles are buried kinda deep in the seat and are hard to buckle (at least with a booster seat in them).
#90 of 1485 Trans Sport
Jul 09, 1998 (7:09 pm)
I boingys around the road and it 's UGLY!!! Get the Silhouette!
#91 of 1485 duster
Jul 13, 1998 (4:14 pm)
Thanks for info, just to let you know my van
checked out ok in regards to recall. However, they replaced my master cylinder. My brake peddle was going all the way to the floor. I have only 2,900 miles on my van. The dealer said that the part was defected from the factory. It's a good thing the the part was available. The strike is starting to take effect regarding parts for GM cars.
Jul 29, 1998 (4:07 am)
We're thinking about buying the '98 Trans Sport Montana. Does anybody have any opinions good our bad about htis model?
Jul 30, 1998 (9:28 pm)
We have a '98 Trans Sport that's about 4 months old, and we really like it. No problems. Be sure to understand the enhanced maintenence because there's things like fluid/filter changes not required for the transmission, coolant change only at 150K miles, and etc.
Aug 01, 1998 (3:58 am)
I would like to know anything at all about the Pontiac Transport Montana. Please help.