2nd Generation (2005—2008) Montana Problems

This generations ranks 15th out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (19%), hvac (13%), and the transmission (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Head Gasket Failed 1 complaints at an average of 57,166 miles in the 2008 Pontiac Montana.
  2. Engine Head Gaskets and All Bolts Failed 1 complaints at an average of 43,928 miles in the 2008 Pontiac Montana.
  3. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 54,000 miles in the 2005 Pontiac Montana.

What Montana Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Pontiac model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 7 1 549 5.49
2007 6 1 520 3.52
2006 12 2 459 3.42
2005 21 7 390 6.57

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