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2005 PONTIAC MONTANA Recall - Campaign #06V417000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2005 PONTIAC MONTANA RECALL - #06V417000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS : FRONTAL

CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.

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Vehicle 2005 PONTIAC MONTANA
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufactured between 12/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
Recalled on 11/1/2006
Influenced by GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Owners Notified on 11/6/2006
# Affected 794
Recalled for AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
 
Description CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.
Consequences IF THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS, THE FRONT AIR BAG ON THE PASSENGER SIDE MAY BE DISABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE ENABLED, OR ENABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE DISABLED. IN EITHER CASE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT REQUIRES AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, A FRONT PASSENGER'S LEVEL OF INJURY MAY BE INCREASED.
Corrective action BECAUSE A REPLACEMENT LEATHER SEAT COVER THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM IS NOT AVAILABLE, GENERAL MOTORS (GM) WILL REPURCHASE THESE VEHICLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS STATED IN GM'S LETTER TO OWNERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GM AT 1-877-477-1022 TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REPURCHASING THEIR VEHICLE.
Notes GM RECALL NO. 06102.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Comments

12/27/2016 - Ashley Campbell
I hav a 2005 pontiac montana and both my slidimg door hav come open while driving down the road. I hav even had to shut the power option off to shut manually and they havr still done it also the dinger that signals the door is open is constantly going off and i know the doors are closed so anytime im in drive all i hear is ding ding ding ding and i hav to pay close attention that the slkrs so not fly open going down the road. Has there been , and ahouldnt pontiac hav to fix this for free. This is a huge saftey issue since this is my family van and how i transport my 4 kida 2 in cars seats 2 in booster.

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