Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
PB-10037A04/01/201110038759Ready06/27/2011
PB-10037A04/01/201110038759Gm: onstar is making incomplete calls without the driver knowing. when have a data connection. *rm06/27/2011
161317411/11/200510017867A stall and/or no crank, no start condition after the wipers are used. the service engine soon light may or may not be illuminated and the customer may report other problems with the cruise control system. a tech 2 diagnostic probe will f12/06/2005
329910017252Stall, no crank, no start after using the wipers. *tt10/31/2005
344810017227Instrument panel cluster inoperative intermittently with possible diagnostic trouble codes. *tt10/28/2005
333710017182Unwanted heated seat, and or the rear defroster/defogger shut off. *sc10/26/2005
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
40724072A10020060Hard start, no start, caution light, corrosion at c305. *tt updated 08-15-07. *kb07/14/2006
35503550E10019233Starter stays engaged after engine starts. *ak02/22/2006
3763A10018642Intermittent no crank, no start and/or dead battery. *tt01/09/2006

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
PE05063GENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/29/200503/06/2006ELECTRICAL HARNESS DAMAGE
 The office of defects investigation opened this investigation on november 29, 2005, based on one consumer report to odi and a technical service bulletin issued by general motors.the bulletin, no. 1613174, issued on february 21, 2005, states in part, some customers may report a stall and/or no crank, no start condition after the wipers are used.analysis of the available data indicates that the problem experience occurs early in the life of the vehicle.approximately 80% of all failures occurred within the first 3,000 miles.additionally, 88% of the complaint vehicles were built in the first half of production.changes to the production process, the issuance of the service bulletin, and component modifications, appear to have resolved this issue. a safety related defect has not been identified at this time and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.accordingly, this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
PE05063GENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/29/200503/06/2006ELECTRICAL HARNESS DAMAGE
 The office of defects investigation opened this investigation on november 29, 2005, based on one consumer report to odi and a technical service bulletin issued by general motors.the bulletin, no. 1613174, issued on february 21, 2005, states in part, some customers may report a stall and/or no crank, no start condition after the wipers are used.analysis of the available data indicates that the problem experience occurs early in the life of the vehicle.approximately 80% of all failures occurred within the first 3,000 miles.additionally, 88% of the complaint vehicles were built in the first half of production.changes to the production process, the issuance of the service bulletin, and component modifications, appear to have resolved this issue. a safety related defect has not been identified at this time and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.accordingly, this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
PE05063GENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/29/200503/06/2006ELECTRICAL HARNESS DAMAGE
 The office of defects investigation opened this investigation on november 29, 2005, based on one consumer report to odi and a technical service bulletin issued by general motors.the bulletin, no. 1613174, issued on february 21, 2005, states in part, some customers may report a stall and/or no crank, no start condition after the wipers are used.analysis of the available data indicates that the problem experience occurs early in the life of the vehicle.approximately 80% of all failures occurred within the first 3,000 miles.additionally, 88% of the complaint vehicles were built in the first half of production.changes to the production process, the issuance of the service bulletin, and component modifications, appear to have resolved this issue. a safety related defect has not been identified at this time and further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted.accordingly, this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12/14/201064000
 Since purchasing nearly 2 yrs ago from a local dealership, it has had numerous minor issues and some dangerous problems as well. my main concern is that the drivers side automatic sliding door doesn
12/14/201064000
 Since purchasing nearly 2 yrs ago from a local dealership, it has had numerous minor issues and some dangerous problems as well. my main concern is that the drivers side automatic sliding door doesn
12/14/201064000
 Since purchasing nearly 2 yrs ago from a local dealership, it has had numerous minor issues and some dangerous problems as well. my main concern is that the drivers side automatic sliding door doesn
12/14/201064000
 Since purchasing nearly 2 yrs ago from a local dealership, it has had numerous minor issues and some dangerous problems as well. my main concern is that the drivers side automatic sliding door doesn
12/14/201064000
 Since purchasing nearly 2 yrs ago from a local dealership, it has had numerous minor issues and some dangerous problems as well. my main concern is that the drivers side automatic sliding door doesn
12/14/201064000
 Since purchasing nearly 2 yrs ago from a local dealership, it has had numerous minor issues and some dangerous problems as well. my main concern is that the drivers side automatic sliding door doesn
02/15/20101300001
 For several days we noticed as strong chemical like smell in the car and then noticed that the mirror control no longer worked. i took off the driver
09/01/2006280001206/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle's headlights had an electrical issue that caused the lights to flicker and not remain illuminated. previously, the brake lights and dash lights had also experienced this issue. the vehicle had been to the service dealer twelve times, but were unable to correct the issue. updated 10/14/2006 - the dealer had replaced the alternator to try to alleviate electrical problems. the rear power windows sometime would not open or shut, the rear washer and wiper failed intermittently. the dealer replaced the wires, motors regulators, etc. bu the problems recurred. the consuemr was given a 100,000 mile warranty on the electrical system. the tires started cupping and caused serious road noise. the vehicle began to leak oil. the dealr replaced the main seal. *nm
02/15/20062100030001/04/2006
 When driving at night the headlights, dash lights and radio dim, like they are having surges of power. the volume on the radio also goes up and down. i have been spotlighted at night by on coming cars because they think i have my bright lights on but that is when they are surging. i have been to two different dealers. one said it was a problem with the electric pollution pump and the other said it was related to the charging system. both have stated that gm has considered this a normal condition. in my opinion this is dangerous. *nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
01/31/2006112581006/10/2005
 Numerous attempts to fix the same and continuously different problems with our 2005 montana. flickering interior lights, abs system failure (4x), retorque harmonic balancer, replace radio that randomly changed stations, replace molding on all doors from rust (2x), right wheel bearing and hub assembly replacement (2x), replace turn signal lamps (2x), replace fuel level sensor, replace strap on rear door that fell off. we have had issues with it not turning over as well, going on for over a year, and each time it is taken into the shop they are 'unable to duplicate the problem' and send me home where of course it fails to turn over but won't do it when they have it in their possession. the incident date below is the date of the first time it was in for service. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
11/17/200647000104/23/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 50 mph, the rear left sliding door opened without warning. the vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. the manufacturer was also notified. also, when the vehicle was started, the electric starter motor stayed engaged. the vehicle had to be shut off and restarted 4 times to make the starter return to normal. the vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the starter was replaced, but the problem persisted.*ak the was a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. when the engine was started the door chime would remain on. the transmission felt as though it was slipping at times. updated 01/17/07. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
08/11/2005400001003/10/2005
 This is a safety issue involving abs system for my 2005 pontiac sv6 montana. on or about august 11, 2006 my abs light came on while under normal operation of the van. this has been an intermittent problem over the past 6 weeks. i took it to a local independent shop to have it diagnosed and the local shop informed me that the codes were to new that i would have to take it to a dealership. after taking it to the dealership they diagnosed it as having an electrical problem. there were no faulty modules but that this was a wiring problem. i am the only owner of an 05 pontiac montana that i know. recently i have had various other problems with the power sliding door intermittently opening whenever you engage the transmission into reverse (right side only). my 6 year old sits in the right rear seat. hope this doesn't happen while driving down the highway. does this vehicle have faulty wiring or do i just have bad luck. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
01/31/2006112581006/10/2005
 Numerous attempts to fix the same and continuously different problems with our 2005 montana. flickering interior lights, abs system failure (4x), retorque harmonic balancer, replace radio that randomly changed stations, replace molding on all doors from rust (2x), right wheel bearing and hub assembly replacement (2x), replace turn signal lamps (2x), replace fuel level sensor, replace strap on rear door that fell off. we have had issues with it not turning over as well, going on for over a year, and each time it is taken into the shop they are 'unable to duplicate the problem' and send me home where of course it fails to turn over but won't do it when they have it in their possession. the incident date below is the date of the first time it was in for service. *tr