Congratulations on your purchase of a Pontiac Montana. Please read this information and your Owner Manual to ensure an outstanding ownership experience. Note that your vehicle may not include all the features described in this booklet. Place this booklet in your Owner Manual portfolio for easy reference.
Pontiac Montana Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Your vehicle is designed so that the front lights are always on when the ignition is in the RUN position. During daylight hours, the front parking lights are on. At night, or in reduced light such as tunnels, an automatic headlamp control turns on the front and rear lights. DRLs can be disabled while the vehicle is parked by setting the parking brake with the ignition OFF, but the DRLs will illuminate when the parking brake is released.
Pontiac Montana TheftLock Radio Protection
Radios equipped with the Radio Data System (RDS) are automatically theft protected. When the vehicle is turned off, TheftLock® is activated, and a blinking red light is displayed. If your radio is stolen, it will not operate.
Pontiac Montana Automatic Level Control
Vehicles equipped with automatic level control may experience a “whirring” sound under the rear of the vehicle. This is normal. Under additional rear loads (passengers or cargo), this sound indicates that the level control compressor is working — sending additional air to your rear shock absorbers to provide level ride height.
Pontiac Montana Rear Parking Assist
If equipped, your vehicle’s Rear Parking Assist operates when the shift lever is moved into reverse and vehicle speed is less than 3 mph. The RPA can detect objects three inches and wider, and at least 10 inches tall. It cannot detect objects above the rear bumper or ones that are extremely small.
When shifting into reverse, a chime will sound the first time an object is detected, if the object is between 20 inches and five feet away. At five feet, the RPA indicator lights (located near the rear dome light) will display an amber light. As you move closer, additional lights are displayed and a continuous chime will sound when you reach 20 inches or closer.