Pontiac Montana 2006-2011 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the 2006 and 2011 Pontiac Montana.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):
1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.
2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.
About Pontiac Montana
General Motors sold the Pontiac Montana, which is a minivan. It was known as Pontiac Trans Sport prior to the 1997 model year. The Montana moniker was added to the Trans Sport as an available trim package in 1997. Because the package was so popular, the line was renamed Montana in 1998 for the United States and 1999 for Canada. The name was changed to Montana SV6 when the van was redesigned in 2005. It was discontinued in the United States after the 2006 model year due to low sales, but it was still sold in Canada and Mexico until 2009. Pontiac minivans have been GM’s most popular minivans in Canada since their introduction.
The Montana assembly plant in Doraville, Georgia, which produced the vehicle, closed on September 26, 2008.
The Montana was updated for the 2005 model year to have a less aerodynamic design, similar to an SUV, resulting in its new name, Montana SV6. The 2005 Montana SV6 was powered by a 3.5 L High Value 3500 LX9 V6 with 200 hp (150 kW) and 220 ftlbf (300 Nm). A 3.9 L LZ9 V6 engine with 240 hp (179 kW) and 240 lbft (332 Nm) torque was added as an option for 2006, and the vehicle received GM badges on the front doors. The 3.5 L V6 was dropped for 2007, leaving the 3.9 L as the base engine. As a result, the optional AWD system was dropped because it couldn’t handle the torque of the 3.9 L engine. For 2007, a flex-fuel version of the 3.9 L V6 was also available, but only in Canada and Mexico for the SV6.
It was the second-most expensive of its cousins, after the Chevrolet Uplander, Saturn Relay, and Buick Terraza. Only the long-wheelbase model was sold in the United States and Mexico.
The Montana was sold in Mexico until the 2009 model year, with only the 3.9 L V6 engine option. It was marketed by General Motors as the Pontiac Montana SV6, and it was nearly identical to the discontinued North American version, but it differed from the Canadian-specified model. Unsold 2009 models were sold as 2010 models in some parts of Canada. Beginning in 2010, some of these were converted into city taxis in Toronto and Montreal.
On November 21, 2005, GM announced that the Doraville, Georgia assembly plant, which produced the SV6, would close in 2008. However, several months later, GM announced that the SV6 would be discontinued in the United States after 2006 due to poor sales, while production would continue in Canada and Mexico because the SV6 sold better in those markets. On July 7, 2006, the final SV6 for the US market rolled off the assembly line. With the demise of the Pontiac brand and the closing of the Doraville, Georgia plant on September 26, 2008, production ended for Canada and Mexico with the 2009 model year. The most recent vehicle produced was a Liquid Silver Metallic Montana SV6 SWB bound for Canada. It was delivered to Scarborough, Ontario’s Marvin Starr dealership.