10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 13
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,113 miles

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problem #23

Jan 182018

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Car was recalled and fixed - stating if the recall was not fixed the motor could catch fire. Car was repaired in 2017 and last week; I started the vehicle and the motor caught fire. Please tell me what I do now... car was stationary; caught on fire at attempted start

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #22

Oct 282016

Monte Carlo

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While attempting to give the vehicle a jump to get it started, the engine blew out. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was taking the vehicle to the dealer to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) when the failure occurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Union, MI, USA

problem #21

Apr 012016

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Blacksburg, SC, USA

problem #20

Dec 012015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #19

Dec 072014

Monte Carlo

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact noticed fire coming from the engine compartment. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Mount Prospect, IL, USA

problem #18

Dec 012015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hiram, GA, USA

problem #17

Sep 012015

Monte Carlo

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While operating the vehicle, smoke was present coming from the engine. After lifting the hood, the contact discovered flames coming from the engine. The contact used a fire extinguisher to extinguish the flames. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #16

Dec 212014

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owned a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked unoccupied in front of his residence, it caught on fire near the engine. No fire report was filed. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 112014

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving approximately 30 mph, smoke emitted under the hood of the vehicle. The contact pulled over and discovered that the vehicle caught fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. A fire report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that an unknown part related to the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was unknown.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #14

Oct 212015

Monte Carlo

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at various speeds, smoke appeared under the hood and there was an odor of burning oil. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was acknowledged that it was a recall issue. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #13

May 222015

Monte Carlo

  • 102,000 miles
So when we went to start the car, the car would not start we replaced the battery then we replaced the alternator. After looking some stuff up online we realized that it was neither of these things it was actually the passlock security. It is now locked us out and we cannot get the car started unless we go and have a whole new ignition tumbler keys and I believe it is the BCM reprogrammed. This is obviously a malfunction in the car and I don't believe that I should have to pay $300 for a malfunction I don't know if you all can help me but anything at this point in time would be helpful

- Pylesville, MD, USA

problem #12

May 052015

Monte Carlo

  • 122,593 miles
As I went to pull of a stop light my car shifted so hard I all most hit the person in front of me also while I drive my car speeds up on its own not safe at all!!

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #11

Apr 042015

Monte Carlo

  • 155,000 miles
During the process of starting the vehicle: First attempt to start the vehicle, it didn't start. The second attempt to start the vehicle, there was a loud bang (explosion) under the hood with an odor of 'burnt plastic'. upon looking at the engine, the black plastic intake maniford had a hole it from the explosion. This is the second occurrence in 3 months. I have replaced this intake this past winter and this occurred again last weekend. It seems in my research that GM is ignoring this defect and will not offer a fix to the problem. GM knows this is happening especially with "cold starts" but has yet addressed.

- Sedgwick, KS, USA

problem #10

Mar 152015

Monte Carlo

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. When the contact turned the ignition to the on position, the engine exploded without warning. Prior to the failure, the contact heard abnormal noises coming from the engine when starting the vehicle in below zero temperatures. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Gallipolit Ferry , WV, USA

problem #9

Apr 012013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo ss. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the engine stalled and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact was able to merge to side of road and restarted the vehicle. The problem occurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle crashed into another and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained back, neck and pain to both arms no medical attention was required. A police report was not failed. The contact believed that the failure was directly related to recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12/9/14 updated 6/1/2015

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #8

Apr 172014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 164,500 miles
Car shuts off while driving down the road, we will put the flashers on and put car in neutral and try to restart sometimes it will sometimes not. We will try to get far enough off the road and continue to try an restart, sometimes car has to sit about 10 minutes before starting.. the intake has exploded on me while sitting in the driveway....my biggest concern is my family, husband son an myself is going to be badly hurt or killed in this car.. I seen on tv that there is lawsuits being filed for faulty ignitions and intakes exploding I would very much like to hear from someone about the recalls to have this car fixed.. this is on going about the car shutting itself off an dying. Everytime we leave in this car it does it while were out.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #7

Mar 112012

Monte Carlo 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Well GMC I don't even know where to start. 1st my transmission is stalling and seems like it is having a hard time shifting from 2nd to3rd gear there for stalling consistently as soon as the cars RPM goes to 2 and before 3 I have taken it various times to get it fixed and has been very costly and still the problem exists. 2. the security light come on and locks the car from starting almost 3 to 4 times daily took it to get fixed they ended up replacing ignition switch ignition holder everything on the inside of ignition over $1000. 3 electrical problem that causes signal lights to not work and sensors are. All out of whack during the day lights are on at night they don't turn on the ac seems to B stuck on feet and face almost as if it was clogged.5.the front right wheel shaking N vibrates every time you go above 60mph or turning.6. the fuel system went out the fuel pump the fuel sensor the actual fuel gauge stopped working.7.the transmission line on the bottom popped off as I was on the freeway spraying transmission oil all over the place almost causing an accident. And the list goes on and on...

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #6

Jan 062014

Monte Carlo

  • 150 miles
On 1-6-14 my car set fire due to a recall. I calle dthe GM recall center the same day and was told to have the car towed to the kevin whitaker dealer which I did on 1-11-14. Forum 1-11-14 to 1-20-14 I did not hear back from the dealer so I called and was told that all the info was sent to GM legal department. Called back on 1-27-14 and was told they are trying to decide what to do. Called back on 2-4-14 still no answer. 2-5-14 nothing. Called back on 2-6-14 and was to call the product allegation dept with info. I called the allegation dept and per [xxx] nothing was in the system and she needed to start a claim. Called Chevy on 1-7-14 still nothing back but the said GM had the info. 1-10-14 spoke to [xxx] and [xxx] and they will call Chevy to get all the info. On 2-12-14 [xxx] with GM legal department called stating that due to the warranty the can not help me with the car catching on fire even though it was due to a recall. My car have been at the Chevy dealer and since 1-11-14 and now they are telling me every day that they are trying to help me with a car. Something about a customer loyalty certificate and that has been since 2-22-14. It is 3-5-14 and I didn't get any help with assisting me with a car I had nothing to do with catching on fire. I am renting and paying for rides. I do not need to have a brand new car! I just need a car. Please.. its been 2 months and I didn't put the car on fire it was due to GM recall!! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Greenville , SC, USA

problem #5

Dec 082013

Monte Carlo

  • 177,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the engine intake manifold exploded while starting the engine. The intake manifold fractured into pieces and smoke emitted from under the hood. The contact's personal mechanic inspected the vehicle and discovered that the engine regulator valve had failed and caused fuel to penetrate the engine. The vehicle was repaired. The air intake the manifold, gasket, pressure regulator and the throttle body were replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 177,000.

- Johns Island , SC, USA

problem #4

May 142013

Monte Carlo

  • 295,000 miles
Our 2000 Monte Carlo supersport was parked and had been off for approximately 15 minutes. Before that, it had been driven for approximately 30 minutes and parked for about an hour. Someone came in to tell me it was smoking. There was a great deal of smoke coming from under the hood. We called the fire department and before they could arrive, the car was engulfed. While it was burning, we could hear it trying to start! there is nothing left of the front, engine compartment, or interior, except for the frames. Only the trunk area and right rear tire were untouched.

- Remington, VA, USA

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