hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,206 miles

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problem #12

Oct 292009

Monte Carlo

  • 86,000 miles
I was driving on the highway, and slowed down as I entered a town. Once I got back onto the highway, and reset my cruise control, my speedometer read at 90mph. I was not going that fast. Once I got stopped, I could see that my speedometer was reading at 30mph while in park. The problem has continued. At times, the speedometer reading will never go past 0mph and at others, it will read at 120mph when I first start my car. It will show that I'm accelerating and decelerating, but will fail to return to 0. I can also hear a clicking noise when it decelerates. At this point, I'm estimating how fast I'm going based on where my RPM gauge reads at. The only component to fail is the speedometer.

- Mccook, NE, USA

problem #11

Oct 102009

Monte Carlo

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the speedometer does not register mileage beyond 65 mph. Whenever the engine was shut off the speedometer resets and operates normally. The dealer stated via phone that for $600 they would replace the instrument cluster. There were no related recalls or warranties available. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #10

Jun 172008

Monte Carlo

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Whenever the contact starts the vehicle, the speedometer will work sporadically. Occasionally, the speedometer fails to display the correct speed. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 55,000 and failure mileage was 44,000.

- Galion, OH, USA

problem #9

Dec 012008

Monte Carlo

  • 100,000 miles
My car speedometer will get stuck, read a mph that is 20 to 40 mph higher or it will peg out at 120+ and sometimes wont repair itself until the next day. To my understanding GM has a recall on several vehicles using the same gauge step motors but does not include this model or others that use this same part. I believe this is a safety concern because I have no idea how fast im traveling. I would really appreciate your help.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #8

Sep 202008

Monte Carlo

  • 38,000 miles
I own a 2005 Monte Carlo that I bought used 16 months ago. About 4 months ago I noticed the speedometer started sticking when slowing down. Now the speedometer only moves forward, continuing to move clockwise all the way around. About two weeks after that, I noticed my gas gauge was not registering correctly and now just remains in a South position. Not only that but about two months ago, my turn signals stopped flashing when in use and would not flash again until the car was turned off and back on again. After that they would work for a while but start acting up again after about an hour of driving. Now my turn signals stopped working completely which has now affected my hazard lights. Of course my warranty expired in November 07 but I think I will be able to get the dealership to pay for it under my mechanical warranty since the car only has 46,000 miles on it. If not I will try to find a way to make the dealership or GM pay for it as this is considered a defective part. Not to mention there are a lot of other people having the same exact problem which supports the defective part theory. With that being said, defective parts are the manufacturer?S responsibility and not of the consumer. I still suggest the NHTSA mandate some kind of recall for this because one wrong accident can have devastating consequences. Preventable measures are much cheaper as opposed to the alternative.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 212009

Monte Carlo

  • 32,100 miles
Speedometer and inside dash lights erratic stopped working, no accident.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #6

Nov 122008

Monte Carlo

  • 56,322 miles
Noticed that speedometer stayed at 70mph when I exited freeway. When I turned off the ignition the needle stayed at 70. On start up the speedometer started at 70mph and went up from there. Every car was turned off the was stuck at a higher speed eventually coming back to 0, the speedometer seemed to work correctly for a while then start the cycle again. I tried to use the tach to monitor my speed but it would occasionally be erratic also.

- Pelzer, SC, USA

problem #5

Feb 042009

Monte Carlo

  • 20,300 miles
My 2005 Monte Carlo's speedometer doesn't reset to zero. It sticks at 23 mph even when shut-off. It shows about 63 mph when I am really doing about 40 mph. Or sometimes 70 mph when really about 40-45 mph. This speedometer is faulty/defective from the manufacturer. GM should have to recall this 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo and pay for the $500-$600 repair bill. Please talk with the government to demand a recall and force GM to pay the repair bills for these cars from 2003 through 2007 ghm vehicles (about 10 models).

- Wyandotte, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 282008

Monte Carlo

  • 57,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo that has a failed instrument panel. The speedometer reads 120 when the car is in park. It can be reset back to 0 if you turn the key off and on numerous times, but it fails again eventually. The car has 57,000 miles on it and is not under warranty any more. This is a serious safety issue. I have talked to Chevy and my dealer and they will not help at all with the cost of this repair, which will be approx. $500. I don't think this type of failure should be happening to my 2005 vehicle.

- Valley City, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 012006

Monte Carlo

  • miles
With less than 20K miles on vehicle speedo had to be replaced due to inaccurate reading and failure to reset to 0 at stop.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 102007

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Instrument cluster goes erratic. 47K miles. Dealer says they get a lot of these and replacement is the only answer. $550. Ebay has multiple businesses that repair GM clusters. Why is there no recall? Chevrolet dealer says new model has improved gauge motors.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

Mar 152006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,200 miles
Odometer - not register correct speeds. Sticking on higher speeds and not returning to zero upon stop. Could not recognize what speed vehicle was going at. Failed instrument cluster, required a new replacement of the instrument cluster.

- Conroe, TX, USA