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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152004

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


If the trunk was in the open position and the slightest wind blew, the trunk slammed down abruptly.

- Barrington, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 031999

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The springs on the trunk seem very weak and have had my head hit by trunk lid coming down while loading in a slight wind. The trunk lid springs should be upgraded as newer models come out

- Louisville, KY, USA

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