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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012013

Monte Carlo

  • miles


1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Consumer requests information on vehicle recall policy.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Consumer writes in regards to engine compartment fire recall notice and seeks reimbursement. The consumer stated the vehicle caught fire, prior to receiving the recall notice. The vehicle was taken to a junk yard.

- Casey, IA, USA

problem #3

May 312010

Monte Carlo

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that he received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for remedy repairs. In addition, there was oil leaking onto the engine, which the contact stated could potentially start a fire. The contact believed the issue should have been addressed in the recent recall because it was a safety issue. The current and failure mileages were approximately 98,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 142010

Monte Carlo

  • 129,000 miles
While driving the speed limit (70 mph) down the interstate I-20 returning home from a weekend vacation, my car (1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo) had a slight putter and smoke started roaring out the rear. I pulled over, turned off the engine, popped the hood and flames were all over the backside of the engine. I called 911 to come put the fire out. No person was injured but my engine is totaled. The engine is completely burned up and melted.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052004

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • 28,000 miles
The vehicle has an internal coolant leak within the engine compartment. The leak occurred because the intake manifold gasket was made with a thin material which disintegrated and created an orange slug in the engine, per the dealership.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

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