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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 12
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,090 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Mar 222016

Monte Carlo

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received a 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. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Dekalb, IL, USA

problem #28

Dec 152015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at an unknown speed, smoke expelled from the front of the vehicle without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount for time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #27

Feb 162016

Monte Carlo

  • 222,000 miles
Upper intake explosion on the 3800 series II engine. Try to start car. It turned over twice and explode catching fire. Car was in the driveway.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #26

Mar 022016

Monte Carlo

  • 129,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking oil. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was smoking and leaking oil after the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 129,000.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

problem #25

Nov 122001

Monte Carlo

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while inspecting the power steering fluid, it was noticed that the rear valve mount was leaking motor oil into the manifold. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, the diagnosis was that the valve cover for the rear intake manifold had to be replaced, and the recall only includes the front intake manifold. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- 9 Elk Drive, PA, USA

problem #24

Feb 222016

Monte Carlo

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the rear valve cover gasket leaked onto the intake manifold. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Malvern, PA, USA

problem #23

Feb 252016

Monte Carlo

  • 145,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While the vehicle was parked in the garage, the contact observed smoke and fire coming under the hood. The local fire department extinguished the fire. The garage and fence were damaged during the fire. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was diagnosed as destroyed. A fire report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 145,000.

- Caty, TX, USA

problem #22

Feb 172012

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While the vehicle was parked in the garage, engine oil leaked onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear gasket failed and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. 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 unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #21

Sep 122011

Monte Carlo

  • 179,274 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving approximately 50 mph, the gauges on the instrument panel fluctuated and the check engine warning light iluminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that oil was leaking from the vehicle and the intake gasket, manifold gasket, trailing arm, fuel filter, pc valve, heating hose, plug wires, spark plugs, and sway bar kit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 179,274. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Deford, MI, USA

problem #20

Mar 122012

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While parked, there was an abnormal noise and the vehicle caught fire. A fire report was filed. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed and no injuries were sustained. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #19

Dec 142015

Monte Carlo

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owned a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle caught fire from the engine compartment. The contact received a recall notice related to the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #18

Oct 212015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that there were strong fumes of fuel and oil outside and inside the vehicle. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and the dealer was unable to determine when the parts and permanent remedy would become available to repair the vehicle within a reasonable time frame. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to determine a specific date that the vehicle would receive the part to the dealer. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #17

Dec 212015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 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 contact stated that the vehicle emitted a fuel odor from the hood. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #16

Feb 162010

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Monte Carlo. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the hood of the vehicle. The contact stated that the key was removed from the ignition. Moments later, the contact discovered that fire and smoke was coming from under the hood of the vehicle. The contact stated that the fire department extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #15

Jul 192015

Monte Carlo

  • 73,000 miles
I got into the vehicle to go to church Sunday with my mother-in-law. I turned the key in the ignition and there was an explosion from under the hood that made the hood jump and some smoke came out of the sides. It scared my mother-in-law half to death. Our company mechanic checked the engine and determined the intake had exploded. He checked on-line as to a probable cause and discovered there was a recall on various Pontiac, Buick and Chevy vehicles with 3.8L engines due to intake explosions due to faulty fuel pressure regulators. In some cases it seems to have bent a fuel rail and pulled an injector out of the head, which it looks to have done to mine also. He towed the vehicle to the dealership and they told him there were 3 recalls listed for this car and that was not one of them. One of the listed recalls was for the ignition which we took it in for and it still sticks. Our mechanic checked your web-site and did find recalls for this explosion problem. Some of the statements people posted about this happening resulted in fires as well as the explosion so this seems to be a significant hazard. Why is our car not listed with the dealer for this recall ? though it is titled as a 2001 it was manufactured in 09/00 so seems it should be included in the recall, especially since it did the exact same thing as the others. They want over $700 to fix the intake, regulator and gasket and I should not be liable for what is apparently a manufacturers defect, and that's if it didn't cause more damage when it exploded.

- Youngstown, FL, USA

problem #14

Feb 032015

Monte Carlo

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the key was difficult to turn over to start the vehicle. The contact exited the vehicle and, upon further inspection under the hood, it was noticed that there was a fire near the engine compartment which burned various components. The parts that fractured ejected from the vehicle in flames. The driver did not sustain any injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact was able to get a fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for further inspection. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000.

- Bourg, LA, USA

problem #13

Oct 092014

Monte Carlo

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, there was an abnormal noise and the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact stated that while attempting to tow the vehicle to a dealer, the tow truck driver started the vehicle and it caught on fire. A police/fire report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #12

Jul 212014

Monte Carlo

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available.

- Colorado Springs , CO, USA

problem #11

Jul 012004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My security system has gone on spuradically for years and I have no idea why. I have paid several times X3 for a wrecker serfvices to come and activate my car so it would run. Also as I have learned about recalls recntly I had to replace the upper gasget manifold due to it leaking oil due to a plastic gasket instead of a rubber gasket. This ran me more than 900 dollars. I have never received a recall notice for any defect/recall on my monte despite buying it new in 10/2002. Please send me directly any recalls on my vehicle that have occurred. Thx

- Same, MI, USA

problem #10

Jul 162009

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start unless the key was shaken in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the head gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 110,597. Updated 9/11/14 the consumer stated the vehicle should be put on a recall list for faulty ignition. The vehicle should be added to all former recall list that exist or existed for the model. The consumer requested for the vehicle to be repaired and to be reimbursed for what has already been repaired. Updated 1/20/2015

- Lizmores, WV, USA

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