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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 14
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,779 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

engine problem

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

problem #38

Jul 292016

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

In late 2015, and again in January 2016, we received notice from GM that the following recall applied to our vehicle: NHTSA recall number: 15V701, manufacturer recall number: N150757 this is a recall to remedy leaking valve cover gaskets. We contacted the local Chevrolet dealer from whom we purchased the vehicle and were informed that "parts are on national backorder." We have contacted the dealer repeatedly since then, and have been told each time that the parts are on backorder, and that we would be contacted when they were in stock. The last such call was 7/29/2016. It is now September. This might be understandable if the recall involved precision parts such as airbags, or complex assemblies such as a transmission. That is not the case. It's a valve cover (plastic molded) and gasket for the most popular engine GM ever made - possibly the most popular engine in history. We suspect that either the dealer or the manufacturer is reluctant to invest their service department time in this low-value, low-profile recall.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #37

Aug 052016

Monte Carlo

  • 180,453 miles
I was driving at highway speeds and the temp gauge droppef to zero, air conditioning stopped working, and car began to struggle. I pulled the car off the highway to see if was dumping coolant put. Took the vehicle to the shop and he new what was wrong because a lot of these cars come in with the problem. I had to have the timing cover replaced and the ect sensor. The mechanic said this happens often as GM cars have these issues. Was also told it looked as if the car overheated and was lucky it didn't blow up on the highway and cause an accident.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #36

Apr 062016

Monte Carlo

  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving 60 mph, the temperature and fuel gauges displayed incorrect readings. In addition, the low coolant warning light illuminated even though there was coolant in the vehicle. The air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 163,000.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #35

Dec 122015

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 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 08/30/16

- Clinton, IN, USA

problem #34

Jun 032016

Monte Carlo

  • 112,536 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving 60 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, a clanking noise was heard coming from the recall repair spot. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and noticed oil and coolant spewing after the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,536.

- Oak Grove, OR, USA

problem #33

Jun 242016

Monte Carlo

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. After the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), smoke appeared from the manifold and under the hood, which penetrated into the vehicle. The dealer stated that the smoke was not due to the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Raceland, LA, USA

problem #32

Oct 262015

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 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

problem #31

Apr 162016

Monte Carlo

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While attempting to start the vehicle, the contact heard an exploding noise coming from the engine compartment. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed smoke and realized that the intake manifold had exploded. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the intake manifold and fuel pressure regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Nanticoke, PA, USA

problem #30

Oct 302015

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 manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Dekalb, IL, USA

problem #29

Mar 222016

Monte Carlo

  • miles
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

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

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
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. Updated 04/22/16

- Malvern, PA, USA

problem #23

Feb 252016

Monte Carlo

  • 145,000 miles
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
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

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