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Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,356 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.

2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #16

Dec 302009

Monte Carlo

  • miles


I was driving home on hiway in crawford county wi it started snowing my back passenger tire hit a slick spot and my car spun out of control causing my car to turn around like I was going back to where I came from another car was coming up behind me didn't see me hit me smashed my whole back end the impact was so bad put my trunk in my back seat but the air bags never deployed my daughter and I were taken to hospital

- Boscobel, WI, USA

problem #15

Apr 062016

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 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. Updated 09/20/16 the consumer stated if the vehicle sat for two days, the battery was drain and die. His mechanic stated it was due to an electrical problem. Also, the rear defroster did not work, the fan switch did not work right away, and the turn signal light did not work unless he tapped the dashboard, and the transmission shifted hard. Updated 10/13/16.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #14

Sep 252014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
Going westbound through the green traffic light vehicle stalled, an oncoming vehicle T-bone passenger side causing a crash enabling airbags deployment. Driver were wearing seat belt restraint. Emergency personnel were called to the accident of the scene and neither driver was sited. Fhp instructed both drivers to exchange insurance information.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 012014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles


Air bag warning light stays on.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #12

May 132004

Monte Carlo

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the driver side door/curtain air bag was exposed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Pocmoke, MD, USA

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problem #11

Jul 132009

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo super sport. The contact stated that while stop within a parking lot, the vehicle jerked, suddenly accelerated independently and crashed into a metal pole. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head injuries which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified about the failure. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Gauley Bridge , WV, USA

problem #10

Oct 012000

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles


2001 Chevy Monte Carlo ss has a problem with the driver side air bag. The consumer stated 1 month after purchasing the vehicle, he noticed the air bag was beginning to protrude out of the drivers seat. The dealer replaced the housing. However, in September 2008 the air bag light illuminated. The same repair was made to the vehicle when the consumer had a problem with the protruding air bag back in October of 2000. The consumer discovered a recall had been issued, however he was informed his vehicle identification number was not included.

- Great River, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 052006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
I have had this same problem since shortly after purchase of my vehicle. (purchased new September 2001...has 47,000 miles in 2006.) the leather on the driver's side air bag keeps pulling away from the seat and exposing the seat. The dealer has looked at it numerous times and tucked the leather back in, but that lasts less than an hour before it is exposed again. I am concerned the air bag may deploy without warning - or - not deploy properly during an accident. I even had an upholstery company look at it and they said they couldn't do anything without disconnecting the air bag, etc. And there would be no guarantee it would hold after repair. I declined that offer. Research shows many, many complaints on this same problem.

- El Dorado, KS, USA

problem #8

Oct 012005

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states there is a NHTSA recall, campaign 00V244000 regarding the air bags. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. There have been no repairs. Updated 2/7/2006 -

- Tolland, CT, USA

problem #7

Sep 222004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
While swerving to miss an animal I collided with a park car at around 30 mph. Upon this collision my front bumper on the passenger side struck the left rear end of a vehicle. My car has an estimated $3600 of damage, and the damage to the other vehicle is unkown at this time but is quite extensive. Neither the front or the passenger airbags were deployed resulting in me hitting the steering wheel at a force that caused extensive bleeding in my gums, and my front teeth being loose.

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

problem #6

Jul 082004

Monte Carlo

  • 32,300 miles


The air bag lights illuminated after starting the vehicle. During a rear ended collision at 25 mph consumer's air bags did not deploy. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Mount Clemens, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 142004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The vehicle rear ended another vehicle while driving at 30 mph. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. The consumer sustained minor head, arm, and neck injuries.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 152004

Monte Carlo

  • miles
When driving at any speed air bag warning light appeared intermittently.

- Wayne City, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 162003

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
While traveling 15 mph air bag indication light began flashing throughout travel.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 062002

(reported on)

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving the air bag light had come on intermittently and the air bag compartment appears warped due to the leather being separated from the compartment. The dealer replaced the side seat air bag retainer. The driver side seat belt had locked up, and the trim panel on the dash had fallen.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 232000

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The air bag light keeps coming on and off I am afraid that it is going to open up and make me wreck and maybe even kill me and my passage. The seat cover keeps ripping loose and you can see part of the air bag.

- Danville, WV, USA

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