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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,697 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 182006

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

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

Transmission. Complained to dealer at 71000 miles said nothing wrong. I requested change of transaxles fluid at that time. Brought back to dealership at 78000 miles dealer stated a "bit" low on fluid. At this time I was hearing a whinnying noise. Presently, at 88000 miles I went to dealer, service mgr. Test drove and said vehicle was shifting into all 4 gears, and to bring to 2 reputable transmission shops and both state I have no 4th gear! also, well known transmission problems with these GM transmissions. A new transmission at 88000 miles is unacceptable! of course my warranty ran out 1 month to the day! GM should be ashamed. This Chevy has been an absolute nightmare!

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #9

Oct 242001

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated the vehicle rolled back when on an incline.. the vehicle has been taken to the dealership, and they stated it was a normal condition. Also the manufacturer stated it is normal. This has been occurring since purchase of vehicle on October 24, 2001. Nothing has been done to correct the problem. The vehicle has not been taken to another mechanic to be inspected. This happened every time the vehicle was on an incline. Updated 1/23/2006 -

- Leeds, NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 192003

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Replaced power steering pump, R/R transmission, replaced alternator and low tire pressure. Vehicle was damage while in service shop. The vehicle had malfunctioning signal lights. The consumer stated that the engine was repaired for a coolant leak. The engine light came on. The steering wheel was set to the left. Clock not set. Windshield washer light came on. The consumer stated that the left finder was damaged as well as the console. The right bumper was damaged. The driver door shakes. A whinning noise is heard from the vehicle at highway speeds and while turning. The consumer witnessed the service dealer testing his vehicle and saw shifting foward very hard and back very hard tires screaching. Smoke coming from the tires. The tail pipes were shaking as well as the rear end. The consumer stated that the time was used up on the vehicle onstar cell phone. The consumer stated that the headlights will not turn off. Smoke came from the vents inside the vehicle. The consumer stated that something bumps the door while the vehicle is in motion. The steering wheel shakes when brakes are applied.

- Bay Springs, MS, USA

problem #7

Oct 212004

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

On 4 separate occasions vehicle suddenly stopped accelerating because transmission was slipping. Vehicle was serviced 3 times, and is currently at the dealership for this problem. Thus far, dealership installed an alternator/transmission/power steering pump, and switch for the lighting in an attempt to correct the failure.

- Bay Springs, MS, USA

problem #6

Jan 232004

(reported on)

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
While at a stop, the driver proceeded to go and the vehicle would not move. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle had two transmissions replaced within 70,000 miles. The dealer said the flywheel and flex plate became disengaged from the engine.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #5

Dec 082003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,966 miles
Automatic transmission failure.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #4

Mar 082003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

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

Mileage 34000 popping noise heard when turning. Found steering intermediate shaft not lubed well enough. Removed shaft lubed. Power steering pump seal leaking, seals out of round. Trans 4th clutch shaft worn out. Pwp sol shorting, replaced 4th clutch sahftm turbine shaft seals converter, overhauled transmission.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Aug 202001

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle experienced the following: Stalled when cold and upon hard acceleration, the key stuck in the ignition, suspension and brake problems(rod kit was installed/no brakes), the transmission had gone out(repaired), the vehicle hesitated and jumped from park gear to drive, and after the ignition repairs, the vehicle stalled and hesitated in shifting to gear. The consumer requested the dealer to repurchase the vehicle, and reimburse for the repair(s), and the rental. Mr scc

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 212002

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Upon changing from first to second gear gears stick/rpms rev, and vehicle jerks very hard upon changing gears. Computer completely shutdowns. Please provide any further information, and vehicle identification number.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 222001

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light comes on but no codes show up, car engine quits after puting in gear(reverse). Steering and brakes quit and emergency brake used to stop.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

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