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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,439 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 302013

Monte Carlo

  • 28,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at approximately 35 mph and making a left turn, the brake pedal was depressed but the floormat became stuck under the pedal. The contact could not stop the vehicle. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a boulder. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #8

Jan 112015

Monte Carlo

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving 25 mph, the check engine light illuminated and half of the air bag was exposed on the passenger side when the vehicle was purchased. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was referred to the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.

- Avington, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 162014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact was driving 29 mph and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the chest, legs and shoulder. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 03/05/14

- Baltimore , MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 272009

Monte Carlo

  • 28,000 miles

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

My airbag light keeps coming on at times. This is the 3rd time that this has happened. Should this be recalled? some cars like mine have been recalled for air bags but I was told mine wasn't.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 112008

Monte Carlo

  • 128,000 miles
Was in a collision which I was rearended then pushed into another vehicle and no air bags deployed.

- Columbus, NC, USA

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problem #4

Dec 022007

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving 10 mph, a vehicle crashed into the driver side of the contact's vehicle. The vehicle was equipped with side air bags and driver seat air bags. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver was wearing a seat belt and sustained chipped bones in her head, broken ribs, a broken pelvis, an injured back, and two strokes. The vehicle was towed and destroyed. The current and failure mileages were 69,000.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 242003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

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

The instrument panel had been lighting up certain components intermittently. While driving, the passenger and drivers side air bag deployed. The dealer had been contacted. Air bags deployed twice.

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 092003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,952 miles
I own a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo. At the beginning of November 2003 the quages on the dash board (tachometor, speedometor, ABS light, air bag light, check engine light ect.) would flash on & off and guages would sweep up and down. On November 9th I stop to get gas and shut the car off. When I got back in the car and turn it on the passanger side air bag deployed. On November 24th while I was driving the driver air bag deployed. I took the car both time to the dealer and was told by GM that they will not fix the air bags. About a year ago I bumped a car in front of me while stop in traffic and it made a 1 inch crack in my bumper the air bags did not deploy at that time. GM states the accident that happen a year ago is why the air bags deployed in November. They advised me to call my insurance company. I took the car to the insurance and they confirm that the air bag deployment was not cause by the accident. My insurance is working with me to get GM to take responsibilty for the defect. They advised me to also file a complaint with you.

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The air bag light illuminated, the vehicle was service 5 times for the problem, however it recurred.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

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