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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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.

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202009

Monte Carlo

  • 70,000 miles


I own a lemon of a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo ss. Nothing but problems since I bought it last year. Steering column problems, cost $200 to fix, catalytic converter replaced, covered by warranty thank god. Today it is in the shop again for leaky gasket and wheel bearing/ hub replacement which is costing another $500. This was bad because the ABS breaks didn't always work which was scary since I wondered when they were going to give out totally and I would be in an accident. The transmission solenoid also needed to be replaced which cost us another $700. Is there any help for us" I wonder what will be next with this car, it is a nice looking car, but it sucks mechanically!! please help! any suggestions"

- Pardeeville, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 102002

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopping on an incline, and without any indication, vehicle will roll backwards. Dealer and manufacturer have been contacted.. vehicle rolls while in drive. The service department informed consumer that all vehicles do that.

- Taylor, AR, USA

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