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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,846 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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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #12

Oct 032016

Monte Carlo 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Consumer writes in regards to removal of engine plastic "beauty" cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension recall notice.

- Enola, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 062016

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jan 012016

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while the vehicle was in park, the vehicle caught on fire. The contact stated that the flames engulfed from under the hood. The contact extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department was not notified and no police report was filed. The vehicle was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000. Updated 06/29/16 updated 08/03/16.

- Cedar Town, GA, USA

problem #9

Mar 092016

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 124,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the beauty cover was removed as a remedy for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), which left all the engine wires exposed. The contact believed that the remedy presented a safety risk. The dealer stated that they were following manufacturer instructions. The manufacturer was made aware of the safety concern. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 124,000. Updated 05/31/2016 updated 06/01/16.

- Girard, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 242013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Since September of 2013 this is around the 5th time this happens. When you turn the ignition to start the car the engine just won't turn over. Then after a while it starts. All the other electrical things happen like lights, radio but the engine just won't turn and it's not the battery. A couple months ago it happened again in the morning and in the afternoon after work I took it to dealership and they could not find the problem as it did not happen with them. They could not mimic the problem so they could not figure what was wrong.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #7

Nov 242011

Monte Carlo

  • 50,129 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle unexpectedly engulfed in flames. The contact was able to exit the vehicle safely and sustained no personal injuries.the fire department extinguished the flames and the vehicle was completely destroyed. The vehicle was towed to a savage facility. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 50,129. The VIN was unavailable.

- Scott Township , PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 262011

Monte Carlo

  • 142,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he noticed smoke coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they advised him that the intake manifold had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not \repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 142,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 012008

Monte Carlo

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle temperature would increase sporadically and cause the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the heater core in the engine cooling system was clogged. As a result, the radiator and heater core needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage 110,000.

- Austell , GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 122009

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling) and immediately called the dealer. He was informed that the parts for the repair were on a national backorder and would be unavailable for at least two weeks. The failure and current mileages were 47,000. Updated 07/17/09 updated 07/20/09.

- Messapequa, NY, USA

problem #3

May 092008

Monte Carlo

  • 65,000 miles
I had to replace my cat converter at approx. 65,000 miles, have intermittent headlight failure when switching from high to low beams, certain lights on the stereo and climate controls have gone out, and security/key lock cylinder issues, where the car won't start for an hour or so. Car now has 86,000miles, issues still exist. This is the jeff gordon edition

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 142007

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,027 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. After starting the vehicle, the low oil pressure light illuminated. The contact noticed oil present on the carport floor. Two dealers diagnosed the failure and stated that there was a blown oil filter, which could not have been caused by a pothole. After performing an internal diagnostic and engine oil tests, the dealer stated that the valves were sticking in the fuel pump and the engine needed to be replaced. The repairs would cost over $4,000. The manufacturer agreed to call the contact by March 31, 2008 to assist her with resolving the issues; however, the repairs would be the dealer's responsibility. The failure mileage was 40,027 and current mileage was 46,000.

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z-34 1997, electrical problems and idling high. The alternator was replaced, however the noise is still there.

- Washington, DC, USA

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