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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 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.

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012005

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


Car began having a hard shift in all gears at 41,000 miles, 5,000 miles out of 3 year/36,000 bumper to bumper warranty. The high mileage on my vehicle is due to extensive highway travel to and from work. The problem diagnosed was a leaking transmission coolant line, defective torque convertor clutch sylenoid, and a defective pressure control sylenoid. It was also noted that upon manufacturing a wire to the transmission was crimped. All parts had to be replaced.

- Lebanon, IN, USA

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