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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,187 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #79

Nov 202015

Monte Carlo

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the security warning light constantly flashed and the vehicle was unable to start. In addition, the vehicle stalled several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the keys for the ignition but the failure continued. The security warning light continued to illuminate. The pass lock protection system was unable to be overridden so the contact was unable to determine the solution to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #78

Feb 122016

Monte Carlo

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. However, the contact mentioned that he replaced the ignition module three times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 153,000.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #77

Jun 012015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, it took several attempts to start the vehicle. The failure recurred on several occasions. Months later, the vehicle would no longer start. The contact called a locksmith to unlock the ignition switch. The ignition was unlocked; however, it took several attempts to start the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (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 recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure pertaining to the engine recall. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Southbend, IN, USA

problem #76

Jul 152015

Monte Carlo

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving 30 mph, the instrument panel lights, tail lights and headlights failed when the high beam lights were activated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Sachse, TX, USA

problem #75

Dec 242015

Monte Carlo

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. A few minutes after the vehicle was parked in the driveway, it burst into flames. The fire department arrived to extinguish the fire. The front end of the vehicle was completely burned. The contact stated that there were no warning indicators. A police report and a fire report were filed. Prior to the fire, the contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V400000 (electrical system) and 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repairs were not available. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #74

May 292015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
My gages sometimes work when thewy do it is inaccurate information. Sometimes they dont work at all.

- Shafter, CA, USA

problem #73

Mar 232004

Monte Carlo

  • 15,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. As a result, the driver lost control and crashed into the rear of a second vehicle. The contact suffered a head injury that required medical attention. The vehicle was completely destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. In June of 2015, a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000(electrical system) was received. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Bonnyman, KY, USA

problem #72

May 012014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch was replaced twice.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #71

Jun 132014

Monte Carlo

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the contact lost control of the vehicle causing a crash. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the left leg and the right shoulder blade that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was included in a manufacturer's recall related to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Mead, OK, USA

problem #70

Feb 142012

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V400000 (electrical system); however, while driving at 5 mph, the vehicle stalled and the power steering seized. Also the entire warning panel illuminated and all electrical power seized. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 7/29/15 the consumer stated the vehicle would also buck like it was about to stall. The consumer discontinued driving the vehicle. Updated 11/13/15

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #69

Feb 022015

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 196,385 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the keys released out of the ignition without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the technician diagnosed that the ignition cylinder needed to be replaced. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 196,385. Updated 09/21/15 updated 09/24/15

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #68

Dec 232014

Monte Carlo

  • 260,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the heating system failed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed but the diagnostic testing results were unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 260,000. Djr

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #67

Dec 082014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Noticed smoke from the passenger side dash by the door upon investigation notice the smoke was coming from the fuse box on the passenger side, upon further investigation I noticed the a wire coming from the fuse box was burned as well as the fuse box was burned also, after this happened other electrical devices started showing doors ajar, dome lights stay on all of the time, rear defroster stopped working, the body sensing components are not working, I am afraid the this is going to cause a fire in the passenger compartment as well as making it a danger to drive, this has been discussed in multiple forums stating that 2002-2008 Monte Carlo, Impala and other vehicles have this same issue.

- Russellville, AR, USA

problem #66

Nov 222014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 189,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle went off the road and crashed into a body of water. The air bags failed to deploy and the vehicle had to be pulled out of the water. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact sustained facial lacerations and had a swollen ankle that did not require medical attention. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000. Updated 12/30/14

- Oakwood, TX, USA

problem #65

Nov 162014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
While driving, the engine shuts off causing power steering and power brakes to stop working as well as having no power to accelerate while trying to pull over to the shoulder of road. Once stopped I can put the car in park and turn the ignition on and the engine will start back. This happened app. 10 to 15 times in less than one week.

- Leoma, TN, USA

problem #64

Sep 122012

Monte Carlo

  • 68,700 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the ignition key was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,700.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #63

Nov 122014

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pittsburg, KS, USA

problem #62

Aug 012014

Monte Carlo

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while making a left turn, the vehicle stalled without warning causing a vehicle to crash into the passenger's side of his vehicle, which then made the contact crash into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Bossier City, LA, USA

problem #61

Jun 022014

Monte Carlo

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the instrument panel warning indicators illuminated sporadically. In addition, the heater and rear defroster failed to operate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #60

Sep 122014

Monte Carlo

  • 56,284 miles
Security light came on and went off when I shut car off then 2 days car would not turn over shut off for 10 min and car started normally.

- Riverview, MI, USA

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