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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
188,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 202015

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 188,000 miles


I loved my 04' Monte Carlo SS.I drove it a lot and it treated me well. However when it was getting up to around 190,000 miles it basically sh*t its pants. First the car would have a hard time turning on.(ignition switch recall) Then I would drive and the car just started to misfire and chug and completely lose all life. The car would stay on but would not go anywhere. It was horrible. It did it right in the middle of traffic on a very busy road and all sorts of bad places. It was awful so I got rid of it.

- , Limington, ME, USA

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