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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,693 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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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #16

Oct 092016

Monte Carlo

  • 140,000 miles

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

Oil leak dripping down on exhaust pipe and manifold start in last 5 days. Car was station in garage

- Barling, AR, USA

problem #15

Aug 102016

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #14

Aug 012016

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 272016

Monte Carlo

  • 119,295 miles

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

I took my car in to tom henry Chevrolet on May 19, 2016 to have recall number 14574 performed. I previously had no oil leak from this valve cover, but took it in only because of the recall. Mileage to time of repair was 117748...current mileage, at time of photo, is 119295. The photo shows the gasket protruding out from under the valve cover to the left of the bolt, and oil on the block and exhaust. Such a simple procedure, screwed up by incompetent dealership!!!! now, I have a problem!!!!

- Sarver, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 192016

Monte Carlo

  • 169,800 miles
The contact owned a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. After striking a pothole at approximately 15 mph, an abnormal sound emitted from the vehicle without warning. The air bags deployed. The vehicle filled with smoke and caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed and the contact sustained a minor thumb injury that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 169,800. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Irvington, NY, USA

problem #11

Nov 202015

Monte Carlo

  • 100,000 miles
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 #10

Feb 292016

Monte Carlo

  • 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 there was a burning oil odor. The contact 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 not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #9

Feb 092016

Monte Carlo

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. When accelerating, the engine rpms would increase. However, once reached to 4,000, it would independently decrease and caused the vehicle to lose acceleration. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Stradford, CT, USA

problem #8

Nov 302015

Monte Carlo

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owned a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While the vehicle was parked in the garage, the contact noticed that the garage was on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine, engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000. Updated 04/14/16

- Bolivar, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 152015

Monte Carlo

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The recall called for the replacement of the front valve cover only, even though the rear valve cover was leaking at the time. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 242015

Monte Carlo

  • 104,000 miles

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

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 #5

Dec 222015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
I received a recall #14574 from GM because on hard braking oil can leak and cause a fire. They say "this condition does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle." Your should make them revise this notice!!! it certainly does affect safe operation.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 102015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
In the morning when starting the car it sputters like it's gasping for gas...I turn key off then restart and the engine starts normally

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #3

May 222015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Both valve cover gaskets or leaking oil onto the hot manifolds, could cause a engine fire. Car has only 21000 miles on

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Apr 182012

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving over a bump at an unknown speed, the security indicator illuminated intermittently and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle failed to start when the indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 11/24/14 the consumer stated the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure due to the failure being intermittent. Updated 8/17/2015

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

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