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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,200 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.

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012015

Monte Carlo

  • 50,000 miles


I was driving on the freeway and my steering was tighter at 75 mph. My ABS light came on which has flashed on before about 6 times but quickly went off. I thought those time my car was just having a computer fluke. But this time the ABS light was lit with my steering tight. Traction control light came on and said it was off. My brakes started to lock on me as I tried to pull over which was a hassle considering I couldn't turn the wheel easily. Eventually I was able to pull over without a major accident although it was a close call. It took more than 1/2 a mile to get my car to stop. My car was towed. The wheel hub was so damaged that the repair shop said that they are surprised it didn't fall off. The sensors were just floating around. Thus my ABS and traction control warning lights turning on and off. This vehicle has never been in an accident or any other situation to cause this damage. My vehicle had 50,000 original miles at time of failure. The sway bar completely broken. Which I was told the repair shop has seen several GM vehicle's with this sway bar problem. My lower control arm had to be replaced as well as it was damaged with the other components. I do have proof of repairs.

- Murray, UT, USA

problem #4

Feb 012012

Monte Carlo

  • 120,000 miles
Thought this was the car for me. Wrong. After purchasing the car the following things have gone wrong and most seem dangerous. No way to control headlights.. driving at night at 55 mph, lights all shut off the indicator lights also stop working at random times ignition does not accept key every time resulting in leaving a spare key in the ignition and hope it starts. If not I'm required to wait 15 minutes before starting or longer. The traction system no longer works, along with cruise, or steering controls total power lost to steering wheel, hope this doesn't affect the airbag. I have the supercharged version, the engine caught fire and had to be replaced. Needless to say it is no longer supercharged. Not so sure about this issue, however when pumping gas the pump will kick off every half gallon pumped into tank. Another fire issue?

- Pineville, KY, USA

problem #3

Mar 152008

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Chevy Monte Carlo with defective aluminum casting. Consumer states that the aluminum casting broke where the ball joint is mounted to the wheel. She states that the insurance will pay all but $500.

- Marissa, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 142008

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving approximately 15 mph, the suspension dropped. The contact stated that the entire bottom fell from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The mileages and purchase date were unknown.

- Marissa, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 112004

Monte Carlo

  • 51,000 miles
While driving 40 mph vehicle shimmied. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Cropseyville, NY, USA

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