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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,206 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Jun 132014

Monte Carlo

  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving at night, the headlights and instrument panel failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Howard, KS, USA

problem #31

May 012013

Monte Carlo

  • 52,000 miles
Instrument panel cluster had to be replaced after speedometer and volt meter stopped working. Paid dealership $440 to replace.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #30

Sep 232014

Monte Carlo

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the instrument cluster failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 142,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Morganville, KS, USA

problem #29

Oct 012011

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the instrumental panel failed and the contact was unable to read the speedometer, fuel gauge or the tachometer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the vehicle and located the failure at the instrument cluster. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. Updated 03/28/12 updated 03/30/12

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #28

Jul 012011

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
All of the gauges have completely gone out in my 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo ss supercharged including the speedometer, gas gauge, temperature gauge, oil gauge, etc.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #27

Mar 152011

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 83,195 miles
2005 Monte Carlo speedometer not working told the dealer about the problem and how I researched it on the internet and found out it is a very common problem for this vehicle and why this is not a recall issue of coarse they do not know.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #26

Mar 012010

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Monte Carlo. Consumer writes in regards to speedometer failure the consumer stated the speedometer would read any where from 80-90 mph.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #25

Dec 102010

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The speedometer on my 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo registers the wrong speed. While in park, it reads different speeds from negative to 120 mph. While driving, it does not register correct speed. This is an important safety issue. There are many other Monte Carlo owners with exact same complaint. Mine began right around 70,000 miles, the same as others. Dealer states it is not recalled or under warranty and will cost $600. To repair. This defect should be recalled before someone gets killed going the wrong speed because of this defect!

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #24

Oct 282010

Monte Carlo

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the speedometer failed. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or local mechanic for diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and the contact was advised that the vehicle was not under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage was 75,600.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #23

Oct 112010

Monte Carlo

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving approximately 35 mph, the speedometer suddenly stopped functioning; the speedometer indicated that the vehicle was traveling 120 mph. The failure occurred intermittently in cold weather. If the contact allowed the vehicle to warm up for fifteen minutes, the failure did not occur. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000 and the current mileage was 47,136.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

problem #22

Nov 012009

Monte Carlo

  • 80,000 miles


No events have lead up to the problem that I know of. While driving the car day to day my speedometer in my 2005 Monte Carlo lt seems to stick. It shows me going over the speed limit by 30 mph or more and stays there. This happens all the time. I have not done anything to repair or replace the problem as of today September 17, 2010.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #21

Jan 012010

Monte Carlo

  • 58,000 miles
2005 Monte Carlo speedometer gage faulty reading inaccurate or freezes understanding there are numerous other Monte Carlo owners with the same problem and also with other gauges.

- Rochester , PA, USA

problem #20

May 032010

Monte Carlo

  • 87,000 miles
I have a 2005 Monte Carlo with only 87,000 miles. While driving on the highway I was going approx. 55 miles an hour when the speedometer started speeding up saying I was going over 120. Now the speedometer is saying 120 miles an hour in park. I have called the car dealership where I bought the car and they told me that it would be over $500 to fix. I have noticed that this is happening alot on the 2005 Monte Carlo's.

- Dickson, TN, USA

problem #19

Apr 082010

Monte Carlo

  • 74,000 miles
The speedometer and tachometer in my wife's 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo started showing the wrong speed when we were driving on the highway. I set the cruise control at 75, yet the speedometer said I was going over 100. At first the problem was sporadic, then became continuous. I took the car to a local dealership and had the instrument cluster replaced for about $460. When I bought the car, I also purchased an extended warranty, so I had to pay $200 of the original bill, however this seems to be a well-known problem over several years of GM products. There had not been any accidents while this was out, but my daughter received a speeding ticket and I received 2 warnings for speed, all while driving in town.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #18

Nov 092009

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Instrument panel cluster failed on a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Panel cluster failed around 42,000 miles on the car. Gas gauge does not work nor does the speedometer. Or temp gauge. This issue is complained of in the same year vehicles.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #17

Mar 012010

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 60,834 miles
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo ls - speedometer registered over 100 mph while driving at 55 mph. Once pegged it would not return to zero, the gauge remained at 50 - 60 mph. While researching the problem I found that GM has had numerous problems with various model cars and SUV speedometer and at least one class action suit was brought against them.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #16

Mar 102009

Monte Carlo

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 cheverolet Monte Carlo. The speedometer intermittenly failed to display the actual speed that the contact was driving. The failure mileage was 84000. The current mileage was 93000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #15

Dec 142009

Monte Carlo

  • 77,000 miles
A I P cluster.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #14

Apr 202009

Monte Carlo

  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2005 Monte Carlo, at around 50,000 miles began to have problems with instrument cluster. The fuel gauge and the alternator gauge failed. I have also had problems with the windshield wipers not returning to the set position, I do see that there has been service bulletins issued to for this. The instrument cluster has not been addressed by Chevy and I have read many other complaints about this failure from other owners. The fix for this is to replace the entire instrument cluster, this is running between $450 and $650. I think this is a defect that Chevy needs to replace free of charge.

- Hagerman, ID, USA

problem #13

Nov 222009

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 57,654 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The speedometer on the instrument control panel displays inaccurate readings. A technician from the dealer stated that the repair would be made at the owners expense. No repairs were made. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. The current mileage was 57,664. The failure mileage was 57,654. Updated 01/1410 updated 01/20/10.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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