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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,120 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.

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo accessories - interior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 232009

Monte Carlo

  • 57,120 miles


Certain lights in dashboard controls are burnt out. Right now the problem just involves the tachometer, ignition illumination and driver heat/cool control indicator. Problem is manageable during the daytime but at night, necessary parts of the dashboard do not illuminate. The problem is that the lightbulbs themselves cannot be replaced. The whole control board for that particular part of the dash ($300) must be replaced which is ridiculous on a four year old car.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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