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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,745 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Jan 012013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

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

Rear defogger quit working. Fuses all checked to be good. The wire harness by the interior fuse box had a burned contact. The plastic was charred and melted. The contacts for the defogger damaged. Luckily, this did not result in a fire, though looking at the damage, it was entirely possible. I have pictures if needed. Repairs have been made to allow for visibility while driving.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #21

Sep 242014

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Camp Verde, AZ, USA

problem #20

Nov 032014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Consumer seeks reimbursement for damages pertaining to safety recall.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #19

Oct 092014

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #18

Sep 252014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 124,336 miles
Aside from the problems with my ignition due to recall, it has been extremely hard to change gears, I often have to use two hands to switch the shift from park to drive or vice versa. The button on the gear shift is extremely hard to push.

- Clinton, NC, USA

problem #17

Sep 192014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 113,111 miles
After driving, when you go to turn the key/ignition back, it only turns back to where the radio, lights, and wipers stay on. The ignition will not turn all the back. Also, they key will come out of the ignition in any position, even while the car is in gear. I received a recall notice in August 2014 stating that as soon as parts are in, I could go and get the key ring replaced, but I have yet to receive the notice about parts for this recall. I have never had my car key on a key ring, even before the recall. I also read about a recall on ignitions of some Chevy models back in June. I am not sure if this is related to the recall but something has to be done because I have to jump my car off every morning, or after long periods of time due to the ignition being stuck in the "on" position. This is eventually going to kill my alternator, and whatever else chooses to go next. This time consuming and inconvenient, and the fact that you can pull the key out of the ignition while driving is too dangerous! please help!

- Clinton, NC, USA

problem #16

Aug 062014

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #15

Aug 012008

Monte Carlo

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the traction control light illuminated intermittently. The contact stated that it was extremely difficult to change gears from the gear box. The contact applied excessive force with both hands several times in order to shift to drive or reverse. Additionally, the contact stated that the when depressing the accelerator pedal, there was an abnormal noise and the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The contact also stated that the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Dittmer, MO, USA

problem #14

Mar 142012

Monte Carlo

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that another vehicle crashed into the driver side of the vehicle causing the vehicle to crash into a brick wall. The contact stated that during the incident the air bags failed to deploy. The contact suffered neck and back injuries. A police report was filed. In addition, the contact indicated that the key would sometimes be very difficult to remove from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #13

May 232014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
I purchased my 06 Monte Carlo in 2012 and my keyless entry system was not responding well. They informed me it was just the batteries. I swapped out the batteries and this did not do much good. I later found out that this is a known problem with the transmitter/receiver for the vehicle (Impala included) for the 2006 model year. In order to have it fixed, it would cost over $600 to have the transmitter replaced along with all of the keyless entry system. Chevy knows it's a problem and won't recall it. I only have one way to enter my car through the driver's door, and there's no trunk entry from outside of the vehicle. It's more of an extreme inconvenience along with if I were in a safety situation like a robber, I would probably be unable to enter my vehicle at a quick pace since my keyless doesn't work at all. I have read that numerous people have had this issue and they had to pay to get it fixed. I believe Chevy should fix this since it is a defect in manufacturer's craftsmanship.

- Cortland, OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 082014

Monte Carlo

  • 88,564 miles

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

When putting the car in park on several occasions it will not lock into gear...I can literally pull key out and car is still running...you can move gears freely and does not lock.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #11

Jan 222012

Monte Carlo

  • 73,000 miles
While driving my car, it just shut off automatically. Then it has been doing it multiple time since. It can happen three to five times per day. The dealership has tried to reboot the computer system numerous times, it still shuts off with no warning. I just listen to the fan if it shuts off, I have to put the transmission in neutral, and start the car while coasting. I feel that this is related to the GM Chevrolet recall. Feel free to call for a more in depth description of the ignition problem. For the affected parts question, it did not include ignition, therefore, I listed the areas of the car affected when the engine would shut off, the steering, braking were also affected. Thank you

- Dallas, PA, USA

problem #10

Dec 132012

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
There is a manufactures defect in the wiring connector for the rear defroster. Due to the electrical load the contacts burn and short out and burn the plastic connector. Fire hazard. The cost at the dealer to look at this was $50 with a $450 estimate to fix. This manufacturer defect appears to be common to Chevy Impala and Monte carlos. The link is a youtude video illustrating the problem. www.youtube.com/watch?V=jfwbdzjqaru.

- Freeport, ME, USA

problem #9

Jan 162014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
I was driving going approximately 45 mph, I hit a pot hole and my vehicle cut off. This has happened three times since January. The same thing happened the second time. The last time it occurred was Tuesday, February 18. This time I was on the expressway traveling approximately 75 mph, hit a bump and it cut off. The car starts back up when I put it in neutral.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #8

Nov 052012

Monte Carlo

  • miles
This is a known issue to Chevrolet as they have recalled several other makes and models due to a faulty body control module. The steering pump needed to be changed, when the battery was unconnected then reconnected, the BCM faulted, resulting in a complete lock out of the vehicle. The vehicle then needed to be towed away because the key was locked in the ignition. Two weeks and $1000 later, still no vehicle and Chevy doesn't want to hear anything. They keep saying, sorry but this is not one of the vehicles that was recalled. Although other bcms have been recalled, not this one. And they keep repeating this. It isn't a new problem, if you check sites on the internet, it's very common. I think they should be held responsible for their negligence.

- Seymour, CT, USA

problem #7

Nov 222011

Monte Carlo

  • miles
I would like to raise concern for a rear defroster failure on 06+ Monte Carlo's as well as Impala's. there is a faulty connector in the in line fuse box causing a major fire hazard. I have seen many people raise this issue as a very dangerous fire hazard online, wondering why they see recalls for rear defroster issues without a fire hazard yet nothing for this dangerous issue. It causes major burning on the wire and plastic fuse box. The concern would be when we lose a life in a car fire simply because of their negligence on this issue. I hope it doesn't take the loss of a life or worse life of a child to make them get in gear with this.

- Minnetrista, MN, USA

problem #6

Sep 292010

Monte Carlo

  • 56,000 miles
Can't remove keys from ignition once I turn off car.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 042010

Monte Carlo

  • 26,500 miles
Started getting a "service tire monitering system " message when car was placed in drive.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 202008

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the instrument panel indicators flickered along with the headlights when the vehicle was stopped. After three attempts to repair the failure, the manufacturer was able to locate the cause of the failures. General Motors stated that the failures were normal. The failure mileage was 29,000 and current mileage was 32,000. Updated 12-15-08 the passenger side mirror needed to be replaced. Updated 12/17/08.

- Gilberts, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 212008

Monte Carlo

  • 70,000 miles
Car begin to have difficulty going into park and allowing the ignition key to be removed. Within 1 month car now will not go into park at all without manually going under the hood and moving the shift cable. Since the car remains very hot underneath the hood for a while this is very dangerous, especially for a woman, but necessary to remove your keys from the ignition and to put your keys into park.

- Jackson, MS, USA

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