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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,763 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #8

May 052011

Monte Carlo 8-cyl

  • 38,100 miles

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

Transmission is slipping and grinds at random.

- Garnett, KS, USA

problem #7

Jan 142011

Monte Carlo

  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo ss with the LS4 V8 engine coupled to the 4T65hd transmission. The transmission ai starting to act up, missing shifts and slipping every once in a while. I understand that there are many others experiencing the same thing. My car only has 45000 miles on it and it has not been abused.

- Pleasantville, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 082011

Monte Carlo

  • 90,000 miles
The transmission in the vehicle is know for catastrophic failure in several internal parts. GM knowingly put a transmission that was rated for a V6 in a car that produces more horsepower and torque than the transmission is rated to use. The torque converter, clutch pack, and input shaft are all known to fail in these transmissions. I am currently experiencing several symptoms that are linked to these parts failures. I am going to repair the transmission very soon due to the weak points that GM failed to recognize early on in the development phases of the vehicle. The transmission often slips and gives hard shifts under normal driving conditions.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #5

Dec 172010

Monte Carlo 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles

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

2006 Monte Carlo ss - 4T65E-hd transmission failure... slipping... shuddering/shaking the whole front end when shifting... lunges/slams into gear... had to get transmission replaced! there are over 100 other people I know in online car forums with the same problem with this transmission in their Monte carlos, Impala, and gxp's. starting anywhere from 20,000 miles to 90,000 miles... and some are on their 2nd or 3rd replacement transmission already!!

- Woodbury, CT, USA

problem #4

Jan 012007

Monte Carlo

  • 1,000 miles
I bought my 2006 Monte Carlo, it has less than 23,000 miles on it. I have experienced continued harsh shifting/slippage of the transmission since I purchased it. I have had it in the local Chevy dealership a few different times and they are not able to diagnose the problem. They say they can't fix it if it doesn't shift hard for them when they have it. Just yesterday I had to have it towed to the Chevy dealership because it blew a power steering hose.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 012006

Monte Carlo

  • 7 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo super sport. Upon purchasing the vehicle in July of 2006, the contact noticed that the vehicle would lunge forward or backwards with force. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that there were no failures; however, the failure continued to persist. He returned to the dealer and they stated that the torque converter was defective, which caused the motor mount, transmission, and steering column to fail. The mechanic repaired the transmission, but none of the other components. The manufacturer stated that their engineers would receive the information from the dealer in order to find out the cause of the failure. The current mileage was 35,000 and failure mileage was 7.

- White Salmon, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 282008

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Transmission on vehicle slips at random intervals. Remote entry system works when it wants to. Air bag lights come on at random. Dealer has not been able to fix keyless entry or transmission slip.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 062006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Since December of 2006, the vehicle has been in the shop at least three times for several different failures. The transmission was improperly repaired the first time and was taken back to the shop. The battery died and the contact was not given a new one. The keyless entry system with onstar is making a loud squeaking noise. The contact stated that the mechanic does not perform the repairs and leaves the vehicle parked for weeks at a time. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 33,852 and failure mileage was 1,000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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