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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Feb 061996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Wire connection in the ABS brake system failed.

- Tivoli, NY, USA

problem #12

Nov 091997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle does not stop in rainy weather at any speed. Vehicle travels from 30 ft to 150 ft or more depending on speed, even if forcefully depressing brakes. Once was involved in a collision.

- Stormville, NY, USA

problem #11

Nov 301997

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
ABS brake system continuously failed in rainy weather. After applying brakes with full pressure, vehicle does not stopfor it feels as if it is on ice.

- Stormville, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 301997

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

ABS brake system continuously failed in rainy weather. After applying brakes with full pressure, vehicle does not stopfor it feels as if it is on ice.

- Stormville, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 261997

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Upon applying ABS brakes in rainy weather, vehicle does not stop/skids. Once while driving in rainy weather vehicle skidded/lost control and hit a road sign.

- Stormville, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 111996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: When the street is wet the brakes are inoperative and do not work at all. The pedal will not go down at all. After a while they will grab. Took to dealer and they changed pads and rotors. They can't find out the problem.

- Monroe, NH, USA

problem #7

Sep 041997

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

Brakes on this vehicle require much greater pressure when wet. The more loaded the vehicle is the more pressure is needed. Manufacturer claims it is a design problem and there is no repair.

- Fremont, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 061996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Frontal collision, impact 12:00 position, speed 20mph, ABS brakes failed, causing extended stopping distance, brake pedal went to the floor, loss of stopping effectiveness, speed at impact 10 mph. Consumer stats there has been numerous occasion when brakes have failed but did not cause an accident.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 061997

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In wet weather when brakes are applied the vehicle will not stop. It takes about double pressure for the vehicle to stop.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 171997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
While driving vehicle, applied brakes, lost about 80% power in rain; ABS brakes failed to catch or stop vehicle. Vehicle at dealership now. Sending invoice.

- Point Pleasant, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 181996

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

Owner states when ABS brakes were used, the pedal went to the floor, they did not work, causing vehicle to lose control, resulting in an accident.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 261996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brake system failed, causing accident.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 211996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During vehicle operation in rain only when the brakes are applied, a delay of about 100 feet is experienced, before the vehicle comes to a stop.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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