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10.0

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

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Apr 132003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Braking problems: I own a 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo and I have recently been experiencing braking problems. The low track light comes on periodically and I lose almost all of my brakes. It is very difficult to stop and I feel this needs to be investigated, it seems that I am not the only consumer with braking concerns and problems. Someone is going to get killed.

- Kingston, PA, USA

problem #32

Aug 172001

Monte Carlo

  • miles
This car also has brake and injector problems. I had to replace the rear struts in June too. This car has low mileage and I think it is highly unusal to have these problems.

- Montpelier, VT, USA

problem #31

May 122001

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Low traction light comes on, then brakes go out. But if ABS and traction lights come on together, brakes sometimes work.

- Duncanville, TX, USA

problem #30

Aug 071998

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Problem with brakes have always been there. Consumer ran a red light going 30 mph because vehicle wouldn't stop. Brake pedal goes all the way to floor, but it starts to slow down. Dealer has hooked vehicle up to a diagnostic machine, but problem doesn't show. Dealer is convinced that's the way they should work. The consumer had two accidents as the result of brake failures.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #29

Nov 042000

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Too much pedal pressure req'd to stop car. Brakes/rotors worn out at 36, ooo miles, front and rears.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #28

Sep 102000

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Brakes replaced twice with under 50,000 miles.

- Caledonia, OH, USA

problem #27

Sep 102000

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

Brakes replaced twice with under 50,000 miles.

- Caledonia, OH, USA

problem #26

Jan 052000

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Engine check light always coming on, burned up O2 sensor, vaccum line broke controlling vents, charcoal canister cracked, transmission slips if pedal is floored from takeoff between rst and 2nd and when downshifting after braking, ABS fail in wet conditons resulting is extended stopping distance, alternator defective at 63,000 miles, vehicle skids and low trac light comes on when braking frequently.

- Marine City, MI, USA

problem #25

Jun 022000

Monte Carlo

  • miles
While going down a graveled driveway stepped on brakes, and only the left rear ABS brake was working. Consumer could tell by the marks in the gravel.

- Deford, MI, USA

problem #24

Apr 172000

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
When the brakes are applied pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer has replaced various problems of the system. However, the problem continues.

- Lemon Grove, CA, USA

problem #23

Feb 171997

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

There are many things wrong with my vehicle and now the warranty is up and its not cheap to repair major parts that shouldn't need repair at this time and mileage on this vehicle(21,287). I looked up the lemon law on my internet and my car definitely qualifies as a lemon which is a shame because I love my car. I already had replaces 3 spark plugs, 3 cylinders in the engine, ignition coil, 3 cd players, brakes, left turn signal. Let's put it this way when I walk into the dealership for repair they know me by first name, and then they ask me what's wrong this time? it's very embarassing to have this many problems. If I could afford a lawyer I would file my car as a lemon but I would get my moneys worth back for all the problems at 21,287 mileage. And it will be 4 years old in October\2000. I was hoping you would be able to help in some sort of way. I'm very disappointed in the Chevrolet company, because my father only will drive Chevrolet vehicles and that what he wanted me to get and it a problem since day 1 of the vehicle. It's a gorgeous vehicle and drive beautiful when theres not a problem with it. Please try to help me.

- West Hazleton, PA, USA

problem #22

Jun 301999

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Spark plugs and wires replaced numerous times. Engine check light stays on /rough idle at start/alot hard to start, and brakes won't hold in wet conditons.

- Saline, LA, USA

problem #21

Nov 111996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE98023, degraded braking performance; when hitting a bump in the road, the low track light comes on and braking power is lost. Also on wet road when applying the brakes, driver has to press really hard on the brake pedal. Vehcle taken to dealership about 3 or 4 times for brake problems. Dealer not able to find a problem with brakes.

- Wantangh, NY, USA

problem #20

Feb 091999

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Engine check light has came on 5 times. 2 times the dealer claimed that they could not duplicate. 2 times they have replaced numerous spark plugs, and 2 fuel pressure regulators have been put on the car. The gas guage unit has been replaced because of failure to register how much gas was in the car. Vehicle has sputtered when first started and when going down the road. The dealer has fixed these problems. The program unit in the car has been replaced because of the sputtering and idling problem. The car is now experiencing hard starts when the ignition has to be turned for about 5-6 seconds before the car will crank. Dealership has been notified of this, but has been unable to fix the problem. Brake system failed when roads are wet an D brake pedal has to be pushed to the floor for the car to stop. On the occasions when the vehicle's check engine light came on and the vehicle was sputtering, the code PO300 appeared the 5 times that the car has been taken to the dealership for this. Numerous spark plugs and wires have been replaced possibly due to sputtering of vehicle.

- Cleveland, GA, USA

problem #19

Jan 151997

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Braking system is not stopping vehicle properly consumer feels the brake pedal going down to the floor before vehicle comes to a stop. Dealer notified and informed consumer that was a normal condition. Also, rear cylinders are leaking.

- Selden, NY, USA

problem #18

Apr 211998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Anti lock brakes fail to work properly in wet weather, causing vehicle to pull and fade.

- New Market, TN, USA

problem #17

Sep 281998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes on wet pavement the pedal nearly travels to the floor, causing extended stopping distance.

- Woodsboro, MD, USA

problem #16

May 111998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
ABS brakes fail in rainy weather.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #15

Feb 111998

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: Coming down the driveway at 5mph had foot on brakes when approaching the bottom was applying brakes harder and nothing happened, the brakes did not hold, car kept rolling, rolled into the street and a bus hit the car.

- Shadow Hills, CA, USA

problem #14

Nov 141997

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes don't not work properly in wet weather, pedal goes to the floor.

- Blairstown, NJ, USA

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