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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo electrical problems

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #19

Aug 032000

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

Lost all power numerous times in 1st few months - dealer never able to recreate the problem.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #18

Sep 011997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Engine soon light keeps coming on due to PCM failure.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #17

Sep 011997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Engine soon light keeps coming on due to PCM failure.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #16

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 #15

Jan 151997

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer experiencing ongoing problem with spark plug wiring burning up. Consumer replaced wiring on four occasions. Reason for the wiring burning is unknown at this time. Dealer/ manufacturer have been contacted.

- Eockuysville, MD, USA

problem #14

Feb 171998

Monte Carlo

  • miles
While driving engine check light comes on. Took vehicle to dealer, and they said that coolant was leaking on the spark plugs.

- Lewisburg, OH, USA

problem #13

Jun 301999

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

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 #12

Mar 251999

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
There seems to be a problem with this vehicle which is causing the car not to hold a tune-up. At 38,839 miles, #3 spark plug was replaced - oil leaking past PCV valve, the PCV valve was replaced. Shortly after #1 and #2 spark plugs had to be replaced.

- Adams Run, SC, USA

problem #11

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 #10

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 #9

Jan 111999

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

While driving vehicle will surge forward and backward, which may cause loss of vehicle control. Dealer restarted the computer and changed spark plugs. Been to dealer 6 times.dealer cannot determine problem.

- High Park, MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 111999

Monte Carlo

  • miles
While driving vehicle will surge forward and backward, which may cause loss of vehicle control. Dealer restarted the computer and changed spark plugs. Been to dealer 6 times.dealer cannot determine problem.

- High Park, MA, USA

problem #7

Dec 071998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Consumer has put this vehicle in the shop a number of times because the fuel injectors/spark plugs and wires continue to burn out without warning. Dealer has been contacted.

- Gervais, OR, USA

problem #6

Oct 141998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Manual downshift valve is sticking at highway speed, causing the vehicle to stall, dealer needs to replace control valve body assembly.

- Grantsboro, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 091996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition module failed.

- Tivoli, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 011996

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Replaced electronic control module three times. Also spark plugs/coil/ air bag impact sensor/left electric window/radio failed to operate properly and were replaced.

- Cape Caneveral, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 011996

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Replaced electronic control module three times. Also spark plugs/coil/ air bag impact sensor/left electric window/radio failed to operate properly and were replaced.

- Cape Caneveral, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 281997

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When at a light started to acelerate and car stalled, car is hard to turn on, when turned on the car would vibrate and smoke; also having other problems, will explain, took to dealer on seven occasions replace computer cluster and reprogrammed computer twice.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 121996

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle does start correctly/stalls due to computer failure.

- Mayville, MI, USA

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