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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,553 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #16

Mar 062002

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,852 miles

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

Reocurring electrical problems. The car has not been driven even 100 miles the last year and a half because it wont pass inspection. The emission system has gone out. Since we've had the car we've had to replace the ignition system and the windows kept going off track. As of now the passenger side window will not go up. I cant afford to get it fixed since I was diagnosed with "congestive heart failure" and I'm on permanent disability through social security.

- China Grove, NC, USA

problem #15

Jul 132000

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Spark plugs are causing vehicle to drive poorly.

- Dunkinville, TX, USA

problem #14

Dec 091998

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Service engine light comes on and rough idle due to plug wires failure.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #13

Dec 091998

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

Service engine light comes on and rough idle due to plug wires failure.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #12

Feb 171997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
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 #11

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 #10

Apr 101998

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

No summary

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #9

May 011997

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has had continued engine failure due to spark plug alternator and battery failure.

- Hapeville, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 011998

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Engine check light comes on, car runs rough, engine speed varies with fast idle, engine stops while car is moving - loss of power steering and brakes, hard to start - takes several tries, random engine surging - 3 near misses - engine will speed up to 3000 RPM without warning.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #7

Oct 091996

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition spark plugs failed.

- Tivoli, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 011996

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

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 #5

Mar 101996

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle will stall at low speed with out warning.

- Manorville, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 011996

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle stalls intermittently in traffic.

- Manorville, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 021996

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle stalls intermittently, ignition module and coil were replaced, still stalls.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 191996

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle stalls when travelling at low speeds, like making turns, or parking.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 301995

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Engine dies out while driving.

- Galveston, IN, USA

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