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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,848 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 181,545 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle stalled immediately upon starting the engine. The vehicle was restarted but immediately stalled again. The ABS light also illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for service.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152003

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
Brakes do not work during inclimate weather. Loses a quart of oil per 500 miles. Blows by smoke through exhaust when starting.

- North Judson, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 182004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
Due to intake manifold gasket leak (this is the fourth time for this problem on this vehicle) I had to stop to add coolant in order to safely drive the vehicle. Had I not noticed the problem this potentially could have left me stranded on the side of the highway. After getting to a safe location I had the vehicle towed to a dealer for repair. Also, as I stated above this is my fourth time dealing with this issue; in addition, I know of personally 3 other vehicles with the same engine that have had the same problem and they too have changed the intake gasket several times.

- Willoughby, OH, USA

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