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10.0

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

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 172001

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

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 #8

Jun 251999

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Bought car July 12, 1996, July 29, 1996 broke down due to #6 injector staying open. Replaced.Sept 9, 1996, found improper leak down rate on fuel injectors.installed fuel injectors.34,610 miles check engine light on, found #3&5 cylinders misfiring. They put injector cleaner in.40,323 miles #1, #3 & #5 cylinders spark plugs & wires burned.43,000 miles #2 cylinder spark plugs & wires burned.they want me to pay for this problem, but why do they keep burning out. Have 2 more to burn. Called Chevy, they said the same wires have to burn twice.I saw many complaints about this on NHTSA website. What does it take for a recall. People shouldn't have to pay for same problem.why didn't they change all spark plugs and wires to all cylinders. Have to keep going back. $108.05 for each cylinder.never heard of this problem on any other car. From day 1, car has started hard, nobody can figure out why.this car is not yet 3 years old, I would like to keep it longer, but not with this happening.

- Readsboro, VT, USA

problem #7

Jul 241997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Complained about transmission at least 10 times, finally failed completelt and was repaired. Engine light on at least 15 times, replaced injectors, plugs, wires, O-rings, engine gasket, car still not fixed.

- Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 071998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

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 #5

Sep 081998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The fuel injection system is programmed to let up progressively instead of instantaneously when letting up on the accelerator, this causes one to put added pressure on brakes to stop the vehicle and causes consumer to under estimate stopping distance.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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problem #4

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 #3

Aug 051996

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

Vehicle is hard to start due to fuel system problems.

- Wenona, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 291997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Fuel injector failure.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 051997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Once vehicle warms up it stalls. There is a technical service bulletin out on these vehicles. Dealer replaced the fuel injectors and three gaskets and the spark plugs, and vehicle still stalls. Owner states the the vehicle shakes and idles roughly, and she has smelled gas on severaloccasions. Owner is still having problems with the vehicle.

- White Oak, PA, USA

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