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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,250 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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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 202004

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

While driving 55 mph steering wheel locked up. Consumer tried to unlock it but was unable to do so. Consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer lost control of the vehicle, and hit a median steel barrier. Then, vehicle rolled three times and landed upside down on the highway. Upon impact, both frontal airbag did not deploy. Driver sustained neck and back injuries and was transported by ambulance, to the hospital. Vehicle was totaled.

- Stanford, KY, USA

problem #7

Apr 012004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
While driving 50 mph vehicle skidded on an icy patch on the road, driver lost control, and vehicle hit an embankment head on. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained severe injuries to the face and neck, and passenger sustained a concussion and a black eye. Due to severe damage the vehicle was totaled.

- Marion, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 262003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
While waiting at a traffic light, the vehicle was rear ended. As a result, the accelerator throttle malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to jump a curb and land in a ditch. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained severe injuries to his neck and back and was taken to hospital for treatment.

- Novelty, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 252001

Monte Carlo

  • miles

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

Vehicle involved in a frontal collision of 20-25 mph with a stone wall. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Stoughton, MA, USA

problem #4

Sep 191998

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident while travelling about 25 mph, neither air bag deployed and the car turned over. Vehicle totalled. Dealer contacted and cannot duplicate the problem.

- Rogers, AR, USA

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problem #3

Sep 191998

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident while travelling about 25 mph, neither air bag deployed and the car turned over. Vehicle totalled. Dealer contacted and cannot duplicate the problem.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #2

Feb 211997

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Involved in a collision and the air bags deployed but the passenger side air bag exploded and the chemicals in the air bag burned the face and neck of the driver.

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #1

Feb 211997

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Involved in a collision and the air bags deployed but the passenger side air bag exploded and the chemicals in the air bag burned the face and neck of the driver.

- Orem, UT, USA

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