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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,700 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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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 272005

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,100 miles


: the contact stated while entering a curve and applying normal break pressure the vehicle suddenly accelerated from 40 to 70mph. The sudden acceleration caused the driver to loose control and crash into a tree on the roadside. The engine continued to rev, but the tree would not allow any additional forward motion. The ignition was turned off before placing the shifter into park. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and received no injuries. The police filed a report at the accident scene. The vehicle was towed to a wrecking yard where it was later inspected by the insurance company and deemed a total loss. The manufacturer was alerted and informed the contact the vehicle would be inspected to help determine a cause if it was towed to a local service dealer. The vehicle currently remains in the possession of the insurance company.

- Benton Harbor, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 111999

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Clunking noise in front end at low speeds/ car wanders from straight line - like torque steer/ cruise control accelerates car radically when you press "resume".

- Girard, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 181998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Steering stiff and heavy, vehicle constantly steers to the left. Also cruise control does not operate properly.

- Hubbell, MI, USA

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