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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 242015

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 190,000 miles


On September 24, 2015, my wife was driving our Monte Carlo. Unbeknownst to her the car began smoking underneath, causing loss of control with neither steering nor braking capability. Other drivers, noticing the smoke, were attempting to notify her of the impending fire. She was able to drive about another mile before losing control and crashing into a tree on my neighbor?S yard. The car became completely engulfed in flames and was destroyed. Were it not for several good samaritans, and police and fire personnel, she would have been killed. The following is a history of issues with this car, documented fully by service records from its purchase in 1998. 1.brake lights working intermittently or not at all. 2.turn signal failure. 3.unable to start due to short in electrical system. 4.wheel hub assembly replaced. 5.power steering pump replaced. 6.rear suspension (passenger's side) broken. 7.premature alternator failure. 8.premature brake replacement, I.e., pads, calipers, rotors. brake failure from hard braking (incident not connected with fire) 10.intake manifold gasket replaced due to coolant flowing into cylinders and crankcase. 11.premature radiator replacement. 12.electrical spike distributed through system when starting, causing full-scale deflection of instrumentation and lights to become extremely bright.

- Media, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 302014

Monte Carlo

  • 175,000 miles
At approximately 4 pm I was driving with three other people in my car on the street in the South saint louis county(railroad crossing weber rd and close to New Hampshire) and we were going across the railroad, when all functions of my car died and the brakes.steering. Engine, all went off and I got scared but in the heat of the moment I pulled my emergency break and pulled the car to a stop. All these happened on a very well paved street., and all happened just when I crossed the railroad tracks. I was very frighten as well all the people in my car. I was wondering if any of this that happened to my car has to do with the recalls that happened with GM ignition switches. I also talk to my friend and he said that he used to have a Chevy lumina 1995 and same thing happened to him on a highway in South saint louis and he did same thing and no one got hurt. When will anyone contact us that and all other people that drive these types of cars and check this out and fix this problems.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 051998

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Steering rubs and makes noise at slow speeds when turning left or right.

- Bloomingto, MN, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Oct 281997

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Rubbing noise from wheel area klunks at times when turning a slow speeds, installed restrictor in P/S return line, reduced noise, but is still present, GM is investigating possible correction

- Spring Grove, VA, USA

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