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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Dec 261997

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Car makes grinding noise when turning left or right at slow speeds.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

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