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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,939 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo electrical problems

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

May 012013

Monte Carlo

  • 123,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited several electrical failures that caused the windshield, interior lighting, headlights and the directional signals to fail. A local mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised the contact that the multi-functional switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 123,000 and the current mileage was 131,000.

- Millbrook , NY, USA

problem #12

Dec 032012

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Vehicle was having starting issues. Would not start without a jump start. We jumped the car with jumper cables, and the engine caught on fire. Immediatley hosed it down to put out the fire, and now there is a hole in the top of the engine. After extensive research, found out a recall back in 09 that was causing this same exact issue. Found several people with the same year make and model vehicle, that this same exact situation happend to, and it was due to the recall. In 2010 stockton Chevrolet replaced sparkplug retainers on a recall issue, which was linked to the same recall. Now trying to fight GM dealer to have vehicle fixed, as it seems to be linked to the recall even though the sparkplug retainers were replaced. Could be a possible product liability issue.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #11

May 252012

Monte Carlo

  • 171,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact was driving 15 mph when the anti-theft warning light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 171,000 and the current mileage was 175,731.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #10

Sep 252010

Monte Carlo

  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo ss. The contact stated that when at a complete stop, the ignition suddenly locked up; he was able to insert the key but it would not turn. The contact called the dealer about the failure but was told that there were no related recalls and repairs would be at his expense. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 110,000. The VIN was not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 052010

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. When she attempted to start the vehicle it would not start. She called aaa to start the vehicle and was advised that she needed a starter. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and the starter was replaced. After the starter was replaced the failure recurred a month later. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who replaced the body control module. The failure occurred again and she currently has a diagnostic testing appointment scheduled. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 63,400. Updated 10/21/10. The consumer stated the vehicle has failed to start on six occasions. The pass key lock system was the problem, but Chevrolet would not acknowledge that was the problem. Updated 10/26/10

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 102001

Monte Carlo

  • 14 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the pass lock security light would independently illuminate on the dashboard, and the vehicle would stall. The contact would not be able to restart the vehicle. The dealer advised there were no failures within the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 14 and the current mileage was 150,000.

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 192010

Monte Carlo

  • miles


Car all of a sudden acts like it doesn't want to start when only when it feels like it without warning of this can happen may need to get away in car to avoid negative situation and car decides doesn't want to start had problem replaced before this needs to be addressed security issue.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 132010

Monte Carlo

  • 46,500 miles
Car stalls while driving with no warning, difficult to restart thereafter. Chevy dealer can not locate the problem. Has happened at low rates of speeds thus far...20 mph or less (pulling into gas station, pulling into driveway, pulling down residential street).

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 082009

Monte Carlo

  • 1,200 miles
I have a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo with 56,000 miles on it. It has been nothing but trouble. Have had alot of repairs on it. Now it has a popping noise in the steering column, and loud front end noise. I was told the steering column problem had a recall on it, because one of my friends Chevy Impala had the same problem and theirs was fixed under recall. I contacted Chevrolet, they said there was no recall on my Monte Carlo. Seems if thre is a defective part on this model, GM should replace it with no charge.also, the frontend has had a very loud roar in it since we purchased it used with 12,000 miles on it. We replaced the tires, which did not help, and I was told the front hubs had defective bearings which did not have enough grease and could not be greased. My friend replaced the front hubs on their Chevy Impala with improved hubs and corrected the problem. I have had numerous electrical problems with this car, including the electric windows repaired four times, starter, altenator, turn signals and hazard flashers, paint, the car is supposed to be black, instead it's black and white polka dot. I believe this car should be declared a lemon under the lemon law. I have put way to much money into this car with just 56,000 miles on it. I would appreciate your help on my problems with this car, as I believe there should be a recall on the front hubs and the problem in the steering column. I can't afford to keep spending money on this car, I just keep throwing good money after bad.I think GM should repair these problems at no charge. Thank you very much for your time.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 192008

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles
With no indication of trouble, the car stalls and shuts down while driving. Sometimes it can be re-started, sometimes it cannot be restarted. After towed to the dealer, the problem does not occur and no cause is identified. Last year the dealer replaced the idle air control and cleaned the throttle body, but the problem returned intermittently. It has occurred once / week for the last month.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 282003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,450 miles


While driving, the headlights and/or the dashboard lights would flick off for a few seconds. This would impair the driver's view. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem, so the mechanic was unable to resolve it. The radio would come on and go off and fail to read "cd" at times.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 222003

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two separate occasions there were engine explosions which resulted in fires when starting vehicle. The fire was extinguished by the owner. The fire marshal report has not been received yet.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #1

Jul 032000

Monte Carlo

  • miles
On 6/21 car failed to start. There were no lights in the interior of the car except for the red blinking security light on the radio. After numerous tries the car started. Dealer subsequently replaced the body computer module. On 7/3, while driving in a business area, approximately 35 miles per hour, battery, airbag and seatbelt lights went on, speedometer froze at 35 miles per hour, and air conditioner compressor cut out. After 10 seconds the red lights went out and the speedometer worked again. After 1 minute the same thing happened for about 10 seconds, and then the lights went out and after about 30 seconds all events above happened again and after about 10 seconds the red lights went out and were replaced by the orange security light which stayed lit - and was still on when we left it with the dealer (some 20 minutes later). Dealer is now analyzing problem.

- East Peoria, IL, USA

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