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Crashes / Fires:
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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 1 of 2)

problem #33

Apr 152015

Monte Carlo

  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle burst into flames, while parked in a parking lot. The fire department was present however, the fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher prior to their arrival. It was unknown if a fire report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that eight months later, he received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V400000 (electrical system) and 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Barnestown, KY, USA

problem #32

Jan 012015

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Re: 14350 unintended ignition key rotation. I have tried 3 separate times, over the past year, to have this taken care of by calling crippen auto, lansing, mi. The first time I did not have the VIN number. Ok. the next three times I was sent to service voice mail. I have left a message each time regarding this recall. Not once has anyone returned my call. Today my husband is physically going down there to try and get a service appointment. I am tired of trying to deal with this dealership.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #31

Oct 032014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall repair issues. The consumer stated the invoice stated there was no charge for the ignition recall. However, the invoice also had a $ $740.97 charge for work done on the ignition. The consumer stated the work the dealer performed on the ignition, did not work. The vehicle had to be towed three times, due to ongoing problems with the ignition.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #30

Oct 042014

Monte Carlo

  • 195,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The contact also indicated that the horn was inoperable and the mechanic diagnosed that the air bag system was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 195,000.

- Northeast, MD, USA

problem #29

Jun 302015

Monte Carlo

  • 113,400 miles
Just purchased the car, drove him with no problems, went for another drive right after the blinkers inside nor outside the car would work, they at times would work after this then just not work again, after doing research about this problem I learned the hazzard switch was the problem and making the blinkers not work at times, I roach the hazzard switch now the blinkers are just fine.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #28

Mar 182015

Monte Carlo

  • 150,000 miles
While driving approximately 40 mph in congested traffic, the engine stopped and security and maintenance lights came on. Vehicle restarted after setting a few minutes. This happened several times. Received a recall letter and took it to the nearest dealership. 2 days later vehicle started shutting off when the turn signal was used. Now at times it wont start. Contacted dealership to find out if the recalled part could be the problem and was rudely brushed off. Problem still not fixed.

- Scottsville, KY, USA

problem #27

May 222015

Monte Carlo

  • 102,000 miles


So when we went to start the car, the car would not start we replaced the battery then we replaced the alternator. After looking some stuff up online we realized that it was neither of these things it was actually the passlock security. It is now locked us out and we cannot get the car started unless we go and have a whole new ignition tumbler keys and I believe it is the BCM reprogrammed. This is obviously a malfunction in the car and I don't believe that I should have to pay $300 for a malfunction I don't know if you all can help me but anything at this point in time would be helpful

- Pylesville, MD, USA

problem #26

Mar 052005

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer more than five times. The technician was unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) years after experiencing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #25

Mar 152015

Monte Carlo

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. When the contact turned the ignition to the on position, the engine exploded without warning. Prior to the failure, the contact heard abnormal noises coming from the engine when starting the vehicle in below zero temperatures. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Gallipolit Ferry , WV, USA

problem #24

Aug 042014

Monte Carlo

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the security warning light illuminated. In addition, the vehicle hesitated to restart after being shut off. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that unknown wires needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #23

Nov 142013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles


2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo stops while driving down the highway, loose power steering and brakes the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the replacement of the ignition switch.

- New Baltimore, MI, USA

problem #22

Nov 032014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer writing in regards to 2000 Monte Carlo. The consumer no longer owns the vehicle. The consumer stated she keeps getting recall notices.

- Wing, AL, USA

problem #21

Nov 102014

Monte Carlo

  • 165,000 miles
Had to charge battery so I could take car in for ignition recall. Since I don't use the car much anymore. Upon trying to start vehicle, engine backfired and upper intake manifold exploded and pieces all over the driveway. This is the same issue as described in the 2004 recall which was performed on the fuel pressure regulator. Since the recall. I did have to replace the fuel pressure regulator again around 2011. I also had replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets that were faulty oem parts. The upper plastic manifold was replaced to the newer design. Although it being plastic is just an engineering catastrophe still doesn't solve the problem with warping from heat. Anyway. Here's my diagnosis. Fuel injectors continued to spray fuel into engine after the first attempt of starting vehicle caused by a weak battery. I say this because after turning the key off after the first attempt I heard the fuel pumping for at least 10 seconds. This is not normal. After 1 minute I tried to restart and thats when parts started flying. Good thing no helpers had their heads under the hood when this happened.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #20

Sep 162011

Monte Carlo

  • 145,127 miles
This vehicle kept cutting off on me while going 55 mph down the road. I took it to hubert vester Chevrolet and they could find nothing wrong. They replaced the switch at a cost of $388.98 invoice no 73404C this still did not fix my vehicle. To this day it is still cutting off while going down the road at 55 mph I am scared to drive but could not sell it for this reason. I have had the car all this time and now find out that it has this recall for cutting off while going down the road. I would like a refund of my money as they did not fix my vehicle.

- Macclesfield, NC, USA

problem #19

Oct 222014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
After I contacted the dealer, the appointment was made to repair all recall issues. Received notification that all parts were at the dealership. Once I arrived at the dealer, was told it would be a three hour wait. Drove approx. 100 miles to dealer (bill gatton Chevrolet-Cadillac). One recall issue was resolved, resulting in another appointment to be made when other parts arrived. No precautions were made to ensure vehicle protected against service department injury to vehicle, ie, no paper mats placed in car, dirt inside car, and keys left in the vehicle on the dealer lot. This vehicle has been maintained in a pristine condition, (51,000 actual miles). Has never been driven on salt or under any bad weather conditions. The dealer even commented that the vehicle appeared to be brand new. I would welcome a customer satisfaction survey for this dealership.

- Chilhowie, VA, USA

problem #18

Sep 212014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 211,809 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the key became stuck in the ignition. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who replaced the ignition cylinder. The contact previously received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: (electrical system); however, the part was not available to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 211,809. Updated 12/02/14.

- Bryan, OH, USA

problem #17

Aug 072013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that after parking and exiting the vehicle she returned later to discover that the vehicle had caught on fire. The fire department was called to the scene and extinguished the flames. After inspecting the vehicle the contact discovered that wiring in the engine compartment had overheated and caught on fire. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 12/30/14 updated 5/28/2015

- New Port Richie, FL, USA

problem #16

Aug 092006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The security system shut down the car don't start, have to wait 20 min for it to start when I bought this car in 20005 am the second owner this problem started after they close the dealer at that time I was still under warranty I was sitting at a red light 3 months ago the just shut down all the gauges go crazy lights don't work sometime the gas gauge show full tank when your not window don't go up or down when they want to I have call GM and talk to them the only thing they said was use one key but I have seen my car on the news and it had something about the security on my car but GM act like they don't no anything about it I call a dealer ship and they told me to wait for GM or I can pay myself to get this fix am so mad with this company because this is the only car I have and when I need to go I cant the car wont start and when it do I cant get back home.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #15

Apr 172014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 164,500 miles
Car shuts off while driving down the road, we will put the flashers on and put car in neutral and try to restart sometimes it will sometimes not. We will try to get far enough off the road and continue to try an restart, sometimes car has to sit about 10 minutes before starting.. the intake has exploded on me while sitting in the biggest concern is my family, husband son an myself is going to be badly hurt or killed in this car.. I seen on tv that there is lawsuits being filed for faulty ignitions and intakes exploding I would very much like to hear from someone about the recalls to have this car fixed.. this is on going about the car shutting itself off an dying. Everytime we leave in this car it does it while were out.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #14

Mar 112012

Monte Carlo 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Well GMC I don't even know where to start. 1st my transmission is stalling and seems like it is having a hard time shifting from 2nd to3rd gear there for stalling consistently as soon as the cars RPM goes to 2 and before 3 I have taken it various times to get it fixed and has been very costly and still the problem exists. 2. the security light come on and locks the car from starting almost 3 to 4 times daily took it to get fixed they ended up replacing ignition switch ignition holder everything on the inside of ignition over $1000. 3 electrical problem that causes signal lights to not work and sensors are. All out of whack during the day lights are on at night they don't turn on the ac seems to B stuck on feet and face almost as if it was clogged.5.the front right wheel shaking N vibrates every time you go above 60mph or turning.6. the fuel system went out the fuel pump the fuel sensor the actual fuel gauge stopped working.7.the transmission line on the bottom popped off as I was on the freeway spraying transmission oil all over the place almost causing an accident. And the list goes on and on...

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

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