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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 14
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,150 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

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

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problem #4

May 142013

Monte Carlo

  • 295,000 miles


Our 2000 Monte Carlo supersport was parked and had been off for approximately 15 minutes. Before that, it had been driven for approximately 30 minutes and parked for about an hour. Someone came in to tell me it was smoking. There was a great deal of smoke coming from under the hood. We called the fire department and before they could arrive, the car was engulfed. While it was burning, we could hear it trying to start! there is nothing left of the front, engine compartment, or interior, except for the frames. Only the trunk area and right rear tire were untouched.

- Remington, VA, USA

problem #3

May 012013

Monte Carlo

  • 165,366 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the vehicle made an explosion noise under the hood while the engine was started. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the upper intake valve exploded. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 165,366.

- Sunman , IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 202013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that when he attempted to start the vehicle, the engine compartment exploded. The contact mentioned that the engine was completely destroyed. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would send out an engineer to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 180,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

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

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