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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,396 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 022010

Monte Carlo

  • 138,000 miles


I have a 2000 Monte Carlo that I have had for only about a year. I got the transmission replaced with a remanufactured one about a month ago. When I got my car back from coleman taylor the engine was messed up. The engine now makes noise when I crank it and it smokes, so I am afraid to drive the car. The manager at coleman taylor insists that he did not damage the engine and does not know why it suddenly has these problems. I got the car towed to sunrise Pontiac GMC for a diagnostic test. I was told that it was recommended that I get the motor replaced. The specialists could not determine how the damage was caused. I am afraid to drive the car now due to the noise and smoke from the engine.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #9

May 172009

Monte Carlo

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While traveling at speeds of 30 mph, the battery warning light illuminated on the dashboard and the vehicle immediately stalled. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 47,000.

- Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jul 012009

Monte Carlo

  • 65,000 miles
I own a 2000 Chevy. Monte Carlo. A review of the service bulletins shows that there is a known problem with lower and upper intake manifold gaskets. My mechanics have told me it leaking is a problem with this model, but everyone wants $500 to $600 to replace just one gasket. If there are service bulletins, and it is a known problem, why are consumers made to pay for this" or has GM been told to repair this for customers" I have had to have several things replaced more than once. Such as the window motors assemblies, on the driver side more than three times alone.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 072010

Monte Carlo

  • 116,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact was unable to start the vehicle. He checked under the hood and attempted to restart the vehicle when the upper intake exploded which resulted in a fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The fire department disconnected the battery cable in the event someone tried to restart the vehicle. The Chevrolet manufacturer advised him to contact them in two weeks since he filed a report with them. There were no injuries and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #6

Dec 022009

Monte Carlo

  • 93,000 miles
1. took my car in for service for an intermittent "check engine" light. Service required was a purge solenoid for the charcoal cannister. 2. after returning the car home and it sitting for a couple days, I went to start the car and the battery was dead. Jumped the battery with another car and when I went to turn the key in the Monte Carlo, the intake manifold exploded in about 20 different pieces in a deafening explosion. 3. nothing has been done to repair yet, but the damage is catastrophic. I'm looking at $$$$$ repair. I have pictures of it if needed. If I had been standing over the engine and my wife had turned the key I would be looking at a hospital stay.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 192009

Monte Carlo

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo ss. The vehicle caught on fire while parked in the driveway. It appeared to be an engine compartment fire. The fire department extinguished the flames. The manufacturer advised him to tow the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 142006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Engine failure on a 2000 Monte Carlo ss with only 60,000 miles. I realize I was out of warrenty, but to have to replace an entire engine that basically disintegrated from under me is not something I ever thought I would have to do on this vehicle. I am left hung out to dry by GM.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jun 052003

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • 684 miles
The engine cradle warped and had to be replaced by the dealer.

- Hudson, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 122003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,271 miles
While driving without warning the vehicle stalled and became difficult for the consumer to control. The starter and flywheel had to be replaced.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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