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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,303 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 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 162015

Monte Carlo

  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. After the vehicle was started, there was an explosion under the hood without warning. The contact lifted the hood and discovered that the intake manifold exploded. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Corning, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 142008

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,767 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The battery died and the contact jumpstarted the vehicle. When the vehicle started, there was an explosion that caused the intake manifold to blow its cover. Prior to the contact purchasing the vehicle, a recall was performed relating to NHTSA campaign id number 04V090000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery). Since the recall repair was previously performed, the dealer would not repair the vehicle for free. The failure mileage was 103,767 and current mileage was 103,983.

- Brookville, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 032005

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Effects of problems due to head gaskets and intake manifold: (1)burning smell coming from the engine; (2)minor breathing problems, diziness, and lightheadedness; (3)soar throat irritation and tiredness while driving. (4)causes heavy use of gas, bad gas milage, and coolant is used up very quickly and becomes brown and slimey. Solution: I was told that 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo's had problems with the gaskets and intake manifolds. Numerous 2000 models seem to have this issue but were never recalled. My warranty company paid for the parts to be fixed it just never seems to be corrected right. However, I feel it is highly dangerous and could be a safety problem causing people to fall asleep at the wheel. The burning smell that comes from the gaskets is very odorous, causes dizziness, breathing irritation/problems and if it does this to an adult I could only imagine the damage it could do to a child. It also makes you tired. I fought to stay awake because of this problem.

- Fairless Hills, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 092003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


I have a 2000 Monte Carlo which I had serviced at borchers auto in blackwood NJ. They replaced the intake gasket set [ MS90565 ], and the valve cover gasket set [ vs50442R ]. I wanted to know if this was a recall for that model year that I was not aware of.

- Blackwood, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 112003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
The intake manifold cracked, which caused fluid to leak. Egr, plugs, new coolant oil and filter had to be replaced.

- Antioch, IL, USA

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problem #1

Oct 152002

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine found to have three oil leaks that have been present for well over a year. A local dealership found caked oil from leaks in the A/C compressor (passenger side front), front crank sensor (passenger>side rear) and the intake manifold (driver side rear). They also stated that the car was too new to have that much caked up oil and that I should contact the dealership I purchased my vehicle from (along with my three previous vehicles). Three separate oil leaks in a 2000 vehicle is not normal or expected.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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