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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,525 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo fuel system problems

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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 012019

Monte Carlo

  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, an abnormal noise was heard from under the hood and a fire started. There was no warning indicator illuminated. The fire department extinguished the fire. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same symptoms as listed in NHTSA campaign number: 04V090000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was 69,000.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 232015

Monte Carlo

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. After starting the vehicle, there was a loud abnormal noise. The contact opened the hood of the vehicle and noticed that the manifold fractured into pieces. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pressure regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #8

May 162015

Monte Carlo

  • 243,000 miles
I went to start my car and it backfired and blew apart the intake manifold into pieces

- Corning, OH, USA

problem #7

Apr 042015

Monte Carlo

  • 155,000 miles


During the process of starting the vehicle: First attempt to start the vehicle, it didn't start. The second attempt to start the vehicle, there was a loud bang (explosion) under the hood with an odor of 'burnt plastic'. upon looking at the engine, the black plastic intake maniford had a hole it from the explosion. This is the second occurrence in 3 months. I have replaced this intake this past winter and this occurred again last weekend. It seems in my research that GM is ignoring this defect and will not offer a fix to the problem. GM knows this is happening especially with "cold starts" but has yet addressed.

- Sedgwick, KS, USA

problem #6

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

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problem #5

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 #4

Jan 062014

Monte Carlo

  • 150 miles


On 1-6-14 my car set fire due to a recall. I calle dthe GM recall center the same day and was told to have the car towed to the kevin whitaker dealer which I did on 1-11-14. Forum 1-11-14 to 1-20-14 I did not hear back from the dealer so I called and was told that all the info was sent to GM legal department. Called back on 1-27-14 and was told they are trying to decide what to do. Called back on 2-4-14 still no answer. 2-5-14 nothing. Called back on 2-6-14 and was to call the product allegation dept with info. I called the allegation dept and per [xxx] nothing was in the system and she needed to start a claim. Called Chevy on 1-7-14 still nothing back but the said GM had the info. 1-10-14 spoke to [xxx] and [xxx] and they will call Chevy to get all the info. On 2-12-14 [xxx] with GM legal department called stating that due to the warranty the can not help me with the car catching on fire even though it was due to a recall. My car have been at the Chevy dealer and since 1-11-14 and now they are telling me every day that they are trying to help me with a car. Something about a customer loyalty certificate and that has been since 2-22-14. It is 3-5-14 and I didn't get any help with assisting me with a car I had nothing to do with catching on fire. I am renting and paying for rides. I do not need to have a brand new car! I just need a car. Please.. its been 2 months and I didn't put the car on fire it was due to GM recall!! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Greenville , SC, USA

problem #3

Feb 212013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the manifold exploded as he tried to start the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure was the second occurrence. The contact called the manufacturer and inquired about NHTSA campaign id number: 040V090000 (fuel system: Gasoline) and was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 130,000.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Oct 212012

Monte Carlo

  • 117,100 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed fuel leaking onto the ground. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04V090000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery); however the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 117,100.

- Fort Walton Beach , FL, USA

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