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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,167 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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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 152011

Monte Carlo

  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, all of the lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. The brake pedal was applied and the pedal depressed to the floor. The contact was able to stop the vehicle. The contact also stated that the accelerator pedal was applied and the traction control activated, causing the anti lock brakes to seize the wheels. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 170,000.

- Covelo, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012011

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • miles
I have had consistent problems with the ABS on this vehicle. I have had it diagnosed at Chevrolet dealers and independent dealers in va. I have replaced all wheel hub/bearing assemblies. That is not the problem. The problem is with the ABS wheel sensor wiring harnesses. It is obvious if you go online and research this issue there is no way that Chevrolet is not aware and the many models of vehicles that are affected. I contacted Chevrolet and they have no desire to attempt to help with repairing this safety issue that is well known by dealers, mechanics and consumers. There are currently no tsb's or recalls for this issue. Thanks

- Forest, VA, USA

problem #4

May 262011

Monte Carlo

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that the ABS lamp illuminated and when she tried to engage the brake pedal it remained in the up position, made a loud noise and failed to engage. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 95,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 062009

Monte Carlo

  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. When the contact started the vehicle, he noticed a warning message indicating service traction system and ABS failure. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The technician flashed the computer system to clear the code. The vehicle has not been repaired and the failure persists. The contact researched the failure and was able to determine that the wheel sensor on each wheel, ground, control system, or a faulty wiring harness could be causing the failure. The contact is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer and notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 140,000 and current mileage was 153,000.

- Beaver Dam, KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012001

Monte Carlo

  • miles
The consumer felt the overall design including the engine, transmission, and the brakes were seriously flawed. The vehicle was properly repaired by the dealer. On two occasions, the ignition had gotten stuck, the engine lost oil, and the dipstick cylinder had loosened. The consumer requested a refund. GM did not agree with the above comment, and stated the dealer handled the situation properly. (model ss) mr scc

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 202001

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle experienced the following: Stalled when cold and upon hard acceleration, the key stuck in the ignition, suspension and brake problems(rod kit was installed/no brakes), the transmission had gone out(repaired), the vehicle hesitated and jumped from park gear to drive, and after the ignition repairs, the vehicle stalled and hesitated in shifting to gear. The consumer requested the dealer to repurchase the vehicle, and reimburse for the repair(s), and the rental. Mr scc

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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