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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,154 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 022006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


: the contact stated after charging the battery, the vehicle was started and the intake manifold erupted into flames. The fire was put out with a fire extinguisher. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, but the cause was not determined.

- West Fargo, ND, USA

problem #5

Feb 102005

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The consumer stated that intake manifold gasket was leaking. This occurred since February 2005. The vehicle has been checked at dealership and a repair shop. Both places said that there was a coolant leak in the engine. Consumer has not fixed the problem yet. Was waiting to see if GM was going to issue a recall. Consumer contacted the dealership and manufacturer. The manufacturer said that there was still an open recall on those vehicles. Consumer did not have a recall number, and system was not showing a recall on the engine. The representative from GM told the consumer about the recall. The recall was on a coolant in the engine that may leak. GM was the one who told the consumer that he was not included in the recall.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 282004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,370 miles
Intake manifold gasket - coolant leaking from it. Car is a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with 36, 370 miles on it. All I am getting from dealer is that it is out of warranty. I am furious!!!

- Alpena, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 092004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,355 miles


I have a 01 chvy.Monte Carlo which only has 36550 miles.I had smelled antifreeze about a week ago.and the dealer said it was the inner manifold gasket, said they changed it.that next day I still noticed the smell.I took it in on Monday they are saying that there was a recall for the throttle body.which is news to me, cause they never told me this.well my husband is a mechanic, he said tey didnt change what they said they would.that there is so much dust around the bolts.these people have lied the entire in the same boat as the other people here that have the same problem with the engine coolant.this is so wrong.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 062004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
I purchased this car in 09/01 it has been a problem ever since. Front end needed to be rebuilt at 1200 miles and then again at 2000 miles. Air conditioner has been a constant problem (I was told I needed to park some place else) the manifold gaskets had to be replaced at 48000 miles and now the wiper switch has gone bad. The front end feels real bad, but they claim there is nothing wrong. Just waiting for the front end to fall out from underneath the car on a hot, rainy, July morning. I'm going back to Ford. Oh yeah forgot, paint went bad 1 year after I bought it. GM says I drove through something.

- St. Louis , MO, USA

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problem #1

Nov 032003

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
While the vehicle was at the dealer for an oil change dealer indicated that head gasket was leaking coolant from the manifold.

- Hammond, IN, USA

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