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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,713 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 272006

Monte Carlo

  • 45,000 miles


I have a 2001 Monte Carlo ss that I purchased about 4 years ago today. My complaint is about the turn signals not operating all the time. They will shut off while you make a turn while traffic is behind you, hopefully I will not get rear-ended some day. This has been happening for several years now and the people whom I spoke with also have own a Monte Carlo ss complain about this to. So I am not the only one that's having this problem. This is a very dangerous mechanical defect and needs special attention asap before some one gets injured or killed. What concerns me is that there has never been a recall on this automobile and addition there has been many complaints that I am aware of. Need assistance with this dangerous defect asap.

- Uniontown, PA, USA

problem #10

May 262008

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,800 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact activated the turn signal, but it did not illuminate. The dealer and manufacturer stated that there were no recalls and nothing could be done; therefore, the contact had to pay for the repairs. The windshield wipers also malfunctioned intermittently and continuously activated. The failure mileage was 76,800 and current mileage is 77,130. Updated 06/17/08.

- Whitedeer, PA, USA

problem #9

Feb 102006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
Turn signals fail intermittently. Pressing hazard warning switch off/on while/after placing turn signal in either (right/left turn) positions will eventually get the turn signals operating.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #8

Feb 012005

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The turn signals would either turn off intermittently or not work at all. When the failure occurred, the contact activated the hazard lights. After turning off the hazard lights, the turn signal would work correctly. The dealer stated that the turn signal mechanism needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 110,000.

- Des Plaines , IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 272007

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,020 miles
Turn signals only work some of the time and I feel this is a safety issue. At first they work but after a brief time of driving they stop working.

- Kane, PA, USA

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problem #6

Jul 212003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ongoing problems with the turn signals not working and a continuous noise coming from the steering column/front end. Have had it to numerous mechanics and they cannot figure out the noise issue, ie its not a tie rod or a suspension issue.

- Bernville, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 202006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle's turn signals did not work on an intermittent basis, in any direction. The local dealer was contacted, who checked for recalls and determined that the vehicle was not included in any recall due to the VIN. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact found many complaints that were similar to this matter # 10170613 about the exterior lighting: Turn signal.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 222006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26 miles
On several occasions I have lost the use of my turn signals. It is very intermittent. A few times they have come back on, but most times not. I tried to compress the prongs holding the fuse, but the signals again failed a week or so later. They're working now, but I never know when they won't. in heavy traffic, this could be a serious problem.

- Cedar Grove, TN, USA

problem #3

Aug 212005

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Turn signals fail to operate intermittently and hazards lights fail to operate intermittently.

- Stockbridge, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 012004

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Turn signals keep going out.

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #1

Feb 202003

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Since purchase of car with 34,000 miles in March of 2002, there have been several problems. Check engine light came on around 50,000 miles, had it checked was given the code for temperature sensor. Had sensor changed, within six months light came on again. When checked was given same code for temperature sensor so I had it replaced a second time. Now periodically while driving the temperature gauge will drop completely and when turning off the ignition the fan will continue to run. The only way to stop the fan is to either unplug the fan or unhook the battery. Randomly when trying to start the car it will not start as if the battery is dead, but the radio and all lights still work. Had this checked but no problems could be found. After waiting for about ten minutes the car will start. The only explanation I was given was that maybe the computer system thinks I am attempting to steal my own car. Then there are the turn signals, when you turn on the signal it will work for a few seconds then stop. The only way I have found to make them work again is to turn on the hazard flashers for a few seconds then turn on the signal again. There have been so many problems with this vehicle and with no warranty left it is rather costly and frustrating.

- Keithville, LA, USA

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