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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
69,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. intermittent (sp) shaft on steering column (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace tie rod and relube linkage (1 reports)
  4. replaced intermitten (sp) shaft on steering column (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 002000

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


This is the SECOND time I've fixed this problem. The car now has 145,000 miles on it (replaced around 110,000 the second time; 65,000 the 1st). It has not occurred again.

- , Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 002000

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

The dealership said this did not have to be replaced - it would not affect anything. Although, after it was replaced, the car did seem to handle better. Also, I was informed this is a very common problem, especially on the pick-up trucks. As a matter of fact, when I was at the dealership to get it fixed, the part was on back-prder b/c of all the reported problems. I had to wait over 1 month for the dealership to get the part to replace. I cannot remember the the actual date of the 1st occurrence (yes, I said 1st - it happened again - see next entry), or even how many miles were on the car. I called & reported the problem to the NTSB b/c I feel that GM should have issued a recall on this. I urge everyone else to do the same. This is the gov't agency that forces car manufacturers to recall components.

- , Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 012005

Monte Carlo LS 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Cluck in steering while turning with loose steering column and lack of control while steering. Tie rod was replaced and the linkage relubed. This seems to have corrected the issue. Steering still really loose at 91K miles. Repair cost $500 and became an issue at aprox. 65K miles.

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 032007

(reported on)

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

I took the vehicle to the dealer twice and the first time they greased the steering joint, the second time they replaced the linkage. This cured the problem for a few thousand miles and returned. I returned to the dealer and was informed that GM was coming out with a "fix" and was told I would be contacted when the "fix" was received. As of July 2007 no contact from dealer (approx 10 months).

- , Summerville, SC, US

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