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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,736 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 302013

Monte Carlo

  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving at approximately 35 mph and making a left turn, the brake pedal was depressed but the floormat became stuck under the pedal. The contact could not stop the vehicle. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a boulder. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 28,000.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #3

May 082013

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that after shifting into drive, the vehicle accelerated rapidly and independently. The failure was caused by the floor mats, which had become stuck over the accelerator pedal. The contact was able to stop vehicle and remedy the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 19,000. Updated 07/09/13 updated 07/15/2013

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #2

Aug 102009

Monte Carlo

  • miles
I bought my 2002 Monte Carlo new, ,,my complaint is my car is garage kept, ,,I wash it, ,dry it, ,keep it clean, ,,,it's starting to rust, ,,the tire fenders, ,,the gas door. The paint is bubbling, ,,this shouldn't be since garage kept, ,in winter get salt off, ,,summer also garage kept except if out and about, ,,,Chevy more or less says to bad, ,,so sad, ,,,we pay big bucks for these cars...what gives?

- Spring Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 172009

Monte Carlo

  • 167,943 miles
Car part recalled. Got notice in July 09. Car caught fire because of part in Sep 09. 2002 Monte Carlo. I was told that the car's warranty had run out! part was just recalled this year. They just found out that the part is defective. Denied claim. 9 mo old and 3 yr old in car when it caught fire on expressway.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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