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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,317 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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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo electrical problems

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012005

Monte Carlo

  • 36,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While driving 55 mph, smoke appeared from the glove compartment and the engine burst into flames. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The contact has gone back and forth with the manufacturer, but they have not inspected the vehicle. Four years after the fire, the contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 09V116000. The current and failure mileages were 36,000.

- Courtlandt Manor, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 242003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The instrument panel had been lighting up certain components intermittently. While driving, the passenger and drivers side air bag deployed. The dealer had been contacted. Air bags deployed twice.

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 092003

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,952 miles
I own a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo. At the beginning of November 2003 the quages on the dash board (tachometor, speedometor, ABS light, air bag light, check engine light ect.) would flash on & off and guages would sweep up and down. On November 9th I stop to get gas and shut the car off. When I got back in the car and turn it on the passanger side air bag deployed. On November 24th while I was driving the driver air bag deployed. I took the car both time to the dealer and was told by GM that they will not fix the air bags. About a year ago I bumped a car in front of me while stop in traffic and it made a 1 inch crack in my bumper the air bags did not deploy at that time. GM states the accident that happen a year ago is why the air bags deployed in November. They advised me to call my insurance company. I took the car to the insurance and they confirm that the air bag deployment was not cause by the accident. My insurance is working with me to get GM to take responsibilty for the defect. They advised me to also file a complaint with you.

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

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