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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,750 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 engine problems

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 052010

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Only has 59,000 miles. Car stalled in traffic. No crash/accident resulted. Intake gasket leaked anti-freeze into engine and oil lubrication system. The anti-freeze got into the ball bearings (as well as rest of engine) and caused corrosion damage and misfires. The engine threw a rod. The nearest Chevrolet dealership says that the engine must be replaced, and will cost $5,000 dollars. Warranty is no longer active despite low mileage due to number of years that have passed, nor will they offer a discount. However, this problem is a notorious problem with the 3.4L V6 engine offered by Chevrolet/hm. However, they refuse to acknowledge the problem despite the fact that thousands of complaints are listed all across the internet on this specific issue. This issue can also cause manifold explosions and collapses and related engine failures.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #3

May 182007

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact heard a knocking noise in the steering column everytime he turned the wheel. The dealer was able to duplicate the failure, but could not determine the cause. The contact was informed that the only way it could be repaired was by taking the steering column apart for inspection. The vehicle was out of warranty; therefore, the repairs may have to be made at the contact's expense. He received a recall notice for the spark plugs and now an oil leak is present. The contact will have the recall repair performed. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 74,000. Updated 07/10/09. Updated 07/10/09.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #2

Dec 012005

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
Low engine coolant light coming on, intake gasket had to be replaced at a cost of over $800. Was told there have been multiple reports of this same problem, with no relief from the manufacturer.

- Sheridan, AR, USA

problem #1

Oct 082004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Low coolant level light keeps coming on - coolant and oil leaking down block. Required intake gasket replacement, intake reseal, and replace oil pump drive seal.

- Lavergne, TN, USA

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