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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,667 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 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102017

Monte Carlo

  • 60,000 miles


About October 10th, 2017 I was coming up on a traffic light and when I applied the brakes, the pedal would not go down. I was going about 45 mph by the grace of god I was able to blast through an intersection and miss everyone, everything!. rattled I guess I shut the car off when I regained my composer I started the car and everything was fine. I did not want to believe this happened! I thought I did something wrong maybe had my foot under the brake pedal or something. Have been driving the car since 2 weeks ago was stranded in a parking lot, would not start. Had the car towed home, tried to start it and started right up. Now service track light is on and anti lock brakes is on and service engine light is on sometime and the cruise light is on. Yesterday wife was driving the car and same thing no brakes, you could not push the pedal down it is as if there is something under the pedal it's that solid. My concern for my own safety as well as other Monte Carlo owners is most important. If either time we would have been on a expressway where we could not turn to a shoulder this would be catastrophic. Called the service manager where the car was purchased, also harbor Chevy in Michigan city, in and gates Chevy in South bend, Indiana, all said they have never heard of this before. Got on the internet and found similar posts in car complaints without any problem, seems odd GM does not know anything about this. For every ones own safety this should be a redundant system in older cars you would not lose all brakes. Could understand if you lost anti lock part but still could stop. This has to be a overlooked flaw in design and GM should be made to correct this before someone gets killed. If someones been killed by this how could they tell you that he lost his brakes? thank you mike

- La Porte, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 162014

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Driving down the highway with the cruise control the speedometer started to bounce up and down very erratically. When the speedo would start bouncing it would disengage the cruise control. At some points it would bouncing up and down but not come back above 40 or so mph. When it would do so the transmission would down shift and rev way up then the needle would come back up and the tyranny would shift back up. I had the needle go to 0 and not come back up at all and when sat for a second the transmission would kick completely out and I would be stuck on the road for a minute. After sitting for a bit I could move but the needle stayed at 0 and the transmission acted to be stuck in 1st.

- Earlham, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 202014

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
I was driving down a busy street at approximately 25 miles per hour and my car accelerated on its own. I had to step on my brakes to prevent from rear ending the vehicle in front of me. Attention when I drive. However, less than one week later, I noticed that my cruise control light was on and I had not touched the button to activate cruise control at all. I never use this feature and couldn't understand how this occurred. I then begin to notice that the cruise control sign would activate itself and my I was no longer driving at the speed that I thought I was. I do need to back up and state that I had a big problem with my ABS light going on and off and had taken my car to martin Chevrolet to have this problem repaired. After approximately 4-5 visits of the same problem and out of pocket hundreds of dollars, the service technician found the problem and fixed it at the tune of $200. I do commend him for digging deep to find out what the problem was and he never gave up trying to find a solution. The last item I would like to report is the issue of me being shocked with small jolts of what I can only describe as small electric shocks when I would open my car door. This dates back to the first year that I purchased my brand new car.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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