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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
64,089 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. changing the body control module (1 reports)
  3. recall headlights (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo lights problems

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 282010

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


The head lights only work when they want to now. I have to hold the handle if i want to use my lights at night. This is a real danger.While i hold the handle the brights are on and u can't switch to dim. So this is a real saftey issue in my book. I have always had trouble with my head lights on my 2002 Monte Carlo since i have had it.

- , Warsaw, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 152009

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

At first I thought it was my imagination then when I actually watched yes, it was the lights flickering

- , Kensington, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 122008

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,623 miles

this car is a really great car except for the wiring.. anyways i found the solution the the problem with the flickering light problem which was a pain in the ass... anyways change the body control module.

- , Glammis, ON, Canada

problem #4

Mar 132007

(reported on)

Monte Carlo SS 3800 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


I bought my Monte Carlo SS with 14000 miles on it. I noticed that after i bought when i pushed on my brakes my head lights dimmed. I took it to dealer after dealer and no one could find anything wrong with it. So finally i decided to live with it and so oh well. Well this past xmas eve on the way home from church my car decided to flash, interior and exterior lights, like a christmas tree light. I drove with my car flashing for 30 minutes. the only time it went away was when i gave it gas. When i let off the gas it would start flashing. I took it to my mechanic 2 days later and he kept it for a week and it wouldnt flash for him. Well yesterday march 12, 2007 it decided to flash again like a light bulb. I am so mad about it i am pushing every button in my car to see if it would stop it. People think i am flashing them!! I love my car but i am about to stop driving it at night. No one can tell me whats wrong with it and i cant stand it. My husband thought it was an alternator issue but it isnt. My new mechanic suggested turning the lights on manually when it started to flash, but it doesnt work. So its not the automatic sensor. I am so frustrated, any help would be appreciated. To bad chevy doesnt care to help me in anyway...

- , Salem, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 142007

(reported on)

Monte Carlo SS Limited 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

The headlights flicker when the brakes are hit, I took it to the dealer and they said the battery cable was loose, but it still does it.

- , Englishtown, NJ, USA

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problem #2

Jan 052007

(reported on)

Monte Carlo SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

2002 Monte Carlo Pace car. I have an annoying problem with the lights on the car intermittantly flickering while driving. I had it at the local chevy dealer and they checked all electrical wiring connected with the lighting system on the car. Ground connections were clean and tight... Battery cables in great shape and the alternator charging and working properly! It is an annoying problem but not a major one but its starting to get to me because i keep my Monte Pace car in excellent condition and when this occurs at night it looks as if its a piece of junk! The dealer cant find the problem but i think it has something to do with the electric cooling fans when they turn on but for some reason turn on and off quickly causing this flickering effect. Could be something in the cooling circuit that controls fan turn on! I will keep after it until i find the problem!

Update from May 3, 2011: Here I am several years later after i posted this complaint on my flickering lights issue. Someone e mailed who claimed to be an ASE mechanic and he read my complaint here. He said that either the regulator in the alternator was causing this issue or the BCM. I needed to replace both because of failure since I posted here and it didnt fix this issue with the flickering lights on my Monte Carlo SS Pace car. The dealer mechanics could not duplicate the problem and they told me to basically live with it since they could not find what was causing it....all cables clean and tight...good battery etc.I didnt expect such an answer from GM mechanics with ASE certifications! All i know is that i will never purchase another GM product again since I've had a lot of issues now with my Pace car and a lot of money out of my pocket for repairs to issues on this model that GM knows about like for example leaking upper and lower intake manifolds due to failure of defective gaskets installed by GM...a well known problem with no recall!

- , Union, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 142006

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • 27,000 miles

lights flicker intermittantly

- , Linden, NJ, USA

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