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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125,000 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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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #2

May 062016

Monte Carlo

  • 90,000 miles


I own a pristine 2003 monte ss, stored every winter and maintained by my mechanic husband. I have 2 issues with the car. First, I never use my bright lights because my headlights go out if I do. Second I am having brake issues. I have had the same thing with a Silverado truck before. ABS would come on a slow speeds when not needed, dry pavement or gravel. Really scares me because I had an accident in my Silverado truck from this same problem. Now my ABS light and service traction control are always on and not working. I have been a die hard Chevy owner but I am so unhappy with the break systems in them. I have another foreign car that I drive in the winter and love the brakes.

- Tawas City, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 082014

Monte Carlo

  • 160,000 miles
My 2003 monte ss had been smoking and having problems accelerating & shifting and put on testers and read code and I needed a air flow sensor so I had that put on, was recommended I get tune up so I got that, and had just put new battery in the car. The following day after putting gas in the car I was leaving gas station and lost acceleration again and the car smoked again. I soon lost all power including gas & breaks and windows. People passing by were honking and said the underneath of car and under hood had flames in front of car. I had to throw it in park and jump out because the peddles quit working and the car exploded in flames and had I not had my window down I would have been locked inside and could have lost my life. The engine and whole electrical wire harness had caught fire and the car burned up with 3-5 minutes. This was our only car and the only means of getting disabled child to the appointments he needed and to work and has put hardship on our family.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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