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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,009 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 112010

Monte Carlo

  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.the contact stated that while jump starting the battery, it caused a combustible fire which damaged the engine compartment. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where they diagnosed that the fuel pressure regulator was faulty. An authorized dealer was informed of the failure and they stated that there were no recalls and would not assist. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 147,000.

- Nevarre, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009

Monte Carlo

  • 65,000 miles
I have a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo ss. On July 31, 2009 the vehicle stalled while on an entry ramp onto the garden state parkway. I lost power steering and braking but was able to pull over to the shoulder and restart the vehicle. Over the course of the next several weeks the vehicle would stall intermittently either at stop lights, approaching stop lights/signs, while turning in the middle of intersections or while highway driving. I initially took it upon myself to pop the hood and see if there were any obvious issues. I noted a leaking fuel fitting that would spew fuel when moved around in the slightest. I brought this to the attention of my local Chevy dealer. They replaced the whole fuel line (I was told they cannot just replace the little plastic fitting), the fuel injection system was 'serviced' and I was told my steering column had to be replaced because the knuckle joint was about to snap because it was almost fused. Several days later the stalling issue arose again. I brought the car back to the dealership and they had it for 2 days (I even let their mechanic take the vehicle home in the hopes of reproducing the issue). They were unable to offer a solution because they couldn't have the vehicle stall while in their possession. Several days later it again stalled. I contacted GM Corp. And they said that I need to bring it back to the dealership again to look at. This stalling issue does not happen frequently enough to be able to diagnose while in their possession and I am being told that there is nothing that can be done. I have no confidence in driving the car because I lose all power functions (I.e. steering/braking). The vehicle only has about 65,000 miles on it and has been maintained properly. The dealership even told me the car is 'in good shape'. this is a serious safety issue and a potential threat for accidents.

- Tinton Falls, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 142007

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,027 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. After starting the vehicle, the low oil pressure light illuminated. The contact noticed oil present on the carport floor. Two dealers diagnosed the failure and stated that there was a blown oil filter, which could not have been caused by a pothole. After performing an internal diagnostic and engine oil tests, the dealer stated that the valves were sticking in the fuel pump and the engine needed to be replaced. The repairs would cost over $4,000. The manufacturer agreed to call the contact by March 31, 2008 to assist her with resolving the issues; however, the repairs would be the dealer's responsibility. The failure mileage was 40,027 and current mileage was 46,000.

- Memphis , TN, USA

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