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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,094 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 142006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles


Rear brake rotors were recut 1 time, replaced 1 time by dealer due to pitting of the rotors causing ruff stopping. I replace the rear pads and rotors out of pocket at 39,000miles and stopped problem. Front brake pads cracked in the first 12,000 miles and replaced out of pocket with ceramic pads, no more brake trouble yet, the car now has 48,000 miles. We had no accidents from this.

- Laotto, IN, USA

problem #5

Jun 042007

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. While decelerating from 45 mph, the brakes failed. The contact lost control of the vehicle and struck a guard rail. There were no injuries. The dealer cleaned the rotors and brakes; however, the vehicle continued to hesitate when attempting to stop. The manufacturer stated that the dealer should diagnose the failure. The current mileage was 31,498 and failure mileage was 9,000. Updated 02-19-08 the consumer stated they did not hit the guard rail, there were limited brakes the vehicle pulled to the right. The consumer further stated this is the second incident and the remedy for the dealer is to machine the rotors, however the defect persists and pedal pulsates. The consumer stated after vehicle starts the starter stays engaged and A/C is inoperable. Updated 02/14/08

- Poca, WV, USA

problem #4

Apr 012006

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,161 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. No dash panel lights illuminated to indicate a failure. The engine was easily restarted, but the vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection. A diagnostic test was performed which indicated the fuel relay connector hose was loose. Although this was repaired, the problem persisted. The vehicle is currently at the dealership awaiting further inspection. Updated on 05/16/2006. The brakes pulsated while braking. The dealer replaced the rotors because the were pitted and warped. They also replaced the rear brakes.

- Woodbury, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 102004

Monte Carlo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,400 miles


Warped dashboard in my 2004 Monte Carlo, radio face also gets blistering hot, trunk lid open appears all the time on dash, too K to dealer, trunk lid fixed new dash installed 3 days later dash warped worse than before and both side pillars now cracked, brakes still noisy and pedal to the floor, dealer states normal. Scheduling for my second dashboard, and still no answers on why you cant touch the radio.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 132004

Monte Carlo

  • 16,000 miles
Brake pedal felt mushy, pedal went to floor when applied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that the problem was normal.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Recall notice concerning bolts that attaches the brake caliper to the steering knuckle being loose. The dealer did not have the specific sealant that the recall required.

- Scottsville, KY, USA

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