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CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Problems with Electrical System

 
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1997 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 1997 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 1997 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (171 Complaints)
Date reported Apr 07, 2000
Location KATY, TX
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Vehicle 1997 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Electrical System

PROBLEM 1--AN IGINITION WIRE SHORTED OUT WITHIN A YEAR OF PURCHASE AND WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. AT THAT TIME, DEALERSHIP SERVICE INFORMED ME THERE WAS A TECHNICAL BULLETIN ON THIS PART BUT DEALERSHIP COULD ONLY REPLACE ONE WIRE AT TIME. WITHIN THREE WEEKS, ANOTHER WIRE SHORTED OUT. THIS TIME THE ENTIRE SET OF IGINITION WIRES WERE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. AT 38500 MILES ANOTHER IGINITION WIRE FROM THE NEW SET SHORTED OUT AND WAS REPLACED. TWO WEEKS LATER, AT 38900 MILES ANOTHER IGINITION WIRE IS SHORTED OUT. DEALERSHIP NOW CLAIMS THERE ARE NO TECHNICAL BULLETINS ON THIS PART---ESPECIALLY SINCE THE WARRANTY IS OUT. IGINITION WIRES ARE NOT AVAILABLE AFTER MARKET. PROBLEM 2. ALTERNATOR BURNED UP AT 38775 MILES. I WAS INFORMED THAT SINCE IT WAS PLACED ON THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE ENGINE WHEN THIS VEHICLE WAS DESIGNER, IT IS COMMON FOR THIS PART TO BURN OUT DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT. IT WOULD SEEM THIS WAS INTENTIONALLY DESIGNED THIS WAY.

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