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CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Problems with Vehicle Speed Control

 
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1998 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 1998 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 1998 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 (102 Complaints)
Date reported Feb 06, 2006
Location BENTON HARBOR, MI
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle 1998 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE ENTERING A CURVE AND APPLYING NORMAL BREAK PRESSURE THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED FROM 40 TO 70MPH. THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION CAUSED THE DRIVER TO LOOSE CONTROL AND CRASH INTO A TREE ON THE ROADSIDE. THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO REV, BUT THE TREE WOULD NOT ALLOW ANY ADDITIONAL FORWARD MOTION. THE IGNITION WAS TURNED OFF BEFORE PLACING THE SHIFTER INTO PARK. THE DRIVER WAS WEARING A SEATBELT AND RECEIVED NO INJURIES. THE POLICE FILED A REPORT AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A WRECKING YARD WHERE IT WAS LATER INSPECTED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALERTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THE VEHICLE WOULD BE INSPECTED TO HELP DETERMINE A CAUSE IF IT WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL SERVICE DEALER. THE VEHICLE CURRENTLY REMAINS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY.

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