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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 Jul 15, 2000
Location SALINAS, CA
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Vehicle 1998 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 6
Crash involved
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

DOORS WILL NOT STAY OPEN AT POSITIONS LESS THAN FULL OPEN, AND EVEN THEN SLIGHT WIND WILL CAUSE THEM TO CLOSE. HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS !! BRUISES AND GOUGES TO LEGS MOSTLY , BUT SOME ARMS, FINGERS, AND OFTEN HURT BACK- DUE TO PREMATURE CLOSING OF DOOR. [IT CLOSES HARD TOO!] SUPPOSE HINGES INADEQUATE FOR THE WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS OF THE DOORS, OR MECHANISM NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. DUE TO SIZE/WEIGHT OF DOORS - IN TIGHT PARKING SPOTS - IT IS MOST OFTEN- IMPOSSIBLE- TO OPEN DOOR FULLY. HAVE HAD OTHER CARS SAME MODEL- NEVER THIS PROBLEM. DOORS SHOULD HAVE INTERIM POSITIONS WHERE IT WILL REMAIN OPEN WITHOUT EXERTING A CONTINUAL OUTWARD PRESSURE. VERY DANGEROUS WHEN CHILDREN ARE PASSENGERS ENTERING OR DISEMBARKING FROM THE VEHICLE, WITHOUT AN ADULT IN IMMEDIATE PRESENCE.[COULD EASILY CASUE A BROKEN BONE BY PREMATURE CLOSING ON AN UNSUSPECTING CHILD. WOULD BE ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS IN RENTAL CAR SITUATION WITH ADULTS UNFAMILAR W/PROBLEM. HOOD OF TRUCK HAS SIMILAR SYMPTOMS- DOES NOT STAY IN OPEN POSITION IF SLIGHTEST WIND. TRIM AROUND ALL WINDOWS AND DOOR FRAMES IS NOT SECURE- MANY AREAS BREECHED. RECENTLY NOTICED FAILING OF THE BRAKES TO STOP THE VEHICLE IN THE MANNER PREVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED WITH THIS CAR. INADEQUATE STOPPING POWER NOTICED ONLY RECENTLY - HAVE ENDED UP - MUCH TO MY SURPRISE- IN MIDDLE OF INTERSETIONS BEFORE COMPLETE STOP WAS ACHIEVED- FROM SPEED OF 40-45 MPH- NO "GRABBING" FEELING NOTICED AS PRESSURE APPLIED THE BRAKES WAS INCREASED. OR REALLY AT ONSET OF "STOPPING DISTANCE.

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