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CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Problems with Electrical System

 
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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 Aug 27, 2001
Location PEACHTREE CITY, GA
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Vehicle 1998 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

WAS TRAVELING DOWN THE ROAD WHEN THE "VOLTS" LIGHT CAME ON. I READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND IT SAID TO TURN OFF ALL ELECTRONICS SUCH AS RADIO, AIR CONDITIONING ETC. AND NOT TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. I WAS ABLE TO GET IT TO A GOODYEAR RETAILER WHO PROVIDED MECHANICAL SERVICE. THEY TESTED THE ALTERNATOR AND SAID THAT IT WAS NOT PUTTING OUT ANY AMPERAGE. THEY ALSO SAID THAT THIS IS A FACTORY DEFECTIVE DESIGN SINCE THE ALTERNATOR IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE ENGINE AND THE HEAT FROM THE ENGINE EVENTUALLY CAUSES THE DIODES WITHIN THE ALTERNATOR TO GO BAD. HE ALSO SAID THAT THIS IS COMMONLY SEEN AROUND 60,000 MILES ON THESE VEHICLES. I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE LEFT ME STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH LITTLE WARNING. THIS IS NOT A "MAINTENANCE" ITEM THAT SHOULD GO BAD WITHIN 3 YEARS AND THERE IS NO WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF (SUCH AS A MAINTENANCE CHECK) IF IT HAPPENS. I HAD A TOYOTA FOR 11 YEARS AND ONLY REPLACED THE ALTERNATOR ONCE AFTER 150,000 MILES. NO ALTERNATOR SHOULD GO BAD THIS QUICKLY.

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