Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners have reported a total of 2,102 problems for their cars built in the 14 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo cars have the most problems reported (303 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chevrolet Monte Carlo

  Common problems of Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Chevrolet Monte Carlo cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (545 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (419 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
545
  Engine And Engine Cooling
419
  Service Brakes
211
  Steering
151
  Exterior Lighting
120
  Air Bag
117
  Power Train
92
  Gasoline Fuel System
57
  Equipment
55
  Vehicle Speed Control
43
   
  Other Fuel System
38
  Structure
38
  Suspension
37
  Seat Belt
34
  Visibility
32
  Seats
29
  Tire
18
  Unknown Or Other
17
  Air Brake
14
  Electronic Stability Control
10
  Wheel
10
  Latches/locks/linkage
7
  Traction Control System
5
  Child Seat
1
  Interior Lighting
1
  Parking Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Monte Carlo of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Monte Carlo model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Monte Carlo Model Years

Monte Carlo
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2007 4821,72312    
0.18
  2006 12438,13813    
0.25
  2005 14335,87614    
0.28
  2004 24362,39715    
0.26
  2003 16367,78416    
0.15
  2002 25668,57017    
0.22
  2001 30368,51818    
0.25
  2000 26261,06419    
0.23

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2008 Monte Carlo
2
  2007 Monte Carlo
3
  2006 Monte Carlo
13
  2004 Monte Carlo
8
  2003 Monte Carlo
13
  2002 Monte Carlo
15
  2001 Monte Carlo
24
  2000 Monte Carlo
25
  1999 Monte Carlo
15
  1998 Monte Carlo
4
  1997 Monte Carlo
20
  1996 Monte Carlo
25


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