The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is roomy, comfortable and easy to operate. It's fast and fun to drive. It's stable at high speeds for long runs down the interstate and it's great fun on back roads, the same kind of roads that formed the roots of stock car racing. The Monte Carlo is an exciting five-passenger coupe. The redesigned body is 1.2-inch shorter than before and it comes with OnStar standard. It's available in four different trim levels: LS, LT, LTZ and SS. It is powered by a 210 hp 3.5-liter V-6 or a more powerful 240 hp 3.9-liter V-6. The SS trim gets the 303 hp 5.3-liter V-8 that has Displacement on Demand technology. This allows the engine to shut off four cylinders when not needed. Each engine is controlled by a four-speed automatic transmission. For 2006, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo gets redesigned.
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|MPG||21 City / 31 Hwy|
|Transmission||4-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||211 @ 5900 rpm|
Front-impact airbags for the driver and passenger have been designed to protect the head during a frontal crash.
The vehicle is equipped with an ignition disable device that will prevent the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 14V355000
RECALL DATE: 2014-06-23
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position will cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 23, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.
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