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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Chevrolet Impala

2003 Chevrolet Impala

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

Drive Train -- Verified

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 15, 2002

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER, MINI VANS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE AN AIR BAG INFLATOR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE THAT COULD FRACTURE AT A WELD DURING A DEPLOYMENT.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 11, 2003

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On 130 vehicles, the driver's air bag may not deploy properly if needed in a crash. Also, the inflator could rupture. This could increase the risk of injury to the driver and other passengers if pieces of the inflator strike them. Dealers will inspect and install a new driver's air bag if needed. The recall began March 11, 2003. The GM recall number is 03008.

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Engine, April 9, 2009

Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL, MY 1998-2003 CHEVROLET LUMINA, MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA, MY 1998-1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, MY 1997-2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L V6 NATURALLY ASPIRATED ENGINE. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH DROPS OF ENGINE OIL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD THROUGH HARD BRAKING.

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Questions and Answers

scherm, 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 3.8L V6, Chittenango, NY

my front end shakes only when i accelerate, does it more the faster i go, you can feel it in the seat and on the floor, seems like its coming from the passenger side

UNEAK, 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 3.4L V6, Birmingham, AL

the security light keeps coming on in my car and my keyless entry wont work to lock or unlock my car. i cant pop the trunk either.my radio is locked and now my car wont start.i was told it could be...

tcorwin, 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 3.4L V6, Sevierville, TN

The heater will not blow hot air. What could be the problem?

tcorwin, 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 3.4L V6, Sevierville, TN

The heater is blowing cold air we have water in the front floor.

al cassillo, 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 3.8L V6, Massapequa, NY

the traction light sometimes comes on when I accelerate from a stopped position.

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

not impressed replaced trans cooler at 46000,
transmission at 74000,ABS problems at 88000.

Our 03 is the second of three that we have owned new. The first was a 2000 and the third is a 2007. We love these cars. The ride is better than our sons Honda and the gas millage is 31 to 33 mpg on the highway. The roomy trunk was a factor in purchasing the first one. No major problems with them, except that the 03 needs the AC looked at, almost 84,000 miles on it.

2003 3rd brake job at 50,000 miles.also needs front wheel bearings.

It is an okay car, have had a lot of brake problems with it. Next up is a wheel bearing replacement on the front, can hardly wait to pay for that repair.

We bought this car with 10,000 miles on it in 2004. We now have 62000 miles. The only problem we have had was in 2007,took her to a franchised service center,never again,anyway,Took them three hours to change the plugs(actual work) and they cross-threaded one plug. I didn't know it until a year later when the Chev dealer showed it to me
.. She was running on 5 and 1/2 cylinders all that time,like one cylinder wasn't up to speed..and we thought she was in tiptop condition. We are going to keep her untill,well ever

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