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2008 Chevrolet Impala

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2008 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.

2008 Chevrolet Impala Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, August 3, 2012

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On vehicles equipped with the "police" option package, one or both of the front lower control arms may fracture. A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace both front lower control arms to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12104.

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Questions and Answers

lilman, 2008 Chevrolet Impala, Romeoville, IL

can not open trunk with neither remote or dash buttons. checked fuses,fuses ok.hear clicking sound when buttons are press but trunk wont open.can u help?

maryNN, 2008 Chevrolet Impala, Rochester, NH

My automatic starter works, but the heat does not come on unless the car is in drive. If I'm stop at a red light, then I get cold air coming in the car. Help. Thank you.

DannoD, 2008 Chevrolet Impala, Buffalo, NY

I have a 2008 Chevy impala. I accidentally turned the key off before putting the car in park. Now the key won't turn all the way to the off position. I had to take apart underneath the stee...

Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Impala, Peachtree City, GA

There is a ticking noise comming from behind the glove compartment when I start the car and then it goes. Any idea what this might be?

Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Impala, Diamondhead, MS

check engine light came on, first time ever. engine seems to be running fine, no missing or stalling. dealer charged $86.00 to check and then said i need new vent cellenoid. must remove gas tank to...

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

I bought this car new. Now has 60k miles on it, & it has been FLAWLESS ! I wouldn't even think about getting a Toyota again, after the crappy one I had before this car.

It's a good car but minor problems with heating system that does not work properly during automatic starting mode.

Bought 2 2008 Impala LT's this past November. Both were used........23k miles. Excellent Condition. Both wife and I have only one complaint and that is for a car with a cabin so spacious........very few storage areas. No drink holders in the rear. Interior cabin lights seem to be lacking. Other than that...we love both cars. I installed a K&N Airfilter on both are we are now averaging 34mpg on the hiway. In town MPG is roughly 26. Can't complain at all. We both had 2005 Malibu's. Wife had the Malibu Maxx which the MGP absolutely sucked while mine........the LS sedan was getting around 34. Both cars seemed very powerful. Even though the engines in the Impala's are the same 3.5lt v6 the Malibus have.......they are not lacking for power at all. All in the transmission.
All in all we both love our Impala's......just the ride itself compared to the Malibu is enough to make us glad we switched.

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