2008 Chevrolet Impala SS Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2008 Chevrolet Impala SS based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The serpentine belt tensioner pulley may wear out. Our technicians tell us that in order to get a new pulley from General Motors you must purchase a complete belt tensioner assembly.
The Chevrolet Impala SS has known issues with the EVAP system, a part of your emission control system.
To correct the issue, the EVAP canister vent valve, solenoid, and wiring must be inspected. The most common fix is replacement of the wiring connector or replacement of the vent valve assembly.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves even if a fault code is set for only one bank of cylinders. Replacing only one valve may result in a return trip to the repair shop.
Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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.