Chevrolet Impala Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Impala

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Chevrolet Impala Problems

Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley May Wear Out

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.

 

Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow or Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.

Plugged Catalytic Converter May Cause Loss of Engine Power

The catalytic converter may become plugged resulting in loss of engine power. General Motors has extended the catalytic convertor warranty on some models to 10 years or 120,000 miles. Please contact your local GM dealer to see if your vehicle is included.

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Chevrolet Impala Questions

Check engine light comes on. Problem is repaired, within 100 miles new problem. (1 answer)

Check engine light came one. Trusted mechanic said error read out was vapor canister vent solenoid. Replaced for a couple hundred bucks. Two weeks later, check engine light on. This time error read out is fuel tank pressure sensor. 400 plus buck for repair. Less than 100 miles later the lig...

Car just cut off when I was driving and now want start but will turn over (1 answer)

I don't think it's getting fire but don'tknow what it is. Please help

Starting problem (1 answer)

Sometimes I gotta push the gas pedal to the floor to start the car. Why is that?

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Chevrolet Impala Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Disabled Unintentionally

Wiring for the passenger side occupant detection system can be worn through by the passenger seat frame. This can cause the passenger side air bag to not operate properly in an accident, and additionally can cause the rest of the restraint system to fail. Dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Oil Leaks Onto Exhaust Manifold

Engine oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. This concern was addressed in previous recall notifications, but improvements to the repair have been made. Dealers will make improved repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Passenger Air Bag Stays Active With Child Seat Installed

The passenger front air bag may not deactivate as designed due to a failure of the sensing system. Dealers will correct the calibration-learning error by preconditioning the empty seat and also resetting the control unit to a seat zero-value free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Chevrolet Impala Reviews

I had nothing but constant problems with my vehicle. I purchased in it 2011. Got rid of it in 2015 4 years later. 1000 invested but continued problems. oil pressure sensor failed, car stuck in park , it would not shift out of park position, service air bad light, traction and stability control has been my worse problem cause the engine ti reduce power. It stopped on my husband as he was on a ...
Bought this car with roughly 10k miles in 2013 since then I've had 1 recall for ignition and now needs sensors replaced, interior fabric looks cheap but the woodgrain dash is eye catching! Car has a bad blind spot that I had to get used to and to me it seems the car drinks a lot of gas! This is.my 4th Chevy and I think this has been the worst. I Dont foresee myself purchasing another one.
I had a '97 Lumina until lady TEXTING N DRIVING crashed into me totaled whole front end well I bought another GM a Impala that is a lemon. Its nothing but problems tranny/brakes even stalled on me at stop light nearly rear ended. Took into several shops everyone tells me can't find anything I'm second handed owner this car is a lemon never will purchase another Chevy again after bad experienced...

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