Chevrolet Impala Repair and Maintenance

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

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Chevrolet Impala Problems

Check Engine Light

There have been multiple reports of the check engine light illuminating. While there is no one solution, many of the codes associated with the check engine light are from the evaporation emissions or EVAP system. This may be addressed by tightening the gas cap and performing the appropriate drive cycle that can be found in the owner's manual.

Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission

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.

jolting while driving

if my car is parked on a hill and i have to put it in reverse it does a really hard jolt or a kick. while im driving it does it again around 30 mph and again around 60 mph. sometimes if im at a stop light it kind of jerks as i start to take off.

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Chevrolet Impala Questions

2006 Chevy Impala. Sweet smell when A/V on. (1 answer)

Working with friends 06 Impala. There is a sweet smell coming from the vents at times when A/C is on. I know this usually indicates a faulty heater core, but I checked the floorboard carpet and felt no dampness this morning. Checked for visible leaks, and saw nothing. Didn't have a pressure t...

why won't my 2004 impala start?? The car cranks but the motor won't start.. (1 answer)

Connected two different auto computers and neither codes.. already replace spark plugs, lock cylinder, coolant temp sensor, thermostat.. car will crank but the motor will not start. Please I need help asap for this is my only mode of transportation for my family and I to get to work and the store..

What would cause my oil to dump out everywhere and rattle? (1 answer)

As soon as I put oil in, it spills out.. Not a mechanic by far.. And dont want to be ripped off again like I was by a household name garage.. Oil all over under carriage of car. Slight rattle while driving

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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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