»

Car Problem Reports

Chevrolet Impala jolting while driving

 
Chevrolet Impala Problem
33 Reports
Me Too
Edit

Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012

Average Mileage: 104,692 mi (20,000 mi - 192,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    Car jerks as I begin to accelerate. Sometimes it feels like someone rearended me, it jerks so hard. This does not happen all the time, it comes and goes for no apparent reason.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    When I press the gas from a stop the car jerks or jolts. I have changed transmission fluid twice and no improvement.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 106,116 mi

    WOOOW! SCARY! Mine does the EXACT same thing! I work 35 miles away from home & It does it about 2 days out of the 5 day workweek (getting to be more frequent, though!). It seems to ONLY do it on my way home after work (sitting in the hot sun & it's a black car), never on the way (after sitting all night in the cold)...(maybe temp. related???) when I 1st start it after work, I pull out of the parking lot & go about 2 blocs to a red light. When it turns green, I go to go but the car don't move....I give it gas & the engine just revs up & then WHAM!! it "catches" & I finally go after about 3-5 seconds! It may or may not do it 1 or 2 more times, then, it seems to "stay engaged" after that. Another thing, is when it does this, all the way home, every time the car shifts up or down, instead of smoothly shifting from 1 gear to the other (which is almost un-noticible), it "slams" from 1 gear to the other. (like u dropped the clutch after shifting gears with a manual transmission instead of letting the clutch out slowly.)...I've been getting worried as it seems to be becoming more frequent...ANYONE found a CURE? I bought my car used, but bought the LONGEST, most complete warranty they had, so...I wanna know if this's something I should take in asap, or not.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 133,000 mi

    Jerk after sitting at caution light or several stop and goes.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    my 2003 jolts when I put car in reverse when I am on an incline but it doesn't have to be a steep incline.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 97,000 mi

    When i accelerate from idle it jerks or jolts and also does that when I'm driving faster than 20mph.

    Flag This
  • I had to get my transmission replaced because of the "kick" it would often give when accelerating or after pulling off from a stop sign or light. The diagnosis was a long shift, an inner transmission problem. Aamco does free multi-point engine and transmission inspection should you need an official diagnosis.Hope this helps someone.

    Flag This
  •  Rookie

    Car jolts in drive while drivingand when you try to excellerate.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    My impala also jerks but only around 45 mph or when I first take off. Also when stopped my lights will flicker every 10 secs or so. Transmission or something electrical?

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    When stopped at a traffic light, the auto often jumps forward. It also jumps while driving when I change speed up or down.

    Flag This
+ See more reports
Ask a Question