Chevrolet Impala Chevrolet Impala

We are 105,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

Select a problem area

Show all problems

Need advice about specific Chevrolet Impala problems?

Chart based on 712 repairs.

Chevrolet Impala brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 119 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

78120 mi

C $1250
Brake master cylinder jammed with debris and one of the calipers was seized from a botched brake job prior purchasing the car. 

Return to top

2009 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $180
Replaced leaking left rear caliper. 

Return to top

2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

129000 mi Rear brakes wore and required pads and rotors 
142000 mi

US $225
Transmission/Key ignition interlock wiring broke. Had to pull console to repair wire so that Ignition key can be removed from ignition. 

Return to top

2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

233-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

203300 mi

US $200
Replaced brake linings front and back. 
101000 mi

US $1400
Parking/emergency brake doesn't hold well- shop "adjusted cable". Brake still doesn't hold well. 
249000 mi

US $370
Parking brake wouldn't hold, rotor too thin to turn. Replace pads and rotor. 
26500 mi

US $40
Brake pulsation and tire shimmy. Rotors machined and tires balanced. 

Return to top

2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

46000 mi

US $376
Brakes pads and rotors to all 4 wheels 
110000 mi

US $5
Traction control breaking sensor reported a problem. 
86541 mi

US $394
Replaced right front wheel bearing cartridge. 
131000 mi

US $210
Rear Brakes noisy Replaced Rotors & pads 
59000 mi

US $65
Turned front rotors & four wheel alignment 
64500 mi

US $103
Replaced warped brake rotors and pads 
82000 mi

US $20
Warped rotors again 

Return to top

2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

32240 mi

C $100
Rotors were warped, pads were low, had them replaced for all 4 wheels. 

Return to top

2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

233-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

63000 mi

US $300
needed front brakes including rotors 
80700 mi

US $200
replaced rear brakes 

Return to top

2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

112000 mi

US $100
The 3rd set of rotors warped again and were replaced with a set with a lifetime guarrantee. 
136700 mi Getting intermittent fails from the front wheel speed sensors which are within the bearing assembly. Re-connected electrical connectors with dielectric grease within. 
142000 mi

US $3300
ABS system was malfunctioning. Ft. Wheel Bearing's sensor was the cause (must replace entire bearing), as was the harnessing to the sensors. 
184000 mi

US $200
rotors warped after 1 year on car and 2 tire rotations 
128000 mi

US $300
Pulsating feeling when braking. Shop replaced rear rotors. Was told to come back and they would rework the front rotors if it didn't fix the problem. It didn't fix the problem, haven't returned yet. 
15500 mi Brake Rotors Warped, repaired free of charge as per TSB 
82000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear rotors and break pads  

Return to top

2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

186000 mi

C $100
Brake line was leaking. 

Return to top

2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

116000 mi

US $264
Speed sensor went bad. Left front wheel bearing replaced. 
134000 mi

US $311
Brake fluid flushed. Still running original brake fluid after 134k 

Return to top

2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

80000 mi

US $20
Rotors developed a high spot and needed to be turned. 

Return to top

2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

140000 mi

US $50
2nd set of rotors in 2 yrs abs and traction control always goes off 

Return to top

2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

86000 mi

US $157
replaced wiring ext harness on left front wheel for abs sensor. problem remains. 
251000 mi

US $98
Shoe was locking on after use of the parking brake. Mechanic adjusted shoe. 

Return to top

2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

28000 mi

US $100
pulsating brake pedal. needed new rotors. 
29000 mi

US $80
brake rotors were severly rusted on the inner side. Part failure poor quality brake rotor material. brakes also replaced due to gouges in surface. common problem for all vehicles in this area 
32000 mi

US $150
rusted rear rotors again. 
34300 mi

US $65
right rear emergency brake cable broke at caliper, replaced with new cable 
41000 mi

US $350
Rear brake caliper froze up and ruined the rotor. Decided to replace all rear calipwrs, rotors,pads,and hoses. 
13840 mi DIAGNOSE AND REPLACE BOTH REAR BRAKE ROTORS DUE TO HEAVY DELAMINATION, NEC TO REPLACE PADS DUE TO UNEVEN WEAR. REPLACED ONE REAR LEFT BRAKE HUB DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUN OUT. COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. 
30736 mi

US $123
BRAKE PULSATION. DIAG AND RESURFACE BOTH FRT ROTORS AT NO CHARGE. SERVICE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER SLIDES AND REPLACED FRT BRAKE PADS. STILL PULSATE AT 30754 MILES. RESURFACE BOTH REAR ROTORS N/C. RE-BALANCE FRT WHEELS, ALIGNMENT CHECKED OK. 
61000 mi

US $250
new front and rear brake pads and rotors, normal wear 
80000 mi

US $280
All brake pads and rotors replaced. Normal wear and tear. $400. 
52000 mi

US $850
Auto needed new rotors on all wheels.  

Return to top

2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

199020 mi

C $75
Replaced cable for front right ABS sensor. 
70937 mi

C $619
ABS sensor in left front hub assembly was shorting out causing the ABS warning light to stay on and the traction control to engage at times for no reason. Replaced the hub assembly. 

Return to top

2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

49000 mi

US $150
I HAD TO REPLACE BACK BRAKES AND ROTORS 
115000 mi

US $1456
ABS and trac control malfunction - replaced both front wheel hub assemblies. 
122300 mi

US $179
ABS and Traction Control lights come on 
124000 mi

US $1987
ABS and Traction Control lights come on 
50000 mi

US $650
Replaced brakes and pads 
184760 mi

C $500
wiring to wheel sensors 
85700 mi

US $50
ABS light on. Found to be short in wiring harness to right front wheel speed sensor. Purchased new section of wiring harness that goes from right front wheel speed sensor & spliced into main wiring harness. 

Return to top

2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

98700 mi Fluid not getting to brakes 

Return to top

2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

99000 mi ABS/Traction light illuminates. 
100000 mi

US $200
this is the second abs that i have had to replace, I have had several problems with this car 
108700 mi

US $1100
Bad electronics connection with abs system causing abs to activate when it shouldn't. 
115000 mi

US $500
Abs and traction control not working yet again! TC kicks in on dry pavement. Abs engaged when they should not! 3rd time fixing this.  
72540 mi

C $638
Brakes. One front rotor, two rear rotors, one rear pad, and two rear calipers. 
72540 mi

C $250
Front brake line was leaking so a new replacement was installed. Unfortunately, a very difficult one to replace so a high labour charge. 
75620 mi

C $200
Brake line became loose. Line was replaced and reattached. 

Return to top

2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi The dealership discovered the brakes and rotors were worn considerably. Both items were replaced. 
68000 mi

US $147
The car was making a grinding sound when rolling out of park. The brake fluid turned out to be very worn. The brake lines were flushed and refilled which seems to have fixed the problem. 
164300 mi

C $1300
Brake lines burst, lines entirely replaced 

Return to top

2001 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo

Engine not specified

135000 mi

US $1134
It needed brake pads, drums, rotors and a new tire to pass inspection. 

Return to top

2000 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

US $900
abs computer went out. 
156000 mi

US $900
Needed new brakes etc 

Return to top

Chevrolet Impala Brake Problems

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Chevrolet Impala problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.