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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%)

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Chevrolet Impala electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 136 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

305-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

96300 mi

US $92
Both headlamps failed within one week - talk about planned obsolescence!!! LOL 
114000 mi

US $650
computer sensor that detects cars in blind spot area - in this case the drivers side sensor failed. 
24700 mi Had several minor problems with Driver Information Center resolved. The dealer updated the software to latest versions and that fixed minor bugs. 
25300 mi Trunk would open on own sporadically from key fob in pocket being accidentally activated. Dealer reprogrammed Body Control Module to require 2 second push of trunk open button on key FOB. 
27280 mi Front and rear turn signal bulbs. 
23000 mi Radio not hold presets, nav , phone,poor voice recognition slow operation. Software upgrade installed with difficulty, but successfully. 
10540 mi Window regulator left front door broke , window would not go up to a closed position . 
32000 mi Front Camera problem 
40500 mi

US $400
Front passenger side headlight. $250 just for the bulb! 
27000 mi The Front Right Door Speaker Was Replaced 

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2014 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

195-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

14300 mi Blue tooth problems. 
20000 mi Sensor malfunction on the drivers side seat. 

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2011 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi

US $450
I was driving the car when the engine charging system failure message came up on the screen. I then took the car to get checked and had to replace the alternator 

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2009 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi

US $45
Replaced door actuator due to clicking noise. Door actuator failed again within 30 days. 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi alternator failed 
69000 mi

US $800
routine maint and had to have A/C motors for vents replaced 
78000 mi Air conditioning interior flapper door (inside/outside air flap) actuator failed. 
168000 mi

US $10
Replaced fuse for the rear window defroster 
193000 mi

US $911
Battery leaked, needed both positive and negative battery cables, new battery and clean up of acid spill on car 
201000 mi Tire Pressure sensor needed to be replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

233-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

99000 mi

US $300
Door locking system 
80000 mi

US $334
Replaced two power door locks (passenger front and driver rear). Replaced power mirror switch. 
89300 mi

US $1066
A/C compressor failure. Replaced compressor and orifice tube, flushed system. 
198700 mi

US $200
Replaced starter. 
77500 mi

C $900
Alternator went had to order one out of the U.S.A. prices was horrible $700 for the part, 80 to ship it 125 to instasl (no bad as they did scan of system as well ) took 3 days to get parts 
129740 mi Electric locks not always opening all doors different doors 
999 mi Air bag system malfunctioned requiring wiring repair. Dual-zone HVAC repaired according to a campaign to fix system (Instrument panel cluster reprogramed). 
15801 mi Left front door lock actuator latch assembly replaced because door would not lock/unlock with remote or using door switch. 
19030 mi A/C odor foul - afterblow module kit installed by dealer per TSB. Broken right front seat lumbar adjustor replaced. Erratic cruise control system repaired by reprogramming the car's computer. 
21555 mi "Service Air Bag" warning + chime activated. Right front seat belt assembly replaced due to defective pre-tensioner (no accident/damage). 
24120 mi While driving with a/c on low fan speed, fan speed would change to high speed for 8-10 seconds, then return to low speed. Dealer stated they could find "no codes". No repair performed. Problem continues. 
28000 mi Tire Pressure Monitor System not functioning correctly - incorrect tire pressure displayed. Compass would not hold calibration. 
32924 mi Heater blowing cold air, thermostat replaced. 
101000 mi

US $1400
Actuator for left rear door replaced, $175.00 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

69000 mi

US $407
ventilation actuator 
102920 mi

C $135
replaced blower motor at 166000 km,purchased part and installed myself 
145000 mi

US $175
Replaced one actuator. Still have two to replace. 
153700 mi

US $600
blower motor went bad 
82000 mi

US $550
Terrible noise like a semiautomatic gun going off continually. A $2.00 part failed in the HVAC duct controls and cost $500 to tear dashboard apart and replace. 
65000 mi

US $291
the little door that changes from outside airflow to recirculate air started to make a fast clicking sound. needed to replace actuator as plastic teeth became stripped. 
100200 mi

C $300
car failed to start. (replaced starter and/or alternator.) 
104300 mi

US $25
Rear defroster not working. Connector melted underneath the carpet. Cut wires and placed an inline fuse holder. 
105700 mi

US $140
Power door lock actuator left rear door 
128000 mi

US $100
tire pressure sensor in right front tire went bad 
143000 mi

US $130
tire pressure monitor on one wheel went bad 
66700 mi

US $50
Windshield wiper motor 
31000 mi Passenger side locking mechanism needed replacement 
47203 mi

US $1154
Replace the Wiper motor and BCM (body contorl module) caused by a short in the wiper motor circuit board. Chevy will not warranty. Beyond normal warranty. Dealer mis diagnosed the problem the first time. 
65000 mi

US $450
Wipers stayed on Repeat from March 2010. Dealer replaced BCM at that time after misdignosed wiper motor. Again same diagnosis but found out Fuse breaker panel under hood affected by environment. GM did nothing. Not covered by warranty 
101000 mi

US $100
car would not start. Battery dead. Original lasted 4 years. 
144700 mi

US $30
replaced windshield washer pump.hard to get to.remove headlight it can be accessed from there 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo

Engine not specified

76000 mi

US $100
A relay for the A/C was malfunctioning. 
73000 mi

US $120
Passenger side back door lock wouldn't operate, only could work it manually- replaced the solenoid. 

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2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

38440 mi Airbag not functioning light came on twice. Mechanic reviewed, could not find reason, said to come back if it returns. 

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2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

233-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

108000 mi

US $125
Replced alternator 
118000 mi

US $200
Burned rear defogger wire 
121500 mi

US $200
Trans oil cooler bracket was rubbing against A/C condensor causing a hole so I replaced condenser 
10320 mi Tire pressure monitoring system and key fob transmitter. Repaired under bumper to bumper warranty. 

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2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

126700 mi

US $527
starter, starter, starter cable. car needed to be towed 
187000 mi Vent door actuator needed to be replaced. 
98000 mi Headlight. Low beam. 
141000 mi

US $800
rear window defoggers wire burnt 
97000 mi

US $286
Starter needed to be replaced. 
114000 mi

US $20
Constant knocking/clicking noise under passenger side dash when HVAC was turned on. Replaced HVAC Heater Blend Door Actuator with AC-Delco PN 15-74122. 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi CD player stopped working 
48000 mi

US $1600
replaced cabin blower, cooling system fluid, front rotors and pads  
11160 mi Tire pressure sensors were a big problem with the vehicle, and had to be replaced or reprogrammed every time the oil was changed (about every 3 months). There was usually one that wouldn't be working right after that amount of time. 
34000 mi TPMS sensor errors 
19000 mi Found bad tire pressure sensor in right rear wheel. 
58000 mi erroneous messages by the TPMS, erratic & unpredictable failures of the remote start Ė but we havenít taken it to the shop because the primary driver of that car isnít bothered by those failures. 
63300 mi

US $55
Loud ticking coming from right side of dash. Diagnosed from internet search as a faulty HVAC vent motor. Removed glove box and replaced the bad motor. 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

242-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

16623 mi RCDLR module and antenna, RKE Transmitter (Controls TPS, auto start,remotes) Replaced under warranty 
63000 mi

US $209
Tire pressure sensor 
38000 mi

US $900
Replaced Remote Key-Less Entry receiver and keyfobs. 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

73000 mi

US $100
Had to replace the battery. 
68500 mi

US $200
drivers side heater didn't heat, ran diagnostic test(75.00), decided it was passenger side actuator valve that needed to be replaced...wanted another 400 dollars to replace due to location in dash. Bought the "Chinese Made" part for 30.00; 

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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

146980 mi

C $600
Heater fan stopped working - took several days to access and replace 
54000 mi

US $475
Speedometer broken, replaced gauge cluster. Now works great. 
65862 mi

US $437
Every single light was flickering randomly. Mechanic couldn't replicate problem, but driver's door lock mechanism failed. However, did not fix the problem. 
110000 mi

US $217
Fan motor was not working. Replaced fan motor. 
74000 mi

US $250
temperature gauge not working- replaced sensor and thermostat. 
108000 mi Replace starter 

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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

55625 mi Tightened battery terminals to stop "Security" message. 
149700 mi

US $500
The air conditioning stopped working. Had the compressor, lines, and dryer replaced. 

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2dr Coupe

supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

36146 mi

US $21000
Steering wheel control buttons, battery. 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

140000 mi

US $20
puddle on passenger side floor from clogged drain all gauges stopped working except the gas gauge 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

92000 mi

US $400
Speedometer and tachometer stopped working. Entire instrument cluster had to be replaced. 
113000 mi Security light comes on, engine will not start. Security system thinks car is being stolen. Problem still not fixed. Happens periodically. Reliability of car in question. 
140000 mi The sending unit in the gas tank must be replaced as the gas gauge always reads full. That part alone costs approximately $850.00. That was really the last straw. 
36000 mi Driver's side mirror motor died. Mirror replaced. Steering tie rods repacked with grease making knocking noise. 2 twice within 18 months. Acuator for the door locks died, replaced. Brake rotors resurfaced due to warping. Brake job at 16,000 miles. 
149000 mi

US $279
speedometer,temp. gages stopped working 
150000 mi faulty passlock system keeps engine from starting 
154700 mi

US $298
pass system, h&v control, 
86000 mi

US $157
R & R combo switch on steering wheel because I could not switch on hi beams. this a common problem on impalas of this vintage. 
87000 mi replaced the drivers window switch and the passengers window switch with ones I already had. 
94000 mi

US $80
Radio lost the AM band so I replaced it with a new kenwood. I could not get it to work until I found out I needed to connect the antenna wire to the orange wire to power the factory amp 
96000 mi

US $5
Radio suddenly lost audio. After some testing I discovered the power wire to the amp in the trunk was broken somewhere. I located the problem at the splice under the rear passenger seat carpet. The splice was corroded and disconnected ... 
64000 mi

US $258
This vehicle has dual zone climate control. The control motor for the blend door in the driver's zone was not working, resulting in no heat on the driver's side. 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi

US $85
replaced battery 
35000 mi

US $95
replaced 1 horn. 
66960 mi

C $146
4-way flash button assembly, part ordered to install myself. Dealer wanted 300. I yanked the part out of the dash, disconnected from the wire, reconnected the new wire to the new part, and plugged it back in. Good as new. No cost to replace. 
172000 mi

US $475
no low beam headlights, headlight switch mounted on column replaced 
7550 mi LOOSE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR REAR DEFROSTER. PUSHED CLIP TIGHT MYSELF AND CORRECTED PROBLEM. 
48000 mi

US $100
Drivers window motor cable broke. 
55000 mi

US $124
Drivers side passenger power window failed. Had to replace the power window assembly. 
99000 mi

US $100
Window regulator lr 
137000 mi

US $150
Security light, replaced ignition switch 
140000 mi Parasitic drain on the battery, found it to be the auto dimming rearview mirror, have unplugged mirror and problem has disappeared. 

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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

71080 mi

C $365
Hazard light switch replaced because turn signals working intermittently. 
168180 mi

C $120
Getting harder to start and battery would not hold charge, even after being on a charger overnight. 
64195 mi

C $244
Horn was going off when starting the car. The BCM was found to be at fault, but replacement was expensive. A less costly fix was made to disable the wire from the BCM to the horn relay, making the horn inoperative except from the steering wheel. 
86180 mi

C $460
Replacement of several small light bulbs inside dash components, including radio, HVAC controls and steering wheel cruise control. 
89000 mi

US $185
Would not hold charge 
133000 mi

US $85
headlights, driving lights, and no brights, battery drained overnight. 

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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

55200 mi

US $100
a/c charge not blowing cold 
99000 mi

US $40
AC was blowing air but not cooling. Mechanic determined the system needed recharged. First time this has ever been done in the 12 years I've owned the car. AC is nice and cold now. 
99000 mi

US $300
Car wouldn't start - assumed it was 6 yr old battery. Battery WAS dead, but starter also needed replaced. 

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2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

69000 mi The security system could not be fixed. The automatic lighting shorted out so lights would flash on and off at night. 
40000 mi

US $10
Blown fuses to the 12V outlets front and back. DIY replacement. 
132300 mi

US $145
Replaced the Alernator 
90000 mi

US $45
Replaced hazard switch Window regulator replacement (driver's side, front) 
124000 mi

US $15
Driver's window switch failed. 
132000 mi Seatbelt light comes on at odd times. I have not fixed this and do not intend to. It seems to be ok if I push the seatbelt in. 

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2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

80300 mi

US $440
Security system lock out prevented car from starting. This had been ongoing for 11 months.They scanned codes & installed 10350647 SL-N-MODULE. Did NOT fix the problem. I returned & they replaced pass lock sensor.Billed an additional $200 
77500 mi

C $500
Wiper does not home correctly, ends in vertical position 

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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

130000 mi

US $20
Leaking Condenser 
99000 mi A/C only blows hot air. Drivers door window won't go up. And my blinker was out, so I got pulled over...good times. As you can imagine, the trade in value was painfully low. 
99000 mi

US $125
This is the second time that the window control switch has quit on me 

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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

157860 mi

C $100
A/C wasn't working, recharged. 
165500 mi

C $100
A/C not working, diagnosed to be a faulty compressor. 
169260 mi Low beams suddenly stopped working. Probably either a relay or the switch in the steering column. AC never fixed. 
138847 mi

US $30
Blower motor resistor replaced for the first time. Lost settings 1-4 on the blower. 
147000 mi

US $25
Power windows wouldn't raise. Had to replace switch in door (easy). 
142000 mi

US $1200
Cpu under passengers seat front crash sensor 

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2000 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

126000 mi

US $300
a/c compressor went out 
156000 mi

US $900
Had to completely redo the ac system 

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2000 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

131440 mi

C $171
Replaced original factory battery. Voltage was at ~9V 
136400 mi

C $57
Air conditioning failed, coolant leak. Estimated $900 to repair. We didn't bother fixing it and have continued to drive the vehicle without A/C ever since. 

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