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2006 Chevrolet Impala Engine Problems and Repair Histories

89 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. 25 of these members (28.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 23 engine repairs to 2006 Chevrolet Impalas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Chevrolet Impala problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Chevrolet Impala problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 Chevrolet Impala problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

33% of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 23% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 17% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 69 repairs.

2006 Chevrolet Impala engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 10% more than $2500.

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Chevrolet Impala

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Chevrolet Impala in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 58000    
61000 200 Water pump failed causing the drive belt to shred. 
 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 81000    
82000 500 Vehicle DIC (Driver Info Center) displayed "Engine Hot / A/C Off" and temp gauge dropped to zero. With no temp gauge, it was decided it was best to have it towed. Dealer replaced: Temp sensor Returned 2 week later for reflash of computer.  
 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

242-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 34000    
35000 0 Head gasket was leaking not allowing hot air to blow and defrost the windshield. 
65700 30 Cooling line fitting. 
70000 375 Water pump replaced. Serpintine belt replaced. 
77000 250 Thermostat replaced 
 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 33000    
38000 900 Check engine light on (then off, then back on) plus sporadic warnings to tighten gas-cap - which was tight! Needed new sensor(s) . 
 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Emission canister vent solenoid-Replaced under Warranty 
28100 1130 Water pump and coolant crossover gaskets developed bad leak aand were replaced with all cost paid by owner.  
38440  

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 55000    
59000 0 Car would not heat while in idle, we bled the hoses from the heater core and it fixed the problem. 
68000 120 Had to replace water pump. 
 
Chevrolet Impala in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 44000    
100000 180 water pump leaking coolant 
 
Chevrolet Impala in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 43000    
80000 172 Check valve for fuel tank vent replaced. Onstar diagnosed 
114000 450 Water pump leaking, serpentine belt and upper and lower radiator hoses also replaced preventively 
152000 485 WATER PUMP SEIZED 
 
Chevrolet Impala in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 19000    
34000 0 Car experienced massive coolant loss. Noticed coolant covering engine and underside of hood. Saw Dex-cool running down the back of the fan/radiator. Dealer pressure tested cooling system and replaced water pump under warranty. Seems OK after repair. 
 
Chevrolet Impala in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 62000    
63000 3200 overheated, blown headgasket 
 

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