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2006 Chevrolet Impala Engine Problems

91 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. 19 of these members (20.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 27 engine repairs to 2006 Chevrolet Impalas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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 2006 Chevrolet Impala problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2006 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

Chart based on 82 repairs.

2006 Chevrolet Impala engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 23 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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2006 Chevrolet Impala

Engine not specified

61000 mi US $200 Water pump failed causing the drive belt to shred. 
82000 US $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

35000 mi   Head gasket was leaking not allowing hot air to blow and defrost the windshield. 
65700 US $30 Cooling line fitting. 
70000   Water pump replaced. Serpintine belt replaced. 
77000   Thermostat replaced 
38000 US $900 Check engine light on (then off, then back on) plus sporadic warnings to tighten gas-cap - which was tight! Needed new sensor(s) . 
17730   Emission canister vent solenoid-Replaced under Warranty 
28100 C $1130 Water pump and coolant crossover gaskets developed bad leak aand were replaced with all cost paid by owner.  

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

59000 mi   Car would not heat while in idle, we bled the hoses from the heater core and it fixed the problem. 
68000 US $120 Had to replace water pump. 
100000 US $180 water pump leaking coolant 
80000 US $172 Check valve for fuel tank vent replaced. Onstar diagnosed 
114000   Water pump leaking, serpentine belt and upper and lower radiator hoses also replaced preventively 
152000   WATER PUMP SEIZED 
34000   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. 
63000 US $3200 overheated, blown headgasket 

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