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Chevrolet Impala Problems and Repair Histories

547 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Impala. 175 of these members (32%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 389 repairs to Chevrolet Impalas--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

35% of the Chevrolet Impala repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 389 repairs.

Chevrolet Impala repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet Impala repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 230 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 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 remote control receiver was replaced 
0 leak in cabin 
0 leak in cabin 
14700 0 Placed car under lemon law prior to fourth repair of leak. Factory sent to another dealer who identified that sunroof water tray was never drilled where hose fits onto fitting. They removed sunroof, drilled the hole and hopefully this will correct problem 
31000 0 intermediate steering shaft replaced 
31000 0 Transmission was intermittently slipping. Shop replaced leak in supply lines 
48000 1600 replaced cabin blower, cooling system fluid, front rotors and pads  
55000  

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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 Power steering pump was failing and was replaced. Head gasket was leaking not allowing hot air to blow and defrost the windshield. Tie rods were replaced and the car was realigned. 
39000 365 The intermediate shaft was replaced. The grease had "evaporated" out I was told. 
63000 209 Tire pressure sensor 
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) . Replaced Remote Key-Less Entry receiver and keyfobs. 
 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 27000    
39000 0 Steering pump excessive noise. Replaced steering pump 
 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Loud engine whine...whine increased/decreased with engine RPM's. Dealer diagnosed as a failure of the power steering pressure hose. Common Impala problem in cold climates. Replaced and repaired per TSB under warranty. 
28000 0 Vibration/rattle in driver's side dashboard. Removed dash "endcap". Tightened all visible screws and bolts. Replaced "endcap". Vibration/rattle signficantly reduced. 
30000 0 Driver's side exterior B-Pillar trim pieces (appliques) delaminating/discoloring. Dealer stated they will look at and confirm it is a workmanship issue and possibly replace under warranty. No immediate action taken at this point. 
32500 500 Vibration and surging while braking-dealer resurfaced all four rotors. Steering wheel off center and vehicle pulled right-dealer performed four-wheel alignment Knock/clunk in steering column-dealer replaced Intermediate Steering Shaft under warranty. 
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. 
43000 0 Prominent buzz coming from driver's side dash. Inserted packing foam into gap between dash and a-pillar. Buzz eliminated. 
 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 62000    
64000 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. 
64000 100 Right front wheel bearing was noisy. 
79000 2078 Transmission slipped, planetary gears and clutches damaged. 
93300 850 RELPLACED 4 STRUTS AND 2 LOWER CONTROL ARMS 
100000 150 RESONATOR REPLACED 
111000 110 replaced left front wheel bearing 
112000  

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
500 This car needed a major tune up right after the warrantee expired. This included spark plugs and wires, as well as clean out of the throttle body. In addition, while changing the spark plugs, the place where the plug goes in needed to be rethreaded due t 
52000 850 Auto needed new rotors on all wheels.  
64300 400 Car needed new coolant hoses and a transmission flush. 
 

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