2001 Chevrolet Impala Problems and Repair Histories

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2001 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (20%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (7%)

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Chart based on 55 repairs.

2001 Chevrolet Impala repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 28 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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2001 Chevrolet Impala

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Chevrolet Impala in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Sep 2010

310000 mi

US $90
Replace o rings on transmission Cooling lines. 
Dec 2010

310000 mi
The intake plenum exploded and the engine caught fire at 321,000 miles. 

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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2015
May 2011

171500 mi

US $345
Left front wheel bearing and outer tie rod replaced. However, repairman damaged the CV boot when doing the repair (I discovered the damage next day & convinced shop to repair...free of charge.) 
Jul 2012

193700 mi

US $340
I kept getting a vibration when I accelerated (usually more above 40 mph. When I let off the gas pedal & coasted, the vibration went away. The dealer said i had a bad transmission. Turss out it was a bad CV axle (I replaced both and a hub 
May 2013

203300 mi

US $320
Intake manifold had a minor leak. i wanted to get repaired before it became worse. While in there, we also replaced the plenum (upper intake) gasket, valve cover gaskets, fuel injector o-rings, and thermostat. About $140 for parts 7 $180. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

75620 mi

C $200
Brake line became loose. Line was replaced and reattached. 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Sep 2010

93000 mi

US $250
Car stalled randomly, sometimes while driving 40 mph, sometimes after accelerating from a stop. Mechanic replaced the Crankshaft Sensor after experiencing the issue and pulling the codes. 
Jul 2011

99000 mi
Driver side front wheel squealing - likely bad wheel hub. ABS/Traction light illuminates. 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. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

72540 mi

C $638
Brakes. One front rotor, two rear rotors, one rear pad, and two rear calipers. 
Jan 2011

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. 
Chevrolet Impala in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Oct 2010

108700 mi

US $1100
Intake leaking coolant. Bad electronics connection with abs system causing abs to activate when it shouldn't. Transmission pressure sensor/ valve bad. Causing rough, improper shifts. Possible issues with traction control caused by this as well. 
Jul 2011

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.  
Chevrolet Impala in Washington, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2015
Aug 2011

108000 mi

US $410
Fuel tank pressure sensor became defective causing constant check engine light. Sensor repaired whcih required dismounting gas tank. 
May 2013

123300 mi

US $483
Coolant leak caused by defective water pump. Replaced Water Pump. 

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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2010

110320 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing worn out - bearing replaced. 
Jun 2012

133920 mi

C $980
Right rear wheel bearing broken, bearing replaced Left rear wheel bearing loose, bearing replaced Front right outer tie rod end very loose, part replaced Both front control arm bushings broken, bushings replaced 
Jul 2014

157860 mi

C $100
A/C wasn't working, recharged. 
Nov 2014

161660 mi

C $1000
Sway bar was broken on one side, replaced. Tie-rod end very loose, replaced Other minor suspension components were loose or worn out, replaced 
Mar 2015

164300 mi

C $1300
Brake lines burst, lines entirely replaced Right front strut severely damaged, left front strut very worn, struts replaced. 
May 2015

165500 mi

C $100
A/C not working, diagnosed to be a faulty compressor. 
Chevrolet Impala in North Dakota, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

62000 mi
Coolant Sensor broken. This was repaired under warranty by a Chevy dealer once before but, broke again soon after. This other Chevy dealer decided to replace it and charge me for another repair and parts. Wheel bearing seals were out on two wheels. The dealership decided to replace the bearings. The dealership discovered the brakes and rotors were worn considerably. Both items were replaced. 
Nov 2011

64000 mi

US $50
The steel cable that connects to the power window regulator frayed and snapped. This caused the driver side window to fall into the door. The motor assembly and cable come as one piece and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2012

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. 
Nov 2012

69000 mi

US $1000
The valve body in the transmission is starting to stick, causing the transmission to shift erratically or not at all. Chose not to repair and will probably be getting rid of this vehicle. 
Dec 2012

69000 mi
Sticking valve body in the transmission. 
Chevrolet Impala in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

164000 mi

US $650
Leak in oil pan and front main seal 

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Repair Histories

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