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2004 Chevrolet Impala Problems and Repair Histories

56 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. 27 of these members (48.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 68 repairs to 2004 Chevrolet Impalas--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

29% of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 18% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 68 repairs.

2004 Chevrolet Impala repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 62% between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 29 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.

2004 Chevrolet Impala

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Chevrolet Impala in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 3000    
4000 50 unreliable as to when car starts properly, fixed with new ignition chip 
 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 57000    
72000 475 Transmission dropped into neutral when stopped at a light. Trans. was dropped and a new solenoid was installed. 
92000 400 Speedometer and tachometer stopped working. Entire instrument cluster had to be replaced. 
113000 0 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. 
130000  
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  
Chevrolet Impala in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Front right hub replaced 
0 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. 
93000 0 Replaced transmission. 
94000 0 Bad fuel injector. 
 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 64480    
65380 150 replaced water pump 
66960 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. 
68200 300 muffler 
Chevrolet Impala in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 207000    
220000 165 Replaced wheel hubs on front - the one on the passenger side was under warranty from last yr. Third time now since buying vehicle on the passenger side -least it was still under warranty 
235000  
Chevrolet Impala in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 47000    
48000 100 Drivers window motor cable broke. 
55000 124 Drivers side passenger power window failed. Had to replace the power window assembly. 
64700 0 car would not start. Good bat. Dealer could not duplicate. This is intermittent. 
68000  
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 LOOSE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR REAR DEFROSTER. PUSHED CLIP TIGHT MYSELF AND CORRECTED PROBLEM. 
0 DIAGNOSE AND REPLACE BOTH REAR BRAKE ROTORS DUE TO HEAVY DELAMINATION, NEC TO REPLACE PADS DUE TO UNEVEN WEAR. REPLACED ONE REAR LEFT BRAKE HUB DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUN OUT. COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. 
0 DEALER LUBED INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT PER TECHNICAL BULLETIN 
123 BRAKE PULSATION. DIAG AND RESURFACE BOTH FRT ROTORS AT NO CHARGE. SERVICE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER SLIDES AND REPLACED FRT BRAKE PADS. STILL PULSATE AT 30754 MILES. RESURFACE BOTH REAR ROTORS N/C. RE-BALANCE FRT WHEELS, ALIGNMENT CHECKED OK. 
8 HEAVY WATER ACCUMULATION FRONT PASSENGER FLOOR AREA UNDER GLOVE BOX-REPLACED CABIN AIR FILTER DEFLECTOR STRIP MYSELF. GM PART IS 10388810. CABIN AIR FILTER WAS REPLACED AT 8000 MILES AND 30180 MILES. FILTER COST $28.90. FRAM # C25245 
0 Lower transmission cooler line slight leaking from pressed crimped metal end near rubber hose end. 
59000 250 new front and rear brake pads and rotors, normal wear 
71000 1900 replaced lower radiator hose, antifreeze flushed 
 
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. 
 
Chevrolet Impala in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 75000    
76000 450 Problem with Dexcool gelling, went in for flush noticed that water pump had evidence of leaking. R&R water pump and thermostat while having complete system flush to get rid of gelled dexcool. Check engine light, code leaky fuel vapor system. Diagnosed as possibly due to aftermarket locking gas cap.  
93000  

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