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2002 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 80 repairs.
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2002 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (32%)

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Chart based on 63 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Florida, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2012
Sep 2011

122200 mi
While driving, I noticed the engine was running roughly. I tested the ignition coils and noticed that two were beginning to fail. I replaced these using pre-owned coils obtained from a friend for free. 
Nov 2011

128000 mi
The radiator fans stopped turning. I checked the motor and one is burnt out and the other is not but they do not work independently. I have not repaired because the engine will not overheat in the winter if I don't use air conditioning. 
Dec 2011

132000 mi
Seatbelt light comes on at odd times. I have not fixed this and do not intend to. It seems to be ok if I push the seatbelt in. Driver's side lock cylinder refused to turn with a key (although I could unlock from other side) maybe because of cold, low humidity or possibly due to wear. I didn't fix it and after a few days it started working again. 
May 2012

134900 mi

US $80
Replaced radiator fan due to fan no longer working. 
Chevrolet Impala in Illinois, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2014
May 2011

48000 mi

US $520
replaced upper intake gasket, flushed dexcool out 
Jul 2014

69000 mi
The steering was cracking every time I would turn a corner. The security system could not be fixed. The automatic lighting shorted out so lights would flash on and off at night. The fan sensor would not work so car would over heat all the time. Fan sensor was replaced and still would not work. The computer was replaced the car still wouldn't run right. 
Chevrolet Impala in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

81000 mi

US $150
Plastic elbow from intake manifold to belt tensioner assembly cracked, leaked antifreeze Valve cover gaskets leaking oil onto exhaust manifold causing smoking from under hood. Risk of fire. Replaced valve cover gaskets. 
Jun 2012

83000 mi

US $350
Code P0300 Random/multiple cylinder misfire. Replaced Mass Air Flow Sensor, Spark plugs, Spark plug wires, Fuel filter, PCV valve, Camshaft position Sensor. Real Problem was Ignition Control Module which has no specific code if bad. 
Nov 2012

85000 mi

US $50
ABS light on. Found to be short in wiring harness to right front wheel speed sensor. Purchased new section of wiring harness that goes from right front wheel speed sensor & spliced into main wiring harness. 
Chevrolet Impala in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2014
Mar 2009

85000 mi

US $500
Replaced resonator. 
Nov 2010

90000 mi

US $45
Replaced hazard switch Window regulator replacement (driver's side, front) 
Oct 2012

106300 mi

US $700
Upper and lower intake manifold gaskets, spark plugs, wires, valve cover gasket 
Oct 2013

114300 mi

US $200
Front hubs/wheel-bearings were bad. Replaced wheel bearings. Sway bar link bad on front driver's side. Replaced both driver's and passenger's side links. 
Aug 2014

122900 mi

US $15
Driver's window switch failed. 
Oct 2014

125000 mi
Original struts need replacement. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
Feb 2014

116000 mi

US $500
plugged catalytic converter replaced lower control arms 
Sep 2014

122000 mi

US $20
engine started running rough and stalled. Check engine lite indicated mass air flow sensor. Removed and cleaned senor with mass airflow sensor cleaner. Runs fine since 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Jan 2015 - Aug 2016
May 2016

53000 mi
Finally fixed the Passlock Security issue that would cause car not start up at times. Needed to take out the ignition switch and clean the contacts 
Chevrolet Impala in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
Aug 2014

131600 mi

US $145
Replaced the Alernator 
Chevrolet Impala in Iowa, United States
Apr 2016 - Feb 2017
Jun 2016

136000 mi

US $16
Replaced hazard flasher switch. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

140740 mi

C $95
Repaired a hole in exhaust pipe located after the resonator. 
Jul 2015

145240 mi

C $227
Had to replace evap control valve solenoid in order to pass emissions test. 
Jun 2016

168640 mi
Needs a new catalytic converter. 
Chevrolet Impala in Oregon, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2010

110000 mi

US $1336
Leaking Intake Manifold Gasket Replaced leaking axle boot. Replaced both transmission cooler lines Water and condensation in both headlight assemblies. 
Apr 2011

114800 mi

US $1456
ABS and trac control malfunction - replaced both front wheel hub assemblies. 
Aug 2011

119000 mi

US $2295
Frequent activation of Traction control system for no apparent reason. Barely noticeable rough shifting. Computer diagnostic indicated transmissions problems. Transmission rebuilt. 
Feb 2012

122100 mi

US $179
ABS and Traction Control lights come on 
Apr 2012

124000 mi

US $1987
Oil leak ABS and Traction Control lights come on 
Jul 2012

125800 mi

US $517
Car suffered intermittent stutters in engine power, usually at cruising highway speed. After a week, Check Engine light came on. Computer indicated Fuel Air sensor. 
Jun 2013

136000 mi

US $1173
Losing power on hills. High rev but no power. Power steering fluid leak Replaced front axel 
Oct 2013

140200 mi

US $110
Oil pressure sending unit cause leaking oil 
Aug 2014

145900 mi
catalytic converter needs replacement 
Chevrolet Impala in Maryland, United States
- May 2009
Oct 2006

7000 mi

US $800
Both headlights have severe condensation. To pass inspection they needed to be clear - headlamp assembly was $400 ea. Instead we took them apart, wiped them out, and passed insp. Since then they are fogged over again. Lame! 
Apr 2009

40000 mi

US $10
Blown fuses to the 12V outlets front and back. DIY replacement. 
May 2009

43000 mi

US $85
replaced right axle (CV joint) Cost is part only - labor was DIY. 
Chevrolet Impala in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jul 2013
Mar 2010

116560 mi

C $200
Jul 2013

184760 mi

C $500
wiring to wheel sensors 
Chevrolet Impala in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

76000 mi

US $983
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Nov 2010
Apr 2007

68000 mi

US $550
I brought the car to have tires installed and an alignment. They found a worn drivers side tie rod and both front wheel bearing packs worn out. These bearings are supposed to last for the life of the vehicle. Totally unacceptible!Not under warrantee. 
Chevrolet Impala in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

79000 mi

US $300
new windshield, cracked from flexing 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2012
Apr 2011

125000 mi

US $600
Front struts and springs 

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2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Massachusetts, United States
- Feb 2005
Feb 2005

49000 mi

US $10000
head gasket blown twice was under warranty 
Chevrolet Impala in Massachusetts, United States
May 2017 - Jul 2017
Jun 2017

90000 mi

US $15
Installed water deflector over cabin air filter to stop leaking of water into interior. Also repaired corroded wire to amplifier that was caused by extended exposure to water. 
Chevrolet Impala in Texas, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

34500 mi

US $1400
Head and intake gaskets had to be replaced due to coolant leakage. Was one year out of warranty but less than 36,000 miles. General Motors was no help. Talked to a clerk in Washington state? No one from GM cares and they don't make this engine any mor 
Chevrolet Impala in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

192700 mi

US $287
New fuel pump 
Chevrolet Impala in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2012
Jun 2010

101000 mi

US $648
Chevrolet Impala in Washington, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

79600 mi

US $440
Security system lock out prevented car from starting. This had been ongoing for 11 months.They scanned codes & installed 10350647 SL-N-MODULE. Did NOT fix the problem. I returned & they replaced pass lock sensor.Billed an additional $200 
Chevrolet Impala in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

77500 mi

C $500
Wiper does not home correctly, ends in vertical position 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2007 - Oct 2011
Apr 2007

93000 mi

C $800
replace faulty gasket 
Mar 2010

137640 mi

C $100
replace resonator 
Jun 2010

146320 mi

C $400
engine light came on did an OBD2 meter check for code and found out it was emissions spoke with a mechanic to find out it was catalytic converter 
Jul 2010

146320 mi

C $110
engine light came on, reading now says missing cylinder 1 replaced coil packs with used from wrecker. Engine light came back on and now says misfire on cylinder 5. Have not yet fixed  
Aug 2010

147520 mi

C $170
replaced coil pack plugs and wires 
Apr 2011

161200 mi

C $1300
would not start told it was ignition then BCM. 
Oct 2011

167400 mi
transmission totally burned out in September 
Chevrolet Impala in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2010

78000 mi

US $550
Replaced for second time ignition switch - security system does not allow car to start because of defect in ignition system 
Jan 2011

95200 mi

US $650
Check engine light on - replaced thermostat. Replaced lower control arm bushings due to thump under car. 
Oct 2015

98300 mi
Fluid not getting to brakes 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
Jul 2011

179500 mi

US $150
Discovered front driver-side coil spring was broken, and the car was slightly lowered on that side as a result. Replaced entire strut. Front passenger-side coil spring had hopped the seat as well, replaced around the same time.  
Dec 2011

184000 mi

US $480
Both rear struts replaced because of broken coil springs. Front left outer tie rod end worn and replaced as well. Cracked exhaust resonator replaced. 
Jul 2014

198000 mi
Blown rear headgasket resulting in numerous other repairs. 

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2002 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2015
Feb 2015

294300 mi

US $300
Muffler needed replaced and another part broke off so more had to be replaced 

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