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2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 94 repairs.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 72 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2dr Coupe

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Illinois, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2010
Sep 2006

5000 mi

US $2
Power steering noise, dealership replaced p/s hose under warranty, 1 day later, same hose burst upon startup, spilling p/s fluid all over the driveway and engine compartment. towed back to dealership for same repair again. 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Utah, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

19000 mi
Found bad tire pressure sensor in right rear wheel. 
Sep 2009

24000 mi
Moldings were coming off. Had them re-attached 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
Aug 2007 - Feb 2014
Mar 2009

28000 mi
Power steering failed - noticed loud noise when turning wheel, and fluid was leaking under car. Had to keep filling ps reservoir to drive it to dealership. Under warranty, dealer replaced a ps hose and "intermediate steering column." 
Dec 2011

58000 mi
premature paint/finish degradation inside trim failure erroneous messages by the TPMS, erratic & unpredictable failures of the remote start – but we haven’t taken it to the shop because the primary driver of that car isn’t bothered by those failures. 
Nov 2012

63100 mi

US $55
Loud ticking coming from right side of dash. Diagnosed from internet search as a faulty HVAC vent motor. Removed glove box and replaced the bad motor. 
Nov 2013

70600 mi

US $175
Fixed oil leaks that showed up during year three. 
Jan 2014

72000 mi
Paint/finish issues along the pillars between the side windows that appeared within the first 2 years (that never got addressed per warranty). Interior finish problems (the little "Impala" logo over the glove box fell off within the first year). 
Chevrolet Impala in Delaware, United States
- Jul 2006
Jul 2006

7589 mi
Replace side molding that was falling off. 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2010
Mar 2010

82000 mi

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.  Transmission was shifting funny, in particular when shifting into drive after backing up. Dealer rebuilt transmission. 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Oct 2006 - Sep 2011
Apr 2006

2000 mi
remote control receiver was replaced 
Oct 2007

13000 mi
leak in cabin 
Nov 2007

13200 mi
was having a leak problem, have returned for the third time. Dealer kept looking at the sun-roof the first two times. We agrred that it was the roof, it turned out to be in firewall/window shelf area. definately a factory issue which took two weeks to fi leak in cabin 
Jan 2008

15000 mi
CD player stopped working 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 the pro 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 
Sep 2009

31000 mi
intermediate steering shaft replaced 
Dec 2009

31000 mi
Transmission was intermittently slipping. Shop replaced leak in supply lines 
Apr 2011

48000 mi

US $1600
replaced cabin blower, cooling system fluid, front rotors and pads  
Chevrolet Impala in Iowa, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2011

98000 mi

US $800
Bad sensors; replaced 
Jul 2011

106000 mi
"Customer Satisfaction" repair. Replaced power steering hose. No problem had been observed, so was preventative.  
Chevrolet Impala in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Nov 2016
Jun 2009

34000 mi
Intermediate steering shaft clunk TPMS sensor errors Window regulators noisy, Power Seat motor noisy. 
Oct 2014

241000 mi

US $36
Replace oil pressure sending unit 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Nov 2008
Jan 2007

11160 mi
Tire pressure sensors were a big problem with the vehicle, and had to be replaced or reprogrammed every time the oil was changed (about every 3 months). There was usually one that wouldn't be working right after that amount of time. 
Apr 2007

14880 mi
Had the tie rod ends prematurely wear (in my opinion) at about 24,000 kms. I treated the car gently, so I thought it was a bit early. GM said it's normal however and that they were getting newer cars with fewer kms in the shop for the same thing. 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

242-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Delaware, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

76000 mi

US $200
When leaving from a stop, it felt like the trans shifted in to neutral and then slammed back into drive. 
Chevrolet Impala in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Feb 2012

84200 mi

US $183
Waterpump replaced at 83000 miles 
Chevrolet Impala in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Oct 2012

115500 mi

US $50
I have to replace the solenoid for the gear selector. 
Jan 2013

118000 mi

US $524
Power steering hose had a leak which led to the power steering pump failure. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - Jun 2018
Aug 2007

16623 mi
RCDLR module and antenna, RKE Transmitter (Controls TPS, auto start,remotes) Replaced under warranty 
Oct 2007

17730 mi
Emission canister vent solenoid-Replaced under Warranty 
Nov 2007

18268 mi
K7536 Clutch input. R&R transmission, replaced Input housing, resealed and replaced. 
Sep 2009

27280 mi

C $300
Replaced right front/rear door window appliques. Reason: degradation of finish caused by environmental elements. 
Jan 2010

35280 mi

C $1130
Water pump and coolant crossover gaskets developed bad leak aand were replaced with all cost paid by owner.  
Dec 2011

34100 mi

C $400
Clunking steering. Replaced internediate steering shaft with modified GM replacement. 
Feb 2017

43400 mi
Replaced both mufflers. Originals had seam on top and faied at spot weld of seam. 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

38000 mi

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) . Replaced Remote Key-Less Entry receiver and keyfobs. 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

39000 mi
Steering pump excessive noise. Replaced steering pump 
Chevrolet Impala in Iowa, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2012
Dec 2007

35000 mi
Power steering pump was failing and was replaced. Head gasket was leaking not allowing hot air to blow and defrost the windshield. Rubber piece on trunk lid was missing. 2 pieces in the trunk that hold on a plastic piece were missing. Scratch above rear passenger side wheel that was there when I bought the car. Tie rods were replaced and the car was realigned. 
Apr 2008

39000 mi

US $365
The intermediate shaft was replaced. The grease had "evaporated" out I was told. 
Mar 2010

63000 mi

US $209
Tire pressure sensor 
May 2010

65000 mi

US $30
Cooling line fitting. 
Sep 2010

70000 mi

US $375
Water pump replaced. Serpintine belt replaced. 
Mar 2011

77000 mi

US $250
Thermostat replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

87200 mi

US $450
Replaced cooling pump and drive belt due to leak Replace both front control arms w/ ball joints and sway bars with links. 
Chevrolet Impala in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2018
Mar 2014

158000 mi

US $502
The hub containing the ball bearings broke and the bearings were all over the ground. The front passenger's side axle had to be replaced as well. 
Chevrolet Impala in Idaho, United States
May 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2006

500 mi
Replacement of heater lines as part of TSB for reduction of noise coupled into cabin from EVAP Purge Valve operation. Prior to this repair a tapping noise could be heard though the firewall when the EVAP Purge Valve was activated. This noise was just a 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2011
Apr 2010

120000 mi

US $630
Replaced water pump 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

186000 mi

C $100
Brake line was leaking. 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Jul 2006

1520 mi
1. Key could not be removed from ignition - replaced actuator plunger assembly. 2. Squealing Front Pass Door Window - needed to be reset on track and lubed. 
Jul 2007

17600 mi
1. Rear Window Defrost inoperable due to bad ground. 2. Squealing Front Pass Door Window - needed to be reset on track and lubed. 3. Front and Rear Disc Rotors warped - needed to be turned. 4. RKE Fob unlock graphic warn - replaced Fob. 
Chevrolet Impala in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2015
Oct 2013

94700 mi
Radiator was flushed and new coolant was added. The shop instructed me to drive around and carefully monitor it. They said that I MAY need a new radiator. 
Dec 2013

98000 mi

US $350
The water pump was leaking, causing a coolant leak and it was replaced. 
Mar 2015

117000 mi
Oil leak around the oil filter. Persisted through many oil changes. Learned just before car sold that only would have cost about $150 to fix. 
Chevrolet Impala in Indiana, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

161000 mi

US $1450
rebuild transmission 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2015
Apr 2011

140740 mi

C $120
damaged wire to transmission sensor 
Chevrolet Impala in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Apr 2014
Apr 2009

57000 mi
replace power steering hose 
Sep 2009

64000 mi

US $400
steering shaft 
Jul 2010

80000 mi

US $172
Check valve for fuel tank vent replaced. Onstar diagnosed 
Feb 2012

114000 mi

US $450
Water pump leaking, serpentine belt and upper and lower radiator hoses also replaced preventively 
Dec 2013

152000 mi

US $485
WATER PUMP SEIZED 
Chevrolet Impala in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2013
Mar 2011

100000 mi

US $180
water pump leaking coolant 
Jun 2012

124000 mi

US $60
the right outer tie rod end was found to be worn, ordered a new one and installed it. 
Chevrolet Impala in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - May 2010
Feb 2007

7500 mi
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. 
Jun 2008

28000 mi
Vibration/rattle in driver's side dashboard. Removed dash "endcap". Tightened all visible screws and bolts. Replaced "endcap". Vibration/rattle signficantly reduced. 
Aug 2008

30000 mi
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. 
Oct 2008

32000 mi

US $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. 
Nov 2008

34000 mi
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. 
Jun 2009

43000 mi
Prominent buzz coming from driver's side dash. Inserted packing foam into gap between dash and a-pillar. Buzz eliminated. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

143000 mi

US $943
Replaced transmission solenoids 
Chevrolet Impala in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2010
May 2010

67000 mi

US $200
transmission cooler line coupler leaking fluid in driveway drivers side heater didn't heat, ran diagnostic test(75.00), decided it was passenger side actuator valve that needed to be replaced...wanted another 400 dollars to replace due to location in dash. Bought the "Chinese Made" part for 30.00; 
Chevrolet Impala in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
Jan 2011 Car would not heat while in idle, we bled the hoses from the heater core and it fixed the problem. 
Dec 2011

68000 mi

US $120
Had to replace water pump. 
May 2012

72700 mi

US $100
Had to replace the battery. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

45260 mi

C $800
steering shaft was replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Impala in Georgia, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

61000 mi

US $200
Water pump failed causing the drive belt to shred. 
Chevrolet Impala in Georgia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

63000 mi

US $3200
overheated, blown headgasket 
Chevrolet Impala in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

183000 mi

US $75
Water pump leak. Replaced pump. 
Chevrolet Impala in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

151000 mi

US $100
Would not shift into second gear and had to replace transmission the accelerator sensor was bad 

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