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2008 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 148 repairs.
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2008 Chevrolet Impala repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (37%)

Chart based on 134 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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2008 Chevrolet Impala

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Chevrolet Impala in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

76000 mi

US $100
A relay for the A/C was malfunctioning. 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

73000 mi

US $120
Passenger side back door lock wouldn't operate, only could work it manually- replaced the solenoid. 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2013

67500 mi
alternator failed 
Nov 2013

68700 mi

US $800
routine maint and had to have A/C motors for vents replaced 
Dec 2014

82000 mi

US $107
Oil pressure switch- sensor went bad 
Aug 2016

89000 mi

US $600
Tie rod ends worn out, left wheel hub bearings worn out 
May 2017

96000 mi

US $400
Up grade brakes 
Chevrolet Impala in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2011

78000 mi
Air conditioning interior flapper door (inside/outside air flap) actuator failed. 
Mar 2012

102000 mi

US $1285
Replaced both front wheel bearings Worn parts 
Jul 2012

112000 mi

US $300
Relay switch for radiator fan was bad. 
Jan 2013

162500 mi

US $2674
Transmission failed, required a complete rebuild and replacement of Torque converter and valve plate 
Feb 2013

133300 mi
Transmission repair failed after ~5000 miles. Shop repaired under warrenty 
May 2013

142200 mi

US $225
Transmission/Key ignition interlock wiring broke. Had to pull console to repair wire so that Ignition key can be removed from ignition. 
Nov 2013

156000 mi

US $90
Replaced oil pressure sensor. 
Mar 2014

168000 mi

US $10
Replaced fuse for the rear window defroster 
Aug 2014

182000 mi

US $160
O2 sensor 
Dec 2014

193000 mi

US $911
Battery leaked, needed both positive and negative battery cables, new battery and clean up of acid spill on car 
Mar 2015

201000 mi
Tire Pressure sensor needed to be replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

233-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Feb 2014
Sep 2010

101000 mi

US $1400
Right front wheel bearing bad, hub replaced $450.00. Actuator for left rear door replaced, $175.00 Parking/emergency brake doesn't hold well- shop "adjusted cable". Brake still doesn't hold well. 
Jul 2011

141000 mi

US $370
Leaking coolant, replaced "cross over" gaskets.Note, all 07 & 08 Impalas have major rear suspension problem, ruins rear tires. Class action suit, see USA Today, 7/06/11, page 4B.  
Oct 2011

148000 mi

US $350
check engine light came on again replace solenoid in evaporation tank. replace oxygen sensor. 
May 2013

224000 mi

US $200
Replace broken sway bar connections. 
Jun 2013

228000 mi
Front end wouldn't hold alignment. Replace camber adjustment kits, both front wheels. 
Sep 2013

239000 mi

US $550
Replace front wheel hub. 
Dec 2013

249000 mi

US $1033
Replace failed fuel pump & sensor 
Chevrolet Impala in Missouri, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2014
Sep 2011

44000 mi

US $125
Driver's seatbelt button malfunctioned. The buckle wouldn't catch in the locking mechanism. Mechanic said spring wasn't working in the catching mechanism and replaced it. It's working fine. 
Aug 2012

58000 mi
Leak in Transmission system which needed to be repaired. 
Feb 2013

58000 mi

US $125
Pressure gauge and tire sensor repaired-front right and mounts repaired-front left tire. 
Mar 2014

58000 mi

US $695
Both wheel bearing and stabilizing bar had gone bad. (Mainly from not driving vehicle - seal leaked and eroded. Also oil change and tire rotation. NO REPAIR COMPLETED AT THIS TIME. Will need to drive it more. 
Chevrolet Impala in Indiana, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

99000 mi

US $300
Door locking system 
Chevrolet Impala in Alberta, Canada
May 2010 - Dec 2017
Sep 2011

63240 mi

C $200
driver door handle fell apart could still open door but had to hold outside of it in to get it to work  
Jun 2012

77500 mi

C $900
Alternator went had to order one out of the U.S.A. prices was horrible $700 for the part, 80 to ship it 125 to instasl (no bad as they did scan of system as well ) took 3 days to get parts 
Oct 2013

100000 mi

C $450
shifting rough serviced transmission and put in synthetic oil better but still rough shifts leaking CV seal at transaxle 
Oct 2014

119000 mi
Hard shifts no one will say they can fix it for sure so still guessing 
Dec 2014

125240 mi

C $350
Struts were leaking on the front so I changed them out myself 
Feb 2015

128740 mi
Electric locks not always opening all doors different doors 
Apr 2017

178560 mi

C $75
3 door locks quit working took a chance and bought used electric door locks from pick a part so far so good 
Sep 2017

187240 mi

C $230
Broken wire 
Dec 2017

190960 mi

C $800
Sunroof exploded insurance wanted to put in used one I went with a new one 
Chevrolet Impala in Missouri, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

80000 mi

US $334
Replaced EVAP system solenoid purge valve located next to the fuel filler neck. Replaced two power door locks (passenger front and driver rear). Replaced power mirror switch. 
Mar 2011

87000 mi
Noticed rear wheels didn't seem lined up right. Wheel alignment shop verified, and necessary adjustments were beyond stock ability. Installed magna-cam bolts to correct both rear camber and one rear toe. 
Apr 2011

89300 mi

US $1066
Air conditioning compressor failure. $1,066 A/C compressor failure. Replaced compressor and orifice tube, flushed system. 
Oct 2011

107000 mi

US $185
Been noticing a roar from the rear for the past couple of months. Roar got significantly worse the week before. Found driver-side rear wheel could be rocked in-and-out about 1/2 inch. Replaced wheel bearing assembly. Roar gone. 
Dec 2011

111000 mi

US $590
Steering felt unstable, car didn't track true, was jittery going down the road. Took car into shop for wheel alignment and tire rotation, mechanic identified both front wheel bearings failing and permitted me to verify. Bearings replaced. 
Sep 2012

136000 mi

US $350
Replaced the original struts. 
Nov 2014

198000 mi

US $200
Replaced starter. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2007

10 mi
Purchased new. Overhead console eyeglass holder compartment latch broken, power steering fluid low, air in four tires low, washer fluid reservoir almost empty. 
Jan 2008

999 mi
Air bag system malfunctioned requiring wiring repair. Dual-zone HVAC repaired according to a campaign to fix system (Instrument panel cluster reprogramed). 
Apr 2009

12048 mi
Driver seat bottom cushion cover replaced because leather cover was separating. 
Jul 2009

15801 mi
Left front door lock actuator latch assembly replaced because door would not lock/unlock with remote or using door switch. 
Nov 2009

19030 mi
A/C odor foul - afterblow module kit installed by dealer per TSB. Broken right front seat lumbar adjustor replaced. Erratic cruise control system repaired by reprogramming the car's computer. 
Dec 2009

19940 mi
Engine crankshaft seal leaking oil. Power steering return line leaking fluid. Both repaired by dealer under warranty. 
Jan 2010

21555 mi
"Service Air Bag" warning + chime activated. Right front seat belt assembly replaced due to defective pre-tensioner (no accident/damage). 
Apr 2010

24120 mi
While driving with a/c on low fan speed, fan speed would change to high speed for 8-10 seconds, then return to low speed. Dealer stated they could find "no codes". No repair performed. Problem continues. 
Sep 2010

28000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitor System not functioning correctly - incorrect tire pressure displayed. Compass would not hold calibration. Driver door outside handle replaced (broken). 
Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
- Jan 2009
Jan 2009

32924 mi
Heater blowing cold air, thermostat replaced. 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Impala in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $400
Vapor canister 
Jan 2015

65800 mi

US $50
Windshield wiper motor 
Jun 2015

70000 mi

US $250
Muffler 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

62000 mi

US $500
New rotors and pads 
Apr 2017

60000 mi

US $250
Bushing failed. 
Chevrolet Impala in Iowa, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2017
Jun 2014

98000 mi

US $1
Could not shift out of park. 
Chevrolet Impala in Indiana, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

119000 mi

US $100
Air pump failed 
Chevrolet Impala in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

65000 mi

US $233
Steering pump needed to be replaced 
Apr 2014

65000 mi

US $291
the little door that changes from outside airflow to recirculate air started to make a fast clicking sound. needed to replace actuator as plastic teeth became stripped. 
Chevrolet Impala in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
May 2010

59000 mi

US $65
Turned front rotors & four wheel alignment 
Chevrolet Impala in Alabama, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2017
Jan 2016

109000 mi

US $1000
Alignment, was very difficult had to machine parts. Replace door locks. Tires warn unevenly. 
Chevrolet Impala in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

110000 mi

US $5
Traction control breaking sensor reported a problem. 
Chevrolet Impala in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2016
Oct 2015

69000 mi
ventilation actuator Engine leaking coolant 
Chevrolet Impala in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

99000 mi

US $267
Passenger side front Hub Bearing replaced. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

C $300
gas pedal sensor car failed to start. (replaced starter and/or alternator.) 
Chevrolet Impala in Utah, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Passenger side locking mechanism needed replacement 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Nov 2013
Mar 2010

47203 mi

US $1154
Replace the Wiper motor and BCM (body contorl module) caused by a short in the wiper motor circuit board. Chevy will not warranty. Beyond normal warranty. Dealer mis diagnosed the problem the first time. 
Oct 2010

61000 mi

US $200
Check Engine light Diagnosed as Failed cannister vent solenoid. Dealer performed repair while car was on lift of oil change. Very satisfied with dealer not with car reliabilty 
Dec 2010

65000 mi

US $450
Wipers stayed on Repeat from March 2010. Dealer replaced BCM at that time after misdignosed wiper motor. Again same diagnosis but found out Fuse breaker panel under hood affected by environment. GM did nothing. Not covered by warranty 
May 2011

77000 mi

US $368
B/u light & 3rd Brake light not working. Caused by broken wire dealer caused when replaceing either the fuse panel or BCM. Claims that I am responsible because it took to long for me to bring back car. 
Aug 2011

86541 mi

US $394
Replaced right front wheel bearing cartridge. Replaced right front wheel bearing cartridge. 
Oct 2011

88575 mi

US $297
Replaced left front wheel bearing cartridge Replaced left front wheel bearing cartridge 
Mar 2012

101000 mi

US $100
car would not start. Battery dead. Original lasted 4 years. 
Jun 2012

110000 mi
Bearing noise coming from front end. Thought front wheel bearings replaced in January bad. Not Transmission sounds like a noisy ring & pinion gear set. 
Aug 2012

114800 mi

US $100
Right front wheel bearing failed after 1 year service. Mechanic replaced the bearing at no charge. I paid the labor for installation. 
May 2013

136400 mi

US $120
Front wheel bearing on right side failed in less than 6 months Replaced with different brand than Timken 
Chevrolet Impala in Michigan, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

61000 mi
Some sensor in the exhaust system failed. Replaced in about 15 minutes. Covered under GM Majorguard extended warranty 
Chevrolet Impala in Wisconsin, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2017
Apr 2012

23000 mi

US $120
It needed a 4 wheel alignment because the dealer found that the tires were wearing a little funny. Needed a rear cam bolt to do the job. 
Aug 2014

34000 mi

US $312
Check engine light came on. Took it in to the dealer. Dealer ended up replacing the vent solenoid and the harness for it. 
Chevrolet Impala in Alabama, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2012

38200 mi

US $80
Running 1.5 quarts low on oil. Sensors checked out ok. Oil change and filter. Monitoring oil level for next 3 to 4 weeks before any further repair. 
Dec 2014

43000 mi
Had tires installed wtih Alignment 1st of December. Started hearing rattling noise. One of screws/bolts loosened to adjust alignment had been left loose, Problem fixed with tightening of all screws/bolts. 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2016
May 2012

87900 mi
Had a coolant leak that was hard to track down.Looked like it was coming from the rear head gasket.took it to my local dealer to have it diagnosed.Turned out to be o rings on coolant crossover tube.Fixed under warranty.I'm happy 
Jul 2013

111000 mi

US $1500
rear head gasket leaking.replaced both head gaskets.started out with a slight rise in temp.then a good size leak right after car was turned off.didnt notice any tell tale white exhaust or smell burning oil.very expensive.not happy 
May 2014

130000 mi

US $80
check engine light said "emissions leak large." it was the evap solenoid next to gas tank. one bolt and twenty minutes later i was done. wish all repairs were this easy. 
Jan 2015

108000 mi

US $30
replaced windshield washer pump.hard to get to.remove headlight it can be accessed from there 
Jan 2016

165000 mi

US $72
dash warning came on with "engine reduced power"and traction warning light came on.turns out it was the gas pedal which has electrical position sensor.it cost 72.00 and took ten minutes for me to replace.just two bolts and one plug.easy job 
Chevrolet Impala in New Brunswick, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2017
Aug 2011

62620 mi

C $297
Initial difficulty refueling vehicle, few days later check engine light set, diagnosis cost $109.95, replaced evap. vent solenoid, part cost $97.95 plus labor. Dealer advised not covered under emission warranty as 96,691 km. at time. 
May 2012

86940 mi

C $390
replaced lf lower ball joint,and lr sway bar link.cost for these items$390.46. 
Oct 2012

101420 mi

C $135
replaced blower motor at 166000 km,purchased part and installed myself 
Dec 2012

109120 mi

C $148
front crankshaft seal leaking, oil ruined front motor mount, and lower transmission cooling line leaking. total cost $700.00, dealer covered all but $147.87 under warranty. 
May 2013

124620 mi

C $268
replaced lower control arm bushing check engine light and message reduced power,service traction control. scanned,codep2138. replaced accelerator pedal position sensor(app sensor). 
Jul 2013

129520 mi
check engine light now on ,appears evap. canister solenoid again (second time). will replace myself. 
Feb 2014

154640 mi

C $492
dealer replaced right front wheel bearing at no cost as had replaced previously fe.14,2013 at a cost of $311.00 replaced right front axle shaft. had noticed noise for several days, independant garage said strut mount, cv joint seperated when turning to right/ require tow to shop 
Mar 2014

156860 mi

C $735
replaced rear struts as right rear strut failed. noticed harsh impact from rear of car ,checked car not level . 
May 2014

162440 mi

C $422
replaced both outer tie rod ends replaced both transmission cooler lines and both fittings at transmission 
Chevrolet Impala in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2014
Sep 2008

30000 mi

US $850
Torque converter was replaced under warranty at 30,000 miles 
Jan 2012

110000 mi

US $85
Had to replace gasket between oil filter housing and engine block 
Feb 2013

124000 mi

US $85
Changed O-Rings on Transmission Cooler Lines that were leaking badly 
Mar 2013

133000 mi

US $600
Front Wheel Bearing / Hub Assemblies went bad and had to be replaced. 
Jul 2013

138700 mi

US $165
Engine Oil Pressure sensor went bad. 
Dec 2013

145000 mi

US $175
Replaced one actuator. Still have two to replace. 
May 2014

149000 mi

US $600
blower motor went bad 
Jun 2014

149000 mi

US $600
Had to replace complete power steering pump and hoses. All were leaking badly. An oil leak was not fixed. 
Chevrolet Impala in Indiana, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2013

124500 mi

US $25
Rear defroster not working. Connector melted underneath the carpet. Cut wires and placed an inline fuse holder. 
Feb 2013

106700 mi

US $140
Power door lock actuator left rear door 
Dec 2013

128000 mi

US $100
tire pressure sensor in right front tire went bad 
Jan 2015

143000 mi

US $130
tire pressure monitor on one wheel went bad 
Chevrolet Impala in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2017
Jun 2010

26000 mi
trunk struts replaced 
Aug 2011

45000 mi

US $80
Could not close trunk- both struts broken, 2nd time this happened. Replaced with 3rd party struts, slightly longer than GM's. 
Apr 2012

56000 mi

US $128
Emissions error, fuel system. Replaced gas cap again with new one. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi

US $130
emissions error, diagnostics, replaced fuel cap AGAIN 
Sep 2014

82000 mi

US $550
Terrible noise like a semiautomatic gun going off continually. A $2.00 part failed in the HVAC duct controls and cost $500 to tear dashboard apart and replace. 
Mar 2015

90000 mi

US $125
Trunk struts failed for the 4th time! Replaced them again!! 
Jun 2015

92000 mi

US $125
Trunk struts broke again. Told that there is a plastic limiter missing on each hinge. So far, no one can find a pair. 
Sep 2015

92000 mi
Trunk support strut failed again. Replaced under warranty. Discovered that trunk hinges will have to be replaced, as they are responsible for the failure of struts. Dealer did not know about this. Just replacing struts will not fix the pro. 
Dec 2015

93000 mi

US $220
Trunk hinges worn so that trunk moves too far when opening, breaking ends of struts off. 
Jun 2016

96000 mi

US $1200
Could not allign. Repl worn out hubs Big clunks. Sway bar attachments broke off, repl. 
Sep 2016

96000 mi

US $130
rat a tat noise. Replaced bad air mixer motor. This did not fix problem for more than a day. Shop ordered another motor, says it was defective. 
Oct 2016

97000 mi
Damper motor defective, noisy 
Chevrolet Impala in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
May 2012

67200 mi

US $18
Took car for oil leak on manifold and heads. Dealer said no oil leak but antifreeze leak from filler neck. They changed gasket under powertrain warranty 
Sep 2012

68000 mi
Transmission was slipping from stop when cold. Had been doing this occasionally for some time. Traded it in. 
Chevrolet Impala in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2014
May 2013

190000 mi

US $150
brakes done as well as wheel bearing 

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