2006 Chevrolet Impala Chevrolet Impala 2006

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2006 Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

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 (3%)

Chart based on 91 repairs.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Chevrolet Impala

Engine not specified

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.  
61000 mi

US $200
Water pump failed causing the drive belt to shred. 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

241000 mi

US $36
Replace oil pressure sending unit 
98000 mi

US $800
Bad sensors; replaced 
71300 mi

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

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

242-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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) . 
183000 mi

US $75
Water pump leak. Replaced pump. 
17730 mi Emission canister vent solenoid-Replaced under Warranty 
28100 mi

C $1130
Water pump and coolant crossover gaskets developed bad leak aand were replaced with all cost paid by owner.  
84500 mi

US $183
Waterpump replaced at 83000 miles 
35000 mi Head gasket was leaking not allowing hot air to blow and defrost the windshield. 
65700 mi

US $30
Cooling line fitting. 
70000 mi

US $375
Water pump replaced. Serpintine belt replaced. 
77000 mi

US $250
Thermostat replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

87500 mi

US $450
Replaced cooling pump and drive belt due to leak 
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 
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. 
120000 mi

US $630
Replaced water pump 
151000 mi

US $100
the accelerator sensor was bad 
140740 mi

C $120
damaged wire to transmission sensor 
80000 mi

US $172
Check valve for fuel tank vent replaced. Onstar diagnosed 
114000 mi

US $450
Water pump leaking, serpentine belt and upper and lower radiator hoses also replaced preventively 
152000 mi

US $485
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. 
63000 mi

US $3200
overheated, blown headgasket 
59000 mi Car would not heat while in idle, we bled the hoses from the heater core and it fixed the problem. 
68000 mi

US $120
Had to replace water pump. 
100000 mi

US $180
water pump leaking coolant 
95300 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. 
98000 mi

US $350
The water pump was leaking, causing a coolant leak and it was replaced. 
118000 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. 

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