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Chevrolet Impala repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 82 repairs.
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Chevrolet Impala repair cost distribution

$2500+ (21%)

$1000 - $2499 (79%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 47 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

78120 mi

C $1250
Brake master cylinder jammed with debris and one of the calipers was seized from a botched brake job prior purchasing the car. 

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2009 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

233-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

169000 mi

US $1000
Worn out/broken, Bars replaced. Right Front Bearing Worn out and replaced. Rear Brakes Replaced, Calipers were semi frozen and replaced. Evap Canister Replaced. Engine light still on. 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $1285
Replaced both front wheel bearings Worn parts 
112000 mi

US $300
Relay switch for radiator fan was bad. 
89000 mi

US $2674
Transmission failed, required a complete rebuild and replacement of Torque converter and valve plate 
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. 
182000 mi

US $160
O2 sensor 
193000 mi

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

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

233-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
89300 mi

US $1066
A/C compressor failure. Replaced compressor and orifice tube, flushed system. 
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. 
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. 
136000 mi

US $350
Replaced the original struts. 
198000 mi

US $200
Replaced starter. 
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. 
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.  
148000 mi

US $350
replace oxygen sensor. 
224000 mi

US $200
Replace broken sway bar connections. 
239000 mi

US $550
Replace front wheel hub. 
249000 mi

US $1033
Replace failed fuel pump & sensor 

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

56000 mi

US $128
Emissions error, fuel system. Replaced gas cap again with new one. 
57000 mi

US $130
emissions error, diagnostics, replaced fuel cap AGAIN 
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. 
90000 mi

US $125
Trunk struts failed for the 4th time! Replaced them again!! 
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. 
93000 mi

US $220
Trunk hinges worn so that trunk moves too far when opening, breaking ends of struts off. 
96000 mi

US $1200
Could not allign. Repl worn out hubs Big clunks. Sway bar attachments broke off, repl. 
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. 
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 
109000 mi

US $1000
Alignment, was very difficult had to machine parts. Replace door locks. Tires warn unevenly. 
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. 
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 
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 
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. 
86541 mi

US $394
Replaced right front wheel bearing cartridge. Replaced right front wheel bearing cartridge. 
88575 mi

US $297
Replaced left front wheel bearing cartridge Replaced left front wheel bearing cartridge 
101000 mi

US $100
car would not start. Battery dead. Original lasted 4 years. 
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. 
136400 mi

US $120
Front wheel bearing on right side failed in less than 6 months Replaced with different brand than Timken 

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2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

37000 mi

US $4800
total rebuild of trans with heavier chain & cooling system added also temp gage in car.no warning thought I bumped out of gear,totally burnt.chevy did not put heavy enough trans in this car. would not reimburse wanted to put same trans in. 

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2007 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

99900 mi

US $200
A rust spot on the trunk caused by a design flaw in the trim retainer, biting the paint away. Also some owner-caused scratch and dent fixed. 
114000 mi

US $999
New Tie Rods, Alignment; New Front Wheel Bearings; New Front Brake Pads 
142000 mi

US $3300
4x Struts, Tie Rods. Preventive: Upper and Lower Hoses, Coolant Flush, Plugs and Wires, Serpentine Belt, Fuel Injection Cleaner. ABS system was malfunctioning. Ft. Wheel Bearing's sensor was the cause (must replace entire bearing), as was the harnessing to the sensors. 
165000 mi

US $600
Replaced lower control arms, bushings shot, ball joints were ok. Replaced Say bar bushings, one was really deformed. 
184000 mi

US $200
oil leak at filter housing 
205000 mi

US $700
Tie-rods worn, front struts (Monroe, one making noise), lower control-arms (ball joints). Not included were 4 new tires. All parts were covered by parts warantee. Feels like a new car. 
138000 mi

US $1400
crank arm seal and oil pan gasket 
141000 mi

US $800
crank arm sensor rear window defoggers wire burnt 
75000 mi

US $450
replace the water pump, serpentine belt and refill antifreeze. 
81000 mi

US $1045
Replace both front wheel bearings and hubs. 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

303-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic FWD

48000 mi

US $1600
replaced cabin blower, cooling system fluid, front rotors and pads  

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

242-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

27280 mi

C $300
Replaced right front/rear door window appliques. Reason: degradation of finish caused by environmental elements. 
31120 mi

C $1130
Water pump and coolant crossover gaskets developed bad leak aand were replaced with all cost paid by owner.  
34100 mi

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

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2006 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

211-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

161000 mi

US $1450
rebuild transmission 

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2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo

Engine not specified

63000 mi

US $3200
overheated, blown headgasket 

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2005 Chevrolet Impala

Engine not specified

141500 mi

US $1200
Cpu under passengers seat front crash sensor 

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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

59600 mi

US $1700
Rack and Pinion Rack, Power Steering Pump and all lines had to be replaced! 

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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

134000 mi

US $1500
Speed Sensor on drivers side was replaced 
110000 mi

US $1575
Vehicle died in driveway, until then no symptoms, towed again to repair shop. Diagnosis, small misfire caused catalytic converter to die,cat changed, plugs and wires replaced. Dashboard has left me without a speedometer and gas gauge. $850 to replace work not done cannot afford. 
54000 mi

US $475
Speedometer broken, replaced gauge cluster. Now works great. 
63500 mi

US $600
Replaced right rear axle hub as it had gone bad, triggering Service Traction System and ABS lights. Also replaced battery. 
65862 mi

US $437
Every single light was flickering randomly. Mechanic couldn't replicate problem, but driver's door lock mechanism failed. However, did not fix the problem. 
110000 mi

US $217
Fan motor was not working. Replaced fan motor. 
115400 mi

US $264
Speed sensor went bad. Left front wheel bearing replaced. 
134000 mi

US $311
Serpentine belt replaced Brake fluid flushed. Still running original brake fluid after 134k 
134500 mi

US $1460
Upper and lower intake coolant leak. Replaced intake manifold, gaskets, spark plugs & wires, coolant elbows, thermostat, coolant flush and oil change. 
137000 mi

US $1010
Replaced the front struts. Replaced right half shaft. 
142000 mi

US $540
The two rear hubs were replaced as the left had failed, right starting to fail. 

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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

142000 mi

US $1000
Catalytic converter replaced. TSB. 
149300 mi

US $500
The air conditioning stopped working. Had the compressor, lines, and dryer replaced. 

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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2dr Coupe

supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

36146 mi

US $21000
Steering wheel control buttons, battery. 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi

US $400
Wheel bearing was shot. It was replaced. 
137000 mi

US $3500
Catastrophic fire while sitting in parking lot. Engine compartment fire started at battery and totaled car. 
64000 mi

US $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 mi

US $100
Right front wheel bearing was noisy. 
79000 mi

US $2078
Transmission slipped, planetary gears and clutches damaged. 
92500 mi

US $850
RELPLACED 4 STRUTS AND 2 LOWER CONTROL ARMS 
100000 mi

US $150
RESONATOR REPLACED 
109900 mi

US $110
replaced left front wheel bearing 
107000 mi

US $400
Broken rear anti-sway bar needed to be replaced. Replaced leaking transmission hose Replaced radio control buttons on the steering wheel due to their labels being cracked/worn off. 
162000 mi

US $600
Resonator part of the exhaust system was replaced due to hole in it which made for loud noise. Replacement of front anti-sway bar 
178800 mi

US $1500
replacement of the a/c system 

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2004 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

30736 mi

US $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. 
61000 mi

US $250
new front and rear brake pads and rotors, normal wear 
72000 mi

US $1900
lower transmission line replaced-other one replaced as was in the way of replacement replaced lower radiator hose, antifreeze flushed replaced one leaky fuel injector, upper/lower intake manifold gaskets, new serpentine belt, spark plugs and wires replaced, oil and filter changed with syn oil replaced lower radiator hose, antifreeze flushed 
129000 mi

US $2100
Head gasket 

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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

123000 mi

US $3000
Heads gasket Seals leaked causing the heads to be warped. All the sensors bad 2 times  And the motor & tranny mount have both been broken causing the tranny to slip. 
151000 mi

US $100
Would not shift into second gear and had to replace transmission the accelerator sensor was bad 
113000 mi

US $2299
I noticed that my car was not accelerating as I wanted it to or it was doing a "catch up" ocassionally when I hit the gas. The jolt with the "catch up" sometimes felt like I was being hit from behind. 

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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

133000 mi

US $2225
Purchased car with CEL on, would not pass NYS inspection. Replaced 2 O2 sensors, plugs/wires.  Replaced Catalytic Converter. Also repaired coolant leak caused by intake manifold and hoses. New thermostat, fuel filter, oil change, new tires. 
143200 mi

US $490
Observed coolant under hood and coolant loss. Shop found water pump was leaking. Heard metallic squeaking sound from wheel when turning right, went away then eventually became constant hum at highway speeds. Shop found failed driver side front wheel bearing. 
144900 mi

US $450
Hole in exhaust pipe after catalytic converter, exhaust very loud. Entire exhaust system after cat replaced. Check engine light (MIL) on. Shop replaced catalytic converter under part warranty and reset computer, MIL has remained off. No parts or labor charge for this repair. 

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2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

110000 mi

US $1336
Leaking Intake Manifold Gasket Replaced leaking axle boot. Replaced both transmission cooler lines Water and condensation in both headlight assemblies. 
114800 mi

US $1456
ABS and trac control malfunction - replaced both front wheel hub assemblies. 
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. 
122100 mi

US $179
ABS and Traction Control lights come on 
124000 mi

US $1987
Oil leak ABS and Traction Control lights come on 
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. 
136000 mi

US $1173
Losing power on hills. High rev but no power. Power steering fluid leak Replaced front axel 
140200 mi

US $110
Oil pressure sending unit cause leaking oil 

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2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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 
93000 mi

C $800
replace faulty gasket 
137640 mi

C $100
replace resonator 
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 
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  
147520 mi

C $170
replaced coil pack plugs and wires 
161200 mi

C $1300
would not start told it was ignition then BCM. 
49000 mi

US $10000
head gasket blown twice was under warranty 

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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

108300 mi

US $1100
Intake leaking coolant. Bad electronics connection with abs system causing abs to activate when it shouldn't. Transmission pressure sensor/ valve bad. Causing rough, improper shifts. Possible issues with traction control caused by this as well. 
115000 mi

US $500
Abs and traction control not working yet again! TC kicks in on dry pavement. Abs engaged when they should not! 3rd time fixing this.  

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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

110320 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing worn out - bearing replaced. 
133920 mi

C $980
Right rear wheel bearing broken, bearing replaced Left rear wheel bearing loose, bearing replaced Front right outer tie rod end very loose, part replaced Both front control arm bushings broken, bushings replaced 
157360 mi

C $100
A/C wasn't working, recharged. 
161160 mi

C $1000
Sway bar was broken on one side, replaced. Tie-rod end very loose, replaced Other minor suspension components were loose or worn out, replaced 
164300 mi

C $1300
Brake lines burst, lines entirely replaced Right front strut severely damaged, left front strut very worn, struts replaced. 
165500 mi

C $100
A/C not working, diagnosed to be a faulty compressor. 
68000 mi

US $147
The car was making a grinding sound when rolling out of park. The brake fluid turned out to be very worn. The brake lines were flushed and refilled which seems to have fixed the problem. 
69000 mi

US $1000
The valve body in the transmission is starting to stick, causing the transmission to shift erratically or not at all. Chose not to repair and will probably be getting rid of this vehicle. 

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2000 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

82999 mi

US $4000
Replaced BCM, PCM, Passlock sensor, key cylinder, and still did not fix no crank issues. 
100000 mi

US $475
Passlock issues that still are plaguing the car. Passlock issues; replaced BCM, Pssslock sensor, ignition switch, and key cylinder. Replaced BCM (again) and PCM. 
115000 mi

US $640
Oil pan gasket replacement. 
117000 mi

US $1400
Upper and lower intake manifold gaskets. Valve cover gaskets 

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2000 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

53940 mi

C $184
Airbag light on, dealer diagnosed drivers seat airbag module needed to be replaced. CEL on, EGR failure, EGR replaced. 
58900 mi

C $486
Replaced lower control arm bushings 
82460 mi

C $1113
Low coolant light on, dealer diagnosed lower intake manifold gasket failure. Replaced gasket, coolant, oil, and low coolant level sensor. Years later I received a $400 class action settlement for this issue. 
107260 mi

C $547
Passenger side door lock seized up due to disuse. Car was in the shop for three days because door could not be closed and part had to be ordered in. Also performed wheel alignment. 
127100 mi

C $350
Weak acceleration. Replaced spark plugs and wires. 
131440 mi

C $171
Replaced four motor mounts and installed new front axle. Replaced original factory battery. Voltage was at ~9V 
146940 mi

C $462
Replaced original factory exhaust pipe. Muffler was fine but had to be replaced because the mechanic couldn't find or make a part to mate it with the new exhaust. 
150040 mi

C $232
Original thermostat replaced because engine wouldn't get up to temperature. Hose clamp replaced two days later. 
151280 mi

C $350
Replaced EGR valve 

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