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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 21
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,278 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #56

Feb 102016

Impala

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the repair appointment. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted for months and were unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Belpre, OH, USA

problem #55

Apr 132016

Impala

  • 184,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While pulling into the driveway, smoke appeared under the hood. The contact opened the hood and noticed flames coming from the engine exhaust manifold. The contact extinguished the fire. The dealer had the vehicle towed to their lot. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 184,000.

- Berona, MO, USA

problem #54

Feb 142016

Impala

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to start. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the spark plugs, the manifold intake gasket, the valve cover gasket, the mapping center, and the combustion chamber needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

- Ponitac, MI, USA

problem #53

Jan 152016

Impala

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #52

Feb 142016

Impala

  • 152,155 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, it failed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new mapping sensor and the spark plugs needed to be cleaned. In addition, there was a leak from the intake manifold and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was not notified of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) until after the repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 152,155.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #51

Feb 222016

Impala

  • 140,000 miles
A month ago I towed my vehicle into chase Chevrolet to have (3) recalls remedied (VIN verified via NHTSA). The recall is the reason my vehicle hasn't been running for about two months. Anyway, the following day I was notified that my vehicle was finished & ready to be towed back home.since then I discovered that the NHTSA had taken back the remedy due to it's failure to correct engine compartment fires.... (complete complaint continued in attachment)

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #50

Dec 092015

Impala

  • 105,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that oil was leaking onto the manifold. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #49

Feb 232016

Impala

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact started the vehicle and allowed the engine to run for a few moments. The contact heard an abnormal popping noise after powering up the vehicle. The vehicle then caught fire. The occupant jumped out of the vehicle. There were no reported injuries and a police report was not filed. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel prior to the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #48

Jan 102016

Impala

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 25 mph, the low oil warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that there would be a surcharge to have the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #47

Jan 202016

Impala

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was parked, smoke appeared under the hood followed by flames. The fire was extingushed by the fire department. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V400000 (electrical system) and 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 149,000.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #46

Dec 242015

Impala

  • 141,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that there was an excessive leak of oil onto all the engine area under the hood. The contact also stated that she observed a large amount of oil present on the ground while the vehicle was parked. The contact stated that the vehicle produced an unusual amount of smoke from the hood. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also stated that she feared the vehicle were to explode due to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign:15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was approximately 141,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #45

Dec 012015

Impala

  • 130,000 miles
Oil leak-taken to huffins-plano;the cost $4500. To fix (12/2015)-took to 2nd mechanic damage so bad-recm to get new car. This had to be known by the Chevy service when oil leak was discovered. Now over heats, can not drive it, expense of rental expense.depend on others to & from work. I have the receipt & 2nd opine but do not have access to send documetns to you

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #44

Dec 252015

Impala

  • 220,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was parked, it caught fire. The fire department was notified and was able to extinguish the fire. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent salvage facility. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 220,000.

- Springville, UT, USA

problem #43

Aug 142012

Impala

  • miles
The contact owned a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle caught on fire, while parked. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. The vehicle was towed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that due to the age of the vehicle; the repair could not be performed. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Auburn, ME, USA

problem #42

Dec 012013

Impala

  • 198,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked and warming up, the contact heard a loud noise. The contact discovered that the plastic cover detached from the engine of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic however, the diagnosis was unknown. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle began to leak fluid from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where an unknown repair was performed but the failure recurred. The contact recently received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 198,000.

- Alexandrea, MN, USA

problem #41

Sep 172015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact smelled a burning odor and noticed smoke under the hood without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle overheated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the head gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #40

Jun 062012

Impala

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that there was a progressing failure in which the pressure was low on the reader and the vehicle hesitated numerous times before it stalled without warning. The contact had to make several attempts to get the vehicle to restart. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop mechanic who replaced the ignition switch and the oil pressure gauge, but the failure recurred. The vehicle continued to stall. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), but the contact did not receive a notification. While at a stop light and upon acceleration, the rpms and pressure went low, the vehicle stalled, and an engine fire erupted. The contact was able to exit the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the flames. A fire report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and then towed to a salvage yard. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and was unable to receive the recall repair due to the failure happening before being notified of the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #39

Jul 302015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver as the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact discovered that the ignition key had moved into the accessory position. The contact pulled over and noticed smoke emitting from the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there was an intermix of coolant and oil in the engine, and the head gasket and radiator needed to be replaced. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part for the recall was not available. The dealer told the contact that the recall remedy would not fix the specific failure of the head gasket. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #38

Dec 022013

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Aguadille, PR, USA

problem #37

Aug 142014

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V400000 (electrical system) and 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). However, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacture exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Washington, DC, USA

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