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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 11
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,398 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Apr 112013

Impala

  • 65,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After waiting fifteen minutes, the vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #32

May 042015

Impala

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at 55 mph, the oil pressure warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the oil level sensor was replaced but failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #31

Feb 202015

Impala

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While attempting to start the vehicle, the contact heard a loud noise when the key was turned. The vehicle was inspected by a certified mechanic who stated that the intake manifold fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #30

Feb 282015

Impala

  • 150,000 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 after jump starting the vehicle, the engine caught fire. The contact put the fire out using a fire extinguisher and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #29

Jan 202015

Impala

  • 149,000 miles
Went to start car and intake blew up, causing a large fire and pieces of the burning plastic hit my son which was standing by car. The hood was up at the time and we did get the fire out. It appears this was a fuel regulator issue and I do not show it as being due for my car. It must of been done already but this issue still happens. This is very dangerous and should not happen. I was lucky it was not worse.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #28

Jan 042015

Impala

  • 162,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle received the recall repair for NHTSA campaign number: 04V090000 (fuel system, gasoline), but the failure recurred. Upon starting the vehicle in the driveway, there was a loud boom and the engine caught fire. The contact was able to extinguish the flames. The vehicle was not diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 162,000.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #27

Dec 062014

Impala

  • 125,000 miles

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

Was driving car heard loud boom sound under hood then smoke and fire came from under hood. I put fire out but don't know if car will start scared to try. Took to felix Chevy and they half assed performed recall fixture. Said they did to best of ability now I had a fire and car was doing same thing after I took it to them.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #26

Nov 092014

Impala

  • 176,000 miles
I went to start my car, which had been parked in my driveway for a couple days, and when I turned the key I heard a loud pop and instantly saw smoke coming from under the hood. Within minutes the hood turned colors and flames started to shoot out. The whole engine compartment burned until the fire department responded and put the fire out.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #25

Nov 242014

Impala

  • miles
Sometimes when car is placed in park the key will not turn to off it just stays in acc you have to put the car in drive again and then try to place it in park again. Another problem I am having now is the key will not turn when placed in ignition and the brake pedal can not be pushed and the car can not move out of park so my car is stuck on a lot.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #24

Sep 152014

Impala

  • 168,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 168,000.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #23

Oct 012014

Impala

  • miles

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

2000 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to GM recall #14350.* ld the consumer stated prior to receiving the recall, she experienced several problems with the vehicle, such as: The gas needle stopped working, a loud thumping noise was heard, every time she attempted to start the vehicle. Also, the engine light illuminated, and it wouldn't go off. The repair shop was unable to determine the problem. The consumer was involved in an accident and the air bag did not deploy.

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #22

Oct 012012

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
Hit a pot hole on the highway. Key fell out of the ignition, was able to retrieve the key off the floor and restart the car while driving. I think that my knee may have hit the key knocking it into the accessories position resulting in the key falling out of the ignition. I just left moran Chevrolet in clinton township, mi to have the ignition key recall fix. I notice the key can still be removed in the accessories position. In my opinion all the fix did for GM recall 14350 was add more weight to my key by putting a larger, heavier head on my key. NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #21

Dec 282013

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on several occasions. The contact was not able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence and was not able to be driven due to the intermittent failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 12/9/14 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled and ran into a ditch. The windshield was cracked and there was front end damage. Updated 06/1/2015

- Elizabeth, WV, USA

problem #20

Jul 302014

Impala

  • 125,000 miles
Re: date complaint filed: 03/15/2011 component(s): Vehicle speed control date of incident: 03/11/2011 NHTSA id number: 10390238 every once in a while my 2000 Impala with a 3400cc V6 would maintain 50mph with my foot off the gas! the cause is an intermittent malfunction of the tps sensor. It took my Impala 3 years to throw a code and after I replaced the tps, the car's throttle settled down.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #19

Apr 032014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 161,000 miles
I have a 2000 Impala with approximately 161,000 miles on it. The car is used and I am the 2nd owner. I went to have my normal oil change as I had noticed the low engine oil pressure light had come on. The car had been running out of oil frequently, but I didn't see any oil leaks. The print out after the oil change stated multiple oil leaks. But there was never any oil on the ground. The car had been running very rough and was staring to run warmer than usual. Not hot, but past the middle line on the temp gauge. And I had noticed a burning smell after driving, but never saw any smoke. This all started in April 2014 and has been ongoing. I've taken the car to a repair shop and nobody seems to know what's going on. Now July 5,2014 I went to turn left and the steering wheel was extremely hard to turn. I had to put a lot of muscle into turning the wheel. I checked the power steering fluid and saw it was low so I topped it off. Problem should have been fixed right? wrong. It got worse. I took it to a different repair shop and was told it was the tensioner pulley. O'er $100 later, the problem has gotten worse. When I turn left the wheel stays stuck and I have to jerk it back straight. Thus is a safety hazard as I Transport my family in this vehicle. Since these problems stared the car eats a lot of gas. Going 5 miles should not use almost a quarter tank of gas and the check engine light comes on and stays on at random times, during theses times the car eats a lot if gas. When the light is not on gas mileage is ok. This is very dangerous.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #18

Jun 242014

Impala

  • 170,000 miles
I was pulling out of a parking lot and my vehicle suddenly shut off making me loose steering control and almost causing a bad accident. I managed to get the car to a stop and I restarted the ignition. I pulled off and sat in a lot for a few minutes. The next day I had the same problem while merging onto a main highway.

- Elmont, NY, USA

problem #17

Apr 162014

Impala

  • 180,000 miles
My wife went to start the car to move it out of the way and the engine exploded burst into flames, intake manifold was blown into pieces.

- Coolidge, AZ, USA

problem #16

Apr 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2000 Chevy Impala that I just bought, when I'm driving it has a burning smell to it and it dropping oilfrom some where. And it runs hot, I have to turn the heat on so the temperature gauge will go down.

- Pontiac , MI, USA

problem #15

Mar 192014

Impala

  • 101,000 miles
Vehicle shuts off while driving... extremely dangerous to drive!! this has happened on multiple occasions.

- El Dorado, AR, USA

problem #14

Jan 082014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 140,726 miles
On 1/8/14 at approx. 8:00 am, I attempted to start my car, I heard a loud pop or bang and smelled smoke, I quickly got out of the car and noticed smoke coming from the hood. I popped the hood and luckily my neighbor and boyfriend had come outside at this point and put the "fire" that had started under the hood, out with snow. Basically, I attempted to crank the car, there was an explosion from the intake manifold during the cranking, resulting in an explosion and small fire. I contacted GM directly asking if there was a possible recall that was similar to the situation that had occurred. After a short investigation, the claims representative denied my claim stating that my car was probably just old. It was not until I heard about the cobalt recalls, did I decide to do more investigations.

- Southfield, MI, USA

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