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8.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$989.00
Average Mileage:
109,280 miles
Total Complaints:
68 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (48 reports)
  2. replace crankshaft position sensor (11 reports)
  3. replace the mass air flow sensor (3 reports)
  4. replpace idle air control valve (2 reports)
  5. replace crank angle sensor (1 reports)
  6. replace ignition switch (1 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #8

Mar 232006

(reported on)

Impala LS

  • 76,000 miles

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

Driving down the express way almost dark and full of traffic, the car stalls. i barely have enough to make to an off ramp and out of harms way. this has happened before but i was able to start it while moving in neutral this time it wouldn't start until i replaced the starter on the side of the road. everything good until i go home and turn off the car and bam it will not start again.

- , Kailua, HI, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #7

Dec 082004

(reported on)

Impala

  • 80,031 miles

I'm Back!!!!! Fuel regulator solved the problem last year with this same problem stalling. I really can't believe how GM, Chevrolet and the dealerships duck for cover on this issue. Someone is going to lose their life over this defect. Exactly 1yr to the date of being fixed the problem reoccurs. I think all Imapala owners experiencing this problem needs to come together and file a Class Action Suit. I spent over $2,000 of my hard earned money last year trying to solve the problem through several mechanics. Only to fail and lose money. Finally I drove it to the dealer and dropped it off, I told them that I would not be picking up the car until it was fixed. I told them not to call me unless they had a fix. Luckily for me my lienholder also owns the dealership, so I called them and explained the situation. I told them that I was not making another payment until I had a car I can drive. Well they got on the ball because they did not want a car that could not be fixed either. BUT this year I immediately dropped it off and have not heard from the dealer in 2 weeks and I called the finance company to let them know where the car is. I was hoping this car would last until February so that I could get rid of it. I am now willing to except my losses and vow NEVER to buy another GM or American made car. I urge all potential GM/Chevy buyers to stay away!!!!

- , Dania Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 212004

(reported on)

Impala LS

  • 46,000 miles

Started 3 weeks ago. Happens only when engine is warm and when weather is above 65 degrees. Sometimes it starts right up, other time a few tries and other times several minutes. The fuel pump was tested, no problems. Ignition module was replaced, no luck ($380). No codes show up on the computer. Repair shop has no idea how to fix it. Stalled 5 times today alone.

- , Midland, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 042003

(reported on)

Impala

  • 45,872 miles

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

The engine frequently cuts off at all speeds and weather conditions. I have stalled in the middle of six lanes of traffic going 70 miles per hour and while rolling to a stop at a red light. One dealer couldn't find anything wrong and another tried to replace the connections to the starter, but that did not correct the problem. If anyone finds a solution, please let me know

- , Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 032003

(reported on)

Impala

  • 61,000 miles

This problem started about 2 months ago after the dealership repaired the recall. It started with the car not wanting to start when the engine is hot. I can start it first thing in the morning with no problems. It takes about 6 tries to get it to start again after being driven. It has now progressed to stalling while driving, it just dies with no warning. I have been to the dealership as well as contacting Chevrolet as well. I have also taken it to a notable repair man who is a close friend. None of them can find a source to this problem. This is a safety hazard and needs to be addressed seriously before someone gets killied because their car stalls in the middle of the highway.

- , Dania Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 092003

(reported on)

Impala

  • 36,000 miles

We encounted stalls shortly after acquiring this auto. The dealer replaced the starter and said the problem was fixed. One week later, the car stalled again. We took the car back to the dealer. They could not duplicate the problem but they suggested the fuel injection service. We paid almost $500 for that. A few weeks later, the car stalled again! We took the car back to the dealer. They still could not duplicate the problem so they replaced the fuel pump. Three weeks later, you guessed it, the car stalled! If anyone has figured out what needs to be done to repair this problem, please contact me. At this point, we are afraid to drive the car because our lives could be in jeopardy. Several times we've been driving 55 mph on the expressway when the car just died. The car is unsafe to drive until this problem is resolved.

- , Winslow, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 282003

(reported on)

Impala LS

  • 30,000 miles

I can be driving down the road with no warning my car dies. I have tried to restart the engine, but I have to wait at least 20 min. before it starts. It starts right up as if nothing had happened. The dealership has checked the car several times and can't find anything causing the problem. It has died around ten times. Luckily a semi has not smashed me to bits!!!

Is there anyone out there that is having or has had this type of problem with their Impala? What did GM do to correct the problem? Did they offer you any compensation?

- , Tompkinsville, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 252003

(reported on)

Impala

  • 54,000 miles

while driving on the freeway or residental streets, the car stalls but still has power. when i try and start the car it takes a few tries to get it started.

- , Hiram, OH, USA

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