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5.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$308.00
Average Mileage:
83,375 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
  2. replaced the airbag sensor (2 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Impala seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 012000

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles

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

Spent $500. fixed for 30 min did it again finally gave up

- , Rich Creek, VA, USA

problem #8

Oct 072008

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

while driving dwn the road by airbag light came on (oct 2008) been on ever since. had it hooked up to a computer but shows nothing wrong. still on today!!!

- , Henagar, AL, USA

problem #7

Apr 082008

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

The Airbag light comes on and won't go off. Recently the light has gone away...the owners manual says they won't function properly....

- , Hutchinson, KS, USA

problem #6

Aug 012007

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

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

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME...I AM GOING F*'ING INSANE WITH THIS PIECE OF SH*T. I got back from my second tour in Iraq with the Marine Corps and wanted to get a classic car. But instead, I figured I could pay $5,000 for a good sedan to commute. I live in NJ and need to commute to the Philadelphia VA hospital for rehabilitation every week and I even had to quit a job because of this frickin car. I have spent an extra $2,000 on this piece of sh*t and its driving me insane. I call the Impala "the Mystery Machine". It has been repaired 6 times since September and towed almost 3 times. Let's begin...

First, when I bought it I was informed that the "low coolant" yellow light would sometimes blink but they checked it out and nothing was wrong (my dad's buddy's car). When I test drove it the "trunk open" light activated, but I was told it was no big deal. Soon the airbag light activated and de-activated still until now, and it has continued to the point where the f-ing things dings so much to tell me "low tire pressure", "change oil", "check engine", "security". Then the LOW COOLANT yellow light would go to HOT COOLANT red and the temperature gauge will go from 160deg to 270deg in 5 seconds, back to the middle, to the edge, back again, I swear to God this vehicle is haunted, I may need an exorcism instead of a mechanic...it gets better. So my vehicle blink red HOT COOLANT will the temperature gauge went back and forth and passed the red and sometimes stop losing no power. Eventually weeks later the fan would kick on, power would be lost, so on until I finally broke down on the turnpike and it overheated even though I just put coolant in it and checked it (i drive with it). I was towed and repaired. Thermostat, sensor, intake gaskets were repaired. Drove it off. 2 days later the same damn things happens going to work. I take it back, new o-rings and water pump, coolant flushed and checked for leaks. Drive it off and weeks later same, took it do my buddies shop, and he has replaced the thermostat, o-rings, checked for leaks, pressure tested, etc. has been repaired 4 times (coolant flushed, tested, silicon added to hoses, etc.) until he gave up and told me to get rid of it. It used to act up on trips close to an hour, now I can barely ride 15 minutes, sometimes I lose power for a bit, sometimes it will go down, its cursed. I'm at the point where I am rolling into the VA with this piece of sh*t ringing like hell, not knowing if I'm going to make it to my destination, and sometimes stopping for 20 min at a time for the temp gauge to go down. Its 20 damn degrees outside and when I pop the hood no steam is coming from anywhere and it has coolant. Air pockets are constantly found in my coolant-radiator hoses. I'm getting desperate here...I'm waiting to be driving one day and this thing detonates on 95. Sometimes when I park it I wish it would spontaneously combust and burn to the ground so I can get my money back. HELP I don't even have heat, just cold air blows. I ALSO FORGOT TO ADD IN MY OTHER POSTS IT HAS STARTED TO MAKE AN INTENSE GURGLING OR GRINDING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. Probably the demon or Gremlin placed inside the car from the manufacturer. I am dead serious.

- , Atco, NJ, USA

problem #5

May 142007

(reported on)

Impala 3.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

This stupid car is a pain in the ass!!!! I hate this car, my air bag light was on since the day I bought this stupid ass car, I never had it fixed and it stayed on for about 6 months then one day it just wasn't on no more?????? I think the light blew out from always being on, who knows. The car is a piece of sh*t but it drives good when it actually starts[security light on]!!!! I cant wait to get ride of it!! F@#K IMPALA!!!

- , Pinellas Park, FL, USA

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problem #4

Dec 122007

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

I have had my 2000 Chevrolet Impala for all about five months now. And lets just say maybe it was a mistake... It seems every week there is a new f*cking light coming on the dash board. The most recent light would have to be the air bag sensor. Now judging by what other people have written, this seems to be a problem with these vehicles over 100,000 miles. My question is for Chevrolet, i know that they are in a business to make money but whey in gods name do they have to nickel and dime us on the small sh*t? An air bag sensor?! The only purpose of that is to scare us, they want us average joes to think that the f*cking airbag is going to blow up in our face. Well here is my explanation to you folks, just ignore the damn airbags. Our mothers and fathers had no need for airbags back in the day so f*ck em. The idea of having an air bag blowing up in your face at 200 mph is a scary idea. I work on cars, and have had an air bag blow up on me. Well lets just say that i am going to ignore the little light, I have better things to spend my money on than a goddamned computer chip that was made in china.

- , Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 162007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,351 miles

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

My air bag light kpt coming on and staying on and I had it checked out and all it was was a loose ground which required tightening and some lock tite. Has not happened since.

- , Souris, MB, Canada

problem #2

Mar 152007

(reported on)

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Air bag light comes on for no reason... First time it did it around 125,000 miles I had it checked, and it was some sensor. I don't remember the quote for fixing it, but glad it was just a sensor.

- , LaValle, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 092004

(reported on)

Impala LS

  • 41,975 miles

We were told that the airbag sensor needed to be replaced at our cost, of course. We were originally told it was $200 for the sensor alone but the car was there so we wanted to have it fixed. They kept the car over 2 weeks this time saying the the reason the sensor was bad was because of an earlier unexplained water leak which left the passenger side floor and under the seat wet. We were told they wanted to take the seat out to let the floor dry completely (I thought it WAS dry... is it STILL leaking??) and to order the part. When I picked up the car the bill was $545!!!! I blew a gasket and listed all of the problems we had been having in the past 3 months. I told the mechanic that the car is a piece of sh*t, I can't depend on it and I don't even know if it will start from one time to the next!!! This leads us to my NEXT complaint...

- , Klamath Falls, OR, USA

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