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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
80,490 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. new BCM (body control module) (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Impala AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012013

Impala 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Love driving in the summer with only hot air blowing out of my vents. Worst car I've ever owned.

- , Olean, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 192009

Impala LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,452 miles

There was a multitude of problems fixed by replacing the body control module. It all started with the the headlights constantly flickering on and off if using the automatic lights. The lights would work correctly if manually turned on but the relay clicking could still be heard. Then the security light came on, but the vehicle would still start. Then the temperature gauge quit working. It was one thing after another but all were fixed by replacing the body control module at a cost of approx. $400.

- , Andrews, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 202009

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

I have this care since 2001, six months ago, the battery red light came on, followed by the security light, then the AC lost cooling!!?

i am in Saudi Arabia, this car is not imported by the Chevy dealers, i imported it by myself

I do not know the solution, many engineers tried, but no luck

the car need new programming, if any one can help me i would be appreciate it


- , Al-Ahssa, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

problem #2

Sep 302008

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

I have a 2001 impala and the ac starting acting up. It was cold, the next time I turned it on, I had to play with the switches and it would work. Now it just blows hot I do not think it is a freon problem

- , Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 202005

(reported on)

Impala LS

  • 78,000 miles

Intermittent electrical problem prevents blower, rear defogger, and AC from turning on at start-up. Components return to normal after several minutes of driving. Dealer cannot find problem, cleaned batter cable. In bad weather windows fog with no way to clear.

- , West Dundee, IL, USA

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