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Average Mileage:
161,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

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2001 Chevrolet Impala accessories - interior problems

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 202012

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


OK when I bought this car is was working great, loved it, bought it used in 2004. Things went wrong; Low coolant light goes off and on, but the radiator it's full. replace the level sensor. This was in 2009. The ABS stopped working in 2010, the engine rods where all replaced in 2011 1400 dollars... I do reg service too, with oil changes every 4000 miles.

Then the front end bearings replaced 800 bucks, New rod for front steering 400 bucks, in Nov 2012 I had the light go back on and off. Pissed me off so much..... Now the check eng light comes on all the time, and the fans on the radiator front will not come on, leaking coolant again, somewhere, running hot, I replaced spark plugs, still riding rough like it sometimes will stick in 2 gear. too checked the tranny they said they cant find anything wrong! I hate the Damn car! I put so much money into it.

And my wife's 2002 Toyota Camry, never had a problem with it! It stills runs, NOTHING!!!! Just replaced brakes on it! lol

- , Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #2

Mar 152010

Impala LS 3800

  • Automatic transmission
  • 215,000 miles

There are so many things that are wrong with the 2001 impala chevrolet that GM should give everyone a free car who owns one. My cooling system stays on and my temperature gauge does not work properly. how am I to be albe to tell when my car is really hot. So GM is that a trick to think the car is fine, it's just something wrong with the message system, so by the time consumers figure out there is something wrong then it's too late everything is jacked? now were out of lots of dollars. so GM YOU OWE US CONSUMERS-PAY UP!!!

- , Flint, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

I bought my Chevrolet Impala LS about two and half years ago from a dealer. It was a 2001 year model. The moment I got home the power steering started acting up. My husband had to replace the pump, and the rack and pen, and the line. The pump lasted about six months and had to be replaced again. I have had to replace this four times since I bought the car. If that was not enough, the struts went out in the back and the tie rod came out on the front left tire. It was replaced, but I had to replace the tires because it was out of line due to the rod falling out. Then we had to replace the brakes, rotors, hubs, and calibers on all tires. Then we had to replace the hood mount, because it was loose. We are still having problems with the knock sensor, we have replaced it four times, and we had to replace the catalytic converter. The fuel gauge will not work, and the coolant light stays on, and now the temperature gauge will not work. We also had to replace the light switch. I paid almost eight thousand for the car, and I have put over three thousand into it since I have gotten it. Chevrolet needs to own up to this car, and come clean with all the problems I have had and others also. I will never buy another Chevrolet, the next car I get will be a Toyota. I am so tired of putting money into this car, because I am no bank, and in my life money is hard to come buy.


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