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114,710 miles
Total Complaints:
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2001 Chevrolet Impala cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 012016

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 182,000 miles


Same as everyone else. Temperature gauge don't work. Fans stay on after turning car off for a minute or two. Even just turning switch on and back off sets it off. Was looking at a new Chevy truck. Since first of the year had a 2002 Buick Regal get hot and start knocking. Bad intake manifold. No warning, idiot light, or temp gauge. 2001 Impala is now doing this. Has had intake replaced 2 times, caught fire once and had tranny rebuilt. Now have recalls sent to me on both of these cars. Both belong in scrap yard and sad thing is they are still both nice looking cars. What was I thinking looking at another Chevy! TOYOTA time for me!

- , Flintstone, GA, USA

problem #5

Oct 202011

Impala SE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

My cars check engine light came on shortly after purchasing it used. I was looking for a dependable car and that is not what I got. The check engine light came on and the temp gage drop to nothing and didnt move then my cooling fans came on and didnt turn off til well after I shut my car off. I have had the temp sensor changed and it worked for 5 min and went right back and then I had the thermostat changed and it worked for 5 min and then went right back to the same crap. I noticed my car is also idling a little high too. I will let you know how it goes when i get it back from the shop. It almost seems like and electrical problem. No anitfreeze is leaking and my engine doesnt appear to be overheating. I have been driving it like this for 4months. Chevy stinks. My wife has a chevy and it just got out of the shop to with 1500.00 worth of damage. We are no longer a chevy family.

- , Jesup, IA, USA

problem #4

May 182011

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,258 miles

radiator fan comes on when car is started,, stays on all the time, tempture gauge does not move.. replaced coolant temp. sensor, fixed problem for about a month.. driveing on the highway about 30 minutes when temp. gauge stop working agian.. check engine light came on.. code was for low coolant level.. finf it hard to belive that coolant temp. sensor is bad agian..

- , Watertown, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 152010


  • 138,000 miles


Temperature gauge inside car doesn't work. Radiator fans start running as soon as car is started, and run for several minutes after turning the engine off.

- , Chardon, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 012007

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

The coolant fans squeel somethin awful. Because its and impala I call them my sirens, but its a major pain in the ass.

- , Gladstone, MO, USA

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problem #1

Jan 012009

Impala 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

fan stays running when the key is turned off temperature gauge don't come up to temperature.

- , Okay, OK, USA

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