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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Impala drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 222004

(reported on)

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


While driving transmission slipped gears and lurched forward. Dealer replaced the original transmission with a rebuilt transmission. The rebuilt transmission also slipped gears and lurched forward. When vehicle was brought to the dealer on first failure of transmission, consumer noticed that the color of the fluid in the trans axle was different from the one in the bottle. Consumer decided to replace the transaxle and fluid after vehicle was driven for a number of miles because the fluid color gets darker. After repair, just after warranty period, transmission blew up then vehicle quit driving forward; transmission technician and could not tell the cause of failure. Consumer spoke to the service department manager and said there was a possibility of an axle bearing or bearing failure.

- Chamblee, GA, USA

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