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7.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$454.00
Average Mileage:
106,369 miles
Total Complaints:
67 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (37 reports)
  2. replace ignition switch (10 reports)
  3. replaced bcm unit and passlock sensor (5 reports)
  4. install remote starter to bypass security system (3 reports)
  5. prior to waiting 10 mins,play with the lock/unlock on remote (3 reports)
  6. reset passlock in 15 min. (2 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #7

Mar 242007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Okay so while driving my car all day today everything was fine... I went to go pick up some food, got back in the car and the Traction, brake light, ABS light, and check engine lights were on... my fuel gauge was on E right after I filled my tank.. the radio wouldn't come on, the outside lights went on, and no interior lights worked... This is the first time its happened and I don't know if I should be really concerned to take it to the dealer or just keep doing the reset thing and let it go.. any suggestions?

- , Dayton, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 262007

(reported on)

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

This car often will not start for no apparent reason. This is a major problem that has left me stuck in some very dangerous situations. I have not found one particular thing that will help it to start, sometime it takes as long as 30 minutes to get started.

- , Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #5

Oct 182006

(reported on)

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

the car would not start after performing well all day, wait 10 to 15 mins and it would start took to the dealership and at a mere $6oo the problem has been fixed HA! HA! parts 369 and the balance labor & sales tax

- , Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

Jan 262007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,200 miles

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

I saw that others had problems with their engines not turning over. I changed the fuel filter, did a complete tune up and nothing seems to be helping. The problem has gotten progressively worse over the past two months. Now it is to a point that it won't turn over anytime I try to start my car. I have to turn and let it try to turn over for about 10-15 seconds, then turn it off, turn the key to on but not start it, count to 30 then start it. I'm not sure if it is electrical or fuel related. I'm assuming electrical considering I have extensive work done on my electrical system. Within the past 6 months the dealership replaced the entire computer system after I had pass-lock and Security issues. I will try the pass-lock reset and see if that does anything. Otherwise, I'm sure it will be another repair bill. I really love how the car drives, handles, rides... I just wish it didn't break down all the time.

- , Blaine, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 202006

(reported on)

Impala 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles

Every once in a while my car won't start. Lately it seems to be happening more frequently. It won't turn over or anything. I am getting power to everything, but nothing happens when I turn the key. The first couple of times that it happened I moved the gear shift and then it seemed to eventually start. Now I am wondering if it is just that I waited enough time.

- , Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 192006

(reported on)

Impala

  • 60,000 miles

Passlock act again several time and each time will not start. Found information somewhere on the web and it fixed the problem.

Put key in and turn to on. Do not start. Wait 15 minutes. Turn key to off. Wait 10 second. Then turn key to start. It should work. What is holding me is I had to wait 15 min somewhere out of home area.

- , Colonial Heights, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152006

(reported on)

Impala

  • 45,555 miles

THIS GD PIECE OF --- EXEMPLIFIES WHY THE USA IS DOOMED... GM CANNOT BUILD A DECENT CAR... THIS JALOPY OCCASIONALLY WILL NOT TURN OVER UNLESS WE WAIT TEN (10) MINUTES. EVERY FEW WEEKS IT HAPPENS.

WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHERE WE BOUGHT IT CALLED GRAND PRIZE CHEVROLET ON SW 152 ST AND 119 AVENUE IN MIAMI FLORIDA AND THEY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG EVEN THOUGH THEY CHARGED US $90. DIAGNOSTIC FEE. A LAME MFG. CO. AND A REALLY LAME DEALER!!! WE HAVE BEEN INCONVENIENCED TERRIBLY ON THE HIGHWAY!

- , Miami, FL, USA

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