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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 22
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
126,028 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #31

Jul 142014

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked, it caught on fire. The contact extinguished the fire and no fire report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that gaskets needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #30

May 212015

Impala

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the engine was replaced due to water getting inside the valve cover and the valve cover gasket. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) a year after the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle approximate failure mileage was 129,000. Updated 02/26/16

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #29

Jul 042001

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed oil leaking from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The contact was unsure about what needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was also taken to multiple independent mechanics who were unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #28

Mar 102014

Impala

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the horn failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the horn was replaced three times but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and the dealer was unable to determine when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/09/16

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #27

Dec 012015

Impala

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. When starting the vehicle, an abnormal sound came from the hood of the vehicle and it caught fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed and salvaged. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.

- Prowley, LA, USA

problem #26

May 072015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after reversing from the driveway, it was noticed that there was oil leaking onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician confirmed that there was oil leaking from the engine. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and notified the contact that he would soon be receiving a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #25

May 222015

Impala

  • miles

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

My car was recently serviced for the recall issue on the ignition, which I had the issue of the car turning off while driving several times before they fixed it, anyways while driving home yesterday (05/21/2016) my car again shut off this was after I took it to a chevolet dealer to have it fixed. Luckly no one was injured as I did cause a bit of panic on the road as I was trying to gain enough control to pull my car off the road.

- Ragland, AL, USA

problem #24

Mar 022015

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch replacement recall and seeks reimbursement. The consumer also stated the intake gaskets were replaced.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #23

Jan 112015

Impala 6-cyl

  • 153,000 miles
Car engine literally blew up when trying to start car. Caught on fire.

- Onset, MA, USA

problem #22

Dec 232014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 239,000 miles
Car caught fire after short drive. I pulled into my driveway after a short drive under a mile proceeded to shut car off and went to check my mailbox and heard a woof and the car was engulfed in flames I called 911 at that time by the time it was put out it had done damage to my house, yard, fence, and a truck parked next to the car. The car was a total loss.

- La Grande, OR, USA

problem #21

Dec 312014

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, a noise emitted from the front end and the engine stalled. The driver was able to merge to the side of the road; however, the brakes failed. As a result, the vehicle continued to roll, crashed into a pole, and caught fire. The front driver side air bag failed to deploy, causing the driver's head to strike the windshield. The driver suffered injuries to the head, neck, and shoulders, which required medical attention. It was unknown if a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The failure mileage was not available.

- Norfolk , VA, USA

problem #20

Dec 122014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 137,000 miles
The security light came on and car shut off while I was driving the car at approx 30 mph. This happened several times since then while traveling at a higher rate of speed. Luckily I did not have an accident but, I am afraid to drive the car that an accident may happen. This is a very serious safety issue. I have researched the internet and came across many complaints the same as mine. How can it be that no recalls have been made on an issue so serious?

- Hooversville, PA, USA

problem #19

Sep 062011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
All at once the car would not start depending on how key was in ignition. Could wiggle then start, sometimes had to wait a period of time before you could wiggle it and it started. Unreliable. At the exact same time the front end electrical seemed to all go haywire. Headlights not working properly. High beams with no low. Wipers went into upright position when car started and won't go down. All routine maintenance and tuneups were on schedule.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #18

Mar 152014

Impala

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on three occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the crankshaft sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #17

Jun 052013

Impala

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the engine stalled and failed to restart. The contact mentioned that after several attempts and waiting for a while the engine restarted. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to locate the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #16

Oct 102013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle as is, it was in good condition regularly maintenance, and I went to work over 2 months of having it when I pulled in to my jobs parking lot the whole car shut of was very close to causing a crash and scary it happen a few times and I was to fed up with it not knowing what was wrong with it and no body could figure the problem out it eventually, lost my job because I was late to many times due to the car cutting off and making me late, I finally decided it was unsafe and junked it for $300 and now I hear about the actual problem that was wrong with it, I think I should be entitled to something without getting a laywer knowing the problem wasn't my fault, and the problems it caused. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fort Wayne , IN, USA

problem #15

Jul 102013

Impala

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart but the failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

- Maywood, IL, USA

problem #14

Jul 302005

Impala 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. When the vehicle was in use for long periods of time, the engine would cause the hood to become extremely hot. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 09/15/14 updated 1/15/15

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #13

Mar 032014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Driving on the expressway going 60mphs my car just cuts off everytime.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #12

Dec 102013

Impala

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician was unable to diagnose a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 150,000.

- Mayville, MI, USA

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