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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,889 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #5

May 102013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and caught on fire. The fire department was called and the fire was extinguished. The contact was advised that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling) for the spark plug retention wire, which had not been completed. The contact was advised that the defect was what caused the fire. The manufacturer advised that they would not repair the vehicle under the recall campaign. The failure and the current mileages were 130,000.

- Pikeville , KY, USA

problem #4

Feb 142013

Impala 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the engine exploded leaving the top of the engine in his front yard. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 200,000....updated 04/25/13 updated 06/05/2013

- Middelton, MS, USA

problem #3

Dec 242012

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2001 Chevy Impala with a 3.8L V6. Monday around 9:45am I went outside to start my vehicle and I saw that the battery was dead so I got a neighbor of mine to come over with their car and put on jumper cables and allowed the battery to charge, after waiting for it to charge, I turned the key. When I turned the key I heard a loud explosion, and the plastic intake manifold exploded and caught on fire. The fire had to be put out with a fire extinguisher to put it out. I had plastic pieces all over. I want to know why I haven't received a recall on this if there has been reports of this issue.

- Morehead City, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 232012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the temperature gauged indicated that the vehicle was overheating but the contact did not notice a coolant leak or any smoke. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic. The mechanic replaced a sensor. After the repair the check engine warning light illuminated and the temperature gauged still indicated that the vehicle overheating. The mechanic suggested the contact take the vehicle to the dealer. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer. The contact also stated that the steering wheel made a strange sound when turned. In addition, the steering wheel would jerk abnormally. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and the mechanic advised that there was an issue with the steering shaft. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 182012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 159,444 miles
Fathers day I was driving my Impala about 9 miles to my house everything was fine the engine wasn't hot no warning that somthing was wrong. I have always maintained my vechicle kept up with work on it anyways I drove it home parked it went inside and not even 5 min later there was smoke and a fire had started underneath my hood. Looked like it was somthing electrical and all I have on the vechicle for insurance is liability.

- Hazelton , IA, USA

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