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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 22
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
144,465 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #44

Jun 012016

Impala

  • 123,000 miles

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

We were trying to jump start the car, and when trying to start the engine there was a loud explosion, and the intake manifold destroyed.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #43

May 242016

Impala

  • 139,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. While stationary, the vehicle caught fire under the hood. The contact extinguished the fire with a water hose. A police report was not filed and the fire department was not called. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 139,000.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #42

May 212016

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact did not receive a recall notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V400000 (electrical system) and 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). While parked in the driveway, the vehicle erupted into flames near the instrument panel and in the engine compartment. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hampton, CT, USA

problem #41

Apr 202016

Impala

  • 170,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. After the contact arrived home and parked the vehicle, smoke appeared from the engine compartment without warning. The contact opened the hood and noticed flames. The contact and a friend extinguished the flames. There were no injuries. A police and a fire report were filed. The front end of the vehicle was completely destroyed, but the remnant was not towed away. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V400000 (electrical system) and 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any solution. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Islip Terrace, NY, USA

problem #40

Dec 182015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Atlantic City, NJ, USA

problem #39

Mar 282016

Impala

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle was driven and parked outside the residence. A few minutes later, smoke emerged from the engine compartment. The entire front end of the vehicle was burned. The fire and police department were present and filed reports. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

- Belvidere, NJ, USA

problem #38

Dec 112015

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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Stanford, KY, USA

problem #37

Feb 052016

Impala

  • 0 miles
My 2001 Impala that is in mint condition and has less that 100K on the mileage just caught fire on the top of the motor. I heard a loud boom then seen the fire. I ran to my garage and put the fire out with an extinguisher. This melted the valve cover, some of the injectors wires the plastic intake and damaged the beauty cover.. I am now out of a vehicle. I posted this online to get some ideas of what happened and what do I see, an open recall from General Motors for the specific issue. What are my steps to get this fixed? I contacted different dealerships however they are giving me a run around. I shouldn't have to be the victim of poor design during the manufacturing process nor should I have to be out of a vehicle considering I take great care of my vehicles. Please assist

- Lanaing, MI, USA

problem #36

Feb 152015

Impala

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that as she attempted to start the vehicle and there was smoke coming from underneath the hood. The engine suddenly caught on fire and engulfed into flames. The fire department and the fire marshall extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) after the failure occurred. The failure mileage was about 160,000.

- Cleaveland, OH, USA

problem #35

Jan 042016

Impala

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. While starting the vehicle, it caught fire. The contact extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Louisa, KY, USA

problem #34

Jan 082016

Impala

  • 170,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. When the driver turned the ignition to the on position, the engine exploded without warning. The fire was extinguished by the contact. A police or a fire report were not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine, engine cooling). The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Hopkins, MI, USA

problem #33

Dec 012015

Impala

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while turning the ignition key to start the engine, an explosion occurred in the engine compartment causing significant damage to the engine. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Boulder City, NV, USA

problem #32

Dec 172015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. While the engine was off, the contact noticed smoke coming from the hood. The hood was lifted and the contact noticed flames. The fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the remedy was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #31

Jul 142014

Impala

  • miles
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
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
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

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