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7.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
116,018 miles
Total Complaints:
13 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (11 reports)
  2. monitor trip odometer carefully (2 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Impala fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 012012

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

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

It is a pain to never be sure of amount of fuel you have in the car. Tracking the mileage does not help as it is not all that accurate.

- , Decatur, Georgia, USA

problem #12

Apr 062010

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

i have to keep a gas can in my trunk with at least a gallon of gas because i dont know how much gas is in it even after a fill up i can never tell how much gas is in this car ive ran out a few times with my children in the car thats why i keep gas in the trunk (dangerous)

- , Eastpointe, MI, USA

problem #11

Nov 302010

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,658 miles

The fuel gauge will flip flop from full to empty on a regular basis. It never knows when it it full or empty. I have to use the "trip" odometer to calculate how many miles I have driven so I know how much gas I have left. I have gotten pretty good at the figuring out how much goes how far but this is still such a hassle and I should not have to deal with this from a car I bought brand new from the LOT !!

- , San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 152007

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

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

The fuel gage doesn't work. It will sometimes go back and forth but it's never accurate. You really have to remember when you filled up last or you will be screwed big time. However, the low fuel warning does work, but it's still pretty dangerous.

- , Fargo, ND, USA

problem #9

Jan 122011

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Gas gauge on 2001 Chevy Impala is completely unreliable, needle bounces between full and empty even on a full tank of gas. Low fuel light is on more often than not. If the car is idling, the needle will go to Empty and the mileage computer will show Error. We try to use the mileage computer as a gauge but it is not really reliable either, and today we ran out of gas on a snowy off ramp and had to wait in 15 degree temperatures for an hour for a tow truck to bring us gas. We took it to the Chevy dealer who estimated $500 to repair the "whole fuel system". What a lemon of a car this has been!

- , Ashland, OH, USA

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problem #8

Apr 292008

Impala ST 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,002 miles

I notice that my gas gauge wont work when driving.The only why I can tell how much gas I have in my car is when the car is in park and then it starts to move.For a while I thought all impalas gas hand was like that.

- , Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 012009

Impala LS 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

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

My gas needle bounces around - 1 One minute it says I'm full and the next it says its completely empty. Unless I fill up I never know how much gas is in my car! I have friends and family with the exact same issue and don't know what to do!

- , Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

problem #6

Mar 102009

Impala ES 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

My brother-in-law has the same problem with his 2000 Impala, except worse. At least these Chevrolet are consistent.

- , Arlington, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 192009

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

I just make a note of the mileage when I fill the tank up and every 200 miles or so I fill the tank back up. I use a stick-it note on the dash.

- , Minoa, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 122002

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,700 miles

My gas gauge goes fippy.

Also, instead of filing multiple complaints, I will list all the other problems.... the passenger floor fills with water from the vents at fire wall; Power windows broke had the motor replaced; the heater fan stopped working and now makes an ungodly noise when turned on high; sometimes the engine won't turn on due to the crank relay; when I drive down the road the the stirring wheel makes a creaky sound.

I bought this car new and really had to be a bitch to the dealers to get the power windows fixed while it was under warranty I final gave up, when this car quits I WILL NEVER BUY CHEVROLET AGAIN

- , Roy, WA, USA

problem #3

Apr 202009

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,000 miles

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

This is a very very bad inconvenience for me I don't know how much gas is in the car.The fuel light will come on if the car sits while started for like 2 minutes then if you cut the car off the fuel gauge will go back to saying its full.The Chevy dealer told me this could be 300 dollars to repair!

- , Lauderhill, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 152007

Impala 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,868 miles

It is ashame to be on the highway and don't no how much gas you have and have to keep stopping putting gas in so you want be stuck because no one going to stop for you. I've run out before, thinking the tank was full.

- , Macon, MS, USA

problem #1

Jun 052005

(reported on)

Impala

  • 67,000 miles

I love my Impala -- it drives so smooth. However this year's Impala is filled with many electrical problems. There are many messages that come up that are not true. Now, the gas tank is full and the gauge is going back & forth when I drive so I never know when I need gas or not. Also, the cooling meter works when it wants to. Does anyone know what to do?

- , Philadelphia, PA, USA

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