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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,699 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Impala transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Oct 282001


  • miles


Consumer states that when vehicle is on a slight incline, with vehicle in drive gear it will roll backwards, when foot is removed from the brake pad.

- Milledgeville, GA, USA

problem #4

May 012002


  • miles
Consumer states vehicle has excessive rollback on inclines when accelerating from a stopped position. Nlm

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 192002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission failed when driver was accelerating onto highway from ramp. Transmission did not respond to gas pedal application. Two other vehicles almost collided with consumer's vehicle from behind. This is was second time that transmission has failed.

- Woodmere, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 032001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 162001


  • miles
Consumer got into vehicle and cranked it up, and vehicle popped. Consumer turned engine off, then cranked it up again. Vehicle was idling. But when consumer put vehicle in reverse, vehicle accelerated backwards. Vehicle went backwards, across main street, and quit in a field. State police wrote it up as a mechanical defect, and would not let anyone move vehicle. Vehicle been sitting for 10 days. Contacted dealer and got no response.

- Malone, NY, USA

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