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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 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

problem #3

Jul 052004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Traction control light is lit when car is put in reverse.. there is no wheel spin when this happens. Also vehicle stalls at idle, whining noise on acceleration dealer says could be intake gasket leaking.. will not replace. Dealer says computer test shows no problem. Smell of anti-freeze in cabin at intermittent times. Cannot locate leak.

- Old Hickory, TN, USA

problem #2

May 082002


  • miles
The vehicle stalled out while the consumer was traveling at speed of 35 mph. The dealer stated that intermittant internal failure in PCM and installed the PCM.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #1

May 312002


  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of 55 - 60 mph and none of the air bags deployed. Before the impact the car fishtailed and skidded on loose pavement and the ABS/ traction control was never activated.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

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