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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,169 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 122011

Impala

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the low coolant indicator illuminated. The contact refilled the coolant, but it had leaked out by the following day. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. An independent mechanic stated that the intake manifold gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #9

Jul 012009

Impala

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle would continuously overheat and the coolant warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel. In very high temperatures, the vehicle would hesitate to start and would often stall. The contact believed that there was an issue with the intake manifold. The manufacturer stated that the exhaust manifold could possibly be leaking water. There were no recalls for the failure. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were less than 126,000.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 062007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Various engine failures due to dex cool coolant system. Engine rebuilt. Gaskets. Etc new parts installed in each instance.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #7

May 222007

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,200 miles

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

The intake manifold gasket is leaking. It poses a fire hazard if the car is overheated which could pose health threats to those in the car and others outside of the car. The car is a 2002 Chevy Impala with 71,000 miles. This car has had regular maintenance and is good condition. There have been several things fixed over the past two years. We have spent over $3,000 fixing everything. We cannot afford to fix yet another problem. This car should not be facing these problems at such an early stage.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #6

Jan 272007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,490 miles
Started experiencing engine pulling/hesitation, then my engine would idle at 2,000 rpms and increase to 3,000. Come to find that there is a hole in the intake manifold not knowing why. I only had the car for 4 months and put a little over 7,000 miles on it.

- New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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problem #5

Jan 232006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving there is a smell of antifreeze. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop; the problem was determined to be a leaking intake manifold gasket. The vehicle has not been to the dealership nor has the manufacturer been alerted.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #4

Aug 012005

Impala 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles

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

2002 Chevrolet Impala experienced a problem with stalling and misfiring.** answer required***. this was an intermittent problem. A hole burnt through the upper intake manifold, resulting in excessive amounts of air to enter the system. The clogged converter was the source of the problem which allowed excessive back pressure to build up in the system and gases that were much hotter than normal entered the manifold.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 252004

Impala

  • miles
Engine stalls, remoteless key entry doesn't work, coolant leaking.

- Tucker, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 172004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed that every week, he had to fill the coolant reservoir. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, and mechanic determined that intake manifold cracked and coolant spilled inside the engine.

- Smithville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 162003

Impala

  • 75,000 miles
Consumer smelled anti freeze on the outside of the vehicle when the weather became cold. This was due to the intake manifold leaking anti freeze.

- Macomb, MI, USA

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