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7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$174.00
Average Mileage:
46,307 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace entire headlight assembly (3 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Impala lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 312006

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

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

Bought my 2002 Chevy Impala new. At just over 36,000 miles had transmission replaced.. then, my AC/HT switch quit working on level 1. AC still works on levels 2-5, so I haven't had it replaced. Estimate to fix was $387.65 because they have to buy a whole new blower motor/switch. Then just a month or so later, my engine wouldn't start after I had stopped to get gas. After about 30 minutes, it started and didn't have any more problems for a while, then out of nowhere, went to the store and when I came out, car wouldn't start. Waited about 15 minutes and it started right up. Has done this several times, and I never know where or when I'm going to get stranded. No one can find the cause.

My headlights fill with water and my highbeam light blows out. Had the whole new light assembly replaced on the driver's side. I think that was around $135 to fix. Really can't remember there's been so many things it's running together in my frazzled brain! Guess what, that didn't fix the problem. Every time I have a new highbeam light replaced, it blows out.

Went out to my car this morning and the window was down (went down on its own after I turned car off). Surprise, my window wouldn't roll up. Cost $140 to get a new window switch/motor. Not happy. Car only has 51,000 miles. Can't afford a new one.l

- , Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 262010

Impala Sedan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

IVE ONLY HAD MY CAR FOR 2 AND A HALF YEARS AND OUT OF ALL THE PROBLEMS I GET THIS ONE. WATER FILLED HEADLIGHT AND CANT FIGURE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. WHY ISN'T THERE A RECALL ON THIS IF THERE ARE SO MANY CASES? WHO DO U REPORT IT TO? THESE COMPANIES DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO BUY A NEW CAR EVERY 2 YEARS BECAUSE OF THINGS LIKE THIS, I'M MEAN WATER LEAKING AND DAMAGING YOUR ENTIRE HEADLIGHT. WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #6

Jan 012002

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

Headlights filled with water right from the start. I bought this car for my daughter and her husband. He never acted on it (sheesh) Now wires are eaten up and they will have to spend $$$$ for a repair that should never have happened.

- , Bothell, WA, USA

problem #5

Feb 162006

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

Lights have water in them and GM claims this is not a defect and they have no record of this ever happening to any other Impala owners.

CALL 1-800-222-1020 to let GM know you are not happy.

- , Ontario, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012007

(reported on)

Impala 3.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,456 miles

Same here. The first one went while under warranty (6 months). Now the replacement is doing it, too. I plan to put the empty shell under water, face up in the tub to see where the leak is and then seal it with acetone.

I tried to contact the manufacturer but, to no avail. Not unexpected as others chose not to respond to other queries, either.

- , Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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problem #3

Dec 172006

Impala

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Highbeam went out when headlights filled with water. Due to corrosion.

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 172007

Impala

  • Manual transmission
  • 39,000 miles

What a piss poor design. (Engineer should have to pay for repairs) I had some moisture in both headlights many times but after a while I noticed one was half full of water. I am so shocked that there aren't more complaints. After draining the water my high beam went out on the drivers side. Now shortly after that my right blinker went hay wire. The back one flashes like a like a hyperactive person without ridolin and the right front doesn't work at all. My wipers also stand straight up when you turn them off. I am just now turning 42,000 miles. I checked on the price of replacing the headlights at the dealership and at a local auto parts store and they are approximately $350 each. BEWARE OF A CHEVY! NEVER AGAIN!

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 032006

(reported on)

Impala 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

You would think this prob could be solved by a simple new seal, or a drain hole at bottom of fixture--but NO they make you pay $200 out of pocket for this repair. (That is for the part only) It is clearly a factory part defect!

- , Lou, KY, USA

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