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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
146,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Chevrolet Impala transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 302006

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,500 miles


If the car is driven with any kind of enthusiasm the transmission hunts up & down or delays shift way too long. And this is the basis for the Impala police car?

- , Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 242007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles

My '02 Impala LS has never shifted really well, but for the last few months it has begun to hunt back & forth between gears while I am traffic so badly that I am afraid the thing is going to totally fail. It shifts & acts fine when I am in the open & can drive the way I want, even when under heavy acceleration. It is just when it's in traffic..

- , Sharpsburg, GA, USA

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