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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.

2003 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 262004


  • miles


Mechanic advised owner that rear calipers were not working properly resulting in front discs overheating. Took to dealer for repair and was told that everything was ok and they "took down" the rear discs. Looked like the vehicle was driven with emergency brake on, so as to give rear discs used appearance. Vehicle should not pass safety inspection. Still making noise and rear brake disc's appear rusted.

- Geneva, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 202004

Impala 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brakes, the brakes went to the floor. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the calipers needed to be replaced, however the problem still occurs at this time.

- Pacoima, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 162004


  • miles
While applying the brakes a squeaking noise was heard coming from the rear wheel. The driver took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic noticed that the calipers were defective. The dealer changed the caliper twice but the problem still existed. The mechanic told the driver that the brakes were metallic therefore they would always squeak.

- Indio, CA, USA

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