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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,628 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Chevrolet Impala cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 022005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,248 miles

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

Engine started making unusual clanking sound from engine compartment I opened the hood and noticed that the noise was coming from the engine cooling fan. Attempted to purchase the part but not available out of stock tried several dealers same outcome temporarily out of stock.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 232004

(reported on)

Impala 6-cyl

  • 9 miles
There was a bad odor within the cabin of the vehicle. The odor did not occur when the air conditioner was on. The odor made the occupants sick. The cause and location of the odor was unknown although the dealership serviced the vehicle several times. The vehicle vibrated when the brake pedal was depressed. The dealership indicated that it was caused by the rotors being to thin. The odor was caused by a bad fan motor. The dealer replaced the part. The brake rotor problem continued. GM refused to resolve the problem.

- Benton, IL, USA

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