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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,494 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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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 13 of 13)

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problem #11

Jun 262006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Speedometer stopped working correctly. Registered speeds from 0-100+ mph at any given time whether the vehicle was started or turned off. Had speedometer cluster replaced under extended warranty plan.

- Livingston, IL, USA

problem #10

Feb 052007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Speedometer/tachometer cluster malfunction - a couple of months ago my speedometer was acting erratic, so I took it to a Chevrolet dealership. The dealership wanted to charge me $90 bucks to check the speedometer, knowing that this is a common problem. I chose not to pay and I based my speed off of my tach. Which was a rough estimate. Well today, my tach. Goes haywire, so where does that leave me" hmmmm.. I have a speedometer that has completely stopped working, now I have a tachometer that starts on 4000 RPM. And of course goes way past 7000 RPM. Why should I have to pay Chevrolet $90 to check my speedometer for them to tell me that it's not working, then pay an additional $300 for the cluster, which may not resolve the issue? this should definitely be a recall!! what is it going to take? loss of life"

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #9

Nov 222006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Instrument cluster failure.

- Chisago City, MN, USA

problem #8

Jan 062007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,500 miles


Speedometer acts erratically. Some kind of communication problem between the instrument cluster and the drivetrain control module. As many complaints I've seen, this should be a recall issue.

- Palmyra, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 072007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
- the contact has a 2004 Chevrolet Impala and the speedometer registers actual speed inaccurately for periods of time. The contact stated that on 01/07/07 he was driving at 60 mph and the speedometer stated that he was going 10 mph. Updated 2/13/2007 - the cluster was replaced. The lighter was inoperative due to a blow fuse.

- Hardeeville, SC, USA

problem #6

Dec 012006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Speedometer registers below or above actual speeds for periods of time. Will reset itself after turning off ignition and restarting vehicle.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #5

Nov 012006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


I have a bad speedometer on my 2004 Chevy Impala. It is erratic. Sometimes it works fine, but not for long. Usually it reads 30 to 60 mph over what I am going or it goes beyond the 120 max. I researched online and found this a common problem with Chevy vehicles. above is a lengthy customer complaint section on the same problem.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 012006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,250 miles
The speedometer on my 2004 Impala sometimes sticks at the speed I am going or it show a speed that is higher or low then I am traveling. It sometimes corrects itself if the car is left off over night.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 032006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles
Speedometer goes haywire and does not register proper speed or gets stuck on one number, other consumers of this 2004 Chevy Impala has had the same problem and we feel it should be a safety recall issue.

- Oley, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 092006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,900 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the speedometer intermittently provided an incorrect reading. The dealer and manufacturer were not alerted.

- Morrilton, AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 292006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,400 miles
Unable to control steering hydroplaning without just cause other than rain, also noise when turning the steering wheel, and backing it, and it drags when key is turned to start. The speed, temp, and gasoline gauge isn't working. I do not like to drive this car in the rain and if I can avoid it, I will not drive, the problems began in the past 3 weeks miles is still fairly low.

- Lenox, TN, USA

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