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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.

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2004 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 072005

(reported on)

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles


Consumer was told that the manufacturer reduced the size of the parking brake, which decreased the holding power/ effectiveness of the brake. While the consumer's vehicle was parked on a slight incline, with the parking brake set, the brake would not keep the vehicle from rolling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The first time the consumer was told that the parking brake was adjusted. The second time the consumer was told that it was normal for the brake not to hold/restrain the vehicle when parked on an incline.

- Aiken, SC, USA

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