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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,110 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.

2004 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202015


  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while approaching a stop light, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact had to apply excessive force to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that there was a leak coming from the driver rear side of the vehicle. The dealer diagnosed that the brake lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that the brake fluid warning light previously illuminated and the vehicle was inspected by the independent mechanic who replenished the brake fluid. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000. Updated 04/07/15 the brake lines were leaking and corroded and rusted. Updated 06/04/15

- Livingston, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 022011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 51,220 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving 30 mph she attempted to stop at the traffic light when the brakes were depressed and extended to the floor. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer who performed a diagnostic test that located the failure within the three brake lines. The brakes lines failed due to corrosion. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer replaced the corroded brake lines. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The current miles were 51,220. Updaetd 07/20/11 updated 02/28/12

- Manchester, CT, USA

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