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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 252006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 55mph, smoke was noticed coming from the back rear window. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road for inspection. The vehicle proceeded to erupt into flames and engulf the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the fire and provided a written report. The fire marshals report stated the fire was electrical and started with a short in the wiring to the rear defroster. The vehicle was inspected by the insurance company and deemed totaled.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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