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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,091 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #58

Apr 302015

Impala

  • 126,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle's pass lock security light illuminated continuously. also, the engine failed to turn over and start. The contact stated that the vehicle took up to an hour to start. The contact was able to remove the key completely from the ignition while the engine was running. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.  

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #57

May 312016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling ) and 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- East Point, GA, USA

problem #56

Dec 012015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #55

Apr 042016

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated there was an oil leak under the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer was unable to provide the part to receive the repair within a reasonable time frame. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to provide a specific time frame that the part would become available. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #54

Dec 102015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact was unable to receive the part within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair and was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact called the dealer more than five times for months and was informed months later that the part was available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #53

Jan 012016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the parts to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #52

Dec 072015

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while parked, there was a strong odor of oil and there was an abnormal nose preset when driving. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #51

Dec 102015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule a recall repair appointment. The contact went to the dealers several times and the parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified and was unable to provide a specific time frame to supply the part to the dealer. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #50

Feb 082016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The recall part was available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the gasket was replaced and the other remedy part was unavailable. The vehicle was at the dealer for twelve consecutive days. The dealer refused to release the vehicle until the remedy was completed. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #49

Aug 132015

Impala

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the engine caught fire. The contact smelled smoke coming from the engine. The vehicle was not destroyed. There were no injuries sustained. The contact and her husband extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #48

Dec 012015

Impala

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #47

Dec 072015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, a strong odor of fuel was noticed within the vehicle. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine coolant) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #46

Dec 302015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Perth Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #45

Dec 152015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #44

Dec 012015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Massa, AZ, USA

problem #43

Nov 102015

Impala

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated there was a fume odor that emitted in and outside the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. VIN tool confirms part not available.

- Grab Orchard, WV, USA

problem #42

Jan 262016

Impala

  • 132,000 miles
While driving down the highway I saw some smoke or steam coming from under the right dash. I didn't know what it was, so I check my gauges and every thing looked ok, I continue to driving trying to make it to my mothers house. The car cut itself off and I shift to N and roll into the driveway. I got out went into the house for a couple of min. When I return the car was smoking, I dash water on top of the hood but the smoke turn into flames that's when I called 911. Help came and was able to put the fire out.

- Greenwood, SC, USA

problem #41

Jan 262016

Impala

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Worminster, PA, USA

problem #40

Dec 012015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms part not available. The VIN was not available.

- Somerset, KY, USA

problem #39

Dec 152015

Impala

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at various speeds, the contact smelled burning oil coming from the vehicle without warning. In addition, smoke emitted under the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Bentley, MI, USA

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