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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$349.00
Average Mileage:
67,029 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace (6 reports)
  2. replace the whole hub (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Impala wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 152007

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

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

All 4 wheel bearing were changed too many times to remember.

- , brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 152014

Impala

  • 79,499 miles

This is the second hub I will have had to replace - never have had to replace bearings at this mileage in a car - ever & I'm over 70 years old. I have driven GM mostly all my life but the quality has really gone downhill on this car. The car drives great & is well built but is made of parts designed to fail - nice business model GM!!!

On this car, I have had to replace two wheel bearings/hubs, 1 power window motor, one ignition switch (key would not start car), 3 different gas tank problems, one alternator, 1 transmission gasket, the instrument cluster (speedometer etc), and I forget what else and the car has only gone about 80,000 miles. People might wonder why I haven't get rid of this lemon but I keep thinking - what else can go wrong - it's worth nothing to sell even though it is in good shape - plus as I said, it drives great - when it is not in the shop getting fixed.

- , Winona, Ontario, Canada

problem #6

Nov 152008

Impala

  • 50,000 miles

The quality of the parts on GM products has definitely gone downhill. When a wheel bearing goes at 50,000 miles, quality is poor.

- , Winona, Ontario, Canada

problem #5

Feb 122008

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,282 miles

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

I REPLACED THE BEARING SIX TIMES ON THE LEFT & RIGHT SIDES THIS IS WORSE CHEV I EVER HAD .

- , St John's, NL, Canada

problem #4

Nov 152009

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,450 miles

Passenger side front hub/bearing was diagnosed as too loose to perform an alignment. Had to have it and the drivers side hub/bearings replaced. Cost 700 bucks for both but could only afford to do one at a time. Service shop said they see a lot of Impalas with the same problem - lots of business for them.

- , Little Rock, AR, USA

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problem #3

Oct 012009

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

My traction lights came on and the ABS light was on and the message center said service traction soon. When I would try to stop it felt like my brakes were locking up. It was a scary feeling not knowing if I was gonna stop or not.

- , Lincoln, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 202007

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

at 54,000 miles had right rear cv axle and hub bearings replaced. I choose the Chevy because reports I read said they had improved the quality. I do not think so. I have had to replace rotors and pads at 66,000 miles and a solenoid evap at 75,000 and now wheel bearings on left side at 78,000. I had a 95 neon that I gave toa friend and it has 250,000 miles on it still runs and needs only minor repairs.

I am disappointed in the Chevy.

Update from May 26, 2009: Just got back from the repair shop. And again 25,000 from the last replacement of wheel hubs on the passenger side I had to replace them again. This is a pain in the butt. Very disappointed in Chevy.

- , Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 032007

Impala LS 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

CHEVY DOES NOT CARE HOW WELL THEIR CARS DO AS LONG AS THEY MAKE IT OF THE SALES LOT. IT'S NOTHING LIKE TAKING YOUR CAR TO BE FIXED AND GUY TELLS YOU OH THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM FOR IMPALA'S AND MALIBU'S

- , Lawndale, CA, USA

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