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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,000 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Impala accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 132014


  • 170,000 miles


A sudden loud noise began while driving on the highway at speeds of 65-70. The noise lasted a few seconds followed by a louder loud noise coming from the top of the vehicle. I activated my hazard lights and pulled into the median to determine the cause. After opening the sliding cover for my vehicle's sunroof, I discovered the sunroof was missing and had flown off the vehicle while driving. I do not believe any vehicles were directly behind me. I am not sure if any vehicles hit the sunroof after it flew off my vehicle. I discovered a recall for the webasto hollandia 700 sunroof due to the sunroof flying off vehicles. I was not notified by the manufacturer of this recall. I will contact the manufacturer regarding this recall and to have the sunroof repaired.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 032012


  • 68,000 miles
I am the original owner of a 68K miles 2005 Chevy Impala. The car was parked at my place of employment for the 8 hrs. My work hours ended and I started the car to proceed home. I pressed the sunroof switch to make it automatically open. It did not open. Smoke started to fill the passenger compartment and I noticed a flicker coming from the headliner. It was a flame. I tapped the headliner to make it go out and exited the car and removed my keys from the ignition upon exiting.

- Parma, OH, USA

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