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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,572 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 012011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

From stop I would step on the gas, and the car would slam into gear. I have had to have the electrical cluster replaced $300, and the fuel control replaced (car always smelt like gas) now they think this slam is the tcc valve in the transmission which is anywhere from $600-$900. Also the steering knuckle makes a loud noise on sharp turns. Whats next" are any of these issues recalls"

- New Era, MI, USA

problem #17

Jan 202012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 161,500 miles
The temperature gauge, fuel gauge, and speedometer have gone completely haywire! the temperature gauge goes to hot and buzzes but my car is no where near hot. I don't know if my tank is full or empty because the gauge is always on the bottom. I don't know how fast I'm going because my speedometer is stuck on 120. The dealership knows that this is a common problem but they insist on charging $500 or more to fix it...just own up and do the recall!!

- Violet, LA, USA

problem #16

Jan 082012

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
Started smelling gas while driving home from church on January 8, 2012. Smell of fumes intensified. Must roll down windows whenever driving. My eyes began to burn. I parked the car when I got home, and I could smell a lot of gas when I got out of the car. Car sat until Monday January 9, 2012. I still smelled gas. My car began burning extreme amount of gas. Car sat until the 13th. I filled up to a full tank of gas. I drove 7 miles to the store and 7 miles back. The car burned 1/8 tank of gas. Learned of 2005 Chevy Impala recall due to fuel system/ fuel pressure regulator. Recall id# 64377. I contacted dealership. I drove home with the windows down in 19 degree weather. Now it is sitting again due to mechanic recommendation.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #15

Jun 082010

Impala

  • miles

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

The speedometer just stopped working, the transmission shift hard but when you shut off the engine and start it back up it stops shifting hard, and the car stalls.

- Harlem, GA, USA

problem #14

Aug 012009

Impala

  • 70,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was driving 30 when the steering wheel seized and became difficult to maneuver. The contact also stated that at engine startup, the smell of fuel emitted inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to both a private mechanic and the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 83,000. Kmj

- Lewiston, ME, USA

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problem #13

Jan 062009

Impala 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Bad gas smell when you turn heat on.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #12

Aug 012010

Impala

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact started the ignition and activated the air conditioner, then there was an overpowering gasoline fuel odor inside of the vehicle. The failure would occur intermittently at initial startup with the activation of the air conditioner. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to duplicate the problem. The failure continued and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000.

- Miami Garden, FL, USA

problem #11

May 212008

Impala

  • 40,000 miles
Fuel pressure regulator leaking.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 082009

Impala

  • miles
Strong gas smell in car while idling and driving.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #9

Aug 102009

Impala

  • 94,526 miles
2005 Chevy Impala which leaks gas every mourning when the car has set overnight. The recall is the universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an O'ring and retainer, so this cause the gas to leak.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 122008

Impala

  • 42,500 miles

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

Car can be parked for several hours or a few minutes and there is a strong odor of gas coming through the air vents, no leaks or spills of gas are present, only happens sporadically not every day or even every week it is really weird. Service mechanic can find nothing wrong. This is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #7

Dec 252008

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle after it had been parked for hours, she smelled a strong odor of fuel through the air vents. The failure occurred without warning. There was no fuel spillage on the ground. The authorized dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07E021000 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices), although the failures were identical. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Sledge, MS, USA

problem #6

Oct 292008

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. Sporadically, the speedometer on the instrument control panel becomes inoperative and displays inaccurate readings. As a consequence, the contact cannot accurately measure the speed she is driving. There is also a strong fuel odor emanating from the vehicle. She took the vehicle to a repair shop, but the failure could not be duplicated or remedied. The vehicle has not been properly repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 116,000.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 072007

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
When turning on the heat the smell of gas.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 212008

Impala

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Impala caught fire under the hood in an accident. Consumer states that when the car first caught fire the vehicle stayed in drive and would not go into park and ignition would not turn off causing the vehicle to feed fuel to the fire. The driver of the Impala was involved in a moderately low speed front end collision with the rear of another vehicle. According to the fire report, the fire a cap was missing from the fuel return on top of the engine which would have spewed gasoline as long as the engine was running.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Nov 012007

Impala

  • miles
When starting vehicle and turning on heater there is a strong odor coming from the vents. I complained to the dealer and nothing was ever done. I am afraid that it will catch fire.

- Marsing, ID, USA

problem #2

Oct 012006

Impala 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,733 miles
: the contact stated the fuel pressure regulator was leaking gas under normal road conditions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 252005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
1. under chassis corrosion protection failure- key suspension and power train components affecting safe operation. 2. factory did not apply standard automotive industry anti corrosion coatings prior to shipment. Damage occurred prior to dealer receipt. #. factory rep has not provided or approved any possible remedy at this time. Problem was observed at first oil change-25 July 05 -first time the vehicle was on lift after delivery to customer.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

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