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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,534 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.

2005 Chevrolet Impala fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 122008


  • 42,500 miles


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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problem #3

Nov 012007


  • 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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