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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,556 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Impala miscellaneous problems

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #9

May 242015

Impala

  • 45,000 miles

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

I bought this car in 2006. One year later I noticed my speedometer was not working. I searched on line and found many complaints about the speedometer failing to work. Right after that the temperature gauge and the fuel indicator stopped working. I went on line and found that Chevy trucks had been recalled for cluster failures. I took my car in to a Chevy dealer and was told I'd have to pay $700+ for the repair. The cluster hasn't worked all these years and I've had several instances of the car almost overheating, the car running out of gas, and being pulled over for exceeding the speed limit because the cluster didn't work. How can GM & Chevy say they stand by their products and not recognize deficiencies in their own products unless it makes national news. I've held onto this car and have maintained well so I can brag about longevity because of the care I take. I cannot brag about GM/Chevrolet customer service or responsiveness, or customer loyalty. After years of buying well made Japanese cars I bought american. Now I wonder why.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #8

May 012014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
This car has been down now since may without being driven because of the ignition switch went out and kept us stranded. We had to have this replaced which was $450 in October and now we are waiting for the key from G.M. to even start the car and that was 2 months ago and we are still waiting for the key and it's now December. G.M. should have to pay for this ignition switch and the months that we had paid for the insurance on this car without driving it.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #7

Jul 112014

Impala

  • 128,000 miles
Traction control engages even on drive even surfaces. ABS also engage on smooth, even and dry surfaces.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

May 162014

Impala

  • 150,000 miles

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

Problem started first with car not starting and then it would start few minutes later, now car will shut off completely while driving low speeds/coasting even. Cel blinked several times once still giving 0300 code. Changed spark plugs and nothing changed. I have to shift car in neutral when this occurs and restart engine but have to push on accelerator to get to start and shift into drive. This is dangerous and could kill someone if they didnt know what to do.

- Springfield, TN, USA

problem #5

Mar 022006

Impala

  • 60,000 miles
At 60000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Re-manufactured transmission installed under extended car warranty. At 120000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Worn internal transmission gears replaced under extended car warranty. At 160000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Re-manufactured transmission installed under extended warranty. So as you can clearly do the math the first transmission failed at 60,000, the second at 120,000 and the third at 160,000. Now at 180,000 in the month of June 2013 the trans is slipping again but I have yet to have the fourth incident evaluated.

- Waupun, WI, USA

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problem #4

Mar 022006

Impala

  • 60,000 miles
At 60000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Re-manufactured transmission installed under extended car warranty. At 120000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Worn internal transmission gears replaced under extended car warranty. At 160000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Re-manufactured transmission installed under extended warranty. So as you can clearly do the math the first transmission failed at 60,000, the second at 120,000 and the third at 160,000. Now at 180,000 in the month of June 2013 the trans is slipping again but I have yet to have the fourth incident evaluated.

- Waupun, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 022006

Impala

  • 60,000 miles

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

At 60000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Re-manufactured transmission installed under extended car warranty. At 120000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Worn internal transmission gears replaced under extended car warranty. At 160000 vehicle had a transmission slip. Re-manufactured transmission installed under extended warranty. So as you can clearly do the math the first transmission failed at 60,000, the second at 120,000 and the third at 160,000. Now at 180,000 in the month of June 2013 the trans is slipping again but I have yet to have the fourth incident evaluated.

- Waupun, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 082012

Impala

  • miles
I drove my car to work and it cranked fine. I got in it to go home and it wouldn't start. I replaced the battery and it still is happening. Some time it cranks and sometimes it doesn't. I just wish someone would help me figure this out.

- Pilot Mountain , NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 152010

Impala 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The only event leading to the failure was a loud sound coming from the rear left side of the vehicle. The failure involved a pull to the left and excessive heat being generated from the back left tire. The component that failed ended up being the wheel bearing. I had a mechanic replace it and also kept the old part. The old bearing was scorched (the mechanic showed me) and warped. The bearing could have locked up had it not been replaced, resulting in an accident.

- Scranton, PA, USA

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