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Print this page Notes: Top complaints for the 2006 Chevy Impala include how the transmission slips, clunks and fails. Or how the power steering knocks and squeals. In other words, this car is a noisy bucket of eventual failure points.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,930 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.

2006 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 282008

Impala 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles


I have had nothing but issues with this car. It started out with tire pressuring monitoring, pretty much fixed except on extended trips still get dummy light. Driver's and passenger side windows scratched and still on occasion screech. I just apply oil and it stops for a while. Tranny line leak - repaired, brake rotors where replaced 13,000 miles ago went bad again, vehicle out of alignment again and wearing tires out. Mechanic states that intermediate steering shaft needs replaced. Car has 95,000 checked on line and all of these items are known problems with Chevy / GM vehicles.

- Gilmore City, IA, USA

problem #2

Jan 192011


  • 75,729 miles
2006 Chevy ss Impala started having issues with the dash board readings, the car would not start because it would show the car was in drive when it was not, there was no readings for the speed, all electrical readings were out of control, finally the ABS would not work and then the car would not start at all and had to be towed in. The ABS module at only 75,000 miles had to be replaced. This is a serious safety issue that needs to be addressed by Chevy, the repair needed put me in a serious driving safety concern and Chevy should not say sorry this is no longer under warranty and we can't do anything for you.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 132008


  • 60 miles
While driving in the rain I had too stop quickly at a stop light applying the brakes significantly all I did is skid the ABS never worked and no indication light came on I then had too stop slow in the snow same scenario.

- Reno, NV, USA

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