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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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,269 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 #1

May 122008


  • 12,269 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. While driving in rainy weather conditions at any speed, the brake system intermittently pulsated, and caused the vehicle to abnormally vibrate. Secondly, while applying pressure to the brake pedal, the vehicle would not stop. The failure was accompanied by a loud grinding noise. The dealer stated that if the brake pads are exposed to moisture, they could fail. They further stated that they would only replace the brake pads if the wear was less than 3mm, and repair or resurface the brake rotors. The brake pads were measured at 5mm. The manufacturer stated that although her vehicle was experiencing severe symptoms, they would not repair the vehicle until it displayed the minimum requirement for repair. The failure mileage was 12,269 and current mileage was 12,412.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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