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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:
8,700 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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2006 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172009

Impala 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,700 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that he has to routinely replace the battery. On one occasion, when the battery dropped below 8 volts, it locked the transmission and prevented the vehicle from shifting into gear. The dealer and manufacturer did not assist. The failure and current mileages were 8,700. Updated 05/21/09 the consumer stated he had a garmin gps plugged in most of the time which drained the battery, but it shouldn't result in dead cells. The consumer stated he had serious doubts about the quality of the battery. Updated 05/27/09.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

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