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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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,169 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 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012015


  • 93,000 miles


Headlights flicker, driving down the road and parked. Also battery drains every year.

- Moose Lake, MN, USA

problem #5

Jun 072013


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while stopped at a median, another vehicle that was driving approximately 55 mph crashed into the front passenger's side of the vehicle. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a impound lot. An independent mechanic repaired the vehicle however, the contact stated that the horn and the drivers side headlight failed shortly afterward. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Greenwood , MS, USA

problem #4

Mar 192014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 196,000 miles
Car hard to steer and turn, hit a concrete barrier damage the left front bumper, light, body frame on left side of the car.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 132012


  • 82,000 miles


From time to time I hear some banging noise like someone is in my trunk or like it the side. I'm not sure what it. Also my power steering make noise all the time. And my driver side headlight bulb comes loose and blows out a lot. It seems like it's something with the connector. To many issues with this car.

- Vadnais Hts , MN, USA

problem #2

Mar 202012


  • miles
The electrical in the car is messed up. I turn to the right and my radio shuts off, also if its dark out and my lights are on and I put the windows down the lights down as I'm pressing the button to put them down.

- Andover , NH, USA

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problem #1

Dec 012011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 15 miles
At the time my Chevy had 105,000 miles on it the transmission went out, so I got it rebuilt it hasn't quite been a year a now the new transmission is stalling and not shifting correctly at times. Also when using my turn signal to turn just as the wheel straightens up and the turn signal turns off it triggers the high beams to come on, this only happens if it's cold out or raining.

- Apopka, FL, USA

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