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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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,296 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 222010


  • 78,591 miles


The contact owns a 2006 cheverolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced both power steering and engine failures. The contact received a recall notice in regards to the power steering. The dealer repaired the vehicle according to the power steering recall by replacing the hose and the clamps on February 24, 2010. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle overheated and smoke emitted from under the hood. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for a diagnostics test and the dealer informed her that the engine overheated because the water pump was leaking. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were 78,591.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 022008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Expressway driving. Power steering failed. No previous indication. Result was a major increase in effort to steer. I felt it created an unsafe condition. I was able to exit the highway and there was no accident.

- Naperville, IL, USA

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