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Average Mileage:
150,529 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Impala accessories - interior problems

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 292014

Impala 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles


Dashboard lights to illuminate the speedometer and gas, the face plate to the radio, etc, when it's dark enough outside and the lights come on instead of the driving light, everything goes dark. Including when I open the door, the interior lights won't come on either. I needed a new battery and I thought that was going to take care of it as it was barely starting when I turned the ignition key. So I thought it would be the battery as well....nope!!! They still don't work when it gets dark out.

Yes, its a royal pain in my ass!!!! And I don't know what or how to go about fixing this glitch!

- , Eagle Grove, IA, USA

problem #7

Jan 012008

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The electrical problem continued for a year but it wasn't enough of a problem to spend the money to have it fixed. I then hit a deer 2 years ago and the electrical worked great for a year and now it has gone out again, along with the power to the driver's window and side mirror.

- , Fargo, ND, USA

problem #6

Feb 062011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,600 miles

The Key stopped turning in the ignition. I replaced the switch and now some of the dash lights stay on and run the battery down. It would start the car at first but now will not start at all. When I charge the battery the E break light, check engine light, lights where it shows what gear it's in all stay on. There was only 3 wires that had to be disconnected and put back and I can't find a short anywhere.

Does anyone know what this could be? I need my car desperately and can't afford to have it taken to a dealer or repair shop.

- , Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 122011

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


Omg.... While driving or parking my dashboard lights up like a Christmas tree off on on. It says low tire pressure even though it don't need air, washer fluid when its full, airbag, everything... I'm just so tiered of it cause you don't no what the real problem is.....

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 182010

Impala Not Sure V6/3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

When I bought my car the mileage light would not work, so I was not sure how many miles there actually was on the car. The paper the car lot gave me to take to my bank said 68,000. I asked the guy how he knew that was the mileage. He said the light come on every once in awhile, that it had a short. Ok I have driven this car for 7 mths. now and have until yet to see a light come on at anytime.The paper he gave me to take to get my tags said exempt.I like the vehicle so I just decided it really didnt matter how many miles, hey it runs good. I did a background check on the car and it had 171 thousand and something miles on it last report. That was in Feb. 2009. I do not know what the problem is. I havent checked the fuses yet, but thought I would eventually. Then I found this site and may be better off with the light not working, because seems like people are having problems with their Chevy impalas not starting. Who knows these lights may have been disconnected for a reason.Something to think about, huh.

- , Horatio, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010

Impala LS 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,633 miles

ok so i have a problem with my piece of s#!t impala. All sorts of lights are coming on in the dash! the battery light comes on intermittently, the traction control light comes on plus the usual low tire pressure and the washer fluid but all are ok i recently changed the battery and the alternator, filled the tires and the washer fluid so there should not be any problems at all but they are all coming on still!!! plus the parking brake light is on and the parking brake was never touched! (2 years it has never been used) I am an at home mechanic but i am at my whits end with this i have searched all over for a solution but to no avail anyone please HELP!!!!

- , Montreal, QC, Canada

problem #2

Mar 052009

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,000 miles

one night when i got out class got in my car crunk it bout head home. noticed it looked darker inside my car than normal. well, my dash lights weren't working! got home checked my fuses and all that stuff everything tested fine and all fuses were good. next night they worked. night after that they didnt. havent worked since. really sux bc i have lead foot and tend to get speeding tickets a lot; since i cant see how fast im goin (unless i turn on over head light) im bound to get another freakin ticket!! no idea on fndin solution without takin it to shop n spendin 2 much money!

- , Henagar, AL, USA

problem #1

Sep 052007

Impala LS 3800

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

The dash lights are out most of the time, though not always. Also sometimes a separate intermittent problem is the turn signals will not operate unless the flasher signal is turned on a couple of times too. The dash light problem would cost over 600 dollars to repair through installation of a new dash board electrical circuit board.

These sorts of emergent high cost repairs for replacement of defective / failed electrical / computer circuit boards are a big drawback to more modern automotive and equipment design.

On the side we have a 2 and a half year old Bosh range which needed a new ceramic electronic igniter for 250 bucks. The Sears repairman said if the board goes out on either the new front load washer or dryer one is looking at 500 or more bucks if my memory is right. This all sucks and is poor design and quality control.

Update from May 14, 2011: the chevy mechanic online through justask said to try changing the headlight switch. this fix worked for $54 for the part delivered, and one hour of labor. all illumination came back and is stable to the dashboard backlighting and to all dashboard and radio lighting and switches, to the steering wheel switches illumination, to the switches on the drivers door control panel, and to the switches on the passenger door panel.

- , St Paul, MN, USA

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