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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 11
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,837 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 6 of 7)

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problem #31

Nov 282007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Car went out of control after driver put the car into gear to move it from a parked, idling position, after noticing a burning like odor. It was noted by the driver at that time that the temperature gauge was in the red zone. When the driver attempted to move the car to a safer parking area only a few feet in distance, she heard a sharp snapping sound and also felt a vibration in the steering wheel/column area. The car suddenly lurched forward, the head lights and dash lighting went completely out as the car began accelerating out of control. In addition, there was no steering or brake control. No work has been done yet to correct these problems because an insurance company is involved.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #30

Jul 222007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2000 Chevrolet Impala passlock problem, I dropped my wife off we strapped in 3 kids and I head home. She sets there July 110 degrees and car will not start for 20 min. I know of three that's had the same problem there needs to be a recall.

- Ratliff City, OK, USA

problem #29

Aug 012006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 40 mph, the turn signals would not work. The contact stated that he had to activate the emergency lights to get the turn signal to work. When he accelerated, the fuel gauge moved to full and the air bag light illuminated. The contact stated that when he drove over a speed bump, the vehicle shut off. He was able to restart the vehicle after waiting approximately thirty seconds. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The powertrain was unknown. The failure mileage was 170,000 and current mileage was 182,215.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #28

Mar 012006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 65 mph the vehicle shut off without warning. The vehicle will not restart if the park gear wasn't engaged. 12 - 15 times on a hill the vehicle rolled backwards. The contact was aware of the safety risk involved, including the heavy traffic flow in his area. The failure mileage was 35,000, and the current mileage was 49,000.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #27

Jun 012006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
I have a 2000 Impala ls with 97000 miles. The car will stall at highway speed. This has happened to both my wife and myself several times this summer. The car has been in the dealership for 3 of the last 4 weeks and I am tolled they can't find the problem. I have done a internet check and have founded several other owners with the same issue. This needs to be addressed before someone is killed.

- Bryans Road , MD, USA

problem #26

Aug 252006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,400 miles
: the contact stated without warning the vehicle stalled intermittently at various speeds. The consumer attempted to restart the vehicle. At time it would start right up. Other times the vehicle had to cool down before it would restart. The dealership reprogrammed the computer but the problem persisted. Updated 9/22/2006 - the vehicle stalled a couple times a week.

- Dunmore, PA, USA

problem #25

Jun 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


For the last year my security light will randomly come on. Soon after..sometimes hours, sometimes days...the car will not start. I contacted my dealer and they said it is a passlock security code problem. The car thinks it is getting stolen and you have to wait 15-20 minutes and try again. The code is easy to fix but it is also $395. The only place that can fix it is the dealership. I have done some investigating and many Impala have this problem. My dealer suggested I write a complaint because they see it a lot and hopefully a recall could occur. I don't know when it is going to happen again and being a young female it is scary when I walk out to my car late at night or alone. I have found car website forums and many have listed this same problem. I appreciate your time and hope that something can be done. This can be a safety issue for many people.

- Walkerton, IN, USA

problem #24

Jul 112006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,325 miles
The contact stated, while driving in clear, dry weather, the vehicle lunged forward and all power in the vehicle failed on four separate occassions. Once stopped, the vehicle restarted. The service dealer inspected the vehicle by computer dianostic, on two separate occassions, which did not reveal the problem. The vehicleż's electrical power failed for the fourth time.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #23

Nov 192005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
2000 Chevrolet Impala locked me in car and couldn't get out. Finally got door open.

- Winnabow, NC, USA

problem #22

Feb 102006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds, the headlights go on and off intermittently at night. This last from 30 seconds to 1 minute. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership for inspection. The dealer could not duplicate the problem and no repairs were made.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #21

Jun 302005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Contact states both back door locks on his vehicle are malfunctioning. When the right door lock malfunctioned the contact thought the door unlocked, while lifting the door handle to open the door, the door handle broke off. The consumer contacted the manufacturer they stated it could be an electrical problem within the door. They did give him an option to purchase a vehicle without the power door locks. Dealership where the vehicle was purchased is no longer in business, so there is no address available*.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #20

Jan 012005

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
The rack and pinion steering assembly failure. Rack and pinion leaked and has been serviced and still has problems. The low tire pressure light had come on and there was a rattling noise coming from the right front wheel while the vehicle was in motion.

- Knoxville, IA, USA

problem #19

Jan 152004

Impala 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical failure - signal lighjts work periodically and air bag light goes on and off.

- Calgary, 00, USA

problem #18

Jul 072002


  • 18,071 miles
Problems with the braking system at 18K miles. The brakes began to vibrate and hum, the dash board lights came on which stated there was an ABS and traction problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they found a there was a senor problem. The rear wheel senor was showing a problem which resulted from the left front strut, where connector C101 and connector C045 wires passed into the trunk under the carpet. The consumer experienced problems with the brakes on several other occasions. The consumer also experienced electrical problems with the vehicle.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #17

Feb 112004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard lighting failed to light up when car is started. Specially dangerous at night time, because this is also accompanied by failure of the tail lights to turn on. Head lights are not affected. There is no override to manually turn on the tail lights nor dashboard lights. Apparently there is a sensor that turns these lights on when car is started. This is a recurring problem. Again, specially dangerrous situation when driving at night because of no tail lights, and no way for driver to tell what is the dirving speed. Accident waiting to happen.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #16

Nov 302003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,150 miles
Musty smell coming from air conditioning. Also, the steering wheel makes a weird noise when turning. The turn signals will go ballistic at times, flickering faster and faster. The inside lights also flicker at different intensities.

- Onalaska, WI, USA

problem #15

Nov 032003

(reported on)


  • 66,000 miles
Ongoing problem with vehicle stalling without warning. Vehicle could be driven 5 mph or 55 mph the problem would still occur. Vehicle had been inspected by the dealer on three occasions, and they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Braddock, PA, USA

problem #14

Sep 302003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,123 miles
Car completely turned off while the secruity warning showed in the message center when driving at 65mph on the freeway and had to force the car off the road with no brakes and no power steering.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #13

Jun 242003


  • miles
Consumer states that the electrical system has failed. Dealer notified.

- Chandlersville, OH, USA

problem #12

Mar 272003

(reported on)

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The A/C system stinks due to water retention in the heater which caused mold. The dealer could mask the odor but could not eliminate it. A loud bang occurred when the vehicle was started in cool or cold weather. The dealer indicated it was due to an electrical spike. The vehicle experienced sudden acceleration while merging into traffic. The brakes rotors have failed three times, every 20000 miles on average.

- Norman, OK, USA

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