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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,298 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Impala transmission problems

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2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #31

Mar 142011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 80,264 miles


When my 2000 Chevy Impala gets too hot the transmission begins to stick, and the vehicle slows down, and then transmission shift very pulls hard. It occurs mostly as the weather starts to get warm.

- St Albans, NY, USA

problem #30

Jun 272010

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer states problem with transmission and requests reimbursement the consumer stated as he backed the vehicle in his garage, a loud bang came from the rear of the vehicle. The consumer removed the gear from reverse to drive and then the vehicle began to vibrate. He shifted the gear into park and in an instant the vehicle moved forward. He attempted to shift into neutral, to stop the forward movement, but to no avail. To stop the forward movement, he applied heavy pressure to the brake pedal and eased into drive; the vehicle eased down the driveway. He was able to get the vehicle to stop at the end of the driveway. He tried shifting into reverse, but instantly a loud noise was heard. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where it was determined the transmission had failed due to torn gears.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #29

Jun 112009

Impala 6-cyl

  • 173,009 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving the transmission kept slipping in and out of gear. Also the electronic stability control system caused the vehicle to drift to the right or left. Also, the lights for the instrument control panel failed. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic and the technician located several diagnostic error codes. The failure mileage was 173,009. Updated 1/5/10 the dealer replaced a sash light switch, ut that didn't resolve the problem. Updated 01/06/10.

- Mansfield, WA, USA

problem #28

Oct 302007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,469 miles


Vehicle was at dealer for left axle seal leak. Next day vibration noticed while slight right turn pressure on wheel. Returned vehicle to dealer. Couldn't find problem on lot. After testing on road for 2 mins. It was determined that transmission had total failure.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #27

Jun 272007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
Total transmission failure on 2000 chevrole T Impala.

- Tappan, NY, USA

problem #26

Feb 202007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failure. Vehicle making gear whining, and transmission slips at highway speed. Service shop indicated that there is a "solenoid switch" that is stuck in the torque converter. There is a 50/50 chance that the drum in the torque converter is cracked, therefore shop won't invest the large amount of labor required to replace this stuck switch. The repair will require a complete transmission rebuild. 120,000 miles on vehicle. $1500 of repairs for a stuck, $20 switch. Not right.

- Elkhart Lake, WI, USA

problem #25

Sep 182006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


: the contact stated the check engine light illuminated intermittently. While accelerating from a stop, the transmission dropped to the lowest gear without warning, and hesitated before engaging to the next gear. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who was unable to determine the cause of the problem. Also, the fuel gauge displayed an incorrect reading. Finally, while driving 30 mph, there was a rattling noise in rear wheels. The last two problems were inspected by a dealer.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #24

Mar 182006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling between 15 and 55mph the vehicle will shift hard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the transmission was flushed out. The problem was with the pressure control solenoid in the transmission. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #23

Oct 142004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The vehicle had 37,000 on it and the transmission failed. However, it will start but has no power. The vehicle sounded as if it was in a very low gear. Consumer stated that the vehicle would not go into reverse. The consumer took the vehicle into the repair shop.

- Texarkana, AR, USA

problem #22

Jul 272004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I have had numerous problems from day one with this car. At 60,000 miles, I had a transmission failure. There was a whining noise that came from the engine compartment, usually at highway speeds in 4th gear, or overdrive. I had the car diagnosed at a transmissioin shop, and was told that it was going to need to be completely rebuilt. This failure could have occurred on the highway, if I had not been vigilant in my investigation of the problem. As a result, I had a huge repair bill, was without the car for 1 week, and had to pay for a rental to drive to work. To correct the problem the transmission and torque converter had to be rebuilt, and repalced. Specific parts that I know of were, the "torrington bearing", which caused failure of a set of planetary gears, and the 4th gear spline. The repairman said that the bearing and the 4th gear spline are of substandard quality, and that replacement parts have purposely been made stronger, and heat treated, because this is a known problem in these transmissoins.60'000 miles is much too early for a failure of this type to occur. Total repair bill was over $2,500.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #21

Apr 072004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


My 2000 Chevy Impala has transmission problems that may result in me having to purchase another one. This car was shipped out with a 4T65-E tranny, which has more problems than the law should approve. In my current research I have found hundreds of recalls concerning the 4T65-E all in different GM vehicles. My Impala's tranny is about to go, the symptoms are hard shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. I don't think it's fair that I was sold a car with a defective transmission. This problem should be corrected.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #20

Mar 202004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Transmission failure of my 2000 Impala with only 20,000 miles on it. It is the weekend and have not had a chance to call dealer to find out if they will cover damage. Will write again later with more info. 3-21-2004.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #19

Feb 152004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,500 miles
Transmission failure and power steering pump failure.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #18

Sep 172003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
While gradually accelerating from 42 to 43 mph the engine surges and then settles back down. Dealer states they found codes that indicate a solenoid problem in the transmission. I only have 52,000 miles on the car. Dealer also states that the transmission could change to any gear at any time or speed.

- Bradford, MA, USA

problem #17

Jun 152003


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at any speed and with no warning transmission will lock up, locking the rear tires, and it will be hard to control the vehicle. Consumer will be forced to pull over.

- Bogart, GA, USA

problem #16

Jul 112003


  • miles
Consumer stated that when putting vehicle in park on a hill the vehicle would pop out of park and start to roll back in reverse, causing damage to the vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Toxey, AL, USA

problem #15

Jul 062003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering colum in my car has a clunk/vibratoin. The engine cradle was replaced and I was told that this was the problem, but later the noise returned after the 36000 warranty was over. Now dealer tells me that my extended warranty that I paid for would not cover the repair.also the car is having tranmission problems, still waiting to see if they can find the problem.... have been told that if no check engine light comes on then there is nothing wrong. I am going to leave with the dealer and have the service mgr drive, but not a lot of hope in this.

- Voluntown, CT, USA

problem #14

Apr 102003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle rolled backwards while on a hill.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 312001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My transmission in my 2000 Impala is gone, mileage under 22,000, dealership is replacing transmission, I contacted GMC customer service dept they offer me a transmission component letter warranty for 5 yr or 60,000 mles whatever come first, I am upset that the dealership is replacing the transmission with a serta transmission, thats why I contacted GMC they offer this letter has customer satifaction, I quess I have to other chose but to accept the warranty lettter, because it will cover the serta transmission.

- Stedman, NC, USA

problem #12

Jul 262001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle experienced insufficient oil pressure but the oil warning light did not illuminate, the dealer reflased the PCM with new calibration software, the driver stopped at a red light on an incline and when the vehicle began to roll backwards, the dealer stated the the vehiicle was operating as designed, the transmission was leaking and making a whinning noise. Nlm

- Modena, NY, USA

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