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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
89,780 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. oxygen sensor replaced (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Impala cooling system problems

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 122012

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Tired of the not knowing! Have a 2001 Chevy Impala and its getting hot but dont know if its the heads or water pump.

- , Okmulgee, OK, USA

problem #5

Mar 122013

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

I have 2001 chevy impala (its my first car) I bought it from someone in my neighborhood after 4 days of owning the car I went to a town close by and my car was smelling like it was burning pulled in to a near gas station put water and went home the next day went to auto part store they said it can be anything so I went to my husband friend who has a shop and put the engine analyzer on it and it said I need a oxygen and knock sensor every since then its been ok but i still need to put water constantly! So part of the problem was fixed

- , Stockton, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 132011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

I have a 2001 impala with the 3.8. Last week started running very hot, pulled dipstick and had water in my oil. I've pulled the plenum and see no signs of damage,the car was running fine, not rough at all and now I'm kinda at a stand still as its sitting in the driveway with no plenum on it. My question is, is this a head gasket or lower manifold gasket? There is no white smoke or sweet smelling exhaust ,PLEASE HELP!! o and by the way I've had this car for almost 5yrs and of course just paid it off THREE WEEKS AGO!! and have had all the normal impala crap wrong with it. Ineed some words of wisdom !!

- , Lk Orion, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 152007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles


You can't drive an 01' Impala a lot in town or it will overheat from all the start-and-stop traffic. The summer heat also affects it a lot. I would not recommend this car, way too many problems. It's scary to drive sometimes.

- , Fargo, ND, USA

problem #2

May 102008

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

I took the car in for a flush thinking this would fix the overheating problem. The flush job cost $75.00 and the overheating problem was still there. I hardly drive the car anymore in the summer because the overheating problem is worse.

So with the brakes, engine, air bag and overheating problem I have had it with Chevy. It used to be a good, high quality product, but not anymore. Why this car has not been in a recall I don't know, it should be. How about caring about your customers Chevy, we are the ones who helped to make you rich, it's your turn to take care of us for a change! My Impala now has 52,000 miles on it and it aacts like it has way more miles than that! Shame on you Chevy!

- , Moscow, ID, USA

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problem #1

May 182008

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,678 miles

my car is now overheating and making a clicking noise on the passenger side door sounds like my door locks are trying to work again or jamming up,and my trunk button wont work anymore and my lights don't turn on when i turn on the car as they did before the security problem.

- , Portage, Micghigan, USA

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