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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,619 miles
Total Complaints:
43 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (28 reports)
  2. replace faulty crankshaft sensor (8 reports)
  3. replace mass airflow sensor (2 reports)
  4. catalytic converter recall (a. k. a. tsb) (1 reports)
  5. replace crank position sensor (1 reports)
  6. replaced maf sensor (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Nov 182006

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,077 miles


It all started with my check engine light. So the dealership had me replace a bad thermostat and a catayltic converter( which was a recalled part) and the engine light was off and the car was fine for about a week and a half. The first few times it stalled without warning at stop lights and would not restart for a few minutes. Then it progressed to stalling while driving at 35, at 55, at 70. A different mechanic had me replace my fuel pump and filter($330.00) and the car ran good for two days. Also had the battery checked and its fine. Its not and every day thing and it is happening under all conditions cold , warm, highway and city driving. The car has no problems accelerating and usually drives fine until it stalls. The car is currently in the shop, no check engine light, no codes, no answers. I should not have to fear driving my car. So if there is anyone out there with answers please help!!!!!!!! I have only had the car for 9 months and owe to much to trade it in. But after reading all these comments I think I should contact a lawyer.

Update from Jun 8, 2009: Well after months of torment I finally got my answer. First the dealership had me replace plugs and wires and one of the coils. The car was fine for a few days and it stalled again. So another trip to the dealership. The tech did some research after I talked to him about the horrific ordeal, And he told me "It seems to be a wide spread problem with this model (stalling) and replacing the crank sensor seems to fix the problem." And they did the work for free and it has been smooth sailing since. Four months later the car still runs like a champ!!!

- , Montrose, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 252006

(reported on)

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

The car stalls on two occasions. Number one, when I am sitting at a red light or stop sign, it sometimes just cuts off. Number two, while driving on the interstate at over 70mph, the car went to 0mph in less than 60 seconds. On both occasions, the car cranks right back up, but now I am hesitant to go out of town and concerned that someone behind may hit me from the back not aware that my car has stopped.

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 232006

(reported on)

Impala LX

  • 87,000 miles

Sad to say, I"m a victim of the chevy syndrome. I can start my car in the a. m. with no problem. But once I start driving the nightmare begins. This damn car will shut off at a stop light. It shuts off before I can pull completly into a parking space, so I just coast in! There has even been times where I would go to pull out into traffic and yes, it shuts off again! This has become very dangerous. I've had a couple of sensors replaced, but the problem continues. As much as I love my chevy, my next step is TRADE IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Ormond Bch., FL, USA

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