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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,286 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Impala steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles


While parking at very slow speed, very loud cracking noise from front of car while slightly turning steering wheel. Happening often. Have had front end inspected twice, no problem found with wheel bearings, or tie rods. Previous owner has had steering rack replaced, possibly due to same common problem- which may be poor lubrication of steering shaft as reported in

- Voorhees, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 152004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,572 miles
Want to add my complaint to the list of complaints about noisey, poorly lubricated steering coupling shaft, on my 2001 Chevrolet Impala. I have read the GM bullitten, but feel this is going to be a potential safey concern. Many owners will not pay to have this repair performed, and as the steering shaft wears from the lack of lube, it is very likely that the shafts will begin to bind, as all other rotating shafts with lack of lubrication, eventually do. This lubrication is not listed as a recommended maintenance. I, as well as many others, feel this concern should be corrected at no charge, either through a recall, or goodwill policy adjustment. Why would GM want to wait untill these shafts bind, or break, before doing something?

- Coldwater, MI, USA

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