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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
168,140 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. the transmission needs rebuilt (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Impala transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 092009

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 225,000 miles


Car literally clunks into gear. Especially going from park to reverse, or vis versa. Other gears are not as bad.

- , Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 202009

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

Ok this problem with the transmission I guess is very common in the Impalas, I was lucky to have the opportunity to rack up almost 200k miles on mine before it happened but some people aren't that fortunate. The shaft from the transmission pump to the torque converter somehow pops a seal out which allows the shaft to start going oblong and eats the gears up, without the seal there the transmission fluid flows through heavier and builds up high pressure in the lines and makes the car slam into the next gear. So from what I was told I am just wandering how the hell does GM borrow so much damn money and still can't seem to fix a problem that has been brought to their attention I'm sure many of times.

- , Columbus, OH, US

problem #1

Dec 082008

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,419 miles

Tranny clunks into gear randomly and has now also randomly caused the traction control lamp to illuminate. (Note, ABS lamp never came on so far). Garage flushed tranny and put in new filter, no improvement.

- , Ottawa, ON, Canada

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