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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 10
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,208 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Impala engine problems

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2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #66

Jul 272019

Impala 6-cyl

  • 170,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when he was driving at 60 mph, heat started coming through the air ducts and the vehicle was shut off without warning. The contact was able to pull over and upon lifting the hood to check the engine, flames began disbursing from the engine's manifold. The contact then grabbed a floor mat from his vehicle and extinguished the flames. The contact then restarted the vehicle and the check engine light illuminated, the contact then drove the vehicle to a parking lot. No police or fire report was filed and no injuries were reported. The dealer neither the manufacturer have been informed of the vehicle failure. The failure mileage was 170,000. Consumer stated you could observe the oil pours out the valve cover and failed to mention it was more the front gasket than back.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #65

Apr 012018

Impala

  • 143,000 miles
Power steering hard and trying to run hiit changed water pump.

- Shannon, MS, USA

problem #64

Oct 112017

Impala

  • 162,465 miles
Tranmisson, evap, evaporrative emission control system leaking

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #63

Feb 152016

Impala

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact had not experienced a failure prior to being repaired at the dealer (pete moore automotive, 103 and 106 new warrington rd pensacola, fl 32506 850-456-7000, ext 466) per NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact was uncertain if the repair caused a failure when the parts were replaced. The contact felt that the oem parts may have failed and that the manufacturer needed to provide a solution to the dealer to repair the vehicle. The contact was unable to prevent an internal oil leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the rear gaskets were leaking. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available.

- Orrville, AL, USA

problem #62

May 302017

Impala

  • 139,000 miles
When trying to start my vehicle, the security light comes on and the vehicle will not start for 10 minutes. This occurs on a weekly basis and occurs in many locations. Some of the locations include very rural areas with no phone signal, during high temperature days when a child is present in the vehicle. Ten minutes is a long time to sit with no cooling available and no ability to contact anyone. This occurs with no warning and no certain weather. GMC is aware of the passcode/passkey failures but has refused to recall such malfunctions, even though it affects thousands of vehicles.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #61

Mar 102017

Impala

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 30-35 mph, the engine separated from the engine compartment's subframe. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Rosemount, MN, USA

problem #60

Mar 042014

Impala

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Unsure if my 04 Impala is affected in the takata recall because I haven't received notice.have recently had extensive repairs completed by a certified mechanic. And the ABS, trac, check and brake lights won't go off. The security light continues to come on and disables the car not allowing it to start. Causing me the be stranded unannounced and at any random time. Steering wheel tightens and loosens at random times. After researching past recalls before my ownership I am unsure if my car has had the recall issues addressed. My car has some type of manufacturer computer glitch but GMC doesn't want to own up to it. And I've kept all receipts on repairs I've covered. These issues have been on going since the estimated date entered below.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #59

Feb 242017

Impala

  • miles
There is a recall on this car. We brought it to the dealer with an appointment and the dealer did not perform the recall service.

- Westerlo, NY, USA

problem #58

Apr 302015

Impala

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle's pass lock security light illuminated continuously. also, the engine failed to turn over and start. The contact stated that the vehicle took up to an hour to start. The contact was able to remove the key completely from the ignition while the engine was running. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.  

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #57

May 312016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling ) and 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- East Point, GA, USA

problem #56

Dec 012015

Impala

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #55

Apr 042016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated there was an oil leak under the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer was unable to provide the part to receive the repair within a reasonable time frame. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to provide a specific time frame that the part would become available. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #54

Dec 102015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact was unable to receive the part within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair and was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact called the dealer more than five times for months and was informed months later that the part was available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #53

Jan 012016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the parts to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #52

Dec 072015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while parked, there was a strong odor of oil and there was an abnormal nose preset when driving. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #51

Dec 102015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule a recall repair appointment. The contact went to the dealers several times and the parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified and was unable to provide a specific time frame to supply the part to the dealer. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #50

Feb 082016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The recall part was available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the gasket was replaced and the other remedy part was unavailable. The vehicle was at the dealer for twelve consecutive days. The dealer refused to release the vehicle until the remedy was completed. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #49

Aug 132015

Impala

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the engine caught fire. The contact smelled smoke coming from the engine. The vehicle was not destroyed. There were no injuries sustained. The contact and her husband extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #48

Dec 012015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #47

Dec 072015

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, a strong odor of fuel was noticed within the vehicle. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine coolant) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

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