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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,838 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #50

Nov 202009


  • 120,000 miles


2005 Chevrolet Impala instrument cluster failure. Speedometer works intermittently and temp gauge stopped working all together. GM knows the problem is defective stepper motors but has not recalled vehicles.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #49

Feb 162009


  • 70,000 miles
2005 Chevy Impala speedometer very sporadic in working may say you are going 40 and you are going 75 or may say you are going 80 and you are going 35 extremes to 120 and lows to 0. it started messing up around 70,000 miles and the dealer says this is not a recall even though many people are having this problem with the Impala, please help.

- Lexington, OH, USA

problem #48

Oct 202009


  • 89,000 miles
The instrument cluster in my 2005 Chevy Impala experiences periodic malfunctions. The speedometer will read significantly over the actual speed or will remain at zero. The fuel and temperature gauges also read incorrectly. My research indicates that these are common complaints for 2000 to 2006 Chevy vehicles yet no recall has been announced. This is a safety hazard that should be addressed through a recall.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #47

May 012008


  • 65,000 miles


Speedometer gauge does not work properly. When you drive it never displays the correct speed you are going and can read many different speeds as you drive. It can also remain at 0. this is happening on many Chevrolet models and can cause you to get multiple tickets for not going the correct speed limit. This should not be left to the consumer to repair for $700 as this a GM/Chevrolet problem. Look on several websites and put in a Chevy model and you will see that this is an ongoing problem and should be recalled.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #46

Feb 152008


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the speedometer displays inaccurate readings on the instrument control panel. He is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer, to determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The current mileage was 87,749 the vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #45

Sep 082009


  • 79,000 miles
My 2005 Chevy Impala speedometer went out. I have searched the internet, and this is a very common problem. Vehicle is less than 5 years old with under 75K miles. Speedometer stepper motor is defective. Needs dealership recall to replace since such a common problem.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #44

Feb 092009


  • 47,832 miles


My 2005 Impala that has 47,000 miles on is nolonger has working speedometer, gas gauge or temp gauge. This is a safety issue due to I nolonger have correct information on the speed that I'm driving with my children in the car. I can only use my educated guess on how much gas I have and will not know that my car is overheating. This could cause a fire and we wouldn't know until it was too late. I have spoken with GM reguarding the insturment cluster problem they told me that it has only been recalled on trucks. This issue thur a mechcanic will cost me $500 + to have fixed however reading complaints online its very obvious that this issue needs to be recalled, just about all GM's seem to have this issue ( faulty stepper motor's ) find it hard to belive that GM will not recall this issue when the parts will only be $15 to repair for the safety of there customers nor will they sell you the stepper motors to fix the issue yourself. I feel unsafe in my car that has low mileage that has been well taken care of. Please recommend a recall for the cluster so that GM will have to be responsible for its products and customers safety. I used to think that buy an american car would do good things for our country however now think that american companys could care less about its fellow american's there safety and standing behind the product they sold...

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #43

Jul 302009


  • 90,815 miles
Defective speedometer. Speedometer frequently looses calibration at low and high speeds causing a misreading of vehicle speed.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #42

Apr 152008


  • 80,335 miles
2005 Chevrolet Impala. Failing speedometer. This failure has been intermittent for over 1 year. The first time I experienced it I was driving on a 4 lane divided highway and due to the slow failure of the speedometer I was passing everyone thinking they were driving slow. When the speedometer dropped to zero I realized that there was something wrong with my car not the other drivers. The problem disappeared after I got home and shut the car off. It has since then intermittently reappeared. I have not taken corrective action on this problem because the car is out of warranty and I cannot afford the estimated repair cost. Research into a less expensive repair solution has show me that this is a common failure with GM vehicles using a particular stepper motor in their instrument cluster. One online source states this part number as X C5 168. Seems to me that it will only be a matter of time before someone without the knowledge, money or resources to recognize this problem and correct it has a serious injury or causes a death due to excessive speed. Older drivers and younger drivers come to mind as the most susceptible.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #41

Jun 162008


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the speedometer cluster failed. The dial goes straight down and does not register correctly. The failure has occurred intermittently for one year. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer or mechanic. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 68,000.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #40

Apr 092009


  • 87,007 miles


2005 Chevy Impala speedometer sticking or not working at all.

- Franklin, NH, USA

problem #39

Jan 142009


  • 753,100 miles
The speedometer just stopped working, the day before it was fine. I know alot of people who have Impala and their speedometers don't work either. This is not safe driving not knowing how fast your going. I have kids and I travel alot so I think Chevy should re-call this soon.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #38

Apr 172008


  • miles
Speedometer is not working. With all the complaints about instrument panels in GM vehicles, you would think it is time for a recall. I believe they recalled SUV's, so why not recall cars. From what I understand, my speedometer is just the beginning of my instrument problems on the Impala that I purchased. This could be a dangerous problem if a temp gauge is not working properly.

- Iron Mountain, MO, USA

problem #37

Apr 202006


  • 38,000 miles
The speedometer on my 05 Impala didn't work properly. It would at times stop working, and others, not read the correct speed. The speedo jut stopped working properly. It would do that all the time, especially when it would get damp or humid out. I checked and GM did nothing to recall it. I had to pay $300 to replace the instrument cluster. This is a very common problem with Impala. GM won't recall it or anything. It can't be safe driving a car and not having any idea how fast you're going. I really think GM should be pressured not recalling this.

- Neenah, WI, USA

problem #36

Jan 222007


  • 27,500 miles
About two years ago my speedometer quit working. I would be driving and it would register 100 mph when I was not going but about 30 mph. Around the same time my horn quit working. When I honked it, it would sound faint until it just quit. Also, when I try to put my car in gear it is really hard to at times. When it does finally go into gear it makes a really loud thud noise. Now I have a leak in my radiator that has been gradually getting bigger. I bought this car because it was supposed to be the safest. Now I'm not so sure.

- Mountainburg, AR, USA

problem #35

Jan 312009


  • 84,000 miles
The speedometer on the vehicle does not work, and it has almost cost me to get a ticket, since I don't know how fast I am going. They is a pending settlement, but that does not help me. The speedometer said that I was going 20mph, and when I was pulled over, I was told that I was going 67mph in a 45mph zone. This has been going on with the vehicle for the past 2 months, and don't have the money to take it to the dealer to get it fixed.

- Stagecoach, NV, USA

problem #34

Nov 012008


  • 55,000 miles
2005 Chevy Impala speedometer improperly working show I am doing 100mph when I am only doing 35.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #33

Dec 222008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,200 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 35 mph, the speedometer displayed 100 mph. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and the mechanic stated that the speedometer failed. The repair would cost $350. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer stated that because the vehicle was not included in a recall, no repair or compensation would be made. The failure mileage was 41,200 and current mileage was 42,000. Updated 03-04-09 updated 03/04/09.

- Waynesboro, TN, USA

problem #32

Jul 222008


  • 45,000 miles
The gauge cluster went about 2 years ago. The temps was reading hot when it was not and the speed would say 100mph when I would be going 50mph. I spent over $100 to see if there was a problem with the radiator turns out there was not. I got it replaced and within a year it was messed up again. I have read hundreds of complaints for the same problem!

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #31

Aug 012008


  • miles
2005 Impala 3.4L 55K miles at 41K my speedometer, and temp gauges no longer work... it is due to bad stepper motors. And GM wants over 400 dollars to fix a problem they know is wayyyyyyyyyy too common and I as well as many people cant afford to fix their problem. This is very unsafe not knowing if your car is overheating could result in fire and death and speedometer not working could also lead to bad things!

- Palmer, AK, USA

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