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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #10

Feb 012008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


The speedometer will at random register that you are going faster than what you are. This creates problem on the road and cause someone to break because of fear.

- Townville, SC, USA

problem #9

Sep 112007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I have an 2005 Chevrolet Impala with 45,000 miles and night time driving is very difficult and scary as the headlights will go off without warning and you never know when it will happen. I have had it in the shop multiple times and they have replaced parts and still has not fixed the problem. Now the speedometer has quit working and is stuck on 140 miles an hour.

- Brookfield, MO, USA

problem #8

Jan 152008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,100 miles
2005 Chevrolet Impala speedometer indicates higher speeds than what I am actually traveling. Turn off the car and the speedometer will not reset to zero.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 052008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles


Speedometer began losing speed, I.e. began dropping, with cruise control on. No loss of road speed noted, dis-engaged cruise control and continued with flow of traffic. Speedometer continued to fall eventually reaching 0 mph. Speedometer began working again after shutting vehicle off. Currently it will be very slow getting to 0 mph when vehicle is fully stopped. Very erratic operation overall. Contacted GM customer care, they said it sounds like a bad speedometer stepper motor. Informed that it is not under any recall. Currently not repaired due to high cost of replacement. Note: Vehicle is a 2005 Chevy Impala, out of warranty due to mileage (58,000).

- Stamping Ground, KY, USA

problem #6

Nov 042006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,120 miles
Speed sensor went bad at 45,000 miles on a 2005 Impala. Repaired the problem and found it caused the instrument control panel to be in-operable and need to replace that. Wipers also park in upright position. No defect codes found.

- West Berlin, NJ, USA

problem #5

Aug 142007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
While driving my 2005 Impala ls with only 38,000 miles on it, the speedometer dropped to zero then back to well over the limit. Lately it is all over the place. The tachometer is doing the same. I took the car to the dealer and they said they would repair it but would cost me over $600. These things are covered on the pickups and SUV's to 70,000 miles but not the cars. Why not"?? it's almost like Chevrolet considers it's car owners "not worthy". what's up! Chevrolet??"

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #4

Nov 072007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Speedometer on my daughters 2005 Chevrolet Impala stopped working after 50,000 miles. Chevrolet has refused to pay for repairs even though they extended the warranty for trucks and SUVS with defective speedometers to 70,000 miles. I think Chevrolet should pay for repairs to all Chevy owners with defective speedometers, especially on a vehicle only two years old.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 202007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 65 mph, the gauges on the instrument panel worked intermittently. The speedometer would drop to zero and the temperature gauge would become hot. The dealer stated that the instrument cluster failed. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 39,000 and current mileage was 46,000. Updated 03/10/08. The intake manifold gaskets leaked as well.

- Wavena, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 302007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 55 mph in the rain, the speedometer displayed 125 mph. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the repair would take a couple of days. After the vehicle was parked for a few days, the speedometer reset itself. However, the failure recurred a couple of days later. The vehicle has been repaired by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 64,000.

- Mosspoint, MS, USA

problem #1

Nov 132006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
: the contact stated the speedometer became inoperable and had to be replaced. The service dealer replaced the instrument panel.

- Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

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