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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,084 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 032009


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the transmission, speed odometer and antilock brake is faulty. Contact stated she had to replace the rotor, pads four times and the transmission is jerking. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and contact the was told she has to pay the expenses for these repairs. There are no recalls or warranties on the vehicle. The VIN number is unknown. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #7

May 152008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact took the vehicle to a local service shop and discovered that the brake rotors were made with defective material, which caused them to fail prematurely. The dealer stated that the contact would have to pay a standard charge of $65 just to have the vehicle inspected for potential defects. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not able to assist. The failure and current mileages were 60,000. Updated 07/08/08. The vehicle has since been repaired. Updated

- Gilberts, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 252008


  • 15,000 miles
2005 Chevy Impala have had many problems, the most problems have started at 15,000 miles, I have had the rotors replaced twice and the brakes replaced four times, the mileage on the car at this time is 44,900 miles, the air conditioner went out at 35,000 the dealer said it was not covered under the warranty, of course every time I have brought the car in for warranty work the dealer has found little things wrong that total up to $200 that come out of my pocket, lots of vibration in front end, tires have cupped with the problems, there should be some kind of recall for this, now I have the vibration back and the dealership has said that it is not under warranty anymore, and the rotors and brakes were replaced approximately 6 months ago, the brakes seem to go out every 6 months. Rotors every year.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #5

Jul 212007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,297 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 50 mph, the contact heard a bumping sound when she depressed the brake pedal. She was able to continue driving the vehicle at the time. The dealer resurfaced the rear disc brakes and rotors and removed and installed the front and rear disc pads updated 01/24/08. The current mileage was 16,000 and failure mileage was 14,297. The consumer is requesting to be reimbursed $444.90 the cost of the part to repair the vehicle. Updated 01/24/08

- Sayville, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 012005

Impala 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The current and failure mileage were 30000. While driving the vehicle at 45 mph the vehicle would drive weird, veering to the side of the road. The vehicle had been to the dealer numerous amounts of times and they continued to tell her that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. A different mechanic told her that the vehicle needed a wheel alignment, new brakes, and new rotors. The vehicle had been in a crash previously. Ak updated 06/08/07.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 022006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
Chipping and cracking on rear rotors on 2005 Chevy Impala affecting the quality of ABS system.

- Skowhegan, ME, USA

problem #2

Jul 012006

Impala 6-cyl

  • 2,374 miles
2005 Chevrolet Impala brakes pulsated making stopping rough. ***** both front rotors were scaling and flaking. The dealer turned the rotor which reduced the life of the rotors. The consumer requested that the dealer replace the rotors.

- Du Bois, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph on normal road conditions and depressing the brake pedal, there was resistant pressure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the rear rotors were machined however the problem persisted.

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

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