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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,526 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 engine problems

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 282011


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the instrument cluster would read inaccurately, the vehicle would stall at any time, and smoke could be seen entering the vehicle through the vents. The dealer diagnosed that there was a fuel pump failure. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified via email, but the contact did not receive a response. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 136,000.

- Oaks, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 082011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 112,900 miles
My car overheats and I was told that it is the intake manifold gasket. My car is not old enough for this to be a problem.

- Swampscott, MA, USA

problem #6

Sep 262010

Impala 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chevy Impala. The temperature light keeps coming on. I have took it to get fixed and they have bleed the radiator and it still keeps coming on. It makes you think the car is running hot. It also starts switching gears hard when it gets like this. It has been from the start hard to get in reverse, if parked on a hill.

- Sequatchie, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 152007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 10-15 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The battery warning indicator light illuminated. The engine stalled again while driving 30 mph. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure, however, they changed the ignition switch. The failure still persists. The failure mileage was 49,000 and current mileage was 50,100.

- Lacomb, LA, USA

problem #4

Aug 042007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,035 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle overheated and shut off. The contact stated that the vehicle had been parked for one hour when he heard a loud boom. The vehicle then caught fire. The fire inspector stated that the fire was caused by the engine. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. Two other vehicles parked next to the contact's vehicle also caught fire. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 64,035.

- Englewood , CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary given.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 252005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
1. under chassis corrosion protection failure- key suspension and power train components affecting safe operation. 2. factory did not apply standard automotive industry anti corrosion coatings prior to shipment. Damage occurred prior to dealer receipt. #. factory rep has not provided or approved any possible remedy at this time. Problem was observed at first oil change-25 July 05 -first time the vehicle was on lift after delivery to customer.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022005

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 235 miles
My 2005 Chevrolet Impala ls, when it had 235 miles on it had to be taken into the dealer because engine noise, "broken rocker pivot arm" got the car back, ran rough, vehicle stalled out at stop lite, restarted ok, rear window rubber trim coming off. Car now has 2300-miles on it.

- Kansas, KS, USA

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