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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,833 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Impala windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 102012


  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the sunroof could not be opened. Immediately after trying to open the sunroof the driver saw smoke coming from under the headliner of the vehicle. The contact then tried to open all the windows however they were also inoperable. The contact stopped the vehicle and shut off the engine. The smoke ceased once the vehicle was shut off. The contact called the dealer in regard to the failure and a representative advised that if he did not see any flames, then they were not able to provide any assistance. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. The manufacturer was later contacted but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 68,000.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 192012

Impala 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The back windshield made a big loud exploision noise, when I got out of my car and looked it had all spider cracked the whole windshild. It scared the [xxx] right out of me. Thank god no children were in the car. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Adams, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 112008

Impala 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
After clearing snow off the windshield with the wipers, they no longer go to the park position. The wipers stop in an upward position blocking your view of the road. Found bent stop tab on wiper motor assembly due to many write ups on the web. This is a very common problem and I believe GM has a fix for it. I was quoted $500+ for a replacement motor assembly. The motor still works.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 192009


  • miles


The wipers stick in up position 2005 Chevy Impala caused by the wipers trying to run if heavy snow. The internet says it is a link bending in the wiper motor area. GM has an updated part for the 2005 but not a recall. Why should consumers pay for safety issue?

- Princeton, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 172008


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact noticed that the instrument panel gauges were inoperative and displayed inaccurate readings. In addition, the windshield wipers failed sporadically, the rear passenger tail light was poorly illuminated, and the battery failed spontaneously. When the failures occured, she smelled a burning odor as if the wires were burning. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

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problem #1

Jan 012007


  • miles
I was coming home from work after a snow storm, I had turned the windshield wipers on to get the snow off so I could so. As I tried to turn the wipers to the off position they would not go down. They still work if I need them but do not go to the park position, instead they stick right up in front of the drivers side. I have taken the car to 3 different places and have received 3 different answers.

- Topekaa, KS, USA

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