Print this page Notes: Top complaints for the 2006 Chevy Impala include how the transmission slips, clunks and fails. Or how the power steering knocks and squeals. In other words, this car is a noisy bucket of eventual failure points.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 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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2006 Chevrolet Impala AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 302009


  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions for failures with the heater blowing cool air, the gear shift changing incorrectly, and the tire monitor indicator constantly illuminating. On January 30, 2008, the contact drove approximately 25 miles. She then pulled into the driveway and noticed smoke underneath the hood, followed by flames. She quickly extinguished the fire and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. It was diagnosed that the power steering hose failed and caused the fluid to leak. The vehicle will be repaired. The current and failure mileages were 51,000.

- Verona, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152006

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 10 mph or stopped at a stop sign, the vehicle lunges forward 10 to 15 feet by itself. The failure occurs whenever the vehicle is driven. The vehicle performs the same way when in reverse. For the past two months, the service department at the dealer has had the vehicle. All of the service department personnel agreed that the vehicle lunges forward abnormally, but stated that nothing could be done. The current mileage was 7,000 and failure mileage was 1,000. Updated 01-10-08. The consumer stated overhead dome light stayed on, transmission hesitates and bumps on 1-2 shift, and A/C blows warm intermittently. Updated 01/04/07

- Eugene, OR, USA

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