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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Impala accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012011


  • miles


Rear defrost does not work, light turns on but does not defrost rear window.

- Bellevue, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 012011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
White spade connector for rear defroster wire burnt/melted inside connector harness. Located under passenger side kickplate under fuse panel 2006 Chevy Impala. Possible small electrical fire due to improper connector unable to support rear defrost electrical amperage.

- Helena, MT, USA

problem #1

Jul 012007


  • miles
In January 2007 I purchased a 2006 Chevy Impala and approximately 6 months later I had my first problem with the car. First problem: "service tire monitor system" (7/07) I took the car to the dealership and the sensors were replaced for free in two of the tires. I have since experienced this same problem over and over again. I did not have this fixed at all in 2008 because the dealership wants to charge me for the replacement of the sensors. I just let the monitor continue to blink on and off. I had it replaced in 4/09 due to other standard replacements. Second problem: Heating (found problem 10/07) to get heat in the car your foot must be on the peddle and the car must be moving. The moment you take your foot off the peddle to press the brake, the heater goes out and the air turns cold. This problem was fixed in 4/09, when the other replacement parts were fixed. Third problem: On and off jerking (9/07) if you are at a stop light and it turns green. You press on the gas tank but the car does not go anywhere for a moment. Then it jerks and takes off. It seems like there is a delay in the thinking process like the car is not aware it should go when you press the gas. In 4/09 I addressed this problem with the dealership but nothing could be found wrong with the car and of course it did not happen when they took it for a test drive.

- Richmond, CA, USA

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