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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Impala seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 142007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Filed previous complaint, #10202892. This was in reference to my seat belt retractor not locking on my 2006 Impala. The new retractor the dealer put in my vehicle, also does not lock. I have already hit the steering wheel once, do I have to be seriously injured. Called Chevy again and they stated they were sorry for the inconvenience. They stated to take it back to the dealer and have yet another one put in.

- Depew, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 122007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Own 2006 Chevy Impala, noticed since began lease with vehicle that seatbelt doesn't always lock. Driving on 9/12/07, had to slam on the brakes to avoid a vehicle running a red light, I flew forward into the steering wheel because the seat belt was not tight and locked. Took vehicle to dealer the next day and they acknowledged the issue and replaced the seat belt parts. Updated 09/17/07.

- Depew, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 052007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
- the contact called regarding a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was traveling at 45 mph, the road conditions were snowy, the contact's vehicle hit a patch of ice and the vehicle began to fishtail. The contact lost control of the vehicle, struck an embankment, and went down into a ditch. The contact stated the seat belt pretensionser did not engage. The contact sustained severe injuries, and was transported to a hospital. The vehicle was towed to a body shop. A police report was filed. Updated 03/07/07.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

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