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:
14 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,574 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Impala steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #3

May 012008

Impala 6-cyl

  • 35,008 miles


Moaning noise when turning at low speeds, and loud shrieking noise when accelerating. Thought it was power steering pump &/or alternator. I look under hood and ground ps fluid on ground, ps fluid was leaking out of the bellows boot on the rack and pinion. Took to dealer and was told the spool seal and the input seal were leaking in the rack and pinion. Luckily I was able to get the rack replaced under warranty. But 1 month later, the new rack developed a leak from the same input seal that was bad on the oe rack. Dealer replaced it again under warranty.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 172008

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,041 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 65 mph, the power steering failed. The dealer stated that the power steering hose was leaking and they repaired the failure. Currently, the power steering column has failed again after the dealer stated that the vehicle was operating properly. The current and failure mileages were 36,000. Updated 03/26/08. The transmission reverse gear was defective, the transmission also had a delayed engagement. The windshield was cracked, the left front door was out of alignment. One of the tire was loosing air.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 152007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The 2006 Chevrolet Impala had a technical bulletin on a power steering hose I was never notifed off. The hose exploded, and the car could not move. It was towed to the 1st dealership. They said it was fixed, but it would not steer out of the bay. They flushed the power steering unit, and with days it would not steer properly. I took it to another dealership, which after two visits, determined it needed a new power steering pump. Then the accelerator stuck to the floor while turning. The car was taken to the dealership and a new accelrator was installed. The vehicle was returned to me again and athe steering went out, this time, I nearly hit a telephone pole while turning. The dealership took the car in and replaced the rack and pinion. The car again did not steer properly, and I nearly hit a phone pole on the way home. At one point the second dealership put over 200 miles on the vehicle. GM said the carwas. In operating order. T had less than 17,000 miles on it, and demanded I pick up the vehi or be charged storage fees. I have nearly wrecked the car due to mechanical defects on three seperate occasions.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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