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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,537 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 252014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 113,900 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while reversing at 3 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,900. The consumer stated the power steering hose was leaked, which caused the rack and pinion to fail. One year later, the power steering hose failed again. The power steering hose failed again for the fourth time. Updated 01/29/15

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 092007


  • 31,174 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 50 mph downhill, the vehicle began to vibrate when the brake pedal was depressed. The brakes failed. There was no damage or crash. The brakes were replaced by an authorized dealer. The contact then heard a knocking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. A repair was made, but the noise still persists. She noticed that the steering wheel was loose and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The rack and pinion were replaced in the steering column. Recently, the water pump began overheating and has not yet been repaired. The failure mileage was 31,174.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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