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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,023 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 092011


  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while having the brakes inspected, she was notified that both front bushing on the A-frame were fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the repaired and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 38,000.

- Woodhaven , MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 052009


  • 69,615 miles
I have a 2006 Chevrolet Impala which required the front brakes to have the rotors machined and replaced 3 times in the first 33,000 miles. I was told that this was caused by the use of inferior metal for the rotors which could not withstand the heat generated by braking, especially when exiting from a highway. Additionally, the front outer tie rods required replacement in the first 65,000 miles of driving because they had become worn out which caused the front tires to be loose or "wobbly."

- Kirkwood, MO, USA

problem #3

Jan 302009


  • miles
I have only had my car for 9 months and have had trouble from the beginning, the heater will not heat up and when it does it goes cold unless you are pressing the gas and will not defrost and it keeps losing fluid so they replace the radiator has a bad shimmy and a popping in the steering wheel it has less then 45,000 I really think they need to check in on all the problems people are having with the 2006 Impala.

- Powell, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 142009


  • 64,000 miles
First the wheel had a shimmy in it. The rotors were replaced and new brakes. That wasn't it. It was the front ball joint. 2. car wouldn't heat up. Radiator cap replaced at dealer for 45 dollars. Rear defogger quit working. 4. power steering out now and it feels like the rack and pinion going to fail. Car no longer under warranty now with 64K. I am tired of this lemon.

- Ionia, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 172008


  • 43,500 miles
I have a 2006 ss Impala I've had nothing but on going problems. 1st waterpump went out then 2nd driver tie rod was replaced 3rd powersteering hose replaced 4th battery went dead 5th power steering hose out again and tie rod on passenger needs replaced also. I'm so fed up with this car and its problems!these have been on going problems since 2006.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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