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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,962 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Impala transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 272014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated while driving approximate 20 mph, the gear lever shifted out of the drive position into neutral independently. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Pam

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012010


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate from a stop, the vehicle hesitated before jerking into gear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle continued to intermittently hesitate while accelerating and would jerk in various gears. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 84,000.

- Savanna, GA, USA

problem #2

May 062011

Impala 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Transmission slips, rolls backwards when accelerating uphill, vibration when accelerating from stop, grinding/ rattling noise from transmission.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 082009

Impala 6-cyl

  • 850 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle will roll backwards before moving forward when it is parked on an incline. While driving downhill at 5 mph, the contact placed the vehicle into reverse and the vehicle went forward before moving backwards. The contact feels this is a safety issue. The current and failure mileages were 850. 4/01/09 updated 04/09/09.

- Allentown, PA, USA

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