5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,417 miles

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problem #6

Jun 222004

Impala 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,500 miles
(1) while traveling thru laughlin, nv traveling West on hwy 163, car abruptly quits. Fuel pump fuse blown. Suspect dying fuel pump. Install new fuse, travel another 30 miles up hwy 95...car dies again. This time, no blown fuse. Fuel pump will not run. Tow vehicle to final destination (las vegas). (2) pulled the tank, removed the sending unit for pump replacement. Quickly noticed the problem. The fuel pump wiring inside the tank had shorted out. Insulation burnt completely off of the primary pump power wire and shorted into the fuel quantity ground wire. Connector at top of sending unit melted. (3) replace sending unit, fuel pump, strainer and fuel filter.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #5

Jul 231999

(reported on)

Impala

  • miles
The fuel gauge was reading full when the vehicle was on empty due to a short that had welded wires together inside of the tank. Dealer has repaired vehicle.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 231999

(reported on)

Impala

  • miles
The fuel gauge was reading full when the vehicle was on empty due to a short that had welded wires together inside of the tank. Dealer has repaired vehicle.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 231996

Impala

  • miles
Fuel tank assembly failed, retainer not removed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Dec 131996

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel meter assembly (sender) failed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 231996

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel tank assembly retainer repaired (not removed from tank assembly).

- Baltimore, MD, USA