really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,247 miles

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problem #7

Sep 162011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 175,383 miles
The right front brake line failed, fortunately in the driveway. Inspection of the lines showed heavy corrosion on all four lines. The failure on the right front line was directly behind the engine and the hole was a large enough to drain the reservoir in 5 or 6 pedal depressions.

- Lindenhurst, IL, USA

problem #6

Sep 082011

Impala 6-cyl

  • 82,102 miles
Rear brake lines rusted in half.

- Erlanger, KY, USA

problem #5

May 152011


  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal traveled abruptly to the floor when pressure was applied. The vehicle failed to stop until the gear was shifted into the park position in combination with the parking brake engaged. The contact replaced both rear brake lines due to extensive rust corrosion. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure was 148,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Darlingdon , MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 132008


  • 183,000 miles
I have a 2000 Impala that does not have traction control. It has a no start problem. It won't turn over and I have to sit there anywhere from 10 to 30 mins waiting for this piece of crap to start. I think somebody needs to make GM recall these cars to fix them. Its time to put the consumer first and not these money hungry corporations like General Motors!!!

- Upper Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 282007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Car went out of control after driver put the car into gear to move it from a parked, idling position, after noticing a burning like odor. It was noted by the driver at that time that the temperature gauge was in the red zone. When the driver attempted to move the car to a safer parking area only a few feet in distance, she heard a sharp snapping sound and also felt a vibration in the steering wheel/column area. The car suddenly lurched forward, the head lights and dash lighting went completely out as the car began accelerating out of control. In addition, there was no steering or brake control. No work has been done yet to correct these problems because an insurance company is involved.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 152003


  • 24,243 miles
A/C emits foul odors (mold/mildew). Brakes pulsate, warning & ABS lights come on. Check engine lights come on, stalled once, uncontrolled acceleration from start up twice. Steering: Intermediate shaft replaced at 42,618 miles; rack & pinion leaking at 65,307 popping & muffled explosion sound in cold weather start ups, paint peeled off front & bumper of car. Weather stripping adhesive liquifies on door posts in hot weather. Airbag warning light comes

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #1

Dec 062002

(reported on)


  • miles
Airbag light works intermittently, repaired twice. Brakes pulsate, rotors have to be resurfaced each year. Brake light works intermittenly. There is and odor coming from the air conditioning system.

- Norman, OK, USA