10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 25
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,537 miles

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problem #66

May 242018

Impala

  • 160,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle suddenly loses all power while in motion on city streets and stalls. On occasion, the vehicle will stall while at a stop light during the daily drive. Sometimes, the car can restart normally, sometimes the restart is rough and the car shakes, and sometimes the car will not start immediately (one occasion required a wait time of approximately 30 minutes). The vehicle has been maintained over the years and when it runs, it runs fine. Once the intermittent stalling began, the vehicle was taken to two different shops, neither of which could diagnose the problem (the vehicle did not stall while in park, engine running, vehicle not in motion). Error codes did indicate that the map sensor should be replaced, and it was replaced, but the stalling problem persists. The stalling problem occurred once in 2017, and has become more frequent in 2018, occurring at least once per day. The stall may occur in the first few minutes of driving, or at 15 minutes into the drive, or at 45 minutes into the drive: The timing of the stall and the characteristics of the stall being inconsistent. There is no suggestive pattern. As it stands today, the car is unsafe to drive, and the repair to return the vehicle to safe operation is unknown.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #65

Jan 212018

Impala

  • 200,000 miles
TL-contact owns a 2000 Chevy Impala --- contact took vehicle into local Chevy dealership to have engine recall fixed ---- engine fire started in work parking lot --- vehicle blew up and fire department could not determine what caused engine fire. Chevyh dealership stated that engine recall had been fixed already... vehicle had been to dealership twice. Vkick koenign Chevrolet in carbondale Illinois. Given number to states attorneys office St louis, also given number to Chevy. 1recallsassociated with this VIN Oct 21,2015 manufacturer recall numbern150757 NHTSA recall number15V701 recall statusrecall incomplete summarygeneral motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain of the following vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine (regular production option L26, L32, L36 or L67): 1997 ¿ 2004 model year (my) Buick regal, 2000 ¿ 2004 my Chevrolet Impala, 1998 ¿ 1999 my Chevrolet lumina, 1998 ¿ 2004 my Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1998 ¿ 1999 my Oldsmobile intrigue, and 1997 ¿ 2004 my Pontiac Grand Prix. Certain of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. This condition could cause an engine compartment fire. Certain of these vehicles produced before June 26, 2003 were subject to General Motors¿ prior safety recalls 08V-118 (07035), 09V-116 (09047) and 15V-201 (14574). In some cases, the remedy procedure performed on these vehicles pursuant to the prior recalls may not be sufficient to prevent subsequent engine compartment fires relating to this condition in the affected vehicles. Vehicles previously repaired under the referenced recalls will receive further repairs as part of this recall. Safety risk if drops of engine oil are deposited on a hot exhaust manifold, an engine compartment fire could occur.

- Sulphur Springs, IL, USA

problem #64

Nov 022017

Impala

  • 147 miles
Car been having coolant leaks, & electrical problems, windows stop working then start working again, & overheating even after repairs, car won't start now it shut off while in motion

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #63

Jan 022017

Impala

  • 185,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to operate. The contact heard a bomb noise coming from the engine and the engine cover, fuel cap, and the intake manifold detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 185,000.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #62

May 222017

Impala

  • 210,000 miles
Issues w/starting vehicle, doesn't turn over, single click. This started 3 wks ago. Security light came on and stayed on, would not start..reset of diagnostics, car will start a few times then not start. Remove battery cables also fixes the problem but only temporarily purchased used, replaced recalls: Key knobs & valve cover gasket,

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #61

May 012015

Impala

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was stationary, the intake manifold leaked fuel and released vapors. The contact stated that the intake manifold was fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #60

Feb 232017

Impala

  • 16,000 miles
Have been numerous complaints on the intake manifold exploding and catching fire. As this same thing happen to me, sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Mine just happen to be in the drive way, when I went to start it I saw smoke. So I turned it off, looked under hood didn't see anything. Went to start it a few days later and I heard a really loud pop, followed by smoke. I quickly turned to off position. Opened my hood and sure enough the manifold had exploded. What if I would have been driving? could have caused deaths to others or even myself, if it wasn't contained. Not everyone carries a fire extinguisher!!!!

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #59

Dec 292016

Impala

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. When the driver attempted to start the vehicle, the exhaust manifold exploded with a very loud noise and without warning. The contact noticed a smoke odor underneath the hood. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to a local dealer. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the failure was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact stated that the she did not receive the recall notice. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 156,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #58

Nov 272015

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 25 mph, smoke and flames emitted from the hood. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. There were no injuries. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) associated with the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 11/17/16

- Woodruss, SC, USA

problem #57

Aug 032016

Impala

  • 144,703 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While te vehicle was stationary, the ignition key malfunctioned. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start after numerous attempts. The contact was able to start the vehicle on the last attempt. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 144,703.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #56

Feb 102016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the repair appointment. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted for months and were unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Belpre, OH, USA

problem #55

Apr 132016

Impala

  • 184,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While pulling into the driveway, smoke appeared under the hood. The contact opened the hood and noticed flames coming from the engine exhaust manifold. The contact extinguished the fire. The dealer had the vehicle towed to their lot. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 184,000.

- Berona, MO, USA

problem #54

Feb 142016

Impala

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to start. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the spark plugs, the manifold intake gasket, the valve cover gasket, the mapping center, and the combustion chamber needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

- Ponitac, MI, USA

problem #53

Jan 152016

Impala

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #52

Feb 142016

Impala

  • 152,155 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, it failed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new mapping sensor and the spark plugs needed to be cleaned. In addition, there was a leak from the intake manifold and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was not notified of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) until after the repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 152,155.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #51

Feb 222016

Impala

  • 140,000 miles
A month ago I towed my vehicle into chase Chevrolet to have (3) recalls remedied (VIN verified via NHTSA). The recall is the reason my vehicle hasn't been running for about two months. Anyway, the following day I was notified that my vehicle was finished & ready to be towed back home.since then I discovered that the NHTSA had taken back the remedy due to it's failure to correct engine compartment fires.... (complete complaint continued in attachment)

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #50

Dec 092015

Impala

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that oil was leaking onto the manifold. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #49

Feb 232016

Impala

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact started the vehicle and allowed the engine to run for a few moments. The contact heard an abnormal popping noise after powering up the vehicle. The vehicle then caught fire. The occupant jumped out of the vehicle. There were no reported injuries and a police report was not filed. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel prior to the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #48

Jan 102016

Impala

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 25 mph, the low oil warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that there would be a surcharge to have the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #47

Jan 202016

Impala

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was parked, smoke appeared under the hood followed by flames. The fire was extingushed by the fire department. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V400000 (electrical system) and 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 149,000.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

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