10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,834 miles

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problem #15

Mar 152003

Impala

  • 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 #14

Mar 152003

Impala

  • 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 #13

Nov 152003

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Intake manifold leak

- Austintown, OH, USA

problem #12

Nov 152003

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Intake manifold leak

- Austintown, OH, USA

problem #11

Feb 262004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Coolant leaking from intake manifold gasket. Dealer indicates that they all did that. Were suprised mine lasted as long as it did. GM said they wouldn't help with the cost.

- Madrid, IA, USA

problem #10

Jan 222004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,500 miles
Premature failure of intake manifold gasket causing leaking of coolent and oil mix.

- Belmont, NC, USA

problem #9

Jan 022004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Had to replace thermost and gasket, melted pvc, 6 spark plugs upper intake manifold assembly and gaskets and serp belt because of a broken plastic piece where erg valve sets in manifold assembly, engine coolent leaking into cylinders creating hydro lock.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #8

Aug 122003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
After car has been driven and the engine is hot and you attempt to restart it, it just shuts back off. There is no significant sound when it does this, it just shuts down as if the ignition was turned off. It now takes about 3-6 attempts before the car will start. It has even progressed to shutting off while driving, again no signs of the car being off until I noticed the wheel was locked up. I have been back and forth between the dealer and the manufacturer to get the problem addressed. The fact that it now shuts off while driving poses a serious danger to me and other drivers.

- Dania Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 042003

Impala

  • miles
While driving at 25-35 mph vehicle stalled and died without warning. Dealer inspected vehicle several times, but problem still recurring.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #6

May 052003

(reported on)

Impala

  • 33,000 miles
When driving at highway speed or vehicle is at an idle it will stall out without warning. Cause unknown.

- Ranson, WV, USA

problem #5

Apr 112003

Impala

  • miles
Check engine light keeps indicating egr valve problem. Has been replaced 4 times. Worse in the cold weather than in summer. Also, check coolant light came on long trips, then went off. Had to spend $800 to replace cover.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 212003

(reported on)

Impala

  • miles
While driving at various speeds the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the problem could not be determined.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #3

Apr 022003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My vehicle has been serviced at fairway on several occasions, which included a similar problem over a year ago that was still under warranty. This was for a cracked coolant container after I noticed the low coolant light came on my message center. This same problem is what brought me in for my recent visit. I wanted to find out why this light was coming on again. This time, the answer was $1012.70. Coincidentally, this is 3 months after my warranty expired.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Apr 102003

Impala

  • miles
The vehicle over heated, however the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 032003

(reported on)

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The cradle bar and intake manifold cracked, the fuel regulator and water pump leaked, and the shaft continuously needed lubrication. Scc

- Kingsburg, CA, USA