fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,050 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. faulty ignition; bottom portion with electrical had to be fixed (3 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
  3. replace electrical resistor (1 reports)
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problem #6

Nov 012013

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,273 miles

Blower motor won't run until after driving a while, then starts, runs for a while,then quits.

Even without engine running but ignition turned on it will start running after a while, run a few minutes then quit again.

Very dangerous to drive when the windshield is fogging up.

- Ron B., Windsor, Ontario, canada

problem #5

Apr 012010

Impala LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

Same problem as others.. cruise control light would flicker and the blower fan would not work. It would eventually come on, sometimes in seconds, other times in a half an hour. I finally got it diagnosed and they're saying it's the ignition, which is going to be $880 to fix. This sounds like total BS to me.

- Chevy I., Dc, DC, USA

problem #4

Dec 162010

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 206,287 miles

I've got 2 kids and the heater wont work, thats a damn shame! But your site helped me diagnose the problem. I fixed it myself for about 90 bucks. Thanks, I really like the site.

- charlieky, Maysville, KY, USA

problem #3

May 012009

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

I had problems with my AC/Heater intermittently working; sometimes it would work and sometimes it would not. I also had my cruise control light coming on when i was adjusting the blower speed for the AC/Heater.

I took to a Chevrolet dealership and they told me i needed to replace the PCM, my compressor, and control panel to the AC/Heater. About $2100 worth of work for a car with a $900 trade in value.

Just this week i gave it another shot and took it in to a smaller privately owned shop. they diagnosed a bad ignition that was sending power intermittently to the cruise control and the AC/Heater blower. they switched it out for 300 bucks and my car is like new. cruise control works again as does the AC/Heater.

- Joel M., O'Fallon, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 022007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

I had the car about 2 months and the heater stopped working except on fan level 5, and even then it worked poorly. I had to take it in to the dealership where I still had a 90 day warranty. I was told that an electrical resistor of some kind was broken and needed to be replaced. The car was in the shop for several days, but I was given a free replacement in the meantime. The repair would've cost me over $500 if it wasn't for the warranty.

- Geoffrey W., Marquette, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 212007

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,462 miles

I hear the fix is a new blower motor resistor pack, but I haven't confirmed it.

- Rob P., Pittsburgh, PA, USA