7.8

pretty bad

Typical Repair Cost:

$458.00

Average Mileage:

66,199 miles

Total Complaints:

51 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (37 reports)
  2. install new stepper motors on speedometer & tachometer (5 reports)
  3. replaced entire speedometer (twice under warranty) (3 reports)
  4. replaced ip cluster for $900.00 bucks (2 reports)
  5. tom tom gps (2 reports)
  6. remove and replace cluster fuse (1 reports)
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problem #51

2010Dec 08

Impala Sedan V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

When I bought the car in Dec. 2010, the problem wasn't visible but soon after the speedometer started acting up. I was told it was the speedometer cluster. It also would jump into gear when I would start to accelerate. I took it to a mechanic for the cluster and was told the valve body in transmission was bad so had it replaced. It continued to do the same so he replace the valve body again. Same problem and every time I took to transmission man, it wouldn't do it for him so gave up. Now at 123000 it is getting worse where it jumps in and out of gear. Took to another mechanic, not transmission man, and it did it for him and he said it wasn't downshifting very well and wondered it might be something to do with speedometer cluster. Transmission man who put valve body in said he thought it might be computer related. Another person said he bought a new 2008 and it did the same jumping into gear right from the start and no one could figure how what was wrong. I am trying to sell it but that will be hard with fixing and if no one knows what it is, how can I sell. Really upset with GM and think they should fix after seeing so many comments. Any suggestions from anyone.

jealsop60

St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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problem #50

2010Nov 27

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

As many others complaints of this exactt issue ,, My problen started in 2005 Gauges would reset while driving and then go back to normal . Over the past few months after this would happen the speed odmeter would be way off. It usually starts to drop 5 to 10 MPH slower. But this past week just the opposite. It went to 120 mph and beyond. I had no idea how fast or slow I was ever going.
GM is useless, they have no hard fix for this, I agree with all the other complaints this should be a recall but GM is not taking any accountabilty for this problem. They are only taking my Tax money to try a fix a broken company. NO MORE GM for me .
** Question remains if he Silverardo at this issue and was recalled why not the 2004 Impala ?

kmoff6

Greenfield, WI, USA

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problem #49

2010Dec 08

Impala Leather 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

I just cannot understand why the dealer cannot repair something .When something as simple as a speedometer goes wrong and then they want $500.00 to fix it ,it leaves a very bad taste in your mouth. I had been using this dealer for a couple of years and up till now I had felt well treated ,now I am not so sure

beton

Spring Hill, FL, USA

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problem #48

2010Jun 15

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,000 miles

where can i get the parts to fix my speedo?(steeper moters)

Michael S.

West Haven, CT, USA

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problem #47

2008Oct 02

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

Our speedometer quick working, gas gauge doesn't work, temperature gauge doesn't work, turn signals work when they want to. Every now and then the transmission slips. The rear defogger has quit working. The heat control in the car only works on one side. The light on the radio goes out every now and then. Called GM twice they don't want to help with the problems.I recommend that everyone stay away from chevys. This car is a piece of junk. No more chevys for our family.

Jeanie B.

Lancaster, OH, USA

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problem #46

2010Jan 01

Impala 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Same problem as others.Very frustrating. Speedometer keeps going up, and up. Almost all the way around. Even more frustrating to see how many others are having the same problem.

tnhuskerfan

Hendersonville, TN, USA

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problem #45

2009Jul 01

Impala SS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

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speedometer stopped working speedometer stopped working speedometer stopped working

speedometer will slowly gain mph until the needle is off the numbers and stay there with key off.I found if I pull the fuse to the instrument cluster for a few seconds and reinstall it,the needle will reset to zero.I can drive several hundred miles before it fails again.I am asking if this may be a circuit design problem rather than a parts failure problem?

pappyrusty2

Palm Beach, FL, USA

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problem #44

2009Aug 08

Impala LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,836 miles

bought this 2004 impala last august,first week the whole dash stops working gas gauge is not reg.amount of gas sometimes drops straight down,speedometer said i was going 80km while i was parked...also said i was going 0 while going down the highway at at least 110km...temp gauge just points downall the time...i have been complaining to gm for almost a year i know it is a second hand car but i bought it from the dealer and i figure only having it a week warranty or not there should be some customer service to the problem after all we only had it a week...i have seen on the internet and heard other people that have the same dashcluster problem...gm should do a recall on this problem...they should also do a little customer service....i will never buy another gm car and neither will anyone i know...my daughter just bought a 40000 car it is a dodge....gm sucks bonnie barker

Bonnie B.

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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problem #43

2008May 08

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

I got this car when i was 17 from my father for Christmas.. I only had it for 6 months before it decided to start pissing me off. the speedometer would start sticking and not going down. i would have to make it go down by repeatedly turning the key on(not the ignition) and turning it off so it would keep resetting. i've gone 2 years now with it not working (only once in a blue moon). i use my tom tom gps for my speed. but now my stupid gas gauge is starting to go out as well. as soon as i fill up my car and turn it on, the gauge will twitch on it's way up to "F" and only get to about 1/2 or 3/4 of the way up. lets seeee what else is wrong with this piece of crap car... i couldn't tell you what it's called.. but the part on your heater and air conditioner panel where you choose how hard you want your fan to blow, doesn't work. the hot and cold changes and the option to go to head, feet, window, whatever works. but no air blows. unless i'm driving at about 30+. lol! i grew up on Chevy's, but they have been nothing but a let down to me. so I'm starting to cross paths and move on to a more reliable car company.

Kirra V.

Lompoc, California, USA

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problem #42

2008Dec 27

Impala Sedan 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

My speedometer went out in August of 2008. It would say I was going 100 when I should have been only going 30. Not sure how fast I was going but It wasn't 100. I was told to turn the ignition switch on and off to reset this. This was only a temporary fix. On Dec. 27th 2009 I was In LABOR on the highway going to the hospital to deliver my child and the car said it was over heating. I pulled over and reset the car with the ignition switch and that temporary fixed the problem. I decided then that was the last time I am buying a Chevy. It could have been a lot worse than what it was, but it was bad enough. Had to have IP cluster replaced which of course you can only have done a the dealership.

Shannon B.

Knoxville, IL, USA

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problem #41

2009Aug 01

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I am also having problems with my gauges not working! Go to recalls.gov and report it. I did and if they get enough complaints maybe they will finally issue a recall.
All my gauges go haywire at random times (speed shows over 120mph, RPM are as high as needle will go, and temp is through the roof). This happens everyday. It may work fine for 15 min and then go crazy or it might work fine for a few hours and the it just stops.

lbjones

Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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problem #40

2010Jan 06

Impala LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

It sucks been pulled over it just bounced around for awhile then quit for good a few weeks later I'm so mad.Like everyone else GPS thank god for these things! I would of never thought that many people r using them so we don't speed crazy s-it

Amanda C.

Co.Bluffs, IA, USA

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problem #39

2008Oct 08

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,553 miles

Speedo stared reading all over the place then stopped working dealer wants 600 or more to fix

blacksedan47

Stratford, CT, USA

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problem #38

2010Jan 15

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I AM ALSO HAVING THE PROBLEM OF MY SPEEDOMETER NOT WORKING ANY MORE IN MY WIFE 04' IMPALA. IT START OFF WORKING, THEN NOT WORKING, UNTIL IT STOPPED COMPLETLEY. KNOW I AM HEARING IT FROM MY WIFE ABOUT HER ODOMETER NOT WORKING.BUT I THINK IT IS A DEFECT THAT THE DEALER SHOULD DEFINITLY BE RESPONCIABLE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE. BUT I MIGHT HAVE TO GO AND TAKE ON THE JOB OF REPAIRING MY OWN.

byrdga

Metter, GA, USA

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problem #37

2009Jan 21

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,458 miles

Speedometer became erratic intermittently without warning. Never knew the real speed.

Tom S.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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problem #36

2008Nov 03

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

Just past 35,000 miles my speedometer and other gauges quit working. Cost to fix quite high $500+ and pretty certain it is a manufacturing problem and should be recalled but dealership said no. I have waited trying to hope it would be a recall. I have had several times when a person driving the same 2004 Impala asked me if I was having speedometer problems because they were too. I did not tell the cop when I got a speeding ticket that my speedometer did not work because I was hoping to get out of the ticket and figured that would not help. Needless to say this is rediculous. Our other vehicle a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer has the same problem also.

Robbie S.

Lake Wales, FL, USA

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problem #35

2009Sep 30

Impala LT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

Called Chevy, they stated that though there is a recall for bad circuit boards in instrument clusters, my VIN was not included. Any ideas to get them to pony up? ( The Gas and Tach are dead now as well)

Sean C.

Worcester, MA, USA

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problem #34

2009Nov 16

Impala 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

My speedometer keeps going haywire! This started about mid November and I'm still contending with it. The speedometer will work fine for several days, then all of a sudden it will read 80, 90, 120 and even drop below, although I'm driving at regular speeds along with the other traffic. It will drop back a few mph every time I turn the car on and off and eventually go back to normal. Then, the problem starts all over again.

Since I've seen so many complaints, has there been a recall?

williamsfl

Jacksonville, FL, USA

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problem #33

2010Jan 13

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,460 miles

last Chevy for me.looking at a Camry now.no wonder you went broke GM, your quality sucks.

Glennard D.

Gallipolis, Ohio, USA

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problem #32

2009Nov 27

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,550 miles

When cold weather sets in my speedometer needle acquires an erection that lasts for months. Viagra has nothing on this little guy, believe me. I have tried turning the key on and off, but that doesn't always work. My next step is to take the dash apart to get at the needle and use some WD40 on it as a last attempt before getting sticker shock for the repair, which I will definitely argue the point that it is a manufacture's defect.

Robert B.

Springfield, Ohio, USA

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problem #31

2008Nov 08

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

My speedometer hasnt worked for over a year!!! At first here in there it would start to work again than tell me im doing 110 when im really doing 35! I cant believe they will not doing anything about. THERE SHOULD BE RECALL! I think its not safe!!!There so many others issues with it too. I just need a new car but who can afford that i just paid it off!

Barb W.

Brunswick, OH, USA

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problem #30

2009Oct 24

Impala SS Limited Edition

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

MY 1st Chevrolet and it will be my LAST one got a great deal on an 04 Impala SS Limited Edition after 100 miles of driving I noticed that my speedometer was not working. After reading some of the others complaints I too will have to join the 500.00club I wonder if we could get a Bailout thanks GM

Steadman S.

Orland Park, Illinois, USA

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problem #29

2007Sep 05

Impala 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,450 miles

It is the most painful pain i have ever had it in my whole life the fucken idiot speedometer, i changed it and then after one year or so the same problem again it is not working. I went to buy another one new from the one of the Chevy dealers they don't carry any new Chevy impala speedometers, anyways it is pain in the ass

Mohammed S.

Elpaso, TX, USA

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problem #28

2009Jul 20

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,600 miles

So, yes, my speedometer also went bizerk. Finding this website was somewhat depressing and somewhat calming. Don't drive my car much since the speedometer went out, luckily we have other vehicles. My brother-in-law is a mechanic and put the car on the computer, computer showed no error messages. He told me it was probably the instrument panel...I have to agree after reading all the complaints on this website. I also will contact the NHTSA and the BBB and GM customer service. Something needs to be done about this. For now I have a son-in-law that is pretty handy dandy and will remedy the problem through the "stepper motor" suggestion. Thank you for the info.
This is my LAST GM product! Wanted a Jeep, Guess it'll be a Nissan or Honda!!

jennif

Port Orchard, WA, USA

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problem #27

2009Aug 18

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Of course Chevy isn't doing sh*t about it. Of course it isn't under warranty Of course there is almost 100 other complaints and there is no recall information. This is such a problem that the guy at my shop was aware but that Chevy isn't claiming it.

mchapman

Waco, GA, USA

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problem #26

2007Aug 01

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I got a speeding ticket because of this,ticket cost $190.00.My insurance went up $350/per year.Installed GPS.

Bill N.

Wyoming, MN, USA

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problem #25

2007Apr 18

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

I did like chevys but now i hate the gm junk i will never buy another gm junk.
speedometer stopped working at 80000 miles.
gm junk should stop making cars

jdavenport

Athens, AL, USA

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problem #24

2009Jul 07

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,500 miles

I just bought this car 4 weeks ago. The speedometer stopped working once on a long trip. Then it started working fine for 3 weeks. Now it is back and I went to the internet to see if it was a known problem. I see from the comments that this is a BIG problem that is experienced by many. I consider this to be a real severe safety issue that GM should do something about. I wish I had come to visit this site before my warranty expired. I might have been able to get it fixed under warranty but I have NEVER had an issue with a speedometer on any vehicle I have ever owned. It is something that should just work! You would think that after the hundreds of millions of them being manufactured this would be one of the most reliable components in the car.

Keith F.

Hudson, NH, USA

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problem #23

2009Apr 21

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,500 miles

Low mileage vehicle (belonged to my mother), less than 27,000 miles. Speedometer gone wacko, can't get a reliable indication . Me very annoyed and wife very nervous. Thanks, GM! You suck.

Larry G.

Saline, MI, USA

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problem #22

1920Nov 05

Impala Limited Supercharged

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

works until 50 miles per hour, after that the speed is erratic might read from 100 to 0 miles per hour

jread

Memphis, TN, USA

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problem #21

1920Dec 10

Impala Limited Supercharged

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

called chevrolet twice,they said no recall on vehicle guess I got stuck with a lemon also.

jread

Memphis, TN, USA

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problem #20

2009Jun 07

Impala LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,500 miles

I really love my Impala LX but repairs/breaks/steering/speedometer have been a p.i.t.a. !My windshield shattered the first year from a small stone flying off a dump truck!! Cheap glass or what?
Now when I am unemployed, broke, behind on credit card payments etc etc the damn speedometer goes crazy.Like who has $600 to pay for this aggravation? I read all the 110 complaints and agree that GM should have put out a RECALL on these crappy auto parts! I am going on the suggested websites and filing my complaints, just to do my female American duty. After all, my tax dollars just went to GM to bail them out and now the mismanaged corp has filed for Bankruptcy!!! OMG!!! (They should have hired ME as their CEO, !!!)
Previously, I owned a 2000 Blazer V6 which I gave to my 21 yo son, and everything imaginable went wrong with it - I almost had to file for bankruptcy while paying all the incompetent mechanics who could NEVER figure out one problem after another. Finally, I junked the damn thing! And I thought Chevy's were supposed to last forever! My Impala has made a nightmare out of my American Dream! In 1967, I had a Chevy Malibu and those cars are still Classic and running on the streets!
Please join with all others having mechanical problems, and go the designated websites to file your complaints. And call GM and pester them til you're blue in the face.
Why should we AMERICANS have to buy cars from the Japanese and Germans - they all hate us!!

Countess B.

Orland Park, Illinois, USA

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problem #19

2008Sep 06

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The Speedometer stop working one day and then after a couple of weeks it starts to act nuts. It would show unbelievable speed like if i go in 10 it would show 90 or 120......We are using our GPS for now...but its very inconvenient when we go for short drives.....
We did go and ask the dealership about this and they gave an estimate for about 500 bucks.Thats just crazy. Some days the needle moves ,and on some it sleeps. Hope GM does a recall on 2004 Impala for this problem.

Larry S.

Midland, GA, USA

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problem #18

2009May 06

Impala LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

had less than 30,000 miles & check engine light comes on. took to shop, clogged fuel filter. now the speedodometer is whacked out! the fuel gauge isn't accurate, you fill the tank & after a while it registers empty. the impala is a piece of 'SH*T' ! I'm a house wife the car has never been abused. I work part time off and on so the car is sitting idle. we purchased it new! before warranty was up we had the problem with fuel pump.

earlenejsmith

del city, okla, USA

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problem #17

2009Feb 03

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I've come to realize that this car is a piece of s&%#. I just continue to keep having problems. I fix one thing and something else goes wrong. I really think it's time to GET RID OF IT.

Adam D.

Springfield, Ohio, USA

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problem #16

2008Nov 12

Impala LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Car was bought new in 2005 (2004 model). The speedometer became very erratic. Generally indicted > 100 mph. I used the GPS for awhile, but finally decided to get repaired. Apparently, it is a common failure on this model. The dealer stated it will be between $400 and $500 to fix. I have driven cars since 1977, and this is the first I have ever had that the speedometer has failed. I would say GM has a design issue with this car.

bdnbach

Surry, VA, USA

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problem #15

2008Oct 01

Impala SS 3.8L Supercharged

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

The speedometer and tack kept sticking. Speedometer would go completely around, past 140. Called dealer regarding problem, and they wanted $95 to find the problem. Informed that if it was instrument cluster, it would be $750 plus labor. Bought new stepper motors off EBay fo $4.90 each. Removed instrument cluster from car and replaced stepper motors. So far, everything is working fine. The guy I bought the stepper motors from was very helpful, not like General Motors.

Russell H.

Livonia, Michigan, USA

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problem #14

2009Feb 26

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

I was driving the kids home from school when my speedometer suddenly read 120 mph. Yikes. I was told it would cost between 400-500 dollars. Double yikes. This same vehicle had a head gasket issue at only 40,000 miles and our other GM vehicle's transmission went out at 74,000 miles. HELP!!!

kristiec

Hamilton, MI, USA

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problem #13

2008Feb 26

Impala ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,785 miles

I am thoroughly frustrated with my Impala. The steering shaft had to be replaced, fortunately that was under warranty. I just spent $235.00 on the heater blower and about a year ago the speedometer crashed on the way home from a long trip. My Dad was a Chevy man and could run his cars to 300,000 miles. He took excellent care of his vehicles and taught me to do the same. I will think twice b-4 I buy another Chevy.

Logan P

Logan P.

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

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problem #12

2007Sep 12

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

The speedometer on my 2004 Chev. Impala stopped working around 44,000 miles. It worked sporadically, then not at all. There are some vendors on ebay who rebuild the cluster at a reasonable rate, who have excellent feedback. ie: 100% for 10,000 +. They also sell rebuild kits.

Christine B.

Patchogue, NY, USA

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problem #11

2007May 06

Impala LX 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

With all of these complaints about the Impala's speedometer, which my 2004 3.8L has also, why hasn't GM offered a recall? I heard that other models may have a similar problem? I'm writing the NTSB and the BBB and filing a complaint! Everyone that has this problem should go to the NTSB and BBB and complain. The short term fix is to start your Impala, place your foot on the parking brake, put the car in reverse and turn off the ignition. Wait 5 seconds then with the transmission in "R" turn the key all the way to the right, after a click, release the key. The speedometer needle will go down 5 - 8 miles on the speedometer. Keep repeating this until the speedometer needle is slightly below "0" mph. Turn the key right and place the transmission in "P". Place you foot on the brake start your Impala. The needle will reset on "0" and it will be ok for a while? Some mechanics do this and then bill you, after a few hundred or thousand miles, it'll go bad again. When you take it back how do you know that the mechanic just resets, like my instructions? Of course they charge you again. There is no guarantee that the GM replacement speedometer will work correctly. Is there? A GM mechanic told me that the dealership he worked for got 4 to 5 speedometer problems a week. The Dealers up front desk guys, go out to the customer’s car and resets the needle and then creates a bill for the customer. GM is ripping us off, they refuse to issue a recall, so my next car will not be from GM!

Stan K.

Ephrata, PA, USA

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problem #10

2008Dec 01

Impala LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,678 miles

The speedometer seems to stop working randomly. I look down and it says I'm doing some ridiculous speed. Sometimes it even goes off the charts, way past 120 mph. Oddly, I can get it to reset by turning the car off and then turning the starter to the a/c position. It only goes back towards zero a little way with each turn of the key so I have to turn the key off and on about 20 times to get it to go back to zero. It'll stay reset for a little while but then goes crazy again. Extremely frustrating!!

ddallas

Oxford, PA, USA

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problem #9

2008Aug 20

Impala LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

First the tach went out then the speedometer went out - this makes me want to NEVER buy another Chevy! Obviously a problem based on the number of complaints for the same problem but GM doesn't care much about their customers since they aren't willing to issue a recall and fix this annoying and potentially dangerous situation.

stick

Freeport, IL, USA

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problem #8

2009Jan 05

Impala 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,300 miles

Speedometer started wigging out on the way to work this morning. At first the temp gauge started reading hot a few months ago, we figured out that it was just the gauge and decided to just live with it. But now that the speedo is going I'm furious!! This is ridiculous Chevy needs to step up to the plate and get this taken care of. Going to report this to the BBB in hopes of getting some kind of recall. Refuse to pay to have it fixed with so few of miles on the vehicle!!!

analisa

Calien, Nevada, USA

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problem #7

2007Jan 01

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

I took it to the dealership, to get the best service of course, but they couldn't fix it right the first time. The entire dashboard (battery light, speedometer, brake light) went nuts and started flickering on and off and then the speedometer just stopped working. After going to the dealership twice, they finally fixed it and offered me a free car wash...for my troubles.

gypciz

Bloomington, IL, USA

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problem #6

2008Oct 20

Impala LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

Its really interesting to see that this problem affects a lot of people. The people at NTB told me it has something to do with the motherboard/electrical system/whatever. I bought this car new back in 2004 and here it is almost 2009 and I have a near electronic failure on my hands! My speedometer reads "off the charts" literally, the needle goes beyond 120mph and down near my odometer during accelerations. With GM in pre-bankruptcy mode, I fear they will never put a recall out on this particular issue. While I'd like to support American product and the people that make it, I have a hard time understanding why I keep going back to Chevrolet. This is my third Chevy with some type of quality flaw in the last 15 years! Step it up GM, you are losing faithful customers with each failed product you put out here.

Joyce H.

Cleveland, OH, USA

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problem #5

2008Mar 03

Impala LX 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

I bought my Impala on a Saturday, and on the way to work on Monday, I was speeding up from a stop sign and thought I was accelerating kinda slow since the speedo said 20mph. The trees flying by told me I was definitely going faster. By the time I got to work, I was cruising along at about -2mph. This would come and go but when the needle moved, it was always jerky. Luckily, the dealer gave me a 1000 mile warranty so they got me a new instrument cluster after deciding it wasn't a speed sensor issue. My sister's 2004 Impala just went over 50,000 miles and she just started having the same issue. One more reason this is the last Chevy I am gonna buy.

jasonmi

Sparta, MI, USA

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problem #4

2008Dec 13

Impala 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,458 miles

just happened yesterday, speedometer goes to 100 and then begins working from there..will track for a while

Ric A.

New Maryland, NB, Canada

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problem #3

2007Sep 06

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles

same problem as many have listed for 2004 impala. Temp guage starting acting up then the fuel gauge and now the speedometer hardly ever works. the gauges are almost always out to lunch. replaced the temp sensor. wasn't the problem! Bad gauges. These imported parts suck...

robnkaren

Olean, NY, USA

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problem #2

2007Nov 25

Impala LT 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

When the speedometer started acting up, I thought it would be a minor repair. From what I see on line, there is an answer. It will cost over $400 to fix and that doesn't guarantee that it won't happen again. Now the dimmer switch is not working (sometimes) and the headlights sometimes go off for no reason!! I am pretty much on a fixed income and cannot afford to put a lot of money in repairs. There needs to be a recall on this problem. Evidently from what I have read on line the problem is ONLY on the 2004 IMPALA's. WHY NOT A RECALL. SOUNDS LIKE A MANUFACTURING DEFECT TO ME!!!!!!

pingin

Greenwood, IN, USA

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