pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,200 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
  2. replace fuel pressure regulator (3 reports)
  3. fuel filter replaced (1 reports)
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Chevrolet Impala:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #12

Dec 122014

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

Fuel started leaking from the car. Smell was bad whenever I started it. Mechanic told me fuel filter needed to be replaced.

- Zachary W., Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 292015

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Remove the fuel pump fuse, start the car till it dies, remove the throttle body and replacing this, made the car start better and removed putrid smell of gas on cold days.

- Jon N., Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #10

Jun 302014

Impala 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,200 miles

Sometimes, not always, the car smells of gasoline, not exhaust fumes - gas. It is nauseating. I need to put down the windows in order to feel safe and be able to breathe. The smell comes into the inside of the car but can also be smelled from the outside of the vehicle.

- Karen C., Sipesville, PA, USA

problem #9

Jan 012014

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Y'all already know that these Chevy's suck so what else can I say except never buy 1.

- Tyanda S., Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #8

Dec 032013

Impala LS 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,459 miles

There is an extremely strong odor of gasoline coming in from the heat and air vents inside the car as well as outside. It becomes stronger once the air and/or heater is turned on. The smell has become so strong, last week when I was commuting to work I had to pull over and vomit on the side of the highway. The smell is so unbearable

I'm not going to be able to drive it until it is fixed. It literally smells like a rolling gasoline bomb!

I researched this issue on the internet to see if anyone else has had this problem. To my amazement there are quite a few people that have reported the same issue. So many it looks like almost everyone that has this make and model of Impala has reported the same thing.

Based on what I have read, I am assuming at this point it is the fuel pressure regulator, but not for sure since I am by no means a mechanic.

- b1sprinkler, Glenpool, OK, USA

problem #7

May 152012

Impala Maroon 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

A royal pain in the Butt! Had to buy two in 3 months because part is made in china. When is this country going to start building car parts in the U.S.A again! Anyhow, this did fix the gas smell issue.

- smh3576, Herrin, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 012012

Impala 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles

This problem has been with us over 1 year. The smell of fuel is both on the inside and the outside of the vehicle. I replaced fuel filter but didn't resolve the problem

- Roger H., Tyndall, SD, USA

problem #5

Sep 012010

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,300 miles

I bought my car used last year 2009, I bought extended warrant, I have had my car to the shop more than twice for the same problem the strong odor of gas and they seem to not find the problem, took it to another licensed mech. and she said that it's the fuel regulator, shouldn't they have checked that first, now back to the shop we go, this is driving me crazy and now I've had my car one hole year and still have the problem. I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!

- pwest, North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #4

Sep 012010

Impala 3400

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Sometimes car just reeks of gas smell. No signs of fuel leak. Was advised to replace gas cap. Did so and still have problem.

- sorr, Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

May 132010

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

It smells like gas in the car. Its six months now and can't find where its coming from

- rogena, Griffin, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 192009

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

It wasn't the chili I had for dinner. The gas smell is gasoline my friends.

- inoz, Salina, KS, USA

problem #1

Jan 052009

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Why does the car smell like gas?! I cannot detect a leak anywhere. Does anyone know who to call about Chevy Impala issues! I have about had it up to Here!!!!! Thanks for reading and feeling my pain

- Shauna G., Hillsboro, OH, USA