IMPALA PROBLEMS AND DEFECTS
FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR IMPALA PROBLEM Impala owners have had numerous problems. Impala owners have had head gasket, engine, and other problems, Below is a list compiled by carcomplaints.com of such problems.
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Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 68,000 miles Another Intake Gasket gone bad. What's up GM? Keith P. Amelia, VA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #67 Dec 11 2007 Impala 3.2L Automatic transmission 127,564 miles well i have had this car since 2004 and it has just gave me problems every since the dang light switches don't work to roll up and down the window and the coolant leaks and it starts smokin this the worst problem i can think of for it to be fairly a new car i hardly ever drive it it doesn't seem like it Chevy should have something done about this problem and i would like to be on the civil suit if i can. Jamie E. Flowery Branch, GA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #66 Mar 09 2007 Impala LS 3.8L Automatic transmission 33,000 miles About a year ago my low coolant light came on. I checked the levels and they were fine. Added some water and it has not done it again....just today (Feb 20, 08) my car smells like burning coolant. Now I'm worried. dancinnanci Vancouver, WA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #65 Feb 19 2008 Impala 3.2L Automatic transmission 109,000 miles I GUESS YOU CAN ADD ONE MORE TO THE LIST SAME EXACT PROBLEM HAVE TO HAVE TH INTAKE MANIFOLD REPLACED. THAT CAR IS A PIECE OF S**t, AND WHEN WE GET THIS REPLACED I WANT TO GET RID OF IT, 1,000 REPAIR AND WE HAVEN'T FINISH PAYING FOR IT YET, CHEVY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES, THAT'S TRULY ONE WAY TO LOOSE CUSTOMERS. I WAS TOLD THAT IF IT WASN'T A SAFETY ISSUE THEY PRETTY MUCH DON'T GIVE A DAMN ( IN OTHER WORDS THE CANT BE SUED FOR SOMEONE DEATH AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTER TO THEM. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHEVY VEHICLE KRYSTAL P. Jacksonville, FL, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #64 Jan 02 2006 Impala 3.2L V6 Automatic transmission 50,000 miles Same problem as all the rest. Leaking coolant and low coolant light. Refill coolant but light stays on. I agree that with a know part weakness like this should be a recall item. Bummed out to say the least! Mark C. Madison, MS, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #63 Jan 01 2008 Impala Automatic transmission 97,000 miles Well, I can see that I'm having the same problems with my 2002 Impala as everyone else here. Low coolant light on, leaking antifreeze, was told that the DexCool (which is recommended for use in this car!) reacts with the gasket and eats is away, causing the leak. There should definitely be a recall or class action suit for this. Why should all of us consumers have to pay out the "you know what" for repair charges on this?? Needless to say, I am VERY upset. Right now, my car is at the dealership with an "estimated" repair bill of $1,000. I have had problems with this Impala since the day I bought it -- brand new! The brakes are terrible, have had them fixed so many times, turn signals stop working and/or only work when they want to, a/c hoses/vents problems, all of this is just ridiculous. It's really a shame because the Impala is a nice, roomy vehicle. But definitely not worth all this crap. If there is a recall on this cooland leak problem, would love to know -- and add me to the class action! Joyce D. G, Maryland, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #62 Feb 11 2008 Impala Automatic transmission 73,000 miles My low coolant light kept coming on. Had the radiator flushed about one week ago. On the way to work this morning and my car was running hot and low coolant light came on again. Now I am told that the manifold gasket has to be replaced. Mechanic said he has seen a lot of these. There has to be recall or a class action lawsuit. If anyone knows of a suit pending please let me know. Janet L. Millbrook, AL, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #61 Jan 20 2007 Impala Automatic transmission 78,000 miles I bought my car used a little over a year ago. I had barely had the thing a month when I started getting a low coolant light. I took it in to a local shop and they told me it would cost $830 to fix! At that point I was pretty mad, so I went to the dealer I'd bought it from. I didn't want to go originally because it's a little bit of a drive. Luckily, I had a 90 warranty from the dealership and I paid a $100 deductible and they took care of it. Overall I've been happy with the Impala but every once in awhile a major problem crops up and I have to spend money I don't have... Geoffrey W. Marquette, MI, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #60 reported onJan 26 2008 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 50,000 miles I had to replace the gasket on the intake manifold of my 3.4L 2002 Impala twice in an eight month period. It's a known problem with these vehicles, but there's no recall. Crazy! I also just had to have the catalytic converter replaced. Thankfully that was covered under a GM special provision (up to 120K miles). I've never had this many major problems with a car before. If there is a class action lawsuit related to the intake manifold gasket I would definitely be interested in finding out more! thatkinda Skandia, MI, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #59 Jan 01 2008 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 102,000 miles Same problem that I'm seeing on your website. Intake manifold gasket leaking in a few places more so under the thermostat. Low Level Coolant light keeps going on and off. If there is a class action lawsuit on this matter I would like to be added to it. I think GM needs to stand up on this matter. I bought this about a year ago. It had 83000 miles on it when I purchased it. I've had four Honda Accords that I bought new and the last one had 245000 miles on it and all I've done to the Honda's is tires and battery. I'll be going back to Honda. Danny S. Borger, Texas, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #58 Jun 16 2003 Impala 3.2L Automatic transmission 30,000 miles Yet another prob w/the Limpala/Gimpala. Had to pay to get the gasket repaired. Seems like it would be an easy fix,but alas no. It had to be in the shop for about a week. Annette M. Los Angeles, CA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #57 Oct 30 2007 Impala LS 3.4L Automatic transmission 83,000 miles I purchased my impala in 2004 with 53,000 miles on it. Other than needed to replace a faulty spare plug, I never had a problem with it. I changed the oil every 3,000 miles and traveled long distance in it once to Baltimore, MD. I don't understand how at 83,000 miles, I could have such a major problem. I went to 3 different mechanics and before they even popped the hood, they knew what the problem was. All I did was explain it. I must be a common problem and it needs a solution. It got the point where I was putting Dex-cool in my car once a week. I love my Chevy but shit like this will make me trade it in for a Honda. Thomas J. Newark, NJ, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #56 Dec 14 2007 Impala LS 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 121,500 miles This is the second time that I need to replace this darn thing!! The first time, was two years ago at a cost of $925 and with 81,000 miles on the odometer. Now , there's 122,000 miles on the odometer and I'm told that the cost to repair is over $1200 since "costs have gone up since 2002". Phooey and double phooey on GM, this is a problem which GM should have the good business sense to rectify!!!!! Joseph H. Monroe Township, NJ, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #55 Nov 11 2007 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 86,000 miles My dad had an Impala and he fixed his for over 1000, and the problem came back, so now he drives a Toyota. I have this problem and am considering just trading in my car for a foreign one. sad to say that all cars are made better on Japan, but American car standards have gone down way too much. Hyundai is better than GM or Ford. I feel for everyone listed on this board. Toyota here I come!! P S. San Marcos, CA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #54 Nov 30 2007 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 88,000 miles Shocked that such a small preventive measure was not taken by Chevy to use better quality gaskets. This definitely should be covered by a recall Joyce A. Princeton, NJ, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #53 reported onMay 29 2007 Impala ES V6 Automatic transmission 71,500 miles I have had so many things fixed on my car in the last two years. I replaced the rotors three times last year. The body control module, alternator, battery and catalitic converter this year. I also have had the brakes completely re-done this year with four new tires. I have had tune-ups and oil changes when they are required to be changed. I now have a intake gasket that is leaking the coolant. I was on my way out of town with my family for Memorial Day and we stopped to get gas at the gas station and the car would not start. I luckily got some Dex-Cool to put in to get out of town. After fixing everything else, I do not have the money right now to pay $1,000 to fix the new problem. The dealer charges $100.00 per hour. We bought an extended warranty, but the warranty will only pay for $55 per hour in labor. That leaves me with a deductible and a $400 bill left over. I paid $1,000 for that warranty thinking it would really help with these junky GM cars that are being put on the market. Not only this, but the other day the back right door handle just came right off. It's a 2002 car with only 71,000 miles. It was well taken care of. It's wrong to build these cars, charge high prices for them and get a lemon. These cars should be lasting at least 100,000 miles with good maintenance. These dealers and the car manufacturers are taking advantage of us. Something has to be done to stop gouging the people. Derek G. Herriman, Utah, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #52 Nov 19 2007 Impala LS 3.8L Automatic transmission 72,000 miles This will be the second time I have had to replace this gasket due to failure and leaking. I really think GM should pay for this!! At least do a recall and correct the situation once and for all! I can not afford to keep fixing this issue every 2-3 years because they can't produce parts that function properly!!! I really like my Impala but I will definitely think twice about purchasing another one. wilhelm Auburn, IN, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #51 reported onNov 07 2007 Impala V6 Automatic transmission 68,000 miles low coolant light keeps coming on have to add to it every few days really surprised by gm put me on the class action suit please Garland P. Toledo, Ohio, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #50 reported onNov 07 2007 Impala V6 Automatic transmission 68,000 miles i was refilling my coolant every couple days could not find a leak so i had it checked .whats up with gm and these gaskets they really need to do something Garland P. Toledo, Ohio, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #49 reported onOct 30 2007 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 104,000 miles First, I came to this site by searching for recalls. I have a 02 Impala and my coolant light came on as well. Went through the same process as you guys and found out that it was the coolant manifold leaking. A $1000+ repair. I don't have it but had to come up with it to get my car fixed. This my only transportation. I really upset. I thought Chevy was good. My family and I have had Chevy in the family all my life. I think twice on buying one now. Chevy....I need my money back ASAP. Let me in on the law suit. Pissed off consumer! Mary T. Jackson, MS, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #48 reported onOct 24 2007 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 117,000 miles So yeah, like so many other Impala owners I had the lower intake gasket go out. GM really dropped the ball on the gaskets they put in their cars!! If you people could see the crap gaskets compared to the FEL PRO "problem solver" set you would know why US auto makers are having a rough go of things. Any way mine went out around 117,000 miles. I didnt have the 500 bucks the local shop wanted to replace them so I did it myself and that is why my replacement cost was only $160. My leak was on the drivers side water jacket in the front bank. It was leaking out of the motor under the thermostat. The coolant ran down the front of the block by the transmission and right through my starter! Now it is acting up. Antifreeze is a caustic solution and most likely damaged some of the wiring. Im just glad that I fixed it before it started pitting the aluminum head (you are talking anywhere from 1500 to 2500 total if that happens, as the heads have to be replaced or machined). For anyone that has to have this problem fixed, INSIST on more expensive FEL PRO replacement gaskets. They are called problem solver for a reason ;-) James N. Hampton, IA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #47 reported onOct 25 2007 Impala LS 3.8V6 Automatic transmission 68,700 miles My wife bought this car new and drove it to 50-55k miles when I took over. Around 1 month ago (67k) the low coolant light came on, no problem I thought and topped it off. A few days later same problem, this time I topped off radiator and reservoir. A few days later same problem. Looked for leaks in the obvious places but could find none. This had me very uptight since coolant was being used with no apparent leak. Finally I parked in a clean parking space for a few hours and was never so glad to find a leak from what appeared to be the area of the water pump. I debated for several weeks whether to attempt the repair myself or take it to the dealer. Since I am in the middle of a home improvement project the dealer won. The service department told me I had a cracked intake manifold gasket and needed a new water pump as well and the cost would be around $800.00! I was a bit surprised by the cost but decided to let the dealer do the job. As of this posting the car is being worked on. Other than this issue I have had zero problems with this car and am very pleased with it. The dealer got me right in and the car will be done same day. As for a recall, GM has a history (I am sure all makes have a similar one) of known problems and no recall. Class action lawsuit? Cars are machines and parts wear out! As with people cars are similar but each is unique and are uesd and cared foe in different ways. I am not happy to shell out $800.00 but I feel comfortable with the situation. Edemund R. Wallingford, CT, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #46 reported onAug 28 2007 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 86,000 miles Just as most have posted, I have a low coolant light that goes on and off. I'm waiting for the gasket replacement. I'm lucky as a friend of the family will do it for the cost of parts. I also want a class action suite! Tama D. Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #45 reported onOct 10 2007 Impala 3.8L V6 Automatic transmission 78,000 miles I didnt have my impala brand new. I bought it at 75,000 now its about 78,000-79,000 miles on it. When i start my car or sometimes it take a while but ther eis a very LOUD screaming sound coming from the engine. People told me its sound like a train, a plan, or a fire engine even a cop siren. I thought it may have been the PCV valve. I replaced it and no it wasnt it. I finaly took it to a mechanic and they told me it is the intake manifold gasket. They said they dont knwo why it had a classic plastic gasket on there. The job on the books cost about $350 and the gasket with everything is over $100 he said he would do it for $400. Also my valve cover gaskets need to be replaced from leaking. I have to add oil every month or so. Also the transmission I THINK there something wrong with. Now this was WAS beated on because it use to be a cop car. I was thinking about doing this job myself. Im not sure what im gone to do but i need to think fast because this sound thats sooooooo loud is pissen me off. I have a feeling im going to be looking foward to more problems. but its my baby so. Add me to this suit!!! renn Philadelphia, PA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #44 reported onSep 14 2007 Impala LS 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 75,000 miles Low refrigerant level light constantly comes on. Only have to add a little water or antifreeze to get it to go off. Engine hot light comes on. currently adding approximately 1 gallon of antifreeze or water vper week. Mechanic has told me it is the intake manifold gasket. Jimmy B. Spartanburg, SC, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #43 reported onOct 02 2007 Impala LS 3.8L V6 Automatic transmission 153,000 miles I drive roughly 110 miles round trip a day to my job and need my car to be healthy. Since I am a female on the highway I pay close attention to my gauges and listen to my car. I do regular maintenance. The Low Coolant Level light came on the Message center. The temp gauge was normal. When I got to work I noticed a smell of antifreeze. I thought maybe I was due for a radiator flush so I took it to the Chevy dealership closest to my job. They kept it all day and called to tell me it needed a new water pump and intake manifold gasket. The cost, $1018. Of course money I don't have. I babied my car home and parked it until the weekend. My husband changed out the water pump, purchased from O'Reilly's Auto Parts for $45 and bought a gallon of Dexcool for $14. Chevy dealership wanted $115 for the water pump and $21 for the Dexcool. Go Figure. Well the problem is still there, so the next step would be the Intake Manifold Gasket. The dealership told me it would be $650 to $800 to fix. I believe this is a task my husband cannot handle on his own. I will either park it until I save $800 or keep driving it and add water at home and at work. It sickens me that Chevy has downgraded their vehicles. We currently own a Chevy from every decade for the last 5 decades, and this Chevy is the worst one. The 66 Nova is more dependable than this 2002 Impala. The Nova is garage kept and is not meant to put 110 miles a day on. I purchased this Impala off the showroom floor in Oct 2001 and paid a pretty price for it. For $28,000, I would not think that would be the price to pay for a disposable car. FYI, the temp gauge has ran 180 to 200 throughout this whole issue. A strong smell of antifreeze is still present even after changing the water pump but no visible leak. The leak was visible before the change out of the water pump. I was told to watch the oil, as water can get into the oil. Didn't see how that was possible since my block was not cracked, but the 4" water pump bolts go all the way into the block. FINE ENGINEERING! What in the hell has happened to Chevrolet? No wonder they haven't shown a profit since 2004. If they don't take care of the consumer; the consumer will go elsewhere. rferguson Muskogee, OK, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #42 reported onSep 24 2007 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 158,000 miles Wish I found this site sooner! I drive A LOT for my job thus my car is a tool for me. The past few weeks, it has overheated constantly. I flushed/changed the cooling system, changed thermostat (MAJOR PITA to do yourself), changed coolant temperature sensor, bled air out of the system with the 2 bleeder valve screws... ALL with the same end result--low coolant light & chime several times a day, overheating almost to max, but wait, sometimes it ran fine and I saw relief, then it overheated again. A friend of my cousin is a mechanic. I told him what was up. He immediately said it was the intake gasket that this car HAS PROBLEMS with this all the time. I asked him to fix it. He did. Just got it done (same day) and he charged me $378 for parts and labor (I'm in a very small town, so I know I would have been robbed in a large city.) I ran the hell out of it and the temp didn't go past the middle. Stopped it, idled, revved it up stationary and never got past half way... ITS FIXED! GM needs to stay on top of their game and issue recalls and fix their design flaws! My mechanic said (and showed me) that the original was made of plastic and silicone. The new one is metal. Now I'm hoping I will be good to go at least another 100,000 miles as my job kills cars. Overall, I love this car for the space and comfort! The only other things I had to do was replace the heater core about 80,000 miles, thermostat about 90,000 miles and again at 155,000 miles, but this is negligable and acceptable to me because things do happen and these were low cost, but the major thing like the gasket happening on ALL of them is unacceptable! My Mother had a 2000 Impala and had the steering knuckle problem, but mine doesn't have it. jcloninger Rogersville, TN, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #41 reported onSep 10 2007 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 100,000 miles ive been annoyed by the low coolant level light and chime coming on every 5 minutes. i already took out the radiator and had it proffesianaly cleaned and flushed checked for leaks. flushed the whole system again and still no fix. until someone told me that these cars have the same problem. it cost over a grand to fix, i have to keep checking to see if it has enough coolant, i cant afford to have it fixed so i have to flush my system evry month, and the coolant it needs is like 13 bucksx12months=a ton of cash as well Luis S. Sunland, Park, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #40 reported onSep 04 2007 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 85,000 miles got the Impala about a couple yrs ago. And like everyone before me has stated, after time there was a leak.... then the coolant light would come on and off..... then the light stays on..... now then the car started to run really hot so i took it in.... ohh yea you know whats next.... manifold replacing time.... cost about 1100 bucks anywhere i go. Thanks GM for screwing me over and not stepping up to take care of a problem you know is going on..... add me to the list for the class action law suit and let's get this done... Dora M. Seattle, WA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #39 reported onSep 06 2007 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 99,000 miles general motors sells a stop leak for this problem. they come in a 4 pack of round pill looking things. It worked great. I had to flush the system with water because of a oil like substance inside of the system. Robert S. Yalaha, FL, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #38 reported onAug 20 2007 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 59,000 miles Still need to get this fixed... right now I'm adding coolant/water mix once a week. 155mm Richmond, VA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #37 reported onAug 18 2007 Impala LS 3.8L Automatic transmission 75,000 miles Well I was a mechanic by trade so I was able to replace the gaskets myself on a Saturday morning. But I feel bad for the people who can't do it for themselves. GM knows it's a problem and should be paying for it. I now sells tools for a living and we make a tool just for the 3.4 and 3.8 liter V6 to make the job easier and quicker for the techs who work on the car. So sign me up for the class action suit and add me for the transmission problem also. jimnj Middltown, NJ, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #36 reported onJun 20 2007 Impala 3.2L Automatic transmission 44,500 miles I took my car to the dealership 3 times telling them I could smell an anti freeze smell whenever there was a climate change and I had to switch from heat to air or from air to defrost. They couldn't find anything wrong--go figure. I still have the smell and now I am told I need a gasket replaced. Seems to me that this should have been a recall thing--since the man who works on my car said he has fixed 5 or 6 cars in the last couple of years with the same problem. Whats the matter Chevy think they might loose a little money over this or what??? Nancy T. Zanesville, Ohio, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #35 reported onJun 21 2007 Impala Automatic transmission 56,000 miles My 2002 Impala went in for a minor problem and they found the Lower Intake Gasket leaking. I guess I should be glad they found this ahead of time, but the cost to fix and repair this was more than I had bargained for. $800. They said it was a problem in the Impala. How come General Motors did not offer a recall or offered to help pay for the cost of this repair. Nancy J. Easton, PA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #34 reported onJul 02 2007 Impala 3.4L L V6 CVT transmission 57,000 miles This is the second time that my impala has a major problem. The first was the front end sounded like it was was coming loose and chevy had to replace the complete steering rack. This time I brought the car in for the same steering noise and the dealer told me he had good news and bad news. The good news was that the steering noise was minor (needed grease in the gear box) and the bad news was that I needed a intake manifold casket and a water pump to fix what they told me was a coolant leak. Of course I didn't believe them until I noticed the car running warm. So far I replaced the thermostat and the water pump which neither of these fixed the problem of the car running warm. It's time to trade the car in for a toyota. Hank H. Lanoka Harbor, NJ, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #33 reported onAug 08 2007 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 100,000 miles Where to start. First of all my Impalas check coolant light keep coming on and off. Had coolant flushed. Then light stayed on, replaced intake manifold gasket. The light went off. Then the engine blown at 80,000 miles, I replaced with a GM duplicate engine. Car is at 100,000 miles, just had coolant flushed and check coolant light stays on and off. I'm in the process of replacing the Coolant sensor, along with leaking reservoir tank. Total cost for all repairs close to $4,000. Michael L. Yuma, AZ, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #32 reported onJul 24 2007 Impala LX V6 Automatic transmission 79,000 miles OK. SO I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF 2 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO AFFORD MY 1ST (NEWER THAN A 1995) CAR. AFTER MANY MONTHS OF RESEARCH AND HAVING ALSO OWNED A 1995 TOYOTA AVALON WITH 200,000 MILES AND NO(NONE) NOT THE 1ST PROBLEM, I DECIDED TO BE PRO-AMERICA AND BUY A CHEVY IMPALA BECAUSE I REALLY WANTED ONE THINKING THEY ARE NEW CARS. I HAVE HAD THE CAR NOT EVEN 6 MONTHS AND AFTER 78K MILE I NOTICED THAT MY LOW COOLANT LIGHT IS ON. AFTER FILLING IT UP, MY LIGHT WAS STILL ON. I HAVE NOT TAKEN IT TO GET IT CHECKED BUT EVERYTHING THAT IS NOTED IN THIS CASE HERE ON THIS PAGE DESCRIBES MY PROBLEM TO A TEE... OH AND DID I MENTION THAT THE GUY AT AUTOZONE FILLED MY CAR UP WITH THE WRONG COOLANT :(. SIGN ME UP FOR THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT PLEASE... I WILL NOT BE BUYING ANOTHER CHEVY IMPALA. Danielle W. Huntsville, AL, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #31 reported onJul 23 2007 Impala 3.4L Automatic transmission 116,000 miles I JUST HAPPEN TO STUMBLE UP ON THIS WEB-SITE. I BOUGHT MY 2002 3.4 CHEVY IMPALA NEW. I HAVE RELIGIOUSLY TAKEN GOOD CARE OF MY CAR, I HAVE EVERY RECORD OF REPAIR ON IT, AND NEVER HAD ANY MAJOR PROBLEM UNTIL NOW! MY COOLANT LIGHT CAME ON AND I FILLED IT UP WITH COOLANT AND WATER, IT WOULD THEN GO ON AND OFF, I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC AND I WAS BLESSED THAT HE TOLD ME IF I WOULD GET THE INTAKE GASKET SET, HE WOULD REPLACE IT FOR ME, AND I DON'T THINK HE IS GOING TO CHARGE ME THE NORM, BECAUSE HE IS A FAMILY MEMBER. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED AND VERY UPSET. THIS IS MY 3RD NEW CHEVROLET, HOWEVER, I DON'T KNOW IF I WILL BE BUYING ANOTHER CHEVROLET IN THE NEAR FUTURE AFTER THIS AWFUL EXPERIENCE!!!!! OH BY THE WAY, I ALMOST FORGOT YES!! I WANT TO BE ADDED TO THIS CLASS ACTION SUIT! Joyce D. Grapevine, AR, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #30 reported onJul 21 2007 Impala 4 Door 3.4L Automatic transmission 88,311 miles Car overheated in Baltimore, Md. area. Very hard to find a place to fix the problem without getting ripped off. Had the car in the garage for a week and left me without a car. Now I have the same problem after only 20,000 more miles. My husband and I are retired and can't afford to pay out a $1,000 to have it fixed every 20,000 miles. Charles J. Millsboro, DE, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #29 reported onJul 20 2007 Impala Sedan 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 69,594 miles Really upset. Can't drive the car past 10km without filling up with water. It has damaged my head gasket and now i have to replace that which is costing me over $1000. Not happy with GM... don't think my next car will be one. Add me to the class action law suit. adamcrisanta Richmond, BC, Canada Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #28 reported onJul 18 2007 Impala LX 3.4L Automatic transmission 110,000 miles It started with my coolant light on. Then the intake gasket leak picked up pretty good. Then the car began to run hot. I used some gasket repair stuff from the store for $3.99. It worked perfect!... for about 2 months, then.... Boom! coolant everywhere, I couldn't make it to the auto shop without pulling over every 8 miles to refill with water this time. Please sign me up for the class action lawsuit. Because I hurt my heads in the process, its gonna take about $1200 to fix my problem. Tyson A. Louisville, KY, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #27 reported onApr 14 2007 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 104,000 miles The first thing to go wrong was my ABS. One day the light came on for now reason and it hasn't worked since then. I took it to get it fixed and they want like $2000 for a new abs system. Then my engine overheated so i took it in all of my coolant was brown sludge it cost be $100 bucks and they flushed it. Then at about 90,000 miles i noticed my coolant was getting low about once a week then the oil was getting low about every 3 weeks. When it was last inspected there was oil in the cooling system. Most likely it is some type of gasket. mszymbor Ann Arbor, MI, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #26 reported onApr 06 2007 Impala 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 82,800 miles I have been having to add the Dexcool coolant every week so that the low coolant sign would turn off in the car. Well I took the car in to have an inspection done and I was told that there is a leak from the intake manifold. The reason that I have not seen the coolant on the ground is because it is sitting on top of my engine and it is evaporating before it can hit the ground. I have only had this car for 2 years and I have done nothing but baby it. I love this car and this is the thanks that I get. GM should really step up to the plate and pay for this repair because it is not something that I caused, it was there poor design. I would like to join in the law suit against them. I do not have a warranty on the car and I sure can not afford $1,000 to repair it. Jennifer B. Ceres, CA, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #25 reported onMar 29 2007 Impala LS 3.4L V6 Automatic transmission 58,000 miles Obviously, GM manufactured a poorly designed cooling system for the 2002 Impala. I've owned only GM vehicles up until now. I also own a Trailblazer that has had its share of problems that GM hasn't owned up to. It's unacceptable to have this kind of expensive failures in the cooling system of a vehicle that is way under 100,000 miles. I had sworn I'd never buy a Toyota or a Honda, but I can tell you know that's what I'll be buying. It's sad to see GM go downhill but they deserve it. Add me to the class action suit!!!! Carlos R. Jackson, OH, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #24 reported onMar 16 2007 Impala 3.4 Automatic transmission 65,000 miles I've owned several cars, I have never had a problem with a leaky lower intake coolant gasket with any car I've ever owned let alone a car with only 65,000 miles and less than 5 years old. I was also told the car needs a water pump. There clearly seems to be precedence here for a class action suit against Chevrolet regarding the coolant system of the 2002 Chevy Impala. Please add me to the list of any suit. If Chevy doesn't clear this matter up with an immediate recall, then they are going to pay through the nose not only through class action but through a continuing degrading reputation. A S. Lexington, KY, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #23 reported onMar 15 2007 Impala V6 Automatic transmission 71,355 miles Car in for regular service and leaking intake gasket was found, replaced lower intake gasket, 1 stat and resealed oil. Cost for just gasket replacement w/labor $946.13, doesn't include the engine oil flush of $189.99 and Cooling System Flush of $149.99, yet alone taxes and shop fees. My dealer also mentioned seeing al ot of this problem with the impala, good news is the gasket has been redesigned so the same gasket isn't going back in. I have been green antifreeze from time of delivery, had car converted to green following delivery. Dealer seemed surprised as all others have been the other and that is what they have been putting back in. Anyone know if GM is considering a recall? tilque Minneapolis, MN, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #22 reported onMar 14 2007 Impala 3.2 Automatic transmission 75,000 miles ditto, ditto, ditto I bought my 02 Impala with 78k. Have had two intake gaskets, water pump and various other engine problems all due to the coolant, per my reputable repair shop. Have tried to work with good ol Cheverolet with alsolutely no help. Jeff M. Lee's Summit, MO, USA Impala recall, defect, gasket defect, class action, Impact warranty problem #21 reported onMar 14 2007 Impala 3.4 V6 Automatic transmission 56,000 miles Needless to say, as along with everyone else, my coolant started to leak from my 2002 Chevy Impala. I noticed the low coolant light would come on, then go off, at first. Then, sitting in traffic one day, my car started to overheat. I made it home, and noticed a nice stream of coolant spilling onto the drive way. Went to the dealer, and of course, my warranty was up. I was told I needed a manifold, oil change, (since the coolant was getting into the oil), and thermostat. I have no problem with the dealer, as he said it's such a common problem, he has cars coming in every week with the same problem. He also said that Chevy isn't giving any money to the dealers to help finance the repairs. Which I believe fully. Malibus also have this problem too, I was told. So my problem is with Chevy. They are unbelievable. To have so many cars, with the same problems, and not issue a recall for it. What kind of company does that to their customers? OH, A ONE THATS SINKING! It's not fair to stick ordinary people with a huge repair bill that should be covered by a recall. If anyone has any information on where to sign up for the class action, PLEASE LET ME KNOW
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