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#1122 of 3636 Re: 2006 Impala/speed limiter/deminin [charts2]
Feb 18, 2006 (4:08 pm)
According to chevrolet.com, Impala SS have "18-inch W-speed-rated Performance tires" installed at factory. I believe that electronic speed limiter "protects customers" almost up to to the maximum speed for W tires, i.e. about 168 mph.
1997-2003/4 Gran Prix GTP and Buick Regal GS were built on the same platform, and had the same inherent speed limits. However, Regal had T-rated tires installed at factory, and was limited to 115 mph or so. GTP had better tires and its limiter was programmed different way. The few Regal GS sold in Germany had different tires and were limited to 137 mph.
#1123 of 3636 3rd issue with my Impala SS in a month
Feb 18, 2006 (4:29 pm)
This car is really beginning to make me regret leasing it. I went out to the car after remote starting it today only to find it not running and ice cold inside. Tried starting it with the key and nothing. In less than 24 hours the battery was drained enough to keep it from starting. I've never had this many issues with any car I've owned. First it was a brake recall that they didn't do prior to me driving it off the lot and then it was clicking noises behind the instrument panel. Ths will be my 3rd trip back to the dealer in the month I've owned the car.
#1124 of 3636 Re: 3rd issue with my Impala SS in a month [jz68]
Feb 18, 2006 (8:52 pm)
Someone explain this one to me.
I used a tester to check the battery and the alternator. It indicated that the alternator is charging the battery and that the batter is holding a full charge. The car also has battery rundown protection in case you leave anything on (which I didn't). How does a battery go dead in 20 hours even if the temperature with wind chill was -15F?
#1125 of 3636 Re: 3rd issue with my Impala SS in a month [jz68]
Feb 18, 2006 (11:03 pm)
I hear your pain. I've been back to the dealer 3 times myself. I own a LTZ. IVew had the same clicking noises and the brake recall as well as 2 trips back to replace a faulty temperature gauge. Everthing is back to normal now. So hang in there.
#1126 of 3636 Re: 3rd issue with my Impala SS in a month [jz68]
Feb 19, 2006 (5:19 am)
This sounds like the dealer has to determine what went wrong. I have heard of batteries breaking the connection inside the positive or negative post. I have heard of leakage from the side post areas corroding the interior of the battery cables. Your car is new. Let the dealer worry over it.
#1127 of 3636 Re: 3rd issue with my Impala SS in a month [imidazol97]
Feb 19, 2006 (2:44 pm)
Today the car started just fine after sitting all night. I'd feel better had it been dead, at least then I'd know the battery was bad.
#1128 of 3636 Re: 2006 Impala/speed limiter/deminin [charts2]
Feb 19, 2006 (5:19 pm)
This entire process doesn't make sense to me. If they are going to make a car that is capable of some decent performance, then hamstring it, what's the point? A person might as well buy something with a little 98HP 4 cylinder engine. I'm not done with Chevy yet. I feel as if I paid for the extra performance, and they sold me a bum deal. Nowhere in their sales literature, or TV ads, or salesmans pitch was there any mention of the car having a speed limiter. It was only thru comments on this forum that I learned about it. In my opinion, that is false or deceptive advertising, and I am just onery enough to make an issue of it.
#1129 of 3636 Re: 2006 Impala/speed limiter/deminin [deminin]
Feb 20, 2006 (1:56 pm)
More than 99% of the cars on the road have rev limiters, get used to it.
#1130 of 3636 RDS Radio Problem
Feb 20, 2006 (2:50 pm)
I live in the Boise, ID area and I have a problem with my radio (2LT preferred equipment group up grade) nothing major but it doesn't read the RDS signal from one particular station 105.9 that happens to be the one I listen to. I've checked other Impalas in the area and they have the same problem. Is it just this area or is anyone else having this problem?
#1131 of 3636 Re: RDS Radio Problem [chillie2]
Feb 20, 2006 (5:58 pm)
Are you sure they are broadcasting the signal? Not all stations do.