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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#2030 of 3634 Catalytic converter/Steve333
Sep 01, 2006 (7:13 am)
I just checked and my information was incorrect that I posted regarding the catayltic converter. GM sent letters to 2000 and 2001 Impala owners and the extended warranty for catalytic converters on those model years is 10 years or 120,000 miles and includes 3.4 and 3.8 engines for Impala, Monte Carlo, Pontiac GP, Buick Century and Regal models. This extended warranty does not include 2006 models but your basic 3 year 36,000 mile warranty should cover it if there is a defect with your converter. Check with the service manager at your chevy dealership.
#2031 of 3634 Re: Catalytic converter/Steve333 [charts2]
Sep 01, 2006 (9:15 am)
IIRC, emissions equipment has to be guaranteed by law for 60000mls or something like that, much longer than the regular warranty.
#2032 of 3634 Re: Catalytic converter/Steve333 [charts2]
Sep 01, 2006 (11:59 am)
Thanks for the update.
According to my service manager there is nothing wrong with the car, even things I know are wrong with the car. They are minor things, such as the parking brake not holding the car very well, but when I brought the car in for this, the TSB on the clacking engine noise, and wind noise, they did absolutely nothing.
Oh, they did scratch the heck out the side of the previously pristine Impala. Luckily they did not just deny it, they managed to buff most of it out, but I was major pissed!
Sep 02, 2006 (11:14 am)
I was looking at my tires and saw max pressure was 44 psi and from the dealer they were inflated to 28 psi this seems rather low and I know that low pressure will result in lower gas mileage.I'm sure they under inflate them for a better ride but is this costing us in mileage? Any thoughts on this?
#2037 of 3634 Re: Tire Pressure [carl10219]
Sep 02, 2006 (12:11 pm)
That is the maximum pressure the tire can handle.
Your proper tire pressure will be listed on the inside of the drivers door, in the door jam somewhere.
#2038 of 3634 Service Tire Monitor System
Sep 03, 2006 (7:47 am)
I have had my car for 6 months now. In response to the tinting, I had my car tinted 3 days after purchasing. My remotes work just fine from farther than is needed. However,my first glitch in 6 months and 16k miles is the tire monitor system. It just showed up about 2 weeks ago. Shows up intermittently when I drive the car. Obviously has nothing to do with the tint on the windows. I do have the scraping window strips too. I will try the armor all and see if that works. Passenger side door handle paint is chipping just to the left of the handle for no apparent reason. Otherwise I love the car. Want some Michelins put on and the NEW K&N filtercharger, but other than that a very fine automobile that has had fewer problems than the last Accord we owned.
#2039 of 3634 Re: Service Tire Monitor System [tacoman1]
Sep 03, 2006 (3:16 pm)
Thanks for the follow-up. To clarify, is your window tinting metallic? I believe they called mine semi-metallic but I'm not sure.
I love my car too. Other than the remote range issue and my annoyance with the A/C defaulting to recirc, I have no complaints either.