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#285 of 444 Possible Transmission Proble
Oct 27, 2011 (12:58 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Impala, and yesterday as I was turning at a red light, my car wouldn't take off. It was like it was stuck but it slowly accelerated. As I proceeded to drive it, it finally picked up speed. But when I stopped again and proceeded to go, it done it again. I took it to a friend who is a mechanic and he says its the transmission going bad. I don't want to spend unnecessary money in getting it fixed. Any ideas on what it could be?
#286 of 444 Re: Possible Transmission Proble [quita0916]
Oct 29, 2011 (7:56 pm)
it could be ur cadillaic converter that is what was wrong with r impala
#289 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [renderspud]
Nov 06, 2011 (10:40 am)
Well, I finally came to a decision and got rid of the Impala. I am so disappointed with GM for putting out a car with so many problems and no recourse except to not buy another GM product. My last 3 cars were Chevy's...all were fraught with problems. My new car is a Toyota.
#290 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [renderspud]
Nov 07, 2011 (11:26 am)
I am sorry to hear that your Impala wasn’t a satisfactory vehicle for you. I hope that you are happy with your new vehicle.
GM Customer Service
#291 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 08, 2011 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2005 Impala as well and it just started having transmission issues. The same problems that people before me have been discribing. If this is such a common problem among Impalas then clearly there is something wrong with the design of this transmission. I have been a GM and Chevy fan my whole life. My dad has had chevy trucks his whole life. He still has his 1970 chevy pickup, and it still runs like new. My first car was a 1973 chevy 3/4 ton pickup with a big block 454. That truck never gave me any problems. I still have a 2001 chevy silverado 2500 and it has almost 200,000 miles on it and it's never given me a problem. There is NO reason why a 2005 Impapla with barely over a 100,000 miles should have a transmission failure. If it was only me this happened to, then maybe I did something wrong or just got very unlucky. But for this severe of a problem to be happening to this many people there has to be a design problem. This needs to be addressed. If GM wants to make it up to their customers then they should put out a recall on all Impalas having these transmission problems and offer to fix the transmissions for free. If they don't do something soon to win back their customers more and more will continue to leave GM for other manufacturers. And typically they're leaving and buying foreign cars. In an ecconomy like we have now we need as many people buying American as possible. All we as customers want is for GM to make reliable vehicles for us, as they have done for so many years, and if a mistake is made do whatever is necessary to fix it. As I said before I have been a GM fan my whole life and I want to see GM once again be the brand that everyone is proud to own.
#292 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [mseabert]
Nov 09, 2011 (9:02 am)
Your loyalty to GM is much appreciated, and I want to thank you (and all posters) for writing and voicing your concerns. I have documented this thread in the forum for GM’s consideration – thank you (all!) for contributing to the discussion. If we can ever be of assistance, either helping work with a dealership towards a resolution or looking into warranty/recall information on your vehicle, we’re only an email away.
GM Customer Service
#293 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 09, 2011 (12:31 pm)
I too have an Impala. It's a 2002 that I bought in 2005. First the catalitic converter clogged right after buying it...it was under warranty so no big deal. Now with less than 100,000 miles the transmission went. I experienced many of the same "symptoms" as listed above. Had the transmission replaced and now find out the radiator is cracked. Very very frustrating...don't think I'll be buying another GM!!
#294 of 444 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [bricon9799]
Nov 09, 2011 (1:41 pm)
I see that you’ve had your transmission replaced – how are things operating now? I’m sorry to hear that your radiator has cracked, and can understand how this is frustrating.
While I cannot make any guarantees up front, we are available to assist you in working with a dealership towards resolving this concern, or to look into warranty/recall information specific to your vehicle. Please email us your name/user name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and your involved dealership.
All the best,
GM Customer Service