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#291 of 477 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 08, 2011 (3:34 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 477 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [mseabert]
Nov 09, 2011 (8:02 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 477 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 09, 2011 (11:31 am)
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 477 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [bricon9799]
Nov 09, 2011 (12:41 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
#295 of 477 Transmission problem
Nov 15, 2011 (11:17 am)
I too have had transmission problems with my 2000 Chevrolet Impala. I had to replace it in 2006 and here again I NEED another one with 100k+ miles. Same problems as previous complaints on here. I had a mechanic to look at it and was told my first gear is gone. I have always purchased chevrolet cars, from Corsica, Lumina and now Impala. Obviously, there is something major wrong with this car and working components. I will never purchase a GM ever........... Very sad
#296 of 477 Re: Transmission problem [vision77]
Nov 18, 2011 (11:55 am)
I also have had Transmission problems with my 2001 Impala. Whenever i go to take off it plugs along and has trouble accelerating and when i finally get up to speed if i even do, I have to stop at a light or stop sign and start over again. This is extremely frustrating. Reading through these posts it amazes me that with so many people having similar problems nothing has been done by GM to remedy the problem.
#297 of 477 Re: Transmission problem [roxylee]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 18, 2011 (1:18 pm)
It would be very, VERY surprising if a manufacturer stepped in to resolve an issue with an 11+ year old vehicle. I don't think I've ever seen a recall or other sort of "free fix" offered on model years that far back by any manufacturer.
#298 of 477 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [blitzz01]
Nov 18, 2011 (8:39 pm)
My Impala LT 2007 just did the same thing as your car did today (actually about 2 hours ago). I am so upset right now I don't know what to do. My car only has 63,000 miles; my bf just took the car in for transmission fluid service last month so of course I thought was the problem. Nope. The fluid color and levels are correct. Tomorrow morning, I wil have to have AAA tow my car to Aamco. I am SO GLAD I had a chance to read your blog before I did- this is great information. I am going to ask the repair professional to identify my transmission type. If it is the same as the one you ID, I am willing to particiapte in a class action lawsuit as well. Have you started a petition?
#299 of 477 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [tenshi3]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 21, 2011 (9:18 am)
Sorry, we don't permit the Forums to be used to organize legal action.
#300 of 477 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [mseabert]
Nov 21, 2011 (4:00 pm)
I have a 2006 chevy impala I have been having problems with the transmission slaming into gear when you go to take off. I have had problem since I bought the car in 2006 I took it into the dealer multiple times and they never found anything ( we can't do anything unless it comes up with an error). Well 5 years later with 80,000 miles they said it was a solinoied. They replaced it and flushed the trans fluid. It still did it. Well 3 weeks later and 1000 miles of the dealer driving it. They said it was the 4th piston and shift rings that were bad. They opened the transmission up and found a bunch of stuff wrong with it. From bushings being out and cracked. I told them well thats what 5 years of slamming into gear will do to it. They called me tonight and said they would put a brand new GM transmission i it not a rebuild but a new one. They said they talked to Gm about it and said if I pay a $500 dollar deductable they would foot the rest. Now I;m not complaning but I have had problems from 20,000 miles when I bought it I feel Gm should pay for it all. Am I wrong?????