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#295 of 441 Transmission problem
Nov 15, 2011 (12:17 pm)
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 441 Re: Transmission problem [vision77]
Nov 18, 2011 (12:55 pm)
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 441 Re: Transmission problem [roxylee]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 18, 2011 (2:18 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 441 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [blitzz01]
Nov 18, 2011 (9:39 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 441 Re: chevrolet impala with transmission problems [tenshi3]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 21, 2011 (10:18 am)
Sorry, we don't permit the Forums to be used to organize legal action.
#300 of 441 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [mseabert]
Nov 21, 2011 (5:00 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?????
#301 of 441 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [sepple]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (7:22 am)
Well you're not "wrong" but you might not be "fair", because regardless of the nuisances you've had, you did get USE out of that transmission so the idea of you kicking in something for the deal, doesn't seem too out of line to me. I'd take their offer in a heartbeat myself before they change their minds.
#302 of 441 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [Mr_Shiftright]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (8:03 am)
I second Mr_Shiftright's advice - that's the best offer I've seen.
#303 of 441 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [sepple]
Nov 22, 2011 (11:04 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your experience. Can you please email me with your complete contact information including mailing address, VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer? I would like to look into your situation. I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#304 of 441 Re: 2005 Transmission Slip after stop then LAUNCH [gmcustsvc]
Nov 23, 2011 (12:52 pm)
I have e-mailed you my contact info look forward to hearing from you.