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#347 of 477 2006 Impala LS Transmission Problems
Jun 04, 2012 (6:09 pm)
Last week my impala starting hesitating and shifting hard, so my husband flushed my tranny fluid and changed the filter in hopes to save it. Still felt a bit of hesitation so he changed the plugs and wires, the next day I could still feel a little chug and still got the odd hard shift. No check engine light came on and it still doesn't. Anyhow the next day I took my car to the garage, mechanic drove it around the city and took it out on the highway, no hard shifting and no shuttering? So I drove the car home, filled it up with high test gas, as the mechanic thought maybe I got some bad gas, yeah right, also put in some injector cleaner. Car sat for the weekend, started it tonight and it barely wants to move, checked tranny fluid and yes once again another failed impala tranny, my car has 90, 000 miles on it. I have owned other chevys and my husband drives a chevy, I must say they were well worth the money, this one not so much, very disappointed! To think at one time I dreamed about owning one of these cars, now I realize it was a nightmare! So so frustrated
#348 of 477 Re: 2006 Impala LS Transmission Problems [reedgirl]
Jun 06, 2012 (9:52 am)
It's been a few days since this post, reedgirl - have you taken any steps towards getting this resolved? Please let us know if we can look into anything!
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#349 of 477 Re: 2006 Impala LS Transmission Problems [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:31 am)
Well first of all I contacted Chevrolet Canada to see if there was any recalls, there was of course recalls, but none with my VIN. So I have contacted some transmission specialist but they will not be able to look at the vehicle until next week.
#350 of 477 there should be a recall
Jun 15, 2012 (11:28 am)
I have a 2003 Chevy Impala and so far my power module had to be replaced(which is the brain to the car),my coolant systems and now aamco is telling me I need a tranny replaced which is $2600.my car ONLY has 80,000 miles on it there should be a recall on this tranny.NEVER again will I buy a gm.I am very upset and want to know how I can go about getting it recalled.
#351 of 477 Re: 2003 Impala Shifting [baffledcargirl]
Jun 15, 2012 (2:24 pm)
I also own a 2003 chevy impala, 3.4 ltr with optional traction control.......my car was doing pretty much the same thing, but my front bearings were getting noisy, so replaced those......it is a bearing hub assembly that includes the sensors for the traction control if your car is so equipped.....took care of that problem, it WASN'T the transmission.....hope this helps
#353 of 477 Re: there should be a recall [fedup28]
Jun 15, 2012 (6:03 pm)
I am so with you on this one, mine is currently in the shop re: torque converter which is going to cost me $1800.00-$2400.00. This is the best quote I could find. I have also had to put a water pump, power steering hose, rotors and a new muffler on mine. My car is a 2006 LS, I really wish I would of never bought it!!!Oh and it has 90, 000 miles on it.
#354 of 477 Transmission Issues...and others
Jun 19, 2012 (6:49 am)
I have a 2006 Impala that just hit 100k miles, I've had so many problems with this car starting with the throttle and the water pump going out at the same time when it was 3 years old, now culminating with the fact that they now think the transmission is bad. I am not a car expert, but I do not think a transmission should go bad in only 100k miles and all the people I talk to say the same thing. However, now that it's happened to me and I have done some research, I see that apparently this is a known issue in these cars and I can't believe that with complaints going back years and years that GM has not done anything about it. I called Chevrolet to see if there was any recourse and was told to take it to the dealership and pay for diagnosis ($85 I'll never get back), I was told that if it's the transmission and it's caused by "normal wear and tear" then the cost would be on me and that if the issue is caused by "manufacturer defect" the car is out of warranty, but they might be able to help. I honestly feel like she was just "customer service talking" me. How could it go out for normal wear and tear after 100k miles? It's not like I'm racing this car, I rarely drive it over the speed limit, and the quality of GM transmissions is to only last 100k miles? That's ridiculous and GM should have better standards.
#355 of 477 Re: Transmission Issues...and others [crappycar]
Jun 19, 2012 (11:03 am)
I also called GM and they weren't much help! However if you have a Mr. Transmission in your area, they will do a free dianostics. This is where I chose to take my car (I am in Ontario though). The tech actually called me back today to tell me my car needs a boot on the axle, new cooler lines, a mount and a transmission rebuild (its the valve body). Total cost $2645.00, plus tax! All I can say, is this will be my last GM!
#356 of 477 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Jun 20, 2012 (5:52 pm)
wow I would have love to join this group