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#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
Jun 20, 2012 (6:39 pm)
Hello Everyone, I have a 2004 Impala. Oh boy! It started the day after I purchased it 19miles used. The passiliock, gas gauge,wipers, temp gauge that was funny though on the pa turnpike the gauge shot into red suddenly with no smoke I got off the nearest exit and a young man was kind enough to help out by saying ( before I could tell him what the problem was) your temp gauge fooled you huh. lol he had a impala same year same color. Well, then the transmission repaired into the third year. To speed things up, other issues, like the latest, starter and now transmission again by the way the transmission has been slipping for the past 2 years with that hard shift on take off. Is this an issue that isolated to only a few thousand that I'm seeing on the internet? Why can't we all get together and make GM face the problem like the young man asked me to do back then on the pa turnpike and I thought! " he's a fool". Boy if I could see him now. So everyone what do you all think about this idea and how do we get started.
I have looked online for petitions and class action against GM and this trans issue and found none.
#358 of 477 Re: Done with GM [chevytrans]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2012 (7:05 am)
We don't permit using the forums to organize legal action. The BEST way to get similar complaints compiled all in one place is to report them to the NHTSA at www.safecar.gov.
#359 of 477 Re: Done with GM [kirstie_h]
Jun 21, 2012 (9:12 am)
It wont do you any good to go after GM with all the issues on cars from before 2009 when they reorganized out of bankruptcy. They already got out of having to be responsible for the 2006-2008 Impala rear suspension problem and got out of the recall by claiming that it was a poor design from the old GM who went bankrupt. The new GM is not responsable for problems created by the old GM.