Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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Chevrolet Impala, Transmission, Sedan
#428 of 479 Re: p1811 [fedupwithgm2]
Dec 06, 2012 (11:20 am)
I too am done with (not american cars as no car is really american only), the big three; GM, Ford and Chrysler. I do not know what they are thinking! step up to the plate and admit when a problem is present and fix it!
I can proudly or even sadly say that no less than 10 car buyers have now purchased other brands after hearing my issues and having sent them to the numerous chat (bitch) groups related to the big three. I will keep preaching this as long as I live!
Hope you are happy screwing your loyal or once loyal customers GM!
#429 of 479 2003 Impala
Dec 21, 2012 (6:38 pm)
I've recently purchased a 2003 Impala. I've read several complaints about this model car. According to the owner's manual, certain cylinders will shut down to prevent damage to the motor. In this case, the car would feel as though the transmission is slipping. At best, the thermostat may be a cause for the cylinders to shut down. But, according to the check engine codes, it had something to do with tempature gage. I replaced it, but the check engine light is still on. I have to wait until the next diagnosis. Then better I could report. I am also very upset to learn all the confusion caused by this car. Is this car worth the problems? Comments such as "you bought a lemon", and, "this car is a piece of junk", are not the comments I'd rather hear with so much money invested in it. Chevy check your status.
#430 of 479 2002 Impala Shifting Issues
Dec 24, 2012 (10:41 am)
my 02 impala runs fine, but will shift rapidly back and forth between 3rd and 4th gear at middle speeds, especially while on a slight incline. once it gets through this range, it will level out nicely over 60 mph. does anyone have some incites on this problem?
#431 of 479 Re: 2008 Transmission Problem [kjchandler]
Jan 02, 2013 (9:03 am)
Have you tried replacing the transmission fluid and cleaning the magnet/pan?
This often works wonders on GM transmissions. GM lies about the fluid change interval. Don't let it go for more than 50000 miles. Those sticking components get smooth again when fresh fluid cleans the varnish off.
Jan 29, 2013 (3:08 pm)
I own a 2008 Impala that I have had concerns about the transmission and clutch since I bought it. I have not had a clean transmission that includes the button on the gear shift not fully coming out in any gear and being able to switch gear without needed to push the button in.
Recently, I cannot remove the key from the ignition after shutting down while having the car in park. I can leave the key in the ignition and remove everything else from the key and lock the car using the remote, but the key remains in the ignition.
What can I do to remove the key? Also is this covered under warranty since the car has about 85,000 miles? Is GM willing to remain on future car purchase lists for my consideration?
#433 of 479 Re: Removing Key [tmccarthy1]
Jan 29, 2013 (6:06 pm)
We would be happy to get you more warranty information, tmccarthy1, if you would please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN, mileage, and inquiry to socialmediagm.com
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#434 of 479 Re: 2006 to Present Impala Transmissions [alexialance]
Jan 31, 2013 (10:44 pm)
I purchased (financed) an 06 Impala LTZ, and man, I tell ya, I thought I got a bad lemon, but after reading all these issues regarding the transmission, I see it's not just me. Oh, my transmission shifts normal, and smooth. My issue is it tends to stick when you put it from reverse back into drive. There's about a 3-4 second delay, at which most times, I'm already trying to drive, and the car lurches forward with a really harsh kick to the transmission. I'm on the edge with this transmission one day just not going into gear anymore.
#435 of 479 Re: 2006 to Present Impala Transmissions [chvyman06]
Feb 02, 2013 (6:37 am)
Scan it and check fluid first. These pumps are known to fail!
#436 of 479 Re: p1811 [fedupwithgm2]
Feb 06, 2013 (4:51 am)
I have had transmission slipping problems with both of my 2008 Chevy Impalas.
They both have less than 70,000 miles on them. The same problem. Slipping when getting started. When it's cold it's happens more.
Are these cars still covered by a warranty?
Does anyone else have this problem?
#437 of 479 Re: Transmission Problem [level]
Mar 31, 2013 (3:35 pm)
I own a 2005 Chevy Impala, and it has recently started having transmission problems. Occasionally the transmission would clunk when put into drive, but now the worst problem is the transmission has been slipping for approx. 4 to 5 days, then earlier today, it would not move at all after I was stopped at a red. I had to push the car off to the side of the road, then I had it towed. After the tow truck driver dropped it off at my apartment complex, my daughter, boyfriend and I pushed it into my parking spot, while doing this we had to push it backwards in order to get it parked in my spot straighter, so I put the car into park so it would not roll too far backwards, when I did this my boyfriend notice that it sounded like it shifted. I went through the gears and low and behold it was shifting in Park, Reverse, and Drive, but not 3rd, 2nd, or 1st gears. I put it into Drive and pulled it into my spot with no problems at all. I have not driven it any where yet and do not plan on driving it any where other than the repair shop tomorrow.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a single female, with no money to spend on a transmission, or any kind of auto repairs for that matter?
From reading all the forums that I have read so far, it seems to me that GM should be held responsible for all these transmission repairs that Impala owners are having to have done, has anyone filed a class action suite against them for these issues?