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Chevrolet Impala, Tires, Interior, Sedan
#200 of 272 Re: shiny black door trim degrades.... hmmmm [john_gilius]
Sep 29, 2009 (11:46 am)
> Yeah, me too. I don't know what reaction that you'll get but it might be the same that I got when I asked about the unsightly corrosion on the the little center caps in the 18" SS wheels. I bought the extended warranty. My car had about 45,000 mi on it when i inquired and they told me that if I had reported it within the 36,000 miles that they could have taken care of it. Now those to replace are about $35.00 a piece. Very disappointing and add the flaking of the black trim pieces makes my 2007 Impala top of the line Chevy look like poop.
#201 of 272 ISS finally rears it's ugly head
Oct 06, 2009 (6:55 pm)
hey all. yep, i finally joined the fraternity of clunking ISS members. mine started several thousand miles ago, just past the 3/36, now sitting at 46,745, and of course i didn't drive it at all (that fell to the working wife). she has finally noticed it especially when the impala first gets going, but it does have the GM clunk most of the time. armed with as much info as i can about this defective item, what's the chances of getting this replaced by the company's coin? from everywhere i heave read, the general just absolutely can't seem to get this item right. i know there's an updated ISS, but has the new one been a proven winner, or just a stopgap? looking forward to hearing your feedback. thanks much... john..... 07 3LT
#202 of 272 07 Impala ss
Nov 21, 2009 (12:12 pm)
I have an 07 Impala SS, recently it started making a clanking noise when I het a bump, and a clunk, clunk, clunk noise when I went over 60, the sound was coming from the right rear corner, so I replaced the strut, now it makes a creak when I hit a bump, and the vehicle starts to shake a little at high speed, I am at a loss as to what is wrong here and I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone could give me. Thank you.
#203 of 272 How to replace battery 07 impala]
Aug 09, 2011 (10:47 am)
Has anyone changed a battery in an 07 impala I need to change mine but I think you have to take off all kinds of **** to take it out is that true???
#204 of 272 Re: How to replace battery 07 impala] [benomack]
Nov 23, 2009 (4:53 pm)
To get to the battery, you have to unbolt and remove the black support bar that runs over the battery. Then unbolt and move the fuse box. Then unbolt the bars that secure the battery to the battery tray. Then it is a matter of wiggling the battery to carefully remove it from the car.
#205 of 272 2007 Impala Tire Wear
Jan 26, 2010 (1:04 am)
I am new to this forum but after reading ALOT of the posts here I feel that I am not alone here. The wife and I got a settelment and bought a 2007 Impala, from Keystone Chevrolet here in Tulsa, so that we wouldnt have to worry about having problems with the car. But after having the car for about 1 1/2 years we have replaced the rear tires at least 2 or 3 times, all because of the same problem. The inside 2 or 3 treads keep wearing out down to the cords. Keystone Chevrolet called us on the phone and told us it was time to bring the car in for regular service work, so I thought it would be a good time to have the problem resolved. I asked for the Supervisor of the Service Department to make sure there wouldnt be a problem with having the rear end aligned, since I found out there was a Technical Service Bulletin on the alignment needing to be done on this car when it comes right from the factory. But I was told that you can buy a brand new 2010 Chevy right now and after 12,000 miles there is nothing they can do with out having us pay for the work and/parts. Even if you get the car brand new and there is still the bumper to bumper warrenty on the car. I told the Supervisor there was a Technical Service Bulletin out on this car and I even gave him the TSB on this car and I was told that they cant do anything unless there was a REACLL on these cars. I really liked what I read on another forum that said it seems like Chevrolet isn't going to do anything for the common people like most of us here, but they would fix the cars with the Police Package on them for free. The person also went on to state that it was more of the common people like most of us on here that make up the sales of the Impalas and that a defect is a defect. They stated that it seems like Chevrolet isn't going to do anything about this factory defect because the commom person cant afford the lawyers like the city, state and government can. I have often wondered what would happen if a huge group of the Impala consumers would get together and sign a petition stating that this defect has the potential to kill several of us, if Chevrolet would FINALLY get the idea there could be several lawsuites against them if something isn't done first. I know that the car manufactures are really hurting for money right now the way it is, but several lawsuites against them would surely put Chevrolet out of business and, and in my opinion another great American Iconic company would be no more. General Motors alone has already closed the doors to all the Oldsmobles and Pontiacs plants, will it take another bunch of the people just trying to get some satisfaction for a FACTORY defect for Chevrolet to realize that if we aren't satisfied they too would have to close thier doors? When we first bought the car my wife wasn't working so we hardly used this brand new car we got. But since than she has gone back to work and has to drive like 60 miles one way to get back and forth to work and she has been scared to death to drive this new car for fear of her life that one of these rear tires could blow out while she is traveling on the Interstate doing 75 miles an hour. Now that is for sure an accident in the making. After I told the Supervisor at Keystone Chevrolet and told him that if I have to I will contact the BBB to try and get some satisfaction for this problem. I was in not so many words told go ahead cause they wouldnt fix the problem without charging us to fix it, even with the TSB as well as a recall for the Impalas with the police package, out in this car. I than called Keystone Chevrolet back and talked to who was supposed to be in charge, who really just turned out to be the person in charge of sales, and told him what the problem was and what the Supervisor and I had talked about. Well to make a long story short here I finally was so mad that I told him I wanted his boss to call me back and that if anything happened to my wife not only would they be talking to the BBB but they would also be talking to my lawyer because I would file a lawsuite for them not serviceing this car with the TSB on it. I have yet to hear from the Owner or who ever is in charge of Keystone Chevrolet about this problem, but from what I have read on this forum I could be waiting for ALONG time. Well I hope to be able to post that Keystone Chevrolet did someting good to make this car safe, the way it should have been made from the factory in the first place.
#206 of 272 2007 Impala Tire Wear
Jan 26, 2010 (1:05 am)
Oh yes, I just remembered something else with our 2007 Impala. Every time we had to change a tire that had not been changed we were also told that we would need to replace the Tire Pressure Sensor as well. Well we now need to replace BOTH rear wheel sensors which in told is a cost of around $125 EACH. If these Tire Pressure Sensors aren't changed every time you start the car it will tell you to "Service Tire Monitoring System" and the light for the Tire Pressure will flash and after a time the light stays on all the time.
#207 of 272 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [youngrampy]
Jan 26, 2010 (6:56 am)
hi shep. sorry to hear your stealership is effing you over on this situation. my 07 didn't have the alignment trouble alot of other have had, thank God. GM is going to ignore you so you can pay the (up to) 100 bucks or so to get a 4 wheel alignment yourself. it sucks, i agree the car should come from the factory with the ability to drive straight and not have messed up alignment. personally, i would have gotten the car a 4 wheel alignment when you bought a new set of tires. sure, i agree GM should take care of this problem like they did for the cops (without much of a fight!) but apparently we commoners who pay for the cops' salaries aren't important enough. TSB's don't necessarily mean recall to GM (see my 3.9l headlight flicker problem) but in that case GM did have a fix and mine was still under the 3/36 so it was fixed no charge to me. i did have to enlighten my dealer to the TSB though. that was sad. you may want to check out another forum, the NAIOA (www.naioa.com) for more info on your alignment issue and any courses the folks there have taken. i have the ISS problem with my car, but my stealership refuses to help me on that, so i will just lube mine and be pissed off at GM while i do it. they (the ISS) are defective, GM knows it, but is passing the buck right now by going after the ISS manufacturer, saying it's their fault. they counter it was GM's design, they only built them to GM specs. hmmmm. as for the TPS, you should be able to recalibrate the sensors so the car knows which tire is at which corner after a rotation. sounds like the tire place was looking for a free windfall at your wallet's expense. unless a sensor goes bad, i don't see a reason to replace. you can find new and used monitors on fleabay all the time for less than a buck and a quarter. good luck with your ride, keep us abreast. peace, john in grand haven, mi
#208 of 272 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [youngrampy]
Feb 06, 2010 (2:08 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2007 impala. I went through my first set of tires less than 24,000 miles. After 10,000 miles on the new tires, I began to notice the same wear. I took it into the dealership and they re-aligned the cambers. Thought that would solve the problem but I was wrong. My tires continue to wear. I am at 16,0000 miles and by spring I will probablly have to buy new tires. I called GM head quarters to file a complaint but that got me nowhere. I am only grateful that I am leasing the car and can return it in July. I will never buy another GM product again. It is a lossing battle with the Impalas and with GM.
#209 of 272 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [wmenkel]
Feb 08, 2010 (7:53 am)
> Me too. 2007 SS. The factory set were dead by 17,000 miles. Dealership said the they never seen a car so out of align. Personally, I don't think it was right out of the box. I live in the Cleveland area. Winter and all that stuff. Second set died about the same. This time it appeared that the right side wore more than the left. Alignment was not the problem. With the third set, I now rotate by crossing the tires instead of front to back. Try that. Maybe that will help. I take care of my cars. I like the car but the tire wear is VERY disappointing. My tire pressure is always checked ta boot.