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#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.
Mar 02, 2010 (11:34 am)
i have a 07 impala LT 3.5. sometimes when i come to a stop and start to accelerate is hesitates to pick up speed like it should then jurks and drives like it should wat is the problem i have 84000 miles on it
#211 of 272 Re: edmj88 [edmj88]
Apr 09, 2010 (2:29 pm)
I have a 07 with 47,000 miles doing the same thing. I have taken it to the dealership twice and they have not figured it out. When they test drive it they say it works great and there are no errors on the computer.
The first time they recommended I get injector cleaner that didn't fix it.
The 2nd time (today) I got a line of crap about my trainy fluid was due and old fluid would make it do that. Getting the car back today so I will test drive it. But I don't think thats it either.
#212 of 272 impala acceleration
Apr 09, 2010 (4:55 pm)
47,000 mile tranny fluid making the car jerk on acceleration?? wow, if that's the case, my 98 cavalier with 176k shouldn't even be able to move, LMAO kelvin and ed, you guys might want to stop by the north american impala owners association website (www.naioa.com) and post that question to the group. a bunch of well versed people there. signup is free, and having been on that site for some time, it impresses me that most everyone there has something to contribute. keep us here abreast of anything that happens with your car, good or bad.
#213 of 272 Tire Experience
Aug 09, 2010 (5:49 pm)
Buried somewhere in these posts is my experience with alignments and tire wear. I can see that others are having similar problems. A couple observations having put 60,000 miles on my car in a little over two years. First, I have come to the conclusion that the Impala needs a complete front and rear alignment every 9-12 months regardless of road conditions. Second, the factory specified tires are not suitable for the Impala. Third, the tire pressures specified by GM can be revised with good results.
My old Lumina came with Goodyear Eagle GA's. I thought they were fantastic. They were quiet, lasted forever, and had tremendous traction. I was happy to see the Eagle LS2 on my Impala, because I figured they should be similar. Not so. They were noisy, had poor winter traction, and wore out quickly.
I talked to my dealer, and they said the General Altimax HP was a better tire for the Impala. When it came to replace the Goodyears, I went with the Generals. I have been pleased. They seem to be smoother riding, with no loss in handling, and are quieter. The other detail the dealer said to try was to run the tires at about 35psi as opposed to the 30psi recommended by GM in '07.
The different brand of tires and the higher pressure seems to have made a big difference, because I don't see the uneven wear that plagued the Goodyears. I only have about 10,000 miles on the Generals, but they look promising.
#214 of 272 Alignment
Apr 01, 2011 (11:05 am)
The tires on my Original Impala 07 got messed up in 30K miles. I never knew about this issue until this day. Anyways, I put all 4 new tires (Yokahama) and also took a lifetime Alignement/rotation/balancing plan from Firestone and have been taking advantage of it everytime I go for an oil change. So my tires are fine now. Just thought you all should know.
#215 of 272 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [youngrampy]
Apr 01, 2011 (12:28 pm)
I am down to sign a petition, I have all of these issues with my 07 Impala and more....all tire sensors, banging in dash on pass side, engine irregular noises, no-heating unless car is moving (although this was fixed with the replacement of the thermostat), rear head gasket is leaking oil, windows squeak when going up or down, car in general just squeaks inside while moving and I'm sure there is many more things I just don't know about yet!
#216 of 272 I really wish I didn't buy this impala
Apr 01, 2011 (12:41 pm)
I love my car! I do.....but the damn thing has too many issues.....from bad tire sensors, to squeaking windows, to inside cabin noise, to a banging in the pass side of the dash, to no heat unless moving for an extended period of time and lastly.....to AN OIL LEAK IN THE REAR HEAD GASKET! I really do not know what to do, the gasket is about $1200 to replace alone.....I think I want to buy a different car! I'm going to try and go through the dealership because I called Chevrolet directly and was told my specific vehicle was under the PowerTrain/DriveTrain warranty until August of 2011 - we will see if they get themselves out of paying for it though, they always come up with something. Have you heard their exclusions? What kind of gas is bad for the car.....anyway, like I said...they will figure out a way OUT. This car has way to many issues for being only 4yrs old with 72k miles...I bought the car in Dec of 07 and have been having issues ever since.....Chevy should have issued a recall on the tire censors years ago and also the no heat item....this stems from the leaking head gasket which I have read numerous posts about this issue in multiple Impalas.....
Horrible....I agree with youngrampy that we should all sign a petition stating that we deserve safe vehicles too, not just the police and state since they have deep pockets to dig into to sue Chevrolet! I'm just saying!