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Chevrolet Impala, Tires, Interior, Sedan
#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!
#217 of 272 clicking noise when wheel is turned
Apr 04, 2011 (1:18 pm)
#218 of 272 clicking noise when wheel is turned
Apr 04, 2011 (1:18 pm)
I have a 2007 Impala - When I am making a left or right turn at low speeds, my car makes a clicking noise that sounds like it is coming from the front tire area. Does anyone know what this sound means? Also, if it is something that needs to be repaired, what is the cost estimate and time frame of repair?
#219 of 272 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [zeusandjenn]
Apr 07, 2011 (12:04 pm)
Have you spoke with a dealer or customer assistance?
GM Customer Service
#220 of 272 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [gmcustsvc]
Apr 07, 2011 (6:15 pm)
hey, someone from GM customer service? for real? cool. maybe we can also discuss the ISS and my 07 3LT's issue with the rear defroster trying to ignite my car via the inexplicably poor wiring harness connector in the passenger floor kick panel. i have heard other GM vehicles are having these issues, my ISS didn't start acting up until after my 3/36 was up and the stealership i bought it from gave me the shoulder shrug and "we can fix it for 150 bucks plus labor". (a can of lithium grease has cut down on the steering knock). the poor design of the wiring harness connector is fine for carrying light current loads but the defroster circuit is a different story altogether. on advice from some NAIOA members, i got into the kick panel and investigated the faulty wiring. sure enough, the connector sported a big, black, melted burn spot on it, and one wire had melted out right out of one side of the connector. once again, blank stares from the stealership and the "i'm sorry but your car is out of warranty". i fixed it myself with some butt connectors and a small section of the proper gauge wire. showed them, and they appreciated me educating them on how to fix other customers' vehicles when that happens. christina, i'd be happy to discuss with you over the phone or email about my car's less than satisfactory issues. my alignment oddly enough has been a non issue, and got 60k+ out of the original LS2's. michelin hydroedges now reside on the factory rims. peace, john h.