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Chevrolet Impala, Tires, Interior, Sedan
#237 of 272 Re: How can all of this be possibe? [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 05, 2012 (8:24 pm)
One month after the gasket work, the heater blows cold air, again, even when the engine is warmed up, until the car is traveling at 45 mph. I have to go through town and I hate riding in a cold car. I have told the dealer and they said the same thing happens in the Impalas that the police force purchased and that it needs a bubble removed from the circulation system. He said it happens. How can it happen unless there is a leak somewhere? This is getting to be ridiculous!
#239 of 272 Re: How can all of this be possibe? [chelly2]
Feb 06, 2012 (11:35 am)
While I don't have technical resources available, and while I understand you're interested in selling your vehicle given your previous post, we are available if you are interested in pursuing a Service Request through Customer Service. When your dealership contacted GM, were you assigned a case number already?
Please contact us via email if we can assist.
GM Customer Service
#240 of 272 Intake manifold leaking oil.
Feb 17, 2012 (8:06 pm)
Is there a lot of people having this problem? Took car in for oil change only to be told the intake manifold is leaking. And the bad news was it would cost about $800.00 bucks to fix. This seems like a quite a bit of money.
#241 of 272 chevy Impala-07 Side Strips Coming off??!!
May 18, 2012 (6:17 am)
I hate this car...I bought it because I THOUGHT I was getting a decent car....I have had it for barely TWO years and I have already experienced problems with the transmission slipping...gas usage is horriffic....the paint is chipping...and NOW THE DOOR STRIPS ARE COMING OFF! Has anyone had the same problem with their door strips or panels??
#242 of 272 Re: chevy Impala-07 Side Strips Coming off??!! [tenshi3]
May 18, 2012 (2:35 pm)
The strips on my LTZ came off 2 times within the first year that I had the car, which I purchased in February of 2007. I have not had a problem with gas mileage, getting 28-30 on highway, and 20-25 around Chicago.
I currently have almost 129,000 miles, and I just started to have transmission problems, when staring off, for about the first 10 minutes of drive. This is not all the time, just once in awhile. I'm waiting for it to be more of a daily thing to take into the dealer.
#243 of 272 2007 impala alignment, uneven tire wear
Jul 06, 2012 (7:16 am)
Does anyone have the TSB associated with tire wear on these cars, is there a permanent fix, or is yearly alignment the fix???
#244 of 272 Couldn't shift out of "Park"
Aug 09, 2012 (4:42 pm)
Hello all. The latest minor inconvenience happened today. Wife went to leave work and the dreaded "can't shift out of PARK" happened to her. Turns out that the lockout solenoid wires were (IMO) improperly run at the factory, making the small harness pull on the wires when the shifter was in park. The black wire broke, and I was able to pull the small silver plug from the harness, recrimp it, and reinstall with 100% success. I ran the harness in a much smarter way to allow sufficient travel with a bit of slack to spare. Should be the last time I have to deal with this problem. I posted a thread with a couple photos on the NAIOA website on the "Problems with my car" column for your viewing pleasure. It might help those of you with the 06+ cars to pop the shifter bezel trim and see how your harness was run. It may save you from being stranded somewhere. You may also contact me for the photos and more detailed description of the process.
On another note with regards to an above post by myself, I did replace the rotted out factory mufflers in May with some Walker Quiet Flow Stainless mufflers. I coated them in several layers of ceramic paint before the install. Replaced the stock pipe from the mufflers to the cat as well with a new resonator and pipe which also got the ceramic paint treatment. Looks great, sounds quiet!! FTW! Peace, John
#245 of 272 Re: Recall on 07's... [quietpro]
Oct 01, 2012 (5:40 am)
I have a 2007 Impala SS that I kept when my father, who had been a chevy service manager for 50 years, passed away. I brought it back to my city in Knoxville and it has had the best servicing on transmission, engine, etc. since 2008. Now I find the transmission is beginning to slip and since daddy bought this in 2006 as a new 2007 model in August, even the power train warranty is out conveniently, right when I need to get something done. It has 70,000 miles on it at the moment
I have seen many other instances involving the same symptoms. How has GM gotten by without a recall on these transmissions? This was a $35000 car in 2007. I need to know what I can do about getting a chevrolet dealership to take responsibility to get this replaced. The symptoms? When you are at a light or just leaving your garage in the morning, you hit the gas and the engine revvs up and then there is a thud forward jerking the car into movement. It has its good days and bad days.....Sometimes it drives normally and others comes the lurch. Occasionally just over the last month while in cruise mode you will feel that the gears are trying to make up their mind to work and the car will jolt along a little.
My father would already roll over in his grave if he knew that his beloved former employer had become a shoddy second class car maker. Daddy always honored problems with his customers and did the right thing. Will Chevy do the right thing in this case.? If not, I will never even so much as look at one of these vehicles again. Chevy and GM has left this world along with my father.
(My father was C W "Buddy" Lusk of Tullahoma Tennessee Shapard Chevrolet.) Remember the original bald Mr. Goodwrench? My father was the model for that poster. They don't make em like they used to.
#246 of 272 Re: Recall on 07's... [alexialance]
Oct 02, 2012 (6:50 am)
Good morning alexialance,
We're sorry that you are currently experiencing some transmission concerns with your Impala. If you would like for us to check into this further with you, we're happy to do so. Please email us at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service