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Chevrolet Impala, Tires, Interior, Sedan
#250 of 272 Re: 2007 Chev Impala Head Gaskit. [smiejabs]
Oct 30, 2012 (5:31 pm)
You probably have the 3500 V6. Head gaskets and cross over pipe gaskets are common problems with this engine. You should check if they're replacing the cross over pipe gasket as well. Also, they need to check the specs on the cylinder head to see if it has warped. If so, then it needs to go to a machine shop to be reconditioned. I have an Uplander with the 3900 V6, a similar engine in design . Head and cross over pipe gaskets failed twice. First time the dealer that I bought the vehicle from did not do a good job and it was leaking again in less than 10k miles. Second dealer had the heads machined and it has been good for about 15k miles with no leaks since the repair. My engine runs strong and does not burn oil. I have 80k miles. Good luck.
#251 of 272 Re: 2007 Chev Impala Head Gaskit. [smiejabs]
Oct 31, 2012 (5:45 am)
Good morning smiejabs,
We're sorry to hear about this situation. If you would like for us to check into this further with you, please email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#253 of 272 Re: Recall on 07's... [astrocastro]
Nov 05, 2012 (9:58 am)
Do not buy their warranties unless you read every little detail in the contract. If you are in another city and require work, GM can disavow working on your vehicle by having their mechanics profess that someone else caused the problem to your car. I have just went through this with my 2007 SS Impala.
Also, if the problem involves your transmission, do not accept the cheaper option of putting in a new transmission with a three year warranty. You will experience the same problem in a couple of years and pay for it all over again. These transmissions have an unusual flaw that can only be fixed by breaking it down. I have just found this out the hard way.
Do not buy a gm car!! (from a family who worked and owned GM cars for many many years.)
#254 of 272 Old GM Quality vs. New GM Quality
Nov 08, 2012 (4:42 am)
The bailout does not change a poor design and quality process, GM has a flaw(causes slippage) with these transmissions that typical occur in the 55K-65K region, this is just another problem, also the front door speakers are dead, the remote only works from 10 feet due to receiver being blown out by static electricity, and the brakes are the worse, very undersized. I am shopping the competition today, never buying a GM again, done after 30 years.....previously I owned a 2001 Impala that went through the 6 re-designs of the intake manifold gasket, sad story, sad company, stay away from them.
#255 of 272 Check engine light
Nov 24, 2012 (5:45 am)
I have a 2007 impala ls and recently the check engine light came on, it happened about a month ago and then went off , i tried tightening the gas gap and it seemed to go off shortly after that for a while until I filled up with gas again and after about using a quarter tank the light came back on, was wondering if you had any insight or suggestions.
#256 of 272 Re: Check engine light [bbutler54]
Nov 24, 2012 (6:23 am)
Greets. A couple of ideas for you. first, clean the gasket and filler neck surfaces completely free of the blackish buildup to promote a good seal. If that doesn't work, there is a solenoid in the rear drivers fenderwell behind the filler neck that can be accessed easily by removing the rear tire. This is notorious for failing, and will throw a code, P0440 or P0449 IIRC. On mine, i opted to pull it, shot some WD40 into it, used a 12 volt battery to cycle it several times, reinstalled, and never had another problem with it. Others have just replaced it. Once accessed, it's only held in with one 10 mm bolt. I'd strongly suggest joining an online forum called NAIOA, It is one of the best W-body forums around, of which I am still a member even though my Imp has been gone for a few months now. Great information, and the guys there are very helpful. Good Luck with yours. Peace, John
#257 of 272 Re: Recall on 07's... [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:37 pm)
I have a 2006 Chevy Impala SS I bought with with about 75k on it, and it has about 95k to date. I have had a water pump, two batteries, two tire press. sensors, ventilation system servos, broken wire to the tranny lock, and 3 wheel bearings replaced. Add to that, the parking brake won't stay in adjustment, the b-pillars are silvering, consumes a quart+ of oil per change, and the transmission slips.
Compare that to the 1991 Caprice Classic it replaced with over 400k miles on it that still ran great but failed the NOX test by 12 points. I got 175k miles per tranny rebuild, about the same duration from water pumps, it burned 1/2 quart of oil at retirement, was never rebuilt, and still had the original starter.
I think I need to come run your engineering-design quality processes for you.
By the way, the transmission slipping started immediately after getting a tranny flush, and predominately happens in cold weather at low idle speeds (500 rpm range), the bands/clutch grips when the rpms get to about 800, which would indicate to me it's a sticking hydraulic servos (if this car even has them). - JB
#258 of 272 Re: Recall on 07's... [tucson_jim]
Feb 28, 2013 (5:41 am)
We're sorry to hear about all the work you've had to have done on your Impala. Was it all performed with a GM dealership? Let us know if we can look into this further with you!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#259 of 272 2007 Chevy Impala Transmission failed
Mar 05, 2013 (7:01 pm)
Tonight, while trying to pull out of work, my transmission seemed to go right in the middle of oncoming traffic. I was pushing on the gas but nothing. I would hit the gas, the RPMs would rev, but i could not move. Cutting it way too close for comfort, at the last minute, my car jolted forward. When i finally made it across traffic, I had to pull off the side of road to collect myself. I finally make it home after driving 40 mph with my blinkers on the highway. I ask my boyfriend to check all the normal fluids. Everything checks out good. He tries to move the car, but it wont move in reverse or drive. He then tells me the transmissions shot! Dont get me wrong, I am very thankful i made it home from work in one piece. What i am not thankful is coming home and getting on the computer to see how many other people have had their tranmissions go in their Impalas. I am a single working mother who bought Chevy because my father instilled in me that American made is always the way to go. Even though everyone else told me to buy Toyota or Honda. This was my first brand new car. It has 115,000 miles (of course out of warrany) on it and I am looking at a lot of $$$$ to repair that i dont have. This will be the last Chevy I own. It is sadly disappointing to say.