Last post on Oct 24, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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Chevrolet Impala, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#111 of 120 Re: 2008 Chevy Impala would not shift out of park! [sandrakay]
Feb 19, 2013 (8:11 am)
We can look into reimbursement, although we cannot guarantee what the results of our inquiry would be up front. Please email us at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#112 of 120 Re: 2008 Chevy Impala would not shift out of park! [sandrakay]
Feb 24, 2013 (9:47 pm)
I am also an owner of an impala 2008. I am having the same problem you have. The first time my gear shift got stuck the dealer said the shift was not assembled properly at the manufactoring company. This happened at 35,000 miles. It happened again at about 73,000 miles. I do not want to take the car back to the dealership because I do not believe they are telling me the truth. I also have a problem with the tires. I have already gone through three sets of tires, brakes, and rotors. I had mentioned this when I took it to the dealer and they replaced the rotors and brakes for 1300 dollars and they also recommended that I purchase new tires. When I took it to an unaffiliated mechanic, he told me that the rotors were undersized for the size of the car and this was the cause of the premature wearing of the rotors, brakes, and tires and that this was very unsafe to drive on the freeway. We also noticed that on the freeway, the car would start bouncing when the brakes were applied. In the mid 1990s, Ford had the same problem with the Tarus, I believe, and the problem was the undersized rotors. The car also has a major oil leak. I have also called the customer service at GM and they never returned my call. The salesman that had sold me the car later told me that we had the same problems with Impala.
#113 of 120 Re: 2008 Chevy Impala would not shift out of park! [chevyowner3]
Feb 25, 2013 (8:57 am)
We're sorry to hear about these troubles you've been having with your Impala, as well as the communication difficulty you've experienced with our Customer Assistance Center. When you called, did they set up a Service Request (71-**********) for you? Please forward us that number or the last 8 digits of your VIN via email at socialmediagm.com with a brief summary of the situation and we will check into what happened with this.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#114 of 120 Re: 2008 Chevy Impala would not shift out of park! [chevyowner3]
Feb 25, 2013 (9:00 am)
Exactly what I am finding also. Many people with same complaint, both gear and tires. I contacted someone at GM and my reply just today, states that they cannot/will not help me because of the year and mileage. Bull! I will pursue this further.
#115 of 120 skips when I hit 50 mph
Mar 20, 2013 (6:43 pm)
I have a chevy 2008 impala and for some reason when i run around 50 mph especially going uphill it seems the motor skips or sputters...then when i hit 60 its fine again any idea what this could be? its annoying.
#116 of 120 Re: skips when I hit 50 mph [camisha61]
Mar 21, 2013 (9:19 am)
What are your plans for getting this checked into? If you are planning on working with a dealership on this and would like for us to stay with you through that process, please email us at socialmediagm.com with more information (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#118 of 120 Re: skips when I hit 50 mph [gmcustsvc]
Apr 17, 2013 (10:35 pm)
well I took it into the dealership i bought it at and they changed sparkplugs....after riding it a few times did the same thing. brought it back in they said was sand in the valves...enviromental replaced that ...ran it awhile again am fed up still doing the same thing . costing me more money to fix this then am also frustrated and irritated on this.
#119 of 120 air compressor & check engine light
Jun 01, 2013 (6:47 pm)
This will be my second impala, I have had an 05 and my 08 I currently have. Now I never had any problems out of my 05, now my 08 is something different. First off I'm not taking my car to the dealership for repairs and get charged outrageous prices and then something else goes wrong and have to take back to get charged even more. Second, about six months ago I had to replace my intake manifold gasket and air compressor. Intake manifold gasket was never suppose to go bad, is what I was told by a Gm mechanic. When calling GM to get reimburse for this they just gave me free maintenance package. 6 months later the air compressor had went bad again. My mechanic went to get the replacement part for my 3500 engine and it wasn't the same one he had taken off the day nor the one 6months ago. Needless to say I will have to come out of pocket $450 for another compressor! My certified mechanic believes that my compressor is the same exact air compressor of the SS model, which its engine is 3900. How can that be? Next for the past few months my check engine light has been on. My mechanic one again did a diagnostic check, the message read something about the emission system, so he cleared it tighten my gas cap (something that I always do), it stayed off for about a day or so. I have been taking my car to him at least twice a month to make sure nothing is wrong. I even had Onstar do a check and it says the same thing and I tighten the gas cap and the light is still on. I am frustrated as hell and don't have dealership money to throw around at all. Please GM don't tell me to take it to a dealership and not cover the expenses. Are there any present recalls for the 08' impala Ls model? Any suggestions?
#120 of 120 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [youngrampy]
Oct 24, 2013 (7:44 am)
I also am having terrible problems with the wear on the tires of my 2007 chevy impala. I thought that it must have been in an accident that bent the frame or something (I bought it when it was a year old, from a dealership), but now reading the posts I think it is just a chevy problem. that is very disappointing. I also have a problem with the wiper motor going out. twice already (and it was only 2 years old the first time. also the throttle positioning sensor had to be replaced ($300) because it shut down on the freeway, then it started but had to go to a dealership and have it replaced before going home. I have been VERY unhappy with this vehicle. it rides & drives very well and is very room but is not very dependable. I wish they would do a recall for the tires it is just annoying that we have to replace the tires so often!