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Chevrolet Impala, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#75 of 120 Re: Any Options for me? [fscarz]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:09 pm)
I can sure understand what you mean. We got that law suite and went in and paid a bit over $16,000 CASH for the 2007 Impala we bought and we figured we would be treated fairly. I mean you should have seen everyone's eyes at the sight of over $16,000 CASH. I also hate to denounce any dealership but it seems that may our only source of recourse here. I mean if you can remember a person named Ralph Nadder put a stop to Chevy making a cool little car called the Corvair by writing a book called Unsafe at ANY Speed. Although now a days we dont have to write a book, with technology moving as fast as it is, just posting things on the net these days seems to make the same statement. It's really sad that we, the consumer have to go that far to get satisfaction though. Seems like a company as HUGE as Chevrolet would be more interested in the customer satisfaction, especially with them asking the government for so much money to stay afloat and keep the doors open. But if you really think about it the money that was given to these companies came out of our pockets to start with in the form of taxes and things such as that. So we are really getting ripped off twice instead of once.
#76 of 120 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [youngrampy]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:16 pm)
Oh yes, I just remembered something else with our 2007 Impala. Every time we had to change a tire that had not been changed we were also told that we would need to replace the Tire Pressure Sensor as well. Well we now need to replace BOTH rear wheel sensors which in told is a cost of around $125 EACH. If these Tire Pressure Sensors aren't changed every time you start the car it will tell you to "Service Tire Monitoring System" and the light for the Tire Pressure will flash and after a time the light stays on all the time.
#77 of 120 What should I do??
Jun 11, 2010 (8:44 am)
A couple months ago the check engine light followed by the reduced power message came on on my 2008 Impala. I took it into the dealer and they cleaned and fixed the wires, I think there was a Technical Service Bulletin on it.
Now, about 4 days ago the check engine light, then reduced power message, then STARTING DISABLED SERVICE THROTTLE message came on followed by the locking of the steering wheel. After gliding over to the side of the road the car would not immediately turn on. After about 5 minutes it started and I was able to get home.
I took the car the next morning to the dealer and they have not been able to figure out the problem or recreate it. The check engine light is the only light on now. They said if they cannot figure it out they will have to return the car to me. They have already agreed to pay for my rental car but I do NOT want to drive the car knowing it can happen again, on the highway on my long commute.
What can I do??
#78 of 120 Re: What should I do?? [msaj2u]
Jun 14, 2010 (7:59 am)
I apologize that you have experienced a concern with your vehicle. Your dealership has access to our tech department that can help them solve the problem with your vehicle. Can you please keep me informed on how the repairs go at the dealership? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#79 of 120 2008 Impala Tire Problem/
Jun 14, 2010 (8:02 pm)
In November of 2009, I reported that the tires on my 2008 Impala, after approximately 24000 miles, had significant wear on both front and back tires to the point where they were unsafe to drive on for any distance. Initially, I had limited success with the dealer and not much better luck calling the Chevrolet complaint line. At no time did either acknowledge a general problem of this nature even after I collected about 25 complaints of the same nature from various web sites dedicated to car problems. I returned to the dealer and was able to work out a deal where I would buy two tires and they would do a four wheel alignment. Two other tires were worn, but I believed they were usable. After more complaints to Chevrolet, the dealer offered to buy two tires and I would pay for the four wheel alignment. I took the deal as it seemed to be the best I could get. After giving it more thought I decided to buy an additional two tires so I could resume riding on good rubber all around. I drive back and forth to Florida every year so I did not want to take any chances. I use Goodyear Integrity tires as I have had excellent luck with them on past cars. I have seen a lot of opinions expressed that this tire is the problem and the problem can be corrected by the use of different or better tires. To me, this argument is bogus because wear that I experienced cannot be caused by tires alone as long as the car is used in normal driving. The bottom line is that I have put on another 6000+ miles since alignment and new tires and there is no appreciable wear or uneven wear. The handling and cornering is night and day better than before. I can only speculate that the car was never aligned or misaligned at the factory. It irks me that I had to pay for most of the corrective action on the car, but now it is a great highway car and there is much more control on the turns.
#80 of 120 Re: 2008 Impala Tire Problem/ [viennabob162]
Jun 18, 2010 (10:14 am)
I have a 2008 Impala LT 3.5. and currently have 49,800 miles on my factory OEM Goodyear Integrity tires. The inner & outer threads our completely worn with considerable amount of thread in the center. I rotate and balance the tires every 5,000 miles, Check the psi weekly and have the dealer perform 4-wheel alignment every 15,000 miles. The conflict I have is the tire placard in my door jam states 30 psi front & back. I receive a monthly vehilcle update from Onstar warning that my tires are under inflated and should be at 35 psi. Now, I've owned 1/2 & 3/4 ton pickups, 4x4 Suburbans, sedans, coupes, and sports cars over my driving career and have always followed this tire maintenance schedule with great success. This is the second time that I have fallen short with expected tire wear. The first was with my 2004 Suburban 4x4 Z71 with premature wear on the front outers. The dealer suggested I rotate the tires with every oil change instead. Doing that, extended my tire's tread life.
With this Impala, the tires seem to show signs of under inflation being that both the inner & outer treads wore prematurely but at the same rate. I have increased the psi to 35 to see if that helps but it might have been too late. As for the alignment, only the 1st time required actual adjustment of the rear wheels. The Impala has remained in alignment ever since.
Comment on the Integrity tires. Smooth ride, Decent handling in dry conditions. Not very good in wet conditions and slick surfaces. Driven mostly highway - 75 miles round trip daily to work.
#81 of 120 Re: 2008 Impala Tire Problem/ [rmjuarez]
Jun 18, 2010 (1:22 pm)
That's about normal for that tire. Check the manufactures expected tread life.
I had Godyear Eagle GTs on our car rated at 90,000 miles tread life. At 40,000 they were ever low on tread. The Goodyear dealer gave me 50% off on new tires!
#82 of 120 Re: What should I do?? [gmcustsvc]
Nov 01, 2010 (1:02 pm)
I believe that there is a greater issue with the 2008 Impala's. I have had to replace my rear tires because they wore completely out in the inside. I have been searching online and it looks like there is a camber issue with these cars. GM needs to look at a possible recall. I was quoted $45 a tire to adjust the camber on my 08 Impala SS by Firestone, but then they stated it would be $500 because they needed some kit. I cannot do this so I had to buy the 2 back tires ($415 for the cheapest ones) and wait. I do have an appointment with the dealership tomorrow. We will see what happens...
#83 of 120 Re: What should I do?? [bcole2]
Nov 01, 2010 (3:36 pm)
Get a four wheel alignment done. That should solve the problem.
#84 of 120 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [youngrampy]
Nov 01, 2010 (8:40 pm)
1. Keep detailed records of all service records, problems and conversations which you had with the dealer.
2. File a defect complaint with the National Highwway Traffic Safety Administration via their web-site.
3. See if your car qualifies under your state's Lemon Law.
4. Buy a Hyundai! I did...even though I attended General Motors Institute, worked at Pontiac Motors for 3 years, consulted for GM for 11 years, my wife worked 32 years at the GM Technical Center, my father-in-law was a GM Director level, several family members were skilled tradesmen, plant managers, and we owned dozens of GM vehicles, etc. It was a tough decision, but we were screwed too many times by GM.