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Chevrolet Impala, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#93 of 118 Re: Yet another reason this car SUCKS. [viennabob162]
Jul 06, 2011 (8:43 am)
Its not just the impala. My 07 Monte Carlo with 57,000 miles on it has chewed through 4 sets of tires so far. So far every chevrolet dealer i have brought the car in to says there is nothing wrong with the car. Finally the goodyear tire place told me its the way chevrolet built the car. They built it with no possible way to adjust camber. However the goodyear place told me they could fix it so the tires would wear properly. These cars do not have cheap tires. For my SS its about $250 per tire. So you figure chewing through those about every 10,000 miles...but Chevrolet assured me it must be where and how i was driving and that the car was not out of alignment. However the tire technician at goodyear said something completely different. The fix however is going to cost another 500 dollars to fix. Not sure how to get chevrolet to pay for their mistakes.....
#95 of 118 06 07 08 09 10 Chevy impala buick lacrosse trans problems
Jul 09, 2011 (8:52 am)
I have been looking for problems posted on the net for the 4t65e transmission. harsh shifts,slipbang,will not down shift,and loss of power!! this loss of power thing is a dangerous problem with the 05-09 lacrosse due to the POOR side impact crash test!! not too many complints on the lacroose, but its the 4t65e transmission that seems to be the problem!! If you own one of these go to www.youtube.com and check out the 07 lacrosse side impact test!!! can you say tin can??
Back to the transmission problems I purchased this 07 lacrosse for 18,000.00 with 26,000 miles, little over a year ago. since day one there has been trans problems harsh shifts,slips bangs, loss of power, leaking trans fluid at left axle seal and car will not downshift. dealer has replaced valve body, and about 5 other repairs for the transmission. dealer will not give me the RO'S on what they have done!!! the only RO I have got is the one for the valvebody and a complete trans flush.
Now the car is shifting hard, shifting from reverse to drive there is a kinda stumble thing with a bump, sometimes a bang. will not downshift causes lack of power!!! shifting from first to second there is a slip and a bang or the tires spin. now dealer says gm says all these concerns are "NORMAL". and to call GM becasue the dearler is out of fixes till gm comes up with the latest fixes!! I call GM (buick) talk to florence for like the 100th time, and GM tells me that I have to go with what the dealer says. I have been playing ping pong with GM and the dealer for the last year and do not want to be the ball any longer!!!
while telling (BEN) at GM that the lack of power thing concerns me becasue of the poor side impact Ben told me he drives a safe car and if I watch where im driving it will be ok!! I asked if he drives one of these cars with these problems and he said NO I DRIVE A SAFE CAR!! He should get employee of the year!!
These cars are dangerous!! wonder how much money GM saved taking out the side impact bars in the doors??
Yesterday the car did the no power thing (like starting off in 3rd gear with a manual trans) got off the interstate, went home. later went to store and stopped at a light car shifted hard and squeeled the tires I pushed the onstar button asked to check to see if any problems and non stored but the girl asked me if I wanted to talk to a gm engineer, I said yes, He gave me these #'S 207-9271,265-3927,229-1175. and told me that I shouldnt still be going through this!!! I called the dealer and gave them the #'s, they said they will check with gm can call me back, well no email back no call back!!! dont know why they will not just fix it!!! this tells me there is NO TRUE FIX!!!
I have owned gm cars (lots of them) all my life and would stand up for gm when anyone said GM JUNK well after the last few with NORAML PISTON slap and now "NORMAL" transmission falling apart well its going to take me a long time to buy another GM vehicle!!!
I stayed LOYAL to GM and this is what I get!!! GM could care less!!! the car is worthless as far as trading it in.(NO VALUE) its a good thing I do not still owe the 18,000.00 like some who finance the whole price becasue trade value is like 12,500.00 and retail is 18,495.00??
Stay away from gm"S with the 4t65e trans untill gm comes up with a fix!!!!!
#96 of 118 Re: 2008 Impala owner experience [axinut]
Sep 21, 2011 (2:15 pm)
the reson for the drive in circles to calibrate compass is so the car's on board compass system can read off each direction based on the nose of the car
#97 of 118 Crossover Pipe Gasket Leaking 08 Impala
Jan 03, 2012 (7:56 pm)
I have a 2008 Impala and been having trouble with losing engine coolant every 8 months since I have purchased it. I have taken it into the dealership each time I have noticed my coolant leaking and each time they have done a Pressure Test and found the crossover pipe gasket leaking and replaced it. I purchased my car with around 32,000 km and had the issues at 61,000 kms, 75,000 kms, 98,000 kms, and most recently at 120,000 kms. Each time the same cause was found after taking it to different dealerships. I was wondering if anyone else is having the same problems. Every time I have taken it to the dealership they have told me that it was just a bad gasket, its due to the way I drive the car, that the mechanic the last time installed it incorrectly. I have recently been made away as to the DEXCOOL issue with it being hard on gaskets. The last time I went into the dealership I asked what happens if I continue having this same issue once my GMPP expires and they have told me there is nothing that can be done. Does anyone know someone I can contact at GM who I can deal with this issue so I know if these repairs will be costing me in the future?
I would greatly appreciate any help and/or advice with what to do regarding this issue or who I can contact to deal with it as all 3 local GM dealerships are not willing to help me.
#98 of 118 Re: Crossover Pipe Gasket Leaking 08 Impala [bender33]
Jan 04, 2012 (12:56 am)
I recently purchased a 2007 Chevy Uplander with the 3.9 liter engine and it started leaking coolant at 57k miles. It was the cross over pipe gasket. Apparently this gasket and the head gasket are common problems with GM's 3.5 and 3.9 liter engines. My vehicle also had the head gaskets replaced at about 50k miles, just before I had purchased it. GM has a TSB about these problems which explain what the dealer should do to fix the problems. You may be able to google it to find out more about it. It sounds like your dealer is just doing a lousy job fixing it. I assume you have the 5 year or 100k mile powertrain warranty; the next time it fails I suggest you try another dealer. Good luck.
#99 of 118 loud clicking in the dash
Apr 03, 2012 (7:35 pm)
My 08 Impala SS, has a clicking noise in the dash, kind of behind the radio, the noise starts when you unlock the doors with the remote, it can also start when just opening the door, or even just starting the engine with the remote start, the noise stops after about 45 seconds or so, then returns again about 45 seconds after shutting off the engine. and again lasts another 45 seconds or so. The car has just under 48,000 mi. on it
#100 of 118 Re: 06 07 08 09 10 Chevy impala buick lacrosse trans problems [buicksucker123]
Apr 07, 2012 (6:08 am)
I would try another dealer. This one does not deserve your business. Good luck.
#101 of 118 Re: Crossover Pipe Gasket Leaking 08 Impala [bender33]
Nov 12, 2012 (11:28 am)
Question - I just had my car in today (11-12-12)...leaking cross over pipe . they ordered a new and improved pipe , etc. to fix. Did they use the new improved pipe or is this lip service??? Did they change the pipe each time or patch with a gasket... my warrenty is expiring in 3 months... Got to figure weather to keep or dump??? Thanks for any info you can give..
#102 of 118 Re: Crossover Pipe Gasket Leaking 08 Impala [gport47]
Nov 26, 2012 (12:40 am)
I own a 2007 Uplander with the 3900 V6. The head gasket and crossover pipe gasket failed at about 55k miles and was repaired under GM's powertrain warranty by the dealership where I had bought the vehicle. I felt reassured when I bought the vehicle, knowing these repairs were already done. Unfortunately, at 65k miles the gaskets started leaking again. The dealership should have sent the cylinder head out to a machine shop to get it back to spec because it was warped. I found this out when it was repaired again by another dealership closer to where I live. The second dealership had the cylinder head machined. It's been 17k miles since the second repair and the leaks have not returned (knock on wood). The key to these repairs is making sure the cylinder head is within spec so the surfaces are smooth for the new gaskets to seal properly. If the dealership does the work properly, then it should not leak. Within the exception of these gasket issues, the 3500 and 3900 V6 engines are good and reliable engines. I have got 82k on mine and I expect at least 150k without any major problems. If you check out the Uplander forums there is a blog titled the 250,000 mile club and some individuals have made it well past 150k miles without major problems. Good luck.