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#6 of 49 Re: 2009 3.9L vs 2008/2007 3.9L with AFM [cnw]
Aug 08, 2009 (8:47 pm)
I have a 2009 LTZ with about 9500 miles and still only get 26 mpg on hwy doing 60-65 with cruise on most of time. With my style of driving, I also have a 2000 3.4 Impala with 192000 miles and I still get 30-31 mpg on the hwy and 20-22 in all city driving. I was hoping the 3.9 would perform much better than this. Maybe 29-30.
#7 of 49 Wind draft noise in 2009 impala
Aug 19, 2009 (2:07 pm)
A month ago I purchased a new 2009 Impala LT1 a month ago. Since I brought it home I have endured what I describe as wind noise whenever I go 35-45 mph. If it's the least bit windy it's worse. There is a service bulletin with this issue. I had it in the body shop today. The body shop manager performed all the adjustments even pulled off the mirrors. The noise still exists. I would describe is more of a wind drafting issue
coming across the car. Has anyone else had this problem?? What did you do to fix it. This is my first new car at 52. I really want to be totally satisfied with the car. It's wonderful to drive just noisy,
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much,
#8 of 49 Re: Wind draft noise in 2009 impala [firstnewchevy1]
Aug 25, 2009 (5:05 pm)
I have had a 2006 and now have a 2009, neither of which have had any appreciable wind noise. They seem very quiet to me. A suggestion: ask the dealership if they will let you drive another 2009 Impala for comparison purposes. It will help establish a baseline for discussion with the service manager. I hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction. Obviously, I have been very satisfied with my Impalas. Clark
#9 of 49 Re: Wind draft noise in 2009 impala [firstnewchevy1]
Aug 26, 2009 (9:54 pm)
I own a 2006 Impala SS and it is one of the quietest cars I have ever owned. There is no road noise at 70 mph. It is one of the reasons I bought the car. You must have gotten a lemon.
Do you drive with your windows open or the sunroof open?
#10 of 49 Re: Wind draft noise in 2009 impala [priggly]
Aug 28, 2009 (9:22 am)
Thanks for your help. I would describe it as a wind rushing noise. Of course my husband says to turn up the radio or air conditioner. I'm pretty sure that the windows are sealed. It does not have a sunroof and I do not drive with the windows down for the most part.
#11 of 49 2009 Impala - Active Fuel Management or not
Oct 26, 2009 (12:29 pm)
I just purchased a used 2009 Impala, the cover on the engine says it has Active Fuel Management but there is no 6/3 cyl display. Is there an easy way to find out if it really has it?
#12 of 49 SWISHING LIQUID SOUND
May 14, 2010 (10:26 am)
I have a 2009 impala LT with 42,000 miles. When I start it up it sounds like water swishing. Has anybody ever experienced this. Also I had to take my vehicle in twice because it jerked and the traction control light and the check engine light came on. the dealer could not duplicate the action so they reset the system. I paid for the diagnostic. It happened agian and this time I have been told that it was a faulty, something to do with the accellerator or other. Anybody else
#13 of 49 Re: SWISHING LIQUID SOUND [txshldm]
May 14, 2010 (12:00 pm)
I am from GM Customer Service. If you would like to email me so I can get some more information from you, I can look up to see if you have any recalls on your vehicle. You can get my email address by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#14 of 49 Re: 2009 Impala - Active Fuel Management or not [hotchkiss1]
May 14, 2010 (9:11 pm)
2009 V6 Impalas do not have the AFM.
#15 of 49 Re: SWISHING LIQUID SOUND [gmcustsvc]
May 17, 2010 (11:04 am)
when I start up sometimes it sounds like bubbling noise, then like water swaying back anf forth.