The 2 Most Common Impala Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Impala owners.

  1. Delayed Acceleration Problems

    Many Chevrolet generations suffer from delayed acceleration due to a slow response in the drive-by-wire electronic throttle system. The throttle lag can be frustrating at best, but can also leave drivers in dangerous situations. Unfortunate…

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  2. Passlock Security

    One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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What Impala Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Impala Generations

The Impala has 4 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 8th generation (2000–2005).

  1. 10th Generation Impala

    Years
    2014–2020
    Reliability
    42nd out of 80
    PainRank
    7.46
    Complaints
    164
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  2. 9th Generation Impala

    Years
    2006–2013
    Reliability
    69th out of 80
    PainRank
    28.86
    Complaints
    1217
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  3. 8th Generation Impala

    Years
    2000–2005
    Reliability
    79th out of 80
    PainRank
    40.95
    Complaints
    3317
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  4. 7th Generation Impala

    Years
    1994–1996
    Reliability
    3rd out of 80
    PainRank
    0.42
    Complaints
    5
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Impala Key Numbers

  1. 4,707 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 2,481 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 35 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Impala News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

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    Excess gas –– we’ve all had it, no-one likes it, and the same holds true for your braking system.

    GM says it needs to bleed the brake systems of 230,000 cars because the vehicles have rear brake caliper pistons that have hydrogen gas trapped inside that could be released into the brake systems. ZF, the manufacturer of the brake pistons, didn't properly temper and chrome-coat the pistons, causing hydrogen gas to remain trapped in the bodies of the pistons.

    This problem may cause your brake pedal to feel “spongy” but it’s unclear if it affects stopping distances.

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    #lawsuit
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    carcomplaints.com

    A proposed settlement will award certain GM owners in Arizona about $200 each for owning cars with ignition switch problems.

    The $6.28 million will be paid to about 33,000 GM owners in Arizona, as long as they purchased the vehicles between July 2009 and July 2014 and didn't get rid of the vehicles before the ignition switch recalls were announced in 2014..

    As with any settlement, there are plenty of stipulations which you can read about here.

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    #recall
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    carcomplaints.com

    There's a lot of news about airbags that can hurt you after a crash, but General Motors would like to remind you they can also make airbags that won't deploy at all.

    GM is recalling 308,000 Impalas in the USA and Canada that could have blown fuses resulting in non-responsive airbags. GM started investigating the issue after an employee noticed cluster gauge issues and "passenger presence sensors" with no passenger present.…

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    Remember when our parents threatened to stop the car right now in the middle of the highway if we didn't simmer down in the back seat?

    Yeah, the driver assistance system in the 2014 Chevy Impala is kind of like that, but actually acts on it. A 2014 Impala owner is a bit shaken after his car came to multiple screeching halts without ever touching the brakes.

    The worst occurrence was when the car went from 40mph-to-zilch an an instant, making this owner look more like a Hollywood stunt driver than a daily commuter.…