Four problems related to headlights have been reported for the 2006 Chevrolet Impala.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while stopped at a median, another vehicle that was driving approximately 55 mph crashed into the front passenger's side of the vehicle. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a impound lot. An independent mechanic repaired the vehicle however, the contact stated that the horn and the drivers side headlight failed shortly afterward. The failure mileage was 200,000.
2006 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems. The consumer stated the transmission was slipping. She explained to the dealer, there was a recurring problem with the transmission. Each time, the consumer went to the dealer, she was informed they could not recreate the problem, and therefore no problem existed. Besides the transmission problem, there was a horrible ratcheting machine-gun type noise coming from behind the dash, when she changed the vent position. The loud noise lasted for about a minute and was almost ear-piercing. Also, the engine mount broke, the water pump, steering and tie rods failed, the engine burned excessive amount of oil, and the engine low oil light illuminated. The windows made a screeching sound, the sunroof would drag, the plastic headlight covered were fogged and faded. The tire pressure monitoring light was constantly on. On April 24, 2013. The consumer took the vehicle to an independent transmission shop to have them assess the same transmission slipping problem, she had been experiencing for seven years. They dropped the transmission pan, and they found fine metal, pieces of aluminum and clutch material in the pan.
Headlights shut completely off while driving at night. No dash lights, no head lights, no lights anywhere and then in about 5 seconds they come back on. Car never shuts off. Dangerous!!!!! happened to me driving in rural area twice in one night. Very dark road. . . Could not see anything!!!!!!!!!.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. She stated that the headlamps on the vehicle disengaged from the plastic casing. She felt that the headlamps would eventually crack due to being exposed. The dealer and the manufacturer stated that the part was out of warranty and they would be unable to assist. She felt that this was a common defect for vehicles of this year, make, and model with at least 30,000 miles. The failure and current mileages were 36,200.