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Transmission Gear Slipping problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala



Ten problems related to transmission gear slipping have been reported for the 2006 Chevrolet Impala.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

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.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 2
Failure Date: 08/08/2012

Transmission slams into gear from a start. Transmission will slip while stopped then jerk into gear and accelerate roughly. Dealer will not cover as it is intermittent.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 3
Failure Date: 07/02/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after exiting from a stop light, the vehicle lunged forward as though the transmission was slipping. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated there was a valve in the transmission that failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the issue who stated there were no recalls for the vehicle and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 63,000.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 4
Failure Date: 02/06/2012

I purchased a 2006 Impala ss, just recently after reaching 60,000 miles my transmission started slipping in 4th gear and overdrive at highway speeds. A short 300 miles later the transmission failed completely while driving home from work on the interstate. I had the car towed to a local transmission shop where I was told it either needed to be rebuilt or replaced. I had it rebuilt for $2442 all out of my own pocket because my powertrain warranty had already expired. Now a mere 3 months later and now currently at 69,200 miles the new transmission is showing the same exact symptoms it had when it failed the first time. Again with no warranty and repair costs over 2000 dollars I will soon be forced to replace the transmission again. Not to mention rental car costs and the inconvenience of having this happen twice within a year and 10,000 miles apart. Other recent issues include a check engine light on for a cylinder 6 misfire due to an oil fouled spark plug and burning or using a full quart of oil every 1000 miles I'm sure major engine repairs are soon to come. It almost makes me sick to my stomach knowing I still have 4 more years to pay on this vehicle and all of these problems under 70,000 miles majority of which are highway driven. Needless to say this will be the last gm vehicle I ever own.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 5
Failure Date: 01/25/2012

On Tuesday morning on the freeway I noticed the rpms in my 2006 Impala ss jumping, I pushed on the gas pedal to accelerate and my transmission was slipping in overdrive. Is my transmission going out already? the car has 63000 miles on it.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 6
Failure Date: 09/19/2011

2006 Impala ss, transmission slipping, and not accelerating when initially depressing accelerator. Vehicle maintained appropriately at dealership. The filter and fluid changed at recommended intervals. I have monitored similiar complaints from other Impala owners. The transmission that Chevrolet developed for the Impala LS-lt-ss. Does not appear to be a quality part. And if Chevrolet does not do a better job or attempt to make this situation better, I to will move on to a foreign manufacturer. I have been a gm owner all of my life. I still own my 1988 Oldsmobile cutlas. This situation with all of these complaints "is just wrong".


car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 7
Failure Date: 06/13/2011

Transmission slipping and finally no forward or reverse gears. Broke down Monday morning after being into gm dealer Friday for a check up with no problems or issues found.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 8
Failure Date: 11/15/2010

In the fall of 2010, I took my 2006 chevy Impala ss to a chevy dealer for an oil change. While waiting for my vehicle, I was advised by the mechanic I should have the transmission flushed. I questioned him because there was only 60k miles on the car, also, had not noticed anything while driving that would indicate that being needed. I had the flush done anyway, and, since then, the transmission began slipping from a complete stop. It wasn't bad at first, only happened once in a great while. I took the car to the same shop that flushed the transmission to check on it, only to have them tell me there was no problem and they were unable to replicate the problem. I now have 80k miles on the car and the problem is getting worse, the slip happens almost every time I accelerate from a dead stop and I also feel torque shudder while at higher speeds. I have done research and this seems to be a common issue. I am driving the car but am very nervous doing so. I feel this can be a serious safety issue not knowing when the transmission will engage or disengage.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 9
Failure Date: 11/10/2010

I got my car March 2006 ran smooth for two years then problems started. First my driver side window fell . Next when I turn on my heat or a. C loud tapping sounds occur for about 5mins. Third when I turn my steering wheel to the left it make a popping sound. And the worst of all my transmission is slipping. Everyone I know with chevy Impala are having some of the same problems. Something need to be done!!!!1.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 10
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

I am writing to complain about the 4t65e-hd transmission in general motor's lineup of v8 powered w-body platform cars. I have experienced many issues of this transmission slipping and hesitating on acceleration from a stop. I have been experiencing the issue for about 30k miles now. The car is not beaten, or driven hard at all. All my routine maintenance has been done. I first took it to the dealer to complain about the slipping transmission, and even though the tech felt the transmission issue, I was told that unless the transmission is throwing a code, there is nothing that they could do for me. I have put about $500 into work on this transmission so far with minimum success. I have flushed the transmission totally, which seemed to have fixed the transmission for about a week. Another thing that I attempted per the reccomendation of a gm master tech was to change the valve body. Which I did and it corrected the issue for 3 days. Now the transmission is slipping when driving on the highway at a constant speed/rpm. . Almost like it feels the motor is misfiring. I have checked the fluid level, and the fluid. The level is fine and the fluid is not burnt. I feel that gm needs to step up and rectify the problem of these garbage transmissions. I have owned 2 other cars with the same transmission (95 monte carlo z34 and a 01 pontiac gtp). Both vehicles experienced these same issues and the transmissions blew up. Why would gm continue to use such a weak major component. I know of 100+ other v8 w-body owners experiencing these same issues.