Coolant Leaking Problems of Chevrolet Impala



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 18 problems related to coolant leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 07/16/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated stated she had her vehicle serviced for a routine oil change. The dealer informed the contact there was a leakage from the cooling reservoir and head gaskets. The dealer stated the seals on the motor mount and a new coolant reservoir would need to be installed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 89,000. Az.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 04/21/2013

Coolant leaking now the coolent light is on when at a stop and a whistling noise happens after a long ride.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 03/23/2012

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the temperature gauged indicated that the vehicle was overheating but the contact did not notice a coolant leak or any smoke. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic. The mechanic replaced a sensor. After the repair the check engine warning light illuminated and the temperature gauged still indicated that the vehicle overheating. The mechanic suggested the contact take the vehicle to the dealer. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer. The contact also stated that the steering wheel made a strange sound when turned. In addition, the steering wheel would jerk abnormally. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and the mechanic advised that there was an issue with the steering shaft. The failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 02/20/2012

Coolant crossover gaskets keep leaking on 2nd set now. Part 12623852 12577704 gasket. Gm knows they have a issue per their bull. 07-06-02-006e . The way I notice it leaking is when the heater does not get hot, when sitting, very slow leak.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 01/16/2012

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that coolant was leaking out of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the lower plentun was melting as a result of it being too close to the motor and recommended having the component replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 126,000.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 12/17/2010

Bought 2007 Impala year ago lately getting a smell of antifreeze around pass side frt check for leaks nothing found not down on coolant and getting heat any suggestions on this.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2009

5/1, 5/2--ignition simply clicked . It took several minutes to get it started in each case. Took to repair shop--could not find the problem. Not the battery. 5/6, 5/8--engine died while I was driving down the road. Ignition clicked when tried to restart. Taken to repair shop again--could not find the problem. Chronic--since I have had the auto the "low coolant light" shows. This last time at repair shop, I was told that auto was leaking coolant--most likely gasket and would be very expensive to repair.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 06/28/2008

About 1 year ago my 2003 Impalas heat gauge started acting funny like the car was overheating but then it would go back to normal. It was cool out about that time of year and I also noticed the car had no heat. I replaced the thermostat thinking that was the problem but it did not help and the problem persisted. My husband then noticed that the coolant level was low and added more. That also did not fix the problem, and about a week later we noticed the coolant was low again. We looked for the leak and could not find one. I finally took the car to the dealership and they automatically knew what the problem was and stated it was a problem with the 3400 series engine. We paid nearly $700 to have the car fixed. I have recently noticed that my coolant level again is low but can not detect any of the same problems as before, I still have heat and a/c and the heat gauge is not fluctuating but I have been looking around at recalls some forums about the same type of car and have discovered many others are having the same trouble, but there is no recall for the 3400 series motor as there is for the 3800.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 01/09/2007

Had intake gasket replaced in Feb. Of 2006 for coolant leaking into engine oil, because of said gasket failing (77,000 approx. Mi. ) noticed coolant level dropping again in Jan. 2007 (85,000 mi. ) found white/brown sludge in oil again!apparently the problem is back and I am told it will keep coming back until gm corp. Comes up with a permanent fix. Why are they not concerned about this? I can't afford to keep on fixing this problem that has no end in sight. I like my car but if gm won't address obvious design flaws I'll have to buy from somebody else.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 12/21/2006

- the contact took the 2004 Chevrolet Impala in to have a routine oil change. The vehicle had 37, 792 miles. The contact was told by the dealer that the coolant & oil was leaking into the engine. The vehicle was repaired and she has the repair order. This is the first incident. The vehicle did not give any warnings. However, the contact's coolant light turned on 9/06 and she had coolant added.

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car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 11/24/2006

There is a huge amount of oil in the coolant in my 2001 chevy Impala. Knowing just a little about internal combustion engines probably an intake gasket leaking. For a car which has been very well maintained with under 80,000 miles on the odometer this was alarming. High engine temp and a sludge in my motor are the obvious consequences. Who knows what the long term affects will be. The car is now at the mechanics and already I am looking at 700 to 1,000 dollars which I do not have to repair.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 11/18/2006

At 89,000 miles I noticed that my engine coolant light was on. I filled the coolant. The light continued to come on and I filled it a few more times, but could not pinpoint the leak. Then one night the engine started to make noises and I pulled off the road to check the coolant. I filled it and waited until the car cooled. I started the engine and drove about a quarter mile and the car shut down. When I towed it to a garage I learned that the head gaskets were leaking water into the engine. The engine had to be replaced. Since the warranty expired I paid the garage to put in a used motor. It cost me over $1300. I never thought to contact chevy since the warranty expired. Now, because of my internet research, I know this is a common problem. Unfortunately for me I also bought a second chevy in 2002. Wouldn't you know it - my 2002 chevy malibu had the same symptoms at 62,000 miles. I was lucky enough to get by with replacing the head gasket. The same garage gave me a price break and fixed it for $252. 00. Boo to chevy.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 11/11/2006

Complaints of engine temperature always ended with no found problems on vehicle owned and serviced regularly since purchased new in April 2003. Regular oil changes and engine coolant flush as recommended by manufacturer were completed and still no problems found. At 75,671 miles dealer found intake gaskets leaking and said engine damage would occur if not replaced. Repair cost $658. Found that technical service bulletins indicate this is a know problem in a host of gm vehicles from 2000. Public is being forced to pay for major engine repairs for poor engineering on the part of the manufacturer. Engine failure due to this problem could result in serious accident for the less than knowledgeable driver. Environmental concerns with poor less than optimal engine performance, loss of coolant, oil, etc. Should also be considered. How many of these repairs have been done over the span of years by the manufacturer? how many uninformed consumers have been duped by this lack of manufacturer responsibility?.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 11/05/2005

Took vehicle in to dealer for regular maintenance, told that lower intake gasket was leaking bad and needs immediate replacement as well as coolant flush. Total for repair is $1450. Vehicle has only 83k miles.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 01/14/2005

Leak of coolant, low coolant light.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 11/30/2004

My 2002 Chevrolet Impala suffered a breakdown of the antifreeze that turned into a thick brown substance. This caused the vehicle to overheat and gm did have the coolant flushed. Two weeks later the lifter began to rattle when the vehicle was first started. When I took the vehicle back to the dealer, I was told that a seal was leaking coolant into the oil. I was assurred that this was not related to the original problem and was not covered. The repairs will cost over 760. 00. I called gm customer service and after waiting all day, the response was that the service manager was not there, but the problem could not have been caused by the first problem. The coolant turned into a thick brown gritty substance that would have been like sandpaper going through the engine and they claim that it could not have caused the seal to fail. It is obvious that general motors refuses to stand up for obvious failure and defective equipment. They refuse to stand up for the repairs. This coolant according to gm is supposed to last at least 100,000 miles and it does hold up as they state. They should admit the problem and make the proper repairs to customers vehicles.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 11/15/2004

At just under 60,000 miles, low coolant light comes on. Dealer says it's leaking coolant at 2 places: at lower intake and at water pump. Cost to repair: $600 to $850, depending on repair facility. If there was a recall on this, I did not receive.

car image   Coolant Leaking problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 18

The recall remedy for the upper/lower intake co303-4 manufacturer # is a short term fix, and is not correcting the problem. If a sealant was used to stop the leakage into the coolant system to the vehicles motor it did not fix the problem. Also it could move around and flow to other places at anytime there was a temperature change.