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Front Suspension Wheel Bearing Problems of Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 12 problems related to front suspension wheel bearing (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 04/24/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. When the contact placed the vehicle in reverse, the abs and service traction warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that another unknown warning indicator also illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the passenger side wheel bearing failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred whenever the vehicle was started or while attempting to make left or right turns. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and opened case number: 8-2855204461. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 04/01/2015

I hear a horrible grind when making a left hand turn after a stop, car also felt like it did not want to go forward causing hesitation in left hand turn - very dangerous with oncoming traffic. Have had it to mechanic many times, either they couldnt find the problem or would fix this or that and then problems right back within days if not hours. Occasionally get service stabilitrac and/or abs lights, usually lights would clear by next day when I took to mechanic and again they'd either find no problem or try a fix -still a problem. I believe they're going to try to replace wheel bearing next but from all forums I've read this doesn't seem to help people either, problem comes right back, recently rack and pinion had to be replaced costing $700 to fix, within 2 days I heard the grind, had hesitation on a left hand turn, noticed fluid under my vehicle upon return home, hoped it was a/c condensation, within days the power steering is going out again - turns out new rack and pinion is leaking and car is completely out if power steering fluid again after 2 weeks. I can't help but wonder if the sound and grind isn't what's causing my rack and pinion issues as well? have owned 2 years now with this problem continuously throughout ownership of the vehicle. Approx. 68k miles on it when purchased now almost 90k have to be very cautious making left hand turns that there is no oncoming traffic as hesitation may cause you to get hit if vehicle can't turn in time. Have to completely let off gas and try again sometimes still grinds if so repeat is all you can do. Becoming very scary and costly with no fix found so far!!! please investigate! multiple posts regarding same issue some on newer models, very much a safety issue I can't even teach my child to drive in the car as I am afraid for their safety in it, as well as my own safety ever time I try to make a left hand turn.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The failure occurred twice. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and the technician stated that the rack and pinion, both front wheel bearings, and the intake manifold needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 5 mph, the service traction control, service brakes, abs, and stability warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the brakes made a grinding noise when the brake pedal was depressed. The failures occurred several times. The dealer stated that the front driver side wheel sensor wire harness and the front passenger side wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The passenger side wheel bearing was replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 03/12/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 10 mph and making a turn, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted and resumed normal operation. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred when making a turn. The dealer replaced the front driver side wheel bearing, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 09/23/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the traction and abs light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact mentioned that the vehicle made a loud grinding noise which exacerbated when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician replaced the bearings, brakes and two tires. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 6,984.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 07/18/2012

While backing car started to jerk due to traction control problem caused distraction and I paused the car and looked at dash board and continued to back up hitting car in parking lot isle way- had the car repaired spent $ 900 on abs traction control and front wheel bearings problem still exists and gm will not divulge what is causing the problem- car is not safe to drive- you cannot trust to pull out into traffic car stops when it should not.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 02/26/2012

I purchased a 2008 Impala on January 14, 2012 and the inner tires on the rear were worn almost to the metal cord. I slid off the road on February 26, 2012. When I took the car to the repair shop the front left wheel bearing was loose and also the outer tire rod on the front left was also loose. The auto repair specialist informed me that the suspension on the Impala is a common concern. I was also informed that gm recalled the 2008 Impala but only the police cars.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 10/22/2010

I had purchased a 2010 Chevrolet Impala in July, 2010. The first attempt at repair of the front end vibration was on 10/22/2010. The dealership did not recognize the vibration. The vehicle tires were rotated on 01/26/11 in an attempt to stop the vibration in the front end. The vehicle was taken in on 03/18/11 for front end noise (thump) while turning the wheels. The vehicle was taken in on 07/07/11 for the thumping noise in the front end while turning the wheels. The vehicle was taken in on 07/28/11 for a front end thumping noise when turning the wheels. The vehicle was taken in on 08/16/11 for a front end thumping noise and the dealership notices the tires were wearing slightly cupped on the inside edge. The vehicle was taken in on 09/08/11 for a whining noise from tne engine bay and power steering fluid was flushed. The vehicle was taken in on 04/09/12 for front end thumping noise, wheel bearing, transmission surge, and whine noise from radio. The vehicle was taken in on 06/27/12 for rough idle, tire replacement, transmission. The vehicle was taken in on 07/27/12 for rough idle, transmission surge, thump noise in front end and whine noise in radio. The vehicle was taken in on 10/05/12 for transmission surge, rough idle, thump noise in front end, and whine noise in radio. The outcome at this point is the dealership tried to reprogram the vehicle, gm approved replacement of all four tires, a replacement of the power steering pump, wheel bearing on driver front side. The dealerships have done two throttle body cleanings. The dealership has stated they will replace the rotors but gm would not approve replacement only turning on the rotors. This case has been opend with the better business bureau whom advised me to contact NHTSA. Gm refuses to replace parts because their computer system cannot tell them what is wrong with the vehicle. Gm has recalled the police vehicles for front end suspension and has a lawsuit pending in michigan for personal vehicl.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 12/20/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that all four tires were replaced numerous times within the last two years. The dealer replaced the front wheel barring, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 24,000 and the current mileage was 44,000.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 08/16/2004

While driving at any speed the consumer could hear noise coming from the front wheel. Front passenger side wheel bearing failed. The rear driver's side wheel bearing also failed at 38,600.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 07/02/2003

Failure of right front wheel hub and bearing on my Impala 2000 after only 37000 miles.

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