Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe Problems of Chevrolet Impala - part 1

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 147 problems related to manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Impala based on all problems reported for the Impala.

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Failure Date: 01/21/2018

Tl-contact owns a 2000 chevy Impala --- contact took vehicle into local chevy dealership to have engine recall fixed ---- engine fire started in work parking lot --- vehicle blew up and fire department could not determine what caused engine fire . Chevyh dealership stated that engine recall had been fixed already. . . Vehicle had been to dealership twice. Vkick koenign Chevrolet in carbondale illinois. Given number to states attorneys office st louis, also given number to chevy. 1recallsassociated with this VIN oct 21,2015 manufacturer recall numbern150757 NHTSA recall number15v701 recall statusrecall incomplete summarygeneral motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain of the following vehicles equipped with a 3. 8l v6 engine (regular production option l26, l32, l36 or l67): 1997 � 2004 model year (my) Buick regal, 2000 � 2004 my Chevrolet Impala, 1998 � 1999 my Chevrolet lumina, 1998 � 2004 my Chevrolet monte carlo, 1998 � 1999 my Oldsmobile intrigue, and 1997 � 2004 my pontiac grand prix. Certain of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. This condition could cause an engine compartment fire. Certain of these vehicles produced before June 26, 2003 were subject to general motors� prior safety recalls 08v-118 (07035), 09v-116 (09047) and 15v-201 (14574). In some cases, the remedy procedure performed on these vehicles pursuant to the prior recalls may not be sufficient to prevent subsequent engine compartment fires relating to this condition in the affected vehicles. Vehicles previously repaired under the referenced recalls will receive further repairs as part of this recall. Safety risk if drops of engine oil are deposited on a hot exhaust manifold, an engine compartment fire could occur.

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Failure Date: 05/18/2017

Chevrolet Impala engine cold parked in driveway started the car and the engine exploded: fire started under hood. The manifold exploded.

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Failure Date: 03/09/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and lost power without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and the contact noticed smoke coming from the two mufflers at the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine blew up. The contact stated that the technician did not repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not provided.

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Failure Date: 03/01/2017

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was stationary, the intake manifold leaked fuel and released vapors. The intake manifold was replaced two years prior by a certified mechanic, but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the intake manifold was fractured. In addition, the intake manifold exploded and caused a fire. A police report was not filed. The contact's family extinguished the fire. There were no injuries. The dealer, walter's Chevrolet, was contacted about the fire. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 123,000.

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Failure Date: 02/23/2017

Have been numerous complaints on the intake manifold exploding and catching fire. As this same thing happen to me, sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Mine just happen to be in the drive way, when I went to start it I saw smoke. So I turned it off, looked under hood didn't see anything. Went to start it a few days later and I heard a really loud pop, followed by smoke. I quickly turned to off position. Opened my hood and sure enough the manifold had exploded. What if I would have been driving? could have caused deaths to others or even myself, if it wasn't contained. Not everyone carries a fire extinguisher!!!!.

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Failure Date: 02/13/2017

Manufacturer recall numbern150757 NHTSA recall number15v701 engine oil leaks onto my manifold and smokes I have contacted car dealers and they say they will contact me and never do.

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Failure Date: 01/02/2017

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to operate. The contact heard a bomb noise coming from the engine and the engine cover, fuel cap, and the intake manifold detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 185,000.

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Failure Date: 12/29/2016

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. When the driver attempted to start the vehicle, the exhaust manifold exploded with a very loud noise and without warning. The contact noticed a smoke odor underneath the hood. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to a local dealer. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the failure was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v701000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact stated that the she did not receive the recall notice. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 156,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

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Failure Date: 12/25/2016

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when turning the vehicle's ignition switch, the vehicle's intake manifold failed and caught on fire. The failure caused the head gasket cover to fracture and detach. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the intake manifold, the sensor, and the head gasket cover needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000. The VIN was not available.

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Failure Date: 08/01/2016

2001 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to dealerships failure to repair vehicle oil leakage before consumer received engine oil deposits on exhaust manifold recall notice. The consumer stated the vehicle leaked oil all the time and 15 years later, she received a recall regarding the issue.

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Failure Date: 06/01/2016

We were trying to jump start the car, and when trying to start the engine there was a loud explosion, and the intake manifold destroyed.

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Failure Date: 04/23/2016

In April I was driving g the car noticed that the temperature kept going on up and a smell was coming from u der the hood. I took it to serval mechanic and they all say its my I take manifold and/or head gasket. Also when j was driving g the car before anything the car would cut off while in a gear other than park.

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Failure Date: 04/15/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the engine gasket failed and caused engine oil to leak onto the radiatior. The leak damaged the lower and upper intake manifold. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 84,693.

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Failure Date: 04/13/2016

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While pulling into the driveway, smoke appeared under the hood. The contact opened the hood and noticed flames coming from the engine exhaust manifold. The contact extinguished the fire. The dealer had the vehicle towed to their lot. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 184,000.

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Failure Date: 03/25/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the engine valve cover gasket failed causing the engine oil spill on the manifold and emitted smoke. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. However, the dealer advised that parts were not available perform NHTSA campaign number: 15v701000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact also stated that the repair had exceeded a reasonable time. The failure mileage was not available.

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Failure Date: 02/14/2016

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, it failed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new mapping sensor and the spark plugs needed to be cleaned. In addition, there was a leak from the intake manifold and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was not notified of NHTSA campaign number: 15v701000 (engine and engine cooling) until after the repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 152,155.

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Failure Date: 02/14/2016

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to start. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the spark plugs, the manifold intake gasket, the valve cover gasket, the mapping center, and the combustion chamber needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

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Failure Date: 01/28/2016

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. When the contact opened the hood, the manifold cover exploded and burned his face. The contact used his shirt to douse the fire. The contact sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact to tow the vehicle to a local dealer for repair. Prior to the failure, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v701000 (engine and engine cooling). When the dealer was contacted, the contact was informed that the part to do the repair was unavailable. The dealer stated that the repairs would only cover the parts that were in the recall, excluding the cost of towing. The failure mileage was 169,000.

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Failure Date: 12/28/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while at an independent mechanic for repair. The battery depleted and while attempting to start the vehicle. The intake manifold exploded. The mechanic stated that the valve cover and intake manifold needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v090000 (fuel system, gasoline) and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,200. Oo.

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Failure Date: 12/19/2015

Gasket for intake manifold allows oil to escape from engine. Eventually results in loss of oil pressure, which could lead to loss of engine power and/or vehicle control. Gaskets tend to fail routinely. This has been an issue since the car was new.

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Failure Date: 12/09/2015

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that oil was leaking onto the manifold. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

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Failure Date: 12/01/2015

2004 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to difficulty getting parts for engine oil leak on exhaust manifold recall.

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Failure Date: 12/01/2015

2000 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to exhaust manifold recall notice issues. The consumer received a recall notice. Last December.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact experienced a failure with the exhaust manifold leaking fluid onto the ground. The failure mileage was unknown.

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Failure Date: 10/28/2015

2005 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle stops and steering locks up while driving. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled while at a stop sign. The manifold gasket, thermostat, abs module and ignition were replaced over a period of eight years.

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