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Power Steering Fluid Problems of Chevrolet Impala



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 18 problems related to power steering fluid (under the steering category).

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the power steering failed causing the steering wheel to become very difficulty to turn. The vehicle was taken the dealer, who diagnosed that the power steering line was loose and was rubbing against the frame of the vehicle causing the power steering fluid to leak. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 06/16/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the power steering fluid was leaking. The contact mentioned that the power steering warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that it was difficult to stop the vehicle due to faulty back brakes. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,325.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 04/03/2014

I have a 2000 Impala with approximately 161,000 miles on it. The car is used and I am the 2nd owner. I went to have my normal oil change as I had noticed the low engine oil pressure light had come on. The car had been running out of oil frequently, but I didn't see any oil leaks. The print out after the oil change stated multiple oil leaks. But there was never any oil on the ground. The car had been running very rough and was staring to run warmer than usual. Not hot, but past the middle line on the temp gauge. And I had noticed a burning smell after driving, but never saw any smoke. This all started in April 2014 and has been ongoing. I've taken the car to a repair shop and nobody seems to know what's going on. Now July 5,2014 I went to turn left and the steering wheel was extremely hard to turn. I had to put a lot of muscle into turning the wheel. I checked the power steering fluid and saw it was low so I topped it off. Problem should have been fixed right? wrong. It got worse. I took it to a different repair shop and was told it was the tensioner pulley. O'er $100 later, the problem has gotten worse. When I turn left the wheel stays stuck and I have to jerk it back straight. Thus is a safety hazard as I transport my family in this vehicle. Since these problems stared the car eats a lot of gas. Going 5 miles should not use almost a quarter tank of gas and the check engine light comes on and stays on at random times, during theses times the car eats a lot if gas. When the light is not on gas mileage is ok. This is very dangerous.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

Observed a fluid leak near right front wheel. The leak is power steering fluid. Found the leak to be caused by a hole in the aluminum power steering return/cooling line. The line was leaking caused by the plastic wheel well liner rubbing a hole in the aluminum tube.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 09/18/2013

My vehicle's steering went out of nowhere as I was pulling into a store. There was a strong smell coming through the air vents, and very thick smoke coming from under the hood. I was unable to control the vehicle and had to stop to inspect the vehicle. I opened the hood and was overcome by smoke. I ended up resorting to calling a tow truck. I took the vehicle to a local Chevrolet dealer and was told my vehicle was involved in an accident and this was a result of the accident. My vehicle was involved in a minor accident 3 months prior. The current issue the dealer said I had, was that the catalytic converter was emitting heat and the power steering hose had burned and leaked fluid onto the catalytic converter. They refuse to fix it. I tow the car back to the shop that originally repaired it. They contacted my insurance and were informed that there was a previous recall for this issue in the 2012 Chevrolet Impala. On 8/11 a recall was issued. This was due to the power steering hose being routed too close to the catalytic converter and the heat was burning the hoses. This was causing engine compartment fires. My vehicle was manufactured 2 months after the recall. I bought the vehicle in April 2013 with 29k miles. It now has 33k miles and the diagnosis given by the dealer is identical to the diagnosis for the recall. But I am told that my vehicle will not be fixed as it did not fall under recall and are blaming the repair done by the collision center. I believe they continued to manufacture 2012 Chevrolet Impala's with the same issue and are putting people at a continued risk of having a fire start in their vehicle.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 09/16/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated the steering wheel would squeal when turning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that fluid was leaking for the steering system and needed to be replaced. The contact did not replace the power steering unit. The failure mileage was 47,626.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 05/23/2013

I am having problems with the steering of my Impala with low milage. Several years ago I was notified of a recall involved in the Impala's steering and a part was replaced and during that time dealer also changed out the rack and pinon. I bearly got my vehicle home on Thursday and could have been in a very bad accident if I had not driven causiously for the few yards I had to go. I could barely turn my steering wheel and the vehicle sounded so awlful. I was very close to my home, so I slowly went a few yards. My steering was gone but some how I got my car parked safely at my apartment and the tow company had to tow it later. My mechanic just told me that the rack and pinon have failed and they were just replaced a few years ago and should not have done so with the little milage my vehicle has. The rack had caused all the fluid to leak out. How can that be if it was good manufacture parts that were put in the steering. I am very angry that the company will not stand by their Impalas and that they continue to be allowed to have vehicles that are unsafe. Luckily I was almost home and did not get in an accident.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the traction control and the abs light illuminated. The dealer performed a diagnostic which located a failure code at the hub bearing wire and the wiring harness. The contact also stated the transmission was rebuilt twice and the power steering rack in pinion was also replaced however the power steering rack in pinion failure re occurred the power steering fluid was leaking. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000. Li.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced numerous failures the steering wheel, the engine, the brake, and sudden acceleration. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the dealership for diagnostic; which located fluid leaks at the engine, the power steering wheel, and the brake lines. The contact did not have the name of the parts that was replaced; however the failure was not corrected. The sudden acceleration failure was recently experienced and was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000 and the approximate current 90,000. Li.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 03/14/2011

I got my car on 03/09/2011. I have been complaining to the dealership about the issues I am having with my car. It hesitates to crank, when turning I can feel a popping feeling in the steering. Very often my signal lights doesn't come on. I do a lot of highway driving back and forth to work and this is very dangerous. When hitting my breaks the car sometimes speeds up before slowing down, which can be very dangerous. There is a shortage in the wiring. The low coolant level light stays on, even though they claim they fixed some sensor switch. They also said they fixed my car from leaking break fluid, but the breaks are sounding worst everyday. I asked them if the breaks needed changing and they said it was fine. The car hesitates when taking off. I just got home from work and not even 30 minutes went by before I tried to leave out and my car would not crank. I have been complaining to the dealership since I got the car and they have procrastinated until the 30 day warranty expired. When calling today the dealership said that I would have to pay for any repairs because the warranty expired. When asking why should I have to pay for repairs, when I have been complaining about these issues since I first got the vehicle, the reply was they are not going to pay that any mind and I would still have to pay for the repairs.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 11/16/2010

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that they kept having to replace the power steering fluid and when the vehicle was taken to the dealer it was determined that the fluid was leaking internally and the rack and pinion would have to be replaced. The contact also stated that the traction control light and engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle slowed down. The vehicle stalled once it was down to 20 mph. The contact stated they waited 15 minutes and the vehicle did restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the dealr had not inspected the vehicle for the traction control light or check engine light. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage 32, 000 and the current mileage was 60,000. Rl.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 07/14/2010

This has been an on going problem with the power steering unit in the 2000 Impala, but this is the latest; on July 14 ,2010 I took the 2000 Impala into the dealership because it was leaking fluid. Ask the service dept. Manager to fix it. He then diagnosed the car as oil sensor switch leakage. And he could not make repairs because they did not have the part, but the diagnose cost was $75. 00 , so I paid and drove off with a leaking 2000 chevy Impala . Later,I notice that the service manager wrote the service order up as the customer said the vehicle was leaking oil. Not true, I said fluid. The leak got worse. I replaced the oil sensor but the leakage did not stop. Therefore, I park the car for several months. One day I raised the hood, took a small flashlight and traced the leak to two sever lines. The hard rubber flap that is mounted to the car body to keep debris out of engine rubs against two frame mounted lines until it cut through both lines. Fluids leaks out and caused the power steering unit tofail. This is a design defect, should have been recalled for safety reason. Dealership wants $135. 00 to look at the car again, I took pictures. Here is my partial complaint, can email pictures as well.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 03/15/2010

On my 2005 Chevrolet Impala, 6 cyl, the power steering components are leaking p/s fluid. The pump has been replaced at least once and now the steering rack is in jeopardy of failure.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 09/23/2009

I purchased my 2006 Impala ss brand new in 2006. I've been a loyal gm customer my whole life. At 99,000 started experiencing transmission issues, slipping,and hard shifting. . . At 101,000 miles I was driving down the highway and my transmission stopped working. I refinanced my car to rebuild the transmission for $2,200 . After the rebuild transmission was working ok. Then at 122,000 miles it stopped working again. . . It was snowing and I was stranded in the turn lane of a road with a speed limit of 55mph. . . I turned off my car let the engine cool down and back on at least 20 times. . . My car moved about 200 feet each time. . . An hour later I got back to my house that was 5miles from the failure. I cant afford to fix it now and I am still paying for the car. Its been sitting in my yard for 10 months. This issue is very dangerous and needs to be resolved. I also received a recall for my power steering hose, got it fixed and the brackets came loose from my frame causing my steering to get very hard. I pulled over and checked my power steering fluid at walmart and it was empty. I filled it and everything was working. The next morning I had no power steering again. . . My hose had rubbed on my frame making a hole. I went to the store and bought more power steering fluid but after I put it in my steering was making a loud sound and didn't turn well. I think it was damaged due to the leak. I too have a loud clicking sound coming from my dashboard when I turn on my car. I was told by the dealership it was the vent flap motor . . . $750 dollars to repair. . . Part is only $65 the rest is labor. . . Also when I first bought my car I had to get all 4door windows replaced (under warranty) due to improper window guide adjustment. And my automatic trunk release works off and on, my keyless entry only works 5 feet from my car with new batteries,and all tire pressure sens. Went bad$100 each help.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 02/06/2009

I was having problems with my car and had to have it towed to the dealership. The power steering fluid had leaked out of the hose and the clamp needed to be replaced. At that time I paid for those repairs of replacing those parts. Months later a recall was sent to me for replacement of the same parts that I had already paid for and had repaired. I would like my money refunded.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 12/15/2008

Pulling out of driveway steering was hard pulled back in and noticed fluid on the pavement which ended up being power steering fluid. Inspected under the hood and found the leak was coming from the return hose from the power steering pump. Took to local Chevrolet dealer and it was fixed. After I had my car back for 6 days the same hose blew a hole in it in a different spot. Took to the dealer two days ago and they replaced it again picking up tomorrow. I constantly hear about other having the same problem on chevy's mainly Impalas' and it seems to be primarily the 2006 model. This is ridiculous that there is no recall on this. I've called gm and they are no help at all and seem to just ignore this ongoing problem. Something has to be done about this before someone is seriously hurt in an accident due to the loss of power steering.

car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 08/25/2008

My wife and I purchased the chevy Impala to be our first vehicle together after getting married. Bought this vehicle brand new only 102 miles on it before we drove it off the lot. Little did we know it was going to be 4 years of nightmares and headaches. At the time read many review about the Impala, nothing too major was found. After the first week, the power steering seemed to be failing, especially during rain. Took it back to the dealer and they could not replicate the incident. They told us they could not find anything wrong and to bring it back if the problem continued. It didnt take long and we were back at the dealer with the same problem. Dealer said they checked the belts and the fluid all working properly. After a few other times of the power steering failing took the vehicle to another dealer and they too could not find anything wrong with the ps. So, after several trips back to dealer we decided to just deal with it. Which brings me to my next complaint about the 2008 Impala, at just over 10,000 noted abnormal wear on tires, and wires peeking through on the inside. Took it in to dealer and they accused us of abusive driving behavior and neglect, which was a new on to me. Anyway, they refused to replace the tires siting the warranty only covers defects and normal driving conditions. So, by this time we are starting to regret the purchase of this vehicle. We had to replace all 4 tires @ 98. 00 each. About year later at 28,000 miles began to have this problem once again. After many hours of debates and phone calls they agree to "check out our problem" with no cost to us. Low and behold wouldn't you know it, they found nothing wrong with the vehicle and advised us to purchase better brand tires. The last time I looked michilan was a top brand tire. On top of everything else, main seal in motor began to leak. This was the last straw!.

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car image   Power Steering Fluid problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

Moaning noise when turning at low speeds, and loud shrieking noise when accelerating. Thought it was power steering pump &/or alternator. I look under hood and ground ps fluid on ground, ps fluid was leaking out of the bellows boot on the rack and pinion. Took to dealer and was told the spool seal and the input seal were leaking in the rack and pinion. Luckily I was able to get the rack replaced under warranty. But 1 month later, the new rack developed a leak from the same input seal that was bad on the oe rack. Dealer replaced it again under warranty.