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Power Steering Pump Problems of Chevrolet Impala



Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 16 problems related to power steering pump (under the steering category).

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 08/14/2014

I was driving down a street and started to turn and the power steering went out. I had to replace the power steering pump. My car is included in the recall and it mentioned the steering could go . This is a 2010 car. The power steering should not have gone out. I would like to know if this is connected to the recall and if so can I get your company to reimburse me.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 04/14/2014

I was going over the vehicle for the season and found I had a leak in the power steering line. The line effected was covered with a ribbed plastic sheathing like what is used for a wire harneses. The sheathing caused road salt to build up and corrode the line, causing a leak and loss of power stearing. There were two lines held together, side by side, with a plastic bracket but only one of those had the sheathing and I cannot understand why it was there. I also found a wire that overheated and melted the insulation and left the wire bare. It's located behind the power stearing pump as viewed from the passenger side of the engine compartment under the plastic that displays the engine size. The plastic is held down with a couple of pins that the plastic pushes down over when installed. The dealer couldn't tell me what the wire is for when I called to explain what I found.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

The service traction control light is on the dash panel and my car started to shake and pull to one side when the brakes were applied. The problem quickly grew into the cat constantly pulls to one side and the steering feels sloppy and loose if that makes sense. The traction control doesn't work but will randomly kick in while driving and the car instantly feels as if the brakes are being applied and grinder but the worse part is how the pulling to one side becomes a quick grab and jerk to one side and has nearly caused me several accidents and I cannot relax and drive. I am always tense and ready to fight to keep my car going straight and now with the bad michigan winter its impossible to drive on some days. I've been told that I need a new traction control pump which is going to cost around $2500 and up depending on what they find but will automatically start at $2500. That cost is ridiculous and I have talked to prob approx a hundred people who either had the same problem or knew of someone who does, over the past few years. My car is now parked and I have to beg for rides to work because its winter and I cannot put myself and others in danger with this issue. I have to work and transport kids to different events and feel that this part has to be defective from the start if there's that many people with this same issue. And all of the same exact complaints found online. Please I'm begging you to check into this issue to see if a recall is necessary. Thank you so much.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 12/13/2011

My 2010 Chevrolet Impala has only 43, 279 miles and began making a loud high pitched screeching noise while acclearating. After two visits to two seperate mechanics it was determined both times that a new power steering pump was needed. Both mechanics were in shock due to the failure as the amount of miles on the car. I contacted gm customer care as I was sure this was still under warranty. Much to my suprise this is not under warranty. I have had this car 1 year and 3 months and for this to fail I am not a happy Chevrolet owner. Gm told me I could have it repaired and then wait for them to make a decision on whether I 'qualified' for assistance. In this economy and at this time of the year who has time to pay up front and wait for them to make a decision.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 5
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   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 03/01/2010

-the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The contact started the ignition and the steering wheel began to make a loud noise in a shaking motion. The noise became louder when making turns. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure was contributed to the power steering pump. The dealer estimated cost to replace the power steering pump was $419. 00. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 103,000. The current mileage was 104,000.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 02/28/2009

Power steering pump squeal and eventual failure, 1st report, could not find source, 2nd report, power steering r/r 3rd report, power steering r/r.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 02/15/2009

Driving to work approx 06:30 am. Power steering went out, managed to turn the car towards ditch to avoid oncoming vehicles. Approx 45 mph, two lane frontage road. The car has always been rather weavy on the highway. The dealer couldn't find anything wrong until the recall for steering linkage was pointed out. Even after that, the car handled poorly and was reported to dealer. (steered poorly) reported to dealer, nothing done until after accident. Power steering pump replaced, but dealer refused admission of fault. Billed us for accident damage and replacement of powersteering pump.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 02/04/2009

Last March, 2008 power steering went out of car, so took to mechanic. After paying over $400 to repair hose and power steering pump on car that had only 30,000 miles. Now in February of 2009, less than one year later, I have the same problem with the power steering going out again. I see that there are alot of complaints about this same thing. I think gm should do something about it and launch a recall to fix the problem before someone gets hurt seriously or worse killed.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 12/05/2008

During March 2008 the power steering pump kept breaking on the 2006 Impala, we had to take it in 5 times during March through April to repair it, and now December 5th 2008, the same problem occurred again, it could of been dangerous if the power steering faulted during driving, and a crash could of been caused because of the power steering.


 
car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 02/05/2007

While driving the car the steering wheel made loud noises. I took the car to the dealer, and was told that the steering pump failed, and the line had a small leak. I had to pay $800 to get the car fixed. I was told by one of the technicians that this was a common problem for the Impala.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 11/09/2005

After a year of clunking sounds in the steering column, I've just taken the car in for service. I was told in the past that it was not a problem. Now the sounds all add up to $1500 in repairs, for a problem that I've found 4 other Impala owners have. Needed for repair are steering gear, steering shaft, power steering pump, serpentine belt (old anyway), and all wheel alignment (recommended for this work). All totaling just under $1700. My aunt had a similar problem, it was repaired twice under warranty. Talking on break at work, found out our company car (impala) has the same issue, another employees Impala has the same noise. This is a manufacturer problem that they will not recognize.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 02/14/2004

While driving power steering pump failed, causing steering fluid to leak. Consumer had no power assist. Dealer replaced power steering pump.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 04/30/2003

Power steering rack, pump, gear and shaft replaced at 72,000 miles. There are no power steering and no leaks just too new of a car to have to replace all that.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 04/14/2003

Stress crack in the sub-frame from the power steering pump.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 16

Upon starting vehicle a loud noise occurs within steering pump. Please give any further details.