Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 24 problems related to power steering pump (under the steering category).
Bought a pre-certified Impala, we were told that they had changed the power steering pump from the previous owner and everything was good. I just made my first payment on March 26, 2016 and that same day I went out and got in my car to leave from my daughters house and I pulled out about 100 ft and the steering wheel locked up on me, I could not turn the wheel at all. I turned my car off and called my husband, he came out and it done the same thing to him and then it finally started moving again so he took it to the dealership. They stated that it was ground wire to the power steering, so we said ok it should be fine. Today I went to stop at a stop light on a city street and the wheel pulled to the right and I turned it back to the left and the steering wheel would turn but it kept going to the right. Thank god I got stopped, it finally decided to straighten out and it was pulling to the right so now it is back in the shop and I am afraid to drive the car again. This has been a very stressful experience.
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I have another complaint about this vehicle and the list could go on. I purchased my vehicle and paid cash for it. About a few months ago my dash meters started going out. I have almost ran out of gas on may occasions with my children. The speedometer goes out and I have to keep up with traffic. Also my power steering pump decided that it wanted to lock up in the middle of a parking lot. It's leaking and messing up other parts of my car I believe. My car has been maintenance and cared for. These problem came out of no where without warning. They should be repaired by the makers and not the consumers. This is a safety hazard that warrants a recall.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was reversing from the driveway, the steering seized. The vehicle would not respond to the repeated attempts to steer. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the vehicle needed a re-manufactured power steering pump with reservoir and the cooler hose replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000. . . . Updated 06-11-15 the consumer was informed, it was highly unlikely he would receive reimbursement. Updated 07/20/15.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to dealer mechanic diagnosed failure of power steering pump. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Lb.
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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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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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I have replaced the power steering pump but steering wheel still hard to turn, this has been going on since early 2014.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel became difficult to turn without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the puller and the power steering pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000. Pam.
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The power steering pump has been replaced 4 times in 5 or 6 years. There was a recall on the power steering cooler line which was repaired by replacing clamps and hose as per recall in 2011. On 10/12/12 the steering gear and the power steering pump were replaced. On 10/25/12 the power steering pump that was put on 10/12/12 was found to be leaking and was replaced. It was still under warranty. On 12/16/14 another power steering pump had to be put on as the previous one had failed. The pump that was replaced was not under warranty.
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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As I was driving on the highway, suddenly reduced engine power came up on the dash board. Followed by the steering wheel locking up and the car shutting off. After 20 minutes the car started again, but now I drive witha constant fear of this happening again, and what if my children are in the car next time! I have a constant issue with the power steering line leaking, although I have replaced the pump, and the fuel line. I feel like I am throwing my money into a bottom less pit. What do I do from here?.
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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.
Stress crack in the sub-frame from the power steering pump.
Upon starting vehicle a loud noise occurs within steering pump. Please give any further details.
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|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||
|Steering Gear Box Sector Shaft problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||