Radiator Problems of Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 18 problems associated with radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Radiator problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. First. . . My car all of the sudden started leaking like an oil tanker last January 2012, and the abs/traction control lights came on. Took the car to the chevy dealership, and had major repair work done on transmission, and engine for leaks. Spent $2100 and was quote $2600 to replace the abs/traction control modulator for my abs/traction control to work again. The code they pulled was c1218. Needless to say it has not been repaired yet. A month after spending this money, I had to replace the water pump, and almost a year later I had to replace a plastic elbow from the water pump to my radiator which was another $300. Then this past December 2012, my transmission all of the sudden jerked hard from 1st to 2nd and so on during local driving. Max speed limit is 40mph locally. Took it to chevy and was told I need a new transmission, so I took it for a second opinion and was told code p1811 was coded for a long shift, but that my transmission was a 1/2 quart low so they filled it with trans additive. They suggested I try a "transmission shop" for them to check because maybe my trans solenoid was bad, which would still cost quite a bit for repair, but not nearly as much as a new transmission. My car has 122,000 long highway miles, not local; stop & go. I do not feel my abs/traction control, nor my trans should be bad. I maintain my car, and based on my internet searches many people have had the exact same problems with these cars. I emailed chevy and was basically told this is my problem and no concession was offered on their part to assist me with these repairs. I have been laid off from my job, and returned to school so needless to say cannot afford a new car, but this car is costing more than it is worth. Chevy needs to quit ignoring these problems, and take care of loyal customers before they lose them. This radiator problem happened on Friday, December 21, 2012.
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#2 - Radiator problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WF52E05_. I purchased a car from icarsnow (704-551-0990) on south blvd in charlotte on October 28, 2011. I drove the car for a week when the gears started slipping and the car started to stall and jerk the car had a 90 day warranty so I called southern warranty (704-282-1814) and they had me to take the car to carson automotive 10940 a e. Independence blvd. Matthews nc they replaced the transmission and converter on 11/4/11. I picked the car up drove for a week or two and the car was still stalling and jerking. I called carson automotive and took the car back. . I also heard a noise in the engine. I took the car back to carson automotive they could not find why the car was stalling and jerking but the said the engine needed to be replaced because of a rod the engine was replaced on 12/27/11. That is when I found out that the 90 day warranty was 50/50 where if anything major happen to the car the warranty company would pay have and I would have to pay half. This is not how it was explained by the salesman at icarsnow. He told me after the 90 day warranty if anything happens major that the warranty company and I would share the cost. In order for me to not loose the money already paid on the car I have to pay half on the engine. After the engine was replaced the car was leaking anti- freeze I took the car back again carson automotive could not find anything. The rear window replaced because the defrost was not attached and sparked when you touched it. There was also a leak in the trunk that had to be repaired. After that the temperature gauge started to move up I took the car to my mechanic for him to check it out on 2/25/12. The problem was possible head gasket damage. I took the car back to carson automotive since they put the engine in. They told me that it was not the engine but a cracked radiator. Radiator was replaced on 2/27/12. It was Nov. 4, 2011 when this radiator issue occurred.
#3 - Radiator problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2G1WH52KX4_. The traction control turns on frequently. This causes the car to make a grinding noise. When braking the car makes a grinding noise and car is not stopping it feels like it's locking up and sliding. In a sudden stop needing to be made is at great risk of a accident. I have replaced a elbow shaped part that has busted open twice. Car is constantly over heating the radiator cap has a rustic clay like substance. It won't hold antifreeze, I don't see a leak but it needs refilled quite often. The engine smokes, the cars rpm's will flex up and down and the car will just cut off. I'm wondering if the rustic clay like substance has gone through my engine and is causing me many problems with it. I have found reports of lawsuits in past regarding dexicool in gm cars doing this and ruining the engine. The problems in the reports are just like mine and many others on here. Help!!'. The failure date was Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
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#4 - Radiator problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. I have only had my car for 9 months and have had trouble from the beginning, the heater will not heat up and when it does it goes cold unless you are pressing the gas and will not defrost and it keeps losing fluid so they replace the radiator cap. It has a bad shimmy and a popping in the steering wheel it has less then 45,000 I really think they need to check in on all the problems people are having with the 2006 Impala. It was January 30, 2009 when this radiator issue occurred.
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#5 - Radiator problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. Transmission is faulty. I only have 100,00 miles on an 2005 chevy impala, I have to replace the water pump and radiator. Now in December I have to replace the transmission. The failure date was Thu., Dec. 18, 2008.
#6 - Radiator problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Impala is 2G1W852K84_. Failure: lower intake gasket failed due to dexcool antifreeze. Dexcool installed at factory. Vehicle had sudden serious coolant leak . Vehicle overheated on highway and stranded owner. Vehicle was taken to dealer for service. Dealer told owner to replace gasket and coolant. Service technician replaced dexcool with another long life brand of antifreeze. The original dexcool also clogged the radiator which required extra flushing with additional chemicals. It was Jul. 24, 2008 when this radiator issue happened.
#7 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer stated that dashboard light was flashing , indicating that there was a problem. Consumer's son in law had the vehicle checked out. It was discovered that there was a problem with the oil leaking in the radiator. Also, consumer was advised by the mechanic that there was intake manifold problem. This radiator issue occurred Nov. 10, 2003.
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#8 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. VIN of the vehicle was 2G1WF52E53_. 2003 chevy Impala with 61,000 miles had transmission rebuilt, replace radiator, heater core, water pump and intake manifold all due to dexcool dumping into all the above from radiator called chervolet and dexcool manufacture they blamed one another for the problem, neither did anything about. Resulting in $2293. 87 worth of repairs and not to mention no vehicle for over 3 weeks does not include price of rental for a week or so and time off for running vehicle to repair shops. This problem occurred on 10/15/07.
#9 - Radiator problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The VIN of this vehicle is 2G1WF52E53_. I noticed a couple of times in stop and go traffic that my temperature indicator started to inch its way over to hot, never reaching the mark. I told my husband and he said I probably need a flush and new coolant. Took the car to dealership and I had a leaking intake gasket and needed to be repaired. Very expensive! had oil in the radiator with hardly any liquid left. I started to read about other complaints and there were several so decided to report this so others will know they are not alone. This issue happened on May. 13, 2010.
#10 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala
The car is a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. Only 78000 miles on my 2002 Impala when the coolant light comes on. Nearly $1000. 00 later they told me I needed a new water pump, intake manifold gasket, belt, radiator cap, thermostat and of course an oil change. All of this because the coolant gm requires is corrosive and causes the above items to deteriorate. How long will the replacements last? not sure I want to find out. The failure date was May 18, 2006.
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#11 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. 2002 chevy Impala 3. 4l 84,000+ miles low coolant light comes on. Leaking antifreeze but not sure where. Continually having to add antifreeze to overflow to maintain level. Car smells like burning antifreeze after being driven. Numerous complaints found online at car forums with other consumers having the same trouble. Contents in radiator and overflow is thick, oily-like substance. So far, while checking oil, it is ok. Not milky or cloudy. Numerous reasons why vehicle has coolant problems. One theory is dexcool causes the sludge. Another theory is faulty intake valve & gasket. Main theory is problem originates from intake valve (gasket) and dominos. It was 01/01/2005 when this radiator issue happened.
#12 - Radiator problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2G1WF52E82_. 2002 Chevrolet Impala with bad intake manifold gasket and brakes. Consumer was informed that the intake manifold gasket leak is a common problem in these vehicles. Brakes have been replaced three times. He states that this is also a common problem. The consumer stated the rotors were warped. The engine and radiator were replaced due to a leak. This radiator issue occurred Jul. 1, 2008.
#13 - Radiator problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala
1. Initial minor then significant loss of engine coolant, leading to breakdown on highway of 2001 Chevrolet Impala with 3. 4 liter v-6. Second part: loss of rear passenger turn signal. 2. Lower intake manifold gasket defective, allowing coolant to leak and brown sludge observed on radiator cap. Had to add coolant and lost use of vehicle. Second part: loss of rear passenger turn signal, brake light and hazard flasher as a result of defective multi-function switch (gm part 88964580) - led to recieving written citation of defective equipment from law enforcement. 3. Replaced upper and lower intake manifold, dex-cool coolant, o-ring (part 10477565), thermostat, oil (to remove any possible coolant that leaked into oil passed failed gasket). Contact for old part availability. Replaced multi-function switch (gm part 88964580). This radiator problem happened on Monday, November 1, 2004.
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#14 - Radiator problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala
The car was a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. Engine coolant light would not go out after I had radiator flushed. Took the car back to the mechanic and was informed that there was some brown, muddy looking, oily substance leaking into the radiator at which time he informed me of the problem that gm cars were having with the manifold gaskets. This is an outrage and there needs to be a recall on this problem before a death does occur due to this negligence on gm's part. I'm sure that all the owner of these cars feel the same way and that the manufacturer should be liable and ordered to pay to have these cars repaired, since it is such a widespread problem, which they apparently knew would happen after the car had been driven to a certain mileage. I also had a problem about 3 years ago when the car would not stop when I was driving it. The cruise control module got stuck and the car continued to accelerate unless the brakes were applied. And even then the engine continued to rev very high! I was in fear of my life. . . . And luckily I made it to the dealer without having an accident. These Impalas are death traps and I think that there have been deaths that have not been explained due to the same problem that I had with the acceleration module. Unfortunately. . . Dead people can't tell what happened to their cars before they lost control of them. It was Thu., Jun. 21, 2007 when this radiator issue happened.
#15 - Radiator problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2G1WF55E9Y_. One day it just got warm. We turned it off and the radiator bubbled. I let it cooled down. I checked the oil and water. It was probably a quart low and the oil looked a touch milky. Oil was not over full. I assumed it was fine. The next trip to town and back(about 20 miles round trip)it ran warm on the way home. When we got home the radiator was boiling a little bit again. After it cooled off I checked the water is half to three quarters gallon low on water. Oil was registering a little more than a quart over full and real milky looking. That is when I noticed there was a problem. I change oil and filter. Topped off water. I added some aluminum seal and topped off the water. After I did that it seemed like it was fixed for about 8 days then it did it again. I haven't started it or driven it since. It is going to cost about 500-800 dollars to get it fixed. My complaint is that general motors knows about the intake manifold gasket problem but they won't recall any of these vehicles. There is even a petition online to get them to. My car is a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. I didn't feel like I should have to pay for their mistake. I can't afford to get it fixed and I am still making payments on it. I didn't want it to go to waste it is a very nice car. I really like my car. I wish I could drive it. The failure date was May 31, 2007.
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#16 - Radiator problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved is a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The lower intake manifold gasket leaked twice within 45,000 miles, had to have vehicle serviced twice for this intake issue, which involved missing work. Bad enough I can't afford the repairs, but then I have to miss work as well. Low coolant light comes on constantly and vehicle over heats. I have had the transmission replaced, radiator replaced, water pump replaced and haven't only owned the care for 3 years. I am rebuilding the entire car! I've owned 7 chevy cars but none as bad as this. I will never,ever,ever buy another chevy. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2008.
#17 - Radiator problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala
The vehicle is a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. While driving on the freeway I have noticed that me steering wheel became very stiff and smoke started to come out from the hood. I drove the car home slowly, and the next day taken it to the chevy dealership. My engine was blown due to the lower intake manifold gasket (which already had been replaced) and the head gasket was blown. I had to replace a brand new engine. ($4k). Next my transmission was completely done, and I had to replace that. The radiator was messed up and had to replace that as well as the starter. The airbag light will not go off at all either. Now I can not get my car smogged due to the check engine light which the codes came up as "too lean on bank 1" which could mean a variety of things according to the mechanic. Today while I was driving my car to work there was smoke coming from the steering wheel column which smelled like burnt plastic. Oh. . . How could I forget a few months back my car just wouldn't start out of nowhere and the mechanic had to replace the sensors as well. Oh another problem is the steering on the car is so stiff as if I don't have power steering. All the money I have invested in this vehicle I could be driving around a mercedes!. The failure date was Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006.
#18 - Radiator problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Impala
The car involved was a 1996 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2C3BF66P9D_. Manufacturer used a plastic tank on top of radiator instead of metal. Plastic tank became split, and antifreeze poured out, could possibly cause a fire. Please provide any further information. It was Thursday, November 1, 2001 when this radiator issue happened.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||95|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||95|
|Engine Cooling System problems||72|
|Car Stall problems||47|
|Gasoline Engine problems||20|
|Catalytic Convertor problems||18|
|Coolant Leaking problems||16|
|Check Engine Light On problems||14|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||14|
|Engine Stall problems||12|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||12|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||11|
|Emission Control problems||6|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||6|