Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 40 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train 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.
Automatic transmission slipping gears on take off, wheels sound like bearings are going out, like a grinding noise. Changed the front brake pads and rotors together due to wheel wobble and brake sensors on display. Constantly displaying "service traction control" on message board. Dealership has refused to assist with this issue as well as any failures of the vehicle. Vehicle now is immobilized, and will not go into a forward movement only a reverse drive. Wheels are locked up and vehicle is stranded! still making payments on this used purchase. Please advise!!!.
See all problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala.
From a stopped position, trying to take off car acts as if I'm neutral and then will suddenly jerk into gear. The automatic hear shifts are rough and delayed. There's very little power or struggle to register when applying gas. When on fwy especially when in slow moving traffic there is a lot of problems with the transmission and slipping, rough gear shifts both up and down. Then the scary part is when driving with my 2 little girls and in regular or heavy traffic and making turns, especially left, I have had the car freeze up on me in the middle of intersections. When I try and accelerate I'm stuck as if I'm neutral and hear the engine revving and finally will violently like pop into gear. It's made me have a lot of safety issues for myself and children. It's very frustrating and problematic. With all these things happening the transmission nor check engine light has appeared, therefore making it tremendously difficult near impossible for me to have it properly diagnosed using scanner and computer reader. Every repair shop has given different "findings" after only a drive around the block. It's a nightmare.
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Transmission slips when you stop at light when you step on accelerator to go transmission slips and then suddenly catches and car jerks quickly forward causing car suddenly lunge forward.
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Airbag light goes on and off while driving. Took to dealer said it is a $700 repair for the "seat belt tensioner". Transmission exploded at 30,000 miles. At 60,000 mile had to replace transmission again. Now at 108,000 miles transmission is now slipping and not accelerating properly from a stop.
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From starting position to slowing driving the transmission slips and or jerks into gear heavily. From 1st to 2nd very noticeable.
Tl- the contact owns a 2008 chevroelt Impala. The contact stated that the transmission gears were slow to change over and the gears were slipping and the failure was progressing. The vehicle was not inspected and diagnosed to determine the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Dyd.
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The transmission slips and will not allow the car to speed up when taking off from a dead stop. It will then suddenly rev up and take off or the wheels will spin. This has happened many times in a day and then be fine for a few days. It works fine if shifted manually. Very dangerous when crossing intersections and not knowing if there will be any power to accelerate. The sudden jerk is hard to deal with in the wisconsin slippery weather conditions. I have seen many complaints on the web for the same issue.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the transmission was slipping which caused the vehicle to stall without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 80,000. Ad.
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud noise from the engine compartment and the transmission began slipping. The contact mentioned that the vehicle also stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.
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Transmission slipping in and out while in overdrive. 2nd transmission replacement on this vehicle in less than 100,000 miles.
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Impala. While driving at 30 mph, the transmission slipped and suddenly started to jerk violently. The contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled several times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician was not able to duplicate and diagnosed the failure. The vehicle was also taken to an authorized dealer who changed the transmission fluid and the filter. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic for further diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.
Trying to pull into heavy traffic the transmission slipped and had to let off accelerator to get transmission to shift. This left me half way out into traffic for just a second.
2006 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems. The consumer stated the transmission was slipping. She explained to the dealer, there was a recurring problem with the transmission. Each time, the consumer went to the dealer, she was informed they could not recreate the problem, and therefore no problem existed. Besides the transmission problem, there was a horrible ratcheting machine-gun type noise coming from behind the dash, when she changed the vent position. The loud noise lasted for about a minute and was almost ear-piercing. Also, the engine mount broke, the water pump, steering and tie rods failed, the engine burned excessive amount of oil, and the engine low oil light illuminated. The windows made a screeching sound, the sunroof would drag, the plastic headlight covered were fogged and faded. The tire pressure monitoring light was constantly on. On April 24, 2013. The consumer took the vehicle to an independent transmission shop to have them assess the same transmission slipping problem, she had been experiencing for seven years. They dropped the transmission pan, and they found fine metal, pieces of aluminum and clutch material in the pan.
Starting from stopped position, transmission slips when pressing gas pedal. No error codes. Also when comming to a complete stop, after stopping, the vehicle jerks, like it is going from neutral ino first gear.
First, I had to replace the rack and pinion steering. Could have been the steering knuckle, don't know. Then, I was driving about dusk and the low beams went dark. The car has an automatic switch that moves the headlights from daytime mode to nighttime. Local mechanic called the gm dealer and spoke with a gm mechanic. The gm mechanic told him the turnstalk assembly was defective and that they frequently replaced them on Impalas. I paid for both repairs out of pocket. Then, the heater would only work on the passenger side; heater blend door on driver's side was defective. Recently, I had the heater blend door repaired at my expense. Then, I had the transmission rebuilt at my expense. Gm would not assist with any of these repairs even though service bulletins existed on all of these issues. Looking at online discussion boards for this car I found all of these issues with numerous owners. The transmission would slip when going from first to second gear and then began bumping in other owners. What a lemon this car has become.
Transmission slams into gear from a start. Transmission will slip while stopped then jerk into gear and accelerate roughly. Dealer will not cover as it is intermittent.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that after exiting from a stop light, the vehicle lunged forward as though the transmission was slipping. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated there was a valve in the transmission that failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the issue who stated there were no recalls for the vehicle and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 63,000.
My transmission is slipping and sounds like a bearing is going out when I release the accelerator.
At a stop sign on signal, vehicle would not shift into 1st unless stepping hard on gas. Transmission would slip until engaging at higher rpm. This has happened on a number of occasions and has been taken to the dealer to be looked at. Dealer can't seem to replicate the issues I've had. Have had dealer service manager with me and it still would not to it. 10/1/2012. Doing the same thing. 83,000 miles. Gm and dealer aware of previous issues. Have not contacted dealer of gm this time. I give up.
I purchased a 2006 Impala ss, just recently after reaching 60,000 miles my transmission started slipping in 4th gear and overdrive at highway speeds. A short 300 miles later the transmission failed completely while driving home from work on the interstate. I had the car towed to a local transmission shop where I was told it either needed to be rebuilt or replaced. I had it rebuilt for $2442 all out of my own pocket because my powertrain warranty had already expired. Now a mere 3 months later and now currently at 69,200 miles the new transmission is showing the same exact symptoms it had when it failed the first time. Again with no warranty and repair costs over 2000 dollars I will soon be forced to replace the transmission again. Not to mention rental car costs and the inconvenience of having this happen twice within a year and 10,000 miles apart. Other recent issues include a check engine light on for a cylinder 6 misfire due to an oil fouled spark plug and burning or using a full quart of oil every 1000 miles I'm sure major engine repairs are soon to come. It almost makes me sick to my stomach knowing I still have 4 more years to pay on this vehicle and all of these problems under 70,000 miles majority of which are highway driven. Needless to say this will be the last gm vehicle I ever own.
On Tuesday morning on the freeway I noticed the rpms in my 2006 Impala ss jumping, I pushed on the gas pedal to accelerate and my transmission was slipping in overdrive. Is my transmission going out already? the car has 63000 miles on it.
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.
My vehicle has 73000 miles on it the transmission has been slipping and shifting hard since Nov 2011. I had the transmission serviced as advised by a dealership. No change I have a n extended warranty that covers the problem if the dealer ship finds the problem. I took it to the place I bought that car from . They had a mechanic get in test drive it with a hand held meter for about 15 minutes a. They reported that nothing showed up and the trans is fine. I took it home and the entire way there it slipped from astop position and shifted hard into gear. I owe over a year and a half still in payment's for the car and the extended warranty expires on April 22 20012 . I don't have much time to go what do I do. John b I have reported the car a nd dealer to bbs for what that is worth.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala.
Vehicle's transmission slips when accelerating, and also jerks when idling. This is a common issue that has been reported in multiple places by a large number of people. Issue has been increasing in frequency - making this car unsafe to drive, yet Chevrolet has not bothered to address the now obvious problem.
2006 Impala ss, transmission slipping, and not accelerating when initially depressing accelerator. Vehicle maintained appropriately at dealership. The filter and fluid changed at recommended intervals. I have monitored similiar complaints from other Impala owners. The transmission that Chevrolet developed for the Impala LS-lt-ss. Does not appear to be a quality part. And if Chevrolet does not do a better job or attempt to make this situation better, I to will move on to a foreign manufacturer. I have been a gm owner all of my life. I still own my 1988 Oldsmobile cutlas. This situation with all of these complaints "is just wrong".
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Solenoid problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||