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Transmission Gear Slipping Problems of Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 29 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 01/28/2015

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.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 06/07/2014

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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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 08/28/2013

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.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

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.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 09/18/2012

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.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 08/08/2012

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 07/02/2012

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 05/13/2012

My transmission is slipping and sounds like a bearing is going out when I release the accelerator.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 02/14/2012

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 02/06/2012

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 01/25/2012

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 11/04/2011

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 11/02/2011

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.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 09/21/2011

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.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 09/19/2011

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".

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 08/27/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate the transmission slip. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. In addition, the contact mentioned that he believed that the rack and pinion, and the front struts were faulty as well. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 06/13/2011

Transmission slipping and finally no forward or reverse gears. Broke down Monday morning after being into gm dealer Friday for a check up with no problems or issues found.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

I was at a stop sign, whne I went to pull onto the highway, the transmission slipped and hesitated! I took it to gm dealer and was told they could find no problem with it! it would acually have to go bad before they could do anything about it! now I have 68000 miles on it, and the problem happens daily! two days ago, when pulling on to the highway, it hesitated again, but this time there was a semi coming! luckily it finally took hold and I could procede! I saw on the internet, that this is a comman problem for this vehicle!! why, doesnt gm fix it?? also, I have had my car in for engine problems, they have removed the enginge from the car, and "decarboned the cylinder"! now about 30000 miles later it has the same problem again!.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

Letter to the administrator from reporting transmission slips intermittently in his 2007 Chevrolet Impala ss the consumer stated the transmission problem usually happened when starting from a standstill or while moving at a slow speed. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection where they checked the shift points, checked the computer for faults and installed a software update in the computer. The transmission fluid was in satisfactory condition. The dealer stated they were unable to observe any problems with the vehicle.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 11/15/2010

In the fall of 2010, I took my 2006 chevy Impala ss to a chevy dealer for an oil change. While waiting for my vehicle, I was advised by the mechanic I should have the transmission flushed. I questioned him because there was only 60k miles on the car, also, had not noticed anything while driving that would indicate that being needed. I had the flush done anyway, and, since then, the transmission began slipping from a complete stop. It wasn't bad at first, only happened once in a great while. I took the car to the same shop that flushed the transmission to check on it, only to have them tell me there was no problem and they were unable to replicate the problem. I now have 80k miles on the car and the problem is getting worse, the slip happens almost every time I accelerate from a dead stop and I also feel torque shudder while at higher speeds. I have done research and this seems to be a common issue. I am driving the car but am very nervous doing so. I feel this can be a serious safety issue not knowing when the transmission will engage or disengage.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 11/10/2010

I got my car March 2006 ran smooth for two years then problems started. First my driver side window fell . Next when I turn on my heat or a. C loud tapping sounds occur for about 5mins. Third when I turn my steering wheel to the left it make a popping sound. And the worst of all my transmission is slipping. Everyone I know with chevy Impala are having some of the same problems. Something need to be done!!!!1.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 06/14/2010

I purchased a 2007 chevy Impala lt with 52,000 on 5. 27. 10. The car is unsafe, makes loud road noise, the tires are wearing out funny, even tho the car was perfect when I bought it. The brand new tires are wearing out funny, I took it to 2 shops, had rotors replaced that were warped, balanced, and rotated tires, tomorrow getting it aligned again, the dealer aligned it when I purchased it less than a month ago. The tires also need balanced again even tho I got it done a week ago. I don't feel safe driving this car it has a serious defect with the car not the tires, some kind of alignment problem a gm defect, and I'm seeing alot of others same the same thing as me on the forums about the 2007 Impala. The transmission slips when taking off from a light in city at low speeds, I push the gas peddle just a little bit to speed up like a car is designed to do but the rpms go up but the car does not speed up to keep up with traffic, I push the gas peddle down half way and the overdrive kicks in without expecting it and it speeds up like a rocket in 30mph traffic. The car struggles and kicks its overdrive in to just speed up in the city, something isn't right with this. Im afraid to drive on the highway with the tire wear issue, the tires are being ruined and no excuse for it. Im saving and filing all repairs done to my Impala. . . I really am afraid to drive this car over 50mph, I don't think my life should be at risk because gm slapped together a car without making it safe. I don't feel safe driving the car, it doesn't handle or stir that well either, not very responsive. I'm shocked that gm put out such a vehicle, it's a mess and I don't get it? it's a factory problem gm overlooked and not willing to recall. They should considering it's unsafe. The car has other issues as well. . A warning light came up saying driver side airbag not working, it corrected itself and went away, I hope the airbags are working properly? my girlfriend sits in that seat. I want her safe.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

I am writing to complain about the 4t65e-hd transmission in general motor's lineup of v8 powered w-body platform cars. I have experienced many issues of this transmission slipping and hesitating on acceleration from a stop. I have been experiencing the issue for about 30k miles now. The car is not beaten, or driven hard at all. All my routine maintenance has been done. I first took it to the dealer to complain about the slipping transmission, and even though the tech felt the transmission issue, I was told that unless the transmission is throwing a code, there is nothing that they could do for me. I have put about $500 into work on this transmission so far with minimum success. I have flushed the transmission totally, which seemed to have fixed the transmission for about a week. Another thing that I attempted per the reccomendation of a gm master tech was to change the valve body. Which I did and it corrected the issue for 3 days. Now the transmission is slipping when driving on the highway at a constant speed/rpm. . Almost like it feels the motor is misfiring. I have checked the fluid level, and the fluid. The level is fine and the fluid is not burnt. I feel that gm needs to step up and rectify the problem of these garbage transmissions. I have owned 2 other cars with the same transmission (95 monte carlo z34 and a 01 pontiac gtp). Both vehicles experienced these same issues and the transmissions blew up. Why would gm continue to use such a weak major component. I know of 100+ other v8 w-body owners experiencing these same issues.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 04/16/2008

Transmission started slipping on 04/16/08. I then took the vehicle to henderson Chevrolet on 04/17/08 for a transmission flush. On 04/18/08 the transmission progressively got worse and is undriveable. I am currently in the process of having repairs made.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 26
Failure Date: 02/18/2007

The vehicle was purchased in March 2007 and is used as a commuter car from new oxford, PA to washington, DC daily. I average 750 miles per week. Last fall when the vehicle had just over 90,000 miles, I began having problems first with the cruise control dropping off speed and not resetting. This quickly advanced to a shuttering feel when accelerating and occasionally picking up speed and within 50 miles the car refused to move after a stop light. I turned it off and restarted the engine and after putting it into drive, managed to get it to a nearby former chevy dealer. They determined the transmission was totally slipping and required replacement. Chevy stood by the 100k power-train warranty with a no-cost replacement and installed a new transmission, issuing a 12,000 mi warranty. Today, at 111,000 miles, less than 20,000 into the new transmission, the problem returned. The first time it was on flat ground and I was simply a stalled nuisance in traffic. This time, I was going up a hill and had stopped for a light. The car began to roll back down the hill, I had difficulty braking and nearly got struck by a large truck. It would not move forward until I turned off the engine and then with a thuds and jerks I was able to move it to a safe parking spot. This time I did not have the difficulty with the cruise control but did have a bit of what I now recognize was transmission slip but I attributed to the anti-slip brakes on ice. This happened a couple of times. From the early shudders, less than 400 miles elapsed. I was fortunate both times.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 27
Failure Date: 02/29/2004

I currently own a 2001 Chevrolet Impala LS, 3. 8l v6. Before 36,000 miles I took my car to the dealership. The vehicle was running poorly and when it was cold the transmission would slam into gear. Dealer made some repairs and told me the fuel system needed to be serviced. I declined the fuel service at the time and the transmission slamming into gear from a cold start continued. The problem worsened at 47,000 miles. I took the car back to the dealer and after 2 days I was told that the problem was the fuel system service. At 50,000 miles the transmission began slipping severely. I tried to get the car home and it failed to engage while pulling into traffic. I got the car home to perform the 50,000 mile service to the transmission and found a handful of metal in the pan. Had the car towed to the dealership and found out that the transmission was completely totalled. Gm only offered to pay for half the repair costs. There is no recommended service before 50,000 miles and I don't feel I should be responsible for the repairs on this vehicle. I have owned it less than 3 years.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 28
Failure Date: 01/28/2003

Customer states transmission slips, no shift, won't move forward or backwards,diagnosis found input carrier broken metal fragments all over transmission, replace parts and recon and clean case.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Impala 29

While driving transmission slipped gears and lurched forward. Dealer replaced the original transmission with a rebuilt transmission. The rebuilt transmission also slipped gears and lurched forward. When vehicle was brought to the dealer on first failure of transmission, consumer noticed that the color of the fluid in the trans axle was different from the one in the bottle. Consumer decided to replace the transaxle and fluid after vehicle was driven for a number of miles because the fluid color gets darker. After repair, just after warranty period, transmission blew up then vehicle quit driving forward; transmission technician and could not tell the cause of failure. Consumer spoke to the service department manager and said there was a possibility of an axle bearing or bearing failure.