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Wheel Problems of Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala owners have reported 72 problems related to wheel (under the wheel category).

car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 1
Failure Date: 08/28/2014

Horrible shimmy/shake when coming to a stop, even after replacing brakes and rotors. Uneven wear pattern on tires (especially the front). Inner tread and outer tread bald, even after front end alignment. Also feels like there's some steering issues to work out as well. We've done everything possible to make it not shake/wear tires, but nothing has helped. General motors has been of absolutely no help either!.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

While driving at highway speed, noticed some vibration from rear tires. Checked tires when I got home. Rear tires have extreme tread wear on the inside edge. This wear is hidden because it is on the very inside edges of the tires, and you don't notice when looking at the tires from the side of the car. Most of the tire you can see looks normal. The wear is on the inner most 5% of the tread. And it is extreme wear, all the way through the steel belts. I researched and found a gm service bulletin for 2007-8 Impala tire wear and suspension problems like this. But that bulletin only called for service on models with police suspension in the rear. The solution required replacement spindle arms to be installed. Called gm and they will not replace my consumer spindles. But I have the same problem. This tire wear has caused bow outs and crashes if you look at reports that a google search can find. Search for Impala spindle and tire wear. You will be amazed at how obvious this deadly defect is.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 3
Failure Date: 04/08/2014

4 michelin hydroedge st p225/60r16 97t tires have only 11,020 miles since purchase and are showing heavy cracks in the outer circumference tread portion of the tire. . It appears to me that the tread has a bad compound mix. . Three of the tires show production code m33vf6wx5208. The other tire shows m33vf6w4008. .

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 4
Failure Date: 04/04/2014

In the fall 2010 I purchased the 2006 Impala with nearly 19,000 miles on it. . From the start I was having problems losing air with one of the tires, and each time I took it in, was told it was fixed. At the beginning of 2013 I started pumping air into that one tire every 3,4, days, and the grinding noise I heard since April of 2013, ( at which time it passed inspection) progressed into not being able to steer at all. On April 4, 2014,(car inspection time) I managed to bring the car to the dealership I purchased from. After spending $921. For the yearly NY state inspection, four new tired, the problem with the deflating tire, the power steering , I thought everything is "ok". Not so. As I drove the car home, I heard this loud humming noise. I thought I purchased some bad tires??? so I drove the car a little longer, hoping the noise will subside. Not so!!. So, on may 20, this year 2014 I again took the Impala to the dealership. After replacing a front wheel bearing and another bill for $526. I needed to talk with one of the owners. At which time I also discussed the steering wheel problem. He gave me all kinds of explanation. . . . . And reduced the bill to $356. . After incurring a total sum of 1,278. I do not know who to blame. The car manufacturer???, the dealer???? or my lack of car knowledge. I am a single 75 year old woman, on a very limited ss income who thought this car should last my lifetime. I drove other cars before, and never experienced such heartache as I do now. As of today 5/20/2014 the mileage on the vehicle is 43,882. I kept this car in the garage, as you can see by the mileage, this should have not happen.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 5
Failure Date: 04/02/2014

Goodyear eagle ls2 tires. Vibration at 60 mph chev dealer checked vechile recently and said that in 3 of the 4 tirs, the steel bands had shifted and that the tires should be replaced as soon as possible.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 6
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

My 2006 Chevrolet Impala is experiencing problems with the tire pressure monitoring system, as well as the remote keyless entry system. Both systems use the same antenna in the vehicle, and the module controlling each system is defective. Many times a day while driving, an alert will appear saying "service tire monitoring system" and I will lose readings of my tire pressures. Mandated in 2005, tpms systems are as important as air bags and seat belts in vehicles, so this is a serious safety concern. I recently had a flat tire that could have resulted in a blowout on the expressway had I not visually checked the tire because the tpms system was not working correctly. I have found a service bulletin regarding the issue with a document id of 1990156. I have contacted gm about the issue and was told that it was no longer covered by the original vehicle warranty and a service bulletin is not enough for them to replace the equipment without charging myself, the consumer. This safety issue needs to be addressed because these systems are in place to increase the safety of the vehicle and they are not serving that purpose due to poor design right out of the factory. In addition to the failure of the tpms system, the defect also makes the remote keyless entry system useless due to extremely poor range (~2 feet). This is more of a convenience issue, but it is still caused by the same defect.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 7
Failure Date: 03/13/2014

Swerved to miss a deer, ran off the road hit a light pole on passenger side,tore off front tier and suspension, car rolled a couple of times, blew out most of the windows, tore up the whole interior, slid into a guard rail and landed up right, and none of the air bags deployed! I broke my shoulder, collar bone and hand, the car had brand new tires.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 8
Failure Date: 02/28/2014

This car is so dangerous due to incredible wear on the tread on nearly new tires. All 4 tires are very worn when the tires have only 10,0000 miles on them. We are slipping and sliding on wet roads. Even though we have had the car aligned -- there is something wrong with this car!!!!.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 9
Failure Date: 02/26/2014

While traveling at highway speed in light blowing snow, vehicle began to vibrate. Vibration was extreme and constant. After contacting two Chevrolet dealerships we were advised it was a common problem with snow building up on rims. We were advised to power wash the inside of the rims. This was done and the problem was fixed. During the approximate 800 mile trip in and out of snow this had to be done twice. Chevrolet was contacted and we were advised there was nothing they could do. The vibration becomes violent enough that highway speeds are not obtainable and the vehicle is hard to control. This forced us to travel below the posted minimum freeway speed until an exit with a power wash available.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 10
Failure Date: 02/21/2014

Just bought the car 3 weeks ago with brand new tires on them, and now the rear tires are going bald on the inside of the vehicle. Going to dealership on Saturday to get new tires that they are paying for on the back, but I dont know why this is happening. Very unsatisfied with gm product, I want in on that lawsuit that is going against gm for this faulty year.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 11
Failure Date: 02/12/2014

Shorting of the driver side headlight, tired system alert warning on.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 12
Failure Date: 12/11/2013

The first time was in Dec. 2013. Everytime I backed up I heard a clunk. I took it to the dealership and was told it was a bad right rear wheel hub. I was in luck because it was covered by my extended warranty minus the 100. 00 deductable. The car only had 40,000 miles on it. The second time was today,3/14/2014. I went in for a state inspection and was told that the right front hub was bad. The warranty covered it again. The car only has 42,190 on it. Only 2000 miles between occurances. Something is seriously wrong here. Also I was just told of a recall on the power steering hose. Does this include my 2012 Impala?.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 13
Failure Date: 12/05/2013

I started my car and the check engine light and the service traction control lights both came on. My back tires then began to spin when driving and the car made a scary noise.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 14
Failure Date: 11/11/2013

In November of 2013 I noticed wierd tire wear on my 07 Impala lt (rear). . Thought it was due to low grade tires so I purchased a two better tire for the rear. . March 16 2014 I received a flat while parked. . . Attempted to change and inside tire wear four months brand new tires destroyed. So I researched why this would happen and found out that gm had class action lawsuit against them for know about this and only recalling law enforcement issued Impala's. I purchased the car 2010 and November 2013 is when I first seen problem.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 15
Failure Date: 08/22/2013

The lug nuts on my vehicle seem to somehow loosen themselves. The front driver tire will make noise then I look at the nuts to find that they are loose. Then when I grab the tire iron to tighten them, they either a) came loose again later, or b) the nut completely comes off. . . With part of the part the nut goes on still inside. I mean the entire part breaks and can't be fixed without replacing the entire axle. As of right now there are only 3 of the 5 nuts holding the tire on and the others broke.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala 16
Failure Date: 07/18/2013

I was driving home from work and the car started acting like it was uneven. I got to where I could pull over and found a balloon growing out of the side of my tire. The car is not that old and the tires in my past Impala's have lasted much longer. I am not happy with this. I had to call someone to help me so that it didn't explode and cause more damage.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 17
Failure Date: 05/02/2013

While driving on a straight street past an intersection, a car ran the stop sign and hit the right sid corner of the passenger door and dahaged the right reat wheel causing a 180 spin and sliding into the curb damaging the left wheels and steering doing $10,000 damage. The problem I am writing about is that the airbags did not activate. I have to wonder why and are they going to activate if I have another crash.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 18
Failure Date: 04/07/2013

I was driving on the hwy when the message appear on the boar "engine power reduce " I was scared because I have never had that problem. I when online and saw that people were having the same problem. It was weird because they all seen to be in the same month like if it was program to happen. So I want an explanation on what's going on with my car? what's the message about? do I have to change the motor ? I just don't know what to do anymore this car has a lot of problem I just want some answers . Thanks for reading.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 19
Failure Date: 03/16/2013

When my Impala first started to display the engine power reduce message. I was told that it was the accelerator pedal position sensor. So I change the gas pedal the engine light when off for about two weeks. Then my car cut off one day as I was on my way to work. When I went to get it check they told me it might be the alternator and then it was the throttle body. Then there was nothing wrong with it but my car is now park and refuse to stay running. It will start only to cut off a mile or so into driving.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 20
Failure Date: 02/23/2013

Chevrolet Impala displays excessive wear on the inside of the rear tires. I am assuming it is the rear tires as online searches describe the same condition affect the rear tires. The tires were rotated every time the oil was changed, so the front tires show some wear but not nearly the same amount of damage. It is my guess this wearing started before the most recent tire rotation. The tires are worn to the point the cords are showing along the inside of the rear tires. The tire is very rounded on the inside edge of each tire while the outside edge of each tire looks like they did when new. The tires are michelin hydroedge tires with approximately 50,000 miles, they are rated for 90,000 miles. Online information says this is a problem with the spindle rods. There is a pending class action lawsuit against "new gm" to honor design problems of "old gm. " gm order a recall on all police Impalas from 2007-2008 withing a VIN range to replace the spindle rods. Bulletin no. 08032a. Also search document pic5406a for more information. This is a severe safety problem which could lead to tire failure while operating the vehicle. !!!.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 21
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

Excessive tire wear, driver side rear tire inside wears abnormally. Suspect rear wheel spindle rod, which was recalled for police model but not civilian model for rear wheel misalignment. Danger of wear not being noticed since it is excessive on the inside of tire which could result in a tire blow out and crash.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 22
Failure Date: 12/12/2012

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 30 mph, the rear driver side wheel made a thud sound. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the spare tire screws inside the trunk were tightened; however, the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer again. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 23
Failure Date: 11/15/2012

We purchased the car new from grand prize Chevrolet. At about 8000 miles I noticed uneven wear on the front tires and called the dealer. I was told that the warranty only covered wheel alignment for the first 6000 miles. Accordingly, I took the car to tire kingdom, a tire dealer, and had the car aligned. At 20,000 miles I again noticed uneven wear in the tires and took the car back to tire kingdom. They aligned it again and said it was ok. It wasn't. At about 35,000 miles it was aligned again by tire kingdom and I put in new tires. The store manager, [xxx] told me he had done the alignment himself and that all was within specs. At 52000 miles one of the tires failed. It was all worn on the inside edge where I had not noticed the uneven wear. I then took the vehicle to maroone Chevrolet who told me they could not align the car without the installation of what they call a "camber kit" because my 2008 Impala had no other way of having the camber adjusted. In summary: my 2008 Impala was misaligned when I purchased it and 52000 miles later is still misaligned because the manufacturer failed to include camber adjustment in the design. Neither the manufacturer or the dealer accepts responsibility for this defect, have not issued a recall and will not fix the problem unless we pay their blackmail. However, according to reports on the internet, a recall for this very same problem was issued by the manufacturer for police vehicles. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 24
Failure Date: 11/15/2012

Was driving 35 mph,in a 40 mph zone,steering locked up and hit a curve. . Could not steer,then after I hit curve . Steering went back to normal. . I'm not going to drive a car thats unsafe. . .

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 25
Failure Date: 11/01/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the rear driver's side tire blew without warning. The contact also mentioned that the problem had occurred on three separate occasions with three different tires placed on the rear driver's side. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala 26
Failure Date: 10/11/2012

Traction active message comes on turn traction control turns and abs light comes on when I put car in reverse, pull forward turn wheels to right it makes a noise nit a grinding noise but close and when message comes up anc I apply brakes it makes that noise.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Impala 27
Failure Date: 08/22/2012

I purchased my brother-in-law's car in March. In August, while I was parked outside a friend's home, the car caught fire. No one was in the car and the keys were with me. After online investigation, we found that the car had a recall on it in 2009. My brother-in-law was never notified so neither were we. Our first step was to contact gm who said there was nothing they planned on doing about this. We contacted the bbb who also contacted gm. Gm then called us and again said there was nothing they could do. I feel there is plenty they can do. What about if my daughter and I had been in the car? how about if I had needed time off from work? I had to purchase another vehicle I was not prepared to purchase. We have the recall information, pictures from the fire, and a letter from gm if you are interested. I feel there must be some sort of compensation for this. The recall was because of their mess up in the factory and they failed to notify my brother-in-law. If gm had done what they were supposed to do, the fire would never have happened.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala 28
Failure Date: 06/21/2012

Had the car in for normal inspection and was informed I had uneven rear tire wear on rear tires. . They had to grind the rear spindle to get proper four wheel alignment 2011. 12 months late 2012 was informed in 2012 inspection had to replace all four tire and four wheel alignment and have two rear spindle bolt to complete job. There was never a mention of the class action lawsuit or if the dealer would stand hind the product and warranty the work done.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 29
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

Tire blowout. Due to defective rear suspension that caused tires to be misaligned. The defective spindles caused the weight of the car to ride on the very inside corners of the rear tires. 90% of the tire wear was on 10% of the tires. This caused the hidden inside one inch of the tire to wear through the tire safety belts, expose the tire threads, and then blowout. Both rear tires did this. The pictures are stunning to see how much of the tire tread looks perfect and how devastating the wear was to the inner most inch. To most people looking at the tires from the side, they looked fine. No one expects the damage they don't see hidden from daily view. The tire wear is extremely accelerated once it reaches the soft material just under the tread. It can go from thin tread to a hole in the safety belt material in 1000 miles of wear. Gm issued technical service bulletin in 2008 about this exact symptom, but only called for repair of police model Impalas. They have not called for repair of similar general public owners models. So we did not know until we had a blowout. The dealer would do nothing because it was not a police car covered in the TSB. We paid for 4 new times, and alignment. But the problem still exists. The new tires are wearing out the same. There is little winter traction in the rear because of such small amount of tread on the road.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 30
Failure Date: 05/07/2012

2007 Impala ss that I have owned since April 2011 and bought with 24,000 miles. The problem is with rear tires on the car wearing witihin one month after replacing, the instalation of tires is followed by a professional alignment and the tires still wear down to the wires. I have been through several sets of tires and alignments since I purchased the car and have not yet found a fix other than tires and alignment. Documents have indicated that there are bad rear spindle rods on the rear of the car that gm has aknowledged are present and gm failed to repair them on all 2007-2008 Impalas with the exception of police vehicles (approximately 23,000 police duty cars out of 450,000+ affected). Gm will not replace these under warranty and I cannot find a repair for the issue. The car will slip out of alignment within a few days or weeks and cause very dangerous driving conditions if driven on rain, snow or any slippery surface, causing the car to sway in the rear, hydroplane and even lose control. This is an enourmous safety hazard for Impala owners and also other drivers that may have an accident due to this issue.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 31
Failure Date: 03/30/2012

Bought the car Jan 2012. Car has 31,000 mi. The inside of rear tires are wearing out. Had car aligned mechanic says tires need replaced. It looks to me by all of the reports of the same problem. There is definitly a mechanical issue here. Maybe NHTSA should check this out.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala 32
Failure Date: 02/26/2012

I purchased a 2008 Impala on January 14, 2012 and the inner tires on the rear were worn almost to the metal cord. I slid off the road on February 26, 2012. When I took the car to the repair shop the front left wheel bearing was loose and also the outer tire rod on the front left was also loose. The auto repair specialist informed me that the suspension on the Impala is a common concern. I was also informed that gm recalled the 2008 Impala but only the police cars.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala 33
Failure Date: 12/30/2011

Bought 2006 Impala lt used in June 2009 with 41,000 miles replaced the factory tires didn't like the way they rode. Started hearing a grinding noise that got louder with acceleration mechanic said all four tires were bad wearing on the inside. The tires only have 21,000 miles on them and most of my tires last me 40,000 minimum. Did some online research found numerous complaints about premature wear for tires on chevy Impalas. Looking at another $500 + for brand new tires if the place I bought them doesn't uphold the warranty which is for 50,000 miles/5 years. I really like this car but there a numerous problems major and minor gm needs to focus more on quality.

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