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This version of the Impala hadn't changed much since its introduction for the 2000 model year. It handles fairly well and provides very good acceleration. But it isn't particularly well-finished. In addition, the ride is unsettled, the interior is noisy, fit and finish are subpar and the seats are uncomfortable.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Chevrolet Impala owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

“Had to replace the entire console. This is the second time”

Anonymous, UT (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“Gauges have not work for some time now for at least three or four years”

Rick K., KY (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Instrument panel needs replacing for directional and speedometer”

Anonymous, UT (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Instrument panel failed and was told it is a common problem and Chevy did not back this up. I had about 45000 miles on the car at the time”

John C., GA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Inaccurate readings, esp. speedometer”

Paul E., KS (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Debris from trees falls into area between windshield and body, then seems to be trapped deep inside between frame and exterior to the point that it has caused entire gauge system in dashboard to stop working, including temp, gas gauge, odometer! Can'”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS Unsure)

“speedometer not reading correctly”

Anonymous, MN (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“most gauges have failed..speedometer, gas gauge, tach., temp. gauge...all needed to be replaced with used parts. heating vent system failed and intermittent wipers do not work. electrical system on car is junk”

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Needle instruments (Fuel Gauge, Speedometer, Engine Temp) do not work”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Our dashboard gauges all failed in late 2013 (fuel, tachometer, and speedometer). This was subject to recall in the 2003 Silverado but no other Chevys, despite being widespread. $600 dealer repair Jan 2014”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)
Headlights

“High beam seems to 'overheat' and lights go out after a while driving and only switch back to low beam which function all the time”

Anonymous, KY (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“Problem with turn signals not working correctly. Traced to and replace the hazard switch”

William H., MN (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“The hazard light cluster was faulty and causing the blinkers to work sporadically. Mechanic had a hard time figuring it out. Dealer wanted $228 to fix, my mechanic only charged $123. It was a quick fix but lengthy diagnosis because whenever I brou”

Charlottel C., CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

“security alarm disabled horn eventually and then speed odometer went out also”

Timothy T., KY (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)
Interior lights

“Light to speedometer if turn to full, then light to clock goes black, and also other way= compromise half way and both are dimly lit”

Anonymous, KY (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“Impossible to change dash lights illuminating heat”

George H., MB (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“security alarm would go off randomly and burn up horn if not shut off ,finally took fuse out and it was new ,had fixed did it again”

Timothy T., KY (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)
Keyless entry

“Driver's side automatic lock stopped working. Must be manually addressed”

Kyle L., KS (2004 Chevrolet Impala)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

“This has been an excellent car the only real problems that I have is related to the age and mileage that the car has rubber.gets hard after so many years, other parts just e Wear out after years of service. Which they still made them this way. Is chevy offered better paint colors I would get another one”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Power steering pump died”

Anonymous, KS (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure 3.8-L V6)

“changed twice as in cold weather and turning to lock at either side it causes hose to fail. common problem according to mechanic”

George H., MB (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Loose steering and popping noise”

Darryl R., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

“During a routine check, mechanic showed me rust & weakness in suspension system that needed to be repaired”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“no grease in rotating shafts”

D- M S., NJ (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“I had to replace the entire rack and pinion steering assemblies”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)
Tie rods

“both tie rods had to be replaced”

Michael W., NY (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.8-L V6)

“Loose steering; rusted components”

Darryl R., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

“Took my car in for snow tire change, they claimed the tie rods on the left side were damaged”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Bearings are starting to go and struts need to be replaced, which is causing the uneven tire wear”

Kyle L., KS (2004 Chevrolet Impala)
Wheel bearings

“Both front wheel bearings wore out in the same week”

Michael W., NY (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.8-L V6)

“This is just from the amount of use this car got”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Replace power steering gear and rack assembly; replace steering shaft (clunking noise); replace LF wheel bearing; hub; front-end alignment”

Russell J., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

“When engine reaches operating temperature, the transmission begins to shift rough i.e. hard. Taking the car to have the transmission diagnosed 5/4/2017”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“The car will shift hard after several miles of stop and go driving. Shutting off the engine for a minute or so and restarting resolves the problem temporarily”

Andy H., IA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“An occasional slip when accelerating from a dead stop”

Anonymous, DE (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure 3.8-L V6)

“slow to shift / slips”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)

“Have slipping- just haven't had money to have it rebuilt yet, which is what they say it will take”

Joe B., NC (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“Just slips from a dead stop, if I accelerate quickly. catches in .5 seconds”

Jeffrey M., CO (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Shifts hard at times and sometimes slips. It is a cause for question, but have not done anything to fix considering the mileage on the car. Slipping and hard shifts started about 80,000 miles”

Chalres B., OK (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“It's slipping. We're going to have to replace it at some point”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS Unsure)

“The transmission slips when accelerating from a complete stop”

Deb G., CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“When starting from a standstill the car will begin to move then it locks into 1st gear with a joilt”

Wallace M., CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

“Transmission slips on acceleration”

George F., ON (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Transmission began slipping upon acceleration from a stop causing us to have to have the transmission rebuilt”

James C., NC (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“Failure”

Ron G., OH (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“airconditioning don't work”

Anthony D., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS Unsure)
Blower (fan) motor

“needed to replace the resistor / relay”

Jeffrey M., CO (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“It was actually the module not the blower motor that quit working”

William G., NY (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)
Condenser

“a/c does not cool at all during last 3 years”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)
Electrical failure

“The module that controls the blower motor quit working on seemingly the coldest day of the year. What used to be a $10 resistor is now a $100 computer module”

William G., NY (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Thermostat”

Henry W., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Heats only passenger side. This is the second AC/Heater unit I need to replace”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Moisture accumulating on windshield and water on floor. Thought it was sun roof leaking but it turned out to be heater core. Not cheap. Was disappointed with dealer. Made an appointment and then they didn't have the part. Took another day”

Charlottel C., CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“ABS light on all of the time but ABS still works”

Brian W., OH (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“system drags upon quick acceleration from a stop'”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Locked up”

David S., NJ (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“froze”

John M., PA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“I got 140,000 kms on my first set of brakes, 100,000 kms on my second set and only 63,000 on my third set before the rear brakes sounded rough. The service man called them "scaly" (but safe to drive), but I had the rear brakes replaced anyway”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)

“Rotors had to be replaced when they replaced my brake pads. There had been no indications that the brakes needs to be changed until the day before when I heard a growling noise so I was surprised when they had to change the rotors”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)
Master cylinder

“Was leaking, needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, LA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS Unsure)
Normal routine brake wear

“The lines developed leaks,, so I had them replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)

“Brake line failed resulting in almost immediate loss of braking”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

“Again only problems I have had are due to years of use and age and lots of miles”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Because of a poorly designed plastic intake manifold gasket, The coolant leaked into the engine oil and mixed this could have been resolved at the time of manufacture by using a metal gasket instead!”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“plastic elbows cracked and leaked. should use something other than plastic. but they replaced with plastic”

Robert T., IN (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.8-L V6)

“Overheating caused by thermostat”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“needed to replace manifold gaskets”

Bill D., NC (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“bad heads”

Richard P., PA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)
Thermostat

“The thermostat stuck closed causing overheating”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“The water pump froze and had to be replaced”

Russell B., GA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“I had to have the transmission rebuilt twice in 2 years. Then it went back 4 X for a problem with it going in reverse”

Anonymous, SC (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“Transmission started intermittently slipping around 50000 miles and totally failed at apx 170000 mi”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Had to replace the old transmission with a new one at a total cost of $3,636”

Anonymous, OR (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“we bought the car in 2006 and have replaced the transmission twice. it now needs to be replaced again. we are trading it in”

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)

“Transmission was worn out and was replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Transmission was rebuilt, but the slippage still exists to a lesser degree. Then, O-rings and a shift sensor were replaced, but the slippage still exists. This car is getting ready to go back to the shop for the third time to try to correct this”

James C., NC (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“Clear coat is pealing off. Just started in the last 5000 miles are so”

Chalres B., OK (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Peeling around the wheel wells and l ower body. Can' GM use a paint that last?”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“several locations: under front doors, a couple of blistering paint locations over body rust”

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“rusting out bottom of driver side door”

Anthony D., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS Unsure)

“vehicle developed rust spots 2 mos. after receiving car. commonly referred to as "rail rust". sunroof drainage system is blocked causing serious body rust to front fenders”

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Door panels and rocker panels are badly rusted ... I live in upstate NY where the winter roads are covered with salt”

Henry L., NY (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“Cylinder head warpage. required repair”

Rita G., OH (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

“Both heads were pitted from the dextron 2 and had to be replaced”

Richard P., PA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“had to have a new engine installed just after 6000 miles!!!”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

“at apx 180000 miles a head gasket leak developed between one of the cylinders and the water jacket”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Head gasket issue caused leaking of oil into radiator and was an expensive $2,000 repair”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)
Turbo or supercharger

“Needed to be completely rebuilt”

Anonymous, IA (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

“Standard replacement of old battery past warranty age”

Wallace M., CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8-L V6 supercharged)
Electronic ignition

“Intermittent failure to start. Had to have switch and keys replaced. This happened at least several months after the repair to fix the recall issue for ignition switch”

Anonymous, WA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)
Ignition switch

“Security system would not recognize the key and refuse to start the car”

B H., MI (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“Ignition switch replaced (recall by GM)”

Russell J., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Needed to replace an engine mount. Regular replacing of worn brakes and rotors”

Anonymous, UT (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Oik pan is developing rust related holes and small leaks”

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Oil leaks irritating since I have to protect garage floor, but rarely need to add oil”

Anonymous, HI (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

“ENGINE OIL LEAKS ON THE GARAGE FLOOR”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

“The interior lights are not worked in a while either”

Rick K., KY (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

“Boggs down acceleration at start up”

Anonymous, WI (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“Loud exhaust”

Henry W., IL (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)
Muffler

“replaced muffler for the second time in 4 years”

Steve V., MA (2004 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

“no heat in passenger area”

D- M S., NJ (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)
Windows

“Electric window driver's side stopped working, had to replace entire dr side window system, possibly it was just the switch control unit”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS Unsure)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“Check engine light came on”

Anonymous, VA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

“Information screen failed and would completely discharge battery. Dealer disconnected the screen and I do not loose battery power now”

John C., GA (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“The car has never been a tight or quiet”

Anonymous, UT (2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.4-L V6)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Oct 26 2015
Engine oil that drips onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold may result in a fire.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold.
What should you do:
The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. Under the improved remedy, dealers will replace the engine¿s front valve cover and gasket. Vehicles that are covered by recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, or 15V-201 that have not yet received the original remedy will instead receive the improved remedy under the original recall number. The recall began on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Oldsmobile customer service at 1-800-442-6537 and Pontiac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 15757. Note: Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners are advised to park their vehicle outside since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V701000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1003556
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Apr 06 2015
The leaking engine oil can drip onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on April 2, 2015, that they are is recalling certain model year 2004 Buick Regal vehicles manufactured April 9, 2003, to June 1, 2003, 2004 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured April 8, 2003, to June 23, 2003, and 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles manufactured April 7, 2003, to June 23, 2003. On May 18, 2015, GM expanded the recall to cover an additional 49,751 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles manufactured January 6, 2003, to June 25, 2004. In the affected vehicles, the valve cover gasket may leak.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will remove the plastic cover and plastic oil fill tube extension and replace the front valve cover and gasket. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall began on April 24, 2015. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14574.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V201000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 330742
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Jul 03 2014
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 5,877,718 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2005 Malibu Classic, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2014. GM's number for this recall is 14350.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V400000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5877718
STEERING
Feb 17 2009
A BROKEN STEERING KNUCKLE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
DORMAN IS RECALLING 979 STEERING KNUCKLES, DORMAN P/NOS. 697-902 AND 697-903, SOLD UNDER DORMAN'S "OE SOLUTIONS<SUP>TM</SUP>" BRAND NAME, AND NAPA P/NOS. 7-8502 AND 7-8503 WHICH WERE SOLD FOR REPLACEMENT USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. A POTENTIAL MATERIAL OR DESIGN DEFECT COULD RESULT IN THE STEERING KNUCKLE BREAKING IN THE HUB AREA.
What should you do:
DORMAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE STEERING KNUCKLES FREE OF CHARGE AND REIMBURSE THE REPAIR FACILITY OR OWNER FOR LABOR. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 23, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DORMAN'S TOLL-FREE HOTLINE AT 1-800-523-2492 AND PRESS 5.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET DORMAN STEERING KNUCKLES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 979
STEERING
Oct 17 2008
IF THE WELD FAILS, LOSS OF STEERING COULD RESULT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DORMAN PRODUCTS IS RECALLING 3,900 INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFTS DORMAN PART NOS. 425-151, 425-152, AND 425-153, (SOLD UNDER DORMAN'S "OE SOLUTIONS" BRAND NAME), BALKAMP #'S 7-3057, 7-3058, 7-3059 (SOLD UNDER THE "NAPA" BRAND NAME), AND PLATINUM PARTS #'S 2425151, 2425152, AND 2425153 MANUFACTURED DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2007. THESE REPLACEMENT STEERING SHAFTS CAN BE USED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE WELD CONNECTING THE INNER TUBE TO THE OUTER TUBE MAY BE DEFECTIVE.
What should you do:
DORMAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE STEERING SHAFTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 16, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DORMAN TOLL FREE AT 1-800-523-2492.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO DORMAN'S OE SOLUTIONS BRAND NAME, BALKAMP'S NAPA BRAND, AND THE PLATINUM BRAND STEERING SHAFTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E063000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3855
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES
Mar 12 2007
FUEL MAY LEAK, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Summary:
CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, P/NOS. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, AND FP10027-11B1, SOLD AFTER JANUARY 9, 2007, AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE UNIVERSAL PRESSURE REGULATORS (UPR) WERE PRODUCED WITHOUT AN O'RING AND RETAINER.
What should you do:
DELPHI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE UPR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 23, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DELPHI AT 877-411-8770.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED BY GENERAL MOTORS.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E021000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 742
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Jun 23 2004
DEPENDING ON WHETHER ONE OR BOTH BOLTS BACKS OUT OR FRACTURES, THE RESULT CAN BE LOCKING OF THE AFFECTED WHEEL DURING BRAKING AND AN ABRUPT STEERING INPUT IN THE DIRECTION OF THE LOCKED WHEEL, REDUCED BRAKING AND NOISE FROM THE AFFECTED WHEEL, OR SEVERING OF A BRAKE HOSE, INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL, AND REDUCED STEERING CONTROL. REDUCED BRAKING OR STEERING CONTROL COULD CAUSE A CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH LOWER THAN SPECIFIED TORQUE ON BOTH FRONT BRAKE CALIPER TO STEERING KNUCKLE ATTACHMENT BOLTS. WITH IMPROPER TORQUE, THE CLAMP LOAD AT THE JOINT MAY NOT BE ADEQUATE TO PREVENT MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE CALIPER BRACKET AND KNUCKLE.
What should you do:
DEALERS ARE TO TIGHTEN BOTH BOLTS TO THE SPECIFIED TORQUE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 28, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET 1-800-630-2438 OR PONTIAC 1-800-620-7668.
For more information:
RECALL NO. 04049.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V287000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 47991
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