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This version of the Chevrolet Impala was competitive in its class, but there were better choices. While ride and handling are sound, they lag behind those of many competitors. On the other hand, the revised interior is comfortable and has logical controls. Still, wind noise is notable and the engine isn't particularly refined.
Alerts
There are 3 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.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
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The 2007 Chevrolet Impala has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Fuel System
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Electric System
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Climate 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 2007 Chevrolet Impala owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“Rear wheels could not be aligned properly from new. The rear chassis had to be modified and still could not keep alignment correct- car ate 5 sets of tires so far none lasted more than 20,000 miles”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Dealer says they need to be replaced bout another front end shop says they are still OK”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Vertical control arm bushings needed replacement”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“It has leaked for the last two years but has not completely went out yet”

Dennis G., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Power steering fluid was leaking from the rear seal of the transmission”

Tom R., SK (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“needed a new hose, old hose rubbing on frame causing worn spot”

Ron B., ON (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 5.3-L V8)

“My GM service provider brought the problem to my attention before I experienced problems driving. I was originally warned that the problem would be need attention soon and would cost $350 to fix - but when it was time to actually fix the problem, th”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Something else broke, a hose I think, and that caused the power steering to go out, so I couldn't drive the car. Had to get both hoses/belts replaced”

Anonymous, KS (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“I had to replace the power steering pump more than once, the steering became stiff and locked up on the highway at one point causing a dangerous situation. A weak individual would not have been able to turn the steering wheel and could have wrecked”

Nathaniel N., IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Broken left rear strut tower”

Richard G., IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

“tie rods probably were impaired by terrible roads”

Fred P., ON (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“The left tie rod end was loose which allowed the wheel and tire to move around a little”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“wear and tear at 200000 miles”

Barbara P., WI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“Hub bearing went bad at 125000miles”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Wheel bearings had some free play causing a vibration in the front end at certain speeds. Replaced both front bearings”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Wheel bearing made noise required replacement of wheel hub”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Wheel bearing SEAL leak”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.5-L V6)

“rear spring completely collapsed. Very expensive repair since both sides of car had to be done”

Wayne Y., ON (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Steering Gear (Short Rack) repair & Hub bearing assembly $1,500”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.5-L V6)

“I honestly just trusted my GM service provider when they told me that I needed this work. I never experienced an problems driving the car”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“Clicking sound when turning wheel”

Robert D., NJ (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“oil leak from engine and a seal on wheel”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

“Oil gasket leak”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Leaks on driveway, needed to add extra oil periodically”

Anonymous, KS (2007 Chevrolet Impala Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“I noticed oil leakage ~ took to garage for repairs”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.5-L V6)

“Crankcase oil leak had to be fixed twice”

Anonymous, ND (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“Have had one oil leak fixed and it now there is another leak”

Alex P., KY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“I had an oil leak that caused me to have to replace an Engine mount and various other parts on the car”

Will T., MO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Lower intake gasket leaking”

Richard G., IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Engine seals are leaking. Won't replace them, costs too much”

Daniel V., WI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Engine developed oil leaks at gaskets twice in previous year. Gaskets were replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“1400 dollars in repairs for oil leak that dripped on engine mount, now a leak between engine and transmission which be another 1400 dollars”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Both transmission and Engine seals have leaked”

Tom R., SK (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“With only 140000 miles we began having trouble with leaks. The oil leak was a $2500 fix., then the tie rods, $2000, it was a nice , and expensive car considering the good care we gave it”

Pandora W., ID (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“A worn out gasket led to an oil leak that was the most expensive fix due to the labor required”

Nathaniel N., IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Minor leak around oil pressure sensor”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“We have a continual issue with oil leaking out of the engine which so far we have been unable to repair”

Jeffrey S., AL (2007 Chevrolet Impala Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“There is a slow leak of oil. Rewuires top-up of oil between oil changes. would be expensive to fix”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Actually it had several leaks at once at bout 118000 miles. I dont recall which but oil and 6 others. It spent 3 weeks in the Chevy dealer due to waiting for parts and the large amount of work involved in the repairs. Cost was over 3000 dollars”

Carolyn P., PA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“The compressor failed on a trip in July 2016. It cost us $765.00 at a local repair shop to replace it (parts and labor)”

Robert K., NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Makes a continuous clicking sound even when engine is turned off for several minutes”

Alex P., KY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“A/C compressor failed and was replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Due to a poor design a piece of moulding fell into the blower fan when a repair shop was inspecting the cabin air filter. It cost $280.00 to replace the motor and fan which apparently came as a unit. I was reimbursed by the shop for this repair since it occurred when they were servicing my vehicle for a routine oil change”

Robert K., NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“air conditioner wouldn,t work when turning the switch in any position. we replaced the blower, the control and wiring harness”

Anonymous, KY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“gear that switches from outside air to inside has apparently stripped”

Andrew T., NC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“The fan door actuator went out. Over $300 repair for a plastic part, and the new part is made of the same material and will likely fail again. Internet research reveals this is a common problem”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Continues to run when the car is turned off for about 2 minutes if the air conditioning has been running”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“We have a continual issue with a rattling in the blower motor”

Jeffrey S., AL (2007 Chevrolet Impala Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

“Heater broke down in middle of winter. Also, rear-window electrical defrost broke and had to be fixed”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Heat only works in driving mode. When car is stopped or idle heat turns to cold air blowing out”

Joan F., NJ (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Crossover assembly leaked”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“have to add coolant about once a week”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced radiator”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Antifreeze was spilling out under the car in the garage. A gasket needed to be replaced”

Gerald K., OH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“damper control wouldn't stay in position bounced back and forth”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“The control panel needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“Both rear calipers froze and it was a $700 job to replace”

Zachary L., RI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)
Parking brake

“Brake cable seizes up with rust had this problem 3 timrs”

Sandra H., TN (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“Brake replacement at very low mileage”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“fade”

Stephen P., NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Calipers locked on one side causing damage that required replacement of rotors”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Brake pads were replaced and the rotors turned as needed”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“problem braking downhill-steering wheel would shake when brakes applied-had new rotors, problem resolved”

Anonymous, WV (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“The breaks on the 2007 ware too fast. We have replaced the rotors 4 times. Had the rotors turned down many times”

Daniel V., WI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“The rotors begin to warp within 10,000 km causing vibration through the steering when braking at highway speeds. Replaced with high quality rotors however there appears to be a design issue as they ono;y last about 10k before vibrations occur when br”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)
Antilock system (ABS)

“Had to be replaced, over $1000”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)

“brakes worn normally, had them replaced along with rotors in April 2015”

Anonymous, WV (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“They wore out”

Anonymous, NH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“The brakes were worn and I had them replaced”

Anonymous, NH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“Rear rotor and pads”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Would not shift out of park - something broken in console area”

Jeanette B., WI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“sometime the trans doesn't engage from a stop. it revs up and then- wham, it catches and it's quite violent”

Jeffrey L., IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Car often rolls after being put in "Park"”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“had an issue that was repaired, at a cost of $500”

John F., PA (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

“The solinoid was replaced at a cost of $750. In retrospect I should have hjad the whole thing rebuilt. about $25000”

Dianne C., FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“need a power steering rack , cost 540.00, transmission leak 120.00 all last year”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9-L V6)

“Had trans. replaced at approx.38000 mi. was very disappointed to have to have replaced at such low mileage”

Philip G., CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“I seemed to have reduced this with Barrs leak product. I will be getting a new car but I would like to pas this along to my son”

Dianne C., FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Replaced leaking oil cooling lines, Changed oil and filter in transmission. Started to leak again. Shifts with a bump. Shifts fine when you top up oil”

Anonymous, SK (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“seal between engine and transmission leaks...losing both engine oil and transmission fluid...$1400. Not done at this time”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“pump seal”

Anonymous, MS (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

“Dealer says there are many places the stainless steel exhaust has rusted through”

John D., DE (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

“There is a gasket here that is known to wear out and cause oil leakage. Chevy uses a cheap fiber gasket instead of a metal one. The replacement part costs $50, the labor was $700”

Christopher M., CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“The outside of the muffler rusted and peeled off about a year ago, but still was working. When a hole in the exhaust pipe was discovered, we replaced the muffler too”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“9 year old muffler gave out replaced both sides”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“hole in the muffler”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.5-L V6)

“muffler failed and needed replacement”

Anonymous, SD (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Noisy”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

“Car sounded noisy, so I took it in. Found a hole in the exhaust pipe. Replaced the exhaust system”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“OEM pipe was not SS. After 50K mi. it was replaced by an aftermarket SS pipe and muffler(s)”

Anonymous, KY (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

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

Headlights

“not really a problem but had to replace bulbs”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“HAS TO REPLACE THE DRIVER'S SIDE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT, WHICH WENT OUT”

Anonymous, WV (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“indicates tire pressure low on rear passenger tires, but it is not”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Monittor reports low tire pressure when all tires are properly inflated”

Dale B., FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Tire pressure monitors haven't worked for at least 3 years. Not only are they unreliable, but expensive to repair”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“The Tire pressure monitor comes on at certain speeds. There is nothing wrong with the tires. Dealer said they could not recreate the trouble”

Lynn B., FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Back-up lights do not always work”

Lynn B., FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

“FOB stopped working...first you had to be very close to the car to have it work....then it didn't work at all”

Robert D., NJ (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“just had to get it fixed”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT Unsure)

“Had leaks on driveway, unsure what on car caused this leak, also at same time the water pump seal was leaking”

Jerry C., NC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“Replace rear manifold intake gasket”

John B., ON (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“sm water leak”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT Unsure)
Radiator

“Unknown foreign substance cloggrd radiator caused overheating and thermostat failure”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Both sets of cooling lines for engine and transmission failed and had to be replaced for about $700”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“One radiator side tank attachment to core cracked at approx 155000 miles”

Gail S., CA (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

“I have had to replace the thermostat twice in the last two years”

Will T., MO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“Water pump”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

“as i wrote before no water leaks just wind noise around the doors”

Robert B., NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Driver door seal leaks water and air”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“Noisy on interstate due to bad window seal on driver door”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala Unsure Unsure)
Squeaks or rattles

“There is an unusual amount of noise in the front suspension when I turn the wheels”

Paul M., MN (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“There is a rattling noise on drivers side front”

Michele L., IA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Actuator door on the air conditioner”

Cody C., SD (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)

“wind noise around the doors,does not leak water ,but very noisey”

Robert B., NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

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

“The switch that controls of the flow of emission vapors failed, and was a $400 job to replace”

Zachary L., RI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“During driving on highway even at slow rush hour speed indicator light came on red indicating car should be stopped immediately. Happened sporadically, but third time took it in for repair”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“The check engine light is on I had it checked out and WAS told it affected gas mileage but wad not serious and it was alright to Leave it alone. The sensor is in a very unfriendly spot and the cost to fix was higher than the benefits”

Michele L., IA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Gas tank solenoid failure”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

“When filling with gas, the pump would continually shut off and we were unable to get much gas in at a time. This was fixed 2 times since having the vehicle. Same problem both times”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“the diagnostic code came out as a fuel injector related problem but specifically it was a computer calibration that was needed to relearn the alcohol levels (?????)”

Carolyn P., PA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

“The pump went bad and I felt the miles on the car didn't warrant a bad pump”

Mark S., MI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“The transmission would slip often when accelerating from a stop”

Edgar L., SD (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission needed to be replaced at 80000 miles”

Anonymous, NV (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“I had to have the automatic transmission rebuilt at 64,000 miles”

Dennis J., NY (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.5-L V6)

“The transmission started slipping at about 38,000 miles. Took in for service eat AAMCO. Could find no problem. Slipping kept getting worse took car to Chevrolet dealer, they recommended replacing Trans. Which we did. I was very disappointed that I ha”

Philip G., CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

“I had GM change transmission oil in as per maintenance schedule. They did not drop pan and change filter as I expected. When I later experienced shifting/slipping problems and had the pan dropped for an inspection. The filter was completely clogge”

Richard H., ON (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)
Torque converter

“slipping”

Anonymous, MS (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

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

Alternator

“needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

“battery wasn't charging”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“had to replace 2 plugs”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Wore down and would not take charge”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)
Ignition switch

“This was the emergency change for a government declared problem - people having too much weight on their key-chains”

Jerry C., NC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9-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

Radio

“the left speakers do not function most of the time. Once in a while the speakers work, so I know it is not the speakers being bad. The radio electronics is at fault to flake in and out”

Lee B., WI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

“Occasionally when starting the car, the radio is at full volume and the volume control knob will not work. The car must be shut down and restarted”

David S., MI (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9-L V6)

“driver door speaker quit working shortly after purchase then the front passenger speaker works only occsionally”

Jeffrey L., IL (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-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

Traction control

“Gas pedal sensor failed causing car to lose power”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-L V6)

“I kept getting a "Service Traction Control" alert on my screen. It turned out to be the computer in the car”

Christopher M., CO (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

“Valve lifter failed due to oil pump low pressure after approx 156000 miles. Better to spend approx $1500 and get rebuilt GM engine. However, GM sent new crated engine. Installed cost $6,950”

Gail S., CA (2007 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3-L V8)

“Leaking”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“The entire trim came off the back door on the drivers side”

Dale K., MN (2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5-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.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Jun 23 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. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position will cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
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) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and 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 23, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.
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: 14V355000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3141731
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
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Oct 31 2006
WITH THIS CONDITION, FUEL AND/OR FUEL VAPORS COULD SEEP OUT BETWEEN THE LAYERS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK IS MISSING THE ADHESIVE LAYER THAT BONDS THE BARRIER LAYER TO THE OUTER SHELL OF THE FUEL TANK.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE FUEL TANK AND REPLACE THE FUEL TANK IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 06160.CUSTOMERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V419000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1602
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