2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
This car is a beautiful car inside and out. It did, however, have many issues that were so expensive to fix, I sold the vehicle and bought a Hyundai Elantra. The issues included, steering rack failure, headlights blinked on and off making me fear that I would end up with no lights as I was driving down the road, transmission slipped, oil pressure light came on, brakes and tires were very expensive to replace. It would not keep an alignment and would wear off the inside portions of the rear tires. It only had 52,000+ miles on it and should not have had so many major issues. The interior was gorgeous with a creamy white leather and dark wood trim. The air conditioning/heating systems and stereo system worked well. I was truly disappointed with the performance of this car because it was such a beautiful car and I would have kept it a long time had it not been so horrible mechanically. Never had a problem starting. It also had the remote start feature which was wonderful as were the heated front seats. Sigh......
I bought my Impala with about 45k on it. In May of 2016 I had to replace the engine at 209k. I was really hoping to get at least 300k out of the original engine. Engine cost was $2300. Overall I have been extremely pleased with my Impala. It has lots of interior room and the trunk is enormous. Plenty of space in the back seat for the kids and they are pretty comfy on long road trips. Handling is decent but the back end feels loose when cornering on the highway. This is my daily driver.
07 chevy impala transmission pressure control solenoid bracket The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid
Just to let you know what I found . I lowered the tranny down and pulled the side cover off that faces the left front wheel and I replaced the pressure control solenoid. And while I was in there I replaced the torque convertor band with solenoid just because these go bad often also but the problem was the pc solenoid, it now works great and I have no problems
I've had my Impala SS for a alittle under a year now and I love it. I've had to put some work into it since then though, I bought the car with 80,000 miles on it and it was in great condition. Whoever owned it before me took great care of this car. However the repairs i had to make were very costly, i had to replace the alternator, the battery and get a full brake job. Not sure if its something I did to it or if it was just long over due. This car will sometimes turn heads but not that much since I live in the DC area and everyone drives a benz, BMW, infiniti, and some of the other luxury brands. I'm not a fan of the front wheel drive and the interior is lackluster but those are things that are manageable. I love the big factory brand wheels and I can never keep the sunroof closed. The leather seats are comfy and the SS decals are nicely placed throughout the car. The trunk is huge and there is plenty of space in the interior. Dual pipes look nice on the car and overall adds to the performance I think. Its a nice size car and really fun to drive.