This car is great looking and extremely comfortable. But.............we have replaced the rotors numerous times. We started getting a message to "tighten your gas cap" and shortly after that the check engine light stayed on. It's still on! Would not buy another Impala. 6/5/18 We have continued to replace the rotors and as we speak, the car is in the shop getting more new rotors installed. Also, we have had to replace the accuator numerous times. It has something to do with the doors and a fan right in the middle of the dashboard. It either starts knocking or growling. We have NEVER had these things happen on other cars - NEVER!
I bought this car in 2011.Ihave replaced the transmission, steering rack, multiple sensers,the senser in the gas pedel i replaced 4 times, impossible to ever get all the warning lights off. I will never buy another GM product again.
This vehicle has poor visibility through rear window and side mirrors. Very dangerous on high speed, busy and congested highways. Has good mileage for a V6, unless you use the flexi-fuel feature with E85. In that case, there is no power or mileage and poor acceleration. We are the original owners and this vehicle has had 4 safety recalls since 2009.
Very poor electronics system. Chinese actuators have failed in the door locks, HVAC system, seat belt alarm system, DIC system, and the tire pressure monitor. Also leaky head gasket. Only drive benefits 8000 miles a year since 2011 purchase. GM has offered a 10% discount on repairs. That's a joke
2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
these 2009s have transmission problems to the extent that they should have been recalled! A solenoid goes bad and causes terrible slamming shifts, Chevy wont address it. Front brake rotors are TERRIBLE and go out on most of them. Chevy will replace the rotors at great expense with the same factory types that then go bad. I finally replaced them myself with aftermarket semi racing drilled and slotted rotors and have a great braking car . Amendment 10/17--- at 160,000 many things are gong bad. Steering pump ($450), heater venting controller ($800) Motor mounts, one cooling fan, seat belt sensor (again) accelerator pedal sensor and the transmission is worse. I will take a huge loss on this car. GM should be class action sued over the transmission and front rotors. Its running hot and gets terrible around town mileage. in the mid teens. Chevy says its all to specs.