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2009 Chevrolet Impala

tboom13tboom13 Posts: 5
edited December 2013 in Chevrolet
Has anyone heard/seen what is in store for the 2009 Impala. I am particularly interested to know if it will have automatic climate control. The 08 Malibu has automatic climate control and it seems odd to me that the 08 Impala doesn't have that option. So I was wondering if it will become available on the 09 Impala.

Also, any new colors?


  • rysterryster Posts: 476
    The 2009 Impalas started production on June 19th. Aside from some new exterior colors, Bluetooth, a new cupholder design, and new standard thorax side airbags it does not appear that automatic climate control is being offered.
  • rjp92rjp92 Posts: 4
    Has anyone noticed a real difference between the new 3.9L engine in the 2009 Impala vs the previous 3.9L with the active fuel management feature as far as MPG goes? I currently have a 2007 Impala LTZ and on long trips on the highway I'm getting 29-30 MPG. I'm considering buying a 2009 Impala LTZ (that no longer has the AFM feature) and would like to know anyone's fuel economy experence. Thanks.
  • cnwcnw Posts: 105
    I have a 2009 LT with 3.9L that has 4800 miles on it. Still not truly broken in yet. However, The one long trip it has had, four-lane highway but not controlled access, several small cities/towns in the Texas hill country, and average speed of 65 mph--it averaged 27 mpg. I anticipate getting some improvement as the miles get closer to 8-10k. I had a 2006 LT with 3.5L that was a little more fuel efficient, but only by 2-3 mpg. They're close enough for me; I consider the increased power of the 3.9 a good trade off.
  • bigrigbigrig Posts: 2
    I bought my wife a new '09 Impala (1LT) which is a wonderful car except the lumbar in the split bench seat hits her "intrusively"---she almost can't stand to sit in it. She's short, and our daughter, also short, came home yesterday and immediately noticed the same thing. I hate to get rid of it already, but wondering if anyone else has same problem. Other than that, it's fantastic. Great mileage and nice features. Wonderful price also.

    Haven't posted in years---good to be back! Still have my '01 LT 4WD Suburban, and you couldn't pry it away from me with a crowbar!

  • sstvosstvo Posts: 1
    I have a 2009 LTZ with about 9500 miles and still only get 26 mpg on hwy doing 60-65 with cruise on most of time. With my style of driving, I also have a 2000 3.4 Impala with 192000 miles and I still get 30-31 mpg on the hwy and 20-22 in all city driving. I was hoping the 3.9 would perform much better than this. Maybe 29-30.
  • A month ago I purchased a new 2009 Impala LT1 a month ago. Since I brought it home I have endured what I describe as wind noise whenever I go 35-45 mph. If it's the least bit windy it's worse. There is a service bulletin with this issue. I had it in the body shop today. The body shop manager performed all the adjustments even pulled off the mirrors. The noise still exists. I would describe is more of a wind drafting issue
    coming across the car. Has anyone else had this problem?? What did you do to fix it. This is my first new car at 52. I really want to be totally satisfied with the car. It's wonderful to drive just noisy,
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks so much,
  • cnwcnw Posts: 105
    I have had a 2006 and now have a 2009, neither of which have had any appreciable wind noise. They seem very quiet to me. A suggestion: ask the dealership if they will let you drive another 2009 Impala for comparison purposes. It will help establish a baseline for discussion with the service manager. I hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction. Obviously, I have been very satisfied with my Impalas. Clark
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    I own a 2006 Impala SS and it is one of the quietest cars I have ever owned. There is no road noise at 70 mph. It is one of the reasons I bought the car. You must have gotten a lemon.

    Do you drive with your windows open or the sunroof open?
  • Thanks for your help. I would describe it as a wind rushing noise. Of course my husband says to turn up the radio or air conditioner. I'm pretty sure that the windows are sealed. It does not have a sunroof and I do not drive with the windows down for the most part.
  • I just purchased a used 2009 Impala, the cover on the engine says it has Active Fuel Management but there is no 6/3 cyl display. Is there an easy way to find out if it really has it?
  • txshldmtxshldm Posts: 8
    I have a 2009 impala LT with 42,000 miles. When I start it up it sounds like water swishing. Has anybody ever experienced this. Also I had to take my vehicle in twice because it jerked and the traction control light and the check engine light came on. the dealer could not duplicate the action so they reset the system. I paid for the diagnostic. It happened agian and this time I have been told that it was a faulty, something to do with the accellerator or other. Anybody else
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hello Txshldm,
    I am from GM Customer Service. If you would like to email me so I can get some more information from you, I can look up to see if you have any recalls on your vehicle. You can get my email address by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    2009 V6 Impalas do not have the AFM.
  • txshldmtxshldm Posts: 8
    when I start up sometimes it sounds like bubbling noise, then like water swaying back anf forth.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hello Tsxhldm,
    When did the condition first occur? Does it happen all the time or intermittently? Have you had the vehicle diagnosed yet? If so, what was the diagnosis? Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • phatchphatch Posts: 1
    Bought a 2009 Chevy Impala several months ago with less than 20,000 miles from the dealer. A terrible popping noise could be heard in the dashboard. It has been back for repairs over 5 times. New dashboard installed...still popping. It is not quiet. You cannot even turn the radio up load enought to cover the sound. I've told the dealer I am done and would have returned it outright at first if assurances were not made that it could be fixed. Now the dealer says it is not a safety issue and no one else is complaining. The salesperson check the 2010's on the lot and 6 are making the same noise. Is anyone else having and issue? And does anyone have any ideas???
  • I had a 2006 model and the popping sound could mean they have to retape the dash if its happening when you turn on the ac through the vents by the wind shield. If its coming from the passenger side by the foot wells, they will need to replace the coolant pipe under there, but that is more of a constant ticking sound. One other issue could be in the vent itself where the door that allows air in and out of the vent is jammed and makes annoying loud pop. Look up all the TSB's on the 2006 models and see if you are experiencing and of those issues.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hello Phatch,
    I apologize that you are experiencing an issue with your vehicle. Can you please email me with more information about your situation so I can look into it further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • Hello, We are in the process of exchanging our beloved 2003 Impala for a 2009 and have found that the headrest in the 2009 pushes your head forward and down. Most disconcerting and annoying. Does anyone know of a fix for this problem, I stilll want to drive an Impala but this could be a deal breaker for my husband. I'm 4'11" so I am able to avoid it.
  • Txshldm/gmcustsvc,
    I was just wondering if you were able to resolve this issue. I seem to be having a very similar issue myself with my 09 Impala. My "Service Traction Control" and "Check Engine" lights often come on causing my engine power to be reduced, and it makes my cruise control unable to use. This is very annoying as I take many long trips in my car. I have taken my car back to the dealership three times for repairs but they haven't been able to fix it yet. Please let me know if you have found a solution or can help. I can provide more information via email.
    Thank you.
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