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2007 Chevrolet Impala

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edited December 2013 in Chevrolet
I recently replaced OEM tires with H-Rated quiet Conti Premier tires. After searching online tire review sites, found several quiet tires I could have gone with though.

Road noise is "gone". Can't explain why highway wind noise is gone. My 2007 LTZ was already smooth riding now it is an "excellent" quiet ride.
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  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,027
    Got a 2007 Impala or just looking now? Talk about this year's model here.

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • Let me be the first to bring bad news to this topic....NHTSA is recalling certain Chevy's(Impalas), Buick and Pontiacs because of the adhesive layering missing on top of the gas tank, which could cause a fire...recall #06V419000.....started 11/13/06.....07's only...not 06's.....Fuel tank MAY have to be replaced..so much for getting the bugs out in the 2nd year!.........Units affected to date...1602
  • mymittiesmymitties Posts: 242
    I really don't want to be sarcastic here, But just as an observation.. you could be the last..!! I know,I know, I should get over it..!!
    But, there's only 1 posting in 6 days.....YOURS !!
    Anyway, many thanks for your info here Bryan...It's very interesting !! Gee, for a change, it's good to know that we missed this one !! So, the tank has to be ripped out for this one( ouch !!, again I hate this on a new car). Well, No such luck for Ron and others with their '07's, I guess..!! :sick:
    Again , thanks for spotting this...
    Frank ;)
  • Frank,
    It's about time someone responded to this!!...Geeezzz!..I thought maybe I had bad breath or something!!! :sick:
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    Bryan/Frank,
    I had nothing to add so I didn't respond. ;) Mine is an '06 and not affected. Sounds like they had one of those bad robots (like on the Super Bowl commercial) that fell asleep on the job. I'm sure the offending model has gone off and "offed" itself for failing to apply that adhesive. :P
    Still smilin' and drivin' my '06 Impala SS. :D

    Ron
  • geffengeffen Posts: 278
    I'm thinking of purchasing a used Impala LS with 3,800 miles on it, dealer has it priced at 17,500 seems like a very good deal, I haven't seen many comments on the 07 Impala are all the bugs worked out from the 06 Impala?
  • mama1mama1 Posts: 2
    I just recently purchased the 2007 Impala, and I have noticed that when I try to make a turn there is some major traction in my steering wheel it pulls terribly. is anyone else having this problem :(
  • mama1mama1 Posts: 2
    I regret buying an Impala. I went to make a right turn a few days ago, and my steering locked up and almost landed me into a light pole. :mad:
  • rguthrierguthrie Posts: 8
    Purchased 2007 LTZ about 2 months ago, and when the trunk lid is wet, and then opened, water drips off side of lid,by chrome trim, onto weatherstripping, and right into the trunk, on both sides. Anybody else have this problem, and how was it corrected?
  • charts2charts2 Posts: 618
    Go back to the dealership. Its under warranty.
  • rguthrierguthrie Posts: 8
    I have tried that but they say there is no repair for the problem. District Manager is suppose to stop by within 30day to look at, but don't hold much hope.
  • carnut444carnut444 Posts: 27
    You should report this to your dealer and get a response. If you are not satisfied and continue to have the problem,
    follow the proper procedures to get 100 per cent satisfaction. If this turns out to be a federal recall issue, you may save lives.
  • carnut444carnut444 Posts: 27
    I have a 2007 SS, Red jewel tintcoat, and am, so far, reasonably satisfied. I will report further on my experiences. Caution, be cautious of "torquesteer" on heavy accelleration.
  • kutt3rkutt3r Posts: 1
    can you display BOTH artist and song title , & how?

    thx
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    Kutt,
    No...common complaint of the "Black Tie" stereos. For their many improvements/advancements, they lost some of the simple conveniences of past stereos, most notably the scrolling display of XM (FM RDS broadcasts still scroll, go figure). ;) I own an '06 SS and assumed a lot with the new stereo...won't ever make that mistake again.

    Good luck!

    Ron
  • kmausskmauss Posts: 74
    Hello there! Just bought a new Impala 2LT over the weekend, taking advantage of their Memorial Day rebates. I had been casually car shopping/ test driving for quite awhile, and I kept coming back to the Impala. The ride is incredibly smooth and the handling much improved over the pre-2006 model. The one I bought has the 3.5 V6 and has plenty of power, very responsive, great acceleration, quiet engine, all that good stuff. I found a VERY nice sales demo with only 1000 miles on it with exactly the equipment/ color/options, etc that I wanted. But erring on the side of caution (and because I needed the lower payments) I did a 36 month "Smart Buy" on it. So if it develops any issues, I'll turn it back in. Meanwhile, anything else should be under warranty. I do hope not though; I really love the car. :) Karen
  • so far not to happy with the MPG. Sticker shows Mpg of 27 for highway. We are getting 20.5 mpg for the highway. I drive well within the lega speed limits, just like I did w/our 06 malibu, that we got 30 MPG highway. I do not stick my foot into it from take off either. I'm not much of a hot rod. Bought the car for the passinng power & the sticker showing MPG pretty much the same as the V6. SO we figured why not , Boy sure wish we would have went with the LTZ w/the V6. :cry:
  • I have a 2007 Impala LT 3.5 6 cylinder. Anytime the car sits for several hours it emits a loud whining sound for about 1 minute immediately after starting.The dealer tells me that it is the air pump and that the noise is normal. Is anyone else having this problem?
  • are there any other recalls you are aware of? I have an 07 SS and it has 2097 miles on it. It is in the shop for the second time. The first time they replaced two wires. Now, there are two more wires they want to replace, but are waiting for authorization to get reimbursed for the 6 hours of labor. They really aren't sure why it keeps dying. It makes me sick. It is a gorgeous ride, I love driving it, but I can't depend on it to leave town. And I paid a lot of money for it. Anyone else having this dying issue?
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    Do you happen to use your cruise control? I get no less than 24 mpg with my 06 SS and sometimes get just under 27 mpg. Are you driving in a lot of traffic with braking and acceleration? There's got to be a reason. :sick:
  • no recalls yet , that I know of involving this problem you are having. But I am also starting to notice that when I have my AC on max my cars starts to idle rough & acts like its going to stall.
  • I have tried using the cruise control setting it in when the road is pretty straight not many hills & such, I-55 from Springfield Il to StL. I was staying pretty much at 65-70, not much braking, nothing crazy on the acceleration.
    I just do not think the fuel management is working like it's supposed to. I've even noticed my car , w/the AC while stopped at a stop light acting like it's going to stall now.
    We are in the process of getting out of this car & into the V6, complained enough to the dealer they are going to work something out w/use.

    Just wondering if I should stick w/the smaller V6/3.5 or if we should push for the bigger V6/3.9. I really want to see the 30 MPG's again on the highway like we did w/our 06 Malibu that had a 3.5L.

    The last time I checked our car the 07 SS, I did it using the odd fashion way, I wrote down the odometer, filled up then, let it get down to 1/4 of a tank, filled back up & checked odometer, subtracted the two readouts and then divided by the gallons i used, & it actually was getting worse, it was coming out around 19.8 HWY MPG's.
  • Sorry to change the subject , but I noticed you have a 07 LTZ What kind of Gas mileage you getting on it for the HWY? thanks
  • rguthrierguthrie Posts: 8
    This week, I made a round trip from Chicago to St. Louis, and averaged 26.12, doing about 68 mph, using the cruise control all the way. I got as low as 24.6, and as high as 30.4 with the gas fill ups. I have the 3.9 engine. I purchased the car in mid February, and in March my average for the month was 23.17, for April was 18.73, for May was 26.7,this being a combination of city & highway driving, using cruise control whenever I can. So, as you can see, the mileage goes all over the place.
  • garsarnogarsarno Posts: 72
    I have 10,700 miles on my 2007 Impala SS (black) since 1/27/07 and no problems at all. I would take the car back to the dealer for evaluation. Best mpg was Wilkes Barre to Cleveland at 75-80 mph, got 24.7 mpg per computer.
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    Keep in mind when you're figuring fuel mileage that when you fill up, you could throw your mileage figures off considerably depending on how you "top off" the tank. If you go to the nearest dollar, that could vary your top off by a 1/3 of a gallon at $3/gallon. If you just stop pumping when the pump auto-stops, you're letting the calibration of the pumps determine your top off. That's fine if you use the exact same gas pump at the same gas station every time but otherwise, there will be a variance. Over time, the variances will even out but you are basing a decision on whether or not to get rid of your car on a relatively short period of time so I would consider these variables as well.

    As stated earlier by you and others, it sounds as if you do have some mechanical issues as well. Have you ever run your DIC in the instantaneous economy mode and watched as the engine switches between 8 & 4-cyl mode? I did that a good bit when I first bought the car and learned to hear and feel when the engine switched into 4-cyl mode. Learning how to "soft pedal" the car may help improve your economy as well.
  • Well we were not successful in working things out on our 07 SS to get into a Impala LT w/a V6. They were going to trade us straight across but my husband was furious because we only had this car 30 days, & does not want to be upside down farther by having financing for a 07 SS, then loose further money when we go down in a lesser value car & you factor in the depreciation. So we turned them down. Tried to get them to just buy the car back from us, but they stated they had too much inventory & were not interested in purchasing any more vehicles. So I do not know what were are going to do.

    THe thing is not running right. SOmetimes at a idle w/the air on it's wanting to die. Not good when your stuck in the middle of intersectin somewhere & your car acts like its going to stall on you.

    Also today I had another weird thing happen. I was behind a old guy in a pickup truck & for some reason he almost stopped after taking off from a stop light & no one was in front of him. I'd just starting acclerating & had to slow down pretty quick, we''ll then you started taking off so when I went to step on the accelartor the car acted like either the transmission was not shifting right, slipped or the engine wasn't wanting to respond, I just know that it was rough, had a pretty major hesitation from either the transmission or the engine. I was lucky I did not get rear ended.

    I'm really being to think we've gotten ahold of a :lemon: I sure hope not.

    I not it's getting lousy HWY MPG's & I've had it looked out & have been told nothings wrong w/the car.
  • rguthrierguthrie Posts: 8
    I had the leaky trunk. I called Chevy direct @ 1-800-222-1020, and talked to a rep about all the problems I was having with the car. She then gave me a "Service #", contacted the dealer, and set up an appointment with the Zone District Manager. It took about 2 weeks, but I met with him, and had answers right away. You might try doing the same thing.
  • rysterryster Posts: 517
    It sounds like you may want to look into your State's Lemon Law rules. For example, in PA, if a new car is in the shop for the same mechanical problem 3 times or more within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles a Lemon claim may be initiated.

    Just make sure when you have the car looked at, each and every time get a work order from the dealer that clearly states the concern and their response. Make sure the concern is stated the same on each work order so it doesn't look like something different is being diagnosed and/or fixed.

    After the 3rd time of the same concern not being repaired, go back to the dealer the 4th time and let them know that this is their last chance for a fix before you file a Lemon Law claim. Many times this is enough for them to "suddenly" be able to fix the car. Be firm, but also be polite. Once the Lemon Law claim is started, working with the dealer gets kind of touchy. You don't want it to become adversarial BEFORE a Lemon claim is made.
  • The first time I took it in was because I was complaining about it's HWY MPG"s of only 20. They said they could find nothing wrong w/it, they did not give me paperwork showing I'd had them look at it.

    What happens if each time I take the car in they say they can find nothing wrong w/it? If the problems are only occuring randomly & not continuously, but does not occur while they are checking the car out.

    Doesn't it have to be a break down that they actually have to show that they've had to do some sort of repair to the car?

    How's that lemon law work anyway? Does GM have to give us back all the money we paid for the car? just wondering how that works when a person has a loan to pay off & if GM just pays a person back the amount paid on the car when you factor in the differnce they tack on when you do a trade in paying off the trade in so the dealership can get the trade in's title. I imagine a person is stuck paying the bank back the remainder like the tax, ext. warranties purchased, & of course the difference between Payoff & the trade in dealerships give.

    Has anyone on here every got a car bought back due to the lemon laws? What happens when it comes to the financial issues involved?
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