2002 Chevrolet Impala

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2002 Chevrolet Impala Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are the failures of the Catalytic Converter and the Wiring Harness at the A/C Accumulator Mounting Ring. The cost to replace the Catalytic Converter is estimated at $442.00 for parts and $39.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Wiring Harness is estimated at $10.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid, the 2-3 Shift Solenoid and the Transmission Valve Body. A sticking valve in the Transmission Valve Body or a faulty solenoid can cause erratic shifting or the check engine light to come on. The Transmission Valve Body can become dirty and plugged. The cost to repair the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid is estimated at $40.09 for parts and $312.00 for labor or $331.50 for labor on vehicles with California emissions. The cost to remove and clean the Transmission Valve Body and repair the 2-3 Shift Solenoid is estimated to be $27.80 for parts and $487.50 for labor or $507.00 for labor on vehicles with California emissions. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder and Housing Assembly. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder Housing is estimated at $289.65 for parts and $130.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Accessories

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Wiper Motor Crank Arm, Body Control Module and the Power Window Motors. Failure of the Wiper Motor Crank Arm can cause the wipers to park in the up position. Failure of the Power Window Motor can cause the window to move slowly or become inoperative. The cost to repair the Wiper Motor Crank Arm is $65.00 for labor. The cost to replace the Body Control Module is estimated to be $190.00 and $65.00 for labor. The cost to replace the Power Window Motor is estimated to be $168.52 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5
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