2003 Chevrolet Impala

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2003 Chevrolet Impala Reliability Rating

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

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems A common problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Upper Intake Manifold and Gaskets and an occasional problem is failure of the Oil Pan Gasket (3.8L engines only). The cost to repair the Intake Manifold and Gaskets is $421.00 for parts and $247.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Oil Pan Gasket is $46.00 for parts and $117.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the connections at the Transmission Pass-Thru Connector. Failure of the connections at the Transmission Pass-Thru Connector is identified in TSB # 02-07-30-022B. The cost to repair the Transmission Pass-Thru Connector is estimated at $10.00 for parts and $65.00 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.

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

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the wiring harness shorting out at the A/C Accumulator Mounting Ring. The cost to repair 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.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder Housing. Failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder Housing may prevent the engine from starting. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder Housing is estimated at $238.83 for parts and $84.50 for labor. This labor includes time for reprogramming the theft system. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Body Control Module (BCM). The cost to repair the Body Control Module (BCM) is estimated at $296.00 for parts and $42.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 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.

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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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