2004 Chevrolet Impala

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2004 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 failure of the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets and occasional problems are failures of the Valve Cover Gaskets and Oil Pan Gasket. The failure of the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets, Valve Cover Gaskets and Oil Pan Gaskets apply to the 3.8L engine only. The cost to repair the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets (without a supercharger) is estimated at $103.00 for the parts and $390.00 for the labor. The cost to repair the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets (with a supercharger) is estimated at $80.00 for parts and $445.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Valve Cover Gaskets is $23.00 for parts and $170.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Oil Pan Gasket is estimated at $20.00 for parts and $125.00 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.

Transmission & Driveline

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

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 failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder. Failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $174.26 for parts and $130.00 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.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Instrument Cluster. The cost to repair the Instrument Cluster is estimated at $313.10 for parts and $52.00 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.

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.

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