2007 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2007 Chevrolet Impala Manual

2007 Chevrolet Impala manual table of contents:

  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2007 Chevrolet Impala Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...7 Front Seats ...9 Rear Seats ...16 Safety Belts ...20 Child Restraints ...43 Airbag System ...69 Restraint System Check ...86 Features and Controls ...89 Keys ...91 Doors and Locks ...100 Windows ...105 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Tires ...Appearance Care ...Vehicle Identification ...Electrical System ...Capacities and Specifications ... 354 390 399 400 405 Maintenance Schedule ...407 Maintenance Schedule ...408 Customer Assistance Information ...427 Customer Assistance and Information ...428 Reporting Safety Defects ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... been ordered without a front passenger or rear seats. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, the IMPALA Emblem, and the name IMPALA are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...Use This Manual Many people read the owner manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle.... Pictures and words work together in the owner manual to explain things. {CAUTION: These mean there is... Please read these cautions. If you do not, you or others could be hurt. You will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors ...3 • Climate Controls in Section 3 • Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3 • Audio System(s) in Section 3 • Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5 5
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: 6
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...43 Infants and Young Children ...46 Child Restraint Systems ...50 Where to Put the Restraint ...54 Lower Anchors and ... Right Front Seat Position ...65 Front Seats ...9 Manual Passenger Seat ...9 Power Seats ...10 Manual Lumbar ...11 Heated Seats ...11 Reclining Seatbacks ...12 Head Restraints ...15 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...84 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...85 ...86 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...87 Airbag System ...69 Where Are the Airbags? ...72 When Should an Airbag Inflate? ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Front Seats Manual Passenger Seat Your vehicle may have a manual passenger seat. Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be sure the seat is locked in place. 9
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... the seat cushion by moving the rear of the control up or down. Your driver's seat may have power reclining seatbacks. See "Power Reclining Seatbacks" under Reclining Seatbacks on page 12 for more information. Driver's Seat with Manual Lumbar, Power Seat Control, and Power Recline shown 10
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...control panel. See Climate Control System on page 166. Driver's Seat with Manual Lumbar and 8-... Controls shown If your vehicle has manual lumbar, the lever is located on the outboard side of ... decrease lumbar support. Press the button once to warm the seat to a high temperature. Both lights below...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Reclining Seatbacks Manual Reclining Seatbacks The vehicle may have a manual recline on the front passenger's seat. There may be ... the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Passenger's Seat with Manual Recline and Power Seat Control shown {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... will return to the upright position. 2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Power Reclining Seatback Driver's Seat with Manual Lumbar, Power Seat Control, and Power Recline shown The driver's seat may have a power reclining seatback. The control used to operate it is ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you...over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious ...and wear your safety belt properly. Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Head Restraints Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the occupant's head. This ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Center Seat Rear Seats Split Folding Rear Seat Flip and Fold Feature If your vehicle has this feature, you can flip the bottom seat cushion(s) forward and fold the seatback(s) down for an extended flat cargo area. To use this feature, do the following: Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    .... 2. Flip the bottom seat cushion forward by pulling up on the tab located in the center of the seat cushion where the seatback meets the seat cushion. There is a tab on both rear seats. Make sure the front seats are not reclined. If they are, the seat cushion will not flip forward completely. 17
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... position, do the following: {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden ... sure it latches. Make sure the front seats are not reclined. If they are, the rear seatbacks ... all the way. {CAUTION: A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    .... Push firmly on the seat cushion to make sure it is secure. When the seat is not in use, the seatback should be placed in upright, locked position, and the ... same direction as the release button of the mini buckle. Make sure the belt is not twisted. Push and pull on the latch plate to be sure it is...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... {CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. ... are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of ... and Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 175. {CAUTION: Do not let anyone ride ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... know if you will be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 22
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 23
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...make such good sense. A: Airbags are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every airbag system ever offered for sale has... to buckle up to get the most protection. That is true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...s protection. First, you will want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We will start with the ... driver, but if you are in an accident — even one that is not your fault — you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver does not protect you from things beyond your control, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...on page 34. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The lap-shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt ... it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 42. 6. To make the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. 28
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    .... In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. A: The lap belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. 29
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is over an armrest. 31
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Improper shoulder belt height adjustment could reduce the.... You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts. The best way to protect the fetus is ... mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it is more likely that the fetus will not be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 42. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And .... 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 42. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder ... against your body. Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added safety belt comfort for... for some adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and head....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...the safety belt: 1. Pull the guide out from the pocket on the edge of the seatback. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on ... cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    {CAUTION: A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the protection needed in a crash... belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guide. Slide the guide into the storage pocket on the edge of the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ..., you should use it. But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer will order you an ... for you. To help avoid personal injury, do not let someone else use it, and use it ... just attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. 42
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the ... the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... the center of the vehicle. Also see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides on page 39. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger ...: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...with the safety belts. Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone, unless there is no other choice. Instead, they need to use a child restraint. 46
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much - until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...shoulder belts offer protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag ... of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height, and age but also ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a ... are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make ... restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... the vehicle using the vehicle's safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured in the vehicle...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a ... can be seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child is not properly secured in the child restraint. Make sure the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... to the inflating airbag. Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger's frontal airbag if the system ...a rear-facing child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the ..., following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must also use either the lower ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    Not all vehicle seating positions or child restraints have lower anchors and attachments or top tether anchors and attachments. Top Tether Anchor Lower Anchors Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... also have a top tether. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child restraint does not have a top tether, ..., for many child restraints. Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. Do not secure a child restraint in the right front passenger's position if a... or local law requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. 59
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... and the safety belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors for the desired seating position. 1.2. Put the child restraint on the seat. 1.3. Attach and tighten ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top ... anchor. 2.2. Push on the depression at the rear of the trim cover lid and swing the lid open ... according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 55. If your child restraint does not have the LATCH system, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt, and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor. If you are using a ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ..., attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor. Refer to the instructions that came with the child restraint and see Lower Anchors and Tethers for .... It is always better to secure a child restraint in the rear seat. Do not secure a child restraint in the center front seat position. 64
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...close to the inflating airbag. Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag ... rear-facing child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...it will go before securing the forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Passenger Seat on page 9 or Power Seats on page 10. ... it will go before securing the child restraint in this seat. See Manual Passenger Seat on page 9 or Power Seats on page 10. When the passenger sensing system has turned off ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 4. Buckle the belt. Make ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. You should not be able to pull more of the belt from the retractor once the lock has been set. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... lit, check to make sure that the vehicle's seatback is not pressing the child restraint into the seat .... Also make sure the child restraint is not trapped under the vehicle head restraint. If... airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear on the airbag covering on the ceiling near the side windows. Airbags ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. Frontal airbags for the driver and ...severe frontal and near frontal crashes. They are not designed to CAUTION: (Continued) inflate in... something hits the side of your vehicle. They are not designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover or...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. {CAUTION: Anyone who is...plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... symbol. Where Are the Airbags? The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 176 for more information. The driver's frontal airbag is in ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has a roof-mounted side impact airbag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver, it is in the ceiling above the side windows. 73
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... something is between an occupant and an airbag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into ... an inflating airbag must be kept clear. Do not put anything between an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... Whether your frontal airbags will or should deploy is not based on how fast your vehicle is traveling. ...electronic frontal sensors which help the sensing system distinguish between a moderate frontal impact ... goes straight into a wall that does not move or deform, the threshold level for the reduced ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... vehicle may or may not have side impact airbags. See Airbag System on page 69. ... specific vehicle design. Side impact airbags are not intended to inflate in frontal or near-frontal ...ated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal airbags, infl...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... gradually. But the frontal airbags would not help you in many types of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts...and many side impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is not toward the airbag. Side impact airbags would not help you in many types of collisions, including many frontal or...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ..., it quickly deflates, so quickly that some people may not even realize the airbag inflated. Roof-mounted side impact... there may be dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... will not be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Your vehicle has a crash sensing and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... under certain conditions. The driver's airbags are not part of the passenger sensing system. The passenger sensing ... airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or not. Accident statistics show that children are safer ...restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...has outgrown child restraints. • Or, if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing... off by the passenger sensing system, the off indicator on the instrument panel will light and stay.... Also make sure the child restraint is not trapped under the vehicle head restraint...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...seat. When the passenger sensing system has allowed the airbag to be enabled, the on indicator will light and stay ...very small adults, the passenger sensing system may or may not turn off the right ... indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... the right front passenger's seat may not have the protection of the frontal airbag. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 176 for more on this,... affect how well the passenger sensing system operates. You may want to consider not using seat covers or other aftermarket equipment if your vehicle has the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 447. {CAUTION: For up to 10 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 428. A: Yes. If you add things that change your vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end or side sheet metal, they ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... or frayed, get a new one right away. Also look for any opened or broken airbag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. The airbag system does not need regular maintenance. Notice: If you damage the covering for the driver's or the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...Collision damage also may mean you will need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system was not being used at the time of the collision. If an airbag inflates, you will need ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ✍ NOTES 88
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... ...111 Ignition Positions ...112 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...113 Starting the Engine ...114 Engine Coolant Heater ...115 Active Fuel Management™ (3.9L V6 and 5.3L V8 Engines) ...116 Automatic Transaxle Operation ...117 Parking Brake ...120 Shifting Into Park (P) ...121 Shifting Out of Park ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... ...143 Convenience Net ...144 Sunroof ...144 OnStar® System ...128 Universal Home Remote System ... Three Round LED) ...132 Universal Home Remote System (With One Triangular LED) ...132 Universal Home ...three round LED) ...133 Universal Home Remote System Operation (With one triangular LED) ...139 90
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 91
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... and the driver's door. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System The remote keyless entry .... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. ... Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause interference....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization ...for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have ...If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. Remote Keyless...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... information. Pressing the lock button may arm the content theft-deterrent system. See Content Theft-... button on the remote keyless entry transmitter will disarm the content theft-deterrent system. See Content Theft... your vehicle has the remote keyless entry system: / (Remote Vehicle Start): If your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... additional transmitters so they can also be re-coded to match the new transmitter. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. The vehicle can have a maximum of eight transmitters matched to it. See Remote Key under DIC Operation and Displays ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter will not work at the normal range in any location. ... information. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body...transmitter. 2. Remove the old battery, but do not use a metal object to do this. 96
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... or equivalent type. Make sure the cover is on tightly, so water will not get in. 4. Snap the front and ...for any requirements on remote starting of vehicles. Do not use the remote start feature if your ... does not have an outside temperature display, during remote start the climate control system will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... until the turn signal lights flash or if the vehicle's lights are not visible, press and hold the remote start button for at least four seconds. The vehicle's doors ... minutes unless a time extension has been done. 98 To manually shut off a remote start, do any of the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... start feature will not operate if the key is in the ignition, the hood is not closed or if there is an emission control system malfunction. Also, the engine will turn off during a remote vehicle start if the coolant temperature gets too high or if the oil ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside, use the manual or power door locks. {CAUTION: Unlocked... of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear safety belts...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... insert the key and turn it clockwise. To lock the door from the inside, push the manual lock knob down. To unlock the door, pull the knob up...the bottom of the switch to lock all doors. If your vehicle has the optional content theft-deterrent system and it is armed, the power door lock switches will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... Unlock Your vehicle is programmed so that when the shift lever is moved into PARK (P) all doors will unlock. With the vehicle stopped and the engine running, door unlocking can be programmed through prompts displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC). These prompts allow the driver to choose ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...power door lock switch, or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Open the door from the outside. To cancel the ... panel, open them all the way. See Engine Exhaust on page 124. Lockout Protection This... lock and then the driver's door will unlock. A chime will sound continuously until all doors are...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... entry transmitter, if equipped. Emergency Trunk Release Handle Notice: Do not use the emergency trunk release handle as a tie-down or ... handle located on the latch inside the trunk. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release handle to open the trunk from the inside. 104
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... each of the windows. The power window switches work while the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY, or while Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 113. Each passenger door has its own window switch. To lower the window, press and hold the front of the switch ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...window and turned to cover the side windows. Content Theft-Deterrent Your vehicle may have the optional content theft-deterrent alarm system. To activate the theft-... the cover to expose the vanity mirror. Do not drive with the cover lifted due to possible glare impeding other ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... your remote keyless entry transmitter to lock the doors, if the key is not in the ignition. PASS-Key® III+ The PASS-Key® III+ system operates on a radio ... the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. This ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...discouraged because of the high number of electrical key codes. If the engine does not start and the security light on the instrument panel cluster comes on when ... on page 400. If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ..., key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn ... you may be able to restart your engine. Your PASS-Key® III+ system, however, may not be working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. If you lose or...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... (805 km). Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake, or slow, the ... or so. During this time your new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with ... replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. • Do not tow a trailer during break-in...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...radio and windshield wipers operate while the engine is off. To use ACCESSORY, turn the key clockwise. ... you leave the key in the ACCESSORY or RUN position with the engine off. You may not be able to... works, then your vehicle needs service. A warning chime will sound and the Driver Information Center...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...key in the ignition and park your vehicle, a chime will sound, when you open the driver’s door....been parked for an extended period of time. Retained Accessory Power (RAP) The vehicle has Retained ...s radio to work when the ignition key is in RUN or ACCESSORY. Once the key is turned from RUN to OFF...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... for a few seconds or until the vehicle starts. If the engine does not start and the key is held in START for ... if the engine is already running. Engine cranking can be stopped by turning the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY or OFF position. Notice: Cranking the engine for long periods of time, by ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... equipment, check with your dealer. If you do not, your engine might not perform properly. Any resulting damage would not be covered by your vehicle’s warranty. Engine Coolant Heater Your vehicle may have this feature. In very cold weather, 0...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is ... the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you do not, it could be damaged. How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can...transaxle shift lock control system. You must fully apply your regular brakes first and ...lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then press the shift lever button ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...NEUTRAL (N) while the engine is running at high speed may damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not running at high ... gear while your engine is running at high speed is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... speed more than DRIVE (D) without using your brakes. You might choose THIRD (3) instead of DRIVE ... even more than THIRD (3) without using your brakes. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It ... transaxle. If you are stuck, do not spin the tires. When stopping on a hill, use the brakes, or parking brake to...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...brake pedal will follow it to the released position. A warning chime will sound and a brake warning light located on the instrument panel cluster will ... damage to brake system parts. Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving. If you are towing a...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Shifting Into Park (P) Steering Column Shift Lever 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake....to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could ... to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... transaxle shift lock control system. You must fully apply your regular brakes before you can ... it all the way into PARK (P) while keeping the brake pedal pushed down. Release the shift lever ...2. Apply and hold the brake pedal down until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL. 4. Start the engine and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. CAUTION: (Continued) • Repairs were not done correctly. • Your vehicle or exhaust system has been modified improperly. If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is... are on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror If the vehicle has this mirror, it has a lever located at the bottom of the ...bottom of the mirror. See your dealer for more information on the system and how to subscribe to Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® If the vehicle has this mirror, it has a lever located at ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    OnStar®. See OnStar® System on page 128 for more information about the service OnStar® provides. Heated Outside Mirrors If your vehicle has ... activated. See "Rear Window Defogger" under Climate Control System on page 166 for more information. Outside Power Mirrors The ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...provide the services described below, or for a full description of OnStar® services and system limitations, see the OnStar® Owner's Guide in your glove box or...advisor. Some OnStar® services (such as Remote Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance) may not be available until...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... with 30 complimentary minutes OnStar® Virtual Advisor Available Services included with Directions & Connections® Plan • All Safe and ...-Free Calling may also be linked to a Verizon Wireless service plan, depending on eligibility. To find out more, refer to the OnStar® Owner's Guide in the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... topics. See the OnStar® Owner's Guide for more information. How OnStar® Service Works In order to provide you with OnStar® services, your vehicle's OnStar® system has the capability of recording ...interact with OnStar® Hands-Free Calling. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 242 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... capacity and reception when the service is needed, and technology that is compatible with the OnStar® service. Not all ... advisor. If the light next to the OnStar® buttons is red, this means that your system is not functioning properly and should be checked by a dealer. If the light appears clear (...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...as garage door openers, security systems, and home lighting. This device complies with Part 15 of ...-GTE05A. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void ... used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home lighting. 132...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... (LED) above the Universal Home Remote System buttons, follow the instructions below. If there is ... LED above the Universal Home Remote System buttons, follow the instructions under Universal Home Remote ... used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home lighting. 133
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Do not use the this system with any garage door opener that does not have the stop and... to park outside of the garage. If you do not know if your garage door opener is ... door opener is a fixed code device if there is a panel of switches. If not, your garage door opener is a rolling code device. 134
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... same coded signal every time, which is manually programmed by setting DIP switches for a unique personal... program up to three channels: 1. Remove the battery cover of the hand-held transmitter. Example of Switch ...these positions into the Universal Home Remote System as follows. Press and release all ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... the button when the garage door moves. The indicator light will blink rapidly until programming is complete.... at the same time. The indicator lights will turn on. 136 To program another device such as an additional garage door opener, a security device, or home lighting, repeat Steps 1-8, choosing...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... actions, so read the entire procedure before you begin. If you do not follow these actions, the device will time out and you will have to repeat...control unit. If you cannot locate the "learn" button, refer to the owners guide for your garage door opener. 137
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... the button when the garage door moves. The indicator light will blink rapidly until programming is complete.... garage door opener, a security device, or home lighting, repeat Steps 1-6, choosing... reprogram any of the three buttons by repeating the instructions. Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Universal Home Remote System Operation (With one triangular LED) Read the instructions completely before ... Light Emitting Diode (LED) above the Universal Home Remote buttons, follow the instructions ...Home Remote buttons, follow the instructions under Universal Home Remote System Operation (With three...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... Home Remote indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold down ... light. If the indicator light stays on continuously, programming is complete and your device should activate ... Remote." Do not repeat Step 1 as this will erase all of the programmed channels. If the indicator light ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... release the "Learn" or "Smart" button. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer. You ...Programming Universal Home Remote." You do not want to repeat Step 1, as this will erase all ... after several seconds of transmission. This may not be long enough for Universal Home Remote ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...hold the desired Universal Home Remote button. Do not release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. While still... the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold the two outside buttons for longer than 30 seconds. 2....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... of the console lid. Inside is a removable tray and an accessory power outlet. Rear Storage Area If your ... compartment located above the rearview mirror. To open, push on cover. Do not operate the vehicle with the sunglasses storage compartment cover open, it could obstruct your view. Rear Seat ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... forward as possible. Unhook the net so that it will lie flat when not in use. Q (Vent/Express-Open): To vent ... opened. The sunshade can be opened or closed manually by sliding it rearward or forward. From the vent position,... Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 113. 144
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...175 Airbag Readiness Light ...176 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...177 Charging System Light ...179 Brake System Warning Light ...179 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ...180 Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light ...181 Engine Coolant Temperature...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Section 3 Instrument Panel Audio System(s) ...213 Setting the Time (Without Date Display) ...214... ...240 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...241 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...242 Radio Reception ...243 ...Satellite Radio Antenna System ...245 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ...182 Tire Pressure Light ...182...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ✍ NOTES 147
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Instrument Panel Overview 148
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...Airbag Status Indicator on page 177. H. Audio System. See Audio System(s) on page 213. I. Exterior Lamps ...page 307. O. Horn. See Horn on page 150. P. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped). See...R. Climate Controls. See Climate Control System on page 166. S. Accessory Power Outlets. See Accessory ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    .... They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps ...what position your key is in, and even if the key is not in. Press the button to make the front and rear turn ... the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals will not work. A tilt wheel allows you to adjust...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever To tilt the wheel, hold the wheel and pull the lever. Then move the wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever to lock the wheel in place. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: • G Turn and Lane Change Signals. See ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    .... An arrow on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. Turn Signal On Chime If you leave either one of your turn signals on and drive more than 3/4 mile (1.2 km), a chime will sound to alert you. 152
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...multifunction lever away from you. When the high beams are on, a light on the instrument panel cluster also will be on if ...thaw them. Damaged wiper blades may not clear the windshield well, making it harder ...between wiping cycles. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... the wipers, move the band to off. {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer ...and then either stop or return to the preset speed. The ignition key must be in ACCESSORY or RUN for this to work. See Windshield Washer Fluid on page 336. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). ... you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use your cruise control on winding roads or in...wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads. If your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... side of the steering wheel. Setting Cruise Control Cruise control will not work if the parking brake is set, or if the master cylinder brake fluid level is low. The cruise control light on the instrument panel cluster will come on after the cruise ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... a Set Speed Suppose you set the cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This shuts off the cruise control, but it does not need to be reset. Once you are driving about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, press the +RES ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down....There are three ways to end cruise control: • Step lightly on the brake pedal. • Press the [ (cancel) button on the steering wheel. It controls the following systems: • Headlamps...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... Taillamps • License Plate Lamps • Instrument Panel Lights 2 (Headlamps): Turn the control to this position to turn ... with the following lamps listed below. A warning chime will sound if you open the driver's... • License Plate Lamps • Instrument Panel Lights - (Fog Lamps, If Equipped): Push ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... the parking lamps or headlamps position, the delayed headlamps cycle will not occur. To disable the delayed headlamps feature or change ...sold in Canada. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the DRL work, so be sure it is not covered. The DRL system's automatic headlamp control will ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... turn the knob clockwise to brighten or counterclockwise to dim the lights. Fog Lamps - (Fog Lamps): If ...fog lamps on, press the exterior lamps button. A light will come on in the instrument panel cluster to let ...leave your vehicle. You can also manually turn these lamps on by turning the instrument ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ..., which means the courtesy lamps will not come on unless a door is opened. Delayed Entry Lighting Delayed entry lighting ... you do not open a door, the lamps will turn off after about 40 seconds. Entry lighting includes a feature called theater dimming. With theater dimming, the lamps do not turn off...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...is removed from the ignition. The ignition must be off for delayed exit lighting to work. When the key is removed, interior illumination will activate and ... see the voltage move up or down. This is normal. If there is a problem, an alert will be displayed. Parade Dimming The instrument panel has an ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...is true for all vehicles. This is because the generator (alternator) may not be spinning fast enough at idle to... heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer loads, and loads plugged into accessory power... headlamps will timeout after 10 minutes, if they are manually turned on before the ignition is off.
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...maximum 20 ampere rating. Certain accessory plugs may not be compatible to the accessory power outlet and ...keep other components from working as they should. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not ...can cause damage not covered by your warranty. Do not hang any type of accessory or ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter Your vehicle may have an ashtray and a cigarette lighter....put papers, pins, or other flammable items in the ashtray, hot cigarettes or other smoking materials ... flammable items in the ashtray. Notice: Holding a cigarette lighter in while it is heating will not allow ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... and side window outlets. In this mode, the system will automatically select Outside Air. The right ... two modes is selected. Single Zone Manual Operation Turn the right knob clockwise ..., select one of the following: The air conditioning compressor will operate unless the outside temperature is 40°F...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...will circulate throughout your vehicle. When the button is pressed, an indicator light will come on to show that it is on. ? (Recirculation): Press this button to turn... this button to turn the air conditioning system on or off. When A/C is pressed, an indicator light will come on to let you know that...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal. Do not drive the vehicle until... is selected, the system turns off recirculation and runs the air conditioning compressor unless... is selected, the system will automatically force outside air into the vehicle. The air conditioning compressor...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... after it has been activated for 10 minutes. It can be turned off manually, by pressing the button again or by turning the ignition to the OFF position.... rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... The filter traps most of the pollen from air entering the Climate Control System. Like your engine's air cleaner/filter, it may need to be changed periodically to ensure system performance. For information on how often to change the passenger compartment air filter, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning lights and gages ... or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicleମ. you know when there’s a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically. United States Uplevel shown, Base ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... tachometer in the shaded warning area, your vehicle could be damaged, and the damages would not be covered by your warranty. Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area. The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... buckle your seat belt. This chime and light will be repeated if the driver remains ..., then it will flash for several more. This chime and light will be repeated if the passenger remains ...If the driver's belt is buckled, neither the chime nor the light will be provided. If the passenger's safety...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag..., your airbag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. ...you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light does not come on then, have it fixed so ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...airbag status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, for several seconds as a system check. If...a distance (if equipped), you may not see the system check. Then, after several more ... restraint, no system is failsafe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... indicator lights remain on, or if there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service. {... front passenger seat may not have the protection of the frontal airbag. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 176. 178
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. United States Canada This light should come on briefly when ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the light comes on while you are ... Your vehicle may have an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) warning light. It should come on for...service and you do not have anti-lock brakes. The ABS warning light should come ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    .... See Engine Overheating on page 326. Your vehicle could be damaged, and it might not be covered by your warranty. Never drive with the engine coolant temperature warning light on. This light will also come on when starting your vehicle. If it ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Tire Pressure Light This light comes on briefly when you turn ...to RUN. United States Canada This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer ... States) or the shaded in thermostat (Canada), it means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty. Notice: Modifications made to the engine,...cause this light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not ... to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light does not come on, have it repaired. This light will also come on during a malfunction in one of two ways: • Light ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... 299. Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may ... go away once the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on... not pass this inspection if the check engine light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...as possible and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. 186 The light...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Security Light For information regarding this light, see Theft-Deterrent Systems on page 107. Cruise Control Light This light comes on whenever you set the ...On Light This light comes on when the high-beam headlamps are in use. The light will go out when the fog lamps are turned off. See ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... displayed before the engine was turned off. The DIC displays trip, fuel, and vehicle system information, and warning messages if a system problem is detected. The bottom line of the DIC shows ... some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: • At the gas station, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... outside air temperature automatically appears in the bottom right corner of the DIC display. If there is a problem with the system that controls the temperature display, the numbers will ... readings and Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) system programming, compass zone and compass calibration ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... to set the trip odometer to the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if the trip odometer is not reset at the beginning of the trip. To use the retro-active reset feature, press and hold the set/reset button for at least four seconds. The trip ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    If the retro-active reset feature is activated after the vehicle is started, but before it begins moving, the display will show the number of miles (mi) or kilometers (km) that were driven during the last ignition cycle. If your vehicle is low on fuel, the FUEL LEVEL LOW message will be displayed....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... 8CYL MODE will display on vehicles with a V8 engine or INST ECONOMY 6CYL MODE will display ... on your driving demands. For vehicles with a V8 engine, when Active Fuel Management™ is active, 4CYL ..., 8CYL MODE will display. For vehicles with a V6 engine, when Active Fuel Management™ is active, 3CYL...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... on page 312. In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 410 for more information. Remember, you must reset ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...pressure display shows dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with your vehicle. If this consistently occurs, see your dealer for service. Compass Zone... on page 195. Compass Calibration The compass can be manually calibrated. To calibrate the compass through the DIC, see DIC...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... the first transmitter at the same time for approximately 15 seconds. A chime will sound indicating that the transmitter is matched. 4. To match additional transmitters at ...earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, the compass in the vehicle...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... calibration procedure. See "Compass Calibration Procedure" following. Compass Calibration The compass can be manually calibrated. Only calibrate the compass in a safe location where driving the vehicle in circles is not a problem. If "CAL" ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... Multiple messages may appear one after another. Some messages may not require immediate action, but you can press the set/reset... remember that clearing the messages will only make the messages disappear, not correct the problem. The following are the possible messages that can be displayed and some ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... on page 158 for more information. CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON This message displays when service is required for the vehicle. See your dealer. See Engine Oil on page 312...410 for more information. Acknowledging the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will not reset the OIL LIFE REMAINING. That...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...tire pressure is low, the low tire pressure warning light comes on. See Tire Pressure ... strain on a hot engine, the air conditioning compressor is automatically turned off. When the coolant temperature ... to appear, have the system repaired by your dealer as soon as possible to avoid compressor damage....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...more information. This message displays along with a continuous chime when the engine has overheated. Stop and ... the vehicle as soon as possible. Do not increase the engine speed above normal idling ... 326 for more information. This message displays when the engine coolant temperature is too hot. Stop ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... odometers if there is a problem with the instrument panel cluster. See your dealer for service. LEFT REAR... Do not drive the vehicle until the cause of the low oil pressure is corrected. See Engine ...message displays when the vehicle's engine oil pressure is low. The oil pressure light also appears ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...Battery Replacement" under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 93. SERVICE AIR BAG This message displays when there is a problem with the airbag system. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealer immediately. See Airbag Readiness Light on page ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...Key® III+ Operation on page 109 for more information. SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM This message displays ...serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. The brake system warning light also appears on the instrument ...cluster when this message appears on the DIC. See Brake System Warning Light on page 179. 203
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...and stays on, there may be a problem with the TPM. See your dealer. SERVICE VEHICLE SOON ... of the engine is disabled due to the electronic throttle control system. Have your vehicle serviced ...System (TCS), this message displays when the system is not functioning properly. A warning light also appears...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... message may be displayed if the gas cap is not on, or is not fully tightened. Check the gas cap...your dealer for service. TRACTION CONTROL ON If your vehicle has the Traction Control System ...urgent warning appears. TRANSMISSION HOT IDLE ENGINE This message displays when the transaxle fluid in your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... setting for two different drivers. All of the customization options may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options available ... 151. This message displays and a chime sounds only when the ignition is in RUN. The message will not disappear until the turn signal is manually turned off, or a ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... battery, it is recommended that the headlamps are turned off. 2. Press the customization button to enter the feature settings menu. If the menu is not available, FEATURE SETTINGS AVAILABLE IN PARK will display. Before entering the menu, make sure the vehicle is in PARK (P). Press the customization...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...UNLOCK This feature allows you to select whether or not to turn off the automatic door unlocking ...Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. You will not receive feedback when locking the vehicle with the RKE ... to scroll through the following choices: HORN & LIGHTS OFF: There will be no feedback when you...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...to scroll through the following choices: LIGHTS OFF: The exterior lamps will not flash when you press the unlock button on the RKE transmitter. LIGHTS ON (default): ... Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. You will not receive feedback when unlocking the vehicle with the RKE transmitter...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... through the following choices: OFF: The exterior lamps will not turn on. 30 SECONDS (default): The exterior ... allows you to select whether or not to have the exterior lights turn on briefly during ... through the following choices: OFF: The exterior lights will not turn on when you unlock the vehicle ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...reset button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it. CHIME VOLUME This feature allows you to select ...chime. Press the customization button until CHIME VOLUME appears on the DIC display. Press the set/... will be set to a normal level. LOUD: The chime volume will be set to a loud level. NO CHANGE...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... customization features will be set to their factory default settings. DO NOT RESTORE: The customization features will not be set to their factory default settings. Select one of the available choices and ... button to exit the menu. If you do not exit, pressing the customization button again ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    .... By taking a few moments to read this manual and get familiar with your vehicle's audio system, you can use it with less effort, as well as... its features. While your vehicle is parked, set up your audio system by presetting your favorite radio stations, setting the tone...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    .... Notice: Before adding any sound equipment to your vehicle, such as an audio system, CD player, CB radio, mobile telephone, or two-... added. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, the audio system can be played even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...displayed, press the pushbutton located under the desired option to select the default. Press the clock button ... the time and date, follow these instructions: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press the clock button ..., to adjust the selected setting. The date does not automatically display. The only way to see...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    To set the time and date, follow these instructions: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press the MENU button. Once the clock option is displayed. 3. Press the ... from month/day/year to day/month/year, follow these instructions: 1. Press the clock button and then the pushbutton located ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, or AM. The selection displays. f (Tune): Turn this knob to select radio stations. ... scanning. Playing the Radio O (Power/Volume): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... button to select preset equalization settings. To return to the manual mode, press the EQ button until ... appears on the display or start to manually adjust the bass or treble by pressing the tune knob. Adjusting .... 218 Radio Messages Calibration Error: The audio system has been calibrated for your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...while the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up the radio. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service.... playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol ..., such as cracked, broken, or scratched, the CD will not play properly. If the surface of the CD...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    If an error displays, see "CD Messages" later in this section. Z EJECT: Press the CD eject button to eject the CD. If the CD is not removed, after several seconds, the CD automatically pulls back into the player. f (Tune): Turn this knob to select tracks on the CD currently playing. RDM (...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...while a CD is in the player. Press this button again and the system automatically searches for an auxiliary input device such as a portable audio player. CD Messages CHECK DISC: If an error message displays and/or the CD ejects, it could be for ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...jack located on the lower right side of the faceplate. This is not an audio output; do not plug the headphone set into the front auxiliary ...the system begins playing audio from the connected portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, "No Input Device Found" displays. 222
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... subscribers), and children's programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in... Six-Disc CD (MP3) similar Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Playing the Radio O (Power/Volume): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease... vehicle speeds. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between AM, FM, or XM™ (if equipped). The selection displays. f (Tune): Turn...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... (Information) (XM™ Satellite Radio Service, MP3, and RDS Features): Press the information button... and the information about that label displays. While information is not available, No Info displays. Storing a...page of favorites can contain any combination of AM, FM, or XM™ (if equipped) stations....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... EQ (Equalization): Press this button to select preset equalization settings. To return to the manual mode, press the EQ button until Manual displays or start to manually adjust the bass, midrange, or treble by pressing the tune knob. Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade): To adjust balance or fade, press the tune knob until the speaker control labels display. Continue pressing to highlight the desired label, or press the pushbutton positioned under the desired label. Turn the tune knob clockwise or ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...add categories while the vehicle is moving faster than 5 mph (8 km/h). Radio Messages Calibration Error: The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from ... it must be returned to your dealer for service. Locked: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...Load All Discs displays. 2. Follow the displayed instruction on when to insert the discs. The CD player takes ... playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol... in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris. Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If... disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD can be removed. If the CD is not removed, after several seconds, the CD automatically pulls back into the player ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... button again and the system automatically searches for an auxiliary input device, such as a portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, No Aux Input Device Found displays. Playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW Disc ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...the lower right side of the faceplate. This is not an audio output; do not plug the headphone set into ... jack. You can however, connect an external audio device such as an iPod, laptop computer, MP3... radio CD/AUX button to begin playing audio from the device over the vehicle speakers. O (Power/Volume...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... audio from the connected portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, No Aux Input Device Found displays... plays discs that contain both uncompressed CD audio (.CDA files) and MP3/WMA fi... standard audio and MP3 files on one disc. • Make sure the CD does not have...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    • Avoid subfolders. The system can support up to 8 subfolders deep, however, keep the total number ...a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio files, the directory displays as F1 ROOT. ...le structure that contains compressed audio files. The empty folder is not numbered or displayed. 234
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    .... The next and previous folder functions do not function on a CD-R that was recorded without folders or ... the CD-R contains only playlists and compressed audio files, but no folders, all files ... 32 characters or four pages are shortened. The display does not show parts of words on the last page of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...playlists are treated as special folders containing compressed audio song files. Playing an MP3 Insert ...starts to play where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. As each new track starts..., such as cracked, broken, or scratched, the CD will not play properly. If the surface of the CD...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer .... Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD-R can be removed. If the CD-R is not removed, after several seconds, the CD-R automatically pulls back into the player and begins ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    \ FWD (Fast Forward): Press and hold this button to advance playback quickly within an MP3 file. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this button to resume playing the file. The elapsed time of the file displays. RDM (Random): With the random setting, MP3 files can be played on the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    .... Press this button again and the system automatically searches for an auxiliary input device such as a portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, No Aux Input Device Found displays. 239
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... should return. Loading XM Acquiring channel audio The audio system is acquiring and processing ... Off Air Channel not in service This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another ... information is available at this time on this channel. not available The system is working properly. No Title ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... Condition CAT Not Found No channel available for the chosen category XM Theft Locked Theftlock®... XM Not Available Action Required There are no channels available for the selected category. The system is ... ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. Radio ID not known If this message is ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... may be different depending on your vehicle's options. Some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering ...second to interact with the OnStar system. See the OnStar® System on page 128 in this manual for more information.... (Source): Press this button to switch between AM, FM, XM (if equipped), CD,...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... normal radio reception if items such as cellphone chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and ... Service XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 ... to interfere with each other. For better radio reception, most AM radio stations will boost the power ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... and that the lines on the glass are not damaged. If the inside surface is damaged, it could interfere with radio reception. Also, for proper ... inside rear window may damage the rear window antenna and/or the rear window defogger. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not clear the inside...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ..., make sure that you do not damage the grid lines for the AM-FM antenna. There is ... antenna without interfering with radio reception. XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System The XM™ Satellite Radio ... for clear radio reception. If your vehicle has a sunroof, the performance of the XM™ system may be ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ✍ NOTES 246
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle ...248 Defensive Driving ...248 Drunken Driving ...249 Control of a Vehicle ...252 Braking ...252 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...253 Braking in Emergencies ...255 Traction Control System (TCS) ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety ... might do and be ready. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet they are... more difficult and can even cause a collision, with resulting injury. Ask a passenger to help do...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    According to the American Medical Association, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the collision. There is something else about ... that many people do not know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash ... or even fatal - collision if you drive after drinking. Please do not drink and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...page 256. Adding non-GM accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 297. Braking See Brake System Warning Light on page 179. Braking action involves perception time and reaction time...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...and longer brake life. If your vehicle's engine ever stops while you are driving, brake normally but do not pump the brakes. If you do...non-GM accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 297. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Your vehicle may have the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ABS can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is ... you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here is what happens with ABS: A computer senses that ... wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    .... If you do not have ABS, use a "squeeze" braking technique. This will give..., it is different. See Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 253. In many emergencies... the very best braking. Using ABS Do not pump the brakes. Just hold... you do not have ABS, your first reaction - to hit the brake pedal...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power and may also upshift the transaxle and apply the front brakes to limit wheel spin. This light will flash when your traction control system is limiting wheel spin. The traction control ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will ... ice, you will understand this. When you turn the system off, a chime will sound, the traction control warning light will come on and stay on and a TRACTION CONTROL OFF ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... a sharp curve. Then you suddenly apply the brakes. Both control systems - steering and braking - ... tires meet the road. Unless you have four-wheel anti-lock brakes, adding the hard braking can ... you do if this ever happens? Ease up on the brake or accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But sometimes ... very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes - but, unless you have anti-lock brakes, not enough to lock your wheels. See Braking on page 252. It is better to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane ... face with the worst of all traffic accidents - the head-on collision. So here are some tips for passing: ... crossroads for situations that might affect your passing patterns. If you have any doubt ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... the road seems empty of approaching traffic. • Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to ... if you are following a larger vehicle. Also, you will not have adequate space if the vehicle ahead ... moving vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, steering, and acceleration - do not have enough friction where the... correspond to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels are not rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, too much speed or steering...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    If you have the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), remember: It helps avoid only the braking skid. If you do not have ABS, then in a braking skid, where the wheels are no longer rolling, release enough pressure on the brakes to get the wheels rolling again. This ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... you are faced with severe glare, as from a driver who does not lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed ... night blindness - the inability to see in dim light - and are not even aware of it. Driving in Rain ... well because your tire-to-road traction is not as good as on dry roads. And, if ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you cannot... is raining. {CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause accidents. They may not work as well in a... a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your .... If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warning signs, and otherwise be very cautious about trying to...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure there is not another vehicle in your blind spot. Mile for mile, freeways - also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes, or superhighways - are the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and ... your speed according to your speedometer, not to your sense of motion. After driving.... If you must start when you are not fresh - such as after a day's work - do not plan to make too many miles that first part of the journey. Wear...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Do not let it happen to you! If it does, your...get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service, or parking area and take a nap, get...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none ... {CAUTION: If you do not shift down, your brakes could get so hot... they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none... crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... your own lane when driving on two-lane roads in hills or mountains. Do not swing wide or cut across the center of the road. Drive at speeds ... an accident. • You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth, and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... careful. What is the worst time for this? Wet ice. Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it is about freezing, 32°F (0°C), and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Unless your vehicle has the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), you will want to brake very gently, too. If your vehicle does have ABS, see Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 253. ABS improves your vehicle's ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... snow. • Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you do not have blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, fl... you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 276
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    .... You cannot see it or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from ... around again from time to time to be sure snow does not collect there. Open a window just a ... window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... need to spin the wheels, but you do not want to spin your wheels too ... stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Do not spin the wheels above 35 mph ... control, you should turn the traction control system off. See Traction Control ...may free your vehicle. If that does not get your vehicle out after ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... the Vehicle Certification label. Tire and Loading Information Label {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR),... kilograms and pounds. The vehicle capacity weight includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed options. 279
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity ..., the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    Example 1 Item A B C Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 2 = Available Occupant and Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 300 lbs (136 kg) 700 lbs (317 kg) Item A B C Example 2 Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Certification Label Example 3 Item A B C Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = Subtract Occupant Weight 200 lbs (91 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 0 lbs (0 kg) A vehicle specific Certification label is found on the rear ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... something inside the vehicle, secure it whenever you can. • Do not leave a seat folded down unless you need to. {... the life of your vehicle. Notice: Overloading your vehicle may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle. If things like suitcases, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Assistance Program on ...) and "dolly towing" (towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a "dolly"). 284
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, the drivetrain components could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not tow your... on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well - or even at all. You and your .... You may also damage your vehicle; the resulting repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Pull a trailer only ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... do with trailering. Make sure your rig will be legal, not only where you live but also where you'...(1 600 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. • Then... don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total or gross weight of your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... right hitch. Here are some rules to follow: • The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. • Will you have to make any holes in the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...• If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle's brake system. If you do,...vehicle doesn't have anti-lock brakes, don't tap into your vehicle's brake system if ...20 650 kPa) of pressure? If not, the trailer brake system must not be used with your vehicle...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep ... secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. Following Distance Stay at... help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Passing You'...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. 292
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and... a hill, here's how to do it: 1. Apply your regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) ... wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. 4. Reapply the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you'...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Mode ...329 Cooling System ...329 Power Steering Fluid ...335 Windshield Washer Fluid ...336 Brakes ...337 Battery ...340 Jump Starting ...341 Headlamp ... ...359 Inflation - Tire Pressure ...362 295 Service ...297 Accessories and Modifications ...297 California Proposition 65 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...cation ...399 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...399 Service Parts Identification Label ...399 Electrical System ...400 Add-On Electrical ...and Wheels ...372 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...372 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...374 Wheel Replacement ...374 Tire...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...stability, ride and handling, emissions systems, aerodynamics, durability, and electronic systems like anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control. Some of these accessories may even cause malfunction or damage not covered by...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems (including some inside... service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about... manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 447...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. If your vehicle has ... hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. 299 Fuel Use of the recommended ... letter or number that identifies your engine. You will find the VIN at the top left.... If your vehicle has the 3.5L V6 engine (VIN Code K only), you...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...deposits from forming, allowing your emission control system to work properly. In most cases, you should not have to add anything to ...to your authorized GM dealer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. 300
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... fuel system and also damage the plastic and rubber parts. That damage would not be covered under your warranty. Some gasolines ... authorized GM dealer for service. If your vehicle has the 3.5L V6 engine (VIN Code... corn and other crops. Many service stations will not have an 85% ethanol fuel (...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel would not be covered by your warranty. To check the fuel availability, ask an auto ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... to stop. Then unscrew the cap all the way. Be careful not to spill fuel. Do not top off or overfill the tank and wait a few seconds after ... sure the cap is fully installed. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap... Center (DIC) if the fuel cap is not properly installed. See DIC Warnings...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See Malfunction.... Contact should be maintained until the filling is complete. • Do not smoke while pumping gasoline. 305
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be ...under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the interior hood release handle with this symbol on it. It is located to the left of the parking brake pedal. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood latch, located near the center of the hood front, by pushing ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3.5L engine (3.9L similar), here is what you will see: 308
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...Jump Starting on page 341. E. Coolant Recovery Tank. See "Checking Coolant" under Cooling System on page 329. F. ... the Fluid Level" under Automatic Transaxle Fluid on page 319. K. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See "Brake Fluid" under Brakes on page 337. L. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    When you open the hood on the 5.3L V8 engine, here is what you will see: 310
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ..."Checking the Fluid Level" under Automatic Transaxle Fluid on page 319. J. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See "Brake Fluid" under Brakes on page 337. K. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 318. L. Coolant Recovery Tank. See "Checking ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    .... The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 308 for the location of the engine ... to drain back into the oil pan. If you do not do this, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. 2. Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...Engine Oil Notice: Do not add too much oil. If the engine has so much oil that the oil level ...the engine oil fill cap. V6 Engine V8 Engine If the oil is below the cross-hatched ...right kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for two things: • GM6094M Your vehicle's engine requires oil meeting GM Standard GM6094M. You should look for and use ... your vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 20W-50. 314
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...ed For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM Goodwrench® oil ... the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. Engine Oil Additives Do not add anything to the oil. The recommended ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, ... you are driving under the best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and fi...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... every oil change. It will not reset itself. To reset the Engine Oil Life System, do the... you start your vehicle, the Engine Oil Life System has not reset. Repeat the procedure. What to Do with Used Oil Used engine oil... collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of used oil, ask your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 308 for more ...new filter is required. 1. Lift the filter cover tabs on top of the engine air cleaner/filter housing. 2. Push the filter cover housing toward the engine. 3. Pull out the filter. 4. Inspect...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air; it helps to stop flames if the engine backfires. If it is not there and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Do not drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. Notice: ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions ... your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. Pull out the dipstick and ... black loop with this symbol on it. It is located near the rear of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 308 ... pull it back out again. V6 Engines 5.3L V8 Engine 3. Check both sides of ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... the dipstick hole to bring it to the proper level. It does not take much fluid, generally less than one pint (0.5 L). Do not overfill. Notice: Use of the incorrect automatic transaxle fl... may damage your vehicle, and the damages may not be covered by your warranty. Always use the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    .... The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating or if you need to add ... km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL® (...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by your warranty...your vehicle. Use only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...the coolant recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. If the coolant recovery tank is completely empty, add coolant to the cooling system through the coolant fill neck on the engine. See ...: See Engine Compartment Overview on page 308 for more information on the location of the coolant recovery ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. Occasionally check the coolant ... Temperature Gage on page 182 and Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 181. In addition, you ...: If the pressure cap is not tightly installed, coolant loss and possible engine damage may ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode on page 329 for information on ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... An overheat warning can indicate a serious problem. If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little ... in this section. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. 328
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...avoid engine damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset the oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 312. Cooling System When you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. ...any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, do not do anything else.... If your vehicle has one of the V6 engines, the coolant recovery tank is located in the rear of the...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... be running. If the fans are not running, your vehicle needs service. Notice: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant is not covered by your warranty. See Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode on page 329 for information ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could get too hot but you would not get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fi... and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...You can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the cooling system through the coolant fill neck on the engine, but be sure the system is cool before you do it. How to Add Coolant to the Cooling System Notice: Your engine has a specific cooling system drain and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    .... Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 3. Fill the cooling system with the proper DEX-COOL® coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See Engine ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. What to Use To determine what kind of fluid to use, see Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer ... damage the tank if it is completely full. • Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have your brake system fixed, since a leak means that sooner or later your brakes will not work well, or will not work at all. 337
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... reservoir. {CAUTION: With the wrong kind of fluid in the brake system, the brakes may not work well, or they may not even ..., just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do not let someone ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... brake wear warning sound means that soon the brakes will not work well. That could lead to ... may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something... increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment Every time you ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... location. Warning: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals ... hands after handling. Vehicle Storage If you are not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or ... explode. You can be badly hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 341 for...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...cables can reach, but be sure the vehicles are not touching each other. If they... damage the electrical systems. To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly... transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. {CAUTION: Batteries...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Notice: If you leave your radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always turn off your radio and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You do not need ... acid that can burn you. Do not get it on you. If you accidentally ... parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables do not have loose... engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one. Do not...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good ... or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always connect and remove the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. 5. Return the fuse block cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...recommend that you take the vehicle to your dealer for service. Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement ... 351. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer... or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 346...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps To replace one of these bulbs, do the following: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 307 for more information. A. Sidemarker B. Low-Beam Headlamp C. High-Beam Headlamp D. Parking/Turn Signal Lamp 2. Remove the screw from the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    8. Install the electrical connector to the bulb. 9. Install the new bulb by inserting the smallest tab on the bulb base into the matching notch in the retaining ring. Turn the bulb a quarter-turn clockwise until it stops. 10. Reverse Steps 1 through 5 to reinstall the headlamp assembly. 3. Remove ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps To replace one of these bulbs, do the following: 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 103 for more information. 2. Remove the convenience net, if your vehicle has one. Unhook the net from the upper wing nut. A. Rear Sidemarker Lamp ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    7. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it. 8. Install a new bulb. 9. Turn the bulb socket clockwise to reinstall it. 10. Reverse Steps 1 through 6 to reinstall the taillamp assembly. When reinstalling the taillamp assembly, make sure that you line up the four posts on the assembly with ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... the license plate lamp. Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp Back-Up Front Parking/Turn Signal License Plate Lamp Headlamps High-Beam Low-Beam Sidemarker Stoplamp, Taillamp, and Turn Signal H9 H11 194 3057 Bulb Number 921 3157NAK 194 For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact your dealer. 351
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear or cracking. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 410 for more information on wiper blade inspection. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. Here's how to remove the wiper ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    To remove and replace the wiper blade element do the following: 1. The wiper blade element has two notches at one end which are engaged by the bottom claw set of the wiper blade. At the notched end of the wiper blade, pull the wiper blade element from the wiper blade assembly. 2. To replace the ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for details. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer's booklet included with your vehicle. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... size is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a particular tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in this section for more detail. (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): Original ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...ation Load Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Compact Spare Tire Example (A) Temporary Use Only: The compact... a tread life of approximately 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105 km/h). The compact spare ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use tire or compact ... a tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means the tire ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and speed ...a metric tire sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... means the combined weight of optional accessories. Some examples of optional accessories are, automatic transmission/ transaxle, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning. Aspect Ratio: The relationship of...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and...for that tire. Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight, and production options weight. Normal Occupant Weight: ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire... Quality Grading Standards): A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire's traction... on an individual tire due to curb weight, accessory weight, occupant weight, and cargo...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... of air pressure to operate effectively. Notice: Do not let anyone tell you that under-inflation...the label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity....Check your tires once a month or more. Do not forget to check the compact spare tire, it...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... the tire gage. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. Tire Pressure Monitor System The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio and sensor technology to check tire ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    The low tire pressure warning light may come on in cool weather when the vehicle is first started, ... and stopping ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is..., even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction ... exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low ... system can warn you about a low tire pressure condition but it does not ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... decreasing the tire's air pressure. When increasing the tire's pressure, do not exceed the maximum inflation pressure indicated on the ... over. The TPMS matching process is outlined below: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition switch to RUN with the engine off. 3. Using the DIC, press ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...FCC) and Industry and Science Canada The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) operates on a radio frequency and complies with Part 15...that may cause undesired operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See When It Is Time... When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. Do not include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. After the tires have ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...System. See "TPMS Sensor Identification Codes" under Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 363. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See... or split. • The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. 369
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... system considers over a dozen critical specifications that impact the overall performance of your vehicle, including brake system performance, ride and handling, traction control, ... types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... must replace your vehicle's tires with those that do not have a TPC Spec number, make sure ... tires. Vehicles that have a tire pressure monitoring system may give an inaccurate low-pressure warning ...Spec rated tires. See Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 363. Your vehicle's original equipment ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ..., and resistance to rollover. Additionally, if your vehicle has electronic systems such as, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control, the performance of these systems can be affected. See Buying New Tires on ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning... tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... and best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing will not be necessary on a regular basis. However, ..., the wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... bolts, and wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or tire chain ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...P225/55R17 or P235/50R18 size tires, do not use tire chains, there ...proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension, or other vehicle parts. The area ..., readjust, or remove the device if it is contacting your vehicle, and do not spin your wheels. If you do find traction devices ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A ... noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop, well off the road if possible. ... a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety equipment and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...Find a level place to change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle is raised. 4. Do not allow passengers to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    .... 2. Remove the convenience net if the vehicle has one. 4. Turn the wing nut counterclockwise and remove it. 5. Remove the compact spare tire. 3. Lift the handle on the spare tire cover. The handle may hook on the front edge of the trunk's weatherstrip to hold the cover out of the way. 379
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    6. Turn the nut holding the jack counterclockwise and remove it. Then remove the jack and wrench. The tools you will need to change a tire include the jack (A), extension and protection guide (B), and wheel wrench (C). 380
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Do not remove them yet. Or, your vehicle may have steel wheel covers. ...comes off. The edge of the wheel cover could be sharp, so do not try to remove it with your bare hands. Do not drop the cover or lay it face down, as it could ... them. Do not remove them yet. To remove the steel wheel covers and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: 2. For all wheel types, find the jacking location using the diagram above and the corresponding hoisting notches located on ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    {CAUTION: Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety equipment and training. The jack provided with your vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else, you or others could be badly injured or ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if needed, to get all the rust or dirt off. 6. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. 7. Install the compact spare tire. 384
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 8. Reinstall the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 9. Lower...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... wheel nut torque specification. Notice: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... area and secure. 2. Place the tire valve stem facing down and the protector/guide placed through a wheel bolt hole. 3. Remove the protector and attach the retainer securely 4. Store the cover as far forward as possible. When storing a compact ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... soon as you can. See Compact Spare Tire on page 389. Use the following as a guide for storing the compact spare tire and tools. A. Cover B. Wing Nut C. Compact Spare Tire D. Wing Nut E. Jack F. Wheel Wrench G. Extension Protector H. Foam Holder I. Bolt Screw 388
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. You must calibrate the... Monitor System on page 363 for more information. The system may not work correctly when the compact spare is ... is installed, do not take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...that could cause stains to set rapidly. Lighter colored interiors may require more frequent cleaning....Use care because newspapers and garments that transfer color to your home furnishings may also transfer color to your vehicle's interior. When cleaning your vehicle's interior, only use cleaners ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...pressure can damage your interior and does not improve the effectiveness of soil removal. • Use only... per gallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. • Do not heavily saturate your upholstery while... and then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... the cleaning cloth remains clean. 5. If the soil is not completely removed, use a mild soap solution and ...can be used. Allow the leather to dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. Never use steam to... appearance and feel of your leather and are not recommended. Do not use silicone or wax-based products...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... appearance and feel of your interior and are not recommended. Do not use silicone or wax-based products,... Keep belts clean and dry. {CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do,... may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... paint finish on the vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention, and durability. The best way ... washing it often with lukewarm or cold water. Do not wash the vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. ... clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under Washing Your Vehicle on page ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and ... vehicle in a garage or covered whenever possible. Windshield and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not ...solution. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when it is rinsed with water. Grime from the windshield ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... you could damage the surface of the wheel(s). The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use ...aluminum wheels could damage the wheels. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use ...damage the aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Never ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts ...chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode ... defect in the paint job causes this, GM will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and surface contaminants.... Usage Removes swirl marks, fine scratches, and other light surface contamination. Removes light... necessary. Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... help you identify your vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You ... • Model designation • Paint information • Production options and special equipment Do not remove this label from the vehicle. This is the legal identifier for your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options A circuit breaker in the .... This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...to access the fuses. Fuses PWR/SEAT PWR/WNDW RAP HTD/SEAT AUX AMP S/ROOF XM CNSTR DR/LCK PWR/MIR AIRBAG TRUNK TRUNK Usage Power Seats Power Window Retained Accessory Power Heated Seats Auxiliary Outlets Amplifier Sunroof XM™ Radio Canister Door Locks Power Mirrors Airbags Trunk Trunk Relay 401
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    Underhood Fuse Block The underhood fuse block is located in the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 308 for more information on location. Fuses LT PARK RT PARK Usage Driver's Side Parking Lamp Passenger's Side Parking Lamp...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ..., Transaxle Control Module Regulated Voltage Control Sensor Audio System Fog Lamps Spare Battery 4 Anti-lock Brake System Motor 1 Battery 3 Windshield Wiper Heated Mirror Spare Battery 1 Anti-lock Brake System Motor 2 Air Pump Battery 2 Interior Lamps ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...INJ 1 EMISSIONS 1 INJ 2 EMISSIONS 2 RT SPOT LT SPOT HDLP MDL DRL 2 FAN ... Lamps Display Electronic Throttle Control, Engine Control Module Injector 1 Emissions 1 Injector ... Fan 2 Fuel Pump Wiper Fuses LT LO BEAM RT LO BEAM... High-Beam Usage Air Conditioning Compressor Cooling Fan 3 Fuel Pump Powertrain...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ..., more fluid may be needed. Cooling System Including Reservoir 3.5L V6, 3.5L V6 Flexible Fuel, 3.9L V6 Engines 5.3L V8 Engine Engine Oil with Filter 3.5L V6, 3.5L V6 Flexible Fuel and 3.9L V6 Engines 5.3L V8 Engine 10.1 qt 13.3 qt 4.0 qt 6.0 qt 9.6 L 12.6...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ..., VT, NY, MA (see your dealer for bordering states) 3.5L Engine (without NU6 emissions) sold new in all other... approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine Specifications Engine 3.5L V6 3.5L Flexible ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...416 At Each Fuel Fill ...416 At ......420 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...421 Engine Drive Belt Routing ...422 Maintenance Record......409 Scheduled Maintenance ...410 Additional Required Services ...413 Maintenance Footnotes ...414 407
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good ...caused by failure to follow scheduled maintenance may not be covered by warranty. Your Vehicle and ...your dealer for details. Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... in good working condition. But we do not know exactly how you will drive it. You may ... recommended fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 299. The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 410 should be performed when indicated. See Additional Required Services on page 413 and Maintenance Footnotes on ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... needs, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using ... parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else ... Scheduled Maintenance When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message comes on, it means that service is required for your ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... driving under the best conditions, the engine oil life system may not indicate that vehicle service is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and filter.... See Engine Oil Life System on page 316. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... Tire Inspection and Rotation on page 368 and "Tire Wear Inspection" in At Least Once a Month on page 417. Inspect brake system. See footnote (a). Check engine coolant and windshield washer fluid levels and add fluid as needed. Perform any...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... (kilometers) shown for each item. Additional Required Services Service and Miles (Kilometers) Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air cleaner filter. See Engine Air ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ..., urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. (a) Visually inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... any opened or broken airbag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. The airbag system does not need regular maintenance. (f) Lubricate ...be complex; you should have your dealer perform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 323 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...uid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired and the fluid level checked. Add fluid if ... engine oil at the proper level can cause damage to your engine not covered by your warranty. Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...sure you have enough room around the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply both the parking brake and the regular brake. See Parking Brake on page 120. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready ... high mileage highway drivers prior to the Engine Oil Life System service notification. Check the tires ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... Brake on page 120. Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the ignition to RUN, but do not start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of PARK (P) with normal effort....
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... on the regular brake, set the parking brake. • To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL ...this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. • To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... ® Engine Coolant water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant. See Engine Coolant on page 323. Hydraulic Brake Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid. System Windshield Washer GM Optikleen® Washer Solvent. ® Lubricant, Superlube Hood and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... Maintenance Replacement Parts Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 3.5L V6, 3.5L V6 Flexible Fuel and 3.9L V6 Engines 5.3L V8 Engine Passenger Compartment Air Filter Spark Plugs 3.5L V6, 3.5LV6 Flexible Fuel and 3.9L V6 Engines 5.3L V8 Engine Windshield Wiper ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Engine Drive Belt Routing 5.3L V8 Engine 3.5L V6, 3.5L V6 Flexible Fuel Engines, and 3.9 V6 Engines 422
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of ... Requirements on page 408. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 416 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 424
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 425
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 426
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... Canadian Government ...446 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...446 Service Publications Ordering Information ...447 Customer Assistance and Information ...428... ...434 Courtesy Transportation ...437 Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders ...440 Collision Damage Repair ...441 427
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of... cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, in the U.S., contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-222-1020. In ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved at a dealer's facility. That is why ... to settle automotive disputes regarding vehicle repairs or the interpretation of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.... 40 days. If you do not agree with the decision given in your case...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... - Canadian Owners: In the event that you do not feel your concerns have been ... disputes involving factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the review of the facts ... process, from the time you file your complaint to the final decision, should be completed in approximately ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... specific vehicle, including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner manual. • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. • Find GM dealers for service nationwide. • Receive special promotions and privileges only available to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at its Customer ...-381-0022 Customer Assistance Offices Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free ..., if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to: Canada - Customer ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Overseas - Customer Assistance Please contact the local General Motors Business Unit. GM Mobility Reimbursement Program Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) - Customer Assistance General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ...Canada, call 1-800-268-6800 Service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As the owner of a new Chevrolet vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...If your vehicle has a spare tire, installation of the tire in good condition will be covered at no charge. The customer is responsible for the repair or replacement of the tire if not covered by a warrantable failure. • Jump Start: No-start occurrences which...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...many instances, mechanical failures are covered under Chevrolet's Bumper-to-Bumper warranty, and the duration ... location. • Location of the vehicle. • Model, year, color, and license plate number. • Odometer ... a phone call away. U.S. customers call Chevrolet Roadside Assistance: 1-800-CHEV-USA...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    Chevrolet and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to limit services or reimbursement... provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Chevrolet and General Motors of Canada Limited... program for new vehicles. For warranty repairs during the Bumper-to-Bumper (U.S.) or Base Warranty Coverage...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... to allow for the same day repair. Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed ... one-way or round trip shuttle service within reasonable time and distance ... overnight warranty repairs, and public transportation is used as 'shuttle service,' the reimbursement is limited to ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    .... Additional Program Information All program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer for ... excessive mileage, or rental usage beyond the completion of the repair. Generally it is not possible to provide a like-vehicle as a...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... to optimize fuel economy, to monitor conditions for airbag deployment and, if the vehicle has the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), to provide anti-lock braking and to help the driver control the vehicle in difficult driving situations. Some information may be ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ...OnStar® subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection. Collision Damage Repair If your vehicle is involved in a... equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs will diminish your vehicle's resale value, ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...parts are not covered by that warranty. Repair Facility GM also recommends that you choose a collision repair facility that meets your needs before you... technicians and state of the art equipment, or be able to recommend a collision repair center that has GM-trained technicians and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... may require you to have insurance that assures repairs with Genuine GM Original Equipment Manufacturer ...charged at the end of your lease for poor quality repairs. • Give only the necessary and requested ... if its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. 443
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... no injuries and both vehicles are driveable. • Choose a reputable collision repair facility for your vehicle. Whether you select a GM dealer or a private collision repair facility to fix the damage, make sure you are comfortable with them. Remember, you will have to feel ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ..., recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty. Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but ... full cost. If another party's insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based on that insurance company's collision policy repair ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. ... you will notify General Motors. Please call the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ...Processing Fee Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, ..., body, etc. Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual This manual provides information on unit repair service procedures, adjustments, and...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... funds. Canadian residents are to make checks payable in U.S. funds. Current and Past Model Order Forms Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To request an order form, please specify year and ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ...78 When Should an Airbag Inflate? ...75 Where Are the Airbags? ...72 Antenna, Backglass ...Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...Anti-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...Appearance Care Aluminum Wheels ...Care of Safety Belts ...Chemical Paint Spotting ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... Management ...Run-Down Protection ...244 340 163 164 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ...Brake Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...Emergencies ...Parking ...System Warning Light ...Brakes ...Braking ...Braking in Emergencies ...Break-In, New Vehicle ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... Center Seat ...16 Chains, Tire ...376 Charging System Light ...179 Check Engine Light ...183 Checking Things Under the Hood ...306 Chemical Paint Spotting ...397 ... ...166 Air Filter, Passenger Compartment ...171 Outlet Adjustment ...170 Collision Damage Repair ...441 451
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... ...389 Compass ...195 Content Theft-Deterrent ...107 Control of a Vehicle ...252 Convenience Net ...144 Coolant Engine Temperature Gage ...182 Engine Temperature Warning Light ...181 Heater, Engine ...115 Cooling System ...329 Courtesy Lamps ...161 Cruise Control ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ...400 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...318 Battery ...340 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...183 Coolant ...323 Coolant Heater ...115 Coolant Temperature Gage ...182 Coolant Temperature Warning Light ...181 Drive Belt Routing ...422 Engine Compartment Overview ...308 Exhaust ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    F Filter Engine Air Cleaner ...318 Finish Damage ...397 Flashers, Hazard Warning ...150 Flash-... Steering ...335 Windshield Washer ...336 Fog Lamp Light ...187 Fog Lamps ...161 Folding Rear Seat ... 299 300 400 401 402 400 G Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...Fuel ...Speedometer ...Tachometer ...Garage ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... ...346 Daytime Running Lamps/Automatic Headlamp System ...160 Delayed ...160 Flash-to-Pass ...153...153 Heated Seats ...11 Heater ...166 Highbeam On Light ...187 Highway Hypnosis ...270 Hill and ... ...306 Release ...307 Horn ...150 How to Use This Manual ...4 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...25 I ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ...158 Fog ...161 Reading ...163 LATCH System Child Restraints ...55 License Plate Lamps ...351 Light Airbag Readiness ...176 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ...180 Brake System Warning ...179 Charging System ...179 Cruise Control ...187 Engine ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... ...409 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...408 Malfunction Indicator Light ...183 Manual Lumbar Controls ...11 Manual Passenger Seat ...9 Message DIC Warnings and Messages ...197 Mirrors Automatic Dimming Rearview with OnStar® ...126 Manual Rearview Mirror ...126 Manual Rearview ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...43 Online Owner Center ...431 OnStar® System, see OnStar® Manual ...128 Other Warning Devices ...150 Outlet Adjustment ...170 Outlet(s), Accessory Power ...165 ... (P) Shifting Into ...121 Shifting Out of ...123 Parking Brake ...120 Over Things That Burn ...123 Passenger Airbag ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... CD ...217, 223 Setting the Time ...214, 215 Theft-Deterrent ...241 Understanding Reception ...243 Reading Lamps ...163 Rear Door Security ... the Restraint Systems ...86 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...87 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...113 Right Front Passenger Position, Safety ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ... ...15 Heated Seats ...11 Seats (cont.) Manual Lumbar ...11 Manual Passenger ...9 Power Seats ...10 ... Front Seat Position ...65 Security Light ...187 Service ...297 Accessories and Modifications ...297 ...298 Doing Your Own Work ...298 Engine Soon Light ...183 Publications Ordering Information ...447 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ...cations, Capacities ...Speedometer ...Starting Your Engine ...Steering ...Steering Wheel Controls, Audio ...Steering Wheel, Tilt Wheel ...Storage Areas Center Console ...and Back-Up Lamps ...TCS Warning Light ...Theft-Deterrent, Radio ...Theft-Deterrent Systems ...Content Theft-Deterrent ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ... 374 374 369 284 286 284 Traction Control System (TCS) ...Control System Warning Light ...Transaxle Fluid, Automatic ...Transaxle Operation, ...... 256 181 319 117 103 152 151 U Understanding Radio Reception ...Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...Universal Home Remote System ...Operation ...133, 243 372 ...
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ... Label ...399 Ventilation Adjustment ...170 Visors ...107 W Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ...172 Warnings DIC Warnings and ... Flashers ...150 Other Warning Devices ...150 Safety and Symbols ...4 Vehicle Damage ...5 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...374 Different Size ...372 Replacement ......
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    Windshield Washer ...Washer Fluid ...Wiper Blade Replacement ...Wiper Blades, Cleaning ...Wiper Fuses ...Wipers ...Winter Driving ... 154 336 352 395 400 153 272 X XM Radio Messages ...240 XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...245 Y Your Vehicle and the Environment ...408 464



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