I am debating on getting an extended GM warranty on my 2002 Chevy
Impala with the 3.8 Liter engine. I can get some decent prices from
GM dealers on the Internet for different mileage/year combinations. I
know that there are some costly maintenance issues and potential
problem areas with this vehicle and engine. The only one I am aware
of is the leaking manifold (Warping due to heat). I have the recall
notice for the new screws and the pellets they put in the antifreeze
but I have not yet had a problem in that area. (Has anyone had any
problems once that procedure was done?). Another issue is that I can
feel some clicking in the steering wheel when I turn sometime.
(Steering shaft problem?).
If anyone can provide me a list of problem areas with this car and the
estimated cost for a fix that will be much appreciated. This listing
will help me decide whether the cost of the GM extended warranty plan
is the most cost effective in light of the potential high cost problem
areas down the road (After the 3year/36K warranty). (I have about
30,000 miles on the vehicle, so I have a little time to decide). Any
input would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks In Advance