fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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problem #2

Dec 032012

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to traction control system problems. The consumer stated the part for the traction control system was no longer being manufactured. Also, she had problems with the windows and air condition, but was never able to get them fixed as she is on a fixed income.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 272010


  • 40,000 miles
2000 Chevy Impala ls, (this problem started when my car was at 40,000 miles) the traction control will come on for no reason. This causes automatic breaking for which you can not move the car you can be backing up, turning, or going forward. The car will lag and then shudder fighting the brakes that have been applied by the car while I am on the gas. I have for my self turned the traction control off. However I have researched on line and found that there are thousands of people with this very same problem. They have been to the dealerships for trouble shooting and replaced many possible parts it could be and the problem will resurface again. I was content with turning the traction control off although with further research I have found the traction control will re-engage, since this button needs to be pressed every time you turn on the car. It will re-engage itself and you can not turn it off. The button becomes useless. This is why I am turning to the NHTSA for help. I see this being a huge safety risk that I am driving and the ABS will engage itself because the traction control has come on. I have been lucky this has only happened at low speeds my fear is that I will have my daughter in the car with me and this happens at highway speed. I am sure you can see the danger in this happening at any speed let alone if it should happen at a faster speed of rate. Thank-you for your attention to this matter I look forward to a recall and a real solution to this problem.

- Modesto, CA, USA