10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,842 miles

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problem #81

Feb 012019

Impala

  • 150,000 miles
I have dad my transmission rebuilt and the solenoids keep going out this will be the third time I will be getting them replaced, I have not had an operating vehicle for a week now and I just have wait to save up to have them replaced.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #80

Mar 282019

Impala

  • 970 miles
When driving it stated not to pick up speed then inboxes I couldn't go anymore I turn it off then bk on and I put it on drive. And it went into reverse so I turned it off waited a little and then tiered it back on and it picked up a little speed (5mph) and I kept having to turn it off N on till I made it home. After I haven't drove it. The only good thing was that it happened on my back rode to my apt. (less cars)

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #79

Nov 022015

Impala

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated and jerked forward. The contact took the vehicle to gregg young Chevrolet (17750 burt St, omaha, ne 68118, (402) 509-3028) twice, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. On one occasion, the contact's vehicle lurched forward and crashed into another vehicle that turned in front of the contact. The crash was a T-bone collision. A police report was filed. The contact and other driver were injured and transported to the hospital for medical attention. The vehicle was towed to huber Cadillac (11102 w Dodge rd, omaha, ne 68154, (402) 496-5400), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs, coil, and fuel injector (twice); however, the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #78

Mar 142019

Impala

  • 60,000 miles
When taking off from stop the car hesitates and jerks hard and sometimes 10 to 15mph will quit accelerating and then jerk then takes off. State highway.

- Gonzales, LA, USA

problem #77

Nov 122017

Impala

  • miles
Vehicle hesitates throttle body causes car to jerk cut off not pick up speed always idled up speed sensor reads 107 mph when only going 30mph stalls. Almost was rear ended because car shut off in the middle of driving.I have my car regularly serviced and all of a sudden this started happening. My blendoor aculater cause my heat not to sometimes come on and it makes this loud clicking noise. Most if no all Impala have this problem and GM knows about all the things I told you about yet they dont wanna recall the vehicle

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #76

Feb 052017

Impala

  • miles
Trans has a problem shifting into gear the right way, had it service 4 times an now the car sits in drive way, problem started last year 2017 GM needs to help out with this problem period.

- Chester, PA, USA

problem #75

Jul 262018

Impala

  • 160,000 miles
Started forward from full stop at a traffic signal heard loud bang car reversed direction and impacted car behind

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #74

Jul 132018

Impala

  • miles
Ignition is messing up and the power will go down

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #73

Apr 022018

Impala

  • 120,000 miles
When starting from a stop, the car will sometimes initially move forward slowly and then suddenly launch forward about 3-5 seconds after applying the accelerator. It is also giving a traction lost indicator when I make sharp turns from a stop and it sounds as if there is slipping from the front end. Remedy for this is to back off the sharp turn slightly and once the car is rolling turn the wheel more sharply.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #72

Jul 172017

Impala

  • 214,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. While the vehicle was stationary, it became stuck in the neutral gear. The vehicle was towed. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 214,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #71

Dec 052016

Impala

  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the gear shifter would independently shift into neutral and started to jerk. The contact restarted the vehicle but the shift lever failed to move from the park position without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the gear shift wiring was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 210,000.

- Mansfield, LA, USA

problem #70

Aug 092016

Impala 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
My car stopped on 630. It said disabled full throttle. I had to sit for 15 minutes before it would start. I then hear a clicking noise that started at 830am and stopped at 832am. I've had nothing but problems with this car. Do not buy any Impala, unless you have a lifetime of fixable recalls. It's hot in Arkansas and to stall for 15 minutes with children in the car is unacceptable. When you call Chevy customer service, they can not help you with anything. They just take your VIN number and state oh I don't see a recall for your vehicle, although you read 5598 problems/same issue you are having with your car. Erratic transmission is the whole problem. So to Chevrolet and company please think about families and children when attempting to sale a new car with used products. It's not cool and the sad part is you will not fix it. Warrant my behind Chevy need a lifetime of recalls for everyone on all cars. May jesus be with your company. Sincerely a mother of 3 boys.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #69

Jun 062016

Impala

  • 76,000 miles
Communication between gas petal and throttle body breaks down causing vehicle to display reduced engine power causing vehicle to slow to 20 to 30 mph instantly. Happen on highway almost causing accident due to slowdown. Should be safety recall before someone or myself gets killed.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #68

May 012016

Impala

  • 2 miles
While driving my car for only two minutes, the reduced power sensor came on and traction control came on also. My car would not go above 20 mph. Went back to normal after an hour. Very concerning if I was on the interstate when this happened.was on a back country highway when this happened.

- Heathsville, VA, USA

problem #67

Sep 142015

Impala

  • 179,000 miles
While driving my car my car stalled as if it was in neutral. I stopped and tried to put the car in park, but nothing happened. I tried reverse and the car wouldn't move. It crakes up but there are no shifting of gears. I had to replace my gas tank as well as my pedals for this car. Please help.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #66

Feb 042016

Impala

  • 118,000 miles
I started see a warning light on in my car that read "engine power is reduced, service traction control" so I sent GM an email regarding this and maybe a month or so later I received a notice that said the gas throttle sensor will cause this to appear when it is bad. They advised if I felt this was the problem I could take it to a GM dealer and have it check, but if it wasn't they would not cover it and I would be responsible for the cost of the diagnostics test. I took my car and took my car, along with the notice to sunrise Pontiac on 12/31/15. I was told that I needed a thermostat a gas pressure sensor. The cost to repair these items would run me almost $900 and I could not afford that T this time. I asked the technician, which could I get away with not fixing right now and he said I needed to go ahead and replace the thermostat to get the check engine light off. I had that work done and the light still was on, as well as, the warning lights. So I contacted GM again and advised them of the situation. They paid for me to go to serra Chevrolet to get another diagnostic done. This time I was told I needed an app sensor, gas pressure sensor, thermostat (which had already been replaced), and a temperature sensor, all of which would run me $1300. I told them I could not afford that and left. I contacted GM once again and explained what was told to me and asked why the sensors would not be covered when they were apart of the gas throttle body? now I'm getting a warning that says "starting disabled service throttle " and my car is literally cutting off while I'm driving. I feel like this is a matter that GM should be willing to repair for their consumers to prevent accident or death. I 've read on google that several Impala owners are experiencing the same thing. Also, while I'm driving my gear control is popping out. This is my only means of transportation.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #65

Jul 012015

Impala

  • 65,000 miles
Transmission problems vehicle jerks hard after coming from a complete stop. This is a safety issue on this vehicle. This safety issues can be a danger if vehicle is out in the middle of on coming traffic. This is a major problem and has a issues on most Chevrolet Impala. This problem has Accord in moving traffic. This problem Accord the second month after vehicle was bout from dealership. Dealership says there is no warranty on vehicle

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #64

Jul 102015

Impala

  • 6,800 miles
The vehicle jerks after take off from a stop and loses speed in traffic.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #63

Aug 052015

Impala

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the transmission gears hesitated to change and the gears were slipping. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #62

Aug 262015

Impala

  • 140,000 miles
I was on the 10 freeway in los angeles heading West in the far left lane doing 65 miles an hour all the sudden my car lost power drop down to 10 miles an hour was almost rear ended. The engine power reduced message appeared on my dashboard. I contacted the dealership they told me there was nothing they can do I contact a GM they said they couldn't do nothing I was reading on their blogs this is an ongoing issue with multiple people so the yeah this is a big safety concern and seems to be a manufacturing issue. Please help!

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

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