10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,205 miles

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problem #2

Oct 182010

Impala

  • 62,000 miles
All Chevrolet Impala dating back to 2002-2009 have problems with their traction control systems. The engine power is reduced and the vehicle slows immediately. This problem has been ignored by Chevrolet since 2002. Fortunately, no one has been killed. Chevrolet does not know how to fix the problem, or simply chooses to ignore it. However by simply reading complaints on the internet, it is obvious that this is a wide-spread problem and a potentially dangerous one. Public safety should require the government to discipline Chevrolet for intentionally refusing to address a potentially lethal flaw in it's Chevrolet Impala line.

- Clarkston , GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 272011

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
Traveling at highway speed on 2 lane road, check engine and traction control lights illuminated then vehicle shut down. Lights and radio worked but vehicle would not turn over. After approximately 15 minutes vehicle cranked and started and was drivable. Took to Chevrolet dealer who made repairs by replacing 24 terminals. Verbally told me that there was corrosion on wires on this 2 year old vehicle with barely 60,000 miles. Had this happened on a multilane interstate highway shutting down like this could have been very dangerous.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA