really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,081 miles

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problem #191

Aug 102019


  • 140,000 miles
After I getting the transmission fully repaired after it went out of nowere anyway I was driving and the steering wheel locked up on me and the sins are started going crazy in the car and I am one payment away from owning the vehicle and the last few months starting the beginning of this year I've noticed one problem after another the seat belt in the passenger's front side does not want to lock also it's saying that it needs service and as far as I'm concerned I bought this car barely two years ago in 2017 I'm financing it on a lease once I finish this last payment it'll be a little over 7,000 that I paid for it I feel like the dealer got over on me because it's my first vehicle and I didn't know exactly what I was doing this wasn't the car that I wanted if anything they avoided selling me the car that I wanted and gave me this one everything seemed fine for awhile but slowly started to all break down the tires are starting to say traction control and ABS is on and never goes off the car shakes when I drive also the windows are starting to get stuck where they might want to roll up in might not I have already had to redo the transmission and I have already hacked you put a new head gasket and now I'm going to have to repair the axle and a motor mount and I don't know but this car is not safe the car dealership sold me a vehicle basically and scammed me because I did not know exactly what leasing a used car was about the car did lock up on me when I was driving I did not crash unfortunately but it pulled me to the side of the road and I had to pull to the left side of the road to avoid another car turning into me and crashing then I pushed as hard as I could and got home cuz it wasn't that far and I have my fiance check out the car. I don't want to give my car away nor do I want the money back I just want a car that is not going to cause death to me or my children.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #190

Aug 202019


  • 25 miles
2009 Chevy Impala tps sensor keeps appearing but tire dealer couldn't dx problem pass side right front. Today air bag P/S side air bag warning light came on. Dealer sold as is. Think none of this should have never gone thru md state inspection. Please help

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #189

Jun 012019


  • miles
Airbag light stays on and it has a airbag message on the dash the ignition switch doesn't work the car won't turn over

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #188

Jun 032019


  • 49,000 miles
While driving on a street, the airbag service light illuminated and warning indicator for the red airbag sign displayed. Checked all connections and drove it to the dealership. They said they fixed the problem but they did not.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #187

Apr 182019


  • miles
Speedometer caught on fire and burnt out the electrical wires

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #186

Jul 102018


  • 10 miles
The radiator fan stop working do to electrical problem I change sensors and relays N still won┐T work I had auto shop test the fan and the fans works. It stop working on its

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #185

Mar 092019


  • 131,000 miles
Started with the autolock doors fail sometimes, then the car started shutting off and not starting I've had it in the garage twice, to no avail it ended up being towed back to my residence two days after repair. Replaced the battery, the battery cable and a relay

- Vincennes, IN, USA

problem #184

Feb 202018


  • 120,000 miles
For over a year now, an airbag red light comes on sporadically along with a beeping noise. I can't afford the hundreds of dollars the local dealership requires to check it out to see if it is the drivers side or passenger air bag. I just want to know if it imposes any danger. They say it may me just a faulty system and that it doesn't necessarily mean that the airbag wouldn't deploy in an emergency. But they have to take the whole front side out to check. The labor time is quite price. Also, when using my remote, the door locks stay locked off and on. No rhyme of reason. It has been going on for over a year; but your form here makes me put just one date down in order to proceed.

- Dalton, GA, USA

problem #183

Nov 192018


  • 18,000 miles
Door locks work intermittently with remote, especially over 75 degrees. Usually driver door lock but can be any. All still work manually. This can be very dangerous because handicapped people are often in this vehicle and can┐T get out on their own. Also intermittently dependent on how hot it is the service passenger airbag light comes on but often disappears. This started soon after the so called airbag recall was done.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #182

Aug 012016

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles
2009 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to illuminated passenger side airbag light.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #181

Dec 202018


  • 100,000 miles
The vehicle shut down and I cannot start it because of the ignition switch causing the entire vehicle to become inoperable. I was pulling up in my drivewaywhen the vehicle shut down.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #180

Dec 292018


  • 85,000 miles
ABS and traction control lights intermittently come on causing car to jerk with acceleration, or occasionally, to slip during braking. Wheel hub assemblies have been replaced multiple times and the same faulty issue keeps reoccurring. Low quality wiring and position and tautness going into the harness are a recipe for disaster. Sensors can be set off with as little effort as gently rocking the car, definitely going off if there are any bumps or potholes in the road. Also had other annoying although less dangerous issues: Door lock actuators and heating/ac actuator, causing door locks to not respond and causing a horrible clicking noise in the car, respectively. I have walked away from the car thinking I had locked it only to find one or more of the doors did not lock. Actually had items taken from the car. The clicking noise from under the dash was sporadic, usually upon starting the car, but occasionally while driving with no notice. This ear splitting, headache inducing noise would for the most part stop after several minutes of driving, but would sometimes continue after the car was shut off and would drain the battery. The electrical system throughout the car is horrible.

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #179

Nov 142018


  • 140,000 miles
The Impala displays service traction control followed by engine power reduced. Throws a code for throttle body sensor, but that does not fix the issue. Accelerator pedal position sensor is another reason they say, which also does not fix the issue. My car has shut off on me going down the interstate, on a highway, and and over a hill. It shuts down and says 'starting disabled, service throttle┐ with no warning at all. Several people have had the same exact problem and no one seems to know how to fix it. They say wiring but it never fixed anything.

- Athens, AL, USA

problem #178

Sep 182018


  • miles
Lately, I have been having issues with the acceleration of my vehicle. Every so often, my engine light comes on and I get a "engine reduced" notification, and my vehicle slows down. Whenever I reach 40mph, my hp meter drops and my car starts shaking. There has even been a time when my car would completely shut off and display "ignition disabled". each time this has happened, the vehicle was moving on a highway. I went to a shop to get the error codes and I will upload them.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #177

Aug 012018


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that all four windows became inoperable and could not be moved up or down. The vehicle was taken to diver Chevrolet (2101 Pennsylvania ave, wilmington, de 19806, 302-504-8313) where it was diagnosed that all the window motors were fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #176

Sep 062018


  • 105,577 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While attempting to unlock the vehicle, it failed to unlatch. The contact also stated that there was an abnormal burning odor inside the vehicle. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified and referred the contact to NHTSA. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 105,577. The VIN was invalid.

- Russell, AL, USA

problem #175

Mar 202017


  • miles
Issues with the airbag and light the blinkers shorted out, the car kept dying and the key got stuck in the ignition in a parking lot. The gear shifter was getting stuck in different gears been undrivable since the beginning of August 2018 didn't know about the recalls till August but the recalls are in 2016 and 2014

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #174

Nov 032017


  • miles
Airbag light is on paid to get it fixed and it's still on afraid to drive it if I get into an accident it will probably not deploy the electrical system doesn't work my brake lights don't work to fix them and get new balls it's all electrical I seen there's a recall but I bought the car after the recall so I had no idea there was a recall for the electrical system wiring and the electrical system ignition my key gets stuck in the ignition and I have to push a button in the back in order for it to release

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #173

Jun 082018


  • 140,000 miles
My car occasionally makes a ticking noise from the dash. This comes and goes periodically. It starts when I open the door (any door) and continues for about a minute. In the period when this noise comes and goes the doors will automatically lock, I.e. if I step out of the car (running or not) and shut the door it will automatically lock even if I did not hit the lock button and even if I do hit the unlock button. Twice this has occurred when the car was running and my dog was in the vehicle (along with my purse and keys) causing me must distress. I believe this is something faulty in the make of the car. By the time I get to a dealership to have it checked out the clicking has stopped or it is not locking automatically. The dealer says it has to be happening while the noise is ongoing. There are no lights on the dash to indicate a problem. This first started about a year ago and the most recent incident was today (the date listed below). Thank you for your time.

- Georgetown, IN, USA

problem #172

Mar 232018


  • 61,495 miles
Service airbag light comes on intermittently and then goes off. I took it took the dealership and they couldn't replicate it. This has has more than one time. I'm concerned that this can cause an issue during a front end collision. Multiple Chevrolet Impala owners have the same issue and GM won't stand behind this. Same for the power door locks, driver door doesn't always open. Same issue and since they can't replicate it, they say keep an eye on it. Concerned if the door won't unlock sometimes. Air pressure monitoring system & stability trak monitors also seem to have issues. The sensors on the car constantly go off and my vehicle has less than 65,000 miles on a 9 year old car. Concerned when driving it if it's just a sensor issue or a real problem that can cause a safety concerned when driving and Chevrolet doesn't want to do anything concerning the issue. I've already paid $645 for the actuator, $345 for the tire monitoring system and I keep getting told keep an eye on the service airbag issue cause they can't replicate it.

- Shippensburg, PA, USA

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