hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,388 miles

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problem #2

Jun 152014

Impala 6-cyl

  • 80,775 miles
Climbing up alpowa grade on highway 12 in Washington state, the check engine light came on, "engine power is reduced" came on in the odometer window. Approximately 35 miles later, beyond Dodge junction and before starbuck turnoff, there was another message flashed in the odometer window, "ignition switch disabled. Service engine" the engine shut down, and the power steering became super sluggish. The car slowed down, and we were able to get stopped on the side of the road. At this point when we got the car running again, the cruise control would not work. When we reached walla walla, Washington, we stopped at O'reilys auto parts, had one of the parts specialists come out and check what the code was on the computer, and found out it was the electronic throttle sensor that is defective. This is a Pilot car escort vehicle, making the hazard even more dangerous, because had I been traveling with an oversized load, I could have been hit by the semi pulling the load, or I could have impacted the rear of the load, depending if I were following or leading. Also, had that happened while on a job, the load would have had to stop until another Pilot car escort vehicle could arrive to continue with the load. This is a dangerous thing to have shut off when driving in areas that are not straight. Unable to control steering, brakes less than responsive, and possible hazards of vehicles oncoming or following us could become impact hazards. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #1

Aug 232013


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the engine warning indicator illuminated then the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted 20 minutes later. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician detected that the accelerator pedal, accelerator position sensor connector, and fuel vent solenoid was faulty. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Douglas, MI, USA