really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
27 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,145 miles

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problem #193

Sep 012018


  • 60,000 miles
The passenger air bag will not turn on. It is disabled and the digital reader below the speedometer flashes service airbag. Dealer said there is no recall and it's fixed?

- Saint Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #192

Jul 222019


  • 0 miles
Had car repaired and was informed that the passenger airbag is malfunctioning. I cannot afford $900 for a new one. Is there someone who can help me with this issue?

- Payette, ID, USA

problem #191

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 #190

Jan 012018


  • miles
I took my car in for the last recall for the passanger air bag sensor it did not turn the light off and the dealer says ther is a differant issue with it and that's why the airbag light is on. I couldn't tell you what they did as far as taping the wires or replacing the sensor. But I feel like they did nothing now they tell me the part is $433 and labor and programing is almost $1000. I see many cars have this same issue with the passanger presence sensor module. The airbag light on keeps me from getting the car inspected. Basically if you sit in my passanger side front seat it can't recognize anyone sitting there. Any help would be welcome on this situation.

- Brattleboro, VT, USA

problem #189

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 #188

May 262019


  • 100,000 miles
My Impala has had airbag issues since 2016 display panel constantly says to service air bag especially when someone sits in the passenger seat. I received the airbag recall notice back in 2016 and took the car to the dealer. They rewrapped the wires under passenger seat and system was ok for around 6 months then it started doing the same things with same issue. Stating to service air bag and when in passenger seat is the only time it says this and it also displays that the passenger air bag is off.

- Webb City, MO, USA

problem #187

Mar 012019


  • 85,000 miles
The car started to state the airbag needed servicing. I looked up the issue online and saw the recall for my make and model. Recall number 273230. The NHTSA number is 16V507000. Separately, the steering wheel is incredibly stiff when starting the car, and while making turns. Need both arms to force the car to turn. There is no issue with power steering fluid. The steering loosens a small amount when applying pressure on the gas.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #186

Apr 112019


  • miles
My airbag light keeps coming on and off, I owned another 2009 Chevy Impala that I had a recall on but when I type in this one it doesn't come up. But the airbag light does keep coming on and off.

- Chetek, WI, USA

problem #185

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 #184

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 #183

Aug 012016

Impala 6-cyl

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

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #182

Nov 132018


  • 96,000 miles
~TL the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 08V517000 (air bags), but the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #181

Sep 012015


  • miles
Service airbag light had been coming on intermittently for a few months noticed it happened when it was cold and or when making left turns until it came on indefinitely recall after recall I hoped should resolve every time they say it has nothing to do with recall at time of service/recall correction.

- Lago Vista, TX, USA

problem #180

Oct 022018


  • 91,000 miles
Cleaned interior of ca while sitting still in driveway. Service seat belt warning appeared in information center display. Had the code read at mechanic. Seat belt pretensioner was found to be the issue.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #179

Sep 212018


  • 120,000 miles
Air bag service light comes on and won't go off. A lot of people on the internet are also having trouble.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #178

Sep 052018


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that when the passenger seat was adjusted, the air bag indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 118,000.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #177

Aug 242018


  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. While driving 70 mph, the traction control indicator illuminated and the message "losing engine power" appeared. Afterwards, the steering wheel seized and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact applied the emergency brake and the vehicle stopped. The contact stated that the vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V507000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to yemm Chevrolet Buick GMC Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (2195 N henderson St, galesburg, il 61401, (309) 271-0106), but no assistance was provided. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Gailsburg, IL, USA

problem #176

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 #175

Sep 162016


  • miles
This recall for passenger presence system harness was replaced in 2016 and replaced with another defective part still showing the airbag recall light no dealer will fix this defective recall replacement and General Motors keeps saying I have to pay for it. Only 600 miles have been placed on the car since the replacement and no one will respond. The car is unsafe to drive. My mother owned the car and it was transferred to me.

- Sicklerville, NJ, 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

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