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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Impala brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 202014


  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the traction control and brake warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 252014


  • miles
I was driving down the road on day and lost total control of my vehicle and hit a guide rail. I bounced off the guide rail and the car started spinning and another guy had hit me and I went head on into the guide rail. My airbags didn't deploy and I had minor injury (pain in neck and back, my glasses broke and ihit my head off the steering wheel) I'm pretty sure my care is totaled because the frame is bent and broke.

- Clymer, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012010


  • 134,000 miles
I have contacted GM about my Impala. My ABS lights on my dash keep going off and my service traction system keeps showing up in my message box. When I am pulling out from anywhere that involves me turning my wheel is when all of the lights go off. You hear a noise that sounds like my brakes grinding. Once the lights go off, my brakes are hard to slow down my car. There have been a few incidents when my kids were in the car and I thought we weren't stopping. I have researched this and even GM told me it was a known issue. People have spent thousands of dollars trying to fix theirs and still haven't found an answer. I don't understand why Chevy won't fix it or make it a recall. This will be the last GM product I buy since they don't stand behind their products. If you look on the web page there are plenty of people who have filed about the same complaint. It is dangerous. I talked to the mechanic at my local Chevy dealer and he said he has had multiple Impala's in the shop with the same problem and after replacing many parts, they still couldn't find the answer. Does someone need to get killed for Chevy to wake up?

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 052010


  • 50,000 miles
Trac control ABS problems front wheels grab pull without warning.

- Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA

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