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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 2
Average Mileage:
72,532 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Impala electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 9 of 9)

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problem #13

Dec 202004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I would like to report a possible defect with GM/Chevrolet's electrical system or body control module, which disables my car's directional signals (e.g., blinkers). I have had this problem for several months and took it to the dealer, who told me it was an electrical problem with the body control module (BCM), which needed to be replaced. They replaced the BCM with a new one, but the directional signals still do not work.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #12

Jun 232004

(reported on)

Impala

  • miles
In less than one year the vehicle's catalytic converter converter had to be replaced. The oxygen sensor may have been the caused of the failure. The driver's information center stoppedworking, the passenger side window shattered and the oxygen sensor needs to be checked again.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 032004

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Car would start but none of the gages nor the radion or any of the electronic components would come on. Shut it off wait a few minutes and it would work again. Happened many times, got it "fixed" started happening again a month later and was again "fixed" but with a different remedy so far shelled out 700 dollars for a car with sixty thousand miles on

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #10

Mar 162004

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I get a shock whenever I use my power locks upon leaving my car- not from inside the car but from the outside of the car.

- Theresa, WI, USA

problem #9

Dec 312003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This Agency owns two (2) 2001 Chevy Impala (police packages) vehicles have ahd extensive trouble with electrical systems. Vehicles will not start, vehicle will shut down after being started and then wont start. Amounts to a serious safety issue while in traffic or being used for emergency operation, problems have been ongoing since purchase of autos in 2002

- Sturbridge, MA, USA

problem #8

Nov 022003

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Purchased 2001 Chevrolet Impala base model. I have 51,000 miles and my transmission went out on me. I had a diagnostic test which showed that there was an electrical problem within the the transmission. A new transmission had to be installed. This cost $2500. There is no reason for a car this age with this many miles to have such a problem, granted the warranty goes to 36,000 miles or 3 years whichever occurs first. I am very upset, and it basically solidified that I will never buy a GM car again.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 282003

Impala 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, the headlights started to flicker.. the vehicle had been to the repair shop on three occasions. Also the dash lights flickered. There was a noise coming from the front suspension area, however the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Bath, ME, USA

problem #6

Nov 012001

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The vehicle head lights flicker intermittently which caused poor visibility.

- Thornhurst, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 132002

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,250 miles
Customer states dash lights and headlights are dim, especially when driving at night. Dealer test drove and found that the lights flicker, however dealer stated this was normal due to the drop in the voltage regulator, and should not cause lights or electrical system to fail.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 052002

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,200 miles
Electrical problems causing accelerator to stick and using cruise control does the same. Causing wreck with injuries and no airbag deployment upon impact of crash with speed over 55 mph to head on into to tree. Could not stop car even when brakes were applied and had to turn key off to stop car from blowing up.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 082002

(reported on)

Impala

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states when the vehicle is placed in park, all of the doors unlock, consumer states this is unsafe because if she has to sit in the vehicle for a few minutes before exiting, anyone can open the doors.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 142002

(reported on)

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After vehicle being parked for several days, the vehicle is completely dead and must be jumped started, a reoccurring problem. The battery is in good condition (vehicle is a police package, the township also owns a second 2001 Impala with the identical problems).

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 212001

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at night a power surge occurs which causes headlight assembly to malfunction. Low beam flashes to high beam. Dealer cannot correct problem. Manufacturer is aware of problem, but does not have a remedy. Consumer states that the dash lights are also affected by the power surges.

- Hyde Park, NY, USA

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