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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,250 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 302007

Impala 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Turn signals fail without warning. Updated 01/11/08. Updated 12/12/07.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 252002


  • 37,000 miles
Any time the vehicle is turned on message center light indicates that the coolant level is low. Consumer checked the coolant levels several times to find them up to par. Vehicle had been taken to several mechanics who could not determine why the message center light would not go off. Manufacturer and the dealer have been notified.

- Sodus, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 142003


  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving down the road lost power, all of the dashboard lights were gone. Electrical systems failed on the dashboard, but no where else. He was still able to roll the electrical windows up and down, and radio still came on. Also, airbag light came on, indicating there was a problem. Sometimes when this happened air conditioner did not work. This happened 3 times in the last 2 months. Consumer had taken vehicle to dealer/mechanic, and was told to disconnect the battery.this happened to reset the computer. But when this happened a second time, he took vehicle back to dealer/mechanic. They put vehicle on the computer, and could not find anything wrong with it, but yet they changed the ignition switch, which they said could be bad.

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 072001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicles stalled in traffic, took vehicle to dealer, and they were not able to look at it at that time. Consumer took vehicle to another dealer, and they said that wires under the dash had been cut. Also the rear defrogger was inoperative, the overhead console was inaccurate, and the doors that move the airflow from the windshiled to the floor did not move the air to the specified area, the dealer ordered an actuator for the doors and for the airflow, an aftermarket device that was installed in the vehicle caused the vehicle to suddenly stall while driving.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

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