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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$141.00
Average Mileage:
92,743 miles
Total Complaints:
35 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (24 reports)
  2. changed the switch for the hazard lights (7 reports)
  3. replace hazard switch (2 reports)
  4. install a spring clamp on the side of switch (1 reports)
  5. replace four way switch and steering column switch (1 reports)
  6. signal switch was recalled, replace with new one (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Impala lights problems

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2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

May 292007

(reported on)

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles

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

I've had many trips to the shop to figure out this dangerous problem. Finally a mechanic was playing with the hazard light button while the turn signal was on. If he moved the switch around, the signal would work. He replaced the switch for $45 and hasn't been a problem since.

- , St. Clairsville, OH, USA

problem #14

Oct 022007

(reported on)

Impala 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

I love my car, but last year has been really bad too many problems the light signal will not work most of the time

- , Richmond, CA, USA

problem #13

Sep 212007

(reported on)

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,353 miles

I noticed about three months ago the turn signals started working only sporadically. It was driving me nuts and the repair shop couldn't tell me what was wrong and they are honest so they didn't want to replace something when they didn't know exactly for sure what the problem was. I was grateful but knew if I went to the dealership they were going to charge an extensive amount in labor fees and quite frankly with the car being 6 years old I wanted to have this fixed as inexpensively as possible.

Finally, now three months later, my brother who is a car fanatic and works on his own, (should have asked him a long time ago) figured out that it was the hazard switch. He can fix it for me no problem. The problem is obtaining the damn switch! I have tried 2 dealerships and 3 online stores including GM PARTS DIRECT.com and the part is on national backorder.

The one dealership that I bought the car from, I believe, does not even want to attempt to help me... although I know from research there isn't an exact recall on the IMPALA there is an exact recall on the MALIBU for this same problem and during the first few years I had the car, when there was no problem, 2001-2003, apparently dealers were fixing this problem left and right on the IMPALA. Dealerships are full of crap and worthless in my opinion.

So now I just have to wait until the part becomes available so my brother can save me the $200 in labor to fix it and it's only a $30 part by the way. At least I know how to get them working again by jostling the hazard switch.

- , Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #12

Sep 222007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.4V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

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

need to push hazard light to get the turn signal working again

- , Boston, MA, USA

problem #11

Sep 072007

(reported on)

Impala 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Intermittently the turn signal will not work, the turn signal will come back on if I turn the hazards on, once during a long drive the turn signal automatically fixed itself and worked again with out having to use the turn signal. I don't turn or switch lanes much during my drive to works so it is only annoying not dangerous yet.

- , Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

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problem #10

Aug 172007

(reported on)

Impala V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

My turn signals began suddenly to sometimes work. There is no pattern to it. Sometimes they worked for a short time, sometimes not at all, or they would come on, work for first use, and then not again till maybe days later. They really don't work when you need them most, like traveling in busy heavy traffic, and you have to try to use a hand signal! Duh!!! This is 2007, not the 50's. And I paid hard-earned money for this nice car, that I loved. It is the 1st new car I have ever owned, and I intend to drive it till the wheels roll off!!!!! I travel with a 2 yr old to a busy city to work. I commute 60 miles a day and this is the car I drive, sometimes scared to death in traffic. Please help..........

- , Folkston, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 252007

(reported on)

Impala

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

signal switch is faulty... dealership replaces a lot of them. I changed mine out in an hour. You have to take top half of dashboard out....6 screws... not to difficult.

- , Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #8

Aug 082007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

I loved this car..... until i have had nothing but problems with it... big problems.. it drives great... looks good.... but has had several costly repairs in the past year.... looks like they go bad after 60,000 miles..... now the turn signals only work when they want... i also figured out that by pushing on the hazards several times it would get them going for a minute or two....

does anyone know what to do??? did anyone solve this problem yet?????? HELP HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!

thank you

- , Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 122007

(reported on)

Impala 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Hi Impala owners, my problems were with the turn signals, they worked when they wanted too, so i brought the car back to the dealer and they changed the whole switch for the hazard lights and it remedied the problem. I hope this helps out some of you guys

- , Val Des Monts, Quebec, Canada

problem #6

Apr 142007

(reported on)

Impala 3.4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

turning signals work only when they want. It is completely random and when they don't work the hazards lights won't either. Took it to the shop and was told it was a common problem with GM and had to replace a switch or sensor in the steering column for over 200 dollars. Aren't this kind of things supposed to be fixed by GM???

- , Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 172006

(reported on)

Impala 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,845 miles

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

The turn signals work when they want and never give any warning i have found that if i leave the turn signal on and turn the hazzards on it will jump start the turn signal

- , Lonsdale, MN, USA

problem #4

Feb 212007

(reported on)

Impala ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I believed I was losing my mind!!! My husband, mechanic, even the dealership couldn't tell me how to solve my problem. The signal light works for everyone but me. I need an exorcist or a new car!

- , Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #3

Jan 302007

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

This is a serious problem! My turn signals don't always work (it's about 50/50). This is very dangerous in heavy traffic. I never know if they will come on when I need them. The dealership has had a hard time diagnosing because they usually work when the car is there.......(of course!)They said they could "try" replacing the switch in the signal; arm( but no guarantees this will fix the problem)It is very, very frustrating......... don't know where to turn

- , Kents Hill, ME, USA

problem #2

Dec 142006

(reported on)

Impala LS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Keyless entry stopped working in August and had Receiver and BCM replaced. Two weeks later the turn signals started failing sporadically. Service advisor at dealer didn't think the BCM would be causing the problem. He thinks maybe the turn signal switch on the steering column is the problem--but the trouble is intermittent and I don't care to pay them to guess what the problem is. Also, sometimes the Auto traction activates when I first start up and turn some times when there is no traction loss.

- , Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 182006

(reported on)

Impala

  • 97,800 miles

My turn signals seem to work on their own schedule. Sometimes they will work and sometimes they won't. There is never any warning, they just won't come on. Usually when the turn signals won't work neither will the hazard lights. I have taken it to the dealership and they told me that it would cost me $90 per hour to try to chase down the problem and it usually about 5 hours to do this. Anyone that has experienced this problem and knows something about it that could help me, before I spend nearly $500 to maybe find the problem, it would be greatly appreciated.

- , Fountain Inn, SC, USA

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